Through The Years
50 Years Ago
Nov. 6, 1963
The Exeter High School Tigers have run the winning streak to 37 games over the past two years. The Tigers are coached this year by Charles Posey, who is in his first year at Exeter. Varsity team members are Sherrell Cassity, Tim Mattingly, Lyle Lacey, Johnnie McNabb, Gary Hopkins, Allan Moudy, Jerry Swearingen and Johnny Beattie.
Miss Sue Edie was crowned the 1963 CHS Homecoming Queen in ceremonies held on Friday. The new queen was crowned by co-caption Dewey Ball.
A fire completely destroyed the Ervin Garage and adjoining wood-working shop rented by Gene House in Exeter. For a time, it was thought the blaze would engulf most of the business houses in Exeter, however, fire departments from Wheaton, Cassville, Purdy and Monett were able to contain the fire.
The U.S. Forest Service has secured assignment of an aircraft from Minnesota for the winter months, according to Ken Karow. The aircraft is capable of carrying 125 gallons of water and will be stationed at Campbell Point Boat Dock to be used for forest fire protection if needed.
40 Years Ago
Nov. 14, 1973
Second Lieutenant Frank K. Kammerlohr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morton A. Kammerlohr, of Cassville, has graduated from the T-37 pilot instructor course at Randolph AFB, Texas.
Approximately 4,000 of Barry County voters have registered in the initial effort that concluded Saturday, according to Barry County Clerk Chester Snider. This first-ever sign-up of voters in Barry County was a result of the new law recently passed by the state legislature.
There is a new water fountain now at the Memorial Park in Cassville courtesy of Silver Leaf Benefit Club. Club members gathered last week to inspect the project, which was constructed by Bud Lowe. Club members attending were Betty Johnson, Rowena Hutchens, Angeline Rowland and Mary Francis Baker.
Cassville's head football coach Ron Cole submitted his resignation to the board of education to be effective at the end of the current year.
30 Years Ago
Oct. 26, 1983
A 43-year-old Cassville business, Hailey Tractor and Implement, has been purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Tripplett by Mel Hutchison and sons, Mel, Monte and Martin. The business was originally started by W.C. "Bill" Hailey. Hutchison has been owner of the Ford auto agency in Cassville and recently sold it to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Norris.
Mrs. Ella Frost, Chamber of Commerce secretary, said the balloting for four new chamber members had been tabulated, and the four winners are: Donald Cupps, Gary Fields, Kenneth Johnston and Byron Tucker.
Holdover members include: Bob Allen, Jack Nickols, Jane Smith, Jan Shore, Landon Fletcher, Bill Horner, Glen Nicoll and Corky Stehlik.
Rev. Russell Davis, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Wheaton, has resigned that position effective Nov. 1. Rev. Davis has been in the ministry for 35 five years, including 11 years at the First Baptist Church in Cassville.