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Looking Back 12/19

Monday, December 19, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Funk will go to Okolona, Miss., within a short time to spend the holidays with relatives.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Four members will present solos at the sixth annual Christmas concert of the Sikeston Community Choir at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Methodist Church. They are Ralph Duncan, Loleta Scott, Richard Powell and Donald Lewis, who will give a narration on "The First Christmas Candle" by W. H. Olds.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Sikeston Mayor Robert Stearnes, on behalf of the City Council, asked the Sikeston Development Council Monday night for endorsement of the one-half cent transportation sales tax to be put before voters.


SIKESTON - Families in the Parents As Teachers program were taught to make homemade Christmas toys for their children during the Christmas party Monday night at the Kindergarten Center.


SIKESTON - The Chamber of Commerce will launch a plan to construct four welcome signs on the outskirts of Sikeston.

10 years ago

BENTON - Two men were arrested Monday night following a two-county vandalism spree. According to Scott County Deputy Jim Chambers, "These two guys were cutting Christmas lights and destroying decorations. Each year we have this type of trouble and we've decided we are not going to let them get away with it. We will enforce the law and arrests will be made for these acts of vandalism."


SIKESTON - A stolen vehicle was recovered in the 200 block of Felker on Monday evening and three arrests were made. The vehicle was identified as stolen and Public Safety officers arrested the three male subjects in the car. An 18-year old, a 17-year old from Kansas City and a 16-year old from Sikeston were arrested on charges of receiving stolen property and are being held in the Sikeston jail pending formal charges.