Through The Years

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

50 Years Ago

Dec. 25, 1963

Mrs. Olin Brattin's Cassville kindergarten class had a surprise visit from Santa Claus last week. Students poised with Santa for a picture. The class member are: Jerry Utterback, Tracy England, Will Rudd, Kevin Miekley, Tommy Price, David Hubbard, Chuckie Coones, Julie Hutton, Carl Craig, Danny Buchanan, Jill Stephens, Everett Henbest, Janice Petty, Skip Sanford, Jerry Fox, Deana Duncan, Kevin Leeper, Marilyn Stringer, Bret Shepherd, Kevin Hyslip, Bobby Chappell, Sally Blythe, Vicky Lebow, John Allard, David Henbest and John Robert Thomas.

Running right on schedule, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin filling Beaver Reservoir in northwest Arkansas on January 1, 1964, or as soon as sufficient stream flow is available.

Earl E. Lamberson, 63, of Wheaton passed away Friday morning at St. Vincent's Hospital in Monett. He had served as Postmaster at Wheaton for the past 30 years.

Gene Brock, of Cassville, bowled a perfect game at the Cassville Bowl Wednesday night. His performance of 12 straight strikes is the best in southwest Missouri so far this year. Officials are searching for prizes for his feat, which will include a watch, trophies and others to be determined.

40 Years Ago

Jan. 2, 1974

Cassville Chamber of Commerce has named new officers for the coming year. Bob Mitchell will serve as president. Other officers include: J.A. Hull, vice president; and Steve Burch, treasurer. The out-going president is Nolan McNeill.

A reorganization meeting of the Cassville Industrial Development Corporation Thursday elected the following officers: Bill Wiley, president; Glen Hall, vice president; Jack Byrd, treasurer; and Bill Ward, secretary. Other board members are Doyle Thomas and Kenneth Johnston.

A 9-year-old Exeter youth, Douglas Hudson, is improving in a Springfield hospital after being struck by a vehicle while he was attempting to cross the highway near his home. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mal Hudson, of Exeter.

A 16-year-old youth from Brazil, South America, Marcos Pacifico Home, an American Field Service student, is having his first experience with winter weather. He said it was the first time he had ever seen snow. Marcos arrived in the Cassville on Christmas Eve, and will be staying in the home of his host family, Carol and Rowena Hutchens.

30 Years Ago

Dec. 14, 1983

Officials of Fasco Industries in Cassville and members of the Cassville Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Development gathered Monday night to honor Pete Weis, Missouri vice president of Fasco, who was involved in the decision to bring Fasco to Cassville. Weis, manager of the Ozark plant, will be retiring the first of the year. Presenting a gift to Weis was Jack Nickols, president of the Cassville Chamber of Commerce, Morris Castleberry, Cassville plant manager and Jerry Workman, production chief.

Cassville's home opener in the Big 8 Conference was postponed Tuesday night due to the heavy snow. Coach Jess Blevins said the game would be played on Saturday night. This means the Wildcats will have back-to-back games as they will be playing Monett Friday night and Mt. Vernon on Saturday night.

Merle Rogers, naturalist for Roaring River State Park, said the annual bird count would be held at Roaring River on Saturday.

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