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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back 6/23

Thursday, June 23, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roland Walker of near Sikeston at the local hospital today.

40 years ago

NEW MADRID - Neighborhood Youth Corps projects in six New Madrid County communities are in their second week and approximately 350 youngsters are now working, according to Robert Pulliam, county program supervisor. The boy or girl must be between the ages of 16 and 21 and show a need for work. A wide variety of chores are being performed by this work force who otherwise would not have jobs if not for this program.

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SIKESTON - At Farris Field, in the American League last night, Fabick blasted First National 12-1.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Kathleen Wissman, director at the Heritage House in Sikeston, was honored Sunday at the Heritage House, where she has been instrumental in many advancements in the programs for the past 15 years.

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ST. LOUIS - A Morehouse man, Thelbart Curry, 42, who underwent a heart transplant Friday morning at St. Louis University Hospital, has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, his mother, Leora Curry of Morehouse, reported today. She said he was awake and able to talk with his family a little late Saturday. Curry will be in the hospital at least two weeks and that stay will be followed by at least four weeks in the hospital's nearby apartment complex.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - The enhanced 911 Service, due to go on line Aug. 1, still lacks old address/new address information. Southwestern Bell Telephone, which is installing the system, contacted Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg concerning the situation, prompting the appearance of Drake McNeary at Thursday's commission session. McNeary is with Country Computers which was contracted by the County Commission for the mapping project that is to supply automatic location data. McNeary said the old/new addresses for two zip codes within the county has been sent to the post office for review.