Photo: School dedicates new library

Friday, November 2, 2012

Steve Shaffner conducts the Central Junior High School Orchestra prior to the dedication of the Louis Lorimier Library Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 in Cape Girardeau. The Cape Girardeau Board of Education voted to name the new facility adjacent to the junior high school in honor of the French-Canadian credited with founding Cape Girardeau. With $1.3 million available from the Lorimier Trust, a result of the sale of Schultz School in 2008, the $1.8 million library was built. A video of Dr. Frank Nickell presenting a perspective of Louis Lorimier at the event is available at

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