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Red Cross helps local family

Friday, September 21, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

Many people from Uniontown were in town today boosting their fair. The residents in this community are pushing this fair, and whenever there is a knock, they hunt that knocker up and he goes where all good knockers go.

Men in the employ of Contractor Williams, who has the contract for the erection of the new high school building, this morning began the erection of the material house in which cement and other materials will be stored. This work will require some days as it is necessary that all cement and much of the other material be securely housed from the weather at this season of the year. The material house is being erected of the old material taken from the former high school buildings. All of the old material will be used in the new buildings, including the thousands of old brick and the many piles of old lumber scattered over the high school campus.

Mrs. L. Pritchard will open her dressmaking parlors on the second floor of the White's Mercantile Co. store Sept. 30th.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

A Greyhound bus that ran a stop sign at the corner of Fourth Street and National Avenue this morning was corralled by Motorcycle Officer Ed Frye and the bus, passengers and driver were headed back to the police station where the driver put up a $2 bond. There were three other stop sign runners in police court this morning.

Limerick:

Oh, Willie:

What kind of a case is this I hear you have now?

Harry: Oh, the best kind of case -- a Case tractor from the Pease Produce Co.

--Mrs. Walter Collins, Route 3

Oh Willie! My wife is desperate for a new fall dress. She says she is going to DIE.

Harry, the joke is on you. She means to get a package of the fadeless Putnam's DYE from John Synott's Drug Store and then she will DIE laughing. -- J.S. McClure, Fort Scott

Chief of Police Schoen was busy today calling up some of the automobile owners who have been letting their licenses go longer than they should.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

ARCADIA (By Nancy Brown)

Joe Skubitz, Republican candidate for congress from the 5th District, visited in Arcadia Saturday. A large crowd gathered to meet him and the Arcadia Republican Women's Club gave a coffee at the Blue Willow Cafe.

The Arcadia school is well into its work with the teachers and pupils settled into a routine. The Bearcat, official high school paper, was distributed Friday for the first time this year. Nancy Brown heads the staff as editor. Mrs. Edna Hunt, of the high school faculty, is the paper's adviser, assisted by Mrs. Kruger.

Arcadia cheerleaders chosen are Nancy Brown, Terry Yates, Carol Skidmore and Pat Smith. Substitutes are Sherry Swafford and Christine Parker.

Arcadia Pep Club officers are Connie Schaub, Marry Lou Davidson, Peggy Odell and Sharon Barnard.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

The Bourbon County Chapter of the American Red Cross funded by the United Way of Bourbon County helps people in many ways. Several Fort Scott families learned this firsthand last October after rising flood waters forced them to leave their homes.

The Center family, of Route 3, victims of the fall flood, were helped by the agency. After being forced to walk away from their home Oct. 3, 1966, when as much as 4 1/2 feet of water filled their home, Ronald and Linda Center and children did not realize the extent of the damage until they went back to their house the next day. The Centers found that they had lost nearly everything.

The Centers were given a disaster kit containing cleaning supplies. They were able to take shelter at her parents' house.

Nell Dikeman
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