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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking Back in Time at Aug. 28

Thursday, August 28, 2003

SIKESTON - Miss Betty Wayne Cummins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Cummins, underwent an appendix operation Monday afternoon at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

CHARLESTON - The voters of Mississippi County will soon have an opportunity to vote on a courthouse improvement project. A special election has been called for Oct. 8 to vote on a $163,000 bond issue.

PORTAGEVILLE - Thanks to some good, down-home neighborliness, the University of Missouri-Columbia's Delta Center will hold one of the biggest agricultural field days in its 21-year History on Sept. 1.

SIKESTON - Cheerleading squads from all over Southeast Missouri gathered at the Sikeston High School Field House Saturday to compete in a Missouri State High School Athletic Association-sanctioned event. Sikeston's Junior Varsity Cheerleaders were among the teams competing in the event.

SIKESTON - The state has lifted a heat alert issue issued last week. Dr. Coleen Kivlahan, the state Health Department director, said Tuesday that heat indexes have dropped around the state during the last four days.

NEW MADRID - Area high school bands are practicing their marching steps for the upcoming football season. New Madrid County Central High School band member William Reddy practiced Tuesday after school on his marching steps with other band members. Performing at all home football games, the band's first performance will be when Sikeston travels to visit the Eagles.