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Looking Back - 4/29

Thursday, April 29, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The first new truck since automobiles and trucks were frozen in 1941 is to be received this week by Mitchell Sharp Chevrolet Co. H.G. Sharp stated that it will be the only truck the company will have, as all other trucks, new and used, have been sold.

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SIKESTON - Cecil "Ted" Joyce has purchased the Joe Ryan Texaco service station on Highway 61 South and Greer from Joe Ryan and is now operating the business there handling Texaco products.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Pickets are still walking at the offices of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company on Center Street, and, although not directly involved in the dispute that caused the setting up of the picket line, the company is keeping up uninterrupted service by using its supervisory and management personnel to man the switchboards.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The heavy thunderstorm which moved through the area early Sunday, bringing strong winds, heavy rain and some hail, caused minor flooding problems. Water levels on parts of Anderson Street rose to as high as 3 feet between 6 and 6:30 a.m.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Angie Bixler, Liz McCord, Katie Felker, Sarah Adams, Seth Hunter and Frannie Trum are the six students who have been selected to attend the Washington Journalism Conference in Washington D.C. They are among the 370 outstanding high school journalists who have been chosen to attend.

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SIKESTON - Cole and Austin Hunter set out on a very important mission Thursday afternoon - to find as many Easter eggs as possible. The boys were two of many children from Discovery Preschool who went on an Easter egg hunt.