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Looking Back in Time at March 7

Friday, March 7, 2003

SIKESTON - Tech. Sgt. Stanley F. Wallace is a prisoner of the Japs, according to word received by his brother, Carl Banks Wallace, from the War Department at Washington, D.C.

SIKESTON - The congregation of the First Baptist Church this morning received the deeds to two tracts of land totaling approximately 7 1/2 acres on which a new First Baptist Church will be erected in the near future.

NEW MADRID - Music in Our Schools Week starts today and continues through March 11 and students at the New Madrid Elementary and Junior High schools are practicing hard to prepare for the week's events. Designed to promote music education in the school, both Lilbourn and New Madrid schools have planned a poster contest, a talent show and a showing of the Broadway musical, "Annie."

POPLAR BLUFF - Two games into the Class 1A state tournament and the Scott Central Bravettes have shown why they are ranked No. 1 in Missouri. Two wins. Two big wins. Wednesday's 97-41 pasting of South Iron means the Bravettes have averaged winning by 51.5 points in the tournament.

MINER - Despite varied concerns of those attending the Thursday night public hearing in Miner, one fact was apparent to all. Something has to be done about Miner City Hall. City officials have been discussing expansion or relocation for decades, but no real action was taken. Ironically, the public hearing itself couldn't be conducted in the hall because it wouldn't comfortably hold all those in attendance. Instead, it was moved to the fire station next door. As a result of the meeting and special meeting following the hearing, the Miner board OK'd changes.