Community briefs 09/07/04

Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Illmo centennial to include baby contest

Details are still being worked out about the Illmo centennial celebration that will take place Sept. 25, but already organizers know there will be a baby contest for children 6 to 12 months old. Registration forms for the contest can be picked up at Scott City Medical Center, 2102 Main St. The deadline to sign up for the contest is Sept. 20. At 10 a.m. Sept. 13, photos of the babies who will be in the contest will be taken at the caboose parking lot on Main Street in Scott City. The photos will run in the Scott County Signal before the contest. Anyone in the surrounding Scott City area is welcome to enter their baby in the contest and come out and get photos taken.

Class of 1959 holding 45th reunion this week

Cape Girardeau Central High School class of 1959 will hold a 45th reunion Friday and Saturday. The weekend kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday at Houck Stadium followed by a reception. The class will tour the new high school at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and have a brunch at 11 a.m. From 6 p.m. to midnight, the meal, band and dancing will be held at Heartland Banquet Hall in Jackson. For more information, call Lewis Bock at 334-8835.

Superior Electric plans reunion at park

Superior Electric will hold a reunion at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cape County Park shelter No. 20. Those attending should bring lunch. For more information, call 335-7965.

Scottish Rite spreading word on free clinic

The Capaha Scottish Rite of Cape Girardeau will distribute free papers containing information about a speech and learning clinic in St. Louis from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Cape Girardeau Wal-Mart and Sept. 18 at the Jackson Wal-Mart, Country Mart and Kmart in Cape Girardeau. All donations received will remain in the area. Children from the area receive free assistance annually through this clinic.

Rodders plan 27th car show at Capaha Park

The River City Rodders of Cape Girardeau will hold their 27th annual car show at Capaha Park on Sept. 19. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon; awards will be presented at 3 p.m. Participants will receive dash plaques and be eligible to win attendance prizes. Trophies for first, second and third place will be awarded in 31 classes. Vintage motorcycles (up to 1979) for street and dirt bikes may be entered. There will be two special classes for motorcycles -- people's choice and longest distance. For more information, call Paul at 243-8237.

Free workshop on senior caregiving scheduled

Missouri Delta Medical Center, Senior Lifestyles and Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging are sponsoring a free workshop for caregivers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Lunch is provided. For more information or to arrange a caregiver during the training, call Kathy Bullis at (800) 392-8771. Arrangements must be made early.

Eighth Commerce Floodfest scheduled

The eighth annual Commerce Floodfest will be held Sept. 24, 25, 26. Rides, games, eats, music, mule jumping, horseshoe tournaments, pageant and karaoke contest will be featured. For more information, call 264-3900.

Groups sponsoring community dance

A community dance sponsored by Cape Friends of Traditional Music and Dance will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Christ Episcopal Church, 101 N. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau. The dances feature a caller who teaches and prompts the dances and live old time fiddle tunes. No partner, costume or experience necessary. For more information, call Judy Hubbard at 334-5289.

Acoustic acts sought for open mic night

Sign-in for open mic night is at 8:45 p.m. every Monday at Buckner Brewing Co., 132 N. Main St. in Cape Girardeau. Singers and musicians of bluegrass, country, rock or alternative are welcome. Acts start at 9 p.m. For more information, call Jerry at 270-5114.

St. Ann's Sodality planning craft festival

Plans are being made for the Nov. 6 and 7 craft festival, sponsored by St. Ann's Sodality at Immaculate Conception Church. The festival will be held in the parish center. For more information on space rental, call Dolores at 204-0089.

Benefit golf tournament rescheduled for Oct. 8

The fifth annual benefit golf tournament for the Community Counseling Center Foundation has been rescheduled for Oct. 8 at Cape Girardeau Country Club. All proceeds will be used for the support of treatment of mental illness. Tee time is 12:30 p.m., with lunch at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Larry Essner at 334-1100.

Antique, collectibles show set for Oct. 10

The Community Counseling Center Foundation is sponsoring its semiannual antiques and collectibles show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Arena Building in Cape Girardeau. The preshow sale takes place from 8 to 9 a.m. Dealers may sign up for space now by contacting Larry Essner, executive director of the Community Counseling Center Foundation, at 334-1100. Proceeds will be used for providing improved facilities, equipment and services for people with mental illness. The center serves Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, Ste. Genevieve and Perry counties.

-- From staff reports

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