Out of the past 9/19/12

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Andrew Stuart, a member of the British Parliament, is the guest of U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson at the SEMO District Fair/EXPO in the afternoon; Stuart is on a three-day visit to the 8th District.

A 9,000-square-foot building, which until recently housed Metro Business College, will be used as an office building; Gene Rhodes, Cape Girardeau mayor and local businessman, recently purchased the building at 1452 N. Kingshighway; it will be renovated to house 30 to 45 offices.


The Cape County Medical Society reveals the planned county clinics to administer the oral poliomyelitis vaccine are indefinitely postponed; the decision is based on a recommendation of the Missouri State Division of Health and stems from four cases of polio in Canada that were traced to a variant of the Sabin vaccine.

Prosecuting attorney Stephen E. Strom tells the County Court that unless a flaw should be found in petitions submitted to the court, there is no obstacle in the way of submitting a $65,000 bond issue for Crump lake land acquisition to voters.


The Independent Baptist Church, 111 Themis St., has been reorganized and the Rev. R.L. Thomas, 19-year-old minister, has been elected pastor; he is a graduate of the Cape Girardeau Bible Institute and a son of its dean, the Rev. D.R. Thomas.

A crowd of 330 representatives from virtually every church in the Cape Girardeau district of the Methodist Episcopal, South, comfortably fills the auditorium at Centenary Methodist Church for the first of a series of three Institute sessions, given under the direction of G.L. Morelock, lay leader for the denomination, from Nashville, Tenn.; additional sessions will be held Monday and Tuesday.


Two railroad cars of exotic animals, survivors of the Frisco crash that killed one person and injured a score of other performers with the LaMont Bros. dog and pony show, are being cared for temporarily in Cape Girardeau; among the animals are an elephant, two lions, a monkey, an anteater and some trained ponies.

The new addition for The Republican building, as well as a number of others, is being delayed because of a shortage of labor.

Sharon K. Sanders

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