Out of the past 5/4/07

Friday, May 4, 2007

25 years ago: May 4, 1982

A new education wing to Maple Avenue United Methodist Church was dedicated Sunday during a special service; the $60,000 education wing was partially financed from a bequest by the late Grace Masters, a teacher and long-time member of the church.

The Scott City Board of Education names former Scott City High School principal Bill Heckert to succeed superintendent Bill Hodges, who resigned last month saying he was leaving the field of education.

50 years ago: May 4, 1957

Cape Girardeau's new postmaster, Ted R. Regenhardt, was officially sworn in and assumed his duties yesterday afternoon; he succeeds A.S. Reed, acting postmaster.

A board of arbitration, meeting at Jackson, holds that no change of school district boundary lines needs to be made at the Gravel Hill pumping village; the area now is in the Bollinger County District, and it is to remain there; families had sought to have the territory placed in the Jackson District.

75 years ago: May 4, 1932

Reservations indicate a record number will be in Cape Girardeau next week for the opening of the annual five-day convention of the Grand Army of the Republic and its six affiliated organizations; two convention headquarters have been designated, the hotels Marquette and Idan-Ha.

The first shipment of Red Cross flour from the Cape County Milling Co. at Jackson is received at headquarters of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department, from where it will be distributed to the needy; the first shipment consists of 216 24-pound sacks and 90 49-pound sacks of flour.

100 years ago: May 4, 1907

John Parham, the special officer for the Frisco Railroad, has been promoted and will leave Cape Girardeau; he has been made special officer for the northern division of the Frisco, between Kansas City and Springfield, Mo., with headquarters at Fort Scott, Kansas.

President John Holtz of the Coker School, seven miles north of the city, visits Cape Girardeau; he reports that the school board has appointed A.R. Alton, formerly of Mississippi County, teacher for next year.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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