Through the Years
50 Years Ago
July 10, 1963
Cassville's newly formed Barry County Sheriff's Posse includes the following members: Morris Sims, Edsel Sand- ers, Ted Hopkins, Gene Thomas, Floyd Ash, Sonny Cuendet, Raymon Kimball, Henry Kimball, Henry Lombard, Bert Lawson, Carl Thomas, Warren Drake, Everett Hilary, Marion Wooten, Leon Edmondson, Nolan McWhirter, Laverne Madison, Price Naramore, Junior Kimbrough, Joe Miller, Joe Ellis, Don Edens, Carl Fanning, Alfred Magnin, Paul Land, Gail Hopkins, George Antle, Ollie Stimson and Sheriff Bill Hemphill.
The Cassville community was shocked Wednesday morning to learn of the sudden death of two local businessmen, Wayne B. Ennis, 48, co-publisher of the Cassville Republican, and Tom Preddy, 70, grocery store owner. Both services will be held at the Cassville First Baptist Church with Bro. C.L. Conner officiating.
The Exeter girls' softball team overcame four opponents in winning the Neosho Tournament. Team members include: Jo Ann Erwin, Kay Cowherd, Shirley Crawford, Johnnie McGruder, Lonna Adams, Phyllis Sparkman, Sandra Howell and Carol Antle. Three Fairview girls played with the Exeter team. They are: Sue Paden, Gloria Evans and Anita Sturgeon. The Exeter girls' team had a 6-0 record in regular summer games.
40 Years Ago
July 18, 1973
Dana Tomblin, of Cassville, is one of 20 students accepted at Maplewood Community College near Kansas City for a new school of animal health technology.
Miss Lou Ann Edie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Edie, of Cassville, and Norman Timothy Frye, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Frye, of Centertown, exchanged wedding vows at the Cassville First Baptist Church Saturday, June
16. Richard Miller, of Cassville, is a member of the resolutions committee for the Midcontinent Farmers Association's, annual convention, which will be held on the MU-Columbia campus Aug. 6. Miller has served on the Cassville MFA Board of Directors for several years.
Barry County Clerk Chester Snider released new figures for the county's assessed valuation, which was set after the Barry County Board of Equalization session ended last week. The overall increase was $2,034,811, which brought the total standing for this year to $33,080,323.
John L. Fergason, Cassville vocational agriculture instructor, has received a Distinguished Service Award from the Missouri Vocational Association during the statewide meeting of vo-ag instructors last week in Jefferson City.
30 Years Ago
June 29, 1983
Steve Gurney, of Jenkins, has been named vocational agriculture instructor at Ozark. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gurney, of Cassville. He is a graduate of Cassville High School and Missouri University.
Cassville Lions Club installed a new slate of officers last week. The new officeholders include: Bill Ash, president; Gary Fields, first vice president; Carol Oakes, second vice president; Landon Fletcher, secretary; Leo Knaust, treasurer; George Antle, tail twister; and John Gardiner, Lion tamer.