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Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Looking Back 12/22

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Wounded for the second time in five months, Pvt. Hiram Abbott of Sikeston is recovering in a Belgium hospital from back and finger wounds, which he received Nov. 27.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Malone & Hyde Inc. yesterday appointed two men to executive positions with its Sikeston subsidiary. Paul Jobe was named vice president in charge of sales for Malone & Hyde Inc. of Missouri and John Moll was chosen as secretary-treasurer in charge of operations.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - A fire Sunday at 8 a.m. badly damaged the home of the Rev. Lester Winter, the new pastor of the Christ Gospel Church. The family moved into the house Friday from Jefferson City.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - Public Safety Director Bob Ritchey has promoted five officers in his department effective Jan. 1. Promoted to captain will be Lt. Walter Welch to fill the slot held by retiring Capt. Willis Cox. The lieutenant position will be filled by Robert Hearnes, who is currently a sergeant. Two public safety officers, Todd Davenport and Mike Tarver, will move up to sergeants.


Dear Santa:

I have been a good boy this year. Santa, we went to see you at Cape but you were sick. I hope you feel better now. You can put the presents in my castle this year because the pot bellied pig isn't there now. Love, Jennifer Peeler, Age 6


Dear Santa:

My name is Sara and I am 5 years old. I have tried very hard to be good this year (just ask the girls that work in the mailroom at the Standard Democrat). Be careful and don't eat too much because I have a ham sandwich, cookies and a Pepsi under the tree for you.