Through The Years

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

50 Years Ago

Oct. 9, 1963

Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Company, which is constructing a new plant in Cassville, is in the process of interviewing employees. Approximately 1,500 persons signed up in the labor survey. The company plans on hiring an estimated 350 employees eventually.

Southwest Principal Ed Spencer released the names of the Southwest Student Council for this year. They are: Rusty Thompson, Darrel Tilford, Charlie Pippin, Peggy Hall, Linda McNabb, Charles Henderson, Janice Roller, Sue Bennett, Carolyn Day and Russell Roller, president.

A Cassville farmer L.E. Sapp was hurt Saturday when his farm tractor overturned. He had been pinned under the overturned tractor for about one and one half hours when he was found by a neighbor, L.O. Vineyard.

Jim Freeman, extension youth agent for Barry County, has resigned his position. He will be transferred to Lawrence County, according to Extension Council Chairman Ernest Cowherd,

Missouri Highway Patrol reports that September became the fifth consecutive month in which the traffic death toll in the state soared over 100 fatalities.

40 Years Ago

Oct. 17, 1973

Warren Swanson, Barry County welfare director for the past several years, has been transferred to a district supervisor's post headquartered in Rolla. Replacing Swanson will be William Moseley, former director of Monroe County Welfare Department.

Fred Lynn, pastor of the Corinth Baptist Church near Cassville, has resigned his position with a Springfield radio station to devote full-time to his church post and future evangelistic work. He has served the local church for the past six years.

In what was termed a "widespread" raid on drug peddlers Monday night, five Barry County residents were arrested and placed in jail on charges of selling controlled substances.

The Cassville Wildcat Football Team, playing on a rain-soaked, muddy field, defeated the Lamar Tigers 20-8.

Pledges of funds through CASCO Developers, Inc., toward initial land purchase for the Cassville airport has reached $19,000.

30 Years Ago

Sept. 28, 1983

Members of the Sigma Epsilon sorority who will be involved in this Sunday's bike-a-thon benefit for the American Cancer Society are Bobbie Tucker, Carol Zuercher, Brenda Samuel, Becky Preddy, Brenda Fletcher, Colleen Leverich and Johnnie Edie. Last year's event attracted 124 riders that produced $4,200.

During recent auditions for swing choir activities at Cassville High School, the following vocalists were successful; Melissa Henderson, Connie Waller, Melissa Hilburn, Suanne Troy, Chris Beck, Sharrie Turner, Doug Hill, Karla Burbridge, Dan Hays, Eric Lane and Deanna Ball. The director is Judi Starchman, vocal instructor.