Out of the past 1/11/04

Sunday, January 11, 2004

10 years ago: Jan. 11, 1994

Rolane Smith has been appointed officer in charge of Cape Girardeau Post Office; she is in charge of total post office operations until replacement is named for Michael Keefe, who recently transferred to postal operations office at Kansas City.

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - Public school officials cancel classes after acting superintendent Tom Hoover is told by phone call that school building would be targeted by arsonist.

25 years ago: Jan. 11, 1979

Cape Girardeau Public Works Department may find itself short of salt should there be any snowfall during next week while Mississippi barges loaded with salt bound for here are stranded at Cairo, Ill.

Incumbent school board members Judi McBride and J. Kent Cargle are first candidates for April 3 school board election.

50 years ago: Jan. 11, 1954

Figures released by County Collector Ted Regenhardt show county residents and corporations poured $1,097,488.11 into their school systems, county government and miscellaneous adjuncts in taxes they paid during final three months of 1953.

City council votes to permit District Fair board to rent through the year stalls in barn at Arena Park to harness horse owners; owners will keep their horses at barn and train them on track.

75 years ago: Jan. 11, 1929

After 49 years of service, pews in Trinity Lutheran Church will soon be replaced by new ones; new seats are expected to arrive within another month; new altar will also be installed.

Formal dedication ceremony for new annex to Jackson High School building was held last night; R.K. Wilson, president of school board, presented new building to patrons of district, and Mrs. D.I.L. Seabaugh responded in behalf of public.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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