Out of the past 9/8/12

Saturday, September 8, 2012

1987

While in Cape Girardeau to kick off a week-long, 19-city "Buy Missouri" tour, Gov. John Ashcroft participates in ground-breaking ceremonies for the new Resin Exchange facility in the Greater Cape Girardeau Industrial Park on Nash Road; the $3 million expansion will add about 84 new workers to Resin's current work force of 35.

Dr. Robert Foster, executive vice president of Southeast Missouri State University, meets with the City Council, offering to give the city the university's air-supported structure or "bubble" for use as a recreational facility; the bubble, located north of the Scully Building, currently houses three full basketball courts and a track.

1962

The Wetterau Grocer Co., being shifted from Desloge, Mo., to a new warehouse and office building at Scott City, will service two of seven new IGA "package stores" being built in Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee; the two stores will be located at Anna, Ill., and Union City, Tenn.

The first animal to arrive at the SEMO District Fair grounds was a fine Hereford unloaded yesterday by brothers Ora Lee and Terry Hopkins of near Jackson; they came here from the Williamson County Fair at Marion, Ill., where their herd won 10 first and 11 seconds, including champion bull.

1937

Cape Girardeau has been chosen to host the 1938 state convention of the American Legion; Commander I.W. Upshaw of the Louis K. Juden Post of the Legion predicts between 3,000 and 3,500 delegates will attend the convention next September.

A member of the Cape Girardeau Police Department may be sent to Washington, D.C., within a few months, for a 12-week training period in a free police academy conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; a district FBI man suggested that Cape Girardeau send a man to the academy to learn G-man techniques.

1912

W.H. Stubblefield Jr., president of the Sturdivant Bank and lay conference leader of Centenary Methodist Church, speaks at a special afternoon service at St. James A.M.E. Church; Dr. Ivan Lee Holt, pastor of Centenary, preaches at the service.

John Wolters of Cape Girardeau is the soundest of sleepers; a burglar is able to enter his home through a kitchen window, make his way into Wolters' bedroom where he slept, take his trousers and carry them out through the front door; he rifles the pockets, hangs the breeches on the gate post and leaves for another place.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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