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Stories from Thursday, September 15, 2005

Gulf Coast survivors find refuge locally (09/15/05)
Two weeks ago, Rudy and Louise Davis journeyed over 700 miles to escape the storm and resulting disaster in the Gulf Coast area. The Davis family home is in hard-hit Slidell, La., around 25 miles outside New Orleans. "We lost electricity at 2:30 a.m. on Monday (Aug. 29). We pulled out the radio and listened to the news," said Louise. "Then at 7:25 a.m. gusts of wind took a huge oak tree and two feet of dirt out of the ground and ripped a corner of the house and siding off."...
Cassville becomes country music venue (09/15/05)
A rising star on the country music charts will be performing in Cassville this Saturday, Sept. 17. John Cody Carter and the Double Down Ranch Band will put on a benefit concert at the Bill Hailey Arena. The K-Mac Ranch Benefit Concert and Rodeo has been planned as a celebration of the lives of the late Ken McGruder, Dennis Caudle, Tyrell Sturgell and Dusty Hodge...
Firefighters deployed to hurricane-stricken areas (09/15/05)
After several flight delays, changes, cancellations and reschedulings, 20 firefighters from Barry and Lawrence counties were deployed to the Gulf Coast area on Sept. 7. The volunteer firefighters, who were paired in two-person teams, flew from the Springfield-Branson Regional Airport to Atlanta, Ga., last Wednesday...
Soccer 'Cats win soccer tournament in Joplin (09/15/05)
Nick Schlichtman sets new school career scoring record For the second year in a row, the Cassville Wildcats claimed the Thomas Jefferson Cavalier Classic soccer tournament championship. On Friday and Saturday, the Wildcats dispatched their opponents in commanding fashion to bring home another first place trophy...
Wildcats roll over Springfield-Catholic 41-7 (09/15/05)
"We came out and played pretty hard, early." Those were the words spoken by Cassville Head Coach David Large about last Friday's game against Springfield-Catholic. "In the first half, we had a few chances to put the game away but couldn't capitalize," Large said. "Then in the second half, we came out and put the game away."...
George W. Turpin (09/15/05)
George W. Turpin, 76, of Nixa, passed Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005. He was born Feb. 22, 1929 in Republic, the son of Otto and Myrtle (Holiway) Turpin. He attended Linzie and Republic schools before moving to Seligman and then to Washburn where he completed his education. ...
SYLVIA MAY PLUMMER (09/15/05)
Sylvia May Plummer, 70, passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at her home in Wheaton. She was born Aug. 28, 1935, Deadwood, Alberta, Canada, to Lee and Grace (Guttau) Lay. She married Henry A. Plummer, Jr. in Anderson, on Dec. 18, 1953. He survives...
NOLAN GAIL HAY (09/15/05)
Nolan Gail Hay, 75, of Tulsa, Okla., passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, in Tulsa, Okla. He was employed with Stevens Gasket Company. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Moore's Memory Chapel with interment at Floral Haven Cemtery...
AVIS DONNA BARBRE (09/15/05)
Avis Donna Barbre, 84, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville. She was born Dec. 6, 1920, in Clark County, Kan., the daughter of Edgar and Nina (Heyes) Cavner. On Nov. 2, 1946, in Tucson, Ariz., she was united in marriage to Harold Monroe "Doc" Barbre, who preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 2000...
Americans chose hypocrites to lead (09/15/05)
Dear Editor: Why do so many people hate the United States? They see us for what we have become, a nation of hypocrites who chose the greatest hypocrites among us to lead. Every president since I was born in 1932 has stated to the world that "we are a nation governed by the rule of law." Bull Feathers! If that were true, the law would apply equally to all. It does not...
New evening service is an inspiration (09/15/05)
Dear Editor: Well, they say there's a first time for everything. On Sept. 11, Cassville United Methodist held its first Sunday evening service. It was the first time I've ever been welcomed to a worship service by people handing out candy and bottled water. (I was warned we'd be doing a lot of singing, and we did.) And it was the first time I've ever said a prayer in a worship service with a piece of candy in my mouth...