Letters Group #-04-
Letter #-01-
published in the 1980s
by Edna Drexler


After my aunt, Ruth Komis, died in the fall of 2002, I found that she had collected and pasted so now very faded news clippings from the The Jimplicute, Scott City, MO, and pasted them on pages which she was keeping writings of her mother, Edna Drexler.
These documents are very difficult to read because they are so faded.
However, I have been retyping them into documents and making them available to other family members by posting them on this Internet page.
Many include memories from the very early 1900s of Scott City.
Submitted by Donald L Williams Poster-#-25-



Letter #-01- published in the 1980s by Edna Drexler

  • Letter to the Editor

    The Jimplicute, Scott City, MO 63754

     

    Dear Editor,

     

    It was a dream come true and the pride of its people. I remember when the Broadway Methodist Church was built. The new church was built in a location downtown where it was easier for the people to come to the service. It was a beautiful new brick church. There were nice accommodations for the Sunday School Classes and the Bible Classes. All around the area the people came to admire the architecture of the building. Some came and looked at the church and built their new church building like it.

    It was Rev. Eaker who was the minister at the time of the church building. He was a solemn and dignified man. It was said at the time that Rev. Eaker was a church builder. It seemed that wherever he was sent a church was being built. In this situation he had to preach on the little white frame church on the hill. He seemed to like the challenge and was often seen at the excavations with a wheel barrow hauling out the dirt. Soon after the building was completed, Rev. Eaker was transferred to Oran.

    In the early days of the Broadway Church some of the teachers of the Sunday School Classes were Miss Dana Schriefer and Miss Lois Williams. The Bible Classes were taught by different persons. Julia Spradling Sharp, Bert Sharp, Mr. And Mrs. James Finch, and Mr. Steve Barton were some of the people who were active in the church at that time.

    The Broadway Methodist Church today is still the pride of its congregation. It is a beautiful church with many more additions to meet the need of the people.

    Sincerely,

    Edna Drexler



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