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Stories from Thursday, November 10, 2005

Roaring River to reopen to fishermen on Friday (11/10/05)
Beginning Friday, Nov. 11, anglers may fish for trout at Roaring River State Park during the annual catch and release season. Fishing will be allowed along the "tag area" of the stream from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The no-creel season will end Feb. 12, 2006. Jerry Dean, the park's hatchery manager, defines the tag area as upstream from the old dam...
District champions X 2, Cassville football and soccer teams claim district crowns (11/10/05)
Unforgettable moment: Senior Mitch Alcala, #58, lifts his hands in triumph and senior Scott Fitzpatrick, #24, can't stop smiling following Cassville's win over Seneca, which gave the Wildcats the district and Big 8 Conference championships. Democrat Photo...
Newspaper donates bound books (11/10/05)
The Cassville Democrat recently donated all existing bound volumes of the Wheaton Journal to the Cassville Branch Library. The local newspaper, with permission from its parent company Rust Communications, also donated issues of the Wheaton Journal that were placed on microfilm...
Area schools set to honor local veterans (11/10/05)
Students across Barry County will celebrate Veterans Day with patriotic assemblies on Friday, Nov. 11. Veterans Day, which is held each year on Nov. 11, was originally known as National Armistice Day. Even though the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, World War I fighting stopped when an armistice between the Allied Nations and Germany went into effect on the 11 hour of the 11 day of the 11 month of 1918...
Goodman wins race for Senate (11/10/05)
With 66 percent of the total vote, Jack Goodman, Republican, of Mt. Vernon, won yesterday's special election to fill the unexpired state senate term of Larry Gene Taylor, who died July 6. Nolan McNeill, of Cassville, was a candidate for the senate seat on the Democratic ticket, and Robert E. Hempker, of Hollister, was a candidate on the Libertarian ticket...
Soccer Wildcats are district champs (11/10/05)
In only six seasons, Cassville High School has undergone an amazing progression in soccer, and it has culminated with a district title and a place among the top eight Class 2 schools in Missouri. Head Coach Terry Jamieson and the Wildcats traveled to Carthage for the 2005 district tournament, which will be recalled as the matches that put Cassville in with the big dogs...
Cats FINISH as district, Big 8 champs (11/10/05)
Cassville defeats Seneca Indians 49-7 in lopsided contest By Joey Nosler Last Thursday, the Cassville Wildcats traveled to Seneca (9-1/6-1) and demonstrated they had the ability to FINISH, the team's mantra since the start of the 2005 season. In a battle of the undefeateds, Cassville was the victor, overpowering Seneca 49-7 on their turf. By winning, the Wildcats captured the district and Big 8 Conference championship titles...
Wildcat football players claim their fair share of Big 8 honors (11/10/05)
Today, the Big 8 Conference post-season honors were announced. Cassville has seven players voted onto the All-Big 8 first team, five of them being a unanimous vote. Second team honors were awarded to six Wildcat players. In addition, junior Brian Elkins was named Big 8 Offensive Player of the Year and senior Clay Craig was Big 8 Defensive Player of the Year. The Cassville coaching staff was named as Big 8 Coaches of the Year...
SW boys battle to sixth at state (11/10/05)
Glen Buttrum made some history on Saturday, leading Southwest to a sixth place finish in the Class 1 division of the state cross country champion-ships. The Trojan senior became the first Southwest boy runner to record three top 10 finishes at the state meet during his high school career. On Saturday, he finished in seventh place and ran the second fastest time in school history at the championships, logging 17:42 for the hilly 5K course...
Ladycat runners compete at state (11/10/05)
Cassville's Ron'L Hoff was the Ladycats top finisher at the Class 2 cross country championships on Saturday in Jefferson City. The sophomore finished in 76th with a time of 22:52. Freshmen Courtney Beagle and Tia Baker also finished the difficult course in strong fashion. Beagle finished 84th (23:01) and Baker was 96th (23:16). The girls competed against 153 other runners...
MARIE BOWMAN (11/10/05)
Marie Bowman, 75, of Monett, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005 at her home, following a long illness. She was born Oct. 7, 1930, in Perryton, Texas, to the late A.B. and Clara Reeser Pease. She married Billy Bowman on April 19, 1947, in Columbus, Kan...
