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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Looking Back 10-15

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

60 years ago

Oct. 15, 1948

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. D.K. Lumsden of Essex are parents of a son born Monday at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

40 years ago

Oct. 15, 1968

NEW MADRID - Two members have filed for reelection to the New Madrid County Health Center Board in the Nov. 5 election. Mrs. Allan Littell of Gideon, who is filing for the unexpired term of Dick Pierce since his death, is seeking her first term, while L. Faherty Pinkley of Portageville is running for his third term.

20 years ago

Oct. 15, 1988

NEW MADRID - Of the freshmen who entered high school in 1985, one in four will drop out of school before receiving a diploma next May. The 25 percent dropout rate has been standard for Missouri schools for more than 20 years, a standard Dr. Robert Bartman, Missouri's commissioner of education, would like to change. Friday, Bartman was at New Madrid County Central High School to discuss "Reducing the Risk," prevention strategies for students "at risk" of becoming dropouts.

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BENTON - Scott County Clerk Bob Kielhofner has announced five additional voter registration sites for a special voter registration drive on Wednesday, the last day new voters can register for the Nov. 3 general election including the First National Bank and Delta Counties Bank in Sikeston and First National Bank's Miner facility.

10 years ago

Oct. 15, 1998

KEWANEE - A drawing was held recently at the Kewanee Post Office for a Monopoly game with Mike Woodall of Kewanee being named the winner. The game was given in conjunction with the Celebrate the Century stamp and education program. The Monopoly game, which debuted in the 1930s, was honored in August with a new commemorative stamp.

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SIKESTON - The Department of Public Safety reported damage at the Fisherman's Net restaurant. Sometime between midnight and noon Monday, rocks and chunks of asphalt commonly found in the parking lot were thrown through windows of the restaurant. It was noticed that the door was broken and after further investigation it was found that two other windows had also been broken. The total damage was $750. Detectives are investigating the incident.

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SIKESTON - Sikeston football's Justin Robinson had an impressive game against Cape Central last week, gaining 128 yards on 15 carries with three touchdowns scored.