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Looking Back 12-8

Monday, December 8, 2008

60 years ago

Dec. 8, 1948

SIKESTON - Fire partially destroyed the north cotton house at the Sikeston Gin Friday afternoon causing approximately $1,700 in damage.

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SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School basketball team treated fans to an impressive show Friday night as they swamped the Chaffee Red Devils, 50-34.

40 years ago

Dec. 8, 1968

SIKESTON - Jackson Hunter, Sikeston area cotton ginner and farmer, was named foreman of the Scott County grand jury, which convened today at 2 p.m.

20 years ago

Dec. 8, 1988

SIKESTON - The executive director of the Missouri Health Care Association views the recently released consumer nursing guide misleading. A 73-volume report, prepared by the Health Care Financing Administration, released grades for 400 Missouri nursing homes and 15,000 nationally on 500 standards by which they are measured at least once a year in on-site inspections. "The severity of this error is not rated at all in this survey," said Earl Carlson Jr., the state's health care association director.

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LILBOURN - Students performing in the Lilbourn Elementary Show Choir sang and performed choreographed movements to their songs ranging from classical to pop music. Open to youngsters in fourth, fifth and sixth grades at Lilbourn Elementary School, the students traveled throughout the area performing in concerts. Jane Flaherty, an elementary music teacher in the New Madrid County R-1 School District, directed the choir.

10 years ago

Dec. 8, 1998

SIKESTON - Some 175 employees at Fleming Co.'s Warehouse got some unwelcomed news as the approach the holidays - the Sikeston facility will close in 1999. Officials informed workers in an early-morning meeting Monday that the Sikeston facility is one of seven of its 41 product supply centers being closed by Fleming.