Out of the past 12/5/12

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

1987

"A Christmas Homecoming" is the theme for the Jackson Christmas parade. Coordinated by the Jackson Jaycees, this year's parade features floats, bands and a little bit of Christmas for all who attend.

City Councilman Peter Hilty says he will seek re-election; the four-year terms of Hilty and Councilmen David Barklage and Curt Smith will expire this Spring; while Smith has said he won't run again, Barklage remains undecided.

1962

Tom Dietiker of Cape Girardeau becomes the first area hunter to kill a deer with a bow and arrow; Dietiker bags the 96-pound doe in the morning in the Duck Creek area, using a 70-inch, 46-pound bow; earlier, he killed a deer during gun-hunting season.

Hal Lane, sophomore quarterback from Fredericktown, Mo., has been voted State College's Most Valuable Football Player of the 1962 season by his fellow teammates; Lane was also cited as an All-Conference first team member and winner of the MIAA Sportsmanship Award.

1937

The Rev. R.A. Brooks, who recently began his second year as pastor of the Methodist Church at Oak Ridge, delivers his farewell sermon in the morning; Brooks has been appointed to a church in Texas in order that he might continue his studies as a student at Southern Methodist University at Dallas.

Final services of the preaching mission being conducted at First Christian Church are held in the evening; at the final worship, a baptismal service is also held; Dr. Harvey Baker Smith of Marshall, Mo., has been preaching at the mission.

1912

Louis Houck has closed a deal with the Frisco for the sale of his entire railroad property; it will probably take several days to complete the routine details for the transfer of his roads; a St. Louis newspaper reported the consideration will be between $1,000,000 and $1,500,000.

The stockholders of the Cape Girardeau Fair & Park Association met this week and re-elected the three directors whose terms had expired: Charles Blattner, Julius Meyer Jr. and J.T. Nunn.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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