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1987

A committee to review future annexation plans of the cities of Cape Girardeau and Jackson has narrowed the towns' differences down to a four-square-mile area; that area, which both cities hope to include in future annexation plans, is the southwest intersection of Interstate 55 and U.S. 61.

A retired banker and former mayor of Cape Girardeau will be honored at Southeast Missouri State University this fall as 1987 Alumni Merit Award winner; Narvol A. Randol has been active in university happenings since his graduation from the school in 1939.

1962

The proposed new post office for Cape Girardeau is likely to be within a 42-block area bounded by Merriwether, Bellevue and Lorimier streets and West End Boulevard; the Post Office Department has been seeking a site on which to take an option for a new 60,000-square-foot facility.

Eileen Caruthers, director of the county welfare office here since 1953, has resigned, and Louise Wright, a veteran welfare worker, is named her successor.

1937

A community revival meeting, sponsored by the Independent Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau, begins in the afternoon at Courthouse Park; speaking at the first service is the Rev. D. Thomas of Cairo, Ill.

The Rev. A.H. Beardsley, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, speaks at the regular union service sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance; the service is held on the front steps of Academic Hall at the Teachers College in the evening.

1912

Pickpockets didn't consider the size, stature or official position of Edward Regenhardt, U.S. marshal, when they robbed him of a purse containing $10 yesterday in St. Louis; Regenhardt, who had just returned from a visit to his old home of Cape Girardeau, was surrounded by robbers as he alighted from a street car at Eighteenth and Olive streets; the marshal weighs 260 pounds and is 6 feet and 6 inches tall.

C.M. McWilliams arrives on the noon train from Columbia, Mo., and goes to Jackson in the afternoon to take charge of his work as farm supervisor for Cape Girardeau County, the first county in the state to inaugurate the plan of having a supervisor under the new law.

-- Sharon K. Sanders


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