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Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014

Looking Back 11-03

Monday, November 3, 2008

60 years ago

Nov. 3, 1948

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Rufus White of Sikeston are parents of a son born today. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Moore of Matthews are parents of a son, also born today.

40 years ago

Nov. 3, 1968

SIKESTON - Approval of $176,968 in federal funds for the operation of Head Start programs in six Bootheel counties and one county in central Missouri was received today.

20 years ago

Nov. 3, 1988

SIKESTON - The Sikeston city staff will negotiate with Noranda Aluminum Co. Inc. over space at the Sikeston Memorial Airport. The directive to the city staff came from the City Council in its weekly Wednesday morning briefing session. Noranda wants an option on space to base its aircraft, Councilman Ira Merideth told the council.

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NEW MADRID - Six kerosene chandeliers from the 1860s and 1870s were hung in the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site in New Madrid. Site Administrator Delecia Huitt put in place glassware, which is part of the piece as Delois Ellis, lead tour guide, assisted. Casts have been of the original ceiling medallions which will be recast and added to the ceiling.

10 years ago

Nov. 3, 1998

SIKESTON - The consideration of Southfork Subdivision was once again on the agenda at Monday's city council meeting, and for the second meeting in a row the council tabled the bill. The bill would allow Holigan Homes to build a subdivision on the west end of Sikeston that would provide a 52-lot subdivision with homes available in the $85,000-$125,000 price range.

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BLODGETT - Matthew Ward won a free Monopoly game in a drawing at the Blodgett Post Office. The drawing was held to promote interest in the Celebrate the Century Stamps.