f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/ en-us John Harth leaves KFVS-TV for priesthood http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65432 July 30, 1981 Southeast Missourian Television/radio broadcaster John Harth is happy with his decision to prepare for the priesthood. His biggest worry is learning to let God direct his life, he says. (Fred Lynch photo) From television broadcaster to priest By Mary L. Spell, Family Living Editor When school opens the first week of September at The Pontifical College Josephinum, near Columbus, Ohio, former Cape Girardeau television/radio broadcaster John Harth will be among... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:19 -0500 Signs of election time http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66253 July 25, 1976 Southeast Missourian Campaign signs for political candidates can be seen almost everywhere now that the Aug. 3 primary is nearing. Though they may be up, they aren't necessarily legal in the city. Ordinances prohibit the affixing of such notices or posters on buildings, poles and trees except with the permission of owners. Here, signs are plastered on a building on the northwest corner of Broadway and Sprigg. The vacant building, formerly Chris Cross Cafe, was razed.... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:31 -0500 Toll Gate Hill http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65935 "Toll Gate Hill" was the hill on South Sprigg Street which led to the Rock Levee Road, which crossed the swamp to the south of the Capaha Bluffs and went on to Kelso. The road was opened in 1885. It was concreted in 1920. (Photo circa 1920s.) The photo below is a recent view of the hill on South Sprigg Street looking north from the intersection with Southern Expressway. July 19, 1920 Southeast Missourian Tuesday to See Work Start on First Concrete... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:59 -0500 Ossick Shoes closing sale http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66491 July 15, 1981 Southeast Missourian Fred Ossick explains to a customer that "there is just no more room in the store at the time." Ossick Shoes, which will close in Cape Girardeau Aug. 15, is conducting a going-out-of business sale, which will continue until the closing date. Ossick has purchased three Fan-Fair Shoe Stores in Atlanta, Georgia, and will move to that city. The photos below show some of the crowd at the store. (Fred Lynch photos) Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:02 -0500 Missourian reporter tests polygraph http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65822 Jan. 13, 1960 Southeast Missourian Sgt. Ralph Eidson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol administers a lie detector test to a Southeast Missourian reporter, Cecelia "Skeets" Sonderman. Clammy feeling comes over reporter testing polygraph By Cecelia Sonderman Your heart skips a beat, there's a tightening in your throat, your hands become clammy and you wonder why. This is fantastic, you know. Even if you are going on the polygraph machine, you haven't broken the... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:21 -0500 Traffic signals blamed for accident http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65945 June 11, 1971 Southeast Missourian Oliver J. Johnston of Caruthersville, standing on island, examines wreckage of his car, left, Thursday afternoon after malfunctioning traffic signals contributed to a two-car crash at Kingshighway and Independence. Car on guardrail was driven by Leonard T. Clayton who suffered minor abrasions. Lights were stuck on green in both north and southbound lanes and on red in the east and westbound lanes. View is toward the northeast. Malfunctioning traffic... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:06 -0500 Minibike is summer passion http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66252 July 7, 1971 Southeast Missourian Mark Hogan of Cape Girardeau likes to spend as many summer hours as possible riding his minibike. (Stephen Robertson photos) Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:47 -0500 French patrol ship Arcturus here http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66254 June 30, 1976 Southeast Missourian The Arcturus, docking on the Mississippi River at the foot of Broadway Tuesday night, has traveled through southeastern waterways to commemorate the decisive role that France played in the War of Independence and to help celebrate the nation's Bicentennial. Below, Mayor Howard C. Tooke welcomes Arcturus' Capt. Jean-Pierre Laurent (in uniform) and Jacques Lardet, French consul from Chicago, who is acting as interpreter. Warm... Mon, 04 Jul 2016 00:00:24 -0500 Paperdog http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65944 June 16, 1973 Southeast Missourian A paperdog is a good way to take some of the load off a paperboy's feet. Phil Wagner, left, flips the Missourians to the customers while his brother, Greg, keeps a hand on Thunder, the St. Bernard the boys are training to assist them in their work. (Reginald E. Mitchell photo) St. Bernard becomes backbone of newspaper boys while delivering "If you had one of these, you wouldn't be so loaded down," Greg Wagner called... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:07 -0500 The Rebel Queen http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65070 The Rebel Queen is seen at the Cape Girardeau riverfront in 1971. June 6, 1969 Cape Girardeau Bulletin Historic Rebel Queen Riverboat Now Floating Restaurant One of Cape Girardeau's newest businesses is afloat! The Rebel Queen, a riverboat docked at the foot of Broadway on the Mississippi River levee, will be opened soon. The boat features a dining area on the upper deck, restored as close as possible to its original form. Sitting in the antique white and red decorated... