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8C--May 6, 2004 The Cuba Free Press Hail storm 15 years ago causes damage in Steelville Five Years Ago May 6, 1999 A city alderman voted Monday night to approve two bids total- ing $926,000 for a new municipal swimming pool and bath house. Instead of approving the real estate trade agreement, the Cuba city council has made a counter-proposal. Fall-out from the April 20 Columbine high school massacre at Denver, Colorado finally reached Crawford County last week. Rumors of a planned attack on another area school prompted many to keep their children home. No threats have actually reached this area. County deputy Don Kaemmerer wrecked his patrol car a few miles south of Steelville while rounding a sharp curve. He is in Barnes Hospital in St. Louis with multiple injuries including a fractured neck. Recorded deaths were Adolph Lueken, age 63; Barbara Ann Knight nee Farris, age 63; Zoa Hutson nee Bell, age 83; Charles P. Zelch, age 81; and Linda Kay Kern nee Lewis, age 51. Ten Years Ago May 5, 1994 There was a boil order for water at Indian Hills subdivi- sion. The underlying reason was an inadequate septic tank and a faulty breeder vent on the 50,000 gallon storage facility. Jim Barnett, Sr. and Joyce Stewart each celebrated their 35 years of service with Peoples Bank. Wallis Oil donated a signifi- cant sum of money to the Senior Center through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), a program 'rd through the Missouri Dept. of Economic Development. R-2 students did well at the State Musical Festival held in Columbia, Me., April 30. Senior trumpeter Rachel Elders received a II rating in her trumpet solo, Joe Echols received a I rating on his bari- tone solo. A mixed clarinet quar- tet also received a I rating. Quartet members were Jenell Lewis, Patti Tavenner, Amy Echols and Vicki Britton. The vocal department had two entries. The miscellaneous ensemble were Anne Leicht, Brooke Hutson, Patti Tavenner, Kristy Rose, Andy Arthur and Gordon Wilson received a I rat- ing. Soloist Patti Tavenner received a II rating. Obituaries were Ralph Harold Fredrickson; Elaine Jane Sanders Eckhardt, age 76; and Kenneth Raymond Puckett, age 89. Recalling the Past ra Cantley Fifteen Years Ago May 4, 1989 Eight townhouse apartments are planned for the corner lot of Hickory and Orchard: The prop- erty must be re-zoned and there is presently a dispute on the matter. Debbie Nesslehauf is now employed as Junior High Principal. She has been in the Cuba School system since 1983. A hail storm Friday night, April 28 caused several thou- sand dollars worth of damage in the Steelville area. Earl Rutz, owner of the Swinger Sanitation, in a letter to this newspaper, outlined his plans for his landfill. John Lloyd, local woodcarver, repainted the "Welcome to Cuba" sign on N. 19. Deaths were Selma D. Lambert, age 79; William McKinley Cooksey, age 92; Virgie Jewell Halbert Tebeau, age 85. Twenty Years Ago May 3, 1984 Paul Perkins, president of the Cake." First Community National Bank Eight Cuba students competed of Crawford County announced in the State Music Contest held the bank had filed an application in Columbia. First place ratings with the Regional were awarded to Kim Bayless, Administration for authority 6 Beth Tucker-arL-Anita Aden, expand. The apphcatlon seeks-'-econd place to Melame approval to locate their main office in Cuba and to establish the already existing office as a facility Published was a picture of Cuba's first and only traffic light. It showed four long arms, which held four pair of signal lights at the junction of Hwy. ZZ (former- ly Hwy. 66) and Hwy. 19. Finis Smith, retired long-time treasurer of the Cuba Chamber of Commerce, was presented with a framed certificate in recognition of his and his deceased wife, Rbse's (former secretary) hard work for the Chamber and the community. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Myers observed their 60th wedding anniversary.' Announcement Was made of the wedding of Jeanette Doff, formerly of Cuba, and William Green on April 5 in Springfield. Twenty-five Years Ago May 3, 1979 With Crawford County R-2 school's project nearly complet- ed, one portion, the media center is rated as best. It's cost is some- where around $176,825 for about 7,075 square feet and included new locker rooms, new art and vocal music facilities and an addition to the school cafeteria. Eve Lakes and Country Club was sold to Charles Knight, Bill Betz and Bill Pfitzner who plan to have a fine golf course, coun- try club, lounge and Jeremiah's Restaurant. The Cuba Arts Council voted to purchase new lighting system for Recklein Auditorium. The system was designed and installed by a professional who does stage lighting for the Opera Theatre in St. Louis. It was recently rented and used here for the local play production "Boom Spurgeon, Andy Weisel, Phil Brachler and Eric Weber. Thirty Years Ago May 2, 1964 Carol Mace, owner of the Mace Town and Country Supermarket, purchased the land east of his building and plans to enlarge his store. The house on the land was bought by Keith Spurgeon and is being moved to another location. Sheriff Johnny Giles announced that the Sheriff's Department has completed installation of a high speed com- puter terminal which is connect- ed to the "Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System" known as "Mules." This gives them access to records of the State Highway Patrol, the Dept. of Revenue and the FBI's National Crime Information Center. Three Cuba high students received a number I rating at the State Music Festival in Columbia. They were vocal soloists, Gretchen Carlin, Kathy Fleming and Vernie Hamilton. Mrs. Deliah Bass, a long-time resident of Cuba, celebrated her 105th birthday April 28 at Chesterfield Manor. Forty-three students of Cuba high school were installed in the National Senior Honor Society April 25. Mark Scantlan won first place in the Optimist Oratory Contest with his oration entitled "I Am Just One" about problems in America and helping instead of complaining and doing nothing. Obituaries for the week were Mary Jane Ratliff, age 90; Blanche M. Brown, age 80; Callie Jane Farris, age 93; and Daniel A. Cartwright, age 87. Thirty-five Years Ago May 1, 1969 The Retirement Homes Board has decided to apply for a loan to build three more units of four apartments each. Katherine Supple received her commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force Nursing Program and will be stationed in Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. Harles Ives announced the marriage of their daughter Karen to Pvt. E2 Carroll E. Dennis on April 13. Royal Leaman Leach passed away April 27 at the age of 68 years Forty Years Ago May 1, 1964 Carl Turnbough was elected as Mexico, Me. 41st Mayor. He is a former resident of Cuba and a 1938 graduate of Cuba High School. Mary Catherine Lewis, one of the three-day-old twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Lewis passed away April 23. Levi L. Beezley passed away April 26, just 25 days before his 83rd birthday. Sixty-five Years Ago May 4, 1939 Two hundred people gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Breuer to help them celebrate their golden wedding anniver- sary. Deaths in this issue were Galloway Spurgeon, age 50, of Cuba, Logan T. Voss, 69, of Steelville and Hilda Callahan of near Davisville. The Cuba Review May 3, 1908 James C. Green, son of Mayor and Mrs. James A. Green of Cuba, has been awarded the con- tract of planning and superin- tending the erection of the San Francisco Examiner building by William Hearst. The new build- ing is to cost one million dollars and is to be earthquake and fire- proof in as far as it is possible to make so Mr. Green of New York planned to stop in Cuba on his preliminary trip to San Francisco. THE CUBA REVIEW May 3, 1906 The following new have been placed E.J. Rice, number 84; Johnson, 88; M. M. Glaser, 96a; Levi and John Leach, 94c. Mrs. J. T. Johnson quite active lately advertisement for this Crawford County Fair Jeff Branson of Jakes brought the first load town last Tuesday and Frank Fishwick. I.C. Walker went to St.i on the train last Tuesday! his own children, Gladys, and her friend Mitchell, to the Brothers Show. W. C. Doggett ing the school census and reports there are dren of school age in district. Born to Joe of Bourbon a daughter. THE May 11, 1911 Dodge, Blanchy and the home of the new ing into business in Cuba. planned to deal in farm ber lands. With the real they were also combing berry culture chiefly for of plants. Two of our men, Lynn Lewis Everson, are moving picture show Lewis Hall. Joseph Glassey, a night man for the Wabash was missing but was be the person the seen thrown into