The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune from Chillicothe, Missouri on July 15, 1980 · Page 8
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The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune from Chillicothe, Missouri · Page 8

Chillicothe, Missouri
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Tuesday, July 15, 1980
Page 8
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hlLLICOTHE CONSTITUTION-TRIBUNE, TUESDAY, JULY 15, 1MO Linneus Items- CHILLICOTHE, MISSOUMI-MMt-MM t By Mrs. George Singleton BITS OF THE PAST Thomas H. Flood Mr. Flood is a native ,Iissourian, and was born ear Glasgow, in Howard ;ounty, on the tenth of anuary, 1835. His father was ,lr. J o h n G. Flood, a eritleman who came to Linn ?ounty in 1833, and was the irst assessor the county ever A. He was subsequently lerk of the Circuit Court, as :iay be seen by reference to he official history of the county, elsewhere in this work. Mr. Flood's mother was Frances H. Russell, a daughter of Mr. Thomas Russell formerly of Linn County, now deceased, a V i r g i n i a n who came to Missouri in 1831, and to Linn County in about 1836. There were five children of the Flood family, of which Thomas H. was the oldest. He was raised and educated in Linn county and at the age of fourteen years entered the General Merchandise House of Moberly Halliburton, at Brunswick. He was with the house about three years, his father having bought the interest of Halliburton. In 1852, he clerked for a general merchandise and drug house at Carrollton, remaining there until January, 1856, when he came to Linneus, and engaged w i t h Gnller Hoyle as a bookkeeper, and was with them until I860. While doing business for this firm, ne was elected county treasurer in 1856, then in his twenty-second year. He ran on the Democratic ticket, and held the office while stil! keeping the books for the firm with which he was engaged He was, in 1858, elected as his own successor on the same ticket without opposition, and went out of office at the close of his second term. He was again elected, in 1878 to the same office by the same party, and re-elected in 1880, which makes his present term unexpired at this writing. In 1872, he went into the banking-house of Combs- Wilkerson Co., was teller and bookkeeper and has been with them ever since. Mr. Flood was married on the twelfth of November, 1857, to Miss Adelia J. Goslin, daughter of Mr. Harrison Goslin, of Mason County Kentucky, now a citizen of Linn County, Mo. They have had three sons and f o u r daughters; two sons and one daughter are dead. Mr. and Mrs. Flood are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South; and he belongs to the O.O.U.W. Mr. Flood ownes a good farm of 240 acres, a few miles south of Linneus. He also owns property in the county seat. Mr. Flood has made an efficient officer, and is thoroughly conversant with the duties of his office. Having lived in Linn County from his infancy, he is identified in sentiment with her best interests every way, and expects always to live here. Politically, Mr. Flood is a Democrat, and has always affiliated with that party, and never with any other. ' James F. Kelley James F. Kelley is the son of Francis and Mary B. Kelley, both of whom were Kentuckians. James was born in Callaway County, Missouri, May 27, 1837. He was partly reared in his native county, living there until he was about five years old. His parents then removed to Linn County, and settled near Linneus. Here James grew to manhood and received his education. He began life as a farmer and continued in that occupation for several years. In 1862, he learned the art of taking pictures and was engaged in that business three or four years. In December, 1880 he purchased an interest in a livery stable at Linneus, and has been in that business ever since, the f i r m being Westgate, Kelley Pounds. Mr. Kelley was first married in January, 1866, to Mary J. White. They had one child who died, and Mrs. KIley died in July, 1862. Mr. Kelley was subsequently married to Margaret J. (nee Fosher) Lambert, ot Linn County. Mrs. Kelley has been the mother of twins twice and triplets once, making seven children at three births. The triplets are still living. One pair of twins, and one of the first pair died. Mr. Kelley has eight children living. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He belongs to no secret order. Top theme float Churning homemade ice cream, resting, swimming and other July activities are shown on this float, which won the prize for best exemplifying the theme of the 1980 Meadville Homecoming, "In the Good Old Summertime." The float was entered by the Meadville Yours and Mine club. --Constitution-Tribune Photo Mooresville Items By Mrs. James Mackey Mr. and Mrs. Joe Carter announce the arrival of a daughter, Kelli Ann, born July 4th at the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. She tipped the scaled at 8 pounds and 2'-2 ounces and joins a 2'/2 year old brother, Gabe. The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Marion Nigus of Hale and Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Carter of Fayette and the maternal great grandmother is Mrs. Hazel Jones of Hale. Robert Bryan, 84, of Chillicothe died Friday July 4 at Hedrick Medical Center. He was born in Ludlow and was a former Mooresville resident. He was preceded in death by his wife, Etta in 1941; his parents, a sister and five brothers. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Gordon Funeral Home and burial was in the Anderson cemetery. Guests in the home of George and Linda Roberts and sons, Rob and Todd for several days recently were ·Linda's cousin, Mrs. D'Ann K a u f f m a n and children, Dickie, Kelly and Casey of Independence. Mrs. Richard Hamblin ( D a r l e n e ) and children, Michelle and Michael spent Monday and Tuesday of last week in the home of Darlene's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vance Phares. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pollard and their niece, Erin Haley of Kansas City were weekend visitors of Mrs. Pollard's mother, Mrs. Jessie Dawkins WHERE DOES YOUR HEALTH DOLLAR GO? On a national scale, in 1977, the most ri'c'ent year for \\ hich thrrv art- »ta(Nlic, it shows that a day in the hospital costs an a\craitc of $ 1 7 4 . a |ihsician visit costs an average of $25 711 and a prescription costs an a\i'ra(f«' of $5.2J. Following your physician's advice and taking the prescriptions that are prescribed can help cut down on additional \isits to your doctor and (Missihlc avoid costh hospitali/.ation. tour |iharmar.\ dollar is still a gumi taluc. Our pharmac\ concentrates its efforts on medicines-, health-aids and sjckrooni nerds Y O t R DOCTOR ( A N PHONE I S whtn y o u need * medicine. Pick up your prescription if shopping n«rb), or we will deliver promptly without extra charge. A great man) people entrust us with their prescriptions. Ma} we compound yours? CARLIN DRUGS PRESCRIPTIONS--COSMETICS 715 Webster-646-2723 WE'RE REOPENING AT MY SECRET LOVE JULY 16TH, 10 A.M. AY OUR NEW LOCAYION 707 LOCUST We Now Have Available: * Stained Glass Supplies I Classes *DMC Embroidery Floss *Aida doth *Yoar Needlepoint Svpplies --COMING SOON-QUILTING, MACRAME, CHINA PAINTING AND OTHER CRAFTS MY SECRET LOVE arm TMI., *M. * M. 10 ·.M.-4 f.m. flwrtfey It m.m.-l ·.*. 19 ·.*».-) P.M. and family. Mr. and Mrs. Wells Bothwell and Mr. and Mrs. Leland Bowyer spent the evening of the 4th of July at Lake Viking. M a r v i n D a w k i n s a n d daughters, Gayle Dawkins, and Connie Harp and husband Rick and his mother, Mrs. Jessie Dawkins spent the 4th at the Chillicothe fair grounds and attended the music f e s t i v a l . M r s . D a w k i n s (Betty) and son Randy joind them in the evening for the fireworks display. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Walker were in Green City Saturday for the centennial celebration. Roger was with the Chillicothe Shriner Rollin' Rascals in the parade. Sunday visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Hightower were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sams, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hightower and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rader and children, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Koehly and children, Tim Cummings and daughter, Mandy and Mrs. Helen Stone. T.H. Bosler of Liberty spent the 4th of July weekend with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Bosler. Mrs. Helen Coe has recently returned to her home in Lynwood, Calif, after a visit of 2 weeks in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gene Moore, Jr., Mr. Moore and family. Here for one week to visit her mother and sister was Mrs. Rita Sumpter of Moberly. Mr. and Mrs. Augie Sievering were among the many 4th of July guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Donoho, n o r t h of Chillicothe for a carry in dinner. Guests of Mr. and Mrs David Musser and son Johnny for the weekend were Mrs. Musser's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles D a v i s of Camdenton. The Mussers were among the guests for a 4th of July family dinner at the home of his sister. Mrs. Roger Gaunt, Mr. Gaunt and family in Breckenridge. Other guests were Miss Maude Penniston of Kansas City, Mrs. Frances Musser, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gaunt and children. They enjoyed fireworks in the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Terry Walker of Chillicothe spent Sunday in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Walker and family. Meadville princess and court The Meadville Homecoming princess and her court rode a low-boy covered with strawbales in Saturday's Meadville Homecoming parade through the downtown business district. The princess, crowned in ceremonies the night before at Pollock Field, was Denise Copeland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Copeland of Meadville. The girls, being energetic, tossed pieces of bubble gum to some of the estimated 400 people gathered along the route. --Constitution-Tribune Photo Heat and health-Elderly advised to stay indoors; for others, take it easy By JIM WILLIS Associated Press Writer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A top state health official says there are precautions people can take to avoid being overcome by the excessive heat which has claimed 15 lives in Missouri this summer. Along with warning the elderly to make every effort "to avoid the heat" by staying indoors, Dr. H. Denny Donnell of the Missouri Division of Health said even normally healthy