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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Looking Back in Time at July 7

Monday, July 7, 2003

SIKESTON - The executive board of the Southeast Missouri Area Council of Boy Scouts, meeting over the weekend at Camp Lewallen, voted to employ another field executive. He is Herman Niswonger, now training in New York City.

SIKESTON - Billy Bess, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bess, left Thursday for Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., where he will receive instruction as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

SIKESTON - Should you vote for the annexation of property to the city? Joel Montgomery, president of the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce, says yes. Sikeston, he points out, is a growing city and fringe edges must be taken in so Sikeston can control construction.

EAST PRAIRIE - Danny Ivie of Portageville recently won a weightlifting competition here, conducted as part of the East Prairie Centennial activities.

SIKESTON - Jerri Linda White hasn't sat down on the job for some time. The owner of Spirits, Etc., she rushes from the drive-through window to the counter, selling liquor and snacks, but most of all, Powerball tickets. Residents of Powerball-participating states have lottery fever, thanks to a record $100 million jackpot. No one has hit it since May 8, when a Hillsboro man took $36.8 million. People are ignoring the one-in-55 million odds and buying tickets like never before

EAST PRAIRIE - Tate Williams, age 4, was chosen Miss Sweet Corn Cutie for the Fourth of July celebration.