Through The Years

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

50 Years Ago

Dec. 4, 1963

Ownership of the Sanitary Locker Plant in Cassville and slaughter house facilities and five acres of land on Highway 37 north of town changed from Kay Presley to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Reed last week. Reed has been employed by the firm for the past 18 years, since it first started.

The new Miss Cassville for 1964 is Donna Kay Edie, 15-year-old daughter of Don and Edna Edie, of Cassville.

Progress toward the new Vaisey Bristol Shoe Co. plant in Cassville and installation of natural gas lines is moving at a fast pace. Both improvements to the community are nearing completion.

The home of Mrs. Orphia Thompson, of Butterfield, burned to the ground Wednesday morning. Another home, near Cassville, was threatened by fire Tuesday when a flue burned our at the Leonard Beeson Home.

John Beattie and Gary Hopkins combined for 53 points at Exeter Friday night as the Tigers rolled past Wheaton 81-29. The win extends the Tigers' winning streak to 44 games.

Beaver Dam on White River, near Eureka Springs, Ark., is approximately 90 percent complete, according to information from the Army Corps of Engineers.

40 Years Ago

Dec. 12, 1973

Area gardener, Harold "Hoot" Gibson, of Cassville, is bewildered to know the extent of produce from his turnip patch in his garden. He brought his entire crop consisting of one turnip, weighing 3 3/8 pounds, in to the Cassville Democrat office this week.

Under construction since August, initial services in the new Central Community United Methodist Church at Shell Knob will be held this Sunday, according to pastor Rev. Leland Loy. General contractor was Max Grimes said the sanctuary is designed to seat 160 persons.

Miss Patricia Peterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Peterson, of Cassville, has been elected to her resident hall council at Columbia College, where she is a sophomore. Miss Peterson in a 1972 graduate of Cassville High School.

Upon completing 25 years with Forest Products of Cassville, Leonard Beeson received a plaque and reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hoover, business owner. Beeson was the flooring and moulding department foreman.

30 Years Ago

Nov. 23, 1983

Most of the Christmas nativity scene that was designed by Casville artist, Frances Latimer, has been installed. The official lighting for nighttime viewing will take place on Dec. 3, according to Cecilia Miller, community betterment chairman for the Cassville Chamber of Commerce.

Cassville businessman, Bill Smith, passed away Monday in St. Vincent's Hospital in Monett. He had operated the Smith's Service Station and Oil Company since 1931.

The Cassville Wildcat varsity cheerleaders for the basketball season are: Lora Stumpff, Elaine Harrington, Sheri Lowe, Jill Holman, Therese Branstetter, Nikki Rose, Dawn Barrett, Gail McGruder, Brigette Koehler and Kim Fulton.

The GFWC Silver Leaf Benefit Club celebrated its 75th anniversary Tuesday at the home Mrs. Jim Ethridge. Hosting the event was Mrs. Ethridge, Mrs. Don Stockton and Mrs. Ida Blalack.