Published April 6, 1980.
Diamond Jim Razor Jr., a six-foot razor, will be buried May 3 as part of the city of Chaffee's Diamond Jubilee, a summer-long celebration of the community's 75th anniversary. Gene Stubbs, with his walking stick made from hickory branches, stands by the casket during a rehearsal today. (Phil Nash ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Oct. 16, 1992.
J.C. Kelly and her 5-year-old daughter, Rissa Bo Eakins, of Cape Girardeau, were prepared for rainy weather as they walked along Frederick Street. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Feb. 6, 1980.
Whoops! Wrong way! Several Cape Girardeau motorists were ticketed for this maneuver at the intersection of South Sprigg and Independence early today. Work connected to the new fire station construction has created a traffic flow problem for the city and some unpleasantness for motorists who ignore the signs. The signs are scheduled to come down early next week. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Jan. 28, 1981.
The Cape County Nursing Service moved its base of operations Tuesday to newly-renovated quarters in the old Public Library building in Cape Girardeau. The new office space, about double that at former locations, is located where the Children's Department of the library was formerly situated. A door has been installed at the rear of the building for use by clients. In the past the nursing service has operated out of an office in the Cape County Courthouse in Jackson and at various locations here. Shown moving the furnishings are Terry Schnurbusch and Chip Seesing. Watching are, from left, Loretta Dickerson, service secretary; Carol Sarff, a licensed practical nurse with the service; and Charlotte Craig, administrative nurse. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Aug. 17, 1982.
Cleo Mabrey, right, Rotary District 609 Governor, has been making the rounds of clubs throughout the district since his election as governor. But, this week, he appeared at his home club, the Downtown Rotary Club of Cape Girardeau. During his address he stressed the objects of Rotary Clubs in every country: development of fellowship, understanding among business and professional people in the community, and the ideals of service. Rotary International consists of 19,626 clubs in 157 countries. Shown here with Mabrey is Albert Van Alphen, president of the Downtown Club. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Sept. 27, 1992.
David Steelman, right, Republican candidate for Missouri attorney general, met with a few Cape Girardeau County supporters who turned out for breakfast at Sands Pancake House. They included, from left, Larry Bock, Greg Branum and Weldon Macke. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Jan. 17, 1982.
Barge traffic on the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau was moving slowly Saturday, but at least it was moving. Portions of the river north of Cairo, Illinois are clogged with ice jams. Here, the Frank T. Heffelfinger goes downriver beside the Ginny Stone, tied up at the Themis street floodgate. The area got another frigid blast of winter this weekend, plunging thermometers well below zero. Relief, however, is expected early in the week. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)