Through The Years

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

50 Years Ago

Sept. 4, 1963

Sheriff Bill Hemphill and the Barry County Sheriff's Posse, received a beautiful trophy on a recent trip to Coffeyville, Kan. The posse participated in the Inter-State Fair and Rodeo and was awarded first place, which consisted of the trophy and $50 prize money, for the best-mounted group. Thirty members of the group made the trip to Coffeyville. This was the second first-place trophy received by the group. The posse was previously awarded first place at the Springdale, Ark., Rodeo of the Ozarks.

A Cassville city councilman, Bill Wiley, has submitted his resignation to Mayor Evan Shore. A special election will be held to name his replacement for the South Ward.

Robert Lee Vinson, a Cassville High School junior, received a total of 21 ribbons and one trophy in three competition events over the summer. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Vinson, of Cassville.

The annual Butterfield School reunion will be held on Sept. 15. Officers of the planning committee include: W.R. Ray, president; Odis Holder, vice president; and Lois Higgs, secretary.

The Cassville Optimist Club sponsored a gun safety program recently. For successfully completing the course, club president, Dr. Reet Morris, presented patches to: Jim Stephens, Kirby Leach, Gary Fields, Steven Thompson, JC Haddock, Greg Beck, Mike Hart, Paul Shepard, Eugene Utterback, Billy Ash, Lanny Levick, Tim Frye, Robert Utterback, Chuck Williamson, Gary Speer, Corky Stehlik, David Bradley and Gary Lyons.

40 Years Ago

Sept. 12, 1973

Two members of the Irwin-Easley Post of the American Legion received their Over 50 Years of Service certificate Monday night. Both of the World War I veterans remain active in business in Cassville. Receiving the awards were Charley Riddle and Charley Willis.

South Barry County Hospital in Cassville faces a possible closing on November 1. Financial losses this year due to low patient loads and changes in Medicare payments are contributing factors to this decision, according to Don

Grant, hospital administrator.

Ray Lau, manager of the Cassville Golf Course for the past three years, has turned in his resignation to the board of directors. Mr. and Mrs. Lau plan on remaining in Cassville.

Barry County Florist, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Yarnall, opened for business this week at 1313 North Main Street in Cassville, across from the Cassville Schools' campus. Willabee Yarnall will assist in the business.

30 Years Ago

Aug. 24, 1983

Two Barry County youths, Dean Ellis, of Cassville, and Jeff Shore, of Shell Knob, have returned from a six-week visit to Japan under an exchange program, which was sponsored by the Shell Knob Lions Club.

Midshipman Paul Preddy has returned to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., after a visit here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Preddy. He is beginning his third year with the academy.

Correction: It was stated in last week's paper that Mrs. Gladys Salyer was honored as the oldest living employee at the Barry County Courthouse anniversary celebration. However, it was actually Mrs. Edith Horine Salyer who was the oldest living employee.