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573-885-2420 4C--July 24, 2003 The Cuba Free Press Grand Champion steer sells for $2.50 a lb. five years Five Years Ago July 23, 1998 The County Commission is keeping the policy of letting church groups use public prop- erty in Steelville. Rachel Craig of Steelville was named 1998 Crawford County Fair Queen. A photo on the front page this week was of the Grand Cham- pion steer at this year's livestock auction. It w as owned by Beverly Romnaine. It's weight was 1195 lbs. and it sold for $2.50 a pound. The City of Cuba will soon be entering into a partnership of sorts with Sho-Me Power, it's en- ergy supplier. The city council has okay'd a fiber optic contract. Lawrence "Larry" Kapeller passed away July 15 at the age of 70 years. Edward L. Dent, age 67, died on July 13. Elizabeth Mae Veach, age 26, lost her life suddenly as the re- sult of an auto accident on July 16. Death came to Frank E. Paul of Bourbon on July 16. He was 84 years old. William Everett Spurgeon, age 59, died at his home in Steelville on July 12. Arple (Mammie) Elizabeth Turner of Steelville reached the age of 87 at the time of her death on July 12. Jessie Ray Watson died on July 9 and was buried in the Davisville Cemetery. Forty-six year old Buddy Steven Wood's death came on July 8. Burial was in Davisville. Ninety-four year old Russell Walker of Steelville departed this life on July 11. Virginia Ellen Reid nee Fuwell, age 66, of Steelville departed this life on July 11. Ten Years Ago July 22, 1993 More than 24 school teachers attended last Thursday's school board meeting, hoping to hear a response to their-recently sub- mitted salary requests for the 19fl3-94 school year. Jby Tucker from Oklahoma has b . . . heon hwed as elementary prmcl- pal at the R-2 school, replacing former principal Linda Prichard. Pictured were members of Fi- delity Telephone Co. and Steelville Telephone Co., who presented their proposals for costs and services on a couotywide 911 system. The Cra'wford County R-2 scholarship Corp has been in ex- istence since 1988 and through the generosity of the business community in Cuba has awarded 64 scholarships in the amount of $100,145. A feature story and pictures on page 5B showed Bill Guffey, Sr., a.talented artist, who welds old coat hangers into beautiful figu- rines. Recalling the Past Vera Cantley William H. "Bill" Bouse, age 69, departed this life at his home after a lengthy bout with cancer. tie was the Crawford County Col- lector for 36 years. Funeral services were held July 17 in Steelville for 80 year old Virgil Elmer Ransom. Juanita Bell Wilson nee West- ing, age 74, was buried in Kinder Cemetery July 13. Nicole Elizabeth Carter passed away three hours after birth on July 10. She was the daughter of Craig and Rita Dawn Carter nee Volner. Fifteen Years Ago July 21, 1988 City employees, treasurer, Ruth Ann Williams, city clerk Elinor Snelson and alderman Darrell Layman were pictured with the new $40,000 city com- puter which will control the city's payroll budget and utility bill- ing. An alert citizen, Pansy Hughes, manager of the Mobil Service Station, alerted the law when she found a commercial bank en- velope floating in the stool at her station. The results were the ar- rest of two people suspected of a forged check scam. The city council took it's first action on a proposed ordinance regulating the use of alcoholic beverages in city parks. Myrtle Josephine Farrar, age 73 years, 11 months and 8 days passed away July 2. Josephine Emma Woods nee Brown of Steelville was 78 years old when she died on July 9. Lawrence Earl Miller was laid to rest in the Steelville Cemetery July 15. One hundred years, seven months and sixteen days was the age ofR. K. "Lute" Stevens when he died on July 11. Twenty Years Ago July 21, 1983 Paving will soon be accom- plished on several streets in the city of Cuba now that the bid has been accepted by the council for asphalt and oil. Workers installed two addi- tional electrical wires to supply more electrical power to residents living on Riverside Road. Ten members of the Cuba and Steelville Fire Departments com- pleted a 27 hour training course at the Steelville Courthouse. Donations of money were being solicited here for five year old Julie and four year old James, burn victims from Rolla. Their mother, Janet Campbell, is em- ployed in Cuba at Briarwood Nursing Home. Twenty-five Years Ago July 20, 1978 The cost of a single issue of the Cuba Free Press was raised to 20 cents. Three teenagers were thrown from their car traveling at high speed five miles north of Cuba on Hwy. 19. Kevin D. Grayson of Steelville was pronounced dead at the scene. Charlie Ferling, age 73, passed away suddenly at his home on July 8. Viola Wanner, nee White, age 75, was buried July 12. Thirty Years Ago July 19, 1973 Lou Anne Taylor was a mem- ber of the first graduation class in the Rolla Area Vocatippal Tech- n Shool's new dental 'assis- tant course of study. Three Cuba students, Jerry Bouse, Cecelia Hoener and Mary Rohan entered the seventh class of the Rolla Vocational Technical School's Program