Memories of Sikeston
grisgris

Saint Louis, MO

#174 Aug 30, 2010
Tax Man wrote:
If anyone needs any information on Sikeston High School years 1950 to 1961 or 1971 to 1983 let me know I have all the growlers.
I also have one that dates back to 1919. It's South Grade with Miss Mount and Electa Ohara as young girls.
This is fantastic! How did you come to have all those Growlers? Do you know what happened to '61 to '71?

Since: Aug 10

United States

#176 Aug 30, 2010
grisgris wrote:
There were only three stations you could get on the TV. They came from Harrisburg, Paducah, and Cape, Channels 3, 6, and 12. All programs were over by midnight, nothing but test pattern after that.
Channel 12, out of Cape with Don McNeely, had a nighttime cartoon called Crusader Rabbit, sponsored by Bunny Bread. Loved it.
What was the show on Channel 12 where many Sikeston groups were guests? Our Brownie troop went once. Sponsored by Kas Potato Chips??
grisgris

Saint Louis, MO

#177 Aug 30, 2010
Adael wrote:
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What was the show on Channel 12 where many Sikeston groups were guests? Our Brownie troop went once. Sponsored by Kas Potato Chips??
That's a good question. I don't know.

I do remember groups of kids taking buses over to Paducah to dance on Friday afternoon's Dance Party, with Bob Swisher. My class went in the summer of 1960, and we had to wear our centennial outfits. I felt like a dork in a costume, but had a good time anyway.
guest

Saint Louis, MO

#178 Aug 30, 2010
Adael wrote:
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What was the show on Channel 12 where many Sikeston groups were guests? Our Brownie troop went once. Sponsored by Kas Potato Chips??
didn't they always play "simon says" and the winner got some sort of little prize......lots of school grups, birthday groups, etc.
Guest

Sikeston, MO

#179 Aug 30, 2010
grisgris wrote:
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That's a good question. I don't know.
I do remember groups of kids taking buses over to Paducah to dance on Friday afternoon's Dance Party, with Bob Swisher. My class went in the summer of 1960, and we had to wear our centennial outfits. I felt like a dork in a costume, but had a good time anyway.
I went to that dance party a few times. They had a contest where you tried to pick the three top songs of the week, I got them right and won $60, which was a lot of money in 1963. That was a fun show to go to.
guest

Saint Louis, MO

#180 Aug 30, 2010
old malone house by south grade school....big mansion converted to apts., then abandoned. burnt (arson) in 1969.....C.E. "daddy" Felker passed out nickels on Halloween from his house on N. Kingshighway down from the library.....
patrrt

Midland, TX

#181 Aug 30, 2010
grisgris wrote:
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That's a good question. I don't know.
I do remember groups of kids taking buses over to Paducah to dance on Friday afternoon's Dance Party, with Bob Swisher. My class went in the summer of 1960, and we had to wear our centennial outfits. I felt like a dork in a costume, but had a good time anyway.
I remember the centennial,
the women had to dress like 1860 and the men had to all grow beards (unless their job wouldn't allow it, but they had to have a "permit"). Non compliant citizens were "locked up" and a mock trial was held. I remember seeing some of the worst beards. The whole town was really behind the celebration. What makes me feel old is the fact that now is the 150th year. How did that happen?
patrrt

Midland, TX

#182 Aug 30, 2010
guest wrote:
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remember Mike Shain as one of the ksim voices long before his tv days on channel 12.....how about don mcneely and "tuff-nutt" blue jeans commercials from buckner's...you got a pocket knife with a purchase.
We had a small antenna and could only get Channel 12. Don Mcneely did everything back then. News, commercials, the kiddy show, when did the man ever take a day off? I Googled him recently. A very interesting, good man. We always watched Crusader rabbit before school, then came the first ever "Captain Kangaroo", the Sesame Street of the 50s and 60s. Mr. Greenjeans (who could tell in black and white)Grandfather clock and bunny rabbit.
guest

Saint Louis, MO

#183 Aug 30, 2010
patrrt wrote:
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We had a small antenna and could only get Channel 12. Don Mcneely did everything back then. News, commercials, the kiddy show, when did the man ever take a day off? I Googled him recently. A very interesting, good man. We always watched Crusader rabbit before school, then came the first ever "Captain Kangaroo", the Sesame Street of the 50s and 60s. Mr. Greenjeans (who could tell in black and white)Grandfather clock and bunny rabbit.
don't forget "dancing bear" and schwinn bike commercials by mr greenjeans......and..."mr . music" who stopped the theme song when the capt hung up his keyring on that big counter!!!
guest

