The following items were taken from the Nov. 22 through 28, 1958, Examiner.

The beautiful and familiar strains of Handel’s Messiah will be heard once again, when the Independence Messiah Choir presents its 42nd performance in the new Conference Chamber of the RLDS Auditorium. For the first time since 1941, when The Messiah was broadcast from the Music Hall in Kansas City, attendance for the broadcast performance will be unrestricted. All are invited to come, except children under 12 years of age.
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Voters in the Spring Branch School District approved annexation of the district to that of R-4 at Blue Springs. The vote, according to Fred Witte, president of the Spring Branch board, was 191 for and 137 against. Edgar Hatfield, president of the R-4 board, said the board had agreed to accept the district if voters approved.
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Henry A. Bundschu, 601 W. Maple, has been named a member of the board of regents of Rockhurst College. Four other appointments to the board were also announced, Daniel L. Brenner, J. Frank Hudson, Miller Nichols and Henry A. Ruysser Jr. Bundschu, an attorney, is a vice president of the Missouri Bar Foundation, a former referee in bankruptcy for the West District of Missouri and a member of the board of governors of the American Royal.
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Norman Patrick, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert V. Patrick of Independence, and a graduate of William Chrisman High School, has been named to the MIAA Conference second team. Patrick, a junior at Central Missouri State College at Warrensburg, is a fullback and a member of the Mules’ football team.
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Two local employees of the U.S. Army map service were presented cash awards and certificates for superior performance of their duties. Clifford H. Hales is a cartographic photogrammetric aid, and Harry S.M. Bates Jr. is a cartographic photogrammetric aid.
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State Sen. Floyd R. Gibson of Independence and Rep. Richard H. Ichord of Houston were elected as the top officers of the next Legislature. Gibson, in one of the closest races in history, defeated Sen. William E. Hilsman of St. Louis, for president pro tem of the upper chamber.
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Neal Deaver, administrator of the Independence Sanitarium and Hospital, has been appointed campaign chairman for the coming Community Music Association Fund Drive to be held Feb. 8-22. Serving on the committee with Deaver is Rev. Donald McKay, pastor of the First Christian Church, and Amos Esry, president of the Chamber of Commerce.
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President Maurice L. Draper and Apostle Percy E. Farrow left for Prairie Provinces of Canada, where they will meet with congregations of the RLDS Church in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Draper was recently appointed to the First Presidency of the church as a counselor to President W. Wallace Smith. They are making the trip to become better acquainted with the church.
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Kent Thomas, sports editor of The Examiner, and his wife were among the 10 couples who became parents of new born babies Thanksgiving Day at the Independence Sanitarium and Hospital. Their son, Kevin Mitchell Thomas, arrived at 7:56 a.m. The other parents having babies that day are Mr. and Mrs. Urban W. Brookshire, Mr. and Mrs. Max A. Ford, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin A. Gall, Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Albert V. Rudd Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wendland and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Riegle.