Out of the past 3/2/11

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

25 years ago: March 2, 1986

Bethel Assembly of God Church recently named two new staff members; Michael Givens is the new youth pastor, and Arvin Haynes is associate pastor.

Scottish evangelist John Clunas begins a five-day crusade at Cape Bible Chapel; for the past 25 years, Clunas has conducted large, citywide evangelistic meetings throughout Great Britain and Ireland; his mission has extended to the United States and Canada during the past few years.

50 years ago: March 2, 1961

BENTON, Mo. -- About a dozen cases of hepatitis have been reported in communities of Scott County and close watch is being kept on the cases, according to county health officer Dr. Thelma C. Buckthorpe.

The Advance High Hornets and the Doe Run High Wildcats will be off to Columbia, Mo., Friday to enter the semi-final round of the Class M and S state basketball tournaments; last night at Houck Field House, the Hornets stung the Fisk-Rombauer High Pirates 76-62 in a quarter-final game in the M state tourney, and Doe Run romped over St. Elizabeth High 61-45 in the Class S game.

75 years ago: March 2, 1936

Fifteen Butler County men, indicted by a federal court grand jury at St. Louis Saturday on a charge of conspiracy to bribe an agent of the Federal Alcohol Tax Unit, will be arraigned at the court session in Cape Girardeau that convenes April 13.

Herbert F. Wickham, who since October has been manager of the service station department of the Simpson Colonial Tavern at Broadway and U.S. 61, is now acting manager of the coffee shop as well; Clarence LaCroix of St. Louis, who had run the shop for four months, resigned this weekend.

100 years ago: March 2, 1911

In Common Pleas Court proceedings here, Judge Robert G. Ranney decides the island farm of John R. Boas is in Illinois, and the county court of Ste. Genevieve County has no jurisdiction over it, nor can the tax gatherers of that county collect the legal tithes on tares; the meandering Mississippi River has caused the channel near the island to change, making the island closer to Missouri than Illinois.

Albert Huters and George Lemley have returned from Lilbourn, Mo., where they were duck shooting; Huters got 41 and Lemley 25.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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