Out of the past 8/6/04

Friday, August 6, 2004

10 years ago: Aug. 6, 1994

Trail of Tears State Park north of Cape Girardeau is one of five sites to be certified this year as historic site along Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.

By virtue of single write-in vote he received in Tuesday's primary election, Cape Girardeau County Interim Sheriff Leonard Hines could have authority to nominate himself, or someone else, to run on Libertarian ticket for sheriff; Hines made it clear when Norman Copeland announced his retirement earlier this summer, however, he had no intention of running for job.

25 years ago: Aug. 6, 1979

Mary Kasten of Cape Girardeau is appointed to Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents; she is only second woman to be so named; she fills vacancy left by resignation last month of Dr. William L. Tomlinson Jr., of St. Louis.

Even though there may not be consolidation election in Illmo and Scott City as originally planned, vote to decide Illmo-Scott City School District busing issue will take place Tuesday; issue will decide if pupils at Illmo-Scott City school living within mile of school may ride buses to classes.

50 years ago: Aug. 6, 1954

Petitions requesting county court to set aside portion of County Farm property as site for Missouri Girls' Town has been drawn and will be placed into circulation within next few days; project is sponsored by Missouri Federation of Women's Clubs.

R.B. Goodwin of Jackson was apparent winner over A.S. Reed of Cape Girardeau in close Republican contest for clerk of Circuit Court; count of absentee votes decided race.

75 years ago: Aug. 6, 1929

Rain amounting to 1.25 inches early in day brings untold relief to wide, drought-stricken area in Southeast Missouri; farmers coming into Cape Girardeau for Dairy Day program say soaking rain is worth thousands of dollars to corn.

Hundreds of people from Southeast Missouri gather in Cape Girardeau for Dairy Day program at Courthouse Park and to witness awarding of 10 dairy cows; principal speaker at Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event is A.J. McDowell, dairy superintendent for Frisco Railroad.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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