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Looking Back 7/24

Monday, July 24, 2006

SIKESTON - Samuel Winstead of Springfield, Ill., is visiting with his sister, Mrs. J.C. Davis and family. Mr. Winstead is 85 years old and made the trip to Sikeston by bus.

SIKESTON - The City Council, in special session yesterday, approved two resolutions - one for creation of an official city planning commission in conformity with Missouri statutes, and one which sets procedures for acquisition of land for construction of water and sewer facilities.

MOREHOUSE - The Kiwanis Club met Thursday at Lake Wappapello for a steak supper and a campout. The members all came home Friday.

SIKESTON - The Bank of Sikeston donated $5,000 Wednesday to the City of Sikeston, which will go toward the purchase of an emergency generator. The generator will operate the radio and lights in addition to other electrical items at the Sikeston emergency operation center on Northwest Street.

PORTAGEVILLE - The Chamber is working to have the Tiptonville Ferry operations reactivated and has started a fund drive to match efforts of the Tennessee side of the river.

ATLANTA - "The U.S. women's soccer team is the best in the world. They are expected to win the Olympics," said orthopedic surgeon Mark Adams. Adams, a hometown boy now practicing in Columbia, was selected from several thousand doctors to serve as a surgeon on the Olympic staff. "The feelings at the Olympics are so positive. I wish this feeling could somehow go on everyday in the real world," he stated.

NEW MADRID - A new exercise program designed specifically for people with arthritis will begin Aug. 20 at the New Madrid County Health Department. The program is called PACE, People with Arthritis Can Exercise.