Out of the past 11/10/04

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

25 years ago: Nov. 10, 1979

A new concept in meeting the specialized social and psychological needs of the elderly will become a reality in Cape Girar-deau, when a model eldercare center opens in mid-December; the facility will be administered through the Southeast Missouri State University Home Economics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, in cooperation with the Area Agency on Aging.

The 11th annual Heritage Ball is held in the evening at the Arena Building, sponsored by the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau.

50 years ago: Nov. 10, 1954

Mayor Norval A. Randol returns by train from Kansas City where he attended sessions of the 60th annual National Conference on Government, sponsored by the National Municipal League; Randol is a director of the Missouri Municipal League.

City councilmen are given an extensive list of street surfacing work projected for next year and, at the same time, receive a warning from John R. Walther, veteran city engineer, that pavement failure on the city's high-use streets will occur unless funds are made available for badly needed repairs.

75 years ago: Nov. 10, 1929

Cape Girardeau churches give proper recognition to Armistice Day, which is Monday, with services appropriate to the occasion; at all of the churches, congregations pause for a moment in silent observation of the day.

The Sunday school of the First Presbyterian Church is being held regularly in the new Sunday school building completed a few weeks ago; each of the classes has been assigned rooms and the departments placed on the two first floors of the new plant on lower Broadway.

100 years ago: Nov. 10, 1904

The Daily Republican issues an apology for the poor quality of yesterday's edition and for the lateness of its delivery; the gasoline engine broke down and, after having mechanics work on it nearly all night and then all day, the forms were taken to the Progress office, where C.D. Tresenriter printed the paper.

Dr. W.L. Porterfield, son of Dr. J.D. Porterfield of Cape Girar-deau, and Dr. J.W. Marchildon of Thebes, Ill., left yesterday for Vienna, Austria, where they will continue the study of medicine.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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