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Friday, December 19, 2003

10 years ago: Dec. 19, 1993

Nativity pageant with live stable animals is presented on parking lot of Hanover Lutheran Church; pageant is presented by members of Youth Group and Men's Club of church.

No one cracked $67.5 million Powerball jackpot yesterday, driving price to estimated $90 million for midweek drawing; local lottery retailers anticipate brisk sales between now and Wednesday.

25 years ago: Dec. 19, 1978

Ninth candidate joins field for two Cape Girardeau City Council seats, and one of incumbents whose term expires, Sam Gill, announces he won't seek re-election; latest candidate is Peter F. Daniels.

Cape Girardeau School Board gave its approval yesterday to $1 million city-school swimming pool project, after receiving report that school system could afford operational costs of pool for at least a year.

50 years ago: Dec. 19, 1953

ADVANCE, Mo. -- Liquor store and tavern were destroyed by fire last night in main business section of Advance; Joe Tilly, operator of liquor store, estimates loss in both establishments at around $15,000.

Georgia Lazanas, Benton-Clio candidate, is this year's Sagamore Queen; queen was chosen by vote of State College students.

75 years ago: Dec. 19, 1928

Salvation Army is planning to aid worthy poor of Cape Girardeau on Christmas; about 100 baskets will be distributed to needy families.

Rose restaurant, 30 N. Main, has been purchased by Fred C. Miller of Blodgett; John F. Rose, who has been in restaurant business for 27 years, operated local cafe for eight years.

-- Sharon K. Sanders


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