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Looking Back in Time at July 2

Tuesday, July 2, 2002

SIKESTON - A June wedding with a trellised gateway as a background for the ceremony took place when Miss Marie Lucille Ohmes, a graduate of Southeast Missouri Teachers College, became the bride of Edward Eugene Nunnelee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nunnelee of Blodgett. The ceremony took place at the home of the bride's parents.

SIKESTON - Weber Gilmore, a Sikeston attorney, is in Southeast Missouri Hospital following an early morning accident on Sunday. His condition was reported as satisfactory by hospital authorities.

SIKESTON - Edie Simpson is The Daily Standard's Calendar Girl for July. The 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Simpson is a 1982 graduate of Sikeston High School and a finalist in the Miss Sikeston Contest. Her favorite subjects in high school were English and history. She also enjoys softball, volleyball, water skiing and twirling and plans to attend college this fall and major in pre-medicine.

SIKESTON - Anna Welton, an employee of Groner's Meramec Fireworks, has been busy keeping bottle rockets in stock. They are selling for about half of last year's price, resulting in increased sales.


PORTAGEVILLE - More than 250 youngsters took part in the Youth Awareness Workshops coordinated by the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation in a joint effort with the New Madrid County Health Department and Summer Lunch Program. The workshops, conducted in New Madrid, Lilbourn and Portageville, covered such topics as meeting strangers, making choices and dealing with child abuse. Beth Bischoff used puppets to educate and entertain her young audience.