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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back in Time at July 8

Tuesday, July 8, 2003

BLODGETT - Several head of cattle were killed on the farm of William Northington near Blodgett Monday evening in a storm which hit that area.

SIKESTON - Art Squire Jr. celebrated his fifth birthday by asking five little boys to join him for an hour of play Tuesday afternoon at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.K. Ponder.

BLOOMFIELD - The school board of the Bloomfield R-14 District approved plans for a new practical arts and science building and a cafeteria at a cost of $300,000. A bond issue will be presented to the voters sometime in August.

SIKESTON - Linda Boyce Steward, while visiting in New York, recently got on the TV quiz program "Password." Her appearance will be televised by Channel 12.

NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Sheriff's Department is currently holding a summer program called Crime Prevention and Public Safety. The children at the Kids Beat in Howardville recently learned the importance of bicycle safety from Sgt. D.R. "Mr. Dennis" Young, the DARE instructor in New Madrid County. Bicyclists go through an obstacle course in a program called Bike Right. Bicyclers receive an informative booklet and are instructed on the rules of the road. The bicyclers are also offered a minor repair course.

MATTHEWS - Volunteers from throughout Missouri assisted in refurbishing the Matthews Church of the Nazarene and the church's parsonage. The parsonage received a new coat of paint, new front door and some sections of new siding. The church building was repainted and windows replaced.