May 24, 1945
For sale: 40 acres 9 miles northeast of Pierce City, 8 room house, barn, chicken house, good well. Price $2000. J.E. Anderson, R. 1, Pierce City.
Lt. Virgil Fieker of Stotts City, who has been a German prisoner since March 16, 1944, has been liberated and will be on his way home soon. First placed in Stalag Luft 3, Lt. Fieker was moved with other air force officers to Stalag 7-A near Munich, just before the Russian army advanced to free his first prison. Lt. Fieker was co-pilot on the Flying Fortress “Ole Smoke”.
About 80 planes flew into Friend Air Park Sunday morning for the Chamber of Commerce annual Fly-In breakfast.
May 26, 1955
V.F.W. workers sold 996 poppies and collected $147.30, a record sale here on Poppy Day.
August 6, 1935
Loran Brooks, who lives about six miles north of town, has a two-weeks-old black and white spotted mule.
Mr. Brooks's mule...looking real good for its age
Miss Rose Celeski who underwent an operation for appendicitis at Springfield is getting along nicely and expects to be home Wednesday.
May 3, 1945
Five cents a quart will be paid to berry pickers this year.
April 17, 1925
Sheriff Brixey and Deputy Walter Sallee made a raid early Sunday, April 5, at the home of Mike Schroeter in the Bricefield locality and found about twenty gallons of beer and a quart of corn whiskey.
Couldn't find a photo of corn whiskey distilled in Missouri, only what came out of Kentucky. Surprise, surprise.
The Salk polio letters and permission slips have been distributed to all first and second grade children in the R6 School System.
April 21, 1955
Numerous prizes will be awarded for the best guesses on the weight of a steer, the total weight of three pigs and total weight of three sheep, which will be penned outside the gym at the annual Chamber of Commerce farm night, Friday, April 29.
April 19, 1945
The people of this community were astounded last Thursday at the news that President Roosevelt had died. Conjectures were rife as to the course of the new president, Harry S. Truman, a Missourian. Many persons here personally know the new president. Stores were closed from 3 to 4:30 Saturday afternoon during the hours of the president’s funeral.
Calls placed from coin telephones will increase in cost from ten cents to twenty cents.
March 4, 1965
We will soon land on the moon and then can send economic and military assistance to Tranquility and other regions there.
September 18, 1935
The Strand theater will start Saturday, September 27, a serial, “The Law of the Wild,” starring Rex, the famous horse, and Rin-Tin-Tin, jr., the dog.