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Looking Back 9/12

Monday, September 12, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Dolan of New Madrid at the local hospital Sept. 1.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Co-chairman Dr. Wendall Weathers and Earl Jarvis announced today that the Jaycees mental retardation fund committee has agreed to purchase 11.3 acres to be given to the state mental health division as a site for a new clinic.

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DEXTER - The Rev. Ben Russell has assumed the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Mr. Russell and his wife and three daughters live at 306 Helen St.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - A bonfire of memories has been added to the Sikeston-based festivities surrounding the 100th game of the Charleston-Sikeston football rivals this weekend. The bonfire celebration is targeted for the entire community and organizers emphasize they would like former football players, Red Peppers and teachers to attend the event.

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SIKESTON - Le Bal Masque, the annual ball to benefit Missouri Delta Community Hospital, is being planned for Oct. 26 at the National Guard Armory. Members of the ball's food committee, Carol Askew, Anne Walton and Kathy Hux, gathered Wednesday to discus the food to be served at the event.

10 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - The East Prairie Recreation Corporation and Epworth Bootheel Learning Center are approved for Neighborhood Assistance Programs for the fiscal year 1996. The NAP for the recreation corporation will be used for construction of the East Prairie Family Recreational Facility on a 20-acre site in the vicinity of West Virginia Street. For Epworth, a $168,450 grant was approved and will be used to acquire ownership to the 15,000 square foot facility occupied by the center plus renovations.

* * * SIKESTON - Work has begun on a new concession stands for little league football and soccer. Jerry Inman and Danny Hicks with Inman Construction Company were at work on the site Monday.