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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Looking Back in Time at July 1

Monday, July 1, 2002

SIKESTON - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Crowe Tuesday at Sikeston General Hospital.

BELL CITY - Bell City High School cheerleaders recently attended the second session of cheerleading camp at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. The group, which received two excellent and three superior ratings, learned tumbling, gymnastics, jumps, cheers and chants. Cheerleaders included Regina Wiley, Evonda Wiley, DeAnn Ackley, Tammy Abner, mascot Felecia Flowers, Cindy Callow, Teresa Scheible, Lara Dell Jenkins and Angie DeLay. They were accompanied by their sponsor, Sandy Todt.

EAST PRAIRIE - East Prairie Senior Citizens put on quite a show Monday evening after issuing a challenge to "Play Ball" to the T-Ball Allstars. Betty Johnson portrayed Carol Burnett as she "did her best" to keep the crowd informed (confused) on all important plays. The event is expected to become a regular feature of the annual Sweet Corn Festival.

MINER - Southeast Missouri's first Factory Outlet Center will be located at the intersection of Interstate 55 and Highway 62 at the Sikeston exit. Boyer Construction Co. of Sikeston is planning and developing the center off Frontage Road, which will be a 120,000 square foot strip center offering more than 30 manufacturer-owned and operated stores.

EAST PRAIRIE - The 1992-93 budget for the R-2 School District was given tentative approval Monday evening by the Board of Education. Estimated revenue for the year includes $4,464,475 in its various funds and anticipated expenditures come to 4,467,189.