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Looking Back 12/18

Thursday, December 18, 2003

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Work of decorating the Gables, a new night club on Highway 60 West between Sikeston and Morehouse, is being completed with the owner, C.E. Patterson, planning to have the club open for the Christmas holidays. Patterson was one of the owners of the original Gables.


MORLEY - Buying for the British Army, Alex Norris of the National Stockyards, Ill., last Thursday purchased 22 pack mules from Joyce Emerson of Morley. The small mules were trucked to East St. Louis, Ill., and will soon be shipped overseas for use by the armed forces.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - To achieve a closer and better cooperation between Southeast Missouri's public school districts and Southeast Missouri's State College at Cape Girardeau, a four-man committee has been composed of the superintendents of four public school districts. Lynn Twitty, superintendent of District R-6, is one of them.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - State aid to the Sikeston School District could be reduced by $126,127 if Gov. Christopher Bond cuts back on funds appropriated by the General Assembly for this year.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Bootheel Four-Wheelers donated $6,235 to the local Make-A-Wish foundation, according to foundation member Shad Old. The Four-Wheelers are well-known for their generosity to Make-A-Wish, multiplying donations each year.

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SIKESTON - Second grade students at Southwest Elementary School decorated their Giving Tree during the first weeks of December with gifts to be given to the Standard Democrat Community Christmas Campaign.