The following items were taken from the Sept. 28 through Oct. 4, 1963, Examiner.

• A national survey of income distribution reveals that Independence has more of its families in the “over $4,000” brackets and fewer of them in the low categories than most communities in the United States. The rising economic status is a favorable business indicator.

• Independence has its first woman mail carrier. Mrs. Marjorie Lewis, 37, delivered mail in the Glendale Gardens area. Mrs. Lewis, who lives at 11408 T. 13th St., is a Navy veteran of World War II.

• Miss Nelle Morgan, R.N., director of the Independence Sanitarium and Hospital School of Nursing since 1943, will be honored as Missouri’s outstanding nurse. The presentation of the all-state gold medal award will be by Roy M. Shaw, regional public affairs manager.

• A 700-mile trip from the middle of Canada by four different planes, ending with a three-hour trip by car to Jefferson City, resulted in the award of a Cross of Military Service to Vernon Odekirk by the 66th annual division convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. To be a recipient, one must have served overseas during World War II, the Korean conflict, Spanish American War, World War I and be a descendant of a Confederate soldier.

• The Blue Ridge Mall Shopping Center will celebrate its five year anniversary. Stars from the Kansas City Chiefs, including all-pro halfback Abner Haynes, will attend. A new 1964 Valiant will be given away during the celebration.

– Jillayne Ritchie