Saint Louis, MO

#184 Aug 30, 2010
patrrt wrote:
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I remember the centennial,
the women had to dress like 1860 and the men had to all grow beards (unless their job wouldn't allow it, but they had to have a "permit"). Non compliant citizens were "locked up" and a mock trial was held. I remember seeing some of the worst beards. The whole town was really behind the celebration. What makes me feel old is the fact that now is the 150th year. How did that happen?
how did it happen???? most of the generation with any civic pride, etc., have died...
guest

Blue Springs, MO

#185 Aug 30, 2010
Adael wrote:
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What was the show on Channel 12 where many Sikeston groups were guests? Our Brownie troop went once. Sponsored by Kas Potato Chips??
I believe it was the popeye show I remember going .
Tax Man

AOL

#186 Aug 30, 2010
grisgris wrote:
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This is fantastic! How did you come to have all those Growlers? Do you know what happened to '61 to '71?
I watch for them on ebay and people look for them at yard sales. I collect anything I get my hands on. Hobby...
Guest 62

Saint Louis, MO

#187 Aug 30, 2010
Does anyone else remember the big goldfish that swam in the sand pit? I used to sit up on the side of the pit, under a willow tree, and watch the goldfish. It always acted like it knew someone was up there and was goind to feed him.

Since: Aug 10

United States

#188 Aug 31, 2010
guest wrote:
old malone house by south grade school....big mansion converted to apts., then abandoned. burnt (arson) in 1969.....C.E. "daddy" Felker passed out nickels on Halloween from his house on N. Kingshighway down from the library.....
Daddy Felker: went to one of his homes once.....by a lake...north of Sikeston

Since: Aug 10

United States

#189 Aug 31, 2010
guest wrote:
<quoted text> I believe it was the popeye show I remember going .
Was it the Chesty Ruffles show? That name has popped up from my memory bank.

Since: Aug 10

United States

#190 Aug 31, 2010
Guest 62 wrote:
Does anyone else remember the big goldfish that swam in the sand pit? I used to sit up on the side of the pit, under a willow tree, and watch the goldfish. It always acted like it knew someone was up there and was goind to feed him.
Ah yes, the sand pit. I wasn't allowed to go there; but I believe my brothers were there often. I loved that old house by South Grade. You mean the one that was next door to Kroger's; right?
guest

Saint Louis, MO

#191 Aug 31, 2010
Adael wrote:
<quoted text>Ah yes, the sand pit. I wasn't allowed to go there; but I believe my brothers were there often. I loved that old house by South Grade. You mean the one that was next door to Kroger's; right?
Yes, Kroger store next door. House built by Dr. Malone early 1900's I guess...Malone Avenue...Malone Park, etc. etc. old family in Sikeston
guest

Saint Louis, MO

#192 Aug 31, 2010
Adael wrote:
<quoted text>Ah yes, the sand pit. I wasn't allowed to go there; but I believe my brothers were there often. I loved that old house by South Grade. You mean the one that was next door to Kroger's; right?
I think the sand pit was a popular swimming and fishing place until someone drowned there and it was fenced off. I used to climb in and fish there after it was overgrown..popular kid legend was that it had no bottom and was home to monsterous size fish!
grisgris

Saint Louis, MO

#193 Aug 31, 2010
I remember the Malone house well, and also the Matthews mansion that was called The Jungles on the spot where the post office is now.

Descendants of that Malone family still live in Sikeston.
guest

Saint Louis, MO

#194 Aug 31, 2010
grisgris wrote:
I remember the Malone house well, and also the Matthews mansion that was called The Jungles on the spot where the post office is now.
Descendants of that Malone family still live in Sikeston.
I think the lawn of "the jungles" also took up the area which is now the P.O. parking lot and was home to a huge array of shrubs, flowers, trees, etc. The post office was located in the building where the DPS is currently located and there was another Matthews house just south of the jungle on the Bank parking lot. Part of its fence remains today. Shame they're gone.

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