Out of the past 5/9/04

Sunday, May 9, 2004

10 years ago: May 9, 1994

Cape Girardeau League of Women Voters is teaming up with Cape Girardeau Civic Center to launch recycling education project in step with national trend; using $2,500 grant from League of Women Voters Education Fund in Washington, D.C., local League leaders hope to educate and encourage residents in south part of Cape Girardeau to recycle.

Tot Lot at Capaha Park is gone, but not for long; old playground equipment has been removed to make way for new, expanded Tot Lot at same location.

25 years ago: May 9, 1979

Number of area construction projects might be shut down unless Southeast Missouri building contractor and construction trade union representatives reach agreement on new contracts by midnight Monday.

Jackson native was killed near Auburndale, Fla., yesterday when tornado demolished shed where she had taken refuge with her husband; Marguerite Schnaare of Auburndale was one of six people who died as storm cut trail of wreckage across central Florida.

50 years ago: May 9, 1954

Ferne Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thilenius of Cape Girardeau, is soloist at weekly Midwest Opera Association radio program, presented on station KFUO in St. Louis.

Ten-Mile Garden throngs with visitors, and number of cars traveling in each direction may set new high record; most of thousands of rose bushes between Cape Girardeau and Jackson are in full bloom, but roses aren't of full size because of cold nights.

75 years ago: May 9, 1929

County court has taken under advisement and is awaiting opinion of public on proposal from local band boosters to build bandstand on west lawn of county courthouse.

Steamer Cape Girardeau carrying more than 100 businessmen, members of sales managers division of St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, arrives late in day.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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