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Magic City Free Press (Newspaper) - July 22, 1971, Moberly, Missouri Magic City Free Press No 23 Moberly Missouri Thursday July Postal Patron 8 Pages Tattered Old Glory The American nag at the courthouse although faded and tattered sails in all its majesty in a brisk breeze Some citizens here have wondered if it is not time to retire this flag and replace It with one more befitting the nation for which it stands Staff Photo Wal-Mart Confirms Location at Site On North Morley Jail Bids Studied Randolph County jail bids were taken under advisement by the Randolph County Court and Circuit Clerk Robert Leathers after bids were opened at the Courthouse at Huntsville at 8 pm Tuesday night The low total combined bid was by Wisdom Construction Co on building construction heating plumbing and electrical work and by Fries and Son Covington Ky on jail equipment This totaled about and all bids were qualified bids according to Architect J Kay Cleavinger Other bids received were by Kehoe Plumbing and Heating Co on the plumbing and heating and by Tysdal Jail Equipment Co of St Louis on jail equipment On plumbing and heating the bid of Wisdom Construction Co was less than Kehoe's bid Jail plans had been altered slightly by the architect and the total bids received were about less than those sub- mitted previously In considering the bids the county authorities are aware that the money available for the construction of the Jail is minus the portion used for the demolition of part of the old jail Also there are certain alternates that may be deleted from the jail equipment that could reduce the jail equipment bid of Fries and Son to The decision on acceptance of the bids may be made anytime within the next 60 days J L Walton senior vice president of Wal-Mart Stores Inc with headquarters in Bentonville Ark has confirmed his organization's plans to have their square foot store open for business by the middle of this fall Site preparation has already begun with construction to follow This Valerie Shern -i Valerie Shern daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Shern Route 7 crowned queen of the Harrisburg tennial a three-day event that ended Sunday Photo by Gary Lynch Harrisburg centennial Preparation Made For Fair at Renick New light poles have been installed and grading has been done on the newly enlarged horse show arena to be used for the first time on Aug 7 the day of the annual Renick Fair and Horse Show It has also been announced that rules for the queen contest has been set up as Contestants must be single from 16 through 21 years and must reside in Randolph or an adjoining county For the first time this year a prince and princess contest will be held for youngsters ages four through six chairmen for the events are Mrs Prange phone arid Mrs Joe White Entries will be accepted through Wednesday Aug 4 Judging Winners large store will be located with a super- market on the Dorsey Forbis property at the northeast corner of Highway 24 and Morley Street The real estate transaction was handled by Kelly Realty Co We are happy to have the opportunity to serve the residents of the Moberly Walton said and we would like to thank the many people who have made our store possible Walton added In areas where we have located stores our ex- has been that Wal-Mart with its tremendous drawing capacity has strengthened the community as a regional retail center During the last fiscal year Wal-Mart posted sales of million with 37 stores located in five states Currently Wal-Mart has stores in 15 Missouri communities including Mexico Clinton St Roberts Poplar Bluff Dexter Sikeston and Lebanon In addition a large new Mart store will open in Jefferson City in mid August The new Wal-Mart Discount City will employ approximately 60 area people The store will feature 36 complete departments with merchandise ranging from clothing for the entire family to automotive ware sporting goods jewelry cameras televisions radios and health and beauty aids Wal-Mart carried many national brand name items at low discount prices Walton concluded We stand firmly behind our guarantee that Wal-Mart shoppers must be satisfied with our merchandise or their money back An earlier announcement said that the Wal-Mart location would be on Highway 24 east just east of the Dog N Suds Drive-In but this arrangement did not materialize Paris Council Sets Date for Bid Opening PARIS Paris city met in special session and set Aug 12 as the date to open the bids on general obligation bonds tor industrial bonds to build a structure to house the Paris Manufacturing Company The building will be on the In- tract in southwest Paris facing Cleveland Street just across from the high school building The company will pay the city rent on the building sufficient to pay interest and principal in As soon as the bonds are sold it is hoped there will be no delay in starting the building because plans are already drawn for the building and for the contractors who will bid on the project Councilman also voted to allow Julius Gill and car expense for assisting the assessor W T Lindsey in 1970 Randolph Food Program Rescued Continuation of the free food program in Randolph County for an indefinite period has been assured by a number of churches groups and individuals who have pledged monthly contributions This is the report today from Sister Dorothy Albracht member of the Food Committee who has been working on the collections aspect of the program There was no food distribution in July but donations have assured one for August and for other months over an indefinite she said It takes approximately of local money monthly for a food program It has been emphasized that forts to obtain 100 per cent federal funding for the program will con- and everyone interested is asked to contact Senators Thomas Eagleton and Stuart Symington and Rep William Hungate The Randolph County court dropped out of the program on grounds that it felt the federal government should fund Randolph County 100 per cent as it does about 70 other counties in the state This forced the raising of money through other channels as the Food Committee and others said that the need for the food warranted retention of the program and thought