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FROM THE FILES OF THE DEMOCRAT NEWS 100 YEARS AGO - May 15, 1919 WWW.ELLISBATTERY.COM Start Easy. Stay Positive. HWY 67 SOUTH - CHEROKEE PASS • FREDERICKTOWN, MO 573.783.7963 HOURS: Monday-Friday 7:30AM-6PM • Saturday 9AM-1PM 50 YEARS AGO - May 15, 1969 The City Council voted at its regular meeting Tuesday night to order the construction of another long stretch of granitoid sidewalk. Wheat crop is threatened by unnamed disease. Some crops in Madison County said to be damaged fifty percent. At the annual High School contest at Cape Girardeau last Saturday between the various schools of Southeast Missouri. Miss Wanda Barber was one of six to win in the preliminary declamatory contests out of a total of twenty contestants. Dale Tidwell was elected the new president of the Fredericktown Junior Chamber of Commerce at a meeting held last Wednesday night. Shirley Pope, 11-year-old daughter of Mrs. George Pope, won a Norelco Instant Hair Setter for her mother in the Norelco Mother’s Day Contest sponsored by Dicus Drugs Store and The Democrat-News. More than 300 persons were in attendance last Thursday night to see Miss Lisa Revelle be named the 1969 Azalea Festival Queen. She was crowned by retiring Azalea Queen Miss Nyla Reagan. 75 YEARS AGO - May 11, 1944 25 YEARS AGO - May 12, 1994 Corporal Daymon Pogue, son of Claude Pogue, is in the United States Army now serving in Italy. Pogue was in the battle for North Africa and Tunis and has been in Italy for some time. A three-game rout of the Rolling Tigers last Friday night resulted in the bowling league championship going to the Shoe Factory commandoes. One man was killed and three others injured when the railroad tragedy of November 11th, 1911 was reenacted at Marquand yesterday afternoon about 3:45 o’clock. Bill Sonderman and Chris Follis stood in front of the future site of the funeral home the two men will own. Ground is being broken and construction will begin soon. New FFA Officers were recently installed. Vice President Amy Eck, Parliamentarian Cindy Rehkop, President Susie Picou, Reporter Peggy Hamlin, Historian Carrie Shelby, Secretary Whitney Rehkop, Treasurer Randy LaChance, 2nd Vice President Chad King, Assistant Vice President Nicky Lee and Sentinel Fred Miller. Fredericktown High School Senior Jill Mooney was crowned the 1994 Azalea Queen at the coronation Friday night. Jill is the daughter of Bob and Cheryl Mooney.