1969: A Dream Near Reality
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Anderson of near Stewartsville, Missouri are about to realize their long-sought dream, the completion of their dairy parlor.
It has been a good many years in the making and was stimulated by Lee’s father, Sam Anderson. He gave Lee a Holstein cow when he was eight years old; also the calves she had, providing he did his share of the farm work.
In Lee’s junior year of high school he decided he wanted to be a dairy farmer. The cow his father gave him had produced many fine calves which he kept and he had a nice herd.
He rented a 120 acre farm from Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Binstead, who were like second parents to him, purchased a tractor and began work.
In his senior year Lee and his girl friend Jeannie Hamann, whom he had been dating since he was a sophomore, decided to make plans for their marriage. Both wanted to be in the dairy business and build a dairy parlor.
Lee’s father purchased a 160 acre farm from Jeannie’s parents with the agreement Lee would buy the farm when he reached 21. When Lee and Jeannie were married in June of 1687 they started housekeeping in the home where she had been raised.
They had half of a 40 cow dairy herd and Lee was farming 500 acres with his father. They bred some of the bows to an ABS bull. And when they calved, nine out of ten calves were Holstein heifers. They traded their half of some of the bull calves to his father for his half of the heifers. Each time they sold a cow they would buy a heifer ready to calve. In three years they have purchased 36 heifers.
In February, 1969 they applied for a loan with FHA to buy the 160 acres, build a dairy parlor, and an open front hay shed and shelter for the cows. Also to buy his father’s half of the dairy herd. Which had built up to 50 young cows. A few months ago they put in 5000 feet of terraces and sowed 20 acres in improved pasture.
On October 1, 1969 they started selling grade A milk and are looking forward to milking in the new dairy parlor. The day starts at 4:15 a.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m. or later.
A lot of hard work has been involved in their success story, as well as good guidance from their parents and their good neighbors. The couple knew dairy life would be hard, but they have enjoyed it even more than they anticipated. They say, “Life has been good to us and we have had lots of luck. The Lord has been with us or our dream would not have come true,”
1989: EB To Present “The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis”
Pictured above from left to right are front row: Todd Hessel, Eric Castor, Shawn Spaeth, Jeff Austin, Danny Carpenter, Guilio Genaro, Corey Snyder, Tom Rhoad, Brian Ingle.
Middle Row: Andrea Heath, Susan Giddens, Kerri Jo Burns, Krista Klein, Jamie Jo Parker, Zach Taylor, Tom Whorton, Brent Bodenhausen, Matt Murawski, Chad Brinton, Chris Sherwood, Michelle Yellin, Elisa Sherwood, Sarah Jones.
Top Row: Shirley Hedgecock, Kani Boswell, Kristy Ford, Lyndsey Thomas, Amy Barton, Amy Corum, Laura Cott, Melissa Wiedmaier, Lisa Bruner, Jamee Bayless, Michelle Kenyon, Belinda Spaeth, Jenny Hodges. Not pictured: Joyce Pike.
The “Many Loves of Dobie Gillis” will be presented by the E.B. drama students on Friday evening, Nov. 17 at 2:30 in the high school gym. Tickets are $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for students. They may be purchased at the door.
1909: PHS prepares for “Buckshots and Blossoms”
Meet the 2009 Plattsburg High School cast of “Buckshots and Blossoms” which will be hitting the stage on Friday, November 13. Front row – Riley Parris, Ann Wade, Abbey Parrish, Tierra Stone, Rinnie Treese, Brittany Arndt, Britney Adam, Second row – Kaylin Cooper, Kenzi Hoyle, Tyler Hogle, Taylor Garton, Kelly Heinz, Cameron Ward, Reggie Felts Third row – Kaiti Marshall, Kelsey Tesch, Shelby Morse, Alex Becker, Rachel Vanderheiden, Brandon Felts, Jordan Zeller, Layne Hammond. Fourth row – Ian Jessee, Blake Stephens, Alex McDowell, Ben Grooms.