that it should be continued in County until the problem of permanent financing is solved Top judges In the Randolph County 4-H Achievement program over the weekend here were front row from left Mark M Reynolds woodworking aud Jonl knitting back row Dale Harlan and Douglas Johannaber tied Horticulture Doris Davis home improvement Debbie Franklin clothing and Jackie Franklin foods Not present was Sue clothing judging The judging committee was composed of Mrs Floyd Reynolds chairman Mrs Lee Webster Mrs Fred Walters Mrs Russell Evans Mrs Jack Thornburg Maria McAdams and Sharon Haak Buildings Are Ready for New School Term All of Moberly's public school buildings are ready for the new school term which begins Aug 25 according to Supt William E Clark They have been cleaned and repaired with some of them taking on new features At Moberly Junior College two classrooms are being established in the basement one for art and another for speech Gary Cottle who will teach speech will live at 510 Burkholder An automobile accident in 1963 left him paralyzed from the waist down He uses a wheelchair and a special wheelchair ramp has been constructed at the west entrance to the college for him Cottle is from Idaho At the vocational school the parking lot now has an asphalt surface and there is an asphalt road around the west and north sides of the vocational building A new sidewalk is being constructed on the east side of the high school nc h of the main entrance Three faculty members are needed An assistant principal is being sought for the high school where Richard Hall will again be principal a woman's physical education instructor is needed for MJC and another speech is needed for the school system Huntsville to Observe State The Huntsville Community Club has announced Saturday Aug 7 as the date to celebrate Missouri's sesquicentennial Mrs Ruth Broaddus president of the club said an ice cream supper will be held in the court house yard and will feature a speaker to be provided by the Missouri Historical Society with country music as added Huntsville was established as the county seat in 1831 two years after Randolph county was organized on Feb 2 1829 Daniel Hunt a Kentuckian was the first settler of Huntsville in honor of whom the town was He settled there about 1820 and was soon followed by fellow Kentuckians William Groggin Gideon Wright and Henry Winburn They entered the land from the ment upon which Huntsville is located and donated 50 acres for a town site giving acres each which formed an exact square with the dome of the original court house being the center The first sale of lots occurred In the early part of 1831 The lot which brought the highest price of is the one formerly on which the Brekenridge Hotel was built and the original building still stands and is by Peter's Gifts and Antiques Sondra's Beauty snop ana ward's Recreation Room The lowest price at the sale was for some lots At that time most of the original town site was covered with timber There is no record available showing the year when the first store or business was established but it must have been close to the year 1820 The county court record of 1829 shows that Davis Currin were granted license to conduct a tavern at the house of Wm Groggin but a general merchandise store had been on the Breckinridge Hotel corner several years to this Booster published about 1910 the Booster Book published about 1910 the erection of the first court house In was commenced in 1831 and finished in 1832 being a a square and two stories high The first floor was used as the court room and the second floor as jury rooms and offices There were no church houses in Huntsville in the early and the different religious denominations worshiped in the court house and some great revivals are reported to have taken place in the court house The erection of a new court house was started in 1859 and completed In 1860 It was burned down in 1882 and the second court house was completed in 1884 Dalton Approves Water District Bond DALTON Mo AP Voters in Chariton County's public water supply district No 2 Tuesday approved a bond issue for construction of a water system in a portion of the district The vote was The area runs from Brunswick to Dalton and from Dalton to just above U.S 24 near Indian Grove Officials said they expect to accept bids in six weeks Betterment Contest Henry Maddox director of the Missouri Division of Commerce and Industrial Development has announced that Moberly has entered the 1971 Missouri Community Betterment awards com- petition Moberly will be judged on community and the degree of made in one year on community improvement projects selected for he said The Interest in total economic development that is being shown by the people in Moberly is Maddox stated Communities entered in the awards program will be competing with towns of comparable size A total of in cash donated by businesses utilities and professional groups will be awarded to towns under in population In the population group of over the 1971 winners will receive achievement plaques The 1971 winners will be announced at the eighth annual Missouri Community Betterment conference held in October in Jefferson City The awards program has been honoring voluntary community forts throughout Missouri since 1964 The program is administered by the Com- munity Betterment Section of the Missouri Division of Commerce and Industrial Development 4-H Winners Winners In the Randolph 4-H Achievement Day program were front row from left Tina Palmer girls grooming Jackie Franklin girls grooming and Albertl dress revue under 14 Back row Cathy Williams girls grooming Debbie girls grooming Barbara Westhues revue over 14 Randy Lee grooming 19 and David Hobbs boys grooming Salisbury Man Killed Thomas Boyd Sellers 60 superintendent of the Salisbury Disposal Plant was Wiled while mowing weeds at the city Friday when the tractor on which he was riding rolled over on him The body was found at 7 p.m and Sellers was last seen at 2 p.m according to Chariton County Coroner Garnett Keytesville who investigated The death was ruled an accident The body was taken to the Berry Funeral Home at Salisbury where funeral arrangements are pending
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