Richard Harris, former resident of Waverly and Platte City, has been appointed assistant vice president of revenue requirements for Southwestern Bell in St. Louis, as stated in a recent press release. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Grey L. Harris of Waverly. Grey Harris was superintendent of the Waverly School for several years and Mrs. Harris was a grade school teacher. Richard Harris joined the telephone company 16 years ago in St. Louis as manager in the business office at Flat River, Overland and St. Ann before returning to St. Louis as exchange rate engineer in 1967. In 1974, he joined the public affairs department as rate administration director and has been division staff manager-rate administrator since May of 1978. Harris, who attended elementary schools at Platte City, Houstonia and Waverly, is a 1958 graduate of Santa Fe High School at Grand Pass. In 1962, he was graduated from William Jewell College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics. He and his wife, the former Joan Van Hee of St. Louis, have a daughter and a son.
Staff Sergeant John D. Cowan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent L. Cowan, Kansas City, has graduated from the 17th Air Force Non-Commisisoned Officer Leadership School at Kapaun Air Station, Germany. The sergeant, who was trained in military management and supervision, is a programming technician at Boerfink, Germany. Sgt. Cowan, a 1963 graduate of Bishop Hogan High School, attended Rockhurst College.