Out of the past 1/5/04

Monday, January 5, 2004

10 years ago: Jan. 5, 1994

Some major changes have been announced for Coca-Cola Bottling Co.'s operations in Southeast Missouri following purchase of local plants by Coca-Cola Enterprise of Atlanta, Ga.

Incumbent Pat Ruopp yesterday filed for fifth term on Cape Girardeau Board of Education, only candidate to do so on opening day of filings.

25 years ago: Jan. 5, 1979

White coattails of raging winter storm that paralyzed much of northern half of nation swirled into Cape Girardeau area late last night, dumping about three inches of snow on ground by noon and promise of about inch more before tomorrow.

Coast Guard places restrictions on barge traffic traveling Mississippi River between Cairo, Ill., and St. Louis because of heavy ice and low river levels.

50 years ago: Jan. 5, 1954

Missouri's emergency hay relief program, with state and railroads sharing cost of transporting roughage to farmer, has undoubtedly saved many Cape Girardeau County farmers from disaster, declares County Agent A.D. Arnhart; 570 county farmers have requested hay under program.

Boy Scout organization in district has surpassed its goal of reaching 1,000 new boys in four-month Round-up; from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, organization enrolled 1,046 new boys in scouting and formed 22 new units.

75 years ago: Jan. 5, 1929

News has been received of recent death at Minneapolis, Minn., of Nick Heisserer, 78, former Scott County merchant and one of three surviving members of original Antone Heisserer family.

Paving Maud Avenue, entrance to Houck Field, cost $3,014.63, according to report by City Engineer E.L. Sailer.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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