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The Cuba Free Press Pals pet of the week He is a Border collie mix, 2-3 years old that is He has a way of curling his lip when he greets you like he is smiling. Elvis is good dog that is affectionate and just wants to be right by your Umes. Elvis has been an outside dog. He will fol- over and would be a great companion for a fam- As with 2!! of our adoptions, the adoption all necessary vaccinations and worming med- in our care. It also includes spay/neuter sur- certificate to have the surgery when it is time. For please visit our website at shelterpals.org Senior Center Menu May 6 Fruit Cocktail Cake ...................... Cheese Salisbury Steak Slaw Chocolate Cake WEDNESDAY, May 12 Beef Brisket : Baked Beans Broccoli 7 Cherry Pie Ham Casserole Sicilian Blend Shortcake Fruit Cocktail Cake May U THURSDAY, May 13 BBQ Chicken Ribs Buttered Cablage Pickled Beets CooKies' ....................... Shaved Ham Monaco Blend Cherry Pie All menus served with coffee, milk, butter, bread and cold drink.We reserve the right to substitute menu items due to availability. No reservations needed! Lunch served from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Call Cuba 885-2909 for carry-out. ST. JOHN'S ER CLINIC IS THAN YOU THINK :hoosing a physician, you want the ;leading medical provider on your side. tR the power of St. John's Clinic. Clinic has over 425 physicians in 35 ig Southwest Missouri and Arkansas. St. }ohn's Clinic has one of patient satisfaction ratings as a Top 1o Clinic nationwide. health, you want the power of Clinic on your side. St. John's Clinic physician, Or visit www.stjohns.com 10 Clinic ST. JOHN'S Clinic w Hay 6, 2004--3A Crawford County Historical Society Family Spotlight Archibald Raff By Bill Capehart, Crawford County Historical Society Archibald Raft was born March 27, 1890 and died October 2, 1979. Archie was born in Orange Grove, Mississippi. His father, Norman Raft, had been born in Potsdam, Wyoming in 1861: Norman moved to Cincinnati, Ohio with his father after his mother's death. Norman worked as a casket maker. He moved to St. Louis and contin- ued working at the St. Louis Coffin Company. He later moved to Cuba, Missouri and bought a farm near Alex Capehart. He met Sarah Smith in 1887 and married her on December 7, 1887. They moved to Orange Grove, Mississippi where Norman's father, Alexander Raft, had bought some ground. Louise Raft, daughter of Norman and Sarah, was born December 25, 1888. She was named for Norman's mother. Archie and Louise were schooled by their grandfather, Alexander Raff, who was a graduate of Edinburgh University in Scotland. He developed a curiousity in Archie that lasted his whole life. Norman and Sarah Raft moved the family back to Cuba around 1908. They moved in the house that had been built by Archie's great grandfather, William Capehart in 1842. Archie worked on the farm and as a self-taught electrician. He took jobs involving electric. He helped install the first electric power plant in Cuba. Archie also worked in a deep fire clay pit near the farm. John Wesley Johnson and Archie, to settle a bet, meas- ured the elevation from the creek bed to the base of the house. They used triangulation to determine the elevation. The elevation was 98 feet which was two feet short of what Archie said it would be. Archie had to pay Johnson 25 cents. The measurement took about three hours to complete. Archie worked as a lineman for the telephone company for many years. He told of working up around Oak Hill one after- noon when two big thunder- heads came together and it rained five inches in two hours. Brush Creek flooded all the bottoms in the area and Archie was very late getting home. Archie's sister, Louise, took a job as a nanny for the Scuggs family around 1910. She worked for the Scuggs for 20 plus years then moved back to the farm. Archie nor Louise never married. Archie loved to read and as a result he had subscriptions to several magazines. He received National Geographic for 50 years. He also liked to go on fossil hunts and usually came back with some good examples. One of his favorite pastimes was to sit on the front porch and talk with whoever might drop by. The subject matter of the discussions covered all areas and Archie's contribu- tions were valuable. He was a friend to everyone he met. He was very active in the Crawford County Historical Society. Family members include William Capehart - great grandfather- 1812-1875 ARCHIBALD AND LOUISE RAFF Sarah (Ramson) Capehart- great grandmother 1823-1895 Rachel (Capehart) Smith - grandmother- 1843-1929 James Smith - grandfather 1827-1897 Sarah (Smith) Raft- mother 1865-1949 Alexander Raft- grandfather" 1826-1910 Louise Raft- grandmother 1835-1881 Norman Raft- lather 1861-1930 WE PAY TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM J AMES BARNETT MAY 23, We will remember Mr. Jim for his integrity, his sincerity, and for being the true gentleman that he always was. 0 Peoples Bank MEMBER FDIC