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Looking Back in Time at Jan. 23

Thursday, January 23, 2003

SIKESTON - Under its A-I-A priority rating the new Missouri Delta Community Hospital could not obtain a sufficient amount of steel to meet standards of the Commonwealth Fund. Officials of the philanthropic organization have noted local citizens interested in the project. Because of the view on the A-I-A rating by Fund leaders, the hospital may not be built until the end of the war. But, it was pointed out, that Congressman Orville Zimmerman might be able to obtain a better rating or some other arrangement satisfactory to the fund might be made. Even if the hospital were in the process of construction, staffing it under present conditions, due to war, would be a difficult matter, local citizens said.

BLOOMFIELD - Warren V. Swanson was named Stoddard County welfare director, according to Russell Launius, district supervisor. Swanson succeeds Fred Sheeter who was transferred to New Madrid last October.

CHARLESTON - The King's Highway Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Jan. 15 at the home of Mrs. J. Mark Dugan. Co-hostess was Mrs. Ernest "Pete" Story.

SIKESTON - Lynn Dempster was elected president of the Missouri Delta Medical Center Foundation Jan. 12 at its annual trustee meeting. She succeeds Michael L. Jensen, the Foundation's charter president, whose two year term expired.

SIKESTON - Jim Johnson of Vanduser was recently appointed a director of the Federal Land Bank Association of Southeast Missouri, FCLA, according to Ronald C. Milbach, president. Johnson fills the unexpired term of Howard Murphy of Poplar Bluff, who passed away in November.