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Shoe store burns in Fulton

Friday, December 21, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

Seven Gift Specials for Saturday at Calhoun's. See South Window.

Handsomely embellished black handbag, regular $1.50, special priced at 98 cents.

Embroidered guest towels. You know the wife or mother plan to have the best for their guests. These are a bargain at 25 cents.

Here you will find a delightful gift for wife, mother, daughter or sister; petticoats for $1.69, regular price $3.

Embroidered pillow cases. Saturday price 25 cents. To appreciate these values, you will have to see them.

Handkerchief bargains in both men's and women's initial handkerchiefs. If you find the letter, you want you can buy a bargain.

Special $4.98 umbrella gifts, regularly $8.50. They are gold, pearl and silver- trimmed made by the best manufacturers in the United States.

Christmas boxed hosiery for 95 cents, regularly $1.50. All sizes in wide assortment of colors.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

There are at least 19 clocks in the courthouse and at this time 16 are valued for timekeeping. The 16 referred to are electric clocks which were installed as a part of the building when it was erected. The clocks were as much a part of the furnishings as the lighting fixtures. But the clocks have not proved as dependable as the lights. The master clock in the office of director of social welfare, which was expected to keep all the other clocks on time, and showing exactly the same time, failed to do so. Almost from the first, the clocks gave trouble. They would not keep the time accurately, nor would they keep the same time. County commissioners have expended considerable sums of money every month, but the clocks simply will not function properly.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

FULTON -- A shoe store owned by Albert Simmons erupted into flames this morning and burned to the ground. No water was available to fight the fire. The city's new water system is not yet operational.

The blaze was fought by Prescott and Blue Mound water departments. They arrived shortly after being notified but the blaze was already under way upon their arrival.

It was a total loss. Nothing was removed from the building.

It is reported that no one knows what caused the fire. Mrs. Charles Beckford noticed what she thought was smoke in the building about 9 a.m. She immediately notified the fire department. Mrs. Beckford said it appeared the fire started in the basement. The building was of brick construction. The flames quickly gutted the building and the furnishings went up in smoke.

Only the foundation remains of the structure which had stood in the Fulton business district for number of years.

Jesse Mabery was installed commander of the newly organized Bourbon County Barracks of the Veterans of World War I, U.S.A. Inc. Others installed were Raymond Sterling, Frank Ahrens, Ernest Blincoe.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

You're invited to shop at Fort Scott's newest floral shop. We have holiday fruit baskets, potted plants, Christmas arrangements, silk and dried arrangements. -- Flowers by LeAnna, 206 State St.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Bright's Grill, 1411 E. Wall St.

Consumers: Crisp celery, 4 bunches $1; bananas, 5 pounds $1; sweet potatoes, 3 pounds $1; Red Delicious apples, 3 pounds $1; fruit baskets priced from $5.99. Christmas open house Dec. 23 and 24. Register for Gary Hawk prints to be given away. Come and share the Spirit at Citizens National Bank. -- Adv.

Mr. and Mrs. Miles Weyant will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday with an informal open house at Goldie's Place in Uniontown, which Mrs. Weyant has operated for several years.

Nell Dikeman
Memories spring eternal ...