Through the Years

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

50 Years Ago

Sept. 25, 1963

Reports form Boy and Girl State representative were a part of the American Legion family dinner and installation Monday night. Three young people gave their reports. They are: Perry Epperly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Epperly, of Exeter; Becky Chaney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Chaney, of Cassville; and Wayne Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jones, of Cassville.

Cassville voters elected Carl Fanning in a special election on Tuesday. He will be replacing Bill Wiley who resigned as South Ward councilman.

New officers of the American Legion Auxiliary are: Sue Mitchell, president; Shirley Chaney, chaplain; and Mrs. Paul Curry, parliamentarian.

Cassville Ready-Mix, presently located at 11th and Townsend streets in Cassville, will move in the near future to the old quarry property on West 14th Street. Monroe Eagan, owner of the business, purchased the property from Mrs. Loraine Presley.

The Missouri State Highway Department has started condemnation proceedings to acquire right-of-way for improvements slated on Route 37 between Monett and Cassville. Approximately 53 parcels of land are being condemned.

40 Years Ago

Oct. 3, 1973

A group of 50 businessmen took the lead in Cassville obtaining a new airport in a breakfast meeting Tuesday morning. Pledges of $10,000 were obtained to finance purchase of an initial 12-acres toward the airport project. The purchase price is $18,000.

Nominated by the Wildcat football squad to be crowned Homecoming Queen were Tess Woldridge, Connie Stewart, Debbie Simon, Lynn England and Stacy Salyer.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Beeson, who have recently moved to Cassville from Tulsa, Okla., have received word that their oldest daughter, Phyllis, will be the featured guest on the "Mr. Rogers" national television show on Oct. 16.

Jack Nickols, area supervisor of MFA exchanges, has been notified by the Columbia-based company of his qualification for a trip to Florida this winter. The trip is a result of the district meeting sales quota increases.

The Cassville Wildcat Football Team had their second Big 10 victory of the season Friday night when they defeated the Aurora Houn's with a 20-0 win.

30 Years Ago

Sept. 14, 1983

The late Gene Kidwell, a former commander of the American Legion Post and one of those instrumental in building the Irwin-Easley American Legion Home in Cassville after World War II, has been honored by the post with a memorial plaque that will be placed in the auditorium at the legion home.

Bro. Ron Stough, pastor of the Mill Street Church of Christ in Cassville, has resigned to accept a church in Duncan, Okla. He has been with the church in Cassville for the past 11 years.

The Cassville ladies bowling team captured fourth place in the Missouri State Tournament in Springfield recently. Team members include: Marge Fields, Sue Brattin, Sheila Martin, Jan Anstaett and Maxine McGruder.

On his first trip to the Cassville plant as president of H.F. Justin and Sons Inc., J.T. Dickenson was greeted with a large congratulations sign by the Cassville Justin office staff when he arrived at the airport last week. Holding the large sign were James Latshaw, plant manager, Jeannie Scott, office manager and Carolyn Charles, personnel clerk.

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