Looking Back 2/24

Monday, February 24, 2003

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Two sets of twins, both the same morning, were among eight babies who put in their initial appearance on this earthly sphere just last weekend at Sikeston General Hospital. The twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Dufars of Matthews Route One were the first arrivals. A son and daughter were born to Mr. and Mrs. Clad Allen of Grayridge.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Breedlove are the parents of a daughter born Feb. 19 at Missouri Delta Community Hospital.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Tim Thomure captured a first-ever individual wrestling championship for Sikeston High School at the Missouri 4A Tournament held Monday in Columbia. Also placing for Sikeston was Terry Ruby, a sixth-place finisher last season who took fourth this year; and 1982 qualifier Chris Lowe, who took fifth place.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - On Saturday, 165 students helped write another chapter in science fair history. It was the 16th Annual Sikeston Junior and Senior High School Science Fair, conducted for the first time in the newly-remodeled SHS Field House. And, for the first time, the average exhibitor was as old as the fair itself. Beginning in spring 1977 inside the high school cafeteria, the science fair has since outgrown its original home. Projects covered botany, chemistry, physics and other branches of science.

NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Soil and Water Conservation District named Sam L. Hunter III and Tim Hunter of New Madrid as the Outstanding Conservation Farmers for the county. Bill David LaValle presented the award during the district's annual meeting Thursday evening. The brothers farm 2,000 acres of cotton, corn, soybeans and rice.

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