Captured on Film #143
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Captured on Film galleries feature Southeast Missourian photographs taken mainly in the 1960s through the 1990s, before the age of digital photography. Comments or questions about these images should be directed to librarian Sharon Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published Nov. 22, 1989.
Kathy Matlock's kindergarten students at McClure Elementary School performed a Thanksgiving skit about the Pilgrims and the Indians for students and parents at the school Tuesday. The students wore costumes they made in class, performed songs and told the story of the first Thanksgiving. (Mark Sterkel ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Dec. 13, 1992.
Zach Jones of Chaffee, Missouri, is all smiles as he meets Chuck E. Cheese at the new Chuck E. Cheese restaurant at 250 S. Silver Springs Road. (Southeast Missouri archive)
Published Nov. 8, 1982.
The Memorial Fountain in Common Pleas Courthouse Park in Cape Girardeau was formally re-dedicated Sunday afternoon. Special recognition at the ceremony went to the Cape Girardeau Fire Department. Firefighters in their off-duty hours volunteered their expertise to repair and restore the 71-year-old community landmark. Here, Assistant Fire Chief Eugene Hindman accepts a color portrait of the fountain from Associate Circuit Judge Marybelle Mueller, speaker at the ceremony. The portrait was presented in appreciation for the work of the firemen, and will be displayed at the Fire Department Headquarters. At the right are Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Harrison, whose initial interest in the continuing function and repair of the fountain spurred a community effort toward that end. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Oct. 2, 1992.
Melody Hudson, chairperson for the Bicentennial Queen Contest, held three of the four crowns that were to be awarded to the winners from four age groups. Over 40 contestants were entered in the queen contest. (Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Dec. 26, 1992.
Cape Girardeau Postmaster Mike Keefe looks over some of the tons of bulk advertising mail and federal and state income-tax packets the post office will begin delivering between now and the first of the year. Although the volume of post-Christmas bulk mail is less than that of Christmas mail, Keefe says the sheer weight and size of the bulk mail makes it more difficult and time-consuming to sort and deliver. (David Hente ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published June 16, 1982.
Some of the music that will be in the air during Riverfest activities will be coming from these two musicians, Dan Wiethop, left, on the autoharp, and Wayne ("Bear") Long on the string bass. The pair, billed as "The Memorial String Band," has made guest appearances at many bluegrass festivals, including the largest in the state. Their "progressive folk bluegrass" features various periods of history, including ballads, classical, gospels and humorous selections. (Fred Lynch ~ Southeast Missourian archive)
Published Aug. 6, 1992.
Harriet Drusch talked with "Smiley" the clown about the upcoming Cape Shrine Club weekend at the St. Louis Iron Mountain Railroad in Jackson. (Southeast Missourian archive)