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8C--April 3, 2003 The Cuba Free Pres4 "Remember When" chosen as 1973 fair theme Five Years Ago April 2, 1998 Seventeen candidates filed for seven county offices in the com- ing election. The Planning and Zoning Board voted trailer owner Ray Pasch as a "hardship" case in locating his trailer home at 911 E. Grand Ave. The City Parks and Recreation Commission is in the middle of researching the matter of build- ing a new swimming pool in a new place or fixing the old pool at the old city park. School Superintendent Jerry Merrell received the final notice of" R-2 school accreditation. Vadna Alice Schratz nee Hutson passed away March 25 at the age of 84. Cletta Fern Haffer nee Harris, age 52, died on March 22 and was buried in the Haffer Cem- etery at Steelville. Death came to Duane SliMs Mischke, age 62, of Steelville on March 28. Claude Taylor Ives reached the age of S0 at the time of his death in Los Angeles, California on Feb. 3. He was cremated and his ashes buried in the Freeman Cemetery in Cherryville. Joy Marie Watson nee Platt, age 57, of Steelville, died on March 27. Hester Juanita Ayres, age 65, of Steelville who wrote the tfuzzah column for the local newspaper for 22 years, was buried in the Shoal Creek Cem- etery at Steelville March 27. Eighty-two year old Ida E. Thom of Bourbon, death occurred on March 22. Agnes Katherine "Katie" Pierce, age 74, of Jefferson City departed this life on March 28 and was laid to rest in the Lea Cemetery at Leasburg. Ten Years Ago April 1, 1993 Crawford County voters will be asked to vote for the retention of the half cent Capitol Improve- ment sales tax levy that has been in existence in the county since 1986. The county will seek a federal grant to be used to expand the county courthouse Pictured were city workers unloading 3,000 lbs. of natural gas pipeline March 24. Heather Luke of Cuba repre- sented Missouri at the Miss National Pre Teen Pageant held in Orlando, Florida. She won the honor of Miss Personality, a large trophy and a $100 savings bond. Thirty year old Jerry Dean Lee passed away at his home in Cuba on March 20. Herman R. Godby of Cherryville departed this life on March 20 at the age of 85 years. He owned and operated a ga- rage for many years and was a Recalling the Past m Vera Cantley talented musician and singer. Francis S. "Russell" Ottmer of Steelville was 74 years old when he died March 25. He was an architect and there is a ball park in St. Charles named after him. Funeral services were held for 74 year old Tommy W. Dulwoth, a residential contractor in this area. Burial was in Salem, Mo. Fifteen Years Ago March 31, 1988 The city council gave final approval for a building code and will have the power to condemn unsafe property. Candidates for Mayor of Cuba in Tuesday's municipal election were pictured on the front page. They were incumbent Ray Mortimeyer, Jerry Bourne, Ri- chard Krulik and Mike Burch. Pictured on page 16A showed the seven candidates who were running for aldermen. They were for Ward 1, Bonilyn Johnson, Stanley Hubbs, Willis Howard and Henry Copling; Ward 2, Nina Snowden, Bob Stewart, and Tim Donahoe; Ward 3, Ruby Bouse. Cecil James Markley, age 76, passed away on March 25. He was active in civic affmrs-nd also served as Mayor of Cubff: ": Lucy Boas of Steelville was one hundred years, eight months and 22 days old when she died on March 18. Daniel Amos Brooks, also of Steelville passed away March 17 at the age of 80 years Twenty Years Ago March 31, 1983 Wayne Cryts, Mexico, Mo. farmer, was the featured speaker last Saturday here at the annual banquet of the Crawford Exten- sion Council. He told his story about the bankrupt grain eleva- tor company who held the area farmer's grain and intended to sell it to pay the elevator's debts. Cryts and his fellow farmers re- moved their grain and did their own selling. U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Eisele set a judgment and charged Cryts with civil con- tempt, fined him $291,744 and if he does not pay one third of that within the next year he will be fined $50,000 more. Extension club members Vir- ginia Ryle and Gary Mullen were honored for their leadership and support in extension programs at the Crawford County Exten- sion Council's Banquet held in Steelville. Gregory Bowers was pictured as he received the National Eagle Scout Certificate from U.S. Am- bassador Arthur E. Burns in a special Court of Honor held at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, Ger- many. Bowers is the son of LTC and Mrs. Norman Bowers and grandson of Vera Cantley of Cuba. Lisa Hunter joined the Cuba Free Press as a news reporter. James Robert arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Davis of Towne Pharmacy on March 10. Baby girl Melissa Ann was born March 18 to Mr. and Mrs. Barry Stulce. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Downing announced the birth of a daugh- ter, Amanda Dawn, on March 16. Paul J. Yoakum passed away March 14 at theage of 23. Ninety-four 37ear old Nettle Wildberger died on March 20. Funeral services were held March 14 for Ella V. Blackburn. Twenty-five Years Ago March 30, 1978 The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Lions Club was postponed because of snow on Easter Sunday. It is re-sched- uled for Sunday, April 2. The Missouri State Highway Commission awarded a $597,198.41 contract for high- way construction on Rt. N in Crawford County just south of Bourbon. Pictured were Mr. and Mrs. Chester Rogers who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Feb. 26. Members of the Historical So- ciety helped Archie Raft, charter member, celebrate his 88th birthday, which was on March 27. Archie, whose recitations were greatly enjoyed, recited a long piece of "The Sad Ballad of Hattie B" and as an encore, "Compensation", from a copy of the Century Magazine of 90 years ago. Ruth Lucindy Bridgeman nee Adair passed away March 16 at the age of 61. Mandolin Thompson nee Chapman, age 70, died on March 18. Thirty Years Ago March 29, 1973 The city converted space in the Recklein Auditorium for po- lice station headquarters. Seeking a better understand- ing of each other's work, the boys and girls in the school shop and home economics switched classes. The boys tried the cook- ing techniques while the girls tried their hand at the use of the saw and hammer, "Remember When" was the theme chosen for the 1973 Crawford County Fair. Four long-time employees of Echo Supplies factory retired. Will- iam Mullen worked more than 29 years, Oscar Greves and Howard Murphy more than 31 years each. Grace W. Haase, age 76, passed away March 15. Mrs. Ruth E. Watts, nee Carroll departed this life on March 14 at the age of 77 years. Thirty-five Years Ago March 28, 1968 A1 Mueller, charter member, was honored at the Cuba Cham- ber of Commerce meeting with a Life Membership silver plate. Linda Beaman won the spell- ing bee at school and was to compete in the District contest. Terry Hoffmeister was chosen Queen of the Student Council at Cuba High. Forty Years Ago March 1963 Mr. and Mrs. John Munzert announced their dealership for Small Power Equipment. High winds and low humidity kept the Cuba Volunteer Fire Dept. busy during the weekend and one fire burned well over 200 acres northwest of Cuba. An interesting story about William J. Bowen who celebrated his 100th birthday in San Diego, California told that he was born on a farm near Cuba and still has relatives here, a sister, Mrs: Hattie Spurgeon and a nephew, Leslie Licldider. The reprint of the San Diego article listed him as their oldest recipient of Social Security. He was past the old age benefits eligibility before there was So- cial Security but continued to work at his occupation of car- pentry until he was 80, then started his benefits in 1943. He remained active until 1962, building things in his shop, gar- dening and raising chickens. Mr. Bowen was one of the very first subscribers of the new paper. The Cuba Free Press started in publication in July 1960. Mrs. Delia May Helterbrand passed away at the age of 76 years. THE CUBA REVIEW 30, 1905 The Cuba Review complete statement features of the game laws just enacted souri Legislature. relisted in the Free Press. The Cuba Fair boardi September dates for the Fair cided $10 for the best products grown on one! Lawrence H. Lewis, Miss ried bride's mother Mrs. Warnhoff. A.J. Shipley and Hill were apple trees from eight cents, pears prices. Walter T. Sorrell, and Mrs. R.F. away three weeks birthday. , THE CUBA REVIE wj 31, 1910 The Crawford Board decided to with a capital stock of Dr. W.S. 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