Out of the past 1/18/06

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

25 years ago: Jan. 18, 1981

Joining the church team at First Baptist Church on Broadway is the new minister of outreach and education, Paul Jarrett; he graduated from the seminary at Louisville, Ky., in 1979, and since then has served the Sparta Baptist Church in Moores Hill, Ind.

The Rev. Philip D. Combs, an Assemblies of God missionary to Taiwan since 1976, is guest speaker for a missions rally in the evening at Bethel Assembly of God; pastor of the church is the Rev. Steve Linney.

50 years ago: Jan. 18, 1956

A committee making plans for Cape Girardeau's Sesquicentennial Celebration later this year is soliciting slogans for the big event; it would be used on all publicity material sent out in advance and generally be utilized on all occasions related to the celebration.

Two Democrats and a Republican file for places on their respective tickets in the election in August; Henry Lichtenegger, Republican of Pocahontas, files to succeed himself as associate judge of the county court; on the Democratic side, Owen Estes of Jackson files as a candidate for sheriff, and A.C. Welker of Millersville files for the office of committeeman from the Kurreville precinct.

75 years ago: Jan. 18, 1931

Plans for a proposed new auditorium for Red Star Baptist Church have been submitted to the board of deacons by Lester Bishop, a member of the church who prepared the plans; the plans call for a new auditorium to seat approximately 800 people.

A number of churches dismiss their evening services to cooperate in the union service at Centenary Methodist Church, at which time the baccalaureate sermon for the mid-year graduating class of Central High School is preached by the Rev. Reinhart Lehmann, pastor of Christ Evangelical Church.

100 years ago: Jan. 18, 1906

Yesterday afternoon, members of the Jackson City Council took a ride around the outskirts of the county seat in carriages; they were out to discover the present city limits and to look up prospective new limits; many wealthy families have their country homes just outside the city limits and are escaping city taxes.

A gang of men is put to work at noon clearing the Broadway streetcar tracks of mud, and it is likely the cars will be put in regular service this evening; the cars were suspended at midnight to allow for the installation of more machinery at the powerhouse.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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