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6B---June 17, 2004 The Cuba Free Press Berryman post office closes Five Years Ago June 17, 1999 A front-page photo was of a Maggi Construction crew who recently installed the piers of the new Brown Bridge northeast of Steelville between Hwy. E and Cave Road. Despite news of 1,400 layoffs around the country, no Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) employees in Crawford County will be losing their jobs in the cor- porate cut back. Cuba&apos;s Maggie Brown front- page photo showed her with a gui- tar she was given at a recent musi- cal concert at Riverport in St. Louis. Obituaries were Marion Julia Saltsman nee Haley, age 98; Bryon E. Thurmond, Sr., age 49 and Gerald J. Guay. Ten Years Ago June 16, 1994 At a special meeting of the Crawford County R-2 Board of Education a new teacher's salary schedule was adopted for the 1994-95 year. Many teachers were not pleased with the approved salary schedule. The salary increases for teachers who have many years of experience are sig- nificantly below the beginning teachers. Indian Hills is looking to the City of Cuba to solve their water problems. Two representatives from the "Make a Wish Foundation" came to Cuba from West Plains to the home of Gale Osbern in Leasburg Sunday, June 5. They brought a van full of balloons, a larg e screen Magnavox television and a VCR and transferred her living room into Disneyland. Gale's life is threatened due to her body's inability to fight off disease. A program in memory of G. C. Beckham was held at the county courthouse in Steeiville on June 2. It was followed by planting a tree on the courthouse lawn in his memory. Deaths Albert Conrad Bruning, age 90; Louis Hutson, age 63; Nellie R. Gilliam, age 79; Rev. J. R. Ivie; and Mabel Fannie Green, age 80. Fifteen Years Ago "June 15, 1989 Pictured is a large sign being erected by the Highway Dept. at the north service road west (DD). The sign reads 'No access to 1-44." Drivers have been mistaking the state road as an access route to Westbeund 1-44. Tourists are being advised to contact this area for'eather infor- mation instead of relying on St. Louis television stations. Many times the weather here is different from conditions in St. Louis. The Mid-Missouri Canoe Liveries Assoc. has river level gauges in eight locations on the Meramec River and creeks. Recallingpast D he : ..... Vera ....... Cantley Tracy L. House of Cuba was pic- tured as she was presented with a scholarship from Lee A. Iacocca, head of the Chrysler Corp. at Southfield Highland Park, Michigan. She isone of the seven students earning this award. Obituaries were William G. Branson, age 92; Mary Virginia Wendell, age 66; James W. Roff, age 90; Adeline O. Steele nee Pelter, age 77; and Ruth Aline Wade nee Scott. Twenty Years Ago June 14, 1984 A new sidewalk was laid on south Buchanan running along the property fronted byA. B. Gross Chiropractic Clinic. Howard Brown will be on the Republican ticket in the August primary as a candidate for the office of associate judge in District One. Democrat candidates are Bob Kent for Crawford County Sheriff, Ken Fiebelman for State Representatives from the 149th District. Richard Korte is also a candidate for the same position. The home of Clarence Russell was hit by lightening Sunday around .2:20 p.m. causing a fire which burned the house to the ground. No one was home at the time. The Berryman Post Office closed its doors May 31, 1984, just one day before Clifford Green retired as Postmaster. The closing was a shock as there had been no warn- ing. Men arrived from Springfield that afternoon to close the pest office. Twenty-five Years Ago June 14, 1979 The R-2 school beard approved all day kindergarten classes. Two state Highway Patrolmen received promotions, Walter E. Aytes from Corporal to Sgt. and Trooper Lowis Hodge to Corporal. A new recruit, Daniel E. Miller from Sedalia, Mo., will begin his duties June 25. The 100-year-old general store building at Jakes Prairie was turned into a Community Center and now serves as meeting place of the 30 year old Prairie 4-H Club. Government food stamp house- holds increased 30%. The new Hickory Park Townhouse rental apartments between Hwy. P and Mapleshade Read were nearing completion. Thirty Years Ago June 13, 1974 Peoples Bank began a major remodeling program which will include an additional teller win- dow, carpeting, and sound absorb- ing vinyl covering and repainting. Crawford County was hit by a tornado-like winds reported to be 75 miles per hour early Sunday, June 9. Severe damage was every- where. One picture showed what appeared to be cedar posts but were actually the stumps of four trees in a row snapped off, all at about the same height. The area near Oak Hill was severely hit and the barn of James W. Jest farm looked like it had been stepped on by a giant foot. Roads were blocked all over the county by falling trees which also broke elec- tric lines. Cynthia Spurgeon was elected to the State 4-H Council. Mrs. Lila Martin and Eugene Rodgers exchanged wedding vows at Delhi Baptist Church June 8. The Free Press printed a cop of a handbill of 1935 announcing dances every Saturday night at the Atlanta Ballroom in St. James. The Grubb Brothers Band provid- ed the music, admission was gents 25*cents, ladies free..The_handbill wht in by Olga ra'nson nee Giubb, who played the piano in the band. Deaths were Leatha Alice Chapman nee Souders, age 93; Lucille Robinson, age 63; and Nathan Charles Likely, 13-year- old son of Rev. and Mrs. Charles D. Likely. Thirty-five years ago June 12, 1969 Flowering trees, evergreens, and roses were set out by a nurs- ery in front