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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Wednesday, January 16, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The district office of the state board of health has been moved here. It is now in operation on the second floor of the City Hall. It serves six counties: Scott, Pemiscot, New Madrid, Stoddard, Mississippi and Dunklin.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Murray Lane Baptist Church celebrated its second anniversary Sunday. Over 200 people attended the basket dinner and afternoon program, including guests from New Madrid and from the First Baptist Church in Sikeston.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston R-6 School Board has announced cuts in its Title 1 programs. The reduction will change Title 1 costs from $541,689 to $393,717 in 1982-83. Eliminated will be some summer school classes and several secondary school teachers aides.

10 years ago

RISCO - A willingness to give up about two hours twice a month by 18 volunteers has ensured a hot, nutritious meal delivered to homebound residents in their town Monday through Friday. Taking turns over a two-week period, the volunteers pick up meals at the New Madrid Nutrition Center each week and deliver them to several individuals. "I think it is a wonderful service," said Deema Pettigrew. "Many of these people look forward to getting their meals." The group began delivering meals to residents in their area in November.

BENTON - Scott County Central's Eli Wilson was relatively silent during the first three quarters of the Braves' game against Kelly Tuesday night. But the 6-foot-2 senior earned 12 of his 14 points in the final period and helped SCC pull away from the Hawks en route to a victory. The Braves improved to a 12-2 for the season, while Kelly dropped to 7-6.