Out of the past 7/21/04

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

10 years ago: July 21, 1994

Calvin Bird, six-year director of Cape Girardeau Civic Center, resigns his post to pursue new business venture; Bird says he will continue to work with center as its administrative organization is changed.

CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Chaffee Board of Education recently hired Ed McGrew as high school principal; McGrew has served as counselor at high school for 13 years.

25 years ago: July 21, 1979

Local reactions vary over effects on businesses as result of presidential order limiting heating and cooling in nonresidential buildings.

Dr. Jack L. Bottenfield, president of Three Rivers Community College at Poplar Bluff, delivers commencement address to 358 graduates at Southeast Missouri State University in evening.

50 years ago: July 21, 1954

Water hauling at Jackson has nearly tripled in one-month period ending July 15, as compared to May 15 to June 15 report; between mid-June and July 15, 308,000 gallons of water were taken from Jackson municipal power plant by haulers, while only 116,100 gallons were hauled during previous month.

Highest vote ever recorded in city election was polled yesterday when Delta residents approved two bond issues to provide city waterworks.

75 years ago: July 21, 1929

The Rev. W.O. Schulze, pastor of Grace Methodist Church, delivers sermon at weekly union service in evening at Courthouse Park.

George F. Hunt, 86, veteran Confederate soldier and one of few local survivors of Civil War, died from infirmities of age Saturday evening at home of his daughter, Mrs. L.H. Butler; other survivors are two more daughters and two sons.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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