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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Convent contract awarded

Thursday, October 18, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

The dance season will soon open and the shops about town are showing some beautiful things in the way of party dresses and all the trimmings that go with them. Hair ornaments and scarfs are nearly all sparkling with new drop beads or rhinestones.

Apples for sale at 15 cents a bushel. Canada Pippin, Arkansas Black, Ben Davis, Willow Twig. While picking 20,000 bushels of fine apples, I will sell them at 15 cents a bushel and upward. Come and get your share. -- John D. Hall, 2 1/2 miles northwest of Fort Scott.

The Martin Miller and family, the Harry Miller and family, and their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Miller, spent today in the south part of the county picking up nuts. The Miller home for many years was in that part of the county.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

The Fort Scott school band will go to Kansas City on Monday to attend the American Royal. They will go in cars, some of which will be provided by the Kiwanis Club. They will parade at 1 p.m. with other bands along Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., and afterward will be taken in street cars to the big arena. They will march straight through the arena, as too many bands will be participating to permit any of them to stop for a concert or drill. The special school flag ordered some time ago, and the United States Flag presented to the band by Clair Harkey Post of the American Legion, both arrived yesterday and will be carried by the band at Kansas City. A ceremony will be conducted during a school assembly next week to accept the flags.

It's here! The 1938 Dodge has arrived. You are invited to the big special showing at the Richardson Motor Company. See the most beautiful Dodge ever built. Forty-seven new features in nationwide acclaim. The 1938 "American Beauty" Dodge is creating a sensation in the Motor World.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

A $56.231 contract was let by Mercy Hospital to J.W. Maycumber. 719 W. Eighth St., for construction of a new convent to provide living quarters for the Sisters of Mercy at the hospital. The two-story concrete and steel building will provide living quarters for 24 Sisters and also house a recreational room and a community room. The Sisters now reside in the old nursing home, which is being remodeled and in the hospital building across the street from the hospital. The old hospital building is to be demolished upon completion of the new convent. The site will be made into a parking lot.

This is the last day of National Newspaper Week. Thomas Jefferson's famous words seem appropriate: "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."

The Oak Haven Rest Home wishes to thank the local ministers for giving their time to hold services at the home each Sunday afternoon. The public is welcome. We also thank the Rainbow Girls and Camp Fire Girls who have brought so many nice homemade cookies for the residents. Our thanks to the businessmen of Fort Scott who have made it possible for the residents to have The Fort Scott Tribune.

J.T. Fowler, Arcadia banker, celebrated his 89th birthday Sunday at Lincoln Park, Pittsburg. Family members attended.

A pie supper at Gish School was well attended and $75 was earned for the school. Roger Bailey sold 128 chances on groceries. Jack Todd and Mrs. Roy Singmaster each won a basket of groceries. Peggy Clark won the box of chocolates. Roy Singmaster won the loaf of bread.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

No publication.

Nell Dikeman
Memories spring eternal ...