Out of the past 10/2/01

Tuesday, October 2, 2001

10 years ago: Oct. 2, 1991

Doug Kaminskey, Cape Girardeau environmental services coordinator, said yesterday that first day of citywide recycling service went "better than expected"; Kaminskey said collection and sorting of recyclable materials went particularly well.

Patrons of Cape Girardeau Public Library can now pick up that book they've been wanting to read on Sunday; library will initiate Sunday hours beginning next week; Sunday service will continue until April, when it will be evaluated; if Sunday hours aren't successful, library will discontinue the service.

25 years ago: Oct. 2, 1976

Southeast Missouri State University and Bootheel Regional Planning Commission will soon begin collecting data which will likely lead to recommendation for improving higher education opportunities in Bootheel; Southeast may establish education center to serve Bootheel counties of Dunklin, Pemiscot, New Madrid, Mississippi, Stoddard and Scott.

Puxico - In special ceremony, Nathaniel P. Reed, Interior Department's assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks, will dedicate unique new Visitor Center at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge on Oct. 17; ceremony will emphasize two important activities at center: Environmental education and interpretive programs, and work of Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center.

50 years ago: Oct. 2, 1951

Mr. and Mrs. M.S. Gilliland of Cape Girardeau have received telegram from Department of Defense advising them their son, Pfc. Dale Gilliland, 22, of Marine Corps, has been wounded in Korea; he is recovering from shrapnel wounds in left arm at hospital at Inge, Korea.

Brewer - Archbishop John E. Ritter of Cape Girardeau dedicated new St. Vincent's Catholic Church here Sunday; church replaces one destroyed by fire in January 1947; solemn High Mass was celebrated by the Rev. James W. Stokelum of St. Louis, Provincial of Western Province of Vincentian Fathers.

75 years ago: Oct. 2, 1926

Near-perfect fair weather - cloudless sky and rapidly mounting mercury - reigns for closing day of biggest Cape County Fair in 68 years of annual exposition; attracted by big feature program prepared for closing moments, thousands come into Cape Girardeau from every outlying section of district, crowding streets and Fairground Park at early hour; it is estimated that today's attendance will run as high as 10,000 or 12,000.

Yankee Stadium, New York - Herb Pennock holds St. Louis Cardinals to three hits, while his Yankee teammates, led by Babe Ruth, battle their way to 2-1 victory over National League champions in opening game of World Series.

- Sharon K. Sanders

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