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Looking Back in Time at June 24

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

MOREHOUSE - Third officer Martha Schuchart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Schuchart of Morehouse, has returned to this vicinity, where she will be on temporary recruiting duty for 30 days during the June recruiting drive of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.

SIKESTON - The Rotary Club will install officers next Monday night. Those to be installed include: J.W. "Pete" Kuehle, president; Lucien Stoner, vice president; and Dr. C.F. Eisenbach, secretary.

BENTON - Friendly, refreshing and eager are words that describe Yolanda Campo, 17, a foreign exchange student from Caracas, Venezuela. she has been residing since last August with Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Klueppel of Benton Route One.

CHARLESTON - Upper Big Lake, north of Charleston, was the scene for a large "fish kill," but conditions are now improving, according to Conservation Agent Ranney McDonough. The kill apparently occurred over the last week and was the first reported by fishermen, who saw numerous dead mussels at the lake. McDonough said a check Monday revealed small fish floating at the lake's edge and some 3,000 small ones were counted. When the oxygen level at the lake was tested, it was found to be 2 milligrams per liter around the lake's edge. That level had improved to 4 MGL by late Monday and was raised to 6 by Tuesday. The agent explained any level under 6 MGL causes stress to fish, which explains why larger fish were apparently all right.

BENTON - The Kelly seventh grade basketball team recently won the Scott-Mississippi Conference post-season tournament with a 35-33 victory over East Prairie.