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Callaway Memories: Potential shoe factory and frozen food locker coming to Fulton

April 30, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.

125 years ago

1897 Fulton Weekly Telegraph

Nora Booth Says he is getting tired of baching and eating third class grub. James Galligher thinks the best thing to do is get a first class cook. The old proverb where there's a will there is always a way, seems to never fail, but Moot Frey says he had the will to go to church Sunday, but his horse had the wat and wouldn't go. Mrs. Dearing accompanied by Mrs. Irene DeHaven and Miss Linnie DeHaven went to Steedman last week shopping. Mrs. Dearing on horse back and carried 18 dozen eggs. Who can beat this at 60 years of age?

The County Court selected the Callaway County Savings Bank as the depository of county bonds for two years, that bank bidding 3.77 per cent for the deposits. This bank has been the county depository for the past two years at 5.55 per cent. Audrain County received 3.5 percent for its deposits.

100 years ago

1922 Fulton Gazette

Over four hundred applications for employment in Fulton's proposed shoe factory--three hundred being the number of workers required by the International Shoe Company to start a factory here--have been received by the factory committee of the Commercial Club, R.O. Baker, chairman of the committee, said. If the factory is secured for Fulton, it will be housed in the building in East Fifth Street, formerly occupied by an overall factory. The coal supply, electric current and other necessary utilities for operating a factory in Fulton have been shown to be satisfactory to the company, they said, the only objection brought forward being lack of labor, and as the obstacle has been removed, they "will have to back down on their proposition," Mr. Baker said, "or start a factory here."

Seniors to give play. "Niobe, All Smiles," a three-act comedy, is to be presented at Pratt's Theater Monday and Tuesday evening, May 15 and 16, by the senior class of the Fulton High School, under the direction of Miss Vera Castle, teacher of English. Members of the class who are to compose the cast are: Misses Rosa May Booth, Almaretta Frank, Helen Frank, Ruby Harris, Ethel Williamson, Frances Backer and Beulah McConnaha, and Aulus Saunders, Robert Owen, Bert Garrett, Henry Wickell and Hart Dunham.

75 years ago

1947 Missouri Telegraph

A frozen food locker plant, which will be in operation by early fall, will be built at Mokane by Mr. and Mrs. W. A. (Happy) Williams of south of Fulton and Mrs. Williams' sister, Miss Isabelle Pinet of Tebbetts. They have purchased a lot in the town's business district and will start work on the building, which will cost approximately $20,000, in the near future. Three hundred lockers will be installed in the 40 by 70 foot building, which is to be built of concrete blocks, and there will be room for an additional 200 lockers. Miss Pinet, who has been managing the Pinet farm at Tebbetts since the death of her father, Louis Pinet, almost 13 years ago, will manage the locker plant, Mr. and Mrs. Williams will continue to manage their stock farms three miles south of Fulton on the Mokane Road.

The Lucky Thirteen Club held its annual spring formal in honor of its thirteenth anniversary Saturday night at the Fulton Country Club. Two hundred and fifty guests were present. A hair ornament, a gold carnation on a black ribbon, was presented each girl as a favor. Gold and Black are the club colors. The club was decorated with plum blossoms, forsythia and carnations, a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry McIntire in memory of their daughter, the late Miss Carol McIntire, who had been a member of the club. The entrance to the club was covered by a trellis interwoven with spring flowers and lighted by a spotlight. Members of the club are Misses Betty Newbolt, Dorothy Marie Pearre, Anna Lee Fenley, Selma Oliver, Juanita Kennett, Janet Baber, Peggy Windsor, Billie Oestreich, Roberta Wise, Peggy Waers, Dorothy Maddox, Mrs. B.A. Ault, and Mrs. Robert Thweatt.

50 years ago

1972 Fulton Daily Sun Gazette

A prominent Fulton Businessman, Lynn H. Maughs, will be honored this weekend during alumni activities at Westminster College. Maughs is celebrating I auto firms' 50th anniversary this year. Maughs will be awarded the Alumni Achievement Award from his alma mater during ceremonies Saturday following the Alumni Luncheon. This is the highest recognition given an alumnus of Westminster College by the alumni Council and Board of Trustees signifying distinctive achievement in the alumnus' career following his training at Westminster College.

An original oil painting by Sir Winston Churchill has been loaned by Hallmarak Cards to the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library at Westminster College here, and will be on exhibit in the Memorial's museum through next October. The painting, "Gate at Marrakech", is one of five that make up the Hallmark collection, the largest in the world.

25 years ago

1997 Sun Gazette

About 2,300 buttons were produced by Brandt Vocational Enterprises (BVE) on the campus of Fulton State Hospital. BVE is a program that helps patients with mental illness learn basic work habits for future employment. Between 85 and 110 patients are employed at two work sites at the hospital. Besides making buttons, they preform recycling, horticulture and simple manufacturing tasks. The work program has been at the hospital for three years and has provided buttons for Mental Health Awareness Day each year.

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