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Looking Back in Time at June 4

Wednesday, June 4, 2003

BENTON - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Welger are parents of a daughter born Friday at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

NEW MADRID - Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Bird of New Madrid are parents of a son, born at St. Francis Hospital.

SIKESTON - The annual convention of District 26D, Lions International, conducted here Saturday and Sunday, was described by District Governor Keith R. Tolliver as "the most successful the district has ever had."

SIKESTON - At approximately 6:52 p.m. Wednesday, DPS Fire Division personnel responded to a fire at a Lewis Furniture warehouse, located behind the store at 650 W. Malone Ave. Officials said the fire started in a pile of trash on the north side of the building.

SIKESTON - Now playing at the Malco Trio are "Return o the Jedi," "Blue Thunder" and "Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone."

SIKESTON - A damp spring didn't just delay planting of southeast Missouri's corn, cotton, rice and soybean crops - it also is making life difficult for some wheat farmers. A disease called septora is just one of several attacking plants this spring and could eat into this year's profits.

SIKESTON - By Jan. 1, 1994, every home in Sikeston should be geared for fire safety. That is if all residents abide by Sikeston City Ordinance chapter 8.15 (Smoke Alarm/Fire Detection Equipment Requirement). "Last month, Sikeston City Council passed an ordinance that requires smoke detectors in any house or dwelling where people reside," said Sikeston Department of Public Safety Capt. Drew Juden.