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Looking Back in Time at July 29

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

SIKESTON - Officials are seeking to identify an apparent amnesia victim found unconscious along the highway at the edge of Sikeston on Monday .

SIKESTON - Street markers are being placed on all intersections in Sikeston this week, according to Mayor G.W.H. Presnell.

MORLEY - Construction of a new Morley AF&AM Lodge No. 184 began Monday morning. The new building will cost $20,000.

SIKESTON - A 13-member committee met Thursday night to begin preparations for the Fourth Annual Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy Center Benefit Truck Pull.

NEW MADRID - The latest in aluminum processing was opened Friday, when Noranda Aluminum's third pot line opened.

BENTON - Sometimes we take too much for granted, like having a home to return to at the end of the day. After being forced to leave their homes due to flooding, some area families have learned to appreciate even the smallest things. "Life has got us so wrapped up in worrying about the little daily things, we overlook others' needs and problems," said Mildred Gregory of Benton. Mrs. Gregory and her husband, James, have done anything but put themselves first. They have opened their home to several flood victims over the past few weeks. At one time, there were a total of 23 individuals staying in the residence. "I said they were welcome to stay with us as long as they need to," she recalled.

SIKESTON - A group of 77 Sikeston Sharks Swim team members gained berths in the championship round of the Mississippi West Conference preliminary meet on Saturday.