10 years ago: Sept. 26, 1993
The Rev. Dell J. Crockett has accepted call to become pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church and School in San Fernando, Calif.; this is his last weekend as pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Tilsit, Mo., where he has served since June 1987.
The Rev. Elmer J.C. Prenzlow Jr. is guest preacher at Trinity Lutheran Church; his sermon theme is "There's a Hunger in the Land"; Prenzlow serves as World Relief development counselor of Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Foundation and has responsibility for helping to gather funds to assist poor, needy, sick and homeless throughout the world.
25 years ago: Sept. 26, 1978
Lack of bids on renovation of Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau has forced County Court to negotiate with contractor by end of week so that $15,000 in federal funds for project aren't lost; no bids were submitted during advertised bid opening Monday and court decided to negotiate contract for renovation with Landgraf Construction Co.
Southeast Missouri Hospital has created pleasant environment for patients whose conditions require isolation; two patient rooms on fourth floor of East Wing have been restructured as suites to facilitate isolation procedures and decorated to benefit patients.
50 years ago: Sept. 26, 1953
Mrs. Emma L. Sturm of Malden, Mo., formerly of Illmo, Mo., has received definite notification from adjutant general's office that her son, Sgt. L.C. Donald R. Sturm, died in communist prisoner of war camp; he had previously been reported missing in action on Nov. 4, 1950, and later was said by communists to have died while in their custody.
Saundra Seabaugh of Cape Girardeau, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. L.R. Seabaugh, is crowned queen of Sikeston's carnival by Sen. Thomas J. Hennings Jr.; Central High School pupil receives cash award and bouquet of American Beauty roses.
75 years ago: Sept. 26, 1928
Large number of property owners on Lorimier street formally file objection to improvement of that thoroughfare from Morgan Oak to Lorimier drive in written remonstrance to city council; in filing their objections to paving of street with amiesite, owners state they were led to believe that cost of paving would be in excess of $2.50 per front foot; they also object to changing present width of street and to construction of new curb gutters along sides of street.
St. Charles barber shop will move Oct. 1 from St. Charles Hotel building on Main street to Meystedt building, formerly occupied by Cape Optical Co.; Mike O'Connell, who for 16 years has operated St. Charles shop, is having new quarters remodeled and will retain his present force of three barbers besides himself.
-- Sharon K. Sanders