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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking back 4/24

Wednesday, April 24, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Contributions to the Missouri Delta Community hospital fund Thursday reached $69,000 in the climb toward attainment of the goal of $75,000.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - This is the year of the Diamond for the Bank of Sikeston and in observance of the 75th anniversary of the bank, its officials are emphasizing their invitation to the public to come in, get acquainted and visit the beautiful banking quarters in downtown Sikeston.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council, in a special meeting Thursday afternoon, voted unanimously to award, with contingencies, the contract for city and Board of Municipal Utilities insurance to four local insurance companies.

EAST PRAIRIE - The Industrial Development Authority Thursday night met in conjunction with the City Council and adopted a resolution approving a proposal for construction of a nursing home in the city.

10 years ago

NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central golf squad shot five strokes better than its average Thursday, but it wasn't enough to get past Jackson. The Indians won 159-170.

NEW MADRID - United Steelworkers of America representative David Kins gave power cooperative officials what could be interpreted as a pitying look. "I wouldn't want to be in your shoes," he said. For the fifth night in a row, spokesmen for Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI) stood before a crowd, tried to make a complex issue understandable, and waited for input from the assembled on how to comply with standards set by the Clean Air Act of 1990. Options being considered carry the threat of possible job losses from layoffs at Noranda Aluminum Inc.