ARTifacts 6/12/08

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Museum starts biweekly programs

The Cape River Heritage Museum has longer hours and more programs this year with the start of biweekly presentations in the old fire station that houses Cape Girardeau history. The programs start Saturday with Laura Mosley Snider reading from her late grandmother's work, "Little Mockers Great Adventure." The museum currently hosts an exhibit honoring the late local author and former Southeast Missourian columnist Jean Bell Mosley. One of the two programs a month will be a reading from one of her many works. The other presentation will feature Chief White Eagle and various American Indian stories like "Native Domestic Life" and an explanation of "Native Celebrations." The programs are at 10 a.m. every other Saturday through September.

State fair tickets on sale this weekend

The 2008 Missouri State Fair Pepsi Grandstand concert tickets go on sale Saturday for the Aug. 7 to 17 fair. Classic rockers .38 Special, Air Supply and Charlie Daniels will rock the country grand stand in Sedalia, Mo. Among other small touring acts, Missouri natives Trent Tomlinson and Sara Evans will be on stage. Tickets to the Country Gold Tour, other concerts, motorsports and Dodge Arena events will be available at the fair's box office from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ticketmaster sales begin at 9 a.m. Box office hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday starting Monday through Aug. 6; and during the fair 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through the Ffir's Web site or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-769-6776. A complete list of ticketed events is available at

— From staff reports

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