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September 25, 2015

A MOBERLY SESQUICENTENNIAL MINUTE Many are asking about special events to be held during the Sesquicentennial year.  Planning for many events is underway, but specific dates and locations have not been nailed down yet.  However, let’s just talk in general terms.  Each month will have a special theme.  Last week’s “minute” talked about the kickoff…

September 18, 2015

A MOBERLY SESQUICENTENNIAL MINUTE Do you belong to a civic club or organization that is always looking for someone to present a program?  The Sesquicentennial Committee is anxious to spread information about how your group and its members can get prepared for Moberly’s 150th birthday.   The committee that is preparing the 400-page souvenir book has…

Moberly Collectibles

Westlake Sign – wooden sign from early Westlake Hardware Store in downtown Moberly.  From Susan Hall collection           Tedford Plumbing – bathtub drain cover from early Moberly plumbing company.  From Susan Hall collection           Sparks and Coates Pharmacists – apothecary bottle from early Moberly pharmacy.  From Susan…

September 11, 2015

A MOBERLY SESQUICENTENNIAL MINUTE Moberly’s 150th birthday is next year.  You may have heard that the kickoff will be Friday, January 15, 2016.  This event will be held at the Municipal Auditorium at 6 p.m.  Details are still being finalized, but everyone is invited to attend.  The date was picked to coordinate with an event…

September 4, 2015

A MOBERLY SESQUICENTENNIAL MINUTE A Community Choir will be formed for Moberly’s 150th birthday.  Denise Caldarello has agreed to direct the choir for three performances.  Both patriotic and railroad-themed music will be performed.  The first performance will be at the Sesquicentennial kickoff in January 2016.  The choir will also perform at Railroad Days in June…

Moberly Memorabilia

Centennial plate:  This 10” ceramic plate was one of the souvenir items sold during Moberly’s 100th birthday.  It depicts several local industries.  There is a brief history of the city on the back.  The plate was purchased on ebay several years ago.   From the collection of Susan Hall       Hammond Farms:   This wooden…

August 29, 2015

A MOBERLY SESQUICENTENNIAL MINUTE With the news about Moberly’s 150th birthday beginning to spread throughout the community, people are starting to ask, “What can I/we do to help?”  There will be a need for many volunteers after the first of year.  Some tasks are one-time only; some would involve organizing and completing an event; some…

August 15, 2015

A MOBERLY SESQUICENTENNIAL MINUTE Moberly is fortunate to have the museum located at the Randolph County Historical Society (corner of Coates and Clark) and the Railroad Museum located at Depot Park.  These would not be possible without the devoted volunteers who staff both of these locations.  We are sure there are many citizens who also…

August 8, 2015

A MOBERLY SESQUICENTENNIAL MINUTE Another option …. In Memory  In addition to soliciting family and business stories and photos to be included in the 300-page book that is being published for Moberly’s 150th birthday next year,  we offer two different sizes of “In Memory of” ads.  The $20 size will be placed with sixteen on…

July 31, 2015

A MOBERLY SESQUICENTENNIAL MINUTE Another option …. $50 squares-no photos  If you want to have your family or business included  in the 300-page book that is being published for Moberly’s 150th birthday next year, we offer 2 inch by 2 inch squares for text only.  There will be 12 of these Individual Sponsorships per page….