A look at Moberly's history.
Wednesday, November 21, 1962
•The Eugene Owings family of Cairo is one of 15 Eastern Missouri farm families named today for their outstanding work in the Balanced Faring program sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Missouri. In making the announcement, C.B. Ratchford, director of the Extension Service, said the families are being recognized for the way they are organizing, managing and operating their farm businesses.
Sunday, November 22, 1987
•The nine-member Randolph County Salary Commission met Friday afternoon and by a vote of five to four set the salaries of the county elected officials at 91 percent of the maximum allowed under the hastily passed Senate Bill 65. The five voting for 91 percent include Kenny Wemhoff, Eastern Commissioner; Mary Ruth Summers, treasurer; Charlie Crosswhite, recorder; Harold Wolverton, sheriff; and Paul Oesterreicher, prosecuting attorney. Those dissenting were Bob Wilcox, presiding commissioner; Rick Thornburg, Western Commissioner; Sharon Wilkerson, collector and Dottie Wilson, county clerk.
•At approximately midnight Friday, November 21, Randolph County Sheriff Harold Wolverton and Randolph County deputies, along with the Missouri Liquor Control and the Moberly Police conducted a raid on an illegal gambling and liquor establishment at 400 Dorser Street in Moberly. Eight individual, seven from Moberly and one from Columbia were arrested.
Thursday, November 21, 2002
•State of Missouri Treasurer Nancy Farmer shook hands with Higbee author Jim Holdren. Farmer visited Moberly as part of a media tour promoting the state's MOST 529 plan, which allows parents saving for higher education for their children a tax savings deduction.
•Members of the senior wildlife team were recognized at the annual Randolph County 4-H Recognition Banquet in Moberly including Aaron Briscoe, Sky Vanderburg, Joe Peart and Travis Harvey. They placed first in the state and went to the final contest. At state Aaron ranked first, Sky second and Travis, fifth.
Friday, November 22, 2002
•Randolph County Presiding Commissioner-elect Jim Myles sat alone at a table Thursday evening at the courthouse in Moberly, featured in a photo. The table was supposed to be surrounded by workers directly involved with the Randolph County Justice Center project. None of the invited guests chose to attend the meeting. Myles single-handedly saved the day, however, by sharing all information he has on the project with the public. Myles takes office in Janaury, ousting current Presiding Commissioner Fred Ward.
•Gov. Bob Holden has appointed Howard J. Miedler, 57, of Moberly as a member of the Missouri State Park Board. Miedler currently serves as General Sales Manager of KWIX-KRES and KIRK in Moberly. He has served on the Moberly Parks and Recreation Board for 18 years and served as a member of the Boards and Commissions Committee of the Missouri Parks and Recreation Association.
•Moberly citizens turned out en masse Thursday night to attend an information meting led by Randolph County Presiding Commissioner-elect Jim Myles at the courthouse in Moberly. Myles was hoping to discuss plans for the Randolph County Justice Center with a panel of workers involved in the project, but none of them showed up. Myles shared all the information he had with those in attendance.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
•Lori Miller and Virginia Boyles performed solos as the Community Choir sang "Count Your Blessings" during Tuesday night's Community Thanksgiving Service held at Carpenter Street Baptist Church. Rev. Wayne Malone, host pastor, delivered the message.
•Ring those bells! The annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing Campaign has begun. If you would like to join this group during the holiday season and help ring the bells you could call Howard Hils for a time slot. A photo featured a group of those willing to take time from their busy schedules to ring the bells for the Salvation Army campaign.