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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back in Time at Dec. 13

Friday, December 13, 2002

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Nicholas are parents of a son born at their home Saturday.

SIKESTON - During November residents of Scott County purchased $25,556 worth of Savings Bonds to bring the total for the year to $238,578 or 40 percent of the county's quota for 1962, it is reported by W.B. Denton, Savings Bond Chairman for Scott County.

CHAFFEE - Chaffee's Fire Chief Bill Hagan; Melissa Rigdon, a school teacher; Chaffee Municipal Judge William Vickery; and Alma Harmon, a civic leader and business woman, were honored recently at the annual Rotary Club's Pat on the Back dinner.

SIKESTON - Sue Marble, a Sikeston businesswoman, has filed for election to the Sikeston City Council.

SIKESTON - Imagine not being home for Christmas to spend the holidays without family or friends. May elderly people face this sad problem every year, spending their holidays in nursing homes. Nina McWilliams, activity director at the Sikeston Convalescent Center, said Christmas is especially difficult for those with fond memories. "They think of home and back when they were children. They remember little things like stringing popcorn, baking and presents they received. I've heard residents say, 'I don't want a present. I just want so-and-so to come visit me,'" she recalled.

SIKESTON - New Madrid County Central's good hustling defense and strong rebounding held off a pesky Cape Girardeau Central team 57-53 Thursday in consolation-round play of the Sikeston Invitational Tournament. The win moves NMCC into Friday's championship game against Notre Dame.