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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking back 8/26

Thursday, August 26, 2004

60 years ago

LILBOURN - Two bales of cotton were brought into the E.P. Coleman Co. Gin in Lilbourn Tuesday and Wednesday. This is believed to be the first cotton brought into a gin in this area.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Fabric House, a new business for Sikeston, will be open to the public Thursday. The store is located at 316 E. Gladys St. in the former Hastings Grocery building, which is being remodeled.

20 years ago

MINER - A 50-bed nursing home is planned at Miner, with construction to begin this fall. The Industrial Development Authority of the city of Miner has approved the use of $600,000 in industrial revenue bonds to finance the project, according to Steve Holden of Dexter, an attorney representing the nursing home developer, S.W. Creekmore of Fort Smith, Ark. Holden estimated Miner Nursing Care Center Inc. would employ between 45 and 50 persons the first year. Expected payroll was projected at $480,000 the first year. Creekmore is also working on plans for nursing homes in Dexter, East Prairie, Advance and Malden.

10 years ago

DEXTER - The upcoming 1994 Stoddard County Pageants are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Dexter High School Auditorium. Proceeds from the pageant will be used to help various community and county projects such as the Stoddard County Children's Home, ARC Group Home, Haven House and Stoddard County Rescue Mission.

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BLOOMFIELD - The annual Proffer Family Reunion is scheduled for Sunday at the Community Building in Bloomfield. A basket dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. Family members and friends are invited.