Out of the past 8/22/12

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Thousands of hungry tasters visit the Schnucks Food Fest at the Show Me Center; vendors give away a variety of free food; the festival continues today.

Searing heat, concentrated along and just ahead of a slow-moving cool front, pushes into Southeast Missouri and sets a new record high temperature at Cape Girardeau; a reading of 102 is observed at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport, breaking the old record set in 1983 by two degrees.


Donald L. Dickerson, a Cape Girardeau lawyer, is the new county Democratic chairman, and John L. Wescoat of Cape Girardeau will remain as Republican chairman for another two years, their respective party committees decided yesterday.

CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Citizens of Chaffee once again approved a $10,000 bond issue for construction of a fire station in a special election Tuesday, but only 15 more votes were obtained than the necessary two-thirds majority; earlier in June, the issue was given strong approval, but a Kansas City bonding company refused to accept the voting claiming the election was illegal because the publication requirements weren't met.


The Rev. W.M. Hackman, pastor of Grace Methodist Church, is the speaker at the evening union service, held at Centenary Methodist Church.

Esther L. Knehans, her niece Winifred Knehans, the daughter of Judge and Oscar Knehans, and Wilhelmina L. Vieh left yesterday on a trip to Miami and Havana via New Orleans.


The Republican newspaper is having to make more room to take care of its business; another large room will be built on the rear of the building to be used as a folding and assembling area, the spacious basement beneath to be used as an additional stock room.

Five lads from Charleston, Mo., arrive in Cape Girardeau at 7 a.m., coming in on bicycles en route to Little Whitewater River, where they will join the Boy Scouts camp for a week.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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