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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back in Time at Dec. 9

Monday, December 9, 2002

SIKESTON - Dear Santa: I want you to bring me a navy and a machine gun, shovel, truck, football game, book, airplane and anything else. Your little friend, Charles Layton.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Community Choir will present its third annual Christmas Concert in the First Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. This concert, for the past three years, has become a traditional and necessary part of the Christmas spirit for concert-goers in Sikeston and in the surrounding cities and towns.

DEXTER - Anne Marie Stephens, daughter of John and Shirley Stephens of Bernie, was one of two musicians who represented Missouri in the 1982 National FFA Convention in Kansas City. A senior at Bernie High School, Stephens plays the oboe and was selected for the national band by Professor Roger C. Heath of San Luis Obispo, Calif.

10 years ago: Dec. 9, 1992

SIKESTON - Gloria Crowley and Angie Jones joined Vice Mayor Chuck Leible as he signed a proclamation declaring last week Home Care Week in Sikeston. Crowley and Jones both are representatives of Allen's Private Duty Nursing.

MATTHEWS - The Big Prairie Jaycees will be sponsoring a Tree of Lights throughout December. A live Christmas tree will be placed near the community building and residents wishing to participate may place on the tree a color light for $5 and a white light for $10. All proceeds will be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

SIKESTON - City Councilman Josh Bill recently signed a proclamation declaring December Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month.