of Practical Nursing on July 3. Beth Schafer became the bride of Marvin Jett at Holy Cross Church June 23. A dedication ceremony was held for the lovely fountain donated by Brauer Bros. Shoe Co. on July 11. The fountain is located in the center of the little park on Main Street Frisco Railroad right-of- way. The Ozark Garden Club leased the land, two blocks long and worked for months to beau- tify the spot. A marker by the Cuba Marble and Granite Works, concrete blocks were contributed by Cuba Ready Mix, scalloped border blocks by Fleming Mfg., and the city put them along with electricity, water and the foun- tain base. Explosives were taped to a plate glass window at the City Hall and exploded making two holes in one window. Three boys were arrested. Miss Cherlyne Lafferty was chosen as Leasburg Homecom- ing Queen for 1968. Sam Hicks, a well known busi- nessman and owner of Eagle Hurst Ranch and Cuba Locker and Ice Plant passed away July 16 at the age of 76 years. Berley Thomas Hamilton, age 60, died on July 3 after an illness of five years. Thirty-five Years Ago July 18, 1963 A new village located about one- fifth of a mile east of Bourbon was incorporated in Crawford County July 15. It is about two sections of land along Hwy. 6, now 1-44 and was named St. Cloud. Approximate population is 30 people. The Cuba Free Press printed a special section of pictures and stories of the staff and the progress in the growth of the pa- per in it's first three years. It now has a legal status as required by the state to publish all court and other legals and financial state- ments. Special honor was paid to the rural correspondents who pro- vided a wider news coverage. The City Council ordered four walkie talkie units with the base station and aerial for more mod- em communication services. Haack's Market on Smith Street was burglarized and two more businesses, Honer Drug and K & G Stores doors damaged by attempts to enter July 16. A movie camera, two metal boxes with insurance papers and abut $40 in change were taken. Johnny Blankenship, age 19, of Cuba, was killed in a two car collision on Hwy. 50 near Gerald and a 65 year old woman from Nilges, Michigan. A Sullivan man, William L. Timlin, 23, was critically injured. Dennis Busby was struck by a car as he was riding his bicycle and critically injured June 4. He was released from the hospital July 13 and will be confined to his home for a long period of time. Mrs. Minnie Rezac passed away July 4 at the age of 82. THE CUBA REVIEW July 20, 1905 The Peoples Bank of Cuba had an ad stating "A Steady Growth is a Sign of Prosperity." They gave the following figures, July 10, 1903, total deposits $7948.20, resources $18,904.64. July 10, 1904 total deposits $3217.50, re- sources $45,028.70 and July 10, 1905 deposits $54,122.75 and resources $65,820.86. A group of businessmen met for the purpose of taking steps to perfect an organization, the ob- ject was to advance the town's interest in every way possible. Mayor Jas. Gren was made chair- man. All joined in the belief that the time had arrived when it was absolutely necessary for the people to make a combined effort to place Cuba in a more prosper- ous progressive condition. A com- mittee of A. J. Barnett, J. E. Hollow, Jr., Frank Fishwick, W. H. Johnson, J. L. McCormick, C. G. Slovenksy and T. L. Baxter were appointed to draft and to report at the next ing. Mr. L. Nevins, carrier o mail route number 1, his new mail hack. It is a and affords the protection disagreeable weather. "Prosperity" (Tieman's comes out this week with a new delivery wagon and is ready to deliver a spool or 100 pounds of flour to any of town. of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ellis which only lived a few The Scotia ported school commenced 10th with William teacher for two other teacher will finish five months. LeasburgitemsMr. and] Charles Blair were the ents of a fine baby boy arrived July 23. Leasburg has another store which was opened up T. Williams of Annaconda. Bourbon--The and Loan Co. is the a new business which has organized in our thriving town. George W. manager of the company, Kipleman, chants is treasurer and Wanright is Secretary. THE CUBA REVIEW July 21, 1910 A beautiful home wedding! place at the home of Mr. L. H. Wooten. Mr. were rejoicing over the event a baby boy to t Mrs. Mary A. Ward, Thadeious Ward, passed July 16 at the age of 50 Hillside News---Mr. and Will Homfeldt are the ents of a baby girl born July Riverside--The ri (Meramec) has been for the last few days on such heavy rains. Mrs. Lizzie Braly died at home Saturday night. She 74 years old. Office Hours By Appointment • Phone: 573-865-7775 : 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 matenats & use only noc'ornbustible materials" VICTOR FURNACE COMPANY 400NORT.00RAN00LIN rt AN INDEPENDENT LENNOX DEALER EXPERTS 1N ttEATING AND COOLING PR()FESSIONALS IN INSTALLATION & SERVICE 24 ttOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE 573-885-7743 OR 573-468-77.53 Cuba Veterinary Clinic, Inc. K.C. Swope, D.V.M. Melanie Swope, D.V.M. 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