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Looking Back 12/21

Thursday, December 21, 2006

SIKESTON - The Oscar Carroll home, 371 N. Kingshighway, will be featured in the January issue of Better Homes and Gardens.

SIKESTON - In one hour today, the Sikeston Elks Club collected $180 to combat muscular dystrophy. The lodge set up a roadblock near the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 60 near the International Shoe Factory. Nine club members, wearing signs depicting afflicted children, asked drivers for donations.

BENTON - Hess Porter, county treasurer, has received a check for $498,492 from Haskell Holman, state auditor, for 1966-67 school appropriations.

NEW MADRID - Hugs are better than drugs. The slogan can be found on the bumpers of hundreds of cars in New Madrid County and it is the firm belief of New Madrid County Sheriff Jake Rone, the instigator of the slogan campaign. "I despise drugs," he said, "I really think if parents got up every morning and hugged their child and encouraged them, it would make a difference.

SIKESTON - Students of Roy Frakes' class at Sikeston Junior High School took first place in the funniest Christmas door decoration category last week. The theme involved the TV commercial character, Vern, and his "knowhutimean" trademark.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council decided to approve the concept of the Miner/Sikeston Tourism Council at their noon meeting on Friday. The Miner Board of Aldermen gave their approval at their Tuesday meeting.

SIKESTON - Carla Williams has been with the VNA Hospice as a volunteer since the program began in 1993. She was recognized as 1996 Volunteer of the Year by Sister Mary Frances Reis, volunteer coordinator and chaplain for the hospice program in Southeast Missouri.