Community briefs 11/2/06

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Rotaries make donations to Safe Kids program

Cape Girardeau Rotary Club and Cape Girardeau West Rotary Club each donated $500 for a total of $1,000 to Southeast Missouri Hospital's Safe Kids program to purchase premature babies' car beds. Premature babies require special car beds to transport them from the hospital or to doctor visits, enabling them to maintain their breathing.

Cape Library previews November schedule

* The Great Books 2006 discussion series meets from 2 to 4 p.m. today in the Hirsch Community Room of the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The book up for discussion is "The Places In Between" by Rory Stewart. The discussion is co-sponsored by the library and the Center for Regional History. Call the library at 334-5279 or the Center for Regional History at 651-2555 for more information.

* Tom Harte, author and food columnist for the Southeast Missourian, will give a cooking demonstration and sign books in the Hirsch Community Room at 2 p.m. Sunday. Copies of his book will be available. Proceeds from this event will benefit special library projects funded by the Friends Foundation.

APPLE Paperwork to help enroll for Medicare Part D

Seniors can get assistance with enrollment for Medicare Part D and the Missouri RX Program at 10 a.m. today at the Cape Girardeau Senior Center. Bring current health and prescription insurance cards, a list of current medicines with dosage amounts, income information, letters from CMS or Social Security about prescription coverage, proof of age and residency. Call 651-5467 for more information.

Republican candidates to speak at meeting

Two incumbent Republican candidates will be addressing the Cape Girardeau County Republican Women's Club at 11:45 a.m. Friday at Dexter Bar-B-Que in Cape Girardeau. The meeting is open to the public. The candidates are Ben Lewis, presiding circuit judge, Division 2 of the 32nd Judicial District, and state Rep. Nathan Cooper, representing the 157th District. They both have Democratic opponents.

World Community Day sponsored by CWU

Church Women United will celebrate diversity with World Community Day at 9 a.m. Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1820 Perryville Road in Cape Girardeau. All are invited. For more information, call Debra Tracy at 334-0316 or 579-3672.

Hi-Cot'n Dance Club sponsors public dance

The not-for-profit country-western Hi-Cot'n Dance Club is sponsoring a public dance to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 63, 2731 Thomas Drive in Cape Girardeau. For more information, call Jeremy at 579-0019.

Craft bazaar, bake sale to be held at Marble Hill

The First Baptist Church of Marble Hill will hold a craft bazaar and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center behind the church at 502 Broadway in Marble Hill. Area craft vendors will participate.

St. Paul Lutheran to hold annual dinner-auction

St. Paul Lutheran Church and School is holding its seventh annual dinner-auction Saturday at the Bavarian Halle in Fruitland. The theme is "A Time For Every Purpose Under Heaven." Donations are still being sought.

Eagles Ladies Auxiliary to hold arts and crafts show

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 3775 Ladies Auxiliary will hold its first arts and crafts scholarship fund show with internationaly known wildlife artist Eileen Melton plus local artists who will showcase and sell their works, including but not limited to jewelry, quilting, hand-painted tiles. The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The club is at 321 N. Spring St. in Cape Girardeau. Proceeds from home-baked goods, door prizes and a raffle of Melton's prints will benefit Cape Central Marching Band.

Elementary school holds Veterans Day program

Area veterans and the community are invited to an honorary Veterans Day Program at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 10 at St. Lawrence Parish Center in New Hamburg, Mo. The event will be held by Kelso Elementary. A chicken noodle soup lunch is planned for attending veterans and to provide an accurate lunch count, veterans are encouraged to RSVP the school by Nov. 6. Contact eighth-grade teacher Kim S. Burger.

Notre Dame to hold open house for new students

Notre Dame Regional High School will open its doors at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 with a welcoming assembly for grade school and junior high students interested in making Notre Dame their high school for the 2007-2008 school year. Tours are planned.

Marine Corps celebrates birthday with a ball

The Cpl. Mason O.Yarbrough Detachment of the Marine Corps League will hold a Marine Corps Birthday Ball, open to the public, at 5 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Bavarian Halle. Military ceremonies, entertainment and dancing will be included. For tickets, call Leonard Spicer at 450-6125, or call 979-5450 for more information.

-- From staff reports

Community Counseling Center Foundation sponsors semi-annual show

The Community Counseling Center Foundation is sponsoring its fall semi-annual antique and collectibles show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Arena Building. Pre-show sale is from 8 to 9 a.m. Antique and collectible dealers can sign up for space now by contacting Larry Essner Community Counseling Center Foundation director at 334-1100, extension 219, or Elmer Schetter chairman at 335-8733.

NARFE to meet at Perryville Ponderosa

The National Association of Retired and Current Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1237 will meet at noon Nov. 14 at the Ponderosa Steakhouse in Perryville, Mo. All current and retired federal employees in Perry, Ste. Genevieve and Cape Girardeau counties are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 547-4249.

Holiday luncheons scheduled

Holiday luncheons at The Riverlore Mansion will be held Nov. 21, Nov. 27 through Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 8, beginning at noon. For more information or to make reservations, please call Monica Smith at the Cairo Public Library at (618) 734-1840. Limited seating daily; please call as early as possible. Reservations must be paid for prior to the luncheon dates. Proceeds will benefit the maintenance and restoration of this 1865 historical home.

-- From staff reports

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