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Looking Back 12/18

Sunday, December 18, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - At the Rex Theatre today and tomorrow, "I Dood It," with Red Skelton and Eleanor Powell. At the Malone, "You Came Along" with Robert Cummings and Elizabeth Scott.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The First National Bank of Sikeston will begin paying 5 percent interest on 12-month certificates of deposit with the interest payable annually.

SIKESTON - Virgil Shelton, chairman of the Fireman's Tree of Lights campaign, announced today that contributions have mounted to the $1,200 mark, the goal. The fund will be used to buy Christmas toys for needy children. More than 800 children will receive gifts.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Now is the time to buy a flag kit for Christmas. The kit contains a 3-by 4-foot American flag, a Missouri state flag, complete with a metal stand. Daily Standard carrier boys will take orders for the set at $2.50 and deliver them the next day.

SIKESTON - The First United Pentecostal Church at 338 Matthews St., was broken into sometime on Sunday. A small window on the north side of the church was broken just enough to open it for entry. Estimated damage to the window is $15. A note was found from the perpetrator that stated he had prepared and eaten two cans of chili at the church and then cleaned up after himself. Stating that his family was having a difficult time, a statement of apology was also included in the note.

10 years ago

SIKESTON -Property damage was reported by the St. Francis Xavier School to Public Safety authorities. Sister Shirley reported that someone had entered through the basement window sometime between 4:45 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday and removed a VCR worth $125.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Time's 1995 Man of the Year is House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who the magazine says changed the nation's political center of gravity by leading the Republican effort to remake the federal government.