Through the Years, July 10

30 YEARS AGO: FIREWORKS SHOW FINALE — So bright was the Shell Knob fireworks finale, film didn’t separate the display, but obviously provided a lighting of the Central Crossing Bridge over Table Rock at right. Special firings of the Shell Knob C of C program boats ands spectators along the way who yelled, honked horns and flashed lights as their method of approving the show.
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Through the Years, July 3

40 YEARS AGO: THEY’RE OFF AND RUNNING---There were obviously some crash landings in this group of older persons participating in a sack race at the Cassville July 4 observance. Divisions of all ages competed for silverdollar prizes offered by the American Legion. Crowds made their pick of contestants and cheered the choice in each event. Lige Frost was master of ceremonies for the event.
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Through the Years, June 26

July 3, 1974 — BARBER SHOP MOVES Stumpff Barber Shop has moved from its former West Seventh Street to a new location in the 600 block of Main Street into newly remodeled spaces, Rex Stumpff, owner, recently purchased the space from Fred Meador. —STATE POSTS FOR RAINBOW ORDER GIRLS Angie Farwell was appointed 1974-75 Grand Representative of the State of California to the State of Missouri, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, at the Missouri Grand Assembly last week in Kansas City.
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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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Through the Years, June 12

40 YEARS AGO: CATFISHING GETTING GOOD — Proof that trotline catches of catfish are possible came to Cassville this week in the person of Burl Mitchell and Emmett Allen. Joined by Ron Bailey, the anglers took these 36- and 30-pound beauties off a line Monday morning.
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Dakoda Pettigrew: American Insights — The Tragedy of B. F. Randolph

On Wednesday, January 15, 1868, Benjamin Franklin Randolph opened the second day of the South Carolina Constitutional Convention with a prayer. Brief but moving, Randolph exhorted God to “fill our hearts with love for the general welfare” of all South Carolinians. “Help us in our work here, and when we finish our earthly course, receive us into that welcome abode in heaven.”
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Through the Years, May 29

Y ears 50 years ago June 5, 1974 — NEW CONSTRUCTION WILL TOTAL NEARLY $4 MILLION Cassville is currently in a new building and improvement program, headlined by the start of construction on the new FASCO Industries, Inc., plant. Conservative estimates placed on the program underway in nine major projects in the city area place the total value at just under $4 million.
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