of the Recklein Auditorium. They were purchased by the Cuba Musical Club as part of their beautification program there. Obituaries were Ellen Ann Moody, age 79; Royal C. Knight, age 70; and Georgianan Sweetin Beezley, age 80. Forty years ago June 1, 1964 One of the most destructive hail- storms to hit Cuba in many years came on Friday, June 5. Tree limbs and trees fell in the accompanying winds. Gardens and flowers were stripped of leaves and bushels of green leaves were raked up in yards. The hail was more like sharp pieces of ice instead of the usual round hailstones. A new stere building, 70x75 feet, was begun for the Corner Grocery. The all modern convenient shop- ping, air conditioning store was scheduled to be completed by September. Plans were being made for a benefit dance for the youth center. Proceeds will enable them to buy equipment for the recreation room. Louis Lutzenberger, age 91, and his wife age 82, of Bourbon, were given recognition in the St. Louis Post Dispatch for their marriage of over 60 years. Ellen Marie Hoener became the bride of Larry George Cox, June 6. Fifty.five years ago June 8, 1939 Two dynamite bombs about three minutes apart exploded on the southwest portion of Echo Supplies Co. roof here about 1 a.m. Wednesday. Each bomb tore a hole about a foot big in the roof and blew out several small panes of glass in the factory windows. A suspicious black car was seen and noted by Sheriff Cherry and the license number was taken. Isador Londe, an alleged notorious pro- fessional bomber from St. Louis was arrested. I.cal officers consid- er the bombing as a warning should unions demands be ignored. Howard Williams of Cuba who is an enrollee at the CCC Camp at Bunker, Missouri wasin an acci- dent. He is in the veteran's hospi- tal with a broken neck. Alvie West, salesman for Earls Chevrolet of Steelville reported the sale of 63 new and used cars for the month of May. June 15, 1939 Businessmen here agreed to close at 6 p.m. instead of 6:30 except on Saturday nights. Aerial photographs for all farms in the county will be available soon. They will be used as a means of measuring farms to determine performances under the ACA pro- gram. A daughter, Connie Sue Ann was bern to Mr. and Mrs. Jess Souders. Virgil Tayloe, son of Charlie of Oak Hill was married to Barcie Cantley of Owensville Saturday, June 10. A wedding dance was given at the Playgrounds that night. Funeral services were held on Monday for Elsie Neeley, age 47. She and her husband were the first operators of the picture show in east Cuba and it was known as Nicalee Theatre. The Cuba Review June 14, 1908 The Cuba Bakery at the junction turned out on Monday 250 loaves of breads, besides large numbers of buns, rolls, cookies and cakes Hurrah for the city bakery. In the annual re-adjustment of postmasters, salaries a long list of Missouri offices get an increase. Cuba is the only town in this sec- tion that shows an increase. John Dowley had the following notice in this issue From this date I will deliver meat to customers up to 9:30 in the morning and begin at 4 and deliver until 5:30. A wind storm blew down tb Catholic Church at Knobview. building was under and was just-ready for the when the storm came up. man, Mr. Markely, was badl M.L. Nevils, rural mail had a narrow escape from ing in Brush Creek. The water past fording and beat him below the ford where it was Seeing the mail wagon was to turn over he jumped out. wagon turned over and drifted dragging the horse along. Howev the horse broke lose and swam od and the wagon lodged about yards below the ford in midstrea: Several persons soon helped pu the wagon to shore. The mail w all recovered. Dr. J.H. Martyn reports a fit 10-pound bey born to Mr. and M Harry Lichus June 7. This is t 17th child bern to them. Mr. and Mrs. George Blair Leasburg are the happy parents a daughter born June 9 Married Wednesday, June 6, the residence of the bride's paren Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cunninghm Nathan Souders and Ann: Cunningham. Frank Barnhart and Minn: Ratliff were quietly marrie Saturday, June 9. John Burrell and Frances Mill -'''" were married Monday night. | The Cuba Review | I June 13, 1911 | The proceedings of the Circ, I Court of Crawford County for t]t-L._ - June term was published. Thirt four cases were decided and othe continued. 'ERRY'I Oliver Jack, formerly of Cub LLC. Acl died June 8 from an accident, ll (bet was a Frisco operator at Winds73-732- Springs and had his legs crushfike Per off by a train when he was rlXperienc down by it at night. er, Johr Born to Mr. and Mrs. J.l utbOard Pickens, a bey, June 10 The bal I , -IIKE S arrived on the birthday anniv*t .... mine sary of his grandfather Stevens. 11 .... . t/TJ-I Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Lewis ha!___ received news of the arrival o}AL E I fine little son at the home of lilON: C and Mrs. W.L. Wooten (n lditions, Jessamine Lewis) in Georgia. T larages, little man has been nam tee estin "Lawrence" in honor of his gra father Hon. L.H. Lewis. I/oil nrillinn ,'ho,ed Dealer for uaker Windows , , .. _ ! .. ..... o . __ :3 7,1 ==m'''l''''u'" " ' " Cuba Home ofthe Phoenix Window $d /VI l'loorlng ......... c. ......... ........... Pump Sales & ,., r. Loca or 00overdell Glass & Mirror Carpet, Vinyl, Ceramic, j LongOistance !0011 Auto Glass lnstalled * Mobile Service Pre-finished Hardwood, Laminate | II_'  r"Jl U',J.H tL. Windshield Chip Repair Table Tops & Screen Repair #4 Park St. (just west of Fairground Motors) " " ;'i 573-885-7875 Cuba, Me65453 ...... I-I --# /"ll I Bill Voellinger, Owner ........... 1108 S.W. 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