Out of the past 1/2/04

Friday, January 2, 2004

10 years ago: Jan. 2, 1994

Dr. Fred Rawlins delivered 6-pound, 3-ounce William Wyatt Perry Wednesday, marking last of about 8,000 babies Cape Girardeau obstetrician has helped bring into world; he is giving up obstetrics portion of his practice.

Giving reached all-time high for local Salvation Army's Tree of Lights campaign, which surpassed its 1993 goal, raising $118,000; goal was $115,000.

25 years ago: Jan. 2, 1979

Bitter cold ushers in new year throughout Southeast Missouri, bringing with it ice storm that leaves nearly all of Perry County without power for portion of weekend.

Cape Girardeau Public Library building may have future as museum under proposal of Southeast Missouri Museum's Board of Directors to city council; library is located in Common Pleas Courthouse Park.

50 years ago: Jan. 2, 1954

Permission has been obtained from the Most Rev. Joseph E. Ritter, archbishop of St. Louis, to undertake certain improvements in St. Mary's Catholic Church; included in work will be replacing of present altars and sanctuary appointments, and plastering the nave.

Morehouse High Tigers won College High Preps tournament last night, downing Bell City Cubs 75-43; win established new scoring record for points in championship game in nine years of tourney.

75 years ago: Jan. 2, 1929

Cold wave that sent mercury skidding to new low mark for season came in with new year, bringing intense cold to all sections of Southeast Missouri; yesterday's low was 10 degrees.

J.U. White, farmer at Lodi in Wayne County, will replace Will Bahn of Cape Girardeau on Southeast Missouri Teachers College Board of Regents; Bahn's term had expired.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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