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Looking Back 9/8

Friday, September 8, 2006

SIKESTON - A shipment of 210 parking meters ordered by the city some weeks ago arrived Sunday and probably will be installed in the business district within a short time.

SIKESTON - Some 1,500 poverty-stricken people in Southeast Missouri have signed a petition circulated through the efforts of VISTA worker Martin Blank. The petition is aimed against the takeover of the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation by the forces of J.V. Conran.

SIKESTON - Groundbreaking for the new Trinity Baptist Church brought out 250 members and friends Sunday at 2 p.m. It marked the first step in the construction of the $250,000 building on a 29-acre site at the northern city limits on Highway 61.

20 years ago -- Sept. 8, 1986

NEW MADRID - Trash pickup will remain as it is for New Madrid County residents living in Sikeston until Dec. 31. Sikeston city officials met with the Scott County Commission Monday at Benton to discuss the landfill problem.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Public Library recently purchased a microfilm reader and printer. Librarian Alice Jackson said the printer was purchased after many area residents have expressed a need for the service.

SIKESTON - On Sunday Missouri Delta Medical Center announced two new arrivals. One arrival being the opening of the long-awaited O'Bannon Family Care Center, and the other, a deferred gift of 600 acres of agricultural land by Welton O'Bannon, benefactor, to go toward the unit. The gift to MDMC amounts to a total donation of 1,600 acres of land to offset the cost of the $3.4 million unit. The new obstetrics unit has been named the O'Bannon Family Care Center in memory of Welton O'Bannon's parents, the late Dr. William N. and Lucille R. O'Bannon.