Out of the past 10/7/12

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Following the defeat of a 48-cent school referendum yesterday, Cape Girardeau School Board members are bracing for impending cuts in school programs; the measure fell by only 55 votes; encouraged by the slim margin, board members are discussing the likelihood of another election.

The Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority is taking steps to begin clearing about 35 acres near the slackwater harbor for future industrial development; currently, there are about 30 acres right around the harbor that is now under construction, to be used for industrial development.


Bishop Ignatius J. Strecker, head of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese, will leave tomorrow for Rome to attend the Second Vatican Council opening in St. Peter's Basilica there next Thursday; it isn't known how long the council will run, and Strecker has appointed his vicar general, Monsignor Charles P. Schmitt, to care for the diocese in his absence.

The Rev. Richard A. Boone conducts his first service as pastor of Grace Methodist Church; Boone comes to Cape Girardeau from the Maysville (Mo.) Methodist Church.


The Missouri Pacific Railroad has been given authority by the Public Service Commission to supplement its present freight train service in Southeast Missouri with a motor truck setup designed to reach every station it now serves.

The State Park Board and the new State Wild Life Conservation Commission will buy an 80-acre tract of virgin timber in Mississippi County, on which stands the largest oak tree in the Mississippi Valley, if the recommendation of a special committee named by Gov. Lloyd C. Stark carries any weight; it is hoped to establish a state or national park or game preserve at the site in order to save the giant oak.


Capt. Sam Tanner, who died Saturday evening in a St. Louis hospital from injuries sustained at Poplar Bluff, Mo., when an Iron Mountain train struck his wagon at a crossing, will be buried at Sikeston, Mo., on Thursday.

Charles Mayer has purchased the Regenhardt property on Independence Street and will start improving it immediately.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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