wharf boat. The called for help and were found on the boat, barrel of stolen meat. petted that them but was killed. i @ / Cuba Cab t.L.C. 3-88s-nH)E {73) Local or Long Distance Well Drilling Pump Sales & _ Service John Seitz 573-885-7875 --Over 30 Years Experience-- Call Will for all your lifestock needs. Farm calls, emergencies, weekends. ALLEN VETERINARY SERVICE AND SUPPLY 573-436-2090 - Tuesday-Saturday Dr. William W. Allen, DVM M & M Flooring  Carpet, Vinyl, Ceramic, Pre-finished Hardwood, Laminate 5325 N. Hwy. 19 Cuba, Me 65453 SHOWROOM 573-885-1150 1108 S.W. Main 573-885-4204 Cuba, Me 65453 Fax: 573-885-61C Mobile: BEAT COLD & HEAT BLOWN INSULATION FIBERGLASS ROCKWOOL NEW & OLD CONSTRUCTION ATTICS--SIDEWALLS--CRAWL SPACES & BASEMENTS BLOWN IN BLANKET SYSTEMS ONLY BIBS CERTIFIED DEALER IN CENTRAL Me. SPRAY ON: METAL,MASONRY BUILDING WILLIAMS INSULATION 310 Piazza Road 265-8393 St. James, Me "We remove combustible materials & use only norcornbustible materials" Office Hours By Appointment Phone: 573-885-7775 Cuba Veterinary Clinic, Inc. K.C. Swope, D.V.M. Melanie Swope, D.V.M. Full Veterinary Services - Now Open Hrs.: Mon.-Fri., 8-5; Sat. 8-12 VICTOR FURNACE COMPANY %  CUBA, MO 65453  AN INDEPENDENT LENNOX DEALER EXPERTS IN HEATING AND COOLING PROFESSIONALS IN INSTALLATION & SERVICE 573-885-7743 OR 573-468-7753 Welding & Excavation, LLC Havener's , Termite & Insect Control, Inc. Ron Lang 206 E. Washington Ave. Owensville, Me 65066 573-437-2031 Land Clearing. Ponds Portable Welding Joe Medwick 573-308-5138 3064 Hwy. F 573-885-4105 Cuba; MO 66453 Crawford Co. Eye Care 402 w. Washington Cuba, Me 65453 Jack's Auto REPAIR 3323 Hwy. ZZ Old 66 West, Cuba, Me We specialize in Automatic Transmissions FREE ESTIMATES ASk abour our guarantee Open Mon,-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 573-885-0429 ASE Certified St. James Eye Care i 205 State Rt. B #5 ST. FRANCIS VETERiNARy st. James, MO 65559 Ii PO BOX 900, Steelville, MO r-J alll'l'aglP'{'l'AIPJll 573-775-4646 _ Fax: 573-775-4646 Richard C. Heusler, Dr. William A. Lynch, Jr. Primary Care Optometrist Deleski's Xultiple Odd Job Services "No Job Too Big or Small" Demolition Tree Trimming Landscaping Fire/Smoke Cleanup Water Removal Damage Repair Etc. Free Estimates Insurance Work 24 Hr. Emergency Work  Frank Deleski 573-468-7629 or 573-885-7372 Practice limited to small animal house *Offering FREE canine & feline distemper *Requires wellness exam KNOBVIEW STORAGE 1/2 mile east of Rosati, Soutside of 1-44 Office at ABC Investments 885-4634 885-3637 Start at $18 month PHONE: 573-885-1507 CELL:573.465.1896 Tim' LOOK Wilson, Shop Mj lO0][:?][N__/r We're now carrying Carpet & Pad SHARPENING SERVICE QUALITY WORKMANS.IP 573-486-0703 ~ Darrell Wilson - Swiss, Me Installation is available La.,u,,.' H,,t,uoo,t 573-245-6386 t-44 at Leasburg exit 214 Hardwood Flooring is still our specialty Drop off & pickup available at Mid-State Lumber- Cuba Chain,saws Carbide Saws Knives Scissors Clippers Mower Blades Much More REASONABLE RATES FREE ESTIMATES OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE FULLY INSURED Shingle Roofs Flat Roofs Wood Shake Roofs New Work Tear-Offs Re-Roof Ask for Mike 370 Hwy PP Cuba, Me 65453 ,Bus: 573-885-6736 Fax: 573-885-6937 Tim Ringeisen, Owner UPS Shipping Counter located at Ashlar Machinery & Service, Inc. 224 S. McLeod St. Cuba, MO g : Welding Fabrication i !l ' ' INGTON t Hyd. Hoses Made / _WASH [ Pipe Threading / N uA,n [ Industrial *:;;; ;:;:,:::;: ;;[';;--t .... t Il l c.op,oOL'- -UPS ]rt  S. MAIN I ,',eeos "'; L- _ t ,,'/g 573-885-2100 PO Box 407, ) 65441 Call after Fine & Service & TRACKSID! STORAGE Hwy 19 Railroad Underpass The Spurgeon Agency Located at 302 S. Franklin, Cuba, MO (Across from Mid-State Lumber) ***All New Units / Easy Access*** Sizes available: 8x10, 10x10, 10x20, 10x30 Call 573-885-2344 for more information LOW RATES Glenn's Overhead Door NEW LOCATION R&T Storage 05 Midland Dr., Industrial Park Old Hwy. 66 Commercial & Residential (eastside of.Cuba) i;', :, .  Quality Sales, Service & Installation 573 764.7681 '573-885-4469 636"583 7562 Toll Free: 1"866-885"4469 Fax: 573-885-4830 Authorized Dealer for Quaker WindoWS Home of the Phoenix Window Coverdell Glass & Auto Glass Installed Mobile SerVice Windshield Chip Repair Table Tops & 502 South Franklin Cuba, MO 65453 Bill Voellinger, 573-885-41 ! -800-621-69 f"