Out of the past 9/10/12

Monday, September 10, 2012

1987

Cape Girardeau County sheriff's investigators say arson was the cause of yesterday's fire that heavily damaged Riverside Components and Supply Co. on Nash Road; deputy Lonnie Moore was injured at the scene yesterday, when his arm was struck by a steel beam being removed from the building.

The future of an arch entrance way to an apartment complex at 25 and 29 S. Sprigg St. remains unsettled following Tuesday's city council meeting; city officials contend the arch provides insufficient clearance for trucks and ambulances.

1962

Grading has started on a site on Christine Avenue south of William Street for a new plant for the Bunny Bread Co. to expand its sweet line production and to absorb its home sales route and production headquarters.

Lines longer than most buildings and a scarcity of parking mark the State College campus as the vanguard of an expected enrollment of nearly 3,700 regular students prepares for the fall semester.

1937

The first rehearsal under the lights of Houck Field Stadium was held last night for the "Arabian Nights" spectacle, with the cast of the first episode clicking through the story with a precision that pleased director John W. Judd; tonight, if the weather cooperates, the second and third acts will be rehearsed.

BENTON, Mo. -- Geneva Foster of Morley, Mo., has been chosen to preside as queen of the 1937 Benton Neighbor Day celebration Oct. 7; she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Foster; last year's queen was Maurine Gateley of Oran, Mo.

1912

Members of the city council, recognizing the need to clean Cape Girardeau's streets, have ordered four carts with two garbage cans apiece that will be used to haul off refuse cleaned from the streets and sewers.

The last rail is laid into the city of Farmington, Mo., by the Saline Valley branch of the Houck railroad system, and a new territory has been opened up for Cape Girardeau; the branch furnishes an outlet for Farmington and the Lead Belt country direct to the river at Cape Girardeau and West Chester, and to the Thebes, Ill., bridge connection.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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