Volume 2, Number 7, Spring 1966
Mary Scott Hair of Hurley, a member of the Board of Directors of the White River Valley Historical Society, will address the Annual Meeting to be held at the Methodist Church in Kimberling City on June 12 at 2:00 p. m.
Mrs. Hair will discuss "History is Where You Look For It," Mary Scott Hair surely knows, for her book, "0 Happy Day," tells of history found in Hurley and Spring Creek Valley. Perhaps the book, now at press, will be ready for distribution in June.
Mrs. Hair is a daughter of E. R. Scott, one of the founders of the mill at Hurley, and Hulda Short Scott, who will be 93 years old on May 5th.
Ernest Hair, husband to Mary, was born at nearby Browns Spring, a son of Frank Hair and Patsy Estes Hair. That means the couple grew up in a region which Carl Sandburg would describe as full of history.
For more than 20 years, Mary Scott Hair wrote the column, "Samanthys Work Basket," for the Crane newspaper. On Friday, many a conversation in Stone County began with "Samanthy says....
But Mary Scott Hair not only searches out and writes the stories of history, but she, too, inherited the same flair for telling them as did her cousin, Dewey Short. Therefore, there is a treat in store for each one who attends the Annual Meeting.
The Rev. Leland Loy, minister of the Kimberling City Methodist Church, graciously said, "This church serves the community and we will be happy to have the historical society meet here." The building itself exudes an air of hospitality and friendliness as though built and provided by loving hearts.
Those who come from a distance will find the area a pleasant spot for a days outing, with excellent restaurants within the block and others scattered throughout the area. The lake and mountain views take second place to Switzerland only, in magnitude. The bridge across Table Rock Lake follows the route of the old Kimberling Ferry.
Remember the hour, 2 oclock; the date, June 12; the place, the Methodist Church in Kimberling City. You find Kimberling City by following Highway 13 south from Reeds Spring or north from Blue Eye. For those who live in the eastern counties and will come to Branson, at the four corner stop on Highway 65 in Branson, turn west onto Highway 76, follow 76 to Highway 13, and turn left or south on 13, following it to Kimberling City, about five miles.
At Kimberling City, you enter on the right (just beyond the Phillips 66 station), into the city with its shopping area, restaurants, and churches. The Methodist church, dark and petite, sits just around the mall.
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