Through the Years, May 1

50 YEARS AGO: FASCO’S PROPOSED CASSVILLE PLANT — This is the design drawing of the electric motor manufacturing plant FASCO Industries Inc., of Rochester, N. 1. proposes to build in Cassville. Company plans are to begin immediately after a two-proposition bond program passes here on May 21. The 150,000-square-foot steel and masonry structure would be located on approximately 45 acres purchased by the investments of local businesses in the amount of $50,000. Employment the first year is projected at 400 persons with a three-year growth to over 500 persons. Bond issues pending include a $250,000 water and sewer expansion program for the city of Cassville under a general obligation bond and a $3 million industrial revenue bond for plant construction and equipment. Neither will affect local tax levies. The large manufacturing complex will present this basic view from the Sales Barn Road just south of Cassville.
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Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week, April 24

Evren is eager to find her new home. She is a black and white colored Great Pyrenees mix. Her date of birth is Feb. 8, 2024. Evren and her siblings were dumped on the highway and brought to the Haven. She would love to find her forever home soon, so she doesn’t have to spend any more time in the shelter. Evren and her siblings are available to move to a home now. The Haven is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week.
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Through the Years, April 24

30 YEARS AGO: WATCH THE BIRDIE--Cassville’s Flat Creek Emu Farm will soon be the subject of a video presentation designed to promote the fast rowing type of farming. In the photo above, Jerry Crowe, owner and a video crew doing the filming go over some of the subjects that are to be covered in this segment of the film. Crowe said the video will be used with other Flat Creek Emu promotions to anyone interested I purchasing the program. It will go through the Processes of raising the birds and their market value. All this was well and good, and proceeded well, until the mischievous birds began picking at the belts of the crew or breaking the equipment and sometimes picking their pockets of handkerchiefs.
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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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Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week, April 17

Who needs some Gin? Gin’s estimated date of birth is May 15, 2022, and she’s a black and brown Rottweiler. Gin and Tonic are sisters who were found and brought to us as strays. Tonic has found her home, but Gin is still looking for her people. Gin can be timid at first, but she warms up to new people within a couple of days, and when she sees somebody she knows approaching, she wags her whole entire butt.
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Through the years, April 10

40 YEARS AGO: COFFERDAM AT CREEK BRIDGE PROJECT — Workmen (at right) install the first part of a cofferdam at the Flat Creek bridge replacement on Sales Barn Road in Cassville. The area in which concrete is to be poured has now been completely circled and pumping has started.
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Through the Years, April 3

40 YEARS AGO: FIXING WATER LEAKS — It’s a messy job, but someone has to do it, and Cassville public works people are getting good at the process of fixing water leaks in town. Cut-over of new water towers and added pressure on some weak or old water lines, have combined to produce a number of loss water situations for city government. Tuesday morning was no exception, as James Henry and Jeff Stockton were at the east edge of Cassville just off Highway 248 fixing a leak that was obviously spewing a lot of water.
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