Community briefs 6/17/04

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Women's club presents pet events in Scott City

The Scott City Women's Club will hold its first Summerfest Pets on Parade this weekend. The lineup begins at 5 p.m. Friday at IGA. Pets need to be on a leash; prize will be awarded for best costume. A pet contest begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Horseshoe Pavilion; sign up starts at noon. Contests include best dressed, best trick, couch potato, pet/owner look alike and pet races. There will be prizes, ribbons, balloons and raffles.

Civil War Round Table to meet Sunday at church

The Cape Girardeau County Chapter of the Civil War Round Table will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fellowship Room of Hanover Lutheran Church, 2949 Perryville Road, Cape Girardeau. The speaker, Larry Powers, will present a program on "Cape Girardeau's Civil War Fort D," the only remaining fort on an undeveloped site. Plans will be discussed for ways to enhance the fort as a tourist site and for local visitors. For more information on the meeting, call Glenn Harper, (573) 833-6033, or Elroy Kinder, 334-4964.

Plans made to spruce up Jaycee Joyland at park

Choctaw Park, located at 2300 Broadway, will be closed to the public from June 23 to 27 while the Cape Girardeau Junior Chamber of Commerce cleans and repaints the playground equipment at "Jaycee Joyland" located there. Traffic passing by from 8 a.m. to noon June 26 is invited stop by for more information on the Jaycees.

American Red Cross to hold annual meeting

The American Red Cross chapter in Cape Girardeau will hold its annual meeting at noon June 29 at Centenary United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 300 N. Ellis St. The meeting will include awards and recognition; new board members will be sworn into office. For information, or to attend, call 335-9471 or e-mail to

-- From staff reports

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