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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 7/26

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Hamby of Sikeston are the parents of a son born at the Sikeston Hospital July 1. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Littleton July 1 at the local hospital.

SIKESTON - In the Musial League Saturday night, John Deere conquered Rotary in a protest game, 11-10. With the victory, John Deere became the league's No. 1 team to take the championship position.

SIKESTON - A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday to announce the plans of a new Pepsi-Cola Company plant which is to be located on Highway 60 East. The building will be constructed by Willard Brown Construction of Dexter and the architectural design was done by C. Robert Stearnes Architectural Firm. The plant will be 25,600 square feet which will provide facilities and equipment for further employment in the future.

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SIKESTON - The Sikeston Junior High freshman twirlers attended the Cavalcade USA at Murray State University at Murray, Ky. Members of the squad are LaDonna Crest, Dana Ray, Jan McMillen, Amy Norton and Laura Pounds.

MATTHEWS - The New Madrid County American Red Cross presented the Matthews community with a memorial plaque which will hang in the Matthews City Hall. Lois Andrew accepted the plaque on behalf of the city. For a minimum $10 donation to the New Madrid County Red Cross, a donor can have a name engraved on the plaque.

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SIKESTON - Trailing 8-4 in the top of the seventh, the Sikeston Junior Babe All Stars managed to convert five runs, taking the lead and sending their opponent, the Macon All-Stars, back to the highway. Tuesday's 9-8 victory keeps Sikeston alive in the 1995 Junior Babe Ruth State Tournament. In the game Mark Silverthorn, Brent Self, Derrick Driskill and Matt Shelton all saw time on the mound. The four pitchers combined struck out 12, walked 9 and allowed only four hits.