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10 Years Ago
On Monday April 11, Scotland County recognized Patricia Brock as the 2011 Volunteer of the Year. A party was held in her honor at Keith’s Cafe in Memphis.
15 Years Ago
Onyx Waste Services Midwest is simply the latest service provider to point a finger at rising fuel costs as it comes to the public with a rate hike tax.
Acting on behalf of the Macon office of the national corporation, Bill Kiddoo presented the rate hike proposal at the May 2 meeting o fthe Memphis City Council. The board of aldermen was considering renewing the three-year trash collection contract that is set to expire on June 30.
25 Years Ago
The first annual Scotland County Rotary Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament held at Lake Show-Me drew 80 participants to the Scotland County area May 11. The fundraiser brought together fishermen and women from the tri-state area to compete for money and prizes.
35 Years Ago
There is a new pre-school in Memphis. It is called Northeast Learning Center and is located in the Christian Church annex. The pre-school opened February 4, 1986, is set up to serve children, ages 0-5 with developmental disabilities from Scotland, Schuyler, Knox, Clark and part of Adair counties.
45 Years Ago
More than five years of planning and development culminated in a reality on May 1, 1976, when the Memphis Housing Authority took legal possession of the recently constructed 32 apartment housing development, located on Cornelius Street, in the northwest part of the city and is in the process of interviewing and selecting prospective tenants.
55 Years Ago
D. H.W. Sanders was in Memphis for the second time on April 16 to definitely decide to make Memphis their home to stay here for many years. The clinic will be located in Dr. Lowe’s clinic and Dr. Sanders’ specialty is Eye, Ears, Nose, and Throat diseases. He will also test eyes for glasses in Memphis as well as conduct general medical and surgical practice.
60 Years Ago
W. H. Wally Roberts, former publisher, died suddenly at Boulder, Colorado. Funeral services were held Wednesday 10 at 3 pm at the Payne chapel with Rev. W. E. Longstretch officiating and burial was in the Memphis cemetery.
G.H Storck of Sheffield, IA was in this office recently and reported that a new eight-lane bowling alley with Brunswick automatic pin spotters is to open in Mmephis approximately July 1.
Miss Chelsea Brown, commerce teacher in the Scotland County R-1 School who is retiring after this year with 34 years of service in the system, was honored at the School Board and Faculty Dinner held at the school cafeteria Thursday night. She was presented a gift on behalf of the board by president of the R-1 Board, Boyd T. Croley.
70 Years Ago
Baccalaureate services for the 1951 class of Memphis high school will be held Sunday evening. May 13 at the high school auditorium at 8 o’clock. There are fifty-six members of the graduating classes this year, 30 boys and 26 girls.
The nine graduates of the Granger high school were: Emma L. Linder, Richard Jackson, B. Briggs, Vernon Keller, L. Hines, Jack Echelberry D. Fitzgerald, Dean Roberts and Rodney Day.
Thirteen men with tractors, disks, harrows, drills and plows came to the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Aylward Monday May 7, to put in a crop for Paul who had been ill with measles.
Graduating at Bible Grove high school were Miss Geraldine Byrns, Leo Spray, Derrel Stone, Kenneth Thrasher, and Vancil Bradley.
75 Years Ago
Attention has been called to the fact that surfacing on frontages of individual properties cannot be accomplished as the first anticipated.
80 Years Ago
The tax levy for Scotland County for the year 1941 was fixed Monday by the county court at 50 cents per $100 assessed valuation for the county revenue and 25 cents per $100 assessed valuation for the special road and bridge fund.