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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking Back 9/17

Monday, September 17, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The junior department of the Baptist Sunday School enjoyed a picnic supper and a hike Sunday evening in the Applegate Grove.

SIKESTON - Miss Ruby Evans was a visitor in St. Louis over the weekend.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The congregation of the First Baptist Church voted unanimously Sunday night to award the building contract for its new church to Brown Construction Company of Dexter. The construction will cost $515,961. This is the first phase of a building program to which a sanctuary will be added later.

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SIKESTON - Sikeston and Charleston were among 14 communities in Missouri that were chosen for superior achievement awards at the awards banquet of the Missouri Roads and Streets Association.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - A total of 79 babies were delivered at Missouri Delta Community Hospital in August, the highest number for one month in over 10 years. The hospital provides a birthing room and many other special touches to make the delivery as easy as possible.

NEW MADRID - A masked robber netted more than $1,800 in an early morning robbery near New Madrid. According to Willis "Bo" Wingo, chief deputy with the New Madrid County Sheriff's department, the robbery was reported at 4:27 a.m. today by the gasoline station attendant at Fuel Land, located north of New Madrid at the intersection of Interstate 55.

10 years ago

MINER - A major milestone toward making the northern interchange a reality was achieved Tuesday when representatives of Sikeston, Miner and Scott County entered into a contract to create a joint transportation board.

SIKESTON - Lindsey Allison Grimes, a 20-month-old who was born with an atrial ventricular heart defect, was chosen as the Heart Child for the American Heart Association's Heart Walk to take place at 9 a.m. Saturday. Her mother, Billie Warth stated, "I am so excited she was chosen. It is an honor to have her progress noticed by the Heart Association."