Community digest 9/12/02

Thursday, September 12, 2002

River Heritage Museum adds board member

The board of the Cape River Heritage Museum recently accepted Angie Bender as a new member.

A native of Cape Girardeau, Bender graduated from Central High School and then William Woods University in Fulton, Mo., with a bachelor's degree in history. She is completing her master's degree in historical preservation at Southeast Missouri State University.

Bender has moved back to Cape Girardeau from Oklahoma City, Okla., where she was employed as curatorial assistant in the textile division of the Oklahoma Museum of History, Oklahoma Historical Society.

Also new at the museum is Robyn Mainer, an historical preservation student at SEMO university.

Current exhibits at the museum include the Girl Scout Anniversary exhibit which continues until Sept. 21, and the Early Hats and Garments exhibit.

SEMO District Fair baby girl contest winners

Winners of the SEMO District Fair baby girl contest on Wednesday included:3-6 months

First: Brittany Cisco, daughter of Jill and Jared Cisco, of Cape Girardeau

Second: Taylor Wessel, daughter of Whitney Wessell and Mikell Smith, of Cape Girardeau

Third: Sydney McCraw, daughter of Tammi and Dale McCraw, of Marble Hill, Mo.7-9 months

First: Mariah Maca, daughter of Lori and Charles Maca, of Jackson, Mo.

Second: Jessi Colman, daughter of Starla and Jon Colman, of Marble Hill

Third: Larissa Bell, daughter of Lindsey and Justin Bell, of Cape Girardeau10-12 months

First: Michaela Whitaker, daughter of Michelle and Donnie Whitaker, of Jackson

Second: Alyvia Green, daughter of Theresa and Bryce Green, of Cape Girardeau

Third: Heather N. Conaway, daughter of Donna and Richard Conaway, of Cape Girardeau13-15 months

First: Aubrey Sullivan, daughter of Cindy and Bobby Sullivan, of Sikeston, Mo.

Second: Madison Davie, daughter of Melissa Terry and Travis Davie, of Cape Girardeau

Third: Abigail S Roth, daughter of Andrea and Scott Roth, of Cape Girardeau16-18 months

First: Holley Romack, daughter of Amy and Billy Romack, of Cape Girardeau

Second: Kaitlin C. Hart, daughter of Jennifer and Bobby Hart, of Jackson

Third: Kylie M Bell, daughter of Trish and Jason Bell, of Marble Hill

Local Missouri Retired Teachers met Sept. 4

The local chapter of Missouri Retired Teachers met Sept. 4 at Chateau Girardeau. The program included a history of River City Players, Cape Girardeau's community theatre.

The program was given by Chuck Ross, a long-time member of the theatre and past president. After the theatre history program, the retired teachers introduced themselves and gave a brief history of themselves and their teaching careers.

The organization meets the first Wednesday of each month except in January, February, July and August. For more information, contact Al Mason at 334-6734.

Fish and chicken supper to be held at Bell City

BELL CITY, Mo. - A fish and chicken supper will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Bell City Community Building. The menu will also include: hush puppies, slaw, potato salad, beans, dessert and a drink.

The cost for adults is $7, ages 6-12 eat for $3.50 and under 6 eat free. Proceeds go to pay for the community building.

Motorcycle ride to benefit nursing scholarship fund

CAIRO, Ill. - The Mayor's Three River Run Motorcycle Ride, sponsored by Mayor James Wilson and the City of Cairo, will be held Saturday at Fort Defiance Park in Cairo, Ill. Registration is from 10 to 11:15 a.m.

The cost of $10 per bike includes a meal, a bike show and door prizes. Proceeds will go to the JDSM scholarship fund, which sponsors nursing scholarships throughout the region.

A trophy and $150 will go to the motorcycle association, club or organization with the most participating bikes. Second place will receive $100, and third place will receive $50.

The Laborer's International Union Local #773 will also be giving away a 2002 Harley-Davidson Ultra at the event. Raffle tickets cost $10 each.

All bikes and bikers are welcome. For more information, contact Cairo City Hall at 618-734-0177.

Millersville Masonic Lodge to hold dinner

Millersville Masonic Lodge Westview #103 will hold its annual chicken and dumpling and ham dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The meal is sponsored by the Past Matrons and Sisters Club. Everyone is invited.

For more information, contact Billy Keele at 866-3282.

Dunk a doctor and help diabetes research

The Cape Girardeau Physician Associates America's Walk for Diabetes Team will hold a Doctor Dunk from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on the top floor of the Healing Arts Parking Garage at Saint Francis Medical Center.

All are invited for an evening of food and fun. Proceeds will go to the American Diabetes Association. For more information, contact Cookle Little at 334-9641, extension 2242.

Schrader-Floyd family reunion held Saturday

Relatives of Theodore and Martha Schrader Floyd gathered at Cape Girardeau County Park North for their annual family reunion on Saturday.

A noon basket dinner was enjoyed by all, and the attendees shared old photos and family histories.

Those attending were Robert and Anita Geringer, Paul and Wanda Roberts, all of Bellevue, Ill.; Ida Watkins, Alberta Loos, Sandra and Larry Fluegge, all of Cape Girardeau; Nelson and Maxine Floyd of O'Fallon, Mo.; Walter and Melva Floyd of Oak Ridge, Mo.; Charles and Jean Floyd of Leopold, Mo.; John, Angie and Lacie Floyd, Dorothy Blackman, all of Jackson, Mo.; Rick, Susan and Sara Floyd, Martha and Staci Floyd, all of Millersville, Mo.; Wilma Grossheider of Gordonville, Mo.; Jamie, Tim, Rachel and Ryan Birkman of Chaffee, Mo.

Attendees agreed to gather again in September 2003.

Boy Scouts schedule sign-up programs

School nights to join scouting scheduled

The Boy Scouts of America will be holding programs at various locations in September in order to encourage elementary school-age boys to join the organization.

Boys in grades 1-5 can join any Cub Scout Pack in the area, while boys in grades 6-8 can join a Boy Scout Troop. Scouting activities include games, field trips, campouts, fishing, canoeing and much more.

Programs will be held at the following locations on the following dates:

In Cape Girardeau:

7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 - Blanchard Elementary and

Franklin Elementary

7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 - Jefferson Elementary and Alma Schrader Elementary

7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 - Cape Middle School

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 - Clippard Elementary

In Jackson, Mo.:

7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 - Main Street Family Fitness Center

Interested boys may also join the scouts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Broadway United Methodist Church in Scott City. A Cub Mobile Race is scheduled for that day following signup activities.

The cost to join the Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts at this time is $4.20. All scouts will receive a free t-shirt at their first meeting.

For more information, contact Bill Crowell at 335-3346.

-- From staff reports

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