Through The Years

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

50 Years Ago

Oct. 2, 1963

Enlistees in the U.S. Marine Corps are two Cassville boys, Tommy Ray Baxley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Baxley, and Harold Gene Tiner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Tiner. They will receive their recruit training at the Marine Recruit Training Depot in San Diego, Calif.

Newly installed officers of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls are: Jessie Bennett, faith; Linda Beck, hope; Jeanie Purves, charity; Susan Purves, worthy associate advisor; and Jeanelle Clark, worthy advisor. Installing officers were Nancy England, Becky Chaney, Patricia Joslin, and Mary Ann Papka.

Cassville Livestock Auction reported running 850 head of cattle through the sale barn on Friday in a special feeder cattle sale. According to Worth Keen, combined with Monday's sale of hogs and the feeder cattle sale, they saw approximately $100,000 in sales.

Albert "Red" Periman won first place in the Golden Fiddlers Contest at Golden on Saturday night.

The Cassville Wildcats used their strong defense to defeat the Webb City Cardinals 16-0 Friday night. Barry Brattin accounted for 8 of the points. Other points were made by Mike Hency and Bill Manning. Dewey Ball led the defense with 10 tackles and eight assists.

40 Years Ago

Oct. 3, 1973

Cassville will be represented in district competition in Ford Motor Company Pass-Punt and Kick events in Kansas City this weekend. Competing in the contests will be Jon Horner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Horner, of Cassville.

CASCO Developers, Inc., has raised a total of $18,300 from 87 contributors toward purchasing land for a new airport for Cassville.

Winner of the Four State Girls Barrel Racing Association championship at Okmulgee, Okla., last weekend was Tammie Vaught, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Vaught, of Cassville.

Lynn England was chosen Homecoming Queen during ceremonies at Cassville High School on Friday. Wildcats of the Week were Richard Beeson, Donald Cupps, Hal Smith and Rick Brattin.

Wayne Clayton, of Purdy, was bound over to Barry County Circuit Court on first-degree murder charges for allegedly having fired the fatal shots on Sept. 15 that killed Bill Metcalf, 41, of Cassville.

30 Years Ago

Sept. 21, 1983

A native of Cassville, Col. William H. Reno, has been nominated by the President of the United States for the rank of brigadier general. Reno was the first Cassville native to attend a service academy. He is a graduate of Cassville High School.

Dale and Linda Havenar, of Denver, Colo., have purchased Fisherman Inn on Highway 112 near Roaring River State Park from Mr. and Mrs. Max Saurerman.

Mrs. Ella Frost, Cassville Chamber of Commerce secretary, released a list of candidates for ballots that will be mailed to chamber members who will elect four new members of the board. Those nominated were Gary  Fields, Byron Tucker, Betty Johnson, Dan Bailey, Don Cupps, Kenneth Johnston, Barbara Anglum and Steve Buchheit.

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