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Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Looking Back 12/31

Friday, December 31, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - A Purple Heart was presented to Pvt. Ardell Vanover, who was wounded Nov. 30 while serving with Patton's 95th Division in Germany, his wife, who lives in Smith Addition, learned this week.


SIKESTON - Effective the first of the year, Sharron Pharris, assistant manager at Del Rey Hotel since March 1938, will assume management of the hotel. He will be assisted by Mrs. Pharris and their son, Jimmy.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Leaders of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union of Southeast Missouri will meet with Congressman Paul C. Jones at the Mid-Towner to urge his support of the Democratic platform on the Medicare bill as well as other favorable support for the garment workers.


SIKESTON - Dennis Ziegenhorn of 1005 N. Kingshighway took delivery of the first 4-4-2 Oldsmobile - "The hottest number in the Oldsmobile line." The new all-sports car has just recently been announced.

20 years ago

MOREHOUSE - Joe W. Gooch, president of Tri-County Bank in Morehouse, announced Friday the Missouri Division of Finance has approved Tri-County's Bank's application to relocate its main banking facility from Morehouse.

10 years ago

Dec. 31, 1994

SIKESTON - Readers of the Sikeston Standard-Democrat will find even more in their Sunday newspaper. Beginning with the Jan. 1, 1995 edition, the local newspaper will offer USA Weekend, a national Sunday magazine.


SIKESTON - Sikeston residents have until Wednesday to make good use of their old Christmas trees. Trees can be dropped off at the recycling site on Tanner Street next to the old gym. The Sikeston Parks and Recreation Division and Reliable Freight Systems have teamed up to collect live trees which will be used for fish shelters at Lake Wappapello.