Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Rich Hill Mining Review Oct 4 1974 Sale Barn Open

Rich Hill Sale Barn Opens Oct.5 1974

The Rich Hill Sale Barn well open this Sat.Oct 5 1974, according to manger Everett  Tourtillott along with Wayne Wheatley, Don Alt, M.F. Westerhold,and Don Adams,well be the new owners said Tourtillott.
Two hundred and fifty head of cattle are ready for consigned for Saturday's sale said Tourtilllott. Both Cattle and hogs will be sold each week starting with hogs.
Gary Tourtillott, Everett's son shown on the left will auctioneer.Everett on shown the right.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Certificate" for setting a Guinness World Record

Larry Hacker -this is the "World Record Pie Baker" ... Jara Mumma! Congratulations to YOU and your grandparents and THANKS for putting Rich Hill Missouri in the record books!!!


 Larry Hacker Said- FINALLY ... we were able to present the "OFFICIAL Certificate" for setting a Guinness World Record to Jerry and Linda Mumma ... for "The Highest Price Paid for a Single Pie at Auction" ... $3,100.00.


Chantelle Culver Mumma Said -My father in law and Jara were presented with their Guinness. World Record certificate tonight(12-21-2012). Now that is something you won't find just anywhere. Thank you  Larry Hacker and Natalea Hoeper and the members of the 4th of July committee

Friday, December 14, 2012

Rich Hill officially opens new playground for business

Rich Hill Mining Review Dec 7,2012

Two Rich Hill Elementary kindergarten classes were on hand for the opening of the, new playground in Circle Park, Tuesday, Dec. 4. Balloons were everywhere, the weather was warm enough to be jacket free, hot dogs and burgers were grilling as Mayor Jimmy Kithcart began the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Kithcart presented a commendation letter to Marc Bell, thanking the Rich Hill Youth Development Center for their help in making the new playground a reality. He then introduced 16-year-old McCoy Slinkard who spoke on behalf of the boy s from the youth facility.
McCoy spoke about how much fun the boys had building the playground. He also mentioned how rewarding the project was and of the satisfaction he and the others received in being part of such a worthy endeavor.
"It was a privilege, really an honor to have had this experience to give something back to the community," said the youngster. I only hope all the kids enjoy the playground as much as we enjoyed working on it."
The new playground, which was built by the RHYDC boys and staff, took two months to complete. According to Bell, as a replacement for their normally scheduled shop class, youngsters worked on preparing and.assembling me playground equipment.

"They loved working -on this project," said Bell who also mentioned how he and others at the Youth Center are always on the lookout for not-for-profit projects the youngsters can participate in.
The playground in Circle Park, which would have cost upwards to $80,000, only cost the city $55,000, because of the $5,000  donation made by the RHYDC Liaison Committee and the; $20,000 in free labor performed by the boys and staff.
Tim McNamara, a representative of AB Creative, Inc., the company that supplied the equipment was also on hand for the opening. He commented on the ideal location of the playground.
"Often, these playgrounds are built at new schools or new parks where there isn't much shade,"  said McNamara, "at some of those locations in the summer when it's hot; kids will stop playing on the equipment because it can heat up."
"But this location is ideal," said McNamara. "With all these mature trees and shade, kids are going to want to play on this playground."



Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Grand Opening for the new Playground Equipment

We had the Grand Opening for the new Playground Equipment in Rich Hill West Park











Thursday, November 29, 2012

King Store


Paul and Austin King doing clean-up after lunch was over.KINGS STORE in the spring of 1996

Inside the store showing the counter and price list
Paul King mowing the side yard of the store.
Inside the store showing the candy case

Showing the booths on the opposite wall

The site where the store once stood. November 2012
Kids eating their lunches

Inside the store showing the booths

Kids getting their lunches

Monday, October 8, 2012

Rich Hill Mining Review Dec.6,1979

Roger Rigdon named All State in Football

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Rich Hill East Side School (MIning Review May 20,1976)

More from the Blevins Newspaper collection 
This picture taken at the Rich Hill East Side School in 1919-1911 or 12.Front row left teacher and superintendent Mr. Carpenter,Hugh (Deacon)Hurst,(Chick Huckelby,,Vena McQuitty,Alice Stonebraker,Iva VanVoris,(stiffe)Rachel----,Albert McBride ,Second row left,---,Lola Merchant,----,----,Letha Peterman, Harold Shearer, -----,Oscar Blankenship,Back Row (left)----, Helen Larson, Winona Anderson, Claude Ritchie, Lucile Burns,----,Robert Burns.The Gentleman in the rear with the large mustache was the Janitor.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mining Review (June 26,1980)



