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Stories from Thursday, November 3, 2005

Over 350 pot plants seized (11/03/05)
The Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force found a large indoor hydroponic marijuana growing operation at a trailer in Ridgley on Nov. 1. "From the outside it looks like a regular trailer," said Mick Epperly, Barry County sheriff. "This operation is capable of producing several pounds of marijuana."...
Special election to be held this Tuesday (11/03/05)
The special 29th Senatorial Election to fill the vacancy left by the death of Senator Larry Gene Taylor will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8. The 29th Senatorial Election candidates are Nolan McNeill, of Cassville, Jack Goodman, of Mt. Vernon, and Robert E. Hempker, of Hollister...
YMCA takes over city rec programs (11/03/05)
On Nov. 1, the Cassville City Council voted to enter into an agreement with the Springfield Family YMCA to administer all city recreation programs. Although the agreement will be on a three-year term, either party can opt out with a 30-day notice after Jan. 1, 2006, said Kati Rose, city administrator...
Trojans are district champs, again (11/03/05)
While 11 teams participated in the Class 1 District 6 Cross Country Championships at Washburn on Saturday, it looked more like a dual meet in the fine print, box score description. The Southwest Trojans and College Heights Cougars both claimed two team awards and between them locked up all the automatic team bids for the MSHSAA state cross country meet in Jefferson City next weekend...
Wildcat strikers head to district semi-finals at 20-4 (11/03/05)
Cassville stands at 20-4 after a pair of wins this past week including an opening round victory over Monett in the first match of district tournament play at Carthage. Last Tuesday, Cassville took a hard fought win from Webb City in a road match by a final tally of 1-0...
Ladycat runners qualify for state meet (11/03/05)
A trio of Ladycat runners will compete Saturday at the Class 2 state cross country meet in Jefferson City after top 15 performances at the district meet at Monett. Sophomore Ron'L Hoff was Cassville's top qualifier, finishing 11th with a time of 21:59. Last year, Hoff barely missed qualifying for state, placing 16th at districts...
Football Wildcats continue to dominate (11/03/05)
Cassville heads to Seneca with 9-0 record; the Indians are also undefeated By Joey Nosler This past Friday was pure domination by the Cassville Wildcats (9-0/6-0). They controlled the field from opening kickoff to the end of the game, in their 38-0 victory over conference foe, Aurora (4-5/3-3)...
JACK R. SMITH (11/03/05)
Jack R. Smith, 83, of Eagle Rock, died Oct. 27, 2005, at Skaggs Community Hospital, Branson. He was born March 22, 1922, in Monett to William Harrison and Serina Elizabeth Hicks Smith. He was an aviation electronic technician. There are no immediate survivors...
JOHN DAVID SINCLAIR (11/03/05)
John David Sinclair, 67, of Purdy, passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born July 24, 1938, in Sugar Creek Township, Barry County, the son of William R. and Mattie L. (Butcher) Sinclair, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by six brothers, William, Raymond, Harold, Bobby, Franklin and Richard...
RICHARD GORDON ROBINSON (11/03/05)
Richard Gordon Robinson, 79, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, in his home. He was preceded in death by his parents. He received his education in Minnesota. During World War II he served his country as an Army paratrooper. He worked as a cable acceptance technician for Quest Communications until his retirement. In 1984 he and Patricia moved from Denver, Colo., to Shell Knob to make their home...
BETTY MARIE NORMAN (11/03/05)
Betty Marie Norman, 65, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at her home. She was born Jan. 8, 1940, in Wheaton, the daughter of Albert Wendell and Ruby Irene (Henderson) Norman, who preceded her in death. Survivors include: one special granddaughter, Tacha Marie Palmgran, whom she raised from birth; two sisters, Carolyn Norman, of Stella, and Nancy Rosentreter and her husband, Patrick, of Wheaton; one brother, Jerry D. ...
