The Missouri Highway and Transportation Department announces it will install lights on all four Interstate 55-Route K ramps in Cape Girardeau; the work will help circumvent poor visibility on the ramps.
The responsibility for providing around-the-clock hourly weather observations at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport officially changed hands at midnight Wednesday; that's when a Federal Aviation Agency Flight Service Station specialist took her final readings and handed off that responsibility to an employee of Mid-America Weather Services of Overland Park, Kan.
(Missourian archive photo by G.D. "Frony" Fronabarger) [Order this photo]
In observance of Cape Girardeau's distinction of having the oldest paved streets in Missouri, The Missourian offers a 16-page special section dealing with various phases of the cement and concrete industry and with the city's past and present street paving programs.
The county court and the Cape Girardeau City Council are considering the possible construction in Cape Girardeau of a public building to serve the purpose of a "little courthouse"; proponents say such a building is badly needed to house such agencies as relief, social security, re-employment, crippled children's services and the like.
The largest crowd of Boy Scouts and Cubs attending the annual Southeast Missouri Area Council fall roundup during the eight years it has been held flocks to Cape Girardeau; a total of 790 Scouts, Cubs and men and women active in Scouting register here; 24 troops and seven Cub packs gather at Courthouse Park.
Dr. A.H. Miller, born and reared in Cape Girardeau County, who is an elder brother of I. Ben Miller, is here visiting old friends and relatives, after an absence of eight years; Miller is a resident of Culbertson, Neb.
By a vote of 748 to 203, the proposition to issue $250,000 in bonds to acquire municipal water and light plants is defeated.
-- Sharon K. Sanders