Out of the past 11/9/12

Friday, November 9, 2012

1987

Cape Girardeau firefighters and paramedics from the Cape County Private Ambulance Service remove the injured driver from a car that runs off the street in the 2200 block of Broadway and falls into Walker Creek; rescuers work for more than 30 minutes to free the woman who was trapped in the partially submerged car, which was on its side with the driver's side up.

Presiding Commissioner Gene Huckstep says a ban on all open fires in Cape Girardeau County will continue in force until further notice; the ban was imposed by the county commission Saturday.

1962

Having already ordered a synchronized traffic signal system for Broadway, the Cape Girardeau City Council does the same for Independence Street; traffic signals will be installed at the Independence intersections with Sprigg and Pacific streets and West End Boulevard.

Mrs. L.O. Crites has sold the Crites drive-in restaurant building on Highway 61 East in Jackson to W.B. Seabaugh, owner of Seabaugh Implement and Motor Co.; Seabaugh will use the building for expansion of his business.

1937

The relief "family" of Cape Girardeau County has been reduced to zero, and a new list of needy families is being formulated, with all persons being required to establish positively their need before being listed as deserving of relief; the Social Security staff is in charge, taking over the old relief office.

After serving as organist at Centenary Methodist Church a number of years, Mrs. J. Clyde Brandt has resigned the position; she desires to take a rest from the regular church appearances.

1912

Dr. Warren Smith of Sikeston, Mo., got so interested in the fierce football game yesterday at the fairgrounds that he got in the path of a fast charging player of the Normal School team and sustained a broken ankle; Smith was attracted to the game by the playing of his son, Fred, who was in the fiercest of the fray and distinguished himself; Sikeston High lost to the locals, 28-0.

D.M. Scivally leaves for Campbell, Mo., called there by the illness of his son, John.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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