Out of the past 10/31/12

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

1987

After 27 years in operation, the Federal Aviation Administration's flight service station closes in the evening; control of all aviation radio transmitters and telephone circuits are turned over to a new automated flight service facility at Spirit of St. Louis Airport near St. Louis.

Southeast Missouri State University celebrates Homecoming with a parade down Broadway; the Homecoming football game will pit Southeast's Indians against the Northeast Missouri State Bulldogs.

1962

An offer by the Cape Girardeau Jaycees to furnish seating and lighting for a Central High School football field was turned down last night by the school board; the Jaycees' proposition wasn't accepted by the board because, as the board indicated, it would mean a commitment by the school district of large expenditures when Houck Stadium is available at a nominal rental fee.

The Oddfellows burned a $10,000 mortgage in a ceremony Monday night at the Oddfellows Hall; after making payments for seven and a half years, the Oddfellows now own the two-story brick building at 825 S. Ellis St.

1937

Dr. Don E. Schooler preaches his first sermon as pastor of Centenary Methodist Church, speaking on "God's Own Household"; Schooler arrived here yesterday from Elk City, Okla., where he was pastor of the Broadway Methodist Church.

The Rev. I.E. Taylor has begun his work as full-time missionary for the Cape Girardeau and Charleston Baptist associations; he comes here from Texas; he will reside in Cape Girardeau and serve churches in Cape Girardeau, Perry, Mississippi and Scott counties.

1912

The very bad condition of the drinking water in Cape Girardeau is causing many people to ask what the city is doing to better water and light service; a six-member committee appointed several weeks ago by the mayor to work with the water and light company toward a franchise agreement has yet to begin its labors.

Mrs. Columbia Gaither goes back to her home in Commerce, Mo., after having spent several days here with her daughter, Mrs. H.H. Ranney.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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