1969: Tri-County All-Stars
These boys were chosen to represent their league at the Concordia District Tournament starting Wednesday, July 23. Three boys were chosen from each team making up the tri-county league. The boys play their first game at Concordia on Wednesday, July 23 at 5:30, againt the Sedalia National team. Left to right: Calvin Petticord, Lawson; Scott Krieger, Plattsburg; Monty McElhinney, Lathrop; Tracy Moore, Plattsburg; Darrel Hall, Lathrop. Standing: Don Hisel, Lathrop; Mark Bailey, Lathrop; Raymond Farwell, Plattsburg; Kevin Braden, Lathrop; Bill Grey, Lawson; Joel White, Plattsburg; Gene Hay, Lathrop; Joe Ditto, Plattsburg. Manager: O.W. Farwell. Coach: Harold McElhinney, Lathrop.
1989: Clubine Sentenced to Four Years
On September 21, 1988, a felony stealing charge was issued against Ruby Clubine, 44, of Turney. She was employed by the Lathrop school district as secretary to the superintendent and the Board of Education. State action was handled by Mitchell Elliot. Cubine acquired the services of Larry Fisher, attorney at Plattsburg. In November, Cubine pled not guilty. However on April 19, 1989, she appeared before the court and plead guilty and entered a plea bargain. She was charged with taking funds from the school and was free on a $25,000 bond ... Her plea bargain included $23,000 payments in advance and $400 a month until a total of $50,000 was paid back. Circuit Judge Griffin rejected her plea-bargain. Clubine then refused a trial by jury which allowed Judge Griffin to set the sentence which could range from 1 to 7 years in prison. Prisons investigation to be conducted. On Wednesday, July 1989, Clubine was sentenced to four years in the Missouri Department of corrections. She then was advised to report to the Clinton County Sheriff at 8 AM on Monday, July 24, 1989 for transportation to the state facilities at Tipton.
2009: Doug's Barbershop, still clipping along after 30 years
Doug Wilson, owner of Doug's Barbershop in Gower, celebrated 30 years in business with a rec eption last Saturday in Gower. Doug began his barber career in August of 1977 in Kansas City when he attended barder schol. After school, he cut hair in St. Joseph at 8th and Francis beginning on March 15, 1978. On Nov. 5th 1979, he rented the space from "Buck" Smith at 320 Railroad in downtown Gower. Five years later he purchased the building where he is located today.
"I was pleased with the wonderful turnout on Saturday and couldn't have done it without the help of my wife, Jeff Gray and his crew, along with Warren Karrasch," said Doug. "After 30 years, I'm finally getting some of the haircuts right."
Doug, left, and Bill Carr of Gower. Bill has been getting his hair cute by doug for 32 years, since he was in St. Joseph.