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Fred Lynch

P.M. scenes: 'A Day in the Life of Cape Girardeau'

Posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 12:00 AM

Previous blog: Staff and community photographers hit the streets on May 7, 1987 to record on film the everyday scenes that normally don't make the news: 'A Day in the Life of Cape Girardeau' Here are more photographs from that ordinary day.

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Sandy, a two-year-old golden retriever, is ready for a ride on the motorcycle at 2:30 p.m. Owner Chris Cook says Sandy can sit up, jump over the motorcycle, count and turn out the light. (Bill Chamberlain photo)

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Cape Girardeau is viewed from above the Mississippi River on May 7, 1987. (Steve Robertson photo)

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Robert Harris enjoys the mild weather while eating an early supper of beans and spaghetti at 3:35 p.m. (Joel House photo)

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Left: Walter Stone takes apart a motor at Fred's Cycle and Small Engine shop at 3:07 p.m. (Frank Bagbey photo)

Right: Ruby Jacobs sits on her porch swing reading the Southeast Missourian at 3:45 p.m. (Joel House photo)

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Michael McCoy, Charles Stubbs, Jim Helton and Robert Smith mow the grass at Southeast Missouri Hospital at 4:11 p.m. (Frank Bagbey photo)

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Ballet class at Riverside Gymnastics finds teacher Jackie Hill working with students Jenny McBride, front, and Jennifer Melvin at 4:30 p.m. (Martha McBride photo)

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Dana Wirth and Mike Shain wait for a cue after a commercial-break during the 5 o'clock newscast at KFVS-TV, Channel 12. (Jay Wolz photo)

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David Dubs, manager of Town Plaza Cinema, adjusts a movie in the projection room at 6 p.m. The machine is designed to rewind the movie while it is being shown. (Joel House photo)

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Albert Ostendorf tends his backyard garden at 6:16 p.m. (Margaret Ostendorf photo)

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Alma Schrader Elementary School students knock over cans for prizes at their play day at 7 p.m. (Cheryl Lewis photo)

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Angela Blumenberg, left, and Carmen McCain, ninth-graders at Central Junior High School, do some research at the Cape Girardeau Public Library at 7:55 p.m. (Martha McBride photo)

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Southeast Discount Golf's club technician, Mitch Jackson, cleans clubs at 8:35 p.m. (Martha McBride photo)

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Boyd Morton applies a chamois to a recently-purchased Camaro SuperSport at his shop on North Main at 9:15 p.m. Morton buys, fixes and sells a few cars in his spare time. (Don Beattie photo)

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Cape Girardeau city councilman David Barklage poses with "Frank and Ed," the Bartles and Jaymes wine-cooler cutouts, at 10 p.m. at his Cutmart store. (Mark Bliss photo)

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