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Out of the past 12/9/03

Tuesday, December 9, 2003

10 years ago: Dec. 9, 1993

Michael Heston has been named Court Appointed Special Advocates' new part-time coordinator.

Development along Lexington Avenue continues to be contentious issue; about 30 people attended yesterday's planning and zoning commission meeting, most of them to oppose plan for multizoned subdivision on east side of Lexington, west of Belleridge subdivision.

25 years ago: Dec. 9, 1978

Estimated 14,000 Bootheel residents are without electricity -- and without heat -- as utilities crews labor to repair fallen power lines and poles in wake of yesterday's ice storm.

Construction will begin as soon as weather conditions permit on regional office building for Lowe's Inc. on Airport Road.

50 years ago: Dec. 9, 1953

With fitting ceremony, Salvation Army's annual Tree of Lights program is inaugurated; tree is located on post office lawn on Broadway.

There's a steady stream of taxpayers paying 1953 state and county taxes each day at main office in Jackson and branch office in Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau; during November, state and county collections amounted to $229,689.67.

75 years ago: Dec. 9, 1928

Bert F. Holly, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Holly of Illmo, has been designated for entrance examination at West Point Military Academy by Sen. Harry B. Hawes; Holly, who was graduated last year from Illmo High School, is freshman in Teachers College at Cape Girardeau.

New electric sign will be installed on front of building at 625 Broadway, occupied by Kassel's Jewelry store; sign, which is six feet long, is designed to appear like medieval castle.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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