Out of the past 9/30/04

Thursday, September 30, 2004

10 years ago: Sept. 30, 1994

Nearly two dozen doctors made Cape Girardeau home this year thanks to aggressive recruitment campaign, but waiting rooms are far from empty; recruiting efforts are barely keeping pace with demand.

25 years ago: Sept. 30, 1979

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Jackson Route 2, and Christ Lutheran Church of Gordonville hold their Mission Festival at latter church; Dr. Allan Buckman, who served as missionary in Nigeria, is guest speaker.

Suzanne Priest, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Priest of Cape Girardeau, is crowned Notre Dame Varsity Queen.

50 years ago: Sept. 30, 1950

George C. Hensley, veteran city letter carrier, makes his last delivery of mail to homes he has served for long time; he retires from active duty, after 32 years of continuous service.

75 years ago: Sept. 30, 1929

For perhaps last time in Cape Girardeau, circus parade winds its way through streets of town; several thousand Girardeans and visitors line streets to see Sparks Circus street parade.

Working from about 2:30 until 7 p.m. in continuous yo-yo marathon, Larry Blaylock, 15, of Cape Girardeau, broke all local records Saturday, spinning toy 13,221 consecutive times.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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