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Callaway Memories: Fulton Council places tax on cigarettes

by By Sharon Davis For the Fulton Sun | June 11, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.

125 years ago 1897 Fulton Weekly Gazette

Musical entertainment will be given at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at the German Church. Admission is 25 cents and the performance is by the Rev. E. Berdau, mixed choir, Miss Lottie Backer, Miss Rosa Lorenz, May Jameson, Philip Backer and the Male Quartette. Tickets on sale for the German Church entertainment at Bolton's.

O.W. Layson, near Stephen's Store, has sold 325 barrels of corn lately at $1.35 per barrel and also 100 barrels in May at $1.25 per barrel. He has 300 barrels yet to sell. He has a fine lot of hogs which he is feeding for the market. He had 90 acres of corn last year and about 75 acres this year.

100 years ago 1922 Fulton Gazette

Mrs. John Sampson, of the Carrington neighborhood, is raising chickens on an extensive scale this year, having a flock of 900 little chicks. Three crates of baby chicks were received Friday at the Fulton Post Office, with a shipment of 200 going to Mrs. R.C. Dunlap, one mile northwest of Fulton, one of 100 going to Robert Dunlap, northeast of Fulton, and a crate of Anconas to Mrs. James Leach, northwest of Fulton.

The county courts of Callaway and Audrain counties decided Tuesday to build two new bridges on the road that runs along the line between the two counties for almost the whole distrance from Boone to Montgomery County. One of these bridges is to be a steel and concrete structure and will be located at the old Baxter Guthrie farm northwest of Hatton, which was the scene of the Brown farm massacre in the Civil War. It will have a 24-foot span and cost about $400. The other bridge is to be located at the William Galwith farm, north of Bachelor, and will cost about $600. It will have a 26-foot span and will be built of steel and have a wooden floor. Farmers living nearby have agreed to build the approaches to the bridge, but for the building of the bridge, the farmers in that section of the county would lose their free mail delivery.

75 years ago 1947 Missouri Telegraph

The City Council last night voted to tax cigarettes and coin operated machines, but the councilmen agreed to delay final action on a gasoline tax pending further investigation. The new taxes and fees voted by the council include: cigarettes, $0.02 per package; coin-operated machines, $5 per year for all machines dispensing food and cigarettes, and $10 per year for all others except penny machines, which will not be taxed. The cigarette tax was voted despite opposition from many local merchants. It provides a two-cent stamp or printed markings of a meter machine must be attached to every package of cigarettes sold in the city. Dealers will receive a 10 percent discount on the stamps to offset the cost of attaching the stamps, and a slightly greater discount when meters are used for the cost of stamps will be saved. The tax will go into effect in four weeks, the price of cigarettes will go up two cents a package in Fulton. The price of popular brand cigarettes in Fulton now ranges from 14-18 cents per package.

One hundred and eighty-eight children attended the opening classes of the 18th annual Vacation Bible School at the First Baptist Church Monday morning. With an enrollment Sunday of 203 children, the additional youngsters are expected to join in classwork during this week. Miss Martha Lutz is principal of the school, which is to be held daily for two weeks. The Rev. C.E. Hanan directs the morning devotions. There are departments for beginners, primaries, juniors and intermediates. A public program will be held before the school concludes but announcement of the date had not yet been made.

50 years ago 1972 Fulton Daily Sun Gazette

On the doubles competition of the Fulton tennis tournament Thursday evening, four teams advanced to the second round. David Steinmeyer and Dr. R.L. Davidson defeated Joe Holt and Roger Krumm by scores of 6-0 and 6-1. John Strohl and Tom Strohl defeated Tom Miltenberger and Don Stimble by scores of 6-4 and 6-3. Jay Karr and Jim Hill got by Bill Jameson and Pat Jameson with scores of 6-4 and 6-1. David Southern and Russ Jones beat Lance Randolph and John Randolph by scores of 6-4 and 6-0. In two singles matches, Miltenberger beat Lance Randolph 10-3. Steinmeyer beat Jones with a 10-1 score. There will be more tennis action this weekend as the tournament moves toward the finals in both the doubles and singles divisions. Lay will begin at 5 p.m. Friday on the Priest Field Courts.

25 years ago 1997 Fulton Sun

The Southside Baptist Church and First Baptist Church in Fulton will put on a basketball camp June 23-27 at Westminster College's Hunter Activities Center. The camp will be for students in fourth grade and above. The cost of the camp is $25, with each camper receiving a t-shirt. Students may register at either church. The team leading the camp is part of the Missouri Sports Crusaders. The leader of the camp will be Tim Scifires, a basketball and baseball coach from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Other team members include Amber Cox, a member of the William Woods University Owls basketball team and a former North Callaway standout; Rod McQuerter, of Arkansas State; Kevin Powell, of Turman State University, and Laura Sheets, of Southeast Missouri State.

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