Through The Years

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

50 Years Ago

Dec. 11, 1963

The Barry County Bank in Cassville this week named Max Cooper, of Cassville, as an assistant cashier, according to Glen Truhitte, bank president. Cooper has been associated with Willis Insurance in Cassville for the past several years and will continue to be associated with the company.

Six wild adult tom turkeys took up residence in the Off Davis wildlife area Dec. 2. They will join the six wild hens and two juvenile toms that were previously released. The Conservation Department and the U.S. Forest Service are cooperating in transferring the turkeys from Ozark County to Barry County.

Cassville Wildcat basketball action begins this Friday. Varsity team members include: Larry King, Raleigh Burbridge, Barry Brattin, Mike Smading, Garry Rose, Terry Davis, Larry Rose, Bob Lemmon, Mike DeWitt, Howard Fulton, Stan Leonard and Fred Wiley. They are coached by J.C. Duncan.

The American Legion Oratorical Contest was won by Cassville High School junior, Eddie Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brown, of Cassville. His presentation was "What Communism Can Mean to You."

40 Years Ago

Dec. 19, 1973

Applications open Friday for a new post in Barry County, according to Prosecuting Attorney Edward Sweeney. The newly created position is for a major crime investigator who will work under the prosecuting attorney.

Something new has been introduced into the Cassville Athletic Department, girls basketball competition with other schools. The girls will be coached by Becky Henningson. Members of the varsity squad include: Teresa Riddle, Debbie Henry, Karen Pottebaum, Jeanette Cowherd, Connie Nations, Dianne Duncan and Carolyn Nations.

The Cassville Elementary Music Department presented "The Little Blue Angel," a program directed by Frances Kelley. Cast members were Chip Howard, Alan Howerton, Julie Edmondson, Louie Keen, Andy McCaslin, Pam Lemmon, Rebecca Miekley, Brenda Henderson, Wendie Moseley, Jennifer Malarkey, Donna Nickle and Dawn Crotser.

Roaring River State Park has been approved by the Missouri State Park Board for an additional 30 camping units in an area up Pyburn Hollow in the park, according to James Woods, park superintendent.

30 Years Ago

Nov. 30, 1983

A couple of donors at the Red Cross Bloodmobile in Cassville Monday reached high achievement levels. Joe Preddy was recognized for reaching a 10-gallon level, and Jim Haenig, who has reached a six-gallon level. The bloodmobile volunteers for this year's event were Vi Ware and Beverly Brock, a long-time helper.

Cassville's effort for the American Cancer Society was increased by $4,533.08 through the Sigma Epsilon Sorority-sponsored Bike-a-thon this fall. Members of the sorority, Becky Preddy, Jan Anstaett and Brenda Fletcher, sorority president, presented the check to David Sater, county cancer society chairman, last week.

Reva Banks, a senior at Southwest High School in Washburn, was crowned Miss Tip-Off at the season's opening home game between the Trojans and the Diamond Wildcats.