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Looking Back 12/24

Friday, December 24, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School Bulldogs resumed their winning ways in the basketball conference when they defeated Morehouse 38-16 at the high school gymnasium Friday in a game that was the regulars, showing considerable bench warming after they ran up a commanding score.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - Plans for building a new 1,000-student reorganized high school have been announced by Woodrow Graham, president of the board of education of Charleston School District R-1. The new plant will be located in Charleston on a site previously selected by the board.

20 years ago

Dec. 24, 1984

SIKESTON - When asked, "How does Santa get to your house?," six first graders at Matthews Elementary School recently cleared up some of the questions the Daily Standard newsroom had pertaining to Jolly Old St. Nick and his annual travels. "I've seen Santa Claus for real," stated Matthew Scott Watkins, 6. "Santa has this special panel on his sleigh. He just stands on it and he disappears into the house with the presents!" Blake Sindle rationalized, "Santa gets in my house through the door, of course. If he came down the chimney, the smoke would get into his eyes and he couldn't see where he was going. We have both doors unlocked in case one of then gets stuck." The 6-year-old said one time he had set a mousetrap with a string attached for St. Nicholas which enabled Blake to catch him in the house.

10 years ago

Dear Santa: I hope you are not sick. I have a book where you had chicken pox on Christmas. Please remember all my friends and family. I've been really good this year. Jordi Ferrell, 4 years old