Through The Years

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

50 Years Ago

Oct. 16, 1963

A former Cassville postmaster and produce businessman, E.K. Horine, passed away Friday. He retired from the Post Office in 1934. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rubey Bird and Mrs. Mona Eaton. He devoted much of his time as secretary of the Barry Electric Cooperative Board. He had been a board member since the cooperative was organized in 1946. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Cassville.

Kicking off the District Garden Club Convention, 40 district and state officials will meet Thursday night at the home of Mrs. Kenneth Johnston for a board meeting and a tea. The all-day convention will be held at the Hall Theatre with about 250 guests attending from 48 clubs.

Joyce Beck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joy Beck, of Cassville, is a football queen candidate at Coffeyville, Kan., Junior College. She is a graduate of Cassville High School.

Gayle Edmondson, of Cassville, has been elected treasurer of the Zeta Tau alpha sorority pledge calls at the University of Arkansas. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Edmondson, of Cassville.

New president of the Minnesota chapter of Sigma Delta Chi Professional Journalism Society is Ray Rowland, formerly of Cassville.

40 Years Ago

Oct. 24, 1973

A major Cassville industry changed hands Tuesday with the announcement that Garrett Manufacturing Co., of Purdy, had purchased the equipment, contracts and assets of Cassville Tool and Machine Inc. Glen Garrett owner of the business said the present 32 employees would be retained.

Finances in Barry County are in good condition, according to Barry County Treasurer Vedes Davis. The county now has $110,000 on an interest-bearing account that is earning 5 and a half percent interest.

Representatives of the Cassville Chamber of Commerce were in Jefferson City Tuesday for a two-fold purpose. One was to officially accept the Five-Star Community Betterment Achievement of the town and the second was to confer with aviation officials of the Missouri Department of Resources and Development. Representing the group were: Nolan McNeill, C of C president; Bill Ward, secretary; J.A. Hull, vice president elect; and Max Fields, airport chairman.

Mrs. Jack Fambrough, from the Washburn Prairie area, reported 10 steers and 13 cows and an undetermined number of calves missing from her property, according to Deputy Sheriff Leo Sellers.

30 Years Ago

Oct. 5, 1983

A Cassville business, which has been operated on the north side of the Cassville square by Mr. and Mrs. Verdayne Riddle for about 25 years, has been purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Fletcher. The business will be renamed Fletcher's Apparel. Joining the Fletchers in the business will be their daughter, Alta Jean. The Fletchers were former owners of Fastrip in Cassville.

Two Cassville High School seniors, Jim Carlock and Dean Ellis, have been designated commended students in the 1984 National Merit Scholarship Program, according to Principal Jerry Marple. They both scored in the top 5 percent of over one million participants.