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10 Years Ago
On May 18, the Memphis FFA Chapter held its annual Spring Banquet where one member of the community received a coveted award for his outstanding dedication to the chapter and in particular the Trapshooting team.
15 Years Ago
It doesn’t seem like could be that time of year yet, but the 128th annual showing of the Scotland County Fair will kick off Saturday, June 17 at the fairgrounds west of Memphis.
25 Years Ago
More than 35 area basketball players attended the Shot Doctor Basketball, U.S.A. Shooting Camp held at the Scotland County R-1 High School gymnasium June 3-5. The nationally renowned instructional camp offered boys and girls in grades four-12 a chance to participate in the three-day event.
Coach Kevin Fricke of the Dallas/Fort Worth area was the “Shot Doctor” and worked along with SCR-1 coaches Dick Robinson, Andrea Ryan, and Dean Lewis to provide instruction.
35 Years Ago
The Scotland County Schools will hold their Annual Activity Physical Night on Tuesday, June 17 for students who will be in grades 7-12 for the coming school year.
45 Years Ago
On July 4, 1976, the Bicentennial committee, in conjunction with the Historical Society of Scotland County, will have a display in the art hall at the fairgrounds of hand-made quilts, bedspreads, afghans, and hand-crafted articles.
55 Years Ago
This week is the second week of the summer school program being held at the North Elementary school under the federally sponsored and financed Title 1 program.
60 Years Ago
Miss Nova Jean Roan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Roan of Atlanta, became the bride of Howard Merchant of Memphis, MO, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Merchant of Hammond, Indiana, a double ring candelight ceremony Friday night at the Atlanta Christian church. John Pierce read the marriage service at 8 o’clock in the presence of a large company of relatives and friends.
65 Years Ago
“Bitters” which usually comes to Memphis in bottles or cases, came today in a Chevrolet car, and in a short time arrangements were made for an appearence of herds of elephants at the Harris Motor Company on Thursday June 21, the day America’s second largest circus will exhibit in Memphis.
70 Years Ago
Corn is being sold from the government bins located on the Scotland County Fair grounds at the rate of 1,500 bushels per week, according to to Wesley Egbert, P.M.A chairman. Practically all of the corn being sold is going to Scotland County farmers.
A son was born Monday morning to Dr. and Mrs. R.W. Conn of Bloomfield. Mrs. Conn was formerly Miss Carol Reeves, a daughter of Judge and Mrs. B. O. Reeves.
75 Years Ago
On Highway No. 4 from Wayland east to the Junction with No. 61, oiling operations are in progress. Parties who are going from Memphis to Keokuk should avoid this stretch of road by going south from Wayland on the pavement to No. 6, then east to Keokuk. Most people go this route anyway as it is approximately the same distance as on the old gravel road east of Wayland to 61.
80 Years Ago
Construction well underway on “B” section of the Tri-county Electric Cooperative Association. The most of the right of way clearing has been completed and holes have been dug.
Mrs. J.H. Pratt died on June 5 at the age of 91 years at the home of her daughter, on Fruitdale Drive, Grants Pass, Oregan with whom she had made her home for the past seventeen years, moving from here to Bowen, IL, living there for 23 years before moving to California and then to Oregan.
Chan Bull, a well-known Scotland County stockman and farmer, received on of the good prices of the Tuesday cattle market at the Chicago Stock yards for a drove of light yearling steers. The consignment brought $10.75 per cwt. and included one that weighed 1,040 pounds that was good enough to sell at $1200 per cwt.
90 Years Ago
Nature Park in the west part of Scotland County was ready to open the season. Good music was advertised.
W.W. Gillepsie was appointed commissioner in Scotland County to represent the Missouri State Fair.
The Palmer residence to the heirs of Mrs. N.J. Palmer of East Madison street burned.