CLETA MARIE STOCKTON (11/10/05)
Cleta Marie Stockton, 93, of Raytown, formerly of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, in Park Place Care Center, Raytown. She had been a resident there for the past 17 months. She was born July 25, 1912, in Locust Grove, Okla., the daughter of John Henry and Parolee (Cooper) Matthews. ...
EDWIN WALTER SCHAD (11/10/05)
Edwin Walter Schad, 88, of Purdy, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 5, 1917, in Purdy, to the late George and Mathilda Patlitzer Schad. He was a farmer. He was a member of St. John's Stone Prairie Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Meta Saloga; and one brother, Martin Schad...
HAZEL G. REID (11/10/05)
Hazel Reid, 85, of Purdy, passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at Cox-Monett Hospital, following a long illness. She was born Nov. 11, 1919, in Linn Creek, to the late J.S. and Laura Garrison Hutton. She married Lewis Reid on July 3, 1940, in Harrisonville and he preceded her in death in 1989...
LEOTA MAE OSBORNE (11/10/05)
Leota Mae Osborne, 69, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born on Dec. 25, 1935, in Billings, the daughter of the late Willie and Della Rodgers Wittenborn. She was a secretary for an insurance company. She was a Baptist...
ARNOLD GLENN MOORE (11/10/05)
Arnold Glenn Moore, 88, of Aurora died at St. John's Hospital-Aurora Monday Nov. 7, 2005, at 10:30 p. m. He was born Oct. 5, 1917, in Kansas City, Kan., to Harry and Opal (Tawney) Moore. He has lived in the Aurora community since 1960. He was a cattle and hog rancher and of the Protestant faith...
JACK EDWIN LOWE (11/10/05)
Jack Edwin Lowe, 75, of Kearney, passed away on Nov. 5, 2005, at Liberty Hospital. He was born Oct. 6, 1930, in Butterfield. Jack and wife Ella Mae were going to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 26, 2005. He retired from TWA as an airline mechanic in Nov. 1989, after 30 years, and has kept close ties with his co-workers. He served in the Air Force from December 1950 to February 1954. he was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska and Denver, Colo...
BERDINE G. BERG (11/10/05)
Berdine G. Berg, 77, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers, Ark. She was born Oct. 21, 1928, in ElDorado, Kan., to Jerry and Edith (Evert) Kimberlin. She married Louis Berg in Visalia, Calif., on June 10, 1947. In 1991, he preceded her in death...
ANTHONY GERALD DOLLAR (11/10/05)
Anthony Gerald Dollar, 45, of Monett, passed away Thrusday, Nov. 3, 2005, at this home. He was born Feb. 14, 1960, in Fresno, Calif., to the late Allen and Kathleen Conner Dollar. He had lived in Monett for the last 10 years. He was preceded in death by his parents...
All parents of young children should join PAT (11/10/05)
Dear Editor: I would like to sing the praises of a free program available to families with young children in Missouri that many people still don't know about or aren't taking advantage of. Parents as Teachers has been successfully supporting and providing valuable educational opportunities to families in our Cassville School District for 20 years...
Some veterans have "scars on their souls" (11/10/05)
Dear Editor: Like many veterans, I belong to the American Legion post in my hometown. Most American Legion posts are similar. We have fish fries on Friday nights, Bingo on Wednesdays, barbecues in the summer, country music on the jukebox, and there's a faint odor of stale beer, cigarettes and popcorn in the hospitality room...
Support of Miles for Meals appreciated (11/10/05)
To the community: A hearty thanks to the community, businesses and individuals for our recent Miles for Meals walkathon. There were 81 walkers who walked a total of 364 miles. We fell $80 short of our $10,000 goal, but we will make that up. Thanks so much for everyone who participated in any way...
Medicaid cuts are prescription for disaster (11/10/05)
Dear Editor: The recent tragic events brought on by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have dramatically underscored what can happen to our nation's poor and disabled - the most vulnerable among us - when government protections and healthcare services disappear. The vivid images of the most helpless people, fending for themselves, are not ones that I, or any other American will soon forget...