by Carol Harris, Branson area, and Mary Engler-Guccione, Joplin area
A local beer distributor is celebrating 65 years of service to the area.
Bart Ramsour and Son got its start in 1933. In 1946, founder Bart Ramsour's son, Bart J. Ramsour, joined the company. Grandsons Mark and Pete joined the firm in 1971 and 1976, respectively.
The company sells products from the Stroh and Pabst Breweries and handles Heineken and Beck's imports.
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