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Looking Back in Time at Nov. 7

Thursday, November 7, 2002

CAPE GIRARDEAU - R.B. Potashnick, Cape Girardeau contractor, who is a brother of Ralph and Gene Potashnick of Sikeston, has been awarded a contract to rebuild approximately 18 miles of the main Mississippi River levee on the Missouri side of the stream in Scott and Mississippi counties.

SIKESTON - The 1962 Community Chest campaign reached 75 percent of its $40,000 quota, it was learned, when the Red Feather directors held their regular Monday meeting yesterday afternoon at the junior high school.

SIKESTON - Sikeston's Little Theatre will present "Under the Yum Yum Tree" under the direction of Brenda Underhill at the former Sikeston Activity Center at 8 p.m. Nov. 11-13. Rehearsals for the light-hearted comedy took place Wednesday night for the upcoming presentation about a middle-aged Romeo who operates an apartment complex and a naive young college girl who wants to live with her boyfriend, without consummating their relationship. Darlene Young will portray "Robin" and Bill Lawson will portray her boyfriend, "Dave." Also starring are Tonya Felice and Jim Weneker.

MATTHEWS - The Big Prairie Jaycees have a new motto - "Community Action, Satisfaction" - and their actions are showing up around the city of Matthews. The Jaycees built and donated a pavilion at the Matthews City Park.

MATTHEWS - Dotti Gardner of Matthews has been selected for recognition in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. As a fourth grade teacher in the Matthews Unit of New Madrid County for the past 27 years, she has had an opportunity to affect the lives of most of the community's youth.