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Looking Back in Time at June 30

Monday, June 30, 2003

SIKESTON - Dick Tongate, who enlisted in the Marine Corps while a student at Westminster College at Fulton, has received his call to enter Miami University at Oxford, Ohio.

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Perry Lemmons of Sikeston are the parents of a baby boy born June 25 at Missouri Delta Community Hospital.

SIKESTON - Gov. Christopher Bond's Task Force on Rural Development will meet Monday and Tuesday at the Ramada Inn. The governor will meet with the group on Monday.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Eagles and Ken Singer Ford of Dyersburg, Tenn., share the Sikeston Fastpitch Softball Invitational title after Saturday's second championship game was halted by rain.

SIKESTON - State and federal legislation is making it tougher for smokers to light up. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are debating on whether or not to completely ban smoking in federal buildings. David Pounds, manager of the Social Security office in Sikeston, said his office became totally smoke-free in 1987, when then-Social Security Commissioner Dorcas Hardy sent down an order. Although that edict was later reversed, the Sikeston office didn't change.

CHARLESTON - Becky Porter recently opened Becky's Somewhere in Time, an iron-on specialty transfer shop, on Highway 105 in Charleston. She has over 700 designs in stock and can also custom-make transfers.

SIKESTON - SpeakOut: This year New Madrid is having the Fourth of July celebration on July 3. This creates a problem. Two class reunions are being held the same day.