The following items were taken from the Sept. 18 through 24, 1960, Examiner.

The following items were taken from the Sept. 18 through 24, 1960, Examiner.

Mrs. Leila Cohoon won a first-place trophy at the Missouri State Cosmetologists convention recently. Mrs. Cohoon won her prize in the coiffure competition and will represent the state in the national convention in Miami in July 1961. Mr. and Mrs. Don Cohoon own and operate Leila’s House of Beauty at the Blue Vue Shopping Center at Old 40 highway and Blue Ridge. They are opening a school of hair dressing in Independence around Nov. 1.

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The Women’s Society of Christian Service of the First Methodist Church celebrated its 20th anniversary. Those taking part were Mrs. A.J. Lacy Jr., the Rev. Ted Akers, Mrs. Earl Balke, Miss Louise Oliver, Mrs. Maurice Bales, Mrs. Eugene Wopata, Mrs. William Cofer, Mrs. William Fleming, Mrs. Robert Massie, Mrs. Ted Akers, Mrs. Sam Durnil, Mrs. Harold Woodruff, Mrs. Homer Brady, Mrs. Garnet Stall, Mrs. Adaline Braley, Mrs. Ollie Fewell, Mrs. Warren Gray, Miss Lorene Booth, Mrs. Hallie Hope Hulse and Mrs. Wayne Keyes.

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There are 10 nominees vying for positions on the Chamber of Commerce board of directors. They are Vernon Hochscheid, Don Keller, Leonard A. Trenchard, Clarence H. Heflin, Byron Constance, Dr. Maynard L. Whetstone, Keith Shimp, Dell Crenshaw, Charles R. Layland and Dr. Bert B. Allinder.

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The following items were taken from the Sept. 18 through 24, 1910, Examiner.

Lee Bowers of Bowers & Son undertakers went to Blue Mills to secure the bodies of two Union soldiers who were killed in the battle of Blue Mills during the Civil War. Some time ago Wm. Bostain, postmaster, received word from the War Department asking that an effort be made to locate the graves of the soldiers killed at Blue Mills. The soldiers will be sent to the National Military Cemetery at Leavenworth for burial.

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Twenty-nine goats are surrounded by a fence seven feet high right where the Independence railcar goes along the Blue River. The goats were put in place to keep the grass eaten down and keep the place cleaned up. Now, the weeds and grass never get higher than the tops of the rails, and old bolts, nuts, small pieces of iron, etc. , have disappeared as well. We recommend this goat company to the Independence street commissioner.

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At the general election in November, 11 amendments to the state Constitution will be offered. Amendment 10 reads: “Prohibition. The manufacture of intoxicating liquor is hereby prohibited in this state, except for medical, scientific and mechanical purposes. The sale of intoxicating liquor is also hereby prohibited in this state except for medical, scientific and mechanical purposes. The manufacture or sale of wine for sacramental or religious purposes is also excepted.”

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Undertaker Lee Bowers went in search of the remains of two Union soldiers at Blue Mills, but failed to find any “remains” of the soldiers who were killed Oct. 21, 1864. Mrs. Annie McFarland of Blue Mills, who lived there during the war, says she saw the bodies buried. The place of burial was a few feet from the banks of the Little Blue, and the creeping moisture from the stream, the occasional overflow, and the alternate freezing and thawing for 46 years had done their work only too well.