SIKESTON - A record was established at Sikeston Community Hospital during the month of June when 140 patients were admitted, according to Otto Mundorf, superintendent. This indicates the need for greater hospital facilities in the community.
BENTON - On the whole, Scott County's corn, cotton and soybean crops are in fine shape, according to Top Stroup, agriculture agent. But more rain would make the picture brighter.
NEW MADRID - Sam L. Hunter Jr., president of the Bank of New Madrid, has been named to serve with a Land Grant College Extension Services committee.
20 years ago: July 9, 1983
SIKESTON - Second-place teams solidified their positions Thursday in Sikeston Little League baseball action with Kiwanis and Fabick notching victories.
CHARLESTON - The Mississippi County spillway area watershed program was signed Thursday morning by David Brewer, chairman of the Mississippi County Soil and Water Conservation District.
SIKESTON - On Sept. 10, 1991, J.T. Anderson stepped off a plane in South Korea and changed his life forever. A 21-year-old member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Anderson just returned from a two-year, seven-city volunteer mission to Korea. While there, he said, he learned the language, preached and learned a lot about life.
CHARLESTON - The rising Mississippi River and heavy rains to the north will have an adverse impact locally, particularly to farmland. The Mississippi County Commission on Thursday discussed the probabilities and agreed there is no immediate threat.