young adults should try to avoid strenuous outdoor activity during the heat of the day. And Donnell said parents should supervise the amount of time their children spend in the sun. Most of the 15 people who have died from the heat so far in Missouri were in their 70s and 80s and died in surroundings without air conditioning or fans or in hospitals where they had been admitted in a state of collapse or dying. Donnell said the elderly and c h r o n i c a l l y - i l l e s p e c i a l l y should make every effort to avoid getting out in the heat, since they were susceptible to heat stroke and heat exhaustion. While people like construction workers generally "were in condition for working outside in the heat because they had been doing an equal amount of work over a succession of days and had become accustomed to it," most other people were not used to the extreme temperatures, Donnell said. Even normally healthy people who jog, play tennis or engaged in other outdoor sports sometimes were not able to adapt to extreme heat, he said. "Normally, in the summertime we're dealing with temperatures in the 90s, but this year we're dealing with temperatures in the 100s," Donne) pointed out. "And people just don't realize the additional stress on them from the extra five to 10 degrees of heat. They think they can still mow the lawn or hoe the weeds." Another problem was "the fact we have created for ourselves an air conditioned environment," Donne)) said, "And air conditioning, I think, prevents us from being acclima- tised to the heat." So, Donnell advised people who jog or play tennis and other strenuous outdoor sports to do so in the cooler evening and early morning hours. Anyone engaging in such activities also should drink plenty of fluids, such as fruit juices, to replenish the salt they lose through sweating, he said. In addition, people who must be outside might consider taking salt tablets, he added. The state health official also noted children would play outside for long periods of time without giving much thought to the heat. i "Children, especially the younger ones, need parent* to supervise them" to make sure they don't over do it, h« said. Anyone who feels the symptoms of heat exhaustion, such as a flushed face, excessive sweating, dizziness or general weakness, should immediately "go into the shade, cool off and start drinking plenty of fluids," Donnell added. Chinese elm divides El Paso community EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- In any city, a plan to chop down a big tree can trigger a controversy. But in this desert country, where trees are outnumbered by cacti and scrub brush, some people would sooner chop down t h e i r houses. So the fate of a large elm standing in the path of a new residential intersection has divided the City Council and many citizens into bitterly opposed camps. "This doggone tree i.s a weed. It's a Chinese elm -- they'll grow anywhere," says Alderman JoeDivis. A r g u e s A l d e r m a n J i m Schcrr: "It's a big tree growing in a desert city. It grew be- causc it was next to an irrigated cotton field. It i.s beautiful and has provided beauty and sh;ide for many yc-ars It would be a shame to cut it down " Those opposed to keeping the tree, including Mayor Thomas Westfall, complain thai if it remains in the middle of the intersection -- and is struck by a car -- the city could be held liable. After the City Council made a preliminary decision to force the developer to chop the tree down, a group of citizens spurred by local disc jockey Johnny Thompson of KFIM raised enough money to buy a l i a b i l i t y insurance policy for the tree "It's in a residential area," said insurance broker Diane Gass, who helped arrange the $350,000 policy. "You'd have to be speeding, run the slop sign and be drunk to hit it. There would be no negligence on the part of the tree." So the council gave the tree a slay of execution, but It is not out of the woods yet. The builder, Willis Shoemaker, wants to make the intersection a traffic circle with the tree in the middle. But some council members now want him lo reroute the streets so they pass the tree altogether. The writing of the insurance policy -- and any decision on the .street routes -- are awaiting action by the council. No date for the settlement of the issues has been set. Little Mr. and Miss Meadville Little Mr. and Miss Meadville 1980 ore Chris Frizzell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Frizzell and Tanya Howe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Howe. The youngsters were among several of their contemporaries who were vying for the title. Donation cans placed in different locations in Meadville were the "polling places" for the competition, which was conducted on a penny-a-vote basis. --Constitution-Tribune Photo f LIVINGSTON MANOR CARE CENTER STATE LICENSED Accomodations Available, Reasonable Rates Excellent Nursing Care, Delicious Food, Laundry A Homelike Atmosphere For Retirement Convalescent and Nursing Care Nursing Care Is Administered 24 Hours A Day By Our Licensed Nurses And Staff, Under The Supervision Of Your Own Physician. HIWAY 36 E-CHilLICOTHE, MO. PHONE 816-646-5177 rot INFORMATION, PIEASE CAU Ot VISIT BETTY DON ERNST, R.N. ADMINISTRATOR

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