Out of the past 12/11/03

Thursday, December 11, 2003

10 years ago: Dec. 11, 1993

Two current Cape Girardeau city councilmen will square off in April in a race for the mayor's seat; yesterday, Al Spradling III filed an election petition for mayor; he will challenge Melvin Gateley, who filed for the seat on Nov. 10.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a disaster application center tomorrow at the Army National Guard Armory in Jackson.

25 years ago: Dec. 11, 1978

Sunshine and warm temperatures forecast for today are expected to help power company crews restore power to more than 6,500 Bootheel residents who spent the weekend without electricity following Friday's ice storm.

Members of Southeast Missouri State University faculty and administration will meet Wednesday with several members of the Missouri Legislature in an effort to familiarize lawmakers with the campus and its academic programs.

50 years ago: Dec. 11, 1953

W.M. Barks, assistant superintendent at Marquette Cement Co., has been elected president of the Southeast Missouri District Fair Association board of directors.

Cooperative stores in the city's schools will be required to pay for city merchant licenses under a ruling made by the city council yesterday.

75 years ago: Dec. 11, 1928

"Naughty Marietta" was presented at the New Broadway Theater last night as The Missourian's classic for the region.

Four new directors of the Cape Girardeau Fair Association were elected at an annual stockholders meeting; L.C. Blattner and C.W. Weiss were re-elected to serve three terms, and W.F.D. Batjer was named to a three-year term, succeeding F.A. Keller.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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