The congregation of Bethany Baptist Church celebrates the 25th anniversary of the church with special events; an open house was held yesterday afternoon; a potluck luncheon is scheduled for noon today.
A new home-style restaurant is under construction at Independence Square, at the corner of Independence Street and Sheridan Drive; "The Homestead" will be owned and operated by Dan Younghouse, who is returning to Cape Girardeau from Ocean Springs, Miss.
The Cape Special Road District agrees to assist the County Court with the purchase of right of way for a state highway to be built along the west side of Trail of Tears State Park; property owners have asked in excess of $20,500 for land that will be needed to build the road, designated as Highway 177AP.
Cape Girardeau is being considered as a site for the western terminus of Interstate 24 originating in Nashville, Tenn.; the I-24 route is projected to link Nashville with St. Louis.
Route SZ, a farm-to-market road sector west of Gordonville, has been approved by the State Highway Commission; the portion is about seven miles long, extending southwest from the end of a survey already made on SZ, near Zion M.E. Church, to Crump.
While hurling a ball to a batter in the Cape County League game at the shoe factory field yesterday, Gilbert Geringer, 22, pitcher for the Cut Rate team, broke his right arm; the bone of his pitching arm snapped between the elbow in the shoulder in the second inning when he threw a curve ball to Henry Brinkopf of the Egypt Mills team; Cut Rate lost the game 9-5.
Word is received of the death Sunday of L.B. Blackwood, St. Louis architect; he was 67; after the World's Fair and when Cape Girardeau was experiencing its greatest building boom, Blackwood came here and established an office; he was kept busy for a year or so and then returned to St. Louis; some of the best residences in Cape Girardeau are the result of his skill.
The dirt will soon fly along the riverfront; the flatcars and big dirt unloading plow have arrived to begin the big job on the riverfront as projected by the Frisco; a big steam shovel that left Springfield, Mo., on Tuesday is expected here today.
-- Sharon K. Sanders