Out of the past 12/12/01

Wednesday, December 12, 2001

10 years ago: Dec. 12, 1991

Jackson - Ever since Cape Girardeau County enacted half-cent sales tax for general revenue in March 1980, receipts have increased consistently every year; but in 1991, county's string of growth snapped; total collections were just $8,762.38 greater than what was collected in 1990 - increase of just .28 percent.

Jackson - Ivan E. McLain, who expressed interest in running for sheriff of Cape Girardeau County after resigning as police chief in Chaffee this week, won't meet one-year residence requirement outlined in state law for sheriff candidates.

25 years ago: Dec. 12, 1976

Fall 1976 Southeast Missouri State University graduates are challenged by commencement speaker, Robert Fulton, to strive for preservation of economic justice in this country and to keep government accountable to governed.

About 5,436 people, some taking their booster shot, receive swine flu inoculations at clinic held at Alma Schrader School; although fewer people receive vaccine today than on first flu clinic day, heavier concentration of people participated because of shorter hours; third clinic is scheduled for Jan. 12 in Jackson Family Clinic in Jackson.

50 years ago: Dec. 12, 1951

Light snow falls in morning, melting quickly in sunshine; but U.S. Weather Bureau experts are calling for colder temperatures tomorrow, with possible snow flurries.

Ervin E. McCarter and Ray F. Matney of Rolla are new owners of Nash agency at 2119 West Broadway, formerly known as Southeast Missouri Nash, Inc.; new firm will be known as Cape County Nash; partners purchased firm from Harris Motor Co., effective this week; Bob Turlin, formerly with Harris Motor Co., is chief mechanic in new concern.

75 years ago: Dec. 12, 1926

In hopes of securing more central location so services may be attended by persons of denomination throughout the city, the Rev. R.M. Barrett of Oakland City, Ind., has moved his worship services to Park Theater on Broadway; Barrett hopes to organize a General Baptist church in Cape Girardeau.

Will Mayfield College at Marble Hill, Baptist school in Southeast Missouri, is carrying on drive to raise funds for completion of its new buildings, which are under construction; it is hoped to complete drive within 30 days; total of $35,000 is needed to complete construction work.

- Sharon K. Sanders

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