Out of the past 4/29/09

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

25 years ago: April 29, 1984

Members of Hanover Lutheran Church hold a celebration service of praise and thanksgiving in the morning that includes a mortgage-burning ceremony; the church was built at a cost of $340,000 and was dedicated in 1969.

The Rev. Steve Lingenfelter has joined the staff of Bethel Assembly of God as youth minister; he is a graduate of Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo.

50 years ago: April 29, 1959

Jackson lawyer W.O. Statler was elected judge of the Cape Girardeau Court of Common Pleas yesterday without opposition, except for a scattering of write-in votes.

Procedures for handling riots, panic and the use of tear gas were outlined by police Capt. F.L. Schneider at Fort D last night at a training session of the auxiliary police; it was announced the rescue squad would meet at the Buckner-Ragsdale store Thursday evening to be fitted for white coveralls by Henry Jacobs.

75 years ago: April 29, 1934

Services commemorating the 110th anniversary of First Baptist Church at Jackson are closed; special anniversary services began Wednesday night; First Baptist Church at the county seat is successor to the Old Bethel Baptist Church, founded in 1824 on a site now marked only by a grove and cemetery.

Don Tetley of Matthews, Mo., ran the Class C 880-yard run at the district meet at Cape Girardeau yesterday barefooted; he covered the bottoms of his feet with adhesive tape and refused a dozen offers of shoes; being in about 12th place, the lad didn't trouble to cross the finish line.

100 years ago: April 29, 1909

Charles Grohsman, Frank Smith, Homer and Earle Williams of the Jackson High School track team leave in the morning for Columbia, Mo., to participate in the track meet of the various high schools of the state to be held there Saturday.

Cape Girardeau Mayor M.E. Leming, city councilmen D.A. Glenn, J.T. Wilson and T.J. Gill, and the city clerk and city engineer, along with several members of the Commercial Club, are arrested for speeding in St. Louis; they had gone to St. Louis to inspect different methods of street paving.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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