Out of the past 9/7/04

Tuesday, September 7, 2004

10 years ago: Sept. 7, 1994

BENTON, Mo. -- State auditors have recommended changes in financial operation of Scott County Sheriff's Department and urged Sheriff Bill Ferrell to avoid even appearance of conflict of interest; recommendations are part of audit of county government covering three years ending Dec. 31.

Betty Martin is new adult services coordinator at Cape Girardeau Public Library.

25 years ago: Sept. 7, 1979

Tax rates in Cape Girardeau County, with exception of Nell Holcomb School District, will remain same as last year when rates are approved by county court next week; taxpayers in Holcomb district will be paying total levy of $5.13 this year compared to $4.53 in 1978.

Teachers in Anna-Jonesboro (Ill.) Community High School District were ordered back on job yesterday as result of temporary restraining order issued in Union County Circuit Court; dispute centers on salary and fringe benefit increases for teachers.

50 years ago: Sept. 7, 1954

Classes begin at public and parochial schools in Cape Girardeau; integration of black and white pupils goes into effect for first time; superintendent Louis J. Schultz says there are 36 black pupils enrolled at Jefferson School, which has been retained on voluntary basis for any children who wish to go there.

While school gets underway for most youngsters in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Catholic High School is exception; plans had been made for classes to begin at new building, but finishing touches have not been completed; opening is postponed one week.

75 years ago: Sept. 7, 1929

New time card for Frisco Railroad passenger trains through Cape Girardeau is announced; most pronounced change is on Hoxie line, from Cape Girardeau to Hoxie, Ark., through Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Bank of Sikeston was apparently swindled by same two clever bunco men who Thursday secured $700 from two Cape Girardeau banks; check for $375, drawn on First National Bank of Cape Girardeau, is presented to bank here for payment after it had been cashed in Sikeston Bank.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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