ORBIN EUGENE MAY (11/03/05)
Orbin Eugene May, 71, of Verona, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at his home. Orbin was born July 23, 1934, in Exeter, to the late Orbin and Lucy Tucker May. He married Freida Pauline Snider in 1954 in Monett. He was retired from the Air Force. He was a deacon of the Verona Baptist Church. He was also a lifetime member of the Tom Wolfe Post 4207 VFW in Monett...
CONVILLE "CONNIE" O. KEYS (11/03/05)
Conville "Connie" O. Keys, 80, passed away Oct. 29, 2005, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon. He was born Dec. 31, 1924, in Neosho to Wilson and Olive (Renner) Keys. He was a machinist for Vickers in Joplin for about 27 years and also a cattle/poultry farmer on his own farm. He married Eunice N. Woods in Bentonville, Ark., on May 14, 1949. He was a lifelong resident in the area of Rocky Comfort and a member of the Rocky Comfort Church of Christ...
REX HORNER (11/03/05)
Rex Wayne Horner, 49, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County, in Bentonville, Ark. He was born Oct. 27, 1955, in Cassville, the son of Fredalene Cooper Horner and Wayne R. Horner. He was a graduate of Cassville High School. He also was a graduate of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, obtaining a bachelor's degree in fine arts...
MYRON HALVORSEN (11/03/05)
Myron Halvorsen, 88, of Marionville (formerly of Purdy), passed away Oct. 26, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 17, 1916, in Storm Lake, Iowa, to William and Carrie Johnson Halvorsen. He married Dorothy Redshaw on Feb. 4, 1945 in Fonda, Iowa, and she preceded him in death...
MARIE STOCKTON (11/03/05)
Marie Stockton, 93, of Raytown, formerly Shell Knob, passed away, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, in Park Place Care Center, Raytown. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob...
JAMES E. ANDREWS (11/03/05)
James E. Andrews, 85, of Cassville, formerly Webster County, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, in his daughter's home in Cassville. He was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Homer, Iowa, the son of James B. and Bridget (West) Andrews. On March 7, 1944, he was united in marriage to Annie E. May who preceded him in death. He later married Darlene Simpson, who also preceded him in death along with his parents and a daughter, Caren...
Gay Taylor sets the record straight (11/03/05)
To the people of the 29th Senatorial District: Before the upcoming election, there is an issue I feel I must address. When my husband, Larry Gene Taylor, ran for State Representative and the Senate, Nolan McNeill worked against Larry and even stooped to dirty politics. Now he wants people to believe that he was good friends with Larry and even stating that I endorse him. Neither is true...
Support for Camp Barnabas is ongoing (11/03/05)
Dear Editor: We are writing to express our heartfelt thanks to you and your readers for the unsurpassed outpouring of love and support for our beloved Camp Barnabas. Sunday evening's broadcast of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" on ABC-TV was yet another reminder of how very special our campers and volunteers are. We have received inquiries, donations and messages of support from as far away as Australia...
R-IV District wants no parent left behind (11/03/05)
Dear Editor: It is no secret that children learn at a very quick pace during the first few years of life. Who do they rely on? Who has the most influence on their development? Their parents, of course. Our school district wants to equip all parents with the knowledge and support they need. They want no parent left behind...
Wildcat squad and crowd were impressive (11/03/05)
Dear Editor: As an outsider, I'd just like to comment on the attitude and atmosphere of the recent Cassville-Aurora game. I drove my father, Dr. Ben O. Hutton, up to see the game. Dad was a former Wildcat standout back in the late 40s and still follows his Wildcats...
A hidden treasure right here in Cassville (11/03/05)
Dear Editor: It was not quite daylight. Early morning spring had just begun showing its beginnings when I heard it, a rustle in the underbrush, a flash of movement to my right. I looked and watched as a mother Fox and her kits scurried to their den in the rock bluff...
On-line subscribing is a welcome option (11/03/05)
Dear Editor: Thanks for making it SO easy to renew my subscription. I do everything on-line now, and this certainly helps streamline my bill paying. Sincerely, Donna Gracy Cassville, Missouri