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Looking Back 3/29

Friday, March 29, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Appointment of a 17-member finance committee to direct solicitation of $75,000 in funds needed in connection with construction and initial operation of Missouri Delta Community Hospital was announced Wednesday by E.P. Coleman Jr., chairman of the hospital committee.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - U.S. Senators Stuart Symington and Edward V. Long and U.S. Congressman Paul Jones have advised the Daily Sikeston Standard by telegram that the Army Corps of Engineers is letting a contract for $1,391,200 for construction of a timber piling clump and stone-filled dikes on the Mississippi River near Cape Girardeau and Cairo.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - State forests in the Bootheel are on the increase. Since voters approved the one-eighth cent sales tax for the Missouri Department of Conservation, the department has acquired 3,000 acres at various spots in the Bootheel.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - Two directors will be elected for three-year terms and one director is to be elected for a one-year unexpired term in the April 7 election for the board of directors in the R-1 School District.

CHARLESTON - The April 7 ballot for residents in Mississippi County will include mayors and aldermanic positions in each of the county's municipalities. Charleston voters will seat two council members for three-year terms.

EAST PRAIRIE - At East Prairie, three positions on the City Council are to be filled for two-year terms and a fourth position will be filled for a one-year unexpired term.