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Looking Back 12/4

Wednesday, December 4, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Miss Ruth Bender has joined the staff of the Employment Service office here as a stenographer. She was born and reared in Cape Girardeau.

40 years ago

MORLEY - Mr. and Mrs. Velmer Canady are the proud parents of a baby born at Missouri Delta Community Hospital in Sikeston.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Daily Standard has pledged $3,000 to the building expansion fund of Missouri Delta Community Hospital. Daily Standard Publisher Homer Stallings presented the pledge to Kendall Sikes, chairman of the hospital expansion fund-raising campaign.

COMMERCE - The community of Commerce is experiencing flooding problems equal to those in 1973. About 5,000 sandbags, plastic and seven loads of sand have been taken to the community and used to sandbag around wells and pumps, along with other places.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Burning twigs and leaves no longer will require a permit in Sikeston, since the city's burning code changed last week. In a prepared statement, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety Fire Division said: "Residents of Sikeston will no longer be required to telephone the Sikeston Department of Public Safety for permission to burn leaves, tree branches and other natural cover debris." Restrictions include no burning of any trash, construction refuse or paper.

WASHINGTON - As the number of jobs in Missouri grew from 1989-90, the number of jobs in New Madrid County dipped, according to new Census Bureau data released Thursday. Other area counties, including Stoddard, Scott and Mississippi, experienced a slight boost in jobs, the Census report said.