Out of the past 12/26/12

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

1987

Cape Girardeau County Sheriff Norman Copeland recently announced the appointment of John Turner as a deputy sheriff; Turner received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Southeast Missouri State University in 1986.

Shoppers were out in force during the five-week Christmas season in the immediate Cape Girardeau area, say area merchants; there's no letup today, as shoppers flock to stores to exchange Christmas gifts and take advantage of post-holiday sales.

1962

First-seed Cape Girardeau Central High will meet crosstown rival Notre Dame tomorrow evening as the 18th annual College High Holiday Basketball Tournament enters the quarterfinal round at Houck Field House; while Central drew a bye in the first round of the 12-team tourney, Notre Dame advances to the next level by clipping Morehouse, Mo., 61-46.

Tardy Christmas mailers sent the Cape Girardeau Post Office's holiday mail volume surging past last year's record mark; postal workers processed 2,043,000 pieces of mail from Dec. 8 through Christmas Day.

1937

Students living in Cape Girardeau and attending school elsewhere and who are home for the Christmas holiday are honored at the morning and evening services at Centenary Methodist Church.

Louis Stein, 75, formerly a flour miller in Cape Girardeau, died at his home in Salt Lake City on Thursday; the family moved from Cape Girardeau to California about 28 years ago, and the last 12 years had resided in Utah; the old Stein and Lance Mill was in the 400 block of Broadway.

1912

A letter has been received by the Cape Girardeau Commercial Club from the head of the manufacturer of motors for boats and ships, who wishes to establish a large plant here; he will be in the city tomorrow to discuss the proposition with club leaders.

The two ornamental urns that have stood on pedestals at the Themis and Spanish streets entrance to Courthouse Park are being removed to allow for the installation of two new light stands; many citizens have protested the removal of the urns, which were gifts to the city by patriotic citizens.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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