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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Looking Back in Time at Oct. 23

Thursday, October 23, 2003

SIKESTON - In honor of the seventh birthday anniversary of her son, Jimmy, Mrs. J.B. Martin invited a group of his friends to a party at her home Thursday.

MATTHEWS - Miss Patricia Griffen and Harold Yancy were elected king and queen of the Matthews FHA barn-warming Friday. They were crowned by the retiring barn-warming king and queen, Louanna Sutton and Bruce Bilmer.

SIKESTON - The old Elks Lodge on South Main Street was reduced to rubble in four hours to make the location available for a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise. The building, erected in the late 1930s, originally was a lounge and restaurant.

CHARLESTON - Have you had your flu or tetanus shot? When was the last time your cholesterol or blood sugar was tested? These services and many more will be offered free of charge to the general public at the third annual Health Fair, scheduled fro 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Mississippi County Health Department.


SIKESTON - The test results are in and it seems that Sikeston Public School students have made the grade. "Overall I'm proud of our scores," said Dr. Ruth Ann Roberts, director of elementary education. "We've always got some work to do, but our scores are comparable to the state scores." Roberts is referring to are the Missouri Mastery Achievement Test results.


NEW MADRID - Mike Thebeau is ready for his luck to continue against New Madrid County Central. Four years ago, a Thebeau-coached Potosi team knocked NMCC out of a Class 4A sectional game. Thebeau's team did it again last year, 13-0. This year, the setting is different - so is Thebeau's luck.