Community briefs 6/9/05

Thursday, June 9, 2005

Vendors and musicians sought for Floodfest

The Commerce Community Tourism group has set aside Sept. 23-25 for the ninth annual Floodfest. This family-oriented event will feature games, rides, horse shoe tournaments, lawn mower racing, pageants, mule jumping, food and musical entertainment including a karaoke contest. Organizers are currently seeking booth vendors (yard sales permitted). No set-up fee except if electricity is required. Small country/bluegrass bands are needed to play Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 264-2199, on weekends or leave a message.

National honor society announces literary grants

Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest, largest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines recently granted more than $30,000 to members involved in literacy programs throughout the nation. At Southeast Missouri State University, the "Born to Read" program, initiated in 2003, will support the purchase of Little Golden Books with $2,500 for distribution to the parents of newborns to encourage early reading. The society will award another $30,000 in July 2006. For more information about Phi Kappa Phi visit or call (800) 804-9880.

Cape Filmmaker's Cooperative to meet

The Cape Filmmaker's Cooperative is holding a series of regular organizational meetings on Monday evenings to plan film production schedules and for the second annual Show Me Digital Film Festival in the fall. The Cape Filmmaker's Cooperative, formed in 2004, is a collective organization of local film/video production companies with nearly 300 community members. The cooperative and the festival are supported by the Missouri Film Commission and Southeast Missouri State University's video department. For more information contact Patrick Bond at 270-4769 or visit

Red House center plans children's activities

A day of children's activities including cradleboard-making, crafts, dulcimer music and an arrowhead display will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Red House Interpretive Center in downtown Cape Girardeau. Food will be available for purchase. Activities are free.

Delta High School to hold class of 1975 reunion

The Delta High School class of 1975 will hold its class reunion beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at Dexter Bar-B-Que, 236 S. Broadview St., Cape Girardeau. For more information call Glenn at (636) 583-5227.

County historical society sponsors flea market

The Union County Historical Society will sponsor its 30th annual summer flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Anna, Ill., fairgrounds. The event will be held rain or shine. Proceeds are used to promote historical society projects. The society is in the process of rehabilitating a building for the development of a Union County museum.

Community dance set for Saturday at church

The Cape Friends of Traditional Music and Dance will hold a contra dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, 101 N. Fountain St. There is an admission, discounted for children 8 to 16. Dances feature a caller who teaches and prompts the dances and live, old time fiddle tunes. No partner, costume or experience necessary. For more information, call Judy Hubbard at 334-5289 or John Boyd at 335-7315.

Acup reunion slated for Cape County Park

The children, grandchildren and offspring of the late Charley and Annie Cook Acup will gather at 10 a.m. Sunday at shelter no. 4 at Cape County Park for a reunion. Family guests and visitors are welcome to share a meal and catch up on each other's lives. Bring a dish, camera and chairs. For more information, call Betty Moore Tolbert at 204-8068.

Folk concert taking place at Bollinger Mill

The Black-Eyed Susies will perform traditional string band tunes and songs at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site at Burfordville. Those planning to attend should bring chairs for seating on the mill lawn. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the Burfordville Baptist Church at the corner of Highway 34 and Route OO. For more information, call 243-4591 or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at (800) 334-6946 (voice) or (800) 379-2419 (TDD). For more information about state parks and historic sites visit

Crader reunion slated for Cape County Park North

The Crader reunion will begin with fellowship and renewing of family bonds followed by a 11 a.m. business meeting Sunday, at Cape County Park North shelter No. 3. Nominations, election of cemetery board members and a current report are on the agenda. Potluck meal to share at noon; bring drinks, table service, chairs. At 1 p.m. an auction to benefit the Crader cemetery will be held. Pictures will be taken by family units. Recognition of the youngest, most senior and family descendants traveling the farthest.

Salvation Army to hold summer day camp

Children between 6 and 11 years old may attend the Salvation Army day camp from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Aug. 5. Activities will include swimming, movies, bowling, crafts, recreation and field trips. There is a cost and a discount applies with additional child enrollment. Call Julie at 335-7000 for more information.

Southern Pride Senior Program plans meeting

A board meeting of the Southern Pride Senior Program will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Smiles Senior Center, 412 S. Blanche, Mounds, Ill. Individuals requesting to be on the agenda should call 658-9669. The public is welcome to attend.

Barbecue competition scheduled in Chaffee

Two days of competition and free entertainment are slated for June 17 and 18 at Frisco Park in Chaffee, Mo. A barbecue contest with cash prizes kicks off with precooking Friday; winners will be awarded at 3 p.m. Saturday. A tractor show, lawn mower race and parade will be held. A quilt turning and show will be held at St. Ambrose Parish Center. For more information or a contest entry form, call Joe Rice at 887-3613 or Jon Townsend at 887-3327.

Collecting supplies for children begins soon

The Salvation Army, East Missouri Action Agency, Women's Safe House and Probation and Parole have joined with Coad and Brennecke Chevrolet to collect school supplies for the Back-to-School Fair. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 the Stuff-a-Truck event to collect school supplies will be held at Coad Chevrolet, 517 S. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, and Brennecke Chevrolet, 700 E. Jackson Blvd., Jackson. For more information, call 335-7000.

-- From staff reports

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