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Central High Stage Band '71 to Europe http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66193 June 22, 1971 Southeast Missourian Bill Ewing, director of the Central High School Stage Band, goes over itinerary for London, England, first stop on the group's coeducational European music tour, with his saxophone players, Dan Alyea, left, Rick Samuel, Woody Callicutt and Don Wilson. Band's excitement builds to crescendo "The closer it gets, the more excited the boys are," says Bill Ewing, director of the Central High School Stage Band, about the band's... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:32 -0500 Downtown Clock dedication http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66046 May 21, 1986 Southeast Missourian An old-fashioned style street clock is put into place in the middle of the Themis and Main streets intersection this morning. The $25,000 clock is the centerpiece of Cape Girardeau's downtown redevelopment effort and a part of a $75,000 remodeling of the intersection. The project is part of an overall redevelopment plan that stresses the 19th century architecture of downtown buildings. June 20, 1986 Southeast Missourian The newest addition... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:50 -0500 Kingshighway flooding 1981 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65434 June 19, 1981 Southeast Missourian An adventurous youth wades through thigh-deep waters to investigate two parked cars wallowing in the parking lot in front of K-mart, 11 South Kingshighway. The photo was taken from the traffic island south of the Kingshighway-Independence street intersection. Boats could have navigated parts of Mount Auburn Road as nearby Cape LaCroix Creek overflowed its banks. Above, the view is looking north on Mount Auburn Road with North Kingshighway in the... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:45 -0500 Cape Aces baseball team http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66196 Members of the Cape Aces baseball team from the 1930s were, standing, from left, manager Jeff Mattingly, Russell Young, Homer Proffer, Ed Hanson, James Lynch, Stein Hinton and Ralph Beatty. Front row, kneeling, from left, were Bud Cambron, Guy Schwettman, Les Hargraves, Bill Turlin and Tom Hill. Sitting, front of the team, was Eddie Mahew. June 6, 2002 Southeast Missourian Cape Noted for Baseball By Ray Owen Yes, baseball fans, there was a Cape Aces team in Cape Girardeau. St.... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:45 -0500 Marquette Cement Co. quarry blast http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66049 May 15, 1981 Southeast Missourian Caverns of the Marquette Cement Co. quarry are part of the rock structure that was to come down this afternoon when 600,000 pounds of dynamite are detonated to provide stone for the new Marquette plant from a five-acre section of the quarry. A vibration consultant with Vibrotech Co. of Florissant said the blast probably would not be heard throughout the city because it will be underground. Noise will carry the farthest downwind from the blast, which... Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:11 -0500 City vehicle license stickers http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65593 March 1, 1971 Southeast Missourian With city vehicle licenses becoming delinquent at noon Saturday, vehicle owners lined up outside the city collector's office in Common Pleas Courthouse that morning to purchase their stickers. Today, a penalty was added for late buyers. Selling the licenses is Miss Linda Ford, who works in the collector's office. ------------------------ Sept. 20, 1955 Southeast Missourian __To check on those not displaying city stickers__ A concerted... Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:03 -0500 Teen Challenge strawberries http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64968 The Rev. Herb Meppelink shows a crate of fresh-picked strawberries at Teen Challenge. (Fred Lynch photo) May 27, 1986 Southeast Missourian Harvesting new crop challenges crew By Patty Gamma For Reverend Herb Meppelink, director of the Mid-America Teen Challenge program and facilities located outside of Cape Girardeau, work is the answer to rehabilitating those who have succumbed to a life of drugs, alcohol and crime. There is plenty of working going on right now on the almost... Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:51 -0500 Star Vue Drive-In Theater aerial http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64875 The Star Vue Drive-In Theater opened May 26, 1954 in Cape Girardeau. The site is presently Fountainbleau Lodge. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Nov. 10, 1952 Southeast Missourian Will Build New Drive-In Announcement was made today by Cape Drive-In Theater Inc. of the purchase of a 19-acre tract of land on the old Hillcrest golf course on Highway 61 as the site for a new 750-car capacity drive-in theater which is expected to open next spring. The land was purchased from Mrs. M.E. Lesem.... Mon, 30 May 2016 00:00:11 -0500 State College baccalaureate line http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66031 May 28, 1962 Southeast Missourian This view from the dome of Academic Hall shows a portion of the long line of State College graduates moving from Kent Library to the auditorium for Sunday afternoon baccalaureate services. The scene was repeated today during commencement exercises. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Four Musts to Full Life, Graduates Told A capacity audience Sunday heard Dr. James A. Wax, of Temple Israel, Memphis, Tenn., tell the 277 graduates at State College and 46... Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:23 -0500 Central High dress code issue in 1971 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65524 Bumper sticker: Fight CHS Dress Code It's what's in the head--not on it. Full photo shows a Volkswagen resembling a windup mouse making an appearance at Jefferson School: A "mouse" on wheels ----------------------------------- Jan. 12, 1971 Southeast Missourian, excerpt Dress code to remain in force The dress code for pupils in Cape Girardeau Public Schools will remain as it is until the end of the school year. This decision came... Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:35 -0500