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Looking Back 7/27

Thursday, July 27, 2006

SIKESTON - The current drive to reach $100,000 for the Missouri Delta Community Hospital has reached the $110,000 mark this week and is continuing.

SIKESTON - A four-day revival for the deaf ended last night at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Potter of Thomasville, N.C., as evangelist. For two years the church has had a Sunday school class for the deaf and interprets the worship service in sign language for them. The revival, mainly for the deaf of the church, also was aimed at reaching others in the area.

LILBOURN - A group of 13 work campers at the Delmo Housing Center, representing the United Church of Christ and other denominations from eight states, are spending a month remodeling and painting 10 housing units.

NEW MADRID - Students in the New Madrid County R-1 School District performed well on the Basic Essential Skills Test, according to figures released by school officials. Test figures show 225 of 88.2 percent of the eighth grade students in the district passed the three subjects - reading/

language arts, math and government/economics - measured by BEST. This average compares with the 73.7 percent passage rate statewide.

SIKESTON - For those of you thinking potatoes are strictly from Idaho, you need to think again. Here in southeast Missouri, we grow our own spuds. Potatoes have been grown locally for more than 12 years. Today there are nearly 8,000 acres of the crop in the area. The cost for raising potatoes can run up to $1,500 an acre, compared to about $275 for an acre of corn or $325 for an acre of cotton.

SIKESTON - Football is almost second nature for Logan Lemmons. So when he attended the Arkansas State Indian Football Camp, it was no surprise when Lemmons ran, caught and hit to capture the overall MVP honors at the camp for his outstanding performance offensively and defensively.