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Saturday, December 22, 2012

1987

At least one Jackson Board of Aldermen seat will be available to a new board member in the April 5 election; Ward 2 Alderman Donald Cook says he won't stand for re-election; Ward 1 Alderman David Ludwig is the only person who has filed for one of four board seats up for election in April.

Nineteen persons have applied for the Cape Girardeau city manager post since the city council began advertising the position earlier this month; applications will continue to be accepted through Jan. 4.

1962

When Sgt. Bill J. Adams of the Cape Girardeau Police Department starts his training period in the Missouri State Highway Patrol Jan. 13, he will be continuing a family tradition; Adams is married to the former Jo Ann Little, daughter of Cape Girardeau police chief Percy R. Little, who is also a former highway patrolman; in addition, Chief Little has two sons, Jack and Bill Little, who are also Missouri troopers.

Scott City voters will decide Friday whether to add 65 to 70 acres to their city limits, which include two major businesses, the Illmo-Scott City school grounds and large areas of undeveloped property intended as subdivisions.

1937

Lying at anchor in its winter harbor in the Mississippi River just south of Cape Rock is the Army Corps of Engineers' fleet; more than 60 pieces of equipment are combined into a veritable floating city worth more than $2,000,000; the fleet is manned by an average of 50 government employees during the winter months.

SIKESTON, Mo. -- The federal government has acquired 608 acres of land in the LaForge, Mo., community, where a resettlement project is planned; the government intends to take title to 5,100 acres more within 10 days; the program is being worked out by the Farm Security Administration and is a rehabilitation effort to assist sharecroppers, farm laborers and renters who now live on the land the government is buying.

1912

The new pipe organ at Centenary Methodist Church was given a fine introduction to a large audience Thursday night; William M. Jenkins, organist at Second Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, played a varied program showing the wonderful range of the instrument, delighting the several hundred hearers; the organ is used at worship for the first time in the morning.

Mrs. Rosa Albert, widow of Judge Sebastian Albert, dies at age 68; she was born here, the daughter of one of the first school teachers in this newly settled country; she was educated at St. Vincent's Academy and in 1865 married Albert; she is survived by four daughters and three sons.

-- Sharon K. Sanders


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