One of these young ladies will be crowed "Miss Rich Hill"next Thursday evening. July 3, at the Third Annual Miss Rich Hill Pageant.From Left to right are Linda Shelton,Vera Keith,Vicky Tourillott and Lynn Skocy.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

January 1, 1976 Mining Review (Belvins Collection)

Picture says :This picture was sent by Ida Kenney.It is a picture of grades six and seven taken in the School year of 1913-1914.Charles C. Crosswhite was the Principal at the time.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Rich Hill Mining Review July,1 1976 (more from the Belvins collection


Booth family spans Rich Hill History

In announcing the sale of the Booth Chapel, Theatre, business office and home to George and Therese Flexsenhar, Dorothy Booth makes an end to a long family history in Rich Hill.
From the first days of Rich Hill's development the Booths have played a major role. Rolla Jesse and Fannie Hedges were the first ,two school teachers. Fannie then married the surveying engineer, Charles Clark, who planned the layout of the streets. Rolla and her new husb.and started the old "Opry" House, a photography studio, furniture, store, livery stable and funeral parlor.
These early coal mining days saw Rich Hill population grow faster than Butler or Nevada. Weekends were spent riding around in a buggy seeing the tents and new buildings which had mushroomed up.;
Horse racing was popular. Many old timers remember when' Booth's Consillio held the world championship title for sulky racing.
H. M. & Rolla's children Beryl (Smalley), Harry, Frances (Boughan), Jimmie and Shirley all grew up in the large white house by the West park. Jimmie died in childhood from eating poison berries. Frances' death later resultd in Jim, Booth and Rolla Beryl Boughan being reared by Nanaw Booth. Virginia moved to Indiana with her aunt, Beryl.
Dorothy, Shirley and daughter, Peggy Ann, returned from St. Louis in 1936 when his parents health failed.
Later two modern theatres were built and the family home was trans­formed into a lovely, dignified Funeral Chapel. Shirley and Dorothy's Carth­age cut stone house is adjacent to the North.
Shirley served as President of the School Board when the athletic field and auditorium were constructed. Every 4th of July parade bulged with his floats from many organizations.
After his death, Dorothy carried on the family tradition for a decade of service for people at the time of the death of their loved ones.
"Leaving was a very difficult decision for me to make," said Mrs. Booth.
"George Flexsenhar is home-folks. He worked for us while going to high school. His experience includes many years of owning his own funeral home in Lebanon, Mo. Therese has already endeared herself to bereaved fam­ilies," said Mrs. Booth.
Mrs. Booth intends to travel exten­sively and eventually, make her home in St. Louis near her daughter. Peggy Ann Thompson is Executive Director of five St. Louis Hearing and Speech Centers. Her husband Corley (Jim-mie) is a Public Adjuster and a State Representative. Their daughter Terry Ann Bridgnole (25) is married and living in a St. Louis suburb. Jim (23] makes his home in San Diego, Califor nia. Ten year old Gregdry Booth wil be in the 5th grade this fall.
"A large part of my heart wil always remain with my dear friend; and neighbors in Rich Hill," coneluded Mrs. Booth.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Rich Hill's World Record Attempt

Rich Hill Mining Review July,20 2012

Going,Going,Gone
Postal Employee Amiee Hartline receives Rich Hill's World Record attempt documentation package from Natalea Hoeper and Larry Hacker,Monday,July 16. The verification documents which included DVD discs,photographs and a ton of forms required by Guinness World Records of Great Britain were shipped air mail and should arrive in England within five to seven business days. An official response from Guinness is not expected for at least a month.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Talmadge House Bellhop

This picture is from the July,19 ,1979 Rich Hill Mining Review (Belvins Collection) 


Monday, July 16, 2012

Old Picture-December 30,1976 Review (Belvins Collection)

The Paper says
Two weeks ago the Review featured a story by Albert McBride that centered around young Albert's adventures on the job at a place in Rich Hill known at the Tavern.The Tavern was located where Toppy Clarks drug store is now.Mr. Clark provide the Review with a photo of the place as it looked when Mr. Williams owned it.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Stagecoach Inn's Open House

Today's Blog comes from October 2, 1975 Mining Review (Belvins Collection)


Jerry Rigdon Security Bank of Rich Hill cut a ribbon of twenty dollar bills (he cut between the bills)for the Stagecoach Inn's open house.Rigdon is at the left of the picture and Jim and Jeanne Bain owners of the new cafe look on.
About 250 persons were on hand for the ribbon cutting and between 800 and 1000 attend the open house throughout Saturday afternoon .
The two-story structure features 3 dining rooms upstairs, a bus depot and a camping area behind the cafe.The entire cafe is done in a western decor.