Community digest 4/8

Monday, April 8, 2002

Local group attends Lions Club convention

A number of Cape Girardeau Lions Club members attended the recent convention for Lions Club District 26-D at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Attending from here were past district governor Randy Bartlett, Susan Bartlett, Mary L. Estes, Ed Tilley, Allen Taylor, Laurie Taylor, past district governor Dr. Keith Deimund, Mike Shivelbine and Chuck Stotz.

A special guest at the convention was Allan Broughton, International Lions Club director and featured speaker at the banquet. Also in attendance was Dee Thompson, representing the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation in Columbia, Mo.

Past district governor Sue Dillon, of Sikeston, Mo., gave an update on the Kenny Rogers Center's new equipment, made possible by a $75,000 grant from the Lions Clubs International Foundation. Awards presented at the convention included the Melvin Jones Fellowship awards to Lola Crowder of Perryville, Mo., Elfreda Cox of Bloomfield, Mo., and past district governor George Doerr of Wappapello, Mo. President's pins of appreciation were presented to Doerr and past district governor Dennis Quetermous of Bertrand, Mo.

This year's Missouri State Lions Convention will be held May 3, 4 and 5 in Jefferson City, Mo.

Program for professional women at Perryville

"Updating Your Professional Image," a program designed for professional women, will be held at the American Legion Hall in Perryville April 24.

Topics include "Casual Dress for Serious Work," "Dressing 'Camouflage Chic'" and "Clothes You Love to Live In." Registration is at 10 a.m., with the conclusion at about 2:30 p.m.

Marilyn Ellis, of the Office Systems and Technologies Department at Jefferson Community College in St. Louis, will discuss dressing for the office, in sessions at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Leslie Goodman of Weekender Fashions will present "Clothes You Love to Live In" at 1:15 p.m. The program is sponsored by Perry County University Extension, Perryville Area Career and Technology Center and American Legion Post 133.

Program cost, including lunch, is $15. Additional information is available by calling (573) 547-4504.

Lewis and Clark group to meet on activities

A report on an archaeological dig at the site of the old Red House, and plans for construction of the new Red House Interpretive Center head the agenda for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission Group meeting to be held at 7 tonight at the Cape Girardeau Convention & Visitors Bureau, 100 Broadway.

"We'll be signing people up to actually begin construction of the center," said Jane Jackson, a member of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission Group. "We'll unveil our sign and bring everyone up to date on our progress."

Travelers Protective group elects officers

Leon Dickerson has been elected president of Cape Girardeau Post M of the Travelers Protective Association.

Other officers elected at the group's annual meeting included Frank Stoffregen, vice president; and Juanita Henley, secretary-treasurer.

New board members are Margret Dickerson, Kay Gramling and Nancy Poston.

In attendance at the annual meeting were Missouri State Secretary Joe Cady of Columbia; national director Doris Boll, Bill Mansell and Bob Dillon, all of Post A in St. Louis.

-- From staff reports

Audubon group plans Mississippi River tour

The National Audubon Society's Upper Mississippi River Campaign will co-sponsor a river trip April 12 with the American Land Conservancy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Missouri Department of Conservation to look at potential side channel habitat acquisitions in the Cape Girardeau area.

Boats will depart at 10 a.m. from the Red Star Boat Landing at Cape Girardeau for Schenimann Chute upstream from Cape Girardeau and return in the early afternoon.

The group will look at the potential of developing side channel habitat and acquisitions that may include bike trails along the Mississippi River, said Jon Stravers, a representative for the Audubon UMR Campaign. Information is available by calling Stravers at (563) 586-2621.

Westview Eastern Star to hold pancake supper

The Westview 103 Eastern Star in Millersville, Mo., will hold its annual pancake supper from 4 to 6 p.m. April 13.

For information, call Billy Joe Keele at (573) 866-3282.

Donkey basketball game planned at Jackson

The Jackson Middle School Parent Teacher Organization will sponsor a donkey basketball game April 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the gymnasium at Jackson High School.

Advance tickets are available at the school and SEMO Specialties and Sports for $5 for adults and $3 for grade school students and senior citizens. Tickets will be $2 more at the door.

Information is available by calling 243-5828.

Crowell breakfast speaker for Caring Council meet

Jason Crowell, Missouri State Representative, will be guest speaker at the Community Caring Council's Annual Breakfast.

The breakfast is scheduled April 19, at 7:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau.

Additional information is available by calling 651-2099.

Group to sponsor family history writing seminar

The Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society will sponsor a family history writing seminar from noon to 4 April 13 at the Riverside Regional Library in Benton, Mo.

Committee members will be on hand to help people compile and write their family history for inclusion in the upcoming Scott County History Book on families of Scott County.

Orders for the book will be taken at the seminar.

The books are $53.95 plus $6 for postage, if mailed.

Lions set 10th anniversary banquet for April 12

The Cape Girardeau Evening Lions Club will hold its 10th anniversary banquet at Drury Lodge April 12.

Dr. Dwayne Garrett of Wentzville, Mo., past International Lions Club director, will be guest speaker.

Donkey basketball game planned at Jackson

The Jackson Middle School Parent Teacher Organization will sponsor a donkey basketball game April 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the gymnasium at Jackson High School.

Advance tickets are available at the school and SEMO Specialties and Sports for $5 for adults and $3 for grade school students and senior citizens. Tickets will be $2 more at the door.

Information is available by calling 243-5828.

Harley group to sponsor poker run

The Southeast Missouri Harley Owners Group Poker Run will be held May 11, starting at Daytime's Bar in Cape Girardeau at 11 a.m., and ending at Corner Bar & Grill at Benton, Mo.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Association.

Registration begins at 11 a.m., and the entry fee will be $15 a person.

Prizes will be awarded at about 4 p.m., and there also will be a 50/50 drawing.

A pig roast, entertainment by Nite Shift and a silent auction will follow the run.

For information, call Bob Cook at (573) 334-9357 or Trevor Michael at (573) 545-9909.

Area Wide United Way golf tournament May 20

The Area Wide United Way will hold its 15th annual charity golf tournament May 20 at the Cape Girardeau Country Club.

The tournament will be a four-person scramble, with morning and afternoon tee times.

The entry fee is $100 a player, which includes lunch, cart and greens fees.

In addition to prizes to the top teams, there will be a hole-in-one prize of a new vehicle. Prizes will also be presented for closest to the pin, closest to the line, longest putt and longest drive.

For more information, call 334-9634.

Black Forest plans Craftfest May 4 and 5

The Black Forest Village's 12th annual Craftfest will be held May 4 and 5. Carving, basket weaving and leather art will be demonstrated.

Other arts and crafts, entertainment, and food will be available throughout the two days. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5. Information is available by calling 335-0899.

Cape Shrine Club to hold golf tournament May 17

The Cape Shrine Club will sponsor its seventh annual golf tournament May 17 at the Bent Creek Golf Course at Jackson.

Shriners and non-Shriners are eligible for the four-person scramble event.

In addition to prizes for the top teams, there will be prizes for closest to the pin, and closest to the line. There will be a hole-in-one prize of a new vehicle. Prizes will also be presented for closest to the pin, closest to the line, longest putt and longest drive. A special prize will be awarded for a hole-in-one on the hole No. 8.

Entry fees is $65 a person. Tee-time is 1 p.m. with a shotgun start.

Information is available by calling Buddy Parrish at 334-7893, or Eddie Schreiner at 243-5503.

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