Looking Back 6/22

Sunday, June 22, 2003

60 years ago

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A.B. "Chick" Jewell is now located in Memphis, where he has a civil service appointment and a dispatcher's rating.

A complimentary ticket from the Sikeston Standard will admit Miss Anna Randol and a friend to see "Whistling in Dixie" at the Malone Theater.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Paul Conley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis H. Conley of Sikeston, has been elected councilman at large from Pershing City at Missouri Boys State now in session in Warrensburg.

SIKESTON - Street improvements in Sikeston are continuing with curbs and gutters being installed on Lake Street from Lillian Drive to 28 feet north of Main Street.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - In anticipation of Father's Day, Jonathan and Luke Hunter made a trip to downtown New Madrid to find the perfect card for their dad, David Hunter.

10 years ago

NEW MADRID - Jasen Jones, a 1993 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, signed a letter of intent to play for the Shawnee Community College at Ullin, Ill.

SIKESTON - When it comes to work, Jim Burden can't seem to get enough. He has a full time job with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department. He owns Jim's Steam Carpet Cleaning. When he's not doing anything else, he runs a janitorial service. Burden's new business venture, however, is definitely the most unique. Shine-A-Blind is a mobile ultrasonic cleaning service that can make anything from golf clubs to hub caps shimmer. Metal or plastic blinds covered with years of grime can be cleaned in minutes using the unique invention.

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