January 13, 1899
Mr. George Walker, of Cole Camp, is in Versailles this week making arrangements to move his family here and become a permanent citizen. He will engage in the purchase and shipment of wood posts, logs, etc., for which there has been a fine opening here for many years. Mr. Walker has rented residence property and will move here soon. The Leader extends to him and his family a cordial welcome.
January 16, 1919
Last Friday evening G. D. Thomasson, six miles east of Versailles, lost some old buildings standing near his dwelling by fire. Mrs. Thomasson had emptied an ash bucket on a pile of ashes, and though she is always careful to watch about fire, it slipped up on her this time and sparks flew into some old buildings and destroyed them with their contents, amounting to around $1000. Among the things burned were an automobile, a wagon, and lumber worth $150. No insurance.
January 12, 1939
A joint meeting of the American Legion and Legion Auxiliary was held Wednesday evening at the City Hall in Versailles with two hundred persons in attendance.
A basket dinner was served at 6:30 o’clock and was followed by a very interesting program. An orchestra directed by Mr. Maurice LaRue, with Miss Jessie Sympson at the piano, rendered several numbers during the evening.
January 9, 1959
Miss Frances Waddell will be interviewed on the 4-H show “R.F.D.” at 12:45 p.m. January 13th over KOMU-TV channel 8, Columbia. Miss Waddell is a freshman at the University of Missouri. She has completed nine years of 4-H club work in Morgan County and is a 4-H Key Award Winner. She is currently a member of the 4-H organization on the university campus.
January 11, 1979
Saturday is the deadline for family histories to be submitted for inclusion in the new History of Morgan County book.
Co-chairman of the book, Mrs. Gene Bartram said this week that late biographies will not be turned down.
The last history book of Morgan County was published in 1906. The new hardbound book will update information in the earlier book as well as be a permanent record of family biographies and pictures.
In addition to the genealogies, the book will feature the history of Morgan County and its towns, churches, schools and organizations.
January 14, 1999
The Lake of the Ozarks Habitat for Humanity Chapter will hold an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the overflow dining room at Pioneer Restaurant to form a sub-chapter for the Morgan County area.
Dave Chase, one of the organizers of the meeting, said there have been several people who have expressed a desire to learn more about and help with Habitat for Humanity and this will give them the opportunity.