Through the Years

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

50 Years Ago

July 3, 1963

Crystal Springs Trout Farm in Cassville could become the pigeon capital of the Mid-West if plans of the owners, Mr. and Mrs. John Pottebaum, materialize. By the end of the year, the Pottebaums expect to have 1,700 White King breeders on their place to start raising squab for metropolitan restaurant markets. Mr. Pottebaum presently serves on the board of directors of the U.S. Game Bird Breeders Association and is the president of the U.S. Trout Farmers Association.

Bill Hailey Motors in Cassville was selected as one of the nation's outstanding Ford dealerships and received a Distinguished Achievement Award and the Gold Car Leadership Award in Kansas City last week.

July 1 was a day to remember for Roy Shaver, of Cassville. That's the day he assumed the position of superintendent of Cassville Schools and the day his wife gave birth to a baby girl.

First Lieutenant Gary J. Higgs, of Wheaton, has entered U.S. Air Force pilot training at Williams, AFB, Ariz.

Groundbreaking ceremonies are scheduled for this Sunday for the new building at the Arnhart Baptist Church, east of Purdy.

40 Years Ago

July 11, 1973

Rev. Stanton W. Patterson has accepted the call to pastor the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Cassville. He has served at Wheaton for the past eight years. He will be replacing Clyde Leonard, who resigned recently to accept a church pastorate in Springfield.

Six students from Barry County received Regent's Scholarships to attend class at Southwest Missouri State University this fall. They include: Susan Hall, of Cassville; LeAnn McQueen, of Exeter; Ted Norris and Sam Osterloh, both of Monett; Walter R. Meister, of Purdy; and Connie Paul, of Washburn.

Frank Gripka, Ph.D., will soon assume a position as clinical psychologist with Center Psychiatrist, a psychiatric inpatient hospital in Portsmouth, Vir. He is married to Clura Faye Priest, of Cassville.

A group interested in establishing a bank at Shell Knob is meeting this week in Jefferson City with Missouri Bank Commission officials, which is the first step to receiving a charter. Members of the group are: J.B. Gum, Guy Massey, Howard McIlrath and Gene Cooper, of Shell Knob; and Truman Baker, Jack Byrd and W.C. Hailey, of Cassville.

30 Years Ago

June 22, 1983

The Red Cross Bloodmobile was in Cassville on Friday. One of the donors, J.B. Nations, of Cassville, is close to receiving a six-gallon pin.

Members of the Little League summer baseball team, sponsored by the Cassville Rotary Club, include: Larry Larson, Greg Shiveley, Jason Mackey, Kevin Whisman, Steven Matukewicz, Gamon Sparkman, Steven Cornell, Dan Bowman, Kenny Leverich and Scott Funcannon. The team is coached by Ken Leverich and Mike Funcannon.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Moger have purchased the Steve Burch property in Wildwood Estates. Moger is the plant manager for Alvey Inc., which is currently in the process of constructing a facility in Cassville.

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