Through the Years, June 19

50 YEARS AGO: THERE’S DOLLARS IN THOSE SWATHS — This business end view of a combine in action on the Keen farm near Exeter is typical of action these days in Barry County as farmers harvest a valuable fescue seed crop. Operator of the machine is Bob Lauderdale. Worth Keen, co-owner of the operation, speculates this year’s crop on this land is about usual, since recommended fertilizer and grass care was followed in pre-season programs.
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Winner announced!

The Cassville High School Wildcat Jazz put on the 4th Annual Bikes, Blues, & BBQ fundraiser on April 5 out in front of the high school. This was just the second year the event featured the “bikes” element added in. The band held a vote to award a People’s Choice Award for the crowd’s favorite motorcycle, and the winner was Derek Cornelius, of Cassville, with his 2009 Harley Heritage Classic. Cornelius, right, won a free table at the 2025 Jazz Night in February 2025 ($100 value) and a small cash prize, presented by Band Booster President Kim Garner.
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Land of Smiles educates students in Wheaton

Delta Dental of Missouri’s popular, award-winning Land of Smiles dental education program is on the road, taking the crusade for healthy teeth to more than 18,400 youngsters at 77 schools across the state in the coming weeks. The cast of dynamic superhero characters made their most recent stop in Wheaton for a performance at Wheaton Elementary School, teaching good dental health habits to 215 students in kindergarten through third grade.
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