Published March 5, 1981.
The Central High School Bengal Lancers Marching Band provides music for the opening-day ceremonies at West Park Mall. It was the 23rd shopping center for May Centers, Inc., in partnership with a subsidiary of Drury Industries here. Its focal point is a center court, sunken seating area surrounded by a fountain. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published July 25, 1982.
Members of the Knights of Columbus Council 1111 bed race team streak ahead of the bed sponsored by the Kingsway Skateland at the annual Cape Jaycee Bed Race held Saturday on the West Park Mall parking lot. Proceeds from the event benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Aug. 11, 1992.
Meeting to discuss a proposed area economic development group were, from left, Jackson City Administrator Carl Talley, Cape Girardeau Mayor Gene Rhodes, Ron McCully of the Scott City Chamber of Commerce and Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner Gene Huckstep. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Aug. 8, 1992.
Scott House, cook at the Royal N'Orleans Restaurant, not only prepared meals for the restaurant's patrons, but also changed the light bulbs in the street lamps along Broadway. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published July 20, 1981.
An addition to future Cape Shriner parades will be this 1948 GMC fire engine purchased by the Cape Girardeau Shrine Club from the Olmsted, Illinois Volunteer Fire Department. The local Shriners took delivery of the fire truck over the weekend. Pictured from left to right are, Fred Stone, first vice president of the Cape Girardeau Shrine; Robert Morrow, president; Fred Elfrank, a past president; and Louis Picou, the club trustee. The truck, in storage for several years, has only 1,875 miles on it, but needs some mechanical restoring. Picou, a former engineer on the river, had to put his mechanical talents to work on a couple of occasions during the trip from Olmsted, but between Picou and driver Elfrank, the Shriners made the 40-mile trip successfully. The Shriners will have the truck ready for their first parade at the SEMO District Fair. A spokesman for the club said the Shriners would participate in three parades during 1981, the fair parade, a circus parade in October and the Southeast Missouri State University Homecoming parade. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published March 15, 1981.
Involvement with caring for animals is a family project for John Watkins, left, daughter Renee, 7, Carolyn Watkins and daughter Rochelle, 10. The animals and birds that are rehabilitated at the Watkins' home are not treated as pets. The family pets are Morton the rabbit and Missy the beagle. [The non-profit Watkins Wildlife Rehab facility is currently located in Sedgewickville, Missouri.](Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Dec. 16, 1977.
For 17 years, Mrs. Iola Baker has operated Baker's Big Burger, a restaurant at 28 South Spanish, and her retirement this week brought out a group of businessmen from the downtown area, who frequently have their coffee klatches there. They surprised her with a big cake and, with short speeches, expressed their thanks for good restaurant service and wishes for a pleasant retirement. Then, they proceeded to devour the cake, washed down with steaming cups of coffee. Mrs. Baker recently sold the business to Charles Klughart of Scott City, who has taken over its management. (Southeast Missourian archive)