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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back 7/5

Thursday, July 5, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. P.J. Schlosser gave a birthday party for her daughter, Brenda, Saturday.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - James E. Sullivan has been appointed patrolman for the city, according to City Manager Raymert Miller. Sullivan is the third patrolman hired since May 1. Provisions for hiring three patrolmen were called for in the budget for this fiscal year.

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NEW MADRID - About $1,200 of feed grain was destroyed when a panel truck carrying the load caught fire this morning, just north of New Madrid on Highway 61. 20 years ago

July 5, 1987

SIKESTON - Sunday afternoon's thunderstorm, which dumped heavy rains and damaged trees in the area, resulted in an electrical power outage for about an hour in East Prairie during the heart of the storm. A funnel cloud was sighted by Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers in the downtown area about mid-afternoon.

NEW MADRID - Heather Thornbrough, 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Thornbrough of Malden was crowned Miss Fourth of July at the contest in New Madrid Saturday. Christy Farrenburg, 13, of New Madrid, was first runner-up; and Michelle Cox, 14, of Risco, was second runner-up. Each received a trophy, flowers and cash. The event was sponsored by the New Madrid American Legion Auxiliary.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Area YMCA's capital fund drive has exceeded it's initial goal of $300,000 to renovate the former Middle School gymnasium on Tanner Street. But fund-raisers aren't finished yet. With cost estimates coming in a little higher than expected, they hope to raise an additional $30,000 to bring the total to $350,000.

SIKESTON - Sikeston Health Care officially opened its new Comfort Care Center. The care unit is designed for those who are searching for a special approach in care when acute medicine can no longer offer a cure or to those who are seeking medical care related to comfort measures only