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10 Years Ago
Fundraising efforts were well underway for a proposed playground expansion at Scotland County R-1 Elementary School. Visitors at the school’s Family Fun Night earlier this month learned that more than $5,000 has been raised in just over six months.
15 Years Ago
Scotland County is known for its rich heritage of down home people pulling together for the betterment of the community. This is why the youth of Scotland County are coming to the community in search of help.
“The Place” has been generously offered a cash donation of $7,000 from an anonymous donorif the youth center can raise a matching amount by September 1, 2006.
25 Years Ago
Fred Clapp, Vice President of Business Development, Memphis, was awarded the President’s Award of Appreciation while attending a sales meeting at the Lake of the Ozarks. According to Larry Burbank, President, Fred was recognized for successfully achieving 162% of his new business goal during 1995. Fred represents Farm Credit Services in Clark, Knox, Lewis, Schuyler and Scotland Counties.
35 Years Ago
Hardley’s Restaurant will be having Open House on April 4th, 5th, and 6th after being closed part of the winter for remodeling.
45 Years Ago
Jackie Goosey, in association wtih Clinton Patterson, of Edina, is this week announcing purchase of the Woodsmall Ford Sales, and will take possession on April 1st. The business has been under the same family name for many years, first at Wyaconda, and then at Memphis.
50 Years Ago
The Memphis High School FFA Chapter won first place in the parliamentary procedure contest held at Kirksville on Saurday. This contest is part of hte Northeast Missouri High School Festival held at the Kirksville Teachers College each year. The Memphis FFA parliamentary procedure team will now represent Northeast Missouri at the State Contest to be held at the University of Missouri in April. The members of the team are as follows: Tommy Moore, chairman; Bill Triplett; David Myers; Donald Burrus; Paul Woods; and Larry Purvis.
60 Years Ago
Harvey P. Harrington, Memphis, has been named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall semester, according to Sam B. Shirky, associate dean of University of Missouri’s college of Agriculture.
Sheriff O.M. Orton reported that the service station known as Charlie’s Super Saver operated by Frank Paris on Highway 136 in South Memphis was broken into early Saturday morning when he went to open the station at about 6 am.
65 Years Ago
Troop 8 of the Brownie Scouts will appear on Uncle Woody’s show on channel 3 TV, at 5:30 pm, Tuesday.
The girls in Troop 8 are: Mary Ann Gundy, Margaret Weaver, Carol Kapfer, Dorothy Lowe, Reva Logan, Mary Ellen Clark,, Peggy Weigner, Libby Sue Dierking, Mary Jane Bradford, and Kathy Gerth.
Mrs. Robert Weaver, Mrs. Herschel Clark, Mrs. Ted Gundy, and Mrs. Dee Vern Kapfer will take the girls to Ottumwa, Tuesday.
70 Years Ago
Mrs. Arthur McHenry purchased the Southeast Cafe this week and expects to have it in operation by the middle of April.
75 Years Ago
Thursday of last week the ground upon which the old North School building stood, was dold by Joe Creek, Jr., to a group of medical and D.O.’s. The money has been paid, the deed recorded and an architect is working on plans for the building which has a 30 room capacity. The structure will be one-story, modern in every way and fireproof.
80 Years Ago
A petition was presented to the county court Monday by Gus Nelson for a gravel road north Roy Scuthmayd’s. The court ordered the petition filed and will view the road before approving.
90 Years Ago
Harry D. Griffith, Dvision Highway engineer of Hannibal, met with the newly appointed members of the county highway commission and agreed upon nine farm-to-market road locations.
The new Breven Shoe Store was formally opened Saturday March 21.
Right of way was being secured for highway No. 4 from the Arbela four corners to Scotland-Clark County line.
The Memphis high school glee club under the direction of Miss Ralson gave a music program at the Presbyterian church Sunday night, March 29th.
The cleaning shop belonging to Millard Greeno, owner of the Kleen Klose shop, burned at noon Thursday, March 26th. The building was located at the intersectionof highways 4 and 15, two blocks west of the square.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Claude Ludwick near Lawn Ridge, Saturday March 28.
Mrs. L.C. Guinn was surprised by her her neighbors on her 77th birthday, March 30th.
100 Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. Dora Wheeler of Arbela left Wednesday morning for Loveland, Colorado, to make their home. They visited a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Simmons near Downing before going to Colorado.
Tuesday April 5, was the city school election. The women were to vote for the first time and were urged to vote at both elections.
110 Years Ago
Robert Phillips and Miss Ina Dalton were married in Memphis, Wednesday, March 29th by Rev. Gunter.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Pete Mayfield near Rutledge.
Mrs. Allie E. Clark and Francis H. West were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. D. Clark, March 19th.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Willard Rice, March 25.