Through The Years

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Through The Years

50 Years Ago

Aug. 21, 1963

The annual Heart of the Ozarks Wild Coon Hunt will be held at Jenkins on Saturday, Aug. 24. The hunt will be divided into three divisions, and 30 trophies will be awarded, according to Don Parsons, president of the local group.

Bro. Raymond Black, pastor of the First Christian Church in Cassville for the past five years, submitted his resignation to the congregation last Sunday. He has accept- ed a church in Batavia, Ohio.

The Missouri Association of Daily Newspapers met at Table Rock Lake over the weekend. There were 25 news- papers represented at the three-day conference. A Sunday night steak cookout was cooked by Norman Chaney, Julia Davis, Truman Baker, Mary Frances Baker, Dorothy Garrett, Bob Mitchell, Sue Mitchell and Cecil Davis. Featured speakers were Senator Stuart Symington and Congressman Durward Hall.

Southwest Dial Inc., which serves Cassville and surrounding area with telephone service, has been sold to Independent Telephone Corporation of Washington, D.C.

First work on the new Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Co. plant in Cassville started this week as the industrial site was cleared and leveled by Carl Baker using Flat Creek Special Road District equipment.

40 Years Ago

Aug. 29, 1973

Nancy England, of Cassville, has been chosen by the Barry County Extension Council as youth education assistant to work with 4-H Clubs throughout the county.

Mark Twain National Forest headquarters announced this week the assignment of Jim Roles as the new ranger of the Cassville district. Roles, at 15-year-veteran with the Forest Service, is replacing Olan Yokum, who recently was named ranger of the Potosi Ranger District.

Temperatures nearing 100 degrees didn't stop official groundbreaking ceremonies for the Central Community United Methodist Church near Shell Knob last Sunday. Caryl Trowbridge, chairman of the board, said the new $65,000-facility is designed to accommodate 160 persons.

Cassville Football Wildcats have named three team captains for the coming season. Those named were David Navarre, Tom Moss and Hal Smith, according to Coach Ron Cole.

30 Years Ago

Aug. 10, 1983

Grande Tire Co. of Cassville, has moved to its new location, according to Emil Burnetti, manager. The company's new 4,000-square-foot building is located west of Cassville on old Highway 37 across from the Miekley & Cupps Veterinary Clinic.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Beeson, of Cassville, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah, to Tim Marney, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Marney, of Exeter. Sarah is a 1980 graduate of Cassville High School and Marney, a graduate of Exeter High School, is presently employed with the Barry County Coop in Exeter.

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