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Looking Back 2/22

Thursday, February 22, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Earl Cook has announced that he has bought the Sanitary Barber Shop and will combine it with the Model Shop. The new Model Barber Shop is an eight-chair affair.

40 years ago

DEXTER - The Dexter High School band, under the direction of Howard Jones, will present its winter concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium.

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SIKESTON - The J.C. Penney Company plans to build a 75,000-foot department store in the new Kingsway Plaza Shopping Center on Route 61 and Murray Lane. Construction of the shopping center, estimated at $3 million, will begin Wednesday. The J.C. Penney's store is expected to be completed in August 1968.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Raben Tire of Sikeston held their annual customer appreciation day Friday morning. For the eighth year, Chris Cakes provided the pancakes, serving over 3,000 cakes.

SIKESTON - Good Humor-Breyers will relocate and expand at Sikeston's Business and Technology Park. The new plant means over 300 new jobs for the area in the next three to four years, and at least a $35 million initial investment by the company. Construction of the 200,000-square-foot facility will begin in April, with a startup date of April 1998. Company officials say the new plant will become "the flagship ice cream plant of Unilever worldwide."

MARSTON - Noranda Aluminum Inc. will spend more than $56 million over the next two years to increase aluminum production at its plant in St. Jude Industrial Park. "We're looking into the future," said Steve Heddle, president of the plant's primary products division. "This project represents an important step toward assuring the competitiveness of our aluminum reduction plant well into the next millennium."