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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

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APO Helps Civic Center

APO Work Project Civic Center 03-11-1967 7The March 13, 1967, Missourian caption under this photo said Approximately 25 members of Alpha Phi Omega, State College service fraternity, spent Saturday clearing a lot north of the Cape Girardeau Civic Center on South Sprigg. Here, Alan A. Urban, Webster Groves, and David Brown, University City, use a power saw to cut up a tree. Others in background are engaged in various jobs. [Nothing like a caption that states the obvious.]

Ugly Man – Miss Beautiful Contest

APO Work Project Civic Center 03-11-1967The work is part of the fraternity’s annual Ugly Man – Miss Beautiful  Contest, which last month netted $4,000 for the Civic Center. (You can click on the photos to make them larger.)

APO has raised thousands of dollars

APO Work Project Civic Center 03-11-1967 6In several years, the fraternity, through this contest, has raised thousands of dollars which have been poured back into Cape Girardeau community service activities.

Money will be used for playground

APO Work Project Civic Center 03-11-1967 13This year’s money was used to purchase the lot and to buy playground equipment which will be placed on it for use by the participants in the Civic Center’s youth program.

Other Civic Center Stories

APO Work Project Civic Center 03-11-1967 10I spent a fair amount of time at the Civic Center. Here are a few of the stories





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