Through The Years

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

50 Years Ago

Jan. 22, 1964

Grover Journey, 77, widely known farmer and stockman in the Cassville community, passed away on Thursday while loading cattle at his farm. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He was member of the original board of directors of the Barry Electric Cooperative, serving on the board since 1945.

Helen Nicoll, vocational home economics instructor at Cassville, has announced Joyce Ann Reagan the winner of the local Better Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow award.

The speech department at Cassville High School has another trophy to add to its long list of accomplishments. Pauline Cox reported this week that two of her students, Janelle Clark and Janice Robbins won second place in duet acting in a tournament held at Springfield Central last week.

Lamoin Weathers, manager of Broiler Finance, of Cassville, has been notified that he has won a trip to California this spring because of an increase in the Ralston-Purina sales.

Since the first of the year, 70 users of natural gas have been added to rolls of the Gas Service Co. on their new lines running from Monett to Cassville.

Cassville's third annual Ozark Jamboree will be held Oct. 15, 16 and 17 this fall, according Marie Crowe, chairman of the special Chamber of Commerce committee in charge of the event.

40 Years Ago

Jan. 30, 1974

A Cassville School bond issue passed by a narrow majority Tuesday. According to Superintendent James Ford, the $175,000 will be used for elementary expansion, new band uniforms and garage moving.

Opening of a new business in Cassville, S&R Sales and Services, is scheduled for Monday. The business owners, George Simpkins and Abner Roberts, will feature new and used furniture and will be located in the former Elliott Discount Building on Main Street.

The Exeter Tigers will crown a Homecoming Queen Friday night for the 1974 basketball Tigers. Candidates are Christine Day, Vicky Edie, Donna Mattingly, Connie McGruder and Connie Sapp, according to school principal Marvin Henningson.

Navy Seaman Wayne S. Irsik, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlow Irsik, of Shell Knob, graduated from recruit training at the Naval Training Center. He is a 1973 graduate of Cassville High School.

Cassville Homecoming Queen hopefuls are Wanda Latham, Cindy Enlinger, Beth Boyd, Debbie Simon and Jamie Bowers.

Superintendent of Southwest Schools at Washburn for the past two years, Hubert Barton, submitted his resignation to the board of education, which will be effective at the end of this school year.

30 Years Ago

Jan. 11, 1984

Cassville Golf Association, first in this area to provide a grass green facility for its members 18 years ago, went on record last week as approving a board of directors' proposal toward increasing the course to 18 holes. The land, under contract with Mr. and Mrs. Gene Schlichtman, is costing $75,000. The total cost of the expansion, including all facilities, is $200,000.

A Cassville native, Bill Ash, has been named assistant superintendent at Roaring River State Park. Ash, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ash, of Cassville, is a 1971 graduate of Cassville High School and holds a degree in recreation and leisure studies from SMSU.

Evan Hutchens and Son Ready-Mix Concrete operation at Cassville and Purdy changed hands in a business transaction Monday. New owner of the equipment is Barry County Ready-Mix Concrete of Cassville and Shell Knob, operated by Corky Stehlik.