Through The Years

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

50 Years Ago

Sept. 11, 1963

Wendell Skelton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Skelton, of Eagle Rock, has accepted the position of assistant professor of Dairy Manufacturing at the Agricultural and Technical College in Greensboro, N.C. He is a graduate of Cassville High School and a graduate of the University of Missouri and completed his master's degree at Michigan State University.

A large crowd attended the groundbreaking ceremony held Friday for the new Vaisey-Bristol Plant in Cassville. Speakers for the event were introduced by Mayor Evan Shore. Among the speakers were Joe McCaffrey, Nate Stix, Joe Ellis and Lloyd Perry.

Led by their president, S.H. Reno, 100 members of the Kansas City Saddle and Sirloin Club arrived in Cassville Friday for their 23rd annual trail ride. The three-day ride will include rides through Roaring River State Park.

Cassville High School senior class officers were elected last week according to Principal Frank Fischel. The officers include: Stanley Leonard, president; Jerry Madison, vice president; Queeta Bruton, secretary-treasurer and Kenny Prier, reporter. Class representatives are Johnnie Madison, Patricia Blankenship and Larry Rose.

40 Years Ago

Sept. 19, 1973

A Cassville youth, who several years ago suffered severe head injuries when he fell from a hay truck near Cassville, was found dead Sunday afternoon in Kansas City. David Bradley, 24, son of Mrs. Christine Bradley, was found with his throat cut. Latest reports from the Kansas City Police Department ruled it as accidental, which happened when he fell and and piece of broken glass pierced his throat.

Cassville's third and fourth grade segment of the Mighty-Mite Football Program include: Chip Howard, Jackie James, David Pryor, Scott McNeill, Curtis Johnson, Bobby Sermon, Brad Fogg, Kevin Banks, Scott Moore, Evan Craig, Jeff Beattie, Todd Davidson, Jon Justus, Jeff Reed, Mike Lilly, Rickey Henry, Brent Wolf, Mark Vollenweider, Jimmy Sparks, Roy Rowe, Keith Linenbrink, David Young, Eric Walters and Donnie Stumpff. Coaches are Rex Stumpff, Bill Wolf and Bob Sermon.

Jane Reed, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Reed, of Cassville, left Monday to fly to Florence, Italy, where she will be attending the Center of Culture at the University of Florence, pursuing her double major in Italian and art history. She will be spending her entire junior year at the university.

30 Years Ago

Aug. 31, 1983

Don Wooden, of Purdy, has purchased Russ's Market from Mr. and Mrs. Russ Hemphill.

Gene Fare, of Jenkins, has been confirmed for appointment to the office of Barry County Treasurer. The office of Governor Christopher Bond said Fare would assume his official duties Sept.1. He replaces Joe Lamberson, of Monett, who resigned.

Mr. and Mrs. Audrey Easley observed their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday with a reception held in the First Baptist Church fellowship hall.

The 1983-84 Cassville Wildcat roster includes: Bobby Haenig, Paul Bailey, Doug Chapman, Jeff Yarnall, Dan Pueppke, Kirk Anderson, Billy Knudtson, Doug Bowman, Terry Weisman, Paul Vigano, Max Horner, Cary Skinner, Ronnie Bouchard, Billy Thompson, David Basye, Jeff Stockton, Trent Moore, Phillip Brooks, Darin Waldrop, Jeff Long, Ken Stephens, Ronnie Stockton, Roy Frank Edmondson, Larry Stockton, Mike Anglum, Tim Miller, Jim Hare, Jon Terry and Mike Branstetter.

Winner of the Golden Fiddlers Contest at Golden last Saturday was Charles Brattin, Cassville rural mail carrier.