Callaway Memories

Photo courtesy the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society
Miss Shirley Dunavant taught in Fulton Public Schools, was gistory and government teacher, then became guidance counselor at Fulton High. She retired in 1964 after 44 years in the system.
Photo courtesy the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society Miss Shirley Dunavant taught in Fulton Public Schools, was gistory and government teacher, then became guidance counselor at Fulton High. She retired in 1964 after 44 years in the system.

150 years ago (1873)

New Store and New Goods. Mr. Mason Wise is now in St. Louis purchasing a superior stock of spring and

summer goods for this market. He will open his stock in a few days in the corner building formerly

occupied by Tuttle. Give him a call.

125 years ago (1898)

Callaway Citizens. Cedar City: the health of our community is better at present. Jos. Keller, a Cedar City

boy, left for Klondike with the Mexico party. There was a large crowd at the Yount sale. Everything went

high. Reform: the measles are raging in our midst. Prof. Allen is talking of teaching a music class at

Reform. We wish him success. Harris' Ford: Miss Minnie Wood will leave for school in a few days.

Calwood: News scarce. Judge Frank Peters has sown oats. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Craighead, newlyweds, will

make their place of abode at the Will Lovelace place. Auxvasse: Howard Iman, near Hatton, has bought

half-interest in Chas. Stanley's barber shop. Southeast Ham's Prairie: roads are improving. S. L. Maddox

sold J. Gingrich 8 head of fat cattle last week.

100 years ago (1923)

Preliminary work in constructing the new bridge across Palmer's Ford, on the state highway about four

miles north of Fulton, has begun by C. F. Fogle of Jefferson City. The bridge is to be built of steel with a

concrete floor and is to have a 100 foot span and 20 foot roadway. Teams will begin hauling material for

the bridge this week.

75 years ago (1948)

Miss Shirley Dunavant, Fulton High School teacher, along with 14 members of her American

Government class spent a day in Jefferson City where they attended regular sessions of both the Senate

and the House of Representatives. Those who made the trip were Sharon Browning, Jack Breid, Frieda

Franklin, Audrey Garrett, Dora Harris, Bernard McIlhany, Maxie McNamee, Dorothy Pearre, Jean Smith,

Jacqueline Stine, Jim Van Sant, Robert Wickell and Richard Maxey.

50 years ago (1973)

Following each high school basketball season, the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association

met to select and award "the cream of the crop" basketball players throughout the state. This year, each

of Callaway County's five high school teams have athletes earn a spot on the Central All-District

Basketball teams. North Callaway won the most team representation in the county by placing two

players and one honorable mention on the District Class M team. Senior center-forward Curt Zuroweste

led the way by being the only unanimous choice to the District Class M team in the entire balloting.

Zuroweste led the Thunderbirds with 462 points, 17.1 game average and hitting 54% shooting attempts.

Mark Atkinson was also named to the first team. He had a slow start due to a mending collarbone,

broken during football season. This 6'0" senior is considered by Coach Kruse to be "the best shooter on

the team." Mike Love, a Thunderbird sophomore, was selected honorable mention. Fulton had senior

forward Tom Richmond was named to the first team. Senior guard Rex Scott and junior forward Gilbert

Berry were Fulton's honorable mention picks. In Class S balloting, MSD's sophomore star Rocky Bridges

won a spot on the first team. He led the Eagles in scoring (20.7 points per game) and rebounding (17.5

per game). Terry Houf placed on the honorable mention with 16.4 points per game and 7.5 rebounding

average. South Callaway's Charlie Bunting made the Class S honorable mention. He was the Bulldog's

leading rebounder and second high scorer behind Steve Painter. Gene Robinson was the New

Bloomfield Wildcats' Class S honorable mention. He controlled the rebounding game for New Bloomfield

with an average of 10 per game. He was the second top scorer behind Steve Smith. The ten Callaway

athletes' excellent performances and sportsmanship have been a credit to the county schools.

25 years ago (1998)

(From a caption for a photo by Mike Yaremko). Dale Bradley of Auxvasse shot on his land a 17-point

buck, the biggest taken in Callaway County, winning a free mounting from Wildlife Creations Taxidermy

Studio in Fulton. "It was like shooting at a half-grown cow," Bradley said.

Fulton Heritage Trust Property Award goes to the brick Victorian Queen Anne home at the corner of

Court and Tenth, designed by Fulton architect M. Fred Bell for Roy and Mattie Bell Tucker, and

completed in 1905-1906. The home has the prominent Queen Anne features of a corner turret, central

hipped roof and angular two story bay window with projecting roof gable above. "Somewhat atypical of

the Queen Anne style in the United States is its brick construction vs. frame with the customary stone

foundation raised 2-3 feet above ground level (as recommended by Bell). Other typical features included

in this home are leaded art glass windows and leaded beveled glass transoms. The home has a three

quarter sawn oak woodwork and mantel, plus some steps from the original Callaway County Courthouse

and ironwork from the Palace Hotel." The home is being preserved by Mrs. D. James Mariea. Fulton

Heritage Trust was originally founded in 1979-1980 as a local affiliate of Missouri Heritage Trust. Its

purpose is to preserve the historic architecture and heritage of Fulton and Missouri.

Pennies and Pies. FBLA students at South Callaway get a little messy during week-long celebration.

Highlights of South Callaway's FBLA Week included a Penny Day to benefit the Dream Factory and a pie

throwing with proceeds donated to the March of Dimes. "Since Penny Day began in 1987, South

Callaway FBLA has donated more than $1000 to the Dream Factory," said Kathyrn McCormick. She and

Polly Burre are the FBLA advisors. This year's proceeds were $338, which McCormick said was a record

amount. The Pie Throwing event collected $80. FBLA members made 53 pies to be thrown at members

and faculty. Targets included: Kelly Bird, Guy Callaway, Becky Edwards, Kylie Holland, Christina

Holzhauser, Randee Rae Riddle, Janelle Stieferman, Brandon Vandeloecht, Corey Werdehausen and

faculty members Lola Dzurick and Earl Williamson.