Ozarks Older Iron Club Branch 28 - Cabool, MO

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In early 1998 there were three men, Robert Moore, Joe Hardin, and Bruce Dawson, who got together to discuss the formation of an Antique Engine and Tractor Club.  A meeting date of March 7th, 1988 at 7PM was decided upon and was held at the Ramada Inn in West Plains and the ads were ran in the local papers.  There were twenty-nine people that attended that 1st meeting.

           The first officers were selected and they were Ed Roinenen (President), Bruce Dawson (Vice-President), Gary Underwood (Secretary-Treasurer), and Joe Hardin (Safety Officer).  It was decided to try and affiliate the club with the National Organization of Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Organization “EDGE & TA”.   As a result Branch 28 became a reality and was named “Ozarks Older Iron Club”.

           The first shows were held at the Heart of the Ozarks Fairgrounds in West Plains, MO.  Later the shows were moved to Cabool, MO.  At the Chamber of Commerce grounds.  In 2001 the Ozarks Older Iron Club purchased 38 acres adjacent to the Chamber of Commerce grounds in Cabool and began construction of permanent buildings and facilities.  Our current membership stands at approximately 100 dues paying members. 

           We currently have on grounds our clubhouse, a sawmill shed, a blacksmith and wheelwright area, 2 large storage and display areas, a lighted pulling track, and we have plans for more additions in the near future.

Branch Officers for 2017

President:
David Melton
Rt 1, Box 87G, Mountain Grove, MO 65711 (417) 948-2631, becky.melton99@yahoo.com

Vice President:
Josh Friend
5615 Hardrock Dr., Hartville, MO 65667 (417) 259-2520

Secretary:
Rebekah Wolthuis
12068 Highway 38, Cabool, MO 65689 (417) 259-0248 rdeere81@gmail.com

Treasurer:
Brenda S. Bartleson
16049 Highway N, Licking, MO 65542 (573) 201-1315 thebartlesons@yahoo.com

Safety Director:
John Locke
6166 Locke Rd., Norwood, MO 65717 (417) 746-4632 bluegrasser@outlook.com

Editor:
Vacant

Membership Director:
Brenda S. Bartleson
16049 Highway N, Licking, MO 65542 (573) 201-1315 thebartlesons@yahoo.com

Oct
13
Fri
Branch 28 – Ozarks Older Iron Club 30th Annual Fall Show & Tractor Pulls @ Ozarks Older Iron Club
Oct 13 @ 9:00 AM – Oct 14 @ 11:00 PM

Ozarks Older Iron Club’s 30th annual fall show and tractor pulls featuring Farmall tractors and Maytag gas engines. Gates open 9:00 am with tractor parade at 11:00 am each day. Tractor pulls Friday at 5:00 pm and Saturday at 3:00 pm with multiple exhibits and demonstrations throughout the day. Facilities are handicap accessible with chauffeured golf carts available. Limited primitive camping and RV parking available and great food at the cook shack. Call 417-948-2631 for more information.

Contact Branch officers listed above, or go to our Branch Website for more information on Branch 28 or attending or participating in branch events.