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Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

Looking Back 9/1

Sunday, September 1, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston General Hospital. Mrs. Lawrence Cleek was dismissed Tuesday after undergoing a minor operation.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. Lorraine Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor, has been notified of her acceptance at Southeast Missouri State College in Cape Girardeau. Miss Taylor, a 1962 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, will major in elementary education.

SIKESTON - Mrs. Lynell DeWitt was the guest of honor at a stork shower at the home of Mrs. Sibyl Woodward. Mrs. Shirley Newton was hostess.

20 years ago

CAPE GIRARDEAU - Rep. Bill Emerson (R-Mo.) and Democratic challenger Jerry Ford will square off Sept. 27 in the first of four debates between the two preceding November's general election.

EAST PRAIRIE - Electrical power was off over the city for about an hour Tuesday night after main power lines into the city were apparently knocked out shortly after 10 p.m. due to the storm.

10 years ago

GRANT CITY - When the Rev. Marvin Butrum walked into Carpenter Cemetery 10 years ago this month, he knew he had his work cut out for him. He gazed at the "wilderness" that had grown up and covered the plot through more than a century of neglect and he made a promise to himself. "I told myself that somebody had to clean this place up." And so the cleanup began. Now it's nearly finished. "Now, our mission is accomplished. I vow to never, ever let it grow up like that again. I want to make sure it stays maintained. And that's the new crusade for Butrum, who has ministered at Sikeston's Temple Baptist Church for more than 20 years.