Through The Years

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

50 Years Ago

Nov. 13, 1963

A homecoming program is scheduled for Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Exeter, according to Pastor Tim Larkin. The program will be the first for the church's new 80x38 foot auditorium.

Twelve candidates are competing for the Miss Cassville title this year. The competition will be held in the Hall Theatre Nov. 22. Candidates are: Suzanne Purves, Stephanie Neeley, Janelle Clark, Sharon Williams, Cynthia Hull, Rebecca Cox, Martha Edmondson, Connie Corbin, Donna Edie, Judith Lee, Brenda Easley and Sandra Preddy.

Larry Blythe, co-owner of Cassville Bowl, gathered 11 strikes in a row Tuesday night. He finished with a 299 score, just shy of a perfect game.

Bro. Shan Rutherford, senior student at Ozark Bible College in Joplin, who pastors a church in Moline, Kan., will fill the pulpit at the Cassville First Christian Church this Sunday.

The Conservation Commission and the National Forest Service in a cooperative effort, released six wild hen turkeys and two juvenile toms into the Off-Davis Wildlife area of Mark Twain National Forest last week. More birds will be released next week.

40 Years Ago

Nov. 21, 1973

For the first time in the history of the competition, a Cassville freshman has earned the title of Miss Cassville. Reigning in 1973-74 will be Miss Cindy Elliott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lex Elliott, of Cassville. Runners-up were Jean Ray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ray, of Cassville, and Vickie Lebow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Lebow.

The Missouri Municipal League and the City of Cassville honored a 32-year employee of the City of Cassville last week. Ray Correll received the award, which was presented to him by Mayor Bill LeCompte.

According to Cassville School Superintendent James Ford, voters of the school district will be balloting on Jan. 29 on a $125,000 bond issue, which if passed, will expand the elementary facilities.

Deer hunters in Barry County were greeted with ideal weather for hunting this year and resulted in 192 bucks being taken in the third day of hunting.

Navy Fireman Tony G. Harris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Harris, of Cassville, has completed his basic training at Great Lakes, Ill.

Mary Ann Carlson, of Cassville, a home economist for the University Extension Division, received an award from the Department of Agriculture in recognition of her 20 years of service.

30 Years Ago

Nov. 2, 1983

A Cassville fourth-grader, Jesse Graftenreed, was walking to school Friday when he found a lady's purse containing a sizeable amount of money. He has been cited by the Cassville Police Department for his good deed of returning the purse to the rightful owner. The purse belonged to Linda Hall, of Wheaton, and had apparently fallen from her car as she was traveling on Harold Street that morning. Jesse's reward was $30, which he said he was going to use to buy a remote controlled car and some other things he wanted.

Spooks who won prizes for their Halloween costumes Monday night at the Cassville Rotary Club's street party were: India Brown, Andrew Bieler, Wendy Miller, Eric Lassiter, Jeremy Marple, Dustin Hinton, Eldon Ridenour, Joe Simpson, Louise McCord, Greg Fields and Greg Cope. In charge of the event were Dr. David Cupps and Dr. Dale Assing.

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