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From: "The Cope Gang" <>
Subject: Years Ago In Barry County
Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 08:35:23 -0500
54 Years Ago ~ November 16, 1949
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Rowley and children enjoyed a mess of strawberries taken
from their garden Sunday. They were of the Everbearing variety. The Rowley's
have two rows in their garden and say they are very fine.
The Butterfield Post Office and a grocery were robbed over the weekend,
according to Postmaster Mabel Lewis. Sheriff Troy Wilson is investigating
Mineral Springs Rural School won the Barry County Rural School Soft Ball
Tournament held in Cassville on Saturday.
The Seligman Mustangs made it three in a row when they defeated Exeter 39-37
last Friday night. They had beaten Washburn on Tuesday.
40 Years Ago ~ November 20, 1963
Cassville Mayor Evan Shore has been re-appointed to the Missouri State Park
Board by Governor John M. Dalton.
Jim Ford, a graduate of Cassville High School, is a member of the 1963
William Jewell football team that has compiled a 6-2 record thus far this
season. Ford was All-Conference two years and was named to the All-State
second team last year while playing football for the Cassville Wildcats.
Airman John D. Reid, of Cassville, is being reassigned to Minot AFB, N.D.,
for training duty as an administrative specialist. He has recently completed
United States Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas.
Blalack Motor Company in Cassville is now showing the all new El Camino
Chevy pickup for 1964.
Barry County Extension Agent John Hubbard was host to four African
government workers last week. They were from Kenya and Tanganyika. The group
was in this country on a learning expedition. They toured the Cassville
Democrat to see how the paper was printed. They were interested in improving
their education and living standards. There was much contrast between their
traditions and ours. One of the men, a very polite, Christian man, commented
that his chief had 150 wives and 400 children.
30 Years Ago
The churches of the Cassville area will hold joint Thanksgiving Services at
the First Baptist Church in Cassville, Nov. 21.
Carl Fanning and Bill Barber received 25 year pins at the Lions Club
OATS transportation service will be available soon. Mrs. Mary Ullom of
Butterfield is chairman of the Barry County Council for the aging.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lauderdale of Purdy own a colt that has been named
Grand Champion 1973 Stallion of the Ozark Quarter Horse Association.
Microfilm service is now available at Cassville High School.
25 Years Ago ~ December 6, 1978
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rogers, of Cassville, have been awarded the contract for
operation of the motel and tackle business at Roaring River State Park. This
will be their second four-year term.
J.O. Buxton, a veteran of 19 years with the Missouri State Highway
Department, has been assigned to the position of area maintenance
supervisor. He will be responsible for the sub-areas located at Jenkins,
Eagle Rock and Cassville in Barry County and Longview in McDonald County.
The rural home of Mrs. Lois Miller and son, Joe Miller, was destroyed by
fire Sunday evening.
Ronnie Miller has been elected president of the Cassville Chamber of
Commerce for the coming year.
20 Years Ago
CHS Meats FFA Team took 13th place in the nation last week.
John L. Edwards has accepted the pastorate of the Seligman Baptist Church.
A total of 5,055 traveling meals have been served this year. Meals are
prepared at the hospital and includes the help of 25 volunteers.
KFC in Cassville and Monett has coupons to purchase a 2-piece chicken meal
Carol Bowman has been named CHS FFA Sweetheart and reigned over the
Contel (Continental Telephone System) for Cassville is offering fast
dialing - it's right on the button.
10 Years Ago
Pat Manley, has been named as Middle School Counselor of the Year.
Wednesday, Nov. 24 will be the last day school will be held at Jenkins. The
closing affects 48 children from k-8 grades.
Ground was broken for the new Cassville High School, Nov. 9.
Fred Whisenhunt, RN, has been promoted to Director of Respiratory Therapy
and Durable Medical Equipment at the South Barry County Hospital.
Sources: Cassville Democrat & Barry County Advertiser Nov. 19, 2003 editions
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