Out of the past 2/19/08

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

25 years ago: Feb. 19, 1983

Shari Tharp of Kelso, Mo., has been selected state finalist for Missouri's Homecoming Queen; she will represent Scott City High School at the pageant in March in St. Louis.

T. Donley Thomas, who joined the music faculty of Southeast Missouri State University in 1958, yesterday became the eighth recipient of the university's College of Humanities Honors Award at a luncheon that also recognized 35 students for excellence of scholarship.

50 years ago: Feb. 19, 1958

Towboats are attacking from both the north and south ends of a large ice gorge on the Mississippi River that has blocked shipping and locked its grip on a large number of barges and towboats; boats have kept a channel clear for a distance 10 miles above Cairo, Ill., but from that point on for a distance of 15 miles north, there is a solid ice pack.

Circuit Judge Marshall Craig, who presides in Mississippi, Scott and Cape Girardeau counties, has filed his declaration for renomination on the Democratic ticket.

75 years ago: Feb. 19, 1933

For the first time since undergoing an operation three weeks ago, the Rev. C.P. Kirkendoll, pastor of Maple Avenue Methodist Church, is in his pulpit in the morning; his sermon subject is "Excuses."

The 25th anniversary of the dedication of the house of worship of St. Paul Lutheran congregation is held in Jackson; at the morning service, the Rev. L.F. Dippold of New Wells is speaker, and the Rev. Adolph Vogel of Altenburg, Mo., occupies the pulpit during the afternoon service. The present, attractive brick church was erected in the fall of 1907 and dedicated on Feb. 23, 1908.

100 years ago: Feb. 19, 1908

A collection of original watercolor paintings of famous American artists will be exhibited by the Wednesday Club in the music rooms of the Normal School on Friday and Saturday; admission will be 10 cents.

F.M. Early, the young man who made hosts of friends while in charge of the shoe department at the Buckner-Ragsdale Store, returns to Cape Girardeau from an extensive trip through Oklahoma, Texas and Old Mexico, and resigns his position; while in Oklahoma, Early took a job with a trust company and will move there.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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