Through the Years
Through The Years
50 Years Ago
Aug. 7, 1963
Participating in the deeding of an industrial tract in Cassville to the Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Company, Inc., were members of the Cassville Industrial Development Company board of directors. Signing for the IDC were Lloyd Per- ry, president, and Irene Horner, secretary. Attending were board members, Herschel Stehlik, Bill Wiley, Glen Truhitte and John Seely. Construction on the new plant is expected to begin within two weeks.
Rev. C.L. Conner, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Cassville since 1960, submitted his resignation to the local congregation Sunday. He has accepted a pastorate at the First Baptist Church, Portalis, N.M.
Mr. and Mrs. Noel Curry, of Eagle Rock, have sold their Country Store to Mr. and Mrs. Allen Tichenor, of Joplin. The Currys have operated the store at Eagle Rock for the past 38 years.
Construction of the Beaver Dam in Carroll County, Ark., is running well ahead of the scheduled completion date of August 1964. The Army Corps of Engineers report the dam as being 88 percent complete.
The Hotpoint Company sent a message of praise to the Ozark Furniture Company in Cassville for the advertisement that was designed by the Democrat staff and run in last week's paper. Hotpoint officials said they planned to use the idea in other dealerships.
40 Years Ago
Aug. 15, 1973
Announcement was made this week of the sale of Paul's Cafe in Cassville by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Young to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dell. The Youngs purchased the business from Maybelle Mandell seven years ago.
Hutchens Asphalt Paving Co., of Cassville, announced this week the purchase of M&P Lime Company's quarry operation near Purdy.
The Cassville Chamber of Commerce sponsored drive for new Christmas street decorations has now reached a total of $1,000, according to J.A. Hull, committee chairman. The goal for the drive is $9,000.
Rough Rider 4-H saddle drill team members include: Loy Rose, Mark Yarnall, Ronda Williamson, Mary Gurley, Jerry Hudson, Brenda Yarnall, Brenda Holloway, Jill Ste- phens, Stacy Rose, Cheryl Yarnall, Stan Marney, Joe Hud- son, Mike Marney, Ken Tucker, Tim Marney and Danny Buchanan.
30 Years Ago
July 27, 1983
Helen Bennett, business teacher in Purdy R-2 Schools, has been nominated for 1983-84 Missouri Teacher of the Year. She has taught school in the Purdy school system for the past 32 years.
Treasurer Joe Lamberson of Barry County has submitted his resignation to the Barry County Court. Lamberson, a one-time Wheaton banker, is seven months into his second term. No reason was given for his resignation. A successor for the position is expected to be named by Governor Christopher Bond.
Debbie Brown, Exeter, has been promoted to branch manager of United Savings and Loan of Cassville. She replaces Mrs. Gina Aston, who resigned.
Barry County officials and courthouse staff are hosting an open house on Aug. 9 for the public in observance of the 70th anniversary for the courthouse, according to County Clerk Rex Stumpff.