Out of the past 3/26/04

Friday, March 26, 2004

10 years ago: March 26, 1994

Narrow, Themis Street bridge over Walker Creek -- at intersection of Themis and North Kingshighway -- was closed Friday so contractor can remove bridge and replace it with wider and longer bridge.

Three Jackson city offices -- construction services, public works, and developmental services and inspections -- have moved into former Jackson Exchange Bank, which will become new Jackson city office administrative complex.

25 years ago: March 26, 1979

Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau reaches its highest point since March of last year, but by end of this week National Weather Service officials expect river to be at its highest level in several years.

Central High School's journalism adviser, Elizabeth Lockhart, has been named Missouri Journalism Teacher of the year by Missouri Interscholastic Press Association.

50 years ago: March 26, 1954

Cape Girardeau public schools will receive $22,203.73 less in state aid this year than they did in 1952-53 fiscal year.

J.S.N. Farquhar, charter member of Southeast Missouri Retail Lumber Dealers Association, is awarded honorary lifetime membership in organization during morning session of its annual convention at Hotel Marquette.

75 years ago: March 26, 1929

Plans for organization of Cape Girardeau County Health Association to centralize agencies working toward eradication of tuberculosis and other diseases were made at meeting at Jackson Monday.

New Broadway Theater is to be equipped for talking pictures by May, according to S.E. Brady, proprietor.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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