Through The Years
50 Years Ago
Dec. 18, 1963
Bro. Shan Rutherford, formerly of Moline, Kan., preached his first sermon Sunday as minister of the First Christain Church in Cassville. The Rutherfords have moved into the church parsonage. He will graduate from Ozark Bible College in Joplin in June.
A furnace explosion in the new building of the Cassville School System caused only minor damage Monday, according to Superintendent Roy Shaver.
A caseworker for the Barry County Welfare Office for the past 13 years, Mrs. Sam Nations, of Purdy, has retired.
Jack Owens, owner of the Starlight Tavern, east of Cassville, reported to the sheriff's office that a break-in had occurred sometime after midnight Saturday. Investigation revealed 34 cases of beer and $25 in change were taken, according to Deputy Sheriff Earl Robbins.
The Barry County Tuberculosis Association has received contributions in the amount of $1,365.25, according to Burl Hess, treasurer.
Two groups have been named in Exeter to spearhead organization of a fire department and to raise funds to provide equipment for the new department, according to Mayor Frank Epperly. Organized last week were the Exeter Community Club and the Exeter Fire Department.
40 Years Ago
Dec. 26, 1973
The Cassville Democrat has completed installation of new Compugraphic photographic typesetting equipment this week. The new equipment will be used by Beverly Nickols and Darlene Wierman.
Two days before the official start of winter, Barry County got its first blizzard of the season, which deposited five inches of ice and snow on the ground and dropped temperatures to below zero.
Nine Barry County school districts, the only ones remaining, received an early Christmas present this year, according to County Treasurer Vedes Davis. They are dividing $448,209, which is the second apportionment of state aid funds for this year.
The Barry-Lawrence County Regional Library directors have purchased property in Monett as a proposed site for offices and required library space. The regional plans call for construction of a building in the near future.
The Dogwood Trails Garden Club, of Cassville, has installed new officers for the coming year. Included in the slate of officers are: Mrs. Carl Borreson, president; Mrs. Marvin Glatz, vice president, Mrs. Jim Patterson, secretary and Mrs. Dale Rowland, treasurer.
30 Years Ago
Dec. 7, 1983
The Cassville Masonic Lodge installed new officers Thursday night. Those installed included: Jim LeCompte, junior warden; Bob Malarkey, worshipful master; Glen Linebarger, John Starchman, senior warden; Wilber Boley, marshal and Art Axley, secretary. Boone Royer was the installing master and Charles Moore was the installing marshal. Ken Lingle is the outgoing master.
Cassville Elementary School teachers have recognized a group of students for their good behavior and attitude. The students are: Brice Stehlik, Chris Henderson, Jeremy Huse, Kristina Oxford, James Beeson, Clay McCracken, Teresa Oxford, Justin Lester, Ben Miller, Scott Tucker, Charley Fuller, Becky Manning, Kristi Connet, Nettie Hall, Martha Ray, Jennifer Klewer, Kristina Jaques and Jenny Elliot.