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Out of the past: Nov. 18

Sunday, November 18, 2012

1987

Cape Girardeau County Auditor H. Weldon Macke has been honored by the National Republican Committee as "one of America's top 10 Republican elected county officials for 1987."

The city of Cape Girardeau has entered into a "contract of obligation" with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources regarding the closing of the city landfill; under the contract, the city is obliged to pay initial closing costs of $133,000 and post-closure maintenance costs over 20 years, totaling $480,000.

1962

The Rev. W. Harry Hunt of North Little Rock, Ark., has accepted an invitation extended to him by the First Baptist Church of Jackson to be pastor; he will assume his new duties in January.

Approximately 60 persons from three states were in attendance each day for the atomic, biological and chemical defense warfare course conducted yesterday and today at the Naval Reserve Training Center at Municipal Airport; included are reservists of the Navy and Seabees and civilian Civil Defense personnel.

1937

Mrs. Annie Kenrick Burrough, member of a prominent pioneer Cape Girardeau family, dies just before noon at her home on Bloomfield Road; born May 13, 1865, at Charleston, Mo., she was a daughter of George and Mary Rodney Kenrick; she was the widow of attorney Frank E. Burrough.

Cape Girardeau is expected to shut down tomorrow afternoon when the battle of unbeatens is staged on the Houck Stadium gridiron; both seeking the laurels of the MIAA Conference, the Indians of Cape Girardeau Teachers College will battle the Mules of Warrensburg Teachers College.

1912

The City Bank of Bloomfield, Mo., most all of the stock of which is owned by George Houck Jr. and Rudolph Houck, sons of the late George Houck, fails to open for business in the morning; a note posted on the door says that irregularities were found in the accounts and that all obligations would be satisfied in full by the Houck brothers.

Mollenhour & Co. have opened a new grocery store in the Woods building, at the corner of Independence and Frederick streets.

-- Sharon K. Sanders


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