The following items were taken from the Oct. 19 through 25, 1963, Examiner.
* The fifth Rotary Club in Eastern Jackson County and the fourth in the past two years has been chartered. The new club, which meets Thursdays at noon at Jerry’s Restaurant in Fairmount, joins three clubs formed under the guidance of Tom Buckley during the past two years. Jim Barbour is president of the Independence West Rotary Club.
* Residents of Independence will go to the polls April 7, 1964, to decide if the city should annex more than 90 square miles northeast and east of the city. Howard E. Hines, who lives on Whitney Road northeast of Independence, was elected to lead a group of non-residents fighting the election.
* Thirteen years of frustration ended for William Chrisman as they played their finest game of the year to edge Raytown, 14-12, in their first victory over the Jays since 1950. Bill Hanna’s two conversions proved the difference.
* The new high school at 3301 S. Noland Road, to be opened next year, will be named Independence High School South, said Dr. Guy Carter, superintendent of the Independence School District.
* A week’s training session for Camp Fire Girl leaders of the newly organized Independence District 9 was completed. James Wise Watt was appointed chairman of the new district.
– Jillayne Ritchie