Through The Years
50 Years Ago
Aug. 28, 1963
Apple picking has started at Vollenweider Orchards located between Cassville and Exeter. Approximately 70 people are employed to handle the anticipated harvest of 50,000 bushels of apples, according to John Vollenweider.
Two Barry County girls are included in 23 SMS students compiling perfect grade point averages of 4.0 to head the summer term honor roll released. Included in the group were Frantine Bradley and Sandra Haddock.
Fire destroyed one of the units at Campbell Point Motel on Table Rock Lake last week. The motel is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hall, of Cassville. Mr. Hall reported they were very fortunate that the fire didn't spread to the other units.
Dick Webb, president of Webb Butane in Cassville, announced the sale of the business this week. Controlling interest has been sold to Empire Gas Corporation of Lebanon. Webb started the business in 1945.
Cassville cheerleading squad for the coming school year include: Paula Watson, Donna Edmondson, Sue Easley, Judith Lee, Gwen Leach, Jane Johnston and Jeanie Horine.
Cassville Football Wildcats will be headed this year by tri-captains Junior Madison, Larry Rose and Dewey Ball.
40 Years Ago
Sept. 4, 1973
James W. LeCompte, of Cassville, has been accepted by the Law School at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. The Cassville High School graduate is one of 24 non-resident students admitted to the university's law school this year.
A big Labor Day weekend at Roaring River State Park pushed the attendance figures to 1,245,264, according to Superintendent James Woods.
The Bank of Seligman announced the officer selections following the annual meeting held recently. Clyde Mitchell was named president and chairman of the board. Chester Browning is vice president, Mary Sue Pitts is secretary and
cashier and Loretta Mitchell is assistant cashier. Paul Briggs and Burl Mitchell round out the board of directors for the bank.
Cassville High School senior class officers include: Stacy Salyer, secretary; Wanda Latham, reporter; George Roden, treasurer; Nolan McNeill, president and David Navarre, vice president.
30 Years Ago
Aug. 17, 1983
Two Barry Countian residents were honored during open house that observed the 70th anniversary of the Barry County Courthouse on Saturday. Mrs. Gladys Horine Salyer, of Cassville, was honored as the oldest living employee and E.L. Thomas, of Monett, was honored as the oldest living elected official. Thomas was elected assessor in 1932 while a resident of Wheaton, and Mrs. Salyer, widow of the late Dr. Glenn Salyer, court clerk under the late W.T. Bailey and Dink Jeffries, moved into the courthouse when it was new.
Returning lettermen for the Cassville Wildcat squad are these 12 members: Kent Stephens, David Basye, Mike Branstetter, Larry Stockton, Phil Brooks, Paul Vigano, Billy Thompson Trent Moore, Max Horner, Dan Pueppke, Terry Weisman and Ron Bouchard.