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Looking Back in Time at Feb. 25

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

SIKESTON - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Throop Tuesday at the Sikeston General Hospital.

SIKESTON - A meting was held Tuesday at the Rustic Rock at which time a group of men from Cairo met with Sikeston officials to determine the best route for the new Interstate Highway 24 that is now on the drawing board. Appearing in behalf of Cairo were Gen. Harry Bolen, Connell Smith and Joe Woods. The highway engineers of the four-state area of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee are not in complete agreement as to the location of I-24.

SIKESTON - A daughter was born Feb. 19 to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kermit Pyatt of Sikeston at the Missouri Delta Community Hospital.

NEW MADRID - Clint W. Halstead has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Noranda Aluminum Inc. In conjunction with his appointment, Ralph Ebersole, plant manager, has been assigned full responsibility for Noranda's New Madrid operation.

BLOOMFIELD - It was a win, but there was little time to enjoy it. Bloomfield edged Kelly 58-53 in overtime on Saturday for a first-round win in the Class 2A District 2 boys tournament. Now the hosts play top-seeded and unbeaten Portageville. Ahh, those lucky Wildcats.

SIKESTON - While many people sleep, an estimated 300 southeast Missouri residents will join more than 1,000 family members, friends and professionals in Jefferson City Wednesday for Mental Illness Awareness Day. Forty of those going will be from this area.