Through the years

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

50 Years Ago

July 8, 1964

Representing the Washburn and Seligman communities in the Summer Youth Baseball program this summer are the Southwest Twins, managed by Bob Norman and Charles Weathers. Team members are: Billy Deans, Glen Rose, Philip Preston, Edie Watson, Billy Schell, Sammy Weathers, David Burnett, Glen Erwin, Charlie Pippin, Jim Eggleston and Earl Mitchell.

Managed by Dan Brattin and Harold Shetley, the Summer Youth Baseball team, the Farm System Indians, include: Jody Williams, Scott Brattin, Steve Brown, Chucky Nickle, Donnie Lester, Billy Shetley, Ralph Wormington, David Shelly, Randy Beeson, Phil Hutchens and Jack Barber.

Superintendent Don Reed reported a healthy increase in park attendance figures for the month of June. He said there were 85,215 campers in Roaring River State Park during the past month, which compared to 71,941 for the same time period last year.

Mayor Evan Shore reported this week that the city of Cassville had employed Schell Construction Co., of Washburn, to do initial work on drainage ditches on 11th Street. This will be the first step toward flood control work in the vicinity of the Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Co. Plant.

40 Years Ago

July 17, 1974

A Chamber of Commerce committee met this week to go over plans to complete the entry in Missouri Community Betterment competition. Members of the group include; Clairece Hall, Virginia Ward, Kenneth Corn, Bill Ward, Marie Crowe, Joyce Vaughan, Mary Francis Baker, Betty Johnson and J.A Hull.

According to Barry County Sheriff Vernon Still, the new $100,000 jail building reached the wall construction stage this week. The masonry building is scheduled for completion this fall. The old jail property was purchased by the Barry County Bank and Estel Aldridge, adjoining property owners.

Charles Garrison, a native of Texas County, is the new manager of the Purdy Farmers Exchange, according to Jack Nickols, area MFA representative. Garrison has been with MFA for about five years.

30 Years Ago

June 27, 1984

Oak Hill Cemetery Association in Cassville will remain as it has for years. Members Saturday overwhelmingly turned down a proposition from officers to turn the facility over to the City of Cassville for operation. Jim Bower, of Cassville, was elected by acclamation by the membership as the new president. Paul Henbest was renamed vice president and A.C. Holman was named treasurer to replace Max Cooper. Nancy Stewart, secretary, will receive a monthly pay of $50.

The American Legion sponsored Little League team members include: Scott Hall, Jeff Hastings, Steve Flynn, Chris House, Chris Johnson, Jeremy Crosby, Kevin Whisman, Brennan Tucker, Mike Schultz, Travis Hilburn, Don Longly, Brian Atkinson and Eric Lassiter. Coaches for the team are Byron Tucker and Ken House.

The Little League team sponsored by the Barry County Advertiser included: Johnnie Cox, Jeff Hurlbut, Tim Metscher, Scotty Tucker, Ryan Preddy, Shawn Beeson, Eric Mann Kevin Funcannon, J. Starchman, Tony Mitchell, Jim Branstetter, Jared Hudson and Matt Mann. Coaches for the team are Byron Tucker and Leonard Preddy.