Through the years, Feb. 21

30 YEARS AGO: FUTURE FARMERS - National FFA Week begins Sunday, February 19, and continues through the week of Washington’s birth-day. Cassville’s FFA chapter is 96 members strong, according to chapter advisor Gene Courdin, making it one of the high school’s largest clubs.
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Through the Years, Feb. 14

30 YEARS AGO: BIG BUCK — Josh Rose, 6 of Washburn, looks on as his buck’s rack is scored for the record books. Josh’s grandfather, Harley Rose, who is pictured next to Josh, gave his grandson the deer head when Josh was six days old.
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Through the Years, Feb. 7

30 YEARS AGO: EAGLE VIEW — This is the view of an adult American Bald Eagle you can get in Barry County these days. The area has become host to the largest congregation of Eagles in Missouri according to Department of Conservation counts conducted shortly after the arrival of 1994. This photo, by Denny Goodnow of Eagle Rock, is one of the better efforts locally. Goodnow makes the photos available at Roaring River State Park and other outlets each season. The second photo in this series shows what can be seen without the aid of viewing equipment.
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Purdy man graduates US Marine Corps Boot Camp

Private Travis Zan Hughes, 18, of Purdy graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on Dec. 8, 2023. Private Hughes successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of many recruits in Charlie Company Platoon 1043. Following a short leave, he has reported to Camp Pendleton for Infantry Training Battalion. Contributed photo
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Through the Years, Jan. 31

Feb. 6, 1974 — AMBULANCE DISTRICT TO CONSIDER 12 TOWNSHIPS Possibly the first official step toward formation of an ambulance district to serve the southern half of Barry County will be taken Friday when local emergency services officials meet with a federal program coordinator to investigate possibilities.
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