Through the Years

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

50 Years Ago

Jan. 15, 1964

Posting the magic number 50-0, the Exeter Tigers, coached by Charles Posey, are the proud owners of the new winning streak record in Missouri high school basketball. Superintendent John Beattie announced last week the Tigers apparently hold undisputed possession of the record after a search failed to find anything comparable. Team members are: Tim Mattingly, Jerry Swearingen, Leslie Charles, Lyle Lacey, Sherrell Cassity, Gary Hopkins, Johnny Beattie, Allen Moudy and John McNabb.

The Cassville City Council named Fern "Doc" Edens to the post of City Marshal during the Tuesday night meeting, according Mayor Evan Shore.

Don Apt has been named plant superintendent for the new Vaisey-Bristol plant in Cassville.

The State Highway Commission has approved the bid for construction and improvement of 19.3 miles on Highway 37 between Highway 60 in Monett to just west of Cassville. Work will begin on Jan. 20.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol released fatality records for 1963. The records show that 1,151 traffic deaths occurred on Missouri roads, which is the highest number of deaths ever recorded for the state.

40 Years Ago

Jan. 23, 1974

Fasco Industries, of Rochester, N.Y., conducted a labor survey recently to help them decide if Cassville is the place for a new plant. So far, there are 1,400 interview forms and more are arriving daily, which is obviously well above all expectations.

Mr. and Mrs. Delmar "Cotton" Hays, of Monett, have purchased Sands Fashions in Cassville from Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Sands.

The 1974 Cassville Miss Tip-Off candidates are Wanda Latham, Debbie Simon, Beth Boyd, Cindy Enlinger and Jamie Bowers.

Clariece Hall has agreed to be chairman of this year's entry for Cassville in the 1974 Community Betterment competition sponsored by the Missouri Division of Resources and Industrial Development, according to Bob Mitchell, Cassville Chamber of Commerce president.

L.D. Clemons, who has been serving the Wheaton School District for the past 21 years, has submitted his resignation. He has been coach, elementary and high school principal and superintendent.

30 Years Ago

Jan. 4, 1984

A Golden resident, John Sparks, was honored by the Barry County ASC Committee Friday upon his retirement. Sparks has served the farm program for the past 20 years. He was presented a plaque by county chairman Red Edens. Kirby Brooks is the office director.

A new Missouri law went into effect on Jan. 1, which requires all children under the age of 4 to wear safety restraints while riding in automobiles in the state.

Don Cowherd, a native of Barry County and a Cassville High School graduate, has been named president of the United Missouri Bank of Boonville. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Cowherd, of Purdy.

After 18 years as custodian of the Cassville Post Office, Floyd Jennings, 74, retired on Friday.

Nursing care facilities in Cassville came a step closer Thursday when IDA, county, city and officials of Medical Holdings, Inc., of Ft. Smith, Ark., closed a bond issue that will finance the 90-bed facility. Officials of Cassville Manor said construction of the $2 million project will begin as soon as weather permits. The 14-acre site was purchased earlier this year from the South Barry County Hospital District.

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