Out of the past 12/30/12

Sunday, December 30, 2012

1987

About 500 Cape Girardeau residents are without telephone service, after a city sanitation truck ran into an aerial 600-pair cable at the intersection of Cape Rock Drive and Perryville Road, cutting the cable in two.

A fifth term won't be sought by Jackson Alderman Jim Beattie; Beattie, who represents Ward 4, says he has no intention of filing again for his current seat; an election for four seats on the board will be April 5.

1962

Visitors are welcomed to the new Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Jackson during an afternoon open house; the Rev. A. Eckhoff, pastor, greets visitors, and the children of the parish entertain guests with Christmas carols.

The Rev. W. Harry Hunt of North Little Rock, Ark., has accepted a position as pastor of First Baptist Church of Jackson; he will begin his duties here Jan. 1.

1937

Girardeans interested in national peace voice themselves, in some quarters, as favoring passage by Congress of a proposed war referendum amendment to the Constitution; the amendment would give American citizens the right to vote on the question before the United States could enter into a war.

Bricklayers yesterday began construction of the walls for the new factory building on Independence Street.

1912

The insurance firm of Vandivort & Vasterling, which for nine years has occupied an office downstairs in the Sturdivant Bank building on Main Street, will be moving to larger quarters upstairs in the same building.

C.W. Edwards of Leora, Mo., in Stoddard County, with his wife and daughter have moved to Cape Girardeau; they are living in the handsome bungalow built on Morgan Oak Street.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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