Wednesday, March 12, 2014

the Rich Hill Pool Hall

December 6,1979 Wagon Wheels edition of the Rich Hill Mining Review
The Smith Pool Hall has been a family business since 1941 when Dalph and Hazel Smith started it. The Pool Hall was passed on to Orben and Margaret, to Earl and Gjra Lee and now Ora Lee and Clifford operate the Smith Pool Hall. Needless to say this has been a favorite place for men who want to enjoy a game of pool.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Danny and Willa Ellis

Source  The Ellis Foundation -
Danny and Willa Ellis, Danny and Willa grew up in Rich Hill, Missouri. These high school sweethearts have spent the last 60 years as successful business partners and have applied their entrepreneurial expertise to their non-profit work.
Danny and Willa Ellis were profoundly impacted by their daughter’s influence on her students. During the year after Kathy’s passing, they offered three scholarships in Fort Scott, Kansas, in her memory. They immediately saw a tremendous need for scholarship assistance, as well as a mentoring program directed towards results.
Danny and Willa retired from active work with the foundation in 2011, but they continue to serve on the Board of Directors. They continue to provide endowment support for the foundation and scholarship assistance to students in Fort Scott, Kansas and Rich Hill, Missouri.
2nd Source-Google news
The Fort Scott Tribune - Apr 23, 1984