The following items were taken from the Oct. 24 through 30, 1959, Examiner.

The following items were taken from the Oct. 24 through 30, 1959, Examiner.
Six William Chrisman High School juniors, who will be seniors next year, have been chosen applicants for the Americans Abroad study program next year. They are Lois Kay Johnson, Kathy Carpenter, Marnita Crookston, Kathy Lent, Nancy Saunders and Sherry Mesel. These students were chosen by a screening committee, headed by Miss Verda Riller, a Chrisman teacher, named Americans Abroad coordinator by the Independence American Field Service.
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The Missouri Bantam Association held its second annual show at the American Royal, with 400 birds cooped from all over Missouri. Local grand champions were Birchen Modern Game cock, W.O. Lockhart of Independence; black Cochin hen, Everett Dealy of Grain Valley; Silver Lace Wyandotte cockerel, Earl Alschback of Raytown; and single comb Rhode Island Red pullet, Morgan Craven of Independence.
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Independence is finally to be listed on the mileage charts of the Missouri highway map. Since 1955, this has been a Chamber of Commerce project. On previous occasions, the Highway Commission had insisted that because Independence was so close to Kansas City, which is listed, it was not possible to put two locations so close together on the map.
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Former President Harry S. Truman will receive the AFL-CIO’s 1959 Murray-Green award for community service. Truman will be cited for “his outstanding contributions to the health and welfare of all Americans and people everywhere during his years in the White House, as well as during the years of his active retirement.
–  Jillayne Ritchie
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The following items were taken from the Oct. 24 through 30, 1909, Examiner.
The marriage of Domenico Messina and Miss Josephine Colderone, both of Courtney, was celebrated at high noon Sunday. The groom for nine years in the employ of the Santa Fe railway company, and the bride, a daughter of P. Colderone, a well-known Italian farmer living near the village.
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About every so often some one who has become interested in county expenses discovers that Jackson County is paying something like $50,000 a year to the several state insane asylums and concludes there should be a county asylum. The Examiner made a thorough investigation of cost and expediency. Jackson County has no need whatever for an insane asylum. We have more institutions which are governed by politicians and in which the officials are appointed because of political pull than we ought to have. We take this position with confidence.
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One of the two moving picture shows gave a performance last Sunday night. This was the first of its kind ever given here on Sunday, and it will probably the last. Mayor Jones said “I think that such performances on Sunday detract from the standing of our city.” The council appeared to be of the same opinion, for without a dissenting vote they instructed A.C. Southern the city councelor, to prepare an amendment to the ordinance licensing such shows that will prohibit Sunday performances hereafter.
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Annoyed by the trespassing of hunters on their lands, the farmers of Jackson County have formed the “Eastern Jackson County Game Protective Association.” Its purpose is to protect the game and prohibit hunting, trapping and fishing, with firearms, dogs or in any manner on the lands of members.
Compiled by Jillayne Ritchie