Out of the past 6/25/09

Thursday, June 25, 2009

25 years ago: June 25, 1984

The Cape Girardeau County Court takes under advisement a request from Drury Development Corp. for county participation in the multipurpose building project; the action comes after a representative of the Drury firm asks the court to appropriate $735,000 for the construction of the multipurpose building at any site.

Mysie Keene receives the R.A. Fulenwider Meritorious Community Service award from Jackson Mayor Carlton Meyer during the Jackson Chamber of Commerce banquet.

50 years ago: June 25, 1959

Community business leaders last night voted 60-1 to establish an industrial development corporation; the plan envisions the purchase of a large tract of land within 10 miles of Cape Girardeau for development into an industrial area.

Anna O'Hara, who taught the past four years in a private school for mentally disabled children at Ste. Genevieve, Mo., and Agnes Walls, who was on the faculty at Jackson for the 1958-1959 academic year, have been engaged to teach at the Training Center for Handicapped Children to open in September in the former County Home.

75 years ago: June 25, 1934

Rain, varying from a light shower to a near cloudburst, brought relief in varying degrees to Cape Girardeau County and other parts of the area yesterday; Jackson, Fruitland, Pocahontas and Oak Ridge were hit by storms of cloudburst proportions; Cape Girardeau was on the fringe of the storm, receiving 0.34 inches.

Wheat threshing has been started in Cape Girardeau and other Southeast Missouri counties; the new grain is selling for more than 80 cents per bushel and is of good quality.

100 years ago: June 25, 1909

L.J. Albert Jr. has announced to his friends he has completed arrangements for accepting a job with the Commercial Trust Co. of St. Louis; he and his family will leave Cape Girardeau soon; for years, Albert was cashier of the Sturdivant Bank.

The cornice stones on the Federal Building that are being installed are the heaviest in the building; some of them weigh as much as three tons.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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