Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 15, 2008
Nominations are being taken for 20 Under 40, a Vicksburg Post promotion to identify people who are making a difference for the better in our readership area. Winners will be published in a July 27 special section. Applications can be downloaded at www.vicksburgpost.com or picked up at The Vicksburg Post, Post Plaza, 1601-F N. Frontage Road. The deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. June 27. Forms can be mailed to or dropped off at the Post. Mail to: Attn: 20 Under 40, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182-1668. A color photo is requested.
Ameristar shareholders to receive cash dividend
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Ameristar Casinos Inc. has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.105 per share, payable in July 2008 to stockholders on record as of June 23.
Founded in 1954 in Jackpot, Nev., and based in Las Vegas, Ameristar has been a public company since 1993. The company operates eight casinos in seven markets, including Vicksburg.
The Vicksburg property opened about 15 years ago and is in the process of a multi-phase, $100 million expansion, which will include two new restaurants, a Starbucks coffeehouse and retail space. In late May, the first phase was unveiled. It features an eight-story parking garage, live poker room and expanded gaming floor.