Community briefs 04/14/03

Monday, April 14, 2003

Business After Hours to be held Tuesday

The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the First National Bank. There is a charge for nonmembers.

Jackson chamber closing for Good Friday

The Jackson Chamber of Commerce will be closed April 18 for Good Friday.

'Movin' to Music' to be held Thursday at library

The Educare Playgroup for parents and children from birth to 5 years will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. This month's theme is "Movin' to Music." Call 651-9171 for more information.

Weed and Seed egg hunt to be held Saturday

The first annual Cape Girardeau Weed and Seed Easter egg hunt will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fort D on Ranney Street, across from House of Hope. Call Luther Bond at 332-4907 for more information.

Sen.ator to hold listening posts on Wednesday

U.S. Sen. Kit Bond has announced that a special listening post forum will be held at the following locations on Wednesday:

11:15 a.m. at Hoeckele's Bakery, 4 North Jackson, Perryville.

1:30 p.m. at the Gray Law Office, 338 High Street, Marble Hill.

3:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 125 E. Main St., Jackson.

Children's Miracle Network holding pageant

Sam's Club in Cape Girardeau and Children's Miracle Network will hold their annual springtime beauty pageant at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jefferson Elementary School, Cape Girardeau. Registration begins at 10 a.m. For more information or an entry form, call 334-8484.

Military support rally scheduled in Poplar Bluff

A parade and program for military support will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Black River Coliseum, 301 S. Fifth St., Poplar Bluff, Mo. For more information, call (573) 686-8001.

County genealogy society meets April 22

The Cape Girardeau County Genealogy Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 22 at the Riverside Regional Library in Jackson. The program will be given by Lorena Shell Eaker, whose books on the Eaker family and German-speaking people west of the Catawba River in North Carolina are classics for those interested in this group of early Southeast Missouri pioneers. The topic of her talk will be "Are Your Treasures in My File?"

There will be no business meeting. For more information, call Dorothy Rowley at 243-5882.

Dance at Elks to benefit leukemia victim

A benefit dance will be held for Bradley Jo Parker, suffering from a rare form of leukemia, from 7:30 to 12 p.m. Saturday at the Jackson Elks Lodge, on Highway D, Jackson. Donations will be received at admission and a donation fund has been set up at the Bank of Missouri, 233 West Jackson Blvd. Classic Choices Sound System will provide the music and take requests.

For more information, call Anne Redmond at 243-7533.

Young adult program to be held at Riverside

A young adult program will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverside Regional Library in Jackson. Young adults should bring their favorite book to share with the group.

Downtown merchants sponsor planting contest

The Downtown Merchants Association will sponsor the first annual Capescape Container Planting Contest throughout the Old Town Cape District.

As soon as weather permits, merchants are invited to create a container planting of flowers, vegetables, herbs or combinations to adorn the front of their businesses.

First, second and honorable mention prizes will be awarded in categories of innovation, aesthetics and wow power. Judging will take place during the week of July 1 through July 5.

Emerson office to make area rounds

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's Mobile Office, serving as a comprehensive constituent resource regarding the federal government, will arrive on Thursday at the following locations:

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Advance City Hall.

2 to 3 p.m. at Oran City Hall.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Chaffee City Hall.

Cape public library to be closed Sunday

The library is closed Easter Sunday, April 20.

The monthly meeting of the Poetry Coffee House begins at 7 p.m. April 21 in the Hirsch Community Room.

Area parents group schedules events

Parents Without Partners will have a Passover Meal and learn about this Jewish holiday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The group will attend line dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Circle S Saddle in Gordonville. Call 334-0797 for more information.

Knights Templar holding Easter service

Cape Girardeau Commandery 55 Knights Templar will hold its annual Easter service at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Masonic Temple, 2307 Broadway, Cape Girardeau. The speaker will be the Rev. Jerry Statler. All Masons and the public are invited to attend.

-- From wire reports

The American Red Cross Brings New Life to Blood Donation

Just as spring brings life to the outdoors, the American Red Cross hopes to bring new life to blood and platelet donation by encouraging a new generation of blood donors. This new generation, in addition to the pool of regular donors, can help meet the growing demand for blood products.

Most large medical centers transfuse more blood than what is donated by local residents. Areas with major medical centers and hospitals, such as those in the Missouri-Illinois region, serve patients from all over the country and always need blood. To help ensure patients' needs are not compromised, the Red Cross is asking eligible donors to embrace the responsibility of giving blood and platelets.

The Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 at St. Francis Medical Center, 211 St. Francis Drive, Cape Girardeau.

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