Through The Years
50 Years Ago
July 1, 1964
The newest tourist attraction in this area is the Roaring River Deer Park on Highway 112, south of Cassville. The business is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Merl Emmert. The exhibit has six species of deer, a children's zoo and features animals native to this area.
Barry County has been allocated $29,501 due to drought conditions last year, according to Cherry Warren, office manager for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service and the Barry County
Coones Supermarket in Cassville has these prices in their ad this week: fresh corn, 10 ears for .39; ground beef, 3 lbs. for $1; milk, 1/2 gal. for .19; sugar, 10 lbs. for .77: and charcoal briquettes, 10 lbs. for .39. Exeter Farmers Exchange had in its grocery ad Griffin's tea, with a glass inside the box, for .36. Coffee, 1 lb. for .59: Ice cream, 1/2 gal. 59: crackers, 1 lb. for .10:
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Moore and Janice have moved to their new home on Townsend Street, and Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Thomas and Lynette moved to their new home on Rainbow Drive in Cassville.
40 Years Ago
July 10, 1974
Currently holding down first place with an undefeated 5-0 record, Wards Catalog Store team, coached by Jim Luney, is the team to catch in Cassville Little League competition. Team members include: Elvis Dudley, Brad Fogg, Kevin Young, Jon Maloney, Jamie Tucker, Jim Carr, Jeff Simpkins, James Luney, Britt Fogg and Joe Luney.
Cheryl Beeson, operator of the Cassville swimming pool and principal instructor of swimming lessons, has just completed two weeks of classes with 38 youngsters. Assisting with the program is Becky Thompson.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGruder, of Wayne, announce the engagement of their daughter, Connie, to Jack Forgey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Forgey, of Wheaton. A fall wedding is planned.
Newly named cheerleaders for Exeter High School during the 1974-75 school year are: Rhonda Williams, Gayle England, Vicky Edie, Cheryll Bowling, Karen Rowden, Debbie Brown and Leesa James.
Leonard Preddy, Cassville businessman, announced his candidacy for the office of Barry County Presiding Judge. Also, making the same announcement was Lowell Painter. And Charles England announced his candidacy for the office of Barry County Clerk.
30 Years Ago
June 13, 1984
Williamson Chapel in the Valley, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Williamson, of Cassville, has been sold to Larry Wilson and Bill Hedges.
Janna Paul Ragland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Paul, of Cassville, graduated June 9 with honors from Stuttgart American High School, Stuttgart, Germany. Her husband, Johnny Ragland, is serving in the U.S. Army at Heilbronn, Germany.
Cassville Mayor Bill LeCompte presented a plaque to Barney Anderson, who is retiring after serving as a volunteer fireman for the past 30 years -- 10 of those years were as chief of the department.
Annette Preddy, of Cassville, has been named secretary of Willis Insurance Co., according to Max Cooper. She replaces Kathleen Speer, who retired after 20 years with the agency.