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Looking Back 12/29

Sunday, December 29, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - EAST PRAIRIE - East Prairie defeated the Sikeston High School basketball team in both ends of a doubleheader at East Prairie Thursday night. The A team lost 9-19 and the B outfit dropped its contest 19-20.

SIKESTON - Shad Old, son of Dr. and Mrs. C.T. Old, will report for Coast Guard duty in St. Louis Saturday morning.

40 years ago

Dec. 29, 1962

NEW MADRID - At the regular communication of New Madrid Lodge 429 AF&AM held Monday, Dec. 10, the following officers were elected for the 1963 years: Lester Merryman, worshipful master; Fred E. Copeland, senior warden; J.C. Young, junior warden; D.B. Aston, treasurer; and Virgil Baldwin, secretary.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Personnel from Sikeston licensed day care homes assembled Christmas baskets of food, toys and clothing for four needy Sikeston families Wednesday. The baskets contained new and used items and were to be delivered today. Some of the volunteers were Faye Jones, Josie Eckles, Sharon Jones, Lillian Powell, Reba Brotherton and Rosalie Shelly.

10 years ago

Dec. 29, 1992

SIKESTON - When her daughter was just a few months old, Barbara Schuchart took her into a pool. Carefully, she loosened her grip on the infant. That's when little Jennifer started to swim. The next year, she made it across the pool. When she was 6, she joined the Sikeston swim team. Now, 19 years old, Jennifer Schuchart is a freshman at the University of Missouri-Columbia and swims on the Division I school's team. Schuchart is the only Sikeston native in over a decade to not only make the team, but thrive on it.