Out of the past 7/13/02

Saturday, July 13, 2002

10 years ago: July 13, 1992

In attempt to bring change of leadership to Democratic Party in Cape Girardeau County, Thomas M. Meyer is challenging chairman for his seat on party central committee; if Meyer is successful in his effort to defeat Todd McBride as Ward 8 Democratic committeeman, McBride wouldn't be eligible to continue as chairman of county committee or 8th Congressional District Democratic Committee.

Jackson - Paving contractor on Jackson's West Main Street improvement project agrees to cut out and replace portion of defective concrete in eastbound lane that doesn't meet city engineering specifications; agreement is reached between city and Jim Biethman, superintendent for SIS Inc. of Creal Springs, Ill.

25 years ago: July 13, 1977

For first time in memory there are no ducks on Capaha Park Lagoon; city park officials have removed ducks for their own safety; cause is mysterious illness which in past month has killed 21 ducks; employees gather up birds and transport them to Shawnee Park Lagoon in south part of city.

Perryville - Voters yesterday narrowly approved $875,000 general obligation bond issue for addition and improvements to Perry County Nursing Home; vote was 1,305 for proposal and 611 against; proposal needed two-thirds majority for passage.

50 years ago: July 13, 1952

Special services at Church of the Nazarene mark congregation's 20th anniversary; guest speaker for day is the Rev. E.D. Simpson of St. Louis, district manager; the Rev. and Mrs. O.C. Granger and family of St. Louis, who were guest singers in first meeting held at local church 20 years ago, are present to provide special music.

New hospital building at Camp Lewallen, area Boy Scout camp, is dedicated in afternoon with council officials and representatives of Alpha Phi Omega, national Boy Scout fraternity, participating; hospital was built with funds raised largely by local Beta Psi chapter of fraternity.

75 years ago: July 13, 1927

Rain last night and early today, that is expected to be worth thousands of dollars to growing crops in Cape Girardeau County and counties to west, fail to extend to farming sections of other Southeast Missouri counties; heavy downpour last night is followed by slow, soaking rain and gave Cape Girardeau over two inches of precipitation in past 24 hours, breaking four-week drought.

It is announced that formal opening of Piggly Wiggly Store No. 2 at 623 Good Hope will be held Saturday; store is owned and operated by A.B. Hunter Jr. and R.D. Barrow, who also own and operate Store No. 1 on Broadway.

- Sharon K. Sanders

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