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Looking Back 3/30

Friday, March 30, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Construction of the new Hart's Bakery Building has started and installation of the equipment is expected this week.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Country Club directors at an informational meeting attended by 40 club members Thursday night received approval of plans to enlarge the club's nine-hole golf course to 18 holes. Members voted to increase the annual dues from $144 a year to $180. An increase of $3 per month will become effective in January.

20 years ago

March 30, 1987

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities is currently trying to determine what caused the power outage in a large area on the west side of Sikeston Friday night. At approximately 10:50 p.m. Friday, there was a blackout which lasted for around an hour. According to reports from BMU Assistant Manager Bill Bloemer, the cause of the power outage is still undetermined although the company is still investigating the cause.

JEFFERSON CITY - The chairman of the House Banks and Financial Institutions Committee said he was surprised when he saw a newspaper notice that his 265-acre farm in Southeast Missouri would be sold at a foreclosure auction. Rep. Gene Copeland (D-New Madrid) said he did not think the farm sale, scheduled for April 14, would ever actually happen.

10 years ago

NEW MADRID - Sen. Christopher Bond saw the local flooding from the air Friday, then landed for a briefing on the situation at New Madrid. Eddie Belk, project coordinator with the Corps of Engineers, explained work proposed along with the St. John's and New Madrid Floodway project. Accompanying the senator were members of his staff, Corps of Engineers officials and R.D. James of New Madrid, a member of the Mississippi River Commission.