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Looking Back in Time at Feb. 21

Friday, February 21, 2003

SIKESTON - Sikeston Public School students Monday were given an auspicious start in the Buy A Bomber campaign. Almost $50,000 in war bond purchases were credited to the students before the drive had been fairly started.

MOREHOUSE - After 20 years of active duty with the U.S. Army, Major Manuel Taylor of this city has retired. With his wife, the former Miss Evelyn Dickerson of Morehouse and their two daughters, Judith Carol and Patricia Ann, he will make his home here.

LILBOURN - Many fans of high school basketball teams have the favorite expression of "wait until next year," but Lilbourn High School fans have every right to that. Their junior varsity teams wound up their season with a 21-0 record.

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Christopher Bond has recommended more than $913,000 be spent on projects in Scott and Mississippi counties with the second issue of the $600 million capital improvements bonds approved by Missouri voters.

10 years ago: Feb. 21, 1993

CHARLESTON - For Charleston's undaunted effort of overcoming more than three quarters of sluggishness, opposing New Madrid County Central coach Gerald Murphy rendered his observation. Charleston had held on to beat his team 51-40 in a game that was anybody's until late in the fourth quarter.

GIDEON - Big, physical and fast. Gideon coach Mike Scott found it easy to assess Portageville on Friday. "They've got an excellent basketball team," he said after Portageville's 89-56 win capped off both teams' regular season. "We got intimidated right at the start. After that, though, we played all right.