Through The Years

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

50 Years Ago

Oct. 30, 1963

A miracle saved the lives of Loren Rose, 35, and Claude Towe, 52, of Exeter, Saturday afternoon when the truck they were in overturned and pinned them in the cab at the foot of the Roaring River State Park hill. Rose, owner of the truck that was hauling Vollenweider apples to Arkansas, said the brakes on the vehicle failed. Both men were pinned on the floorboard in the flattened cab. After being freed by Orville Abernathy using a Blalack wrecker, the pair were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Mrs. Marie Crowe, of Crowe's Dinner House, was elected president of the Cassville Civic Improvement Club during a meeting on Tuesday. Dick Cox will be the vice president and Grace Williams will serve as secretary/treasurer. Carter Koon is the retiring president.

In a double-ring ceremony at the Butterfield Baptist Church Sunday, Miss Janie Boyd, of Butterfield, became the bride of Johnnie Saunders, of Cassville. Rev. Paul Yarnall performed the ceremony.

Barry County Clerk Chester Snider was elected president of the Missouri County Clerks Association during the group's annual meeting in Jefferson City last week.

40 Years Ago

Nov. 7, 1973

A new director is in charge of the Barry County office of the Missouri Department of Welfare in Cassville. William Moseley, a native of Georgia, has been with the Missouri government agency for the past seven years. He is replacing Warren Swanson, who has been elevated to a district supervising post in Rolla.

Jeff Cooper, David Samuel and David Horner are among the first in the nation to be awarded the special "Legion of Merit Citation" by the National FFA Alumni Association.

Mrs. Lillie Irwin, 92, of Cassville, passed away on Tuesday. She and her husband, Ben Irwin, owned and operated the Irwin Hotel in Cassville for 63 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Cassville.

The start of basketball season Friday couldn't have been more thrilling for two possible powers of the Ozark Eight Conference. Exeter and Wheaton battled to an even tie at the end of regulation play, with the Wheaton Bulldogs scoring a two-point victory in overtime.

30 Years Ago

Oct. 19, 1983

Cassville High School Homecoming Queen for 1983 is Nikki Rose, a senior. Student body president, Mel Hutchison, make the presentation at the school assembly on Friday. Her attendants were Jennifer Bowen, Dana Conness, Lora Stumpff and Debbie Fulton.

The Wheaton Baptist Church will recognize its 75 anniversary with a celebration of Oct. 30, according to Pastor Russell Davis.

A member of the Cassville High School faculty, Glenda Ward, has been named state chaplain of the Missouri Federation of Women's Democratic clubs. Miss Ward received the honor at the organization's meeting last week in St. Louis.

Mike Spillman has been named new minister of the Mill Street Church of Christ. He replaces Bro. Ron Stough, who recently resigned after serving 12 years in the Cassville church.