Through The Years

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

50 Years Ago

June 17, 1964

Two condemnation actions regarding Highway 37 relocation received decisions by a Barry County Circuit Court jury this week. Circuit Clerk Artie Spain said 37 cases remain to go before the court. Decisions made by the jury were: Hollis Walton, near Gardner Orchard at Midway, $19,000; J.G. Stockton in Purdy was awarded $1,250; and Farris Harvey, of Butterfield, had been settled out of court.

The M & M Tire Service has moved from the old mill site on East Seventh St to Rainbow Corner on Highway 37, south of Cassville. Owners of the business are Gerald Loveland and Bennett Beck.

Candidates who have filed for the title of Miss Maid of Milk are Linda Baschelet, Ann Jackson, Linda Lawson, Carol Antle, Barbara Edmondson, LeAnn Utter, Linda Mackey, Judy Edmondson, Louise Bacon, Brenda Kay Easley, Carolyn Skelton, Patricia Epperly, Phyllis Sparkman, Paulette Baker, Louise Lucas, Marilyn Courdin, Marlys Storck, Martha Nickle and Shirley Crawford. All candidates have a business sponsor. Last year's Miss Barry County Maid of Milk was Judy Casper. The new title will be awarded Saturday night during June Dairy Month activities by a panel of judges.

40 Years Ago

June 26, 1974

Cassville will lay claim to the most recent claim to fame on July 19 when the Cassville Chamber of Commerce proclaims Barry County as the Fescue Capitol of the United States.

Lonnie Duckworth, manager of Ozark Production Credit offices in Barry County, has announced his resignation to be effective July 15. He has accepted a position with a bank in Butler.

Terry Duncan, of Cassville, was among the high school basketball player who attended a summer clinic recently at John Brown University at Siloam Springs, Ark. He will be a senior next year.

A wild coon hunt was staged on the American Legion grounds in Cassville Saturday evening, which was sponsored by the Barry County Coon Hunters Association. Leonard Daugherty serves as president of the group.

30 Years Ago

June 6, 1984

Exeter High School will have a new classroom building next year, replacing facilities that are over 40 years old. District residents overwhelmingly approved a $150,000 bond issue for the program in Tuesday's election, according to Barry County Clerk Rex Stumpff.

Cole County Auditor Margaret Kelly became the first woman to hold a statewide office when she was named state auditor Wednesday by Governor Christopher Bond.

The Alvey Plant will observe an open house for the new facility this Saturday. The 73-year-old manufacturing company of St. Louis announced plans to locate the conveyor business in Cassville last March, and according to Plant manager Dick Moger, the first shipment from the plant was shipped on Jan. 26 this year. The plant presently employs 50 persons.

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