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Looking Back 12-15

Monday, December 15, 2008

60 years ago

Dec. 15, 1948

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. James Coleman of Sikeston have a daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Rois of Matthews have a baby son, both born today.

40 years ago

Dec. 15, 1968

NEW MADRID - Preliminary plans for a $2,348,000 vocational trade school were approved by the directors of the New Madrid County R-1 Enlarged School District.

20 years ago

Dec. 15, 1988

SIKESTON - Members of Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church portrayed the birth of Jesus in their City of Lights effort, "Calvary in Lights," which included a display of the face of Jesus in lights as well as other lighted figures, in a living scene, displayed Monday through Thursday, according to the Rev. A.G. Hampton, pastor.

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SIKESTON - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety honored on of its finest Thursday evening. True to character, Capt. Leon Culp, who is retiring after 27 years of service in Sikeston law enforcement, didn't get overly excited. Approximately 80 people gathered at the Elks Lodge to honor the mild-mannered Culp.

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MINER - The adult choir of the Miner Baptist Church will present "Come Celebrate Jesus" at 7 p.m. Sunday.

10 years ago

Dec. 15, 1998

SIKESTON - Two new traffic signals near Interstate 55 in Miner were activated about 8:30 a.m. today. The signals are on Malone Avenue (Route 62) at the north and southbound Interstate 55 access ramps.

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NEW MADRID - In high school basketball, it's hard to find a team that's solid in every aspect of the game. New Madrid County Central's girls team found one of them on Monday night, hosting the Doniphan Donettes. From offense, to defense to the bench - Doniphan is the total package. And they brought their "A" game with them on Monday night, handing NMCC their first loss of the season, 74-61.