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Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Looking Back in Time at July 9

Tuesday, July 9, 2002

SIKESTON - Current market prices of wheat are running 14 to 21 cents below the government loan rate and production is only 40 percent of that of the 1941 bumper crop.

SIKESTON - Sikeston's newest industry, the Canvas Products, which moved its manufacturing operations to this city, after being in St. Louis for 90 years, is in operation but with a limited pilot force on duty for the present.

SIKESTON - A $9.6 million budget for fiscal year 1982-83 was unanimously approved during the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education meeting Tuesday afternoon. The board also approved the hiring of an elementary teacher, accepted resignations from several instructors and agreed to the leasing of building facilities in Morehouse and the sale of a building trade's house.

SIKESTON - Providing Missouri's small-business employees with both mobility and stability, Gov. John Ashcroft signed into law Monday a bill that guarantees workers' access to health insurance benefits. According to reports, nearly 100,000 workers - who before struggled to find insurance coverage - could get health benefits coverage because of the legislation. The measure sets up the "Missouri Small-Employer Health Insurance Program," which the governor said could make policies accessible for companies with from three to 25 employees.

NEW MADRID - A park nestled along the banks of the Mississippi River has been proposed by a local service club and received the initial backing of the city. The New Madrid Eagles Club suggested the city continue the development of the river front with a park, which the club will create and maintain.