Found birthday, community calendar from 1955

Posted January 24, 2013 at 12:00 am

by Neoma Foreman

Harry and Linda Hardy spent the past week with Elnora Wallace. They visited Evelyn Balk. Other visitors at the Wallace home were Jack and Sharon Wallace, Lois McGraw, Sue Prough, Danielle McWilliams and Ashley Hardy.

Rich and Marty Patton went to Olathe, KS, Saturday and visited Tony and Ashley Patton and Jessa. Dexter Patton joined them and they all watched the ball game and went out to eat.

Eleanor Willson spent Sunday in Joplin.

Paxton Hardy and Debbie and Denny Wallace visited Bob and Jane Hutchison Sunday afternoon.

Visiting Lloyd and Lois McGraw over the weekend were their son and wife, Leroy and Janet McGraw, of Piedmont, Oklahoma. Joining them on Saturday were Russell and Teresa McGraw and Katie, and her friend of El Dorado Springs, John and Julie McGraw and Jackson, Nevada, and Alisha and John Jean and Braxton of Springfield.

Chet and Marla Foreman were supper guests of Wendy and Brandon Conley, Garrett and Coltin near Pleasanton, KS,Wednesday evening.

The 9th birthday of Quade Hays was celebrated Sunday evening at the home of Glen and Alberta Hays. Guests present were Russell and Carisa Hays, Quinton and Quade and Andy and Tammy Hays, Payton and Haley.

Kathryn Phillips, Corey Graham, Brooklyn Foreman, Mike and Kathy Newman, Ron Pence and Charles and me were among those from this area who attended the chili supper fundraiser for Clayton and Shannon Gray’s mission trips which was held at the Schell City Community Center Saturday evening.

Alberta Hays attended an Order of Eastern Star Official Inspection at Union Friday evening and one at Blackwell Lodge near St. Louis Saturday.

I found a birthday and community calendar for 1955 which was published by the W. S. C. S. Club of Walker. I don’t know what that club was. Do any of my readers? The advertisers were: Prather Chevrolet-El Dorado Springs, Gwinn-Carothers Funeral Home-El Dorado Springs, Medearis Hardware-El Dorado Springs, Producers Grain Co.-El Dorado Springs, Producers Creamery Company-Daricraft-El Dorado Springs, Moore Supply Company, Conrad B. Kirby Agency-El Dorado Springs, Smith’s Variety- El Dorado Springs, Ogle Grain Company-Nevada, Irv Cobb Chevrolet, Inc.-Nevada, Dixie Cream Café-Nevada, A. K. Woodard Electric-Nevada, Ferry Funeral Home-Nevada, Legan Hardware-Nevada, Thorpe’s-Nevada, Stone Maytag, Ellis Music and Furniture Co.- Nevada, Wainscott Furniture Company-Nevada, C. Darnold, Florist-Nevada, Armitage Appliance & Hardware-Nevada, Beisley’s Paint and Wallpaper-Nevada, Ames Supply Co.-Nevada, Johannes Hardware-Nevada, Wigg’s Drug Store-Nevada, Logan-Moore Lumber Co.-Nevada, Pickett Sundries, Martin’s General Store-E. Dwight Martin, Prop.-Walker, El Dorado Hardware-D.D. Pursley, Prop.-El Dorado Springs, J. Tolle and Son-Plumbing-Heating-El Dorado Springs, Snodgrass Pharmacy-El Dorado Springs, Downey’s Garage-Nevada, S. and J Café-El Dorado Springs, Ben Franklin Store-El Dorado Springs, Carp’s Department Store-El Dorado Springs, Ingraham Blacksmith and Welding-Guy Ingraham-Walker. Those were the good old days when we had small businesses that were for the most part, home-owned and home-operated. By the way—hope Phillip Martin and Rozella Gammon had happy birthdays on Jan. 4.

NEVC Basketball Schedule: 21-El Dorado Christian plays at Walker, 24-at Sheldon, 29-Hume at Walker, 31-at Rich Hill.

Walker Senior Citizens will not meet in January and February, but reconvene in March on the second Tuesday with Leon Gier cooking fish for the main course.

For rental of the Walker Community Building, contact Walker City Hall 417-465-2230. Sylvia Keith is the receptionist.

If anyone in the Walker area has news they wish to share with the community, please call me at 465-2389.