Out of the past 8/20/12

Monday, August 20, 2012

1987

Officials with the city of Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri State University cut the ribbon in the morning to officially dedicate the new Show Me Center; around 700 people attend the dedication at the main entrance to the city-university-owned facility; the crowd then moves inside to hear dedication remarks by U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, Rep. Bob F. Griffin and Sen. John E. Scott.

Workers are removing the plastic siding from the Cape Girardeau Civic Center building, 232 Broadway, part of a $250,000 remodeling and reconstruction of the facility.

1962

A fire of unknown origin razed the brick home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Blattel of Millersville yesterday and threatened the R-2 school 250 yards away; the Blattels had moved into the house last week.

Hot weather makes a resurgence in Cape Girardeau, climbing to a 101 degrees; that's the highest reading so far this month, and one of the hottest days of the summer; luckily, the humidity isn't high at 30 percent.

1937

The Cape Theater, formerly Park Theater, in the 200 block of Broadway, is to be reconditioned during September and will again be open to the public about Oct. 15, says E. French Gallagher, local theater manager; the theater won't run continuously, but will only be used for the showing of special feature pictures.

Boy Scouts from Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, Mo., Chaffee, Mo., and East Prairie, Mo., are setting up camp at Cape Rock Park for the annual three-day Camporee for Scouts of the northern part of the Southeast Missouri area.

1912

Walter V. and Elmer C. Buelteman arrive here for a two-week vacation with their parents; both men are located in Fort Worth, Texas, where Walter is employed in the general offices of the Commonwealth Bonding and Casualty Insurance Co., and Elmer with the Harkrider-Keith-Cook Co., a large produce firm.

E.L. Kindall of Christobal, Canal Zone, Panama, is visiting in Cape Girardeau, the guest of Gertrude Schwepker; Kindall is employed as one of the marine boiler inspectors on the canal work, which he reports to be progressing rapidly.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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