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Looking Back in Time at Feb. 26

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

SIKESTON - Meredith Lee of the U.S. Navy, who has been receiving special training at Baindbridge, Md., is here on a week's leave before reporting to the Bronx in New York, where he will be an interviewer.

NEW MADRID - Since 1950 city officials of New Madrid have been asking the Southwestern Power Administration to sell the city some 1,500 to 2,000 kilowatts to supplement the power generated by the city's own power plant. Now, according to N.L. Reddick, superintendent of the light plant, favorable action by SPA is expected.

20 years ago: Feb. 26, 1983

SIKESTON - A life pack was presented to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety Wednesday evening by Malone & Hyde Inc. The life pack is most often used by firemen to prevent smoke inhalation. Bill Boesen of Malone & Hyde said the DPS had aided the plant on many occasions and its administrators wanted to show their appreciation for their acts. On hand for the presentation were Tom Posey, DPS director; Dan Hinton, detective; and James Terrell, fire division captain.

SIKESTON - The Rebels won the Sikeston Pee Wee League Championship with a 9-1 record this season. Team members are Jason Deere, Nate Boyd, Logan Wagoner, Jacob Rowland, Jason Showmaker, Ben Anderson, Travis Deere, Ryan Davis and Dale Hamm. Team coaches are Rick Davis, Tim Foust and Dennis Deere.

SIKESTON - Students from Midwest Gymnastics have qualified for Missouri state gymnastic tournaments. Competing are Brittany McDonald, Brooke McDonald, Ellie Miller, Dana Vickery, Gretchen Copeland, Amy Muench, Erica Hart, Tara Wagner, Heather Williams and Laura Jennings.