Out of the past 8/25/10

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

25 years ago: Aug. 25, 1985

Russell Shewmaker, a student of theology at Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Louis, is inducted as vicar of Trinity Lutheran Church during the morning worship service; having completed two years of ministerial studies, he will spend his third year in on-the-job training at Trinity.

Groundbreaking ceremonies are held in the afternoon for the Jackson Church of Christ, at the corner of Shawnee Boulevard and Woodland Drive.

50 years ago: Aug. 25, 1960

The Municipal Airport Board awards food and drink concession rights at Municipal Airport to Wimpy's Inc., the firm which operates the Wimpy Drive-in on U.S. 61 and Cape Rock Drive; the business is operated by Mrs. Fred Lewis and her sons, William, Freeman and Frank.

More premiums and prize money will be distributed to exhibitors at the 105-year-old SEMO District Fair three years hence than at any time in its history; the fair has posted $30,492.80 in prize and premium notice for distribution to winning exhibitors.

75 years ago: Aug. 25, 1935

The last of the union services at Courthouse Park for this summer is held in the evening, with the Rev. A.H. Beardsley, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, as the speaker.

CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Harold Cravens of Chaffee, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cravens, has been called to the ministry; he delivers his first sermon at First Baptist Church at Chaffee in the evening; Cravens will attend Southwest Baptist College at Bolivar, Mo., during the coming school year.

100 years ago: Aug. 25, 1910

Mattie Adams Orphans' Home has come to an end; the children there were scattered to the four winds this week, although they found good homes; the break-up of the orphanage came as a result of the sudden illness of Mrs. Mattie Adams, matron and founder of the home.

Around 5,000 visitors descend on Jackson in the morning for the annual Homecomers celebration; among the visitors are Oscar Leimer of Los Angeles, J.C. Craig of Gibson Wells of Arkansas and Ida Hawn of Ukeak, Calif.

Featured in "Men of Affairs" is Judge Edward D. Hays.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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