Out of the past 5/24/02

Friday, May 24, 2002

10 years ago: May 24, 1992

Glenn Miller of Bold Lion Ministries in Phoenix, Ariz., speaks at New Life World Outreach Center in morning; in ministry more than 17 years, Miller has traveled extensively throughout United States and abroad.

Fortress, quartet from Carbondale, Ill., is in concert at First General Baptist Church in morning; members of group are Joey Rhodes, Dr. D., Duane Jackson and Tom Pigford; Fortress performs at county fairs, shopping malls, civic centers and for youth concerts.

25 years ago: May 24, 1977

Cape News clerk was issued court summons yesterday alleging violation of city's new obscenity and indecency ordinance beginning what City Attorney Thomas Utterback suspects may be "substantial legal battle"; clerk was charged with one count of selling obscene material after two plainclothes police officers purchased several magazines and film at store.

Rain, which varied from less than inch to as much as 3.55 inches, fell in area Monday night, offering relief to newly planted corn and soybean crops and reviving pastures and hay; area creeks rose to bank-full levels and Goose Creek at Jackson overspilled its banks.

50 years ago: May 24, 1952

Southeast Missouri Hospital nursing scholarships were awarded to six nurse aides, five of them graduates of Central High School, at awards assembly at school Friday; recipients of scholarship were Barbara Buelow, Mary Lou Sinn, Virginia Walker, Opal Meier, Lois Rose, and Gladys Lambert; latter is graduate of Hancock High School in St. Louis County.

Girl Scouting's highest award, the Curved Bar, has been won by two Cape Girardeau troop members: Linda Withers and Phyllis Huckstep, both 13; presentation of badges was at tea given by Troop 21, to which they belong, for their mothers.

75 years ago: May 24, 1927

Anniston - Anniston Bank at Anniston, eight miles south of Charleston, is closed in morning by its board of directors and turned over to state finance department; depletion of cash reserves caused closing of institution.

Cape Girardeau Central High School Chapter of National Honor Society has been organized, with school receiving its charter last week; charter members of society are Mildred C. Johnson, Mary E. Drum, Ruth Berry, Lucy J. Vangilder, I. Duard Meyer, Dorothy H. Samuels, Vera E. Kasten, Aleene Kimmick, and Helen M. Ketterer; sponsor of local chapter is Clara Krueger.

- Sharon K. Sanders

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