There's a lot of activity at the Arena Building these days; new offices are being constructed, and an agreement has been reached with the Kiwanis Club to use the facility weekly for Bingo; the new Show Me Center, which opened in August, hasn't caused a significant reduction of the number of events held at the Arena Building.
The Cape Special Road District will be moving from cramped quarters to a more spacious facility next year; road district officials are planning to build a new 100,000-square-foot, metal building on a 4.4-acre tract just off Route W in the LaCroix Industrial Park.
The first scattered reports of stepped-up food buying, continued requests for survival information, volunteers for civil defense and classroom interest in current developments are noted as the local impact of the continuing Cuban crisis.
"Lake Girardeau" has been selected as the name for the proposed Cape Girardeau County fishing lake near Crump, announces Charles Boyd of the Cape Girardeau Jaycees; the Cape Girardeau and Jackson Jaycees are spearheading a campaign to have a $72,000 bond issue passed in November to finance land site purchase for the lake.
The value of the work done by the three drainage section CCC camps in Southeast Missouri -- at Delta, Hayti and New Madrid -- during the past two years, has aggregated $925,000; the workers cut timber and brush from ditches and levees, cleaned silt from ditches and rebuilt levees.
The Rev. J. Wilson Crichlow arrives from Helena, Ark., to visit locally and get acquainted with Cape Girardeau and district before assuming his duties as the new presiding elder of the Cape Girardeau district of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Delegates attending the Southeast Missouri Teachers Association convention vote to meet next year at Poplar Bluff, Mo., rather than Cape Girardeau; among the new officers elected at the meeting is J.T. McDonald of Cape Girardeau County, president.
The Rev. Frank Y. Campbell returns from Kansas City, where he has been attending a Baptist meeting.
-- Sharon K. Sanders