Through The Years

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

50 Years Ago

June 24, 1964

Miss Linda Lawson, of Exeter, was named Barry County Maid of Milk during the June Dairy Month observance held on Saturday. Her attendants were Sharon McNeill, Janet Sellers, Annette Preddy and David Horner.

Miss Ivalyn Sapp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Valen A. Sapp, of Cassville and SFC. Claude R. Koger, of South Pittsburg, Tenn., were married Saturday at the Assembly of God Church in Cassville. Rev. R.G. Batson officiated at the double ring ceremony.

The Golden Wedding Anniversary reception for Presiding Judge and Mrs. I.A. Garber, which was held at the Rainbow Dinner House Sunday, was attended by more than 200 guests.

The Farmers Home Administration, an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, opened an office in Cassville on Monday. Charles Crowley will serve as supervisor for the office and Wilma Miller has been appointed county clerk for the new office.

Janelle Clark, a Cassville speech student, is representing Missouri this week at the National Forensic League competition in Akron, Ohio. She was accompanied by her speech instructor, Miss Pauline Cox.

40 Years Ago

July 3, 1974

The Cassville Lions Club installed new officers last week during their regular meeting at the Town House Restaurant. The new officers are: Marlee Edie, president; Eldon Johnson, vice president; Ken House, treasurer; and Bill Ash, secretary.

Nancy England accompanied four Barry County 4-H members to Washington, D.C., recently. The group spent 10 days touring the Nation's Capitol as part of the 4-H Citizenship Short Course. Included in the group were Mary Ann Farwell, Tracy England, Selma McDougle and Rose Sperandio.

The American Legion Grounds is the place to be for celebrating the Fourth of July. The program will feature the Cassville High School Stage Band in concert under the direction of Band Director John Knight; free watermelon; youth games with cash prizes; giant aerial fireworks display; political candidates introduced by Lige Frost; and a concession stand.

30 Years Ago

June 13, 1984

Ann Hall, of Purdy, has been named Barry County Coordinator for the Heart of American Women's Business Ownership Conference schedule to be held in Kansas City July 23-24.

Cassville R-4 School District residents will vote Tuesday, Aug. 7 on a $400,000 bond issue that could provide eight additional classrooms to the campus. Superintendent Dan Bailey said the board of education set the bond issue at a regular meeting Monday night. Board members are: Don Stockton, Tom Cardin, Ernest Cowherd, Dennis Ledgerwood, John Anglum and John Sullivan.

Pending satisfactory completion of legal details and approval by the Oak Hill Cemetery Association, the city of Cassville has agreed to assume operation of the local cemetery, which was established in the 1890s.