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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back in Time at Dec. 11

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

SIKESTON - Miss Phyllis Harrison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Harrison, was introduced as football queen Tuesday night at the 1942 banquet held at the economics cottage.

SIKESTON - Officers for the Sikeston High School Student Council for 1962-63 are: David Lewis, president; Roger Stout, vice president; Margaret Gimlin, recording secretary; Bonnie Bush, corresponding secretary; and Alan Werneck, treasurer.

NEW MADRID - The Mississippi River at New Madrid crested today at 36.8 feet. The towns on the lower Mississippi River, protected by levees, were fortunate in avoiding the flooding experienced by other Missouri and Illinois communities early this week. Although some rain is forecasted, falling temperatures should prevent further damaging rains.

SIKESTON - For the past 10 Christmases, the halls at Wendell Apartments have been transformed in to a heartwarming sight. Each December, residents take care in decorating their doors, windows and hallways for the community to see. Catherine Tubbs has been decorating her door on the third floor for 10 years. She credited Lorene Beck with originating the idea. "We started doing this in 1982 by putting lights on the windows," said Myrtle Goldman. "Then we started decorating the doors. It looked so pretty through the hallways. I look forward to it every year."

HOWARDVILLE - The New Madrid County Heart Health Coalition is sponsoring the first Mr. and Mrs. Heart Healthy Pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday.