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A lead role in the opera

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

Dr. Brant is getting to be an old war horse in bowling. He makes an average now of about 180 and many times he sets up in the 200 mark. The doctor only yawns when he gets one of these violent spells and acts as though it bored him.

For Sale: I have 18 nice, fat, well-bred shoats, averaging about 75 pounds. I have no corn. A bargain -- Dr. Jarrett. Fort Scott.

This afternoon when the fire boys had the horses out for exercise they were walking slowly up and down Scott Avenue. One of the wagons was directly in front of the Pearl Steam Laundry when the fire bell rang. The horses were driven back to the laundry. The other horses came trotting up to the laundry where the call was turned in. Mysterious smoke had caused the employees to think there must be something wrong. There was no fire, and consequently no damage.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

Something to wear is the finest gift -- "when she would a dancing go." We know that for 18 years, "her store" has been The Vogue. We know her size, her taste, her wishes.

Limerick Winner:

"If you're partial to fresh cherry pie,

And think of lamb chops with sigh,

Don't think it informal,

You're perfectly normal.

Go to the Goodlander Coffee Shop,

And see why."

--William (Bill) Mabery

Use The Tribune want ads to sell that old bed in the spare room, the ancient bureau in the attic, or the 1928 radio. They get results. Phone 146.

When Lynn Steele sends his high school basketeers onto the Memorial Hall court next Friday to battle Pittsburg High in a noon conference game, there will be two lettermen in the line-up, Kenneth Crane and Milford Brown. The lack of experienced players is liable to handicap the Tigers in basketball like it did in football. The Fort Scott team will miss George Baird, Arthur Babbitt, Ralph Singmaster and Herb Davis. These three are on the junior college team this season. Babbitt is not in school.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

With a leading role in the Christmas opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors," Pat Blair tries her first major singing role and adds another honor to her long list of musical accomplishments.

A sophomore majoring in music at Fort Scott Junior College, Pat is cast as the mother of the crippled boy Amahl whose gift to the Christ Child is a special happiness to their poor home.

In addition to vocal music, Pat played the piano for 10 years and the accordion for eight. She has to her credit several trophies won in accordion competition.

The opera, by Gian-Carlo McNott, will be presented Dec. 16 at Eugene Ware auditorium under the direction of Hubert Brown.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

Photo caption: "Fort Scott High School's' Jennifar Durling worked her way past a Southeast Cherokee opponent for a fourth-quarter shot during a freshmen girls' basketball match-up at the high school gym." -- Photo by Bob Weems

Gourmet popcorn in cinnamon, caramel and cheese flavors as a super holiday treat. -- Fort Scott Greenhouse

We invite you to our holiday open house and to visit our "tasting corner Sunday, Dec. 13, 1-5 p.m. Register for a $50 shopping spree. -- Sunshine Boutique, 2 N. Main St.

Walmart Pharmacy, Steve Davidson, manager: Christmas specials through Saturday, Dec. 26. All fragrances carried in the pharmacy, 20 to 40 percent off. Pay at pharmacy to receive discount.

Dear Santa: "I would like to have a new bike and a car seat with it. PLEASE. If you can I would also like a Barbie Ice Cream Shop. PLEASE. There are some cookies on our trunk. Love and thanks from Tiffany.

Nell Dikeman
Memories spring eternal ...