Out of the past: Aug. 13

Sunday, August 13, 2017


The Area Wide United Way has expanded its area to include Scott City, in addition to Cape Girardeau and Jackson, for the coming year. The campaign goal will be $477,000, and two new agencies -- VIP Industries and Civil Air Patrol -- will receive funds from the campaign.

The 137th SEMO District Fair will be extended one day, with one event scheduled the Saturday before fair week Sept. 13 to 19; that event is the annual 4-H Horse Show.


John Lichtenegger of Jackson has been elected to serve as chief of the Anpetu-We Lodge of the Order of the Arrow. Young Lichtenegger has been active in Explorer Post 211, sponsored by Jackson American Legion Post 158.

The original, 89-year-old organ used in historic Old Apple Creek Presbyterian Church, after an absence of 45 years, has been re-acquired by the church and will be returned to use at a covered-dish picnic for former members and friends of the church Wednesday.


Cutting expenditures where possible, Cape Girardeau's administration is driving toward a balanced budget, a goal that may not be attained for some time without disrupting present municipal service. Mayor Raymond E. Beckman, who has inaugurated a policy of reporting monthly to each department its expenditures and budget allotments, says during July the city exceeded its budget by $1,501.18.

Members of 4-H Clubs from at least five Southeast Missouri counties will have entries in the district 4-H Club Show and Sale, to be held Sept. 4 and 5 at the new city park to take the place of the annual district fair. Assistance also will be given to those clubs by the home-economics clubs. Some of those in this county already offering to help are Roberts, Harmony, Randolville, Friendship and West Jackson.


Company L and the Sixth Regiment band leave Cape Girardeau by Frisco train late in the afternoon, bound for military training at Nevada, Missouri, by way of St. Louis. A tremendous crowd, mostly women and children, gather at the station to see the boys off.

At a meeting yesterday of men interested in the Boy Scout work, 12 men were selected to serve as the Boy Scout commission for Cape Girardeau: Christ Freeman, W.H. Stubblefield, E.J. Deal, J.F. Masterson, Charles Lamb, R.S. Douglass, H.J. Karaker, G.L. Meyer, C.W. Boutin, Otto Kochtitzky, H.A. Nussbaum and George Naeter.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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