Through The Years

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

50 Years Ago

Sept. 18, 1963

Branson and Cassville played a cat and mouse football game with each other Friday night, which ended up with a tied score of 0 to 0.

Mrs. Irene Horner, secretary of the Cassville Chamber of Commerce, has resigned her position effective Nov. 1.

Cassville Future Farmers of America officers for the coming year were announced by the chapter advisor, Dean Brown. They are: Carl Easley, president; Jerry Madison, vice president; Kenny Prier, secretary; Larry Henbest, reporter; and Houston Sturgell, treasurer.

Mayor Evan Shore reports the addition of two new city employees. Recently employed were Denzil Leach and Allen Stubblefield. A former city employee, Spiz Stephens, has resigned to accept a position with the contractor for construction of the new Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Co. plant in Cassville.

The Butterfield School Homecoming was held Sunday. The featured speaker for the event was Dr. Wanda Gray, of Neosho. Music was furnished by The Denny Trio, of Purdy. Cassville School Superintendent Roy Shaver gave the welcoming address to the large crowd in attendance.

40 Years Ago

Sept. 26, 1973

Cassville's newest attorney, Tom Cardin, opened his office on Monday at 213 East Fifth Street, in the Ozarks Realty building next door to Paul's cafe.

Jerry Field, of Warsaw, has been employed by the First Baptist Church, of Cassville, as director of youth activities.

Angie Farwell and Anna Blythe will be Barry County's 4-H delegates to the American Royal 4-H Conference in Kansas City Oct. 21-23. Alternates are Charli Jo Thompson and Roberta Anderson.

Cassville's 1973 Wildcats did what their counterparts were unable to do for the past eight years Friday night when they beat the Monett Cubs rather convincingly with a shut-out score of 20-0. Standout players were Randy Baker, Terry Duncan, David Navarro, Larry Lauderdale, Mike Marshall, Don Cupps, Hal Smith and Dave Shelley.

Candidates for the title of FFA Sweetheart are Debbie Pilant, Dorthea Johnson, Betty Stevenson and Charli Jo Thompson. Contestants will vie for the honor in various contests supervised by the FFA officers.

30 Years Ago

Sept. 7, 1983

A Cassville girl has been named assistant to the women's basketball program at Wayland Baptist University, Plain View, Texas. Melissa McFerrin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Keen, of Cassville, will work on a master's degree in business administration in addition to her coaching duties.

Volleyball coach Becky Henningson's squad this year is comprised of the following players: Ev Hasler, Barbie Schlichtman, Tonya Stumpff, Brenda Henderson, Shari Eskildsen, Jackie Schultz, Mel Ruark, Carol Bowman, Penny Barnett, Kim Heuback, Tonia Norris and Jan Snyder.

Start-up enrollment in Barry County schools show an enrollment figure of 4,772 students, which is a 13 percent increase over last year's figure.

Barry County Sheriff Jim Hopkins and his deputies raided a farm east of Easyville last week and pulled a total of 149 marijuana plants. Sheriff Hopkins estimated the street value at $100,000. The discovery was made by an aerial observation.

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