Out of the past 12/6/06

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

25 years ago: Dec. 6, 1981

After a complaint is signed alleging the event violates Missouri's law against Sunday sales, Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. warns organizers of a doll and miniature doll house show at the Arena Building that sales cannot take place; no sales occur, and about three-quarters of the people who were to have booths leave early in the day.

Negotiations between Cape Girardeau County Court and George F. Rouse, operator of Cape County Private Ambulance Service Inc., over an ambulance subsidy agreement are continuing with only one roadblock -- the amount of the subsidy.

50 years ago: Dec. 6, 1956

The Cape Girardeau Optimist Club begins selling Christmas trees at its lot at 1900 Broadway, near Caruthers Avenue; proceeds from the sale will go toward the organization's Boys Work program.

Hardin M. Crowe has sold his newspaper at Dexter, Mo., the Weekly Statesman, to Barney Miller, a native of Cape Girardeau County, who has been doing newspaper work at Rolla, Mo.

75 years ago: Dec. 6, 1931

A service at the Community Clubhouse in the morning is part of the observance of Hanukkah, which continues through eight days; the final service will be Friday evening; J. Wolf of Cape Girardeau will conduct the service.

The Rev. Roy H. Kleiser, presiding elder of the Cape Girardeau district of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, preaches in the morning at Centenary Church; this is the first sermon delivered by the new elder at Centenary.

100 years ago: Dec. 6, 1906

In an odd move yesterday, the Cape Girardeau County Court gave the Cape Girardeau and Jackson Gravel Road Co. consent to occupy the road bed of the gravel road from Pacific Street in Cape Girardeau to Burfordville; there is pending litigation which will determine whether the company may continue to collect tolls for passage over this road.

Burglars broke into the dental parlor of the Red Cross dentists in the Sturdivant Bank building last night; they made off with a lot of gold teeth and crowns, but overlooked many dollars' worth of gold sheet, used to fill teeth.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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