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Stories from Thursday, December 1, 2005

A new cultural experience: (12/01/05)
Members of the Southwest Missouri Hmong Association participated in a formal celebration and cultural show during the Hmong New Year celebrationat the Monett Park Casino on Nov. 19. Several Hmong and Laos costumes were modeled during the fashion show event. ...
Christmas season arrives in Barry County area (12/01/05)
Now that the Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone, Christmas activities in Barry County begin in full force. On Saturday, the Cassville and Shell Knob chambers of commerce and the City of Exeter host three separate holiday events, which for many mark the beginning of the yuletide season...
Subdivision split on proposed sewer project (12/01/05)
Residents of Southern Hills subdivision gathered to discuss the City of Cassville's sewer system proposal design on Nov. 28. "Everybody is aware where we are at in the process," said Jim Craig, Cassville mayor. "The city wanted to help as much as it could and committed a lion's share of funds to the run of this project."...
R-IV board buys land near campus (12/01/05)
The Cassville R-IV School District has entered into a contract to purchase three lots south of the existing middle school campus from Jerry and Louise Nickle for the cost of $135,000. The land purchase decision was made by the Cassville School Board at its regular meeting on Nov. 17. John Sullivan, Mike Carr, Greg Allen, Lonnie McCullough, Danny Buchanan and David Haddock all voted in favor of the measure...
Independent medical clinic opens in Cassville (12/01/05)
Urgent care in a general family practice setting will be the primary focus of a new medical clinic opening in Cassville on Monday, Dec. 5. The Heritage Medical Clinic, located at 101-1 Main Street in Cassville, is independently owned by Dr. Mark Matthews, D.O., and his wife, Angela. The clinic, which features six large patient rooms and a full lab and X-ray, welcomes walk-in patients while also accepting appointments...
Wildcats win season opener (12/01/05)
The Cassville Wildcats opened the 2005-06 basketball season last Tuesday with a convincing 59-43 win over the visiting Southwest Trojans. Junior Brian Elkins had a big night, scoring 22 points and pulling down nine rebounds to lead his team in both categories. Kelby Haynes, a sophomore, also scored in double digits with 13 points...
Jamieson named State Coach of the Year (12/01/05)
Cassville Wildcat Soccer Coach Terry Jamieson has been named the Class 2 Missouri High School Soccer Coach of the Year for 2005. The award was announced Monday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The Wildcats finished the 2005 season by advancing to the state tournament in St. Louis and tying for third place. The team's final record was 23-5-1...
CHS Ladycats place second in Blue Eye tournament (12/01/05)
This past week, the Cassville Ladycats participated in the Blue Eye Tournament and finished second. Cassville won their first two games but fell in the finals by three points to Pierce City. "Our kids played really hard, and I am proud of their efforts," said Coach Chris Shore. "We have a young team and this tournament gave us some good experiences that will allow us to grow and get better."...
ARTHUR LLOYD REED (12/01/05)
Arthur Lloyd Reed, 69, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, in Exeter. He was born Jan. 31, 1936, in Cassville, the son of Earl and Ruby (Starnes) Reed. On May 14, 1954, he was united in marriage to Joe Ailene Davis, who survives. Additional survivors include: by five children, Dean Reed and his wife, Anita, of Cassville, Mickle Reed and his wife, Kelly, of Cassville, Fern Perkins and her husband, Dennis, of Exeter, Teresia Mattingly and her husband, Ronnie, of Exeter, and Elaine Heston and her husband, Lanny, of Boynton, Okla.; one brother, Jesse Reed, of Athens, Ga.; two sisters, Earlene Cragg, of Stillwell, Okla., and Rose Ingle, of Monett; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.. ...
GARY LEWIS BALL (12/01/05)
Gary Lewis Ball, 59, of Golden, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 10, 1946, in Joplin, the son of Lewis Edward and Harriett Helen (Dickinson) Ball. He was united in marriage to Sherry Plaster and to this union two children were born. On Aug. 31, 1991, in Rogersville, he was united to Suzanne Woodard, who survives...
JUANITO CRUZ RAYMUNDO-AGUSTIN (12/01/05)
Juanito Cruz Raymundo-Agustin, 3, of Monett, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was born on June 5, 2002, in Springfield, to Florencio and Donna Gass Raymundo-Agustin. Survivors include: his parents; one sister, Selibia, of Monett; his maternal grandparents, Bobby Lee and Debra Jo Gass, of Monett; and his paternal grandparents, Juan Raymundo and Juana Agustin-Mendoza, of Guatemala...
JUDY MAY PATRICK (12/01/05)
Judy May Patrick, 65, of Golden, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born May 9, 1940, in Jacksonville, Fla., the daughter of George H. and Virginia R. (Thomas) Mayo. On Nov. 9, 1957, she was united in marriage to Ronald Patrick, Sr. who survives...
JOE F. MILLER (12/01/05)
Joe F. Miller, 71, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. He was born Jan. 13, 1934, in Cassville, the son of Frank and Lois (Arnold) Miller, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, C.S. and Gene...
JERRY LEON MILLER (12/01/05)
Jerry Leon Miller, 49, of Cassville, passed away at his home Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005. He was born Dec. 15, 1955, in Bartlesville, Okla., the son of Kenneth Leon and Peggy Ann (White) Miller. On May 5, 2003, in Eureka Springs, Ark., he was united in marriage to Teresa Walker, who survives...
SUE ELIZABETH McCASKILL (12/01/05)
Sue Elizabeth McCaskill, 68, of Golden, formerly of Pittsburg, Kan., died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at the St. John's Hospital at Berryville, Ark. She was born Aug. 7, 1937, at Golden, the daughter of Charles and Helen Sackett Prutsman. On Feb. 8, 1958, she was united in marriage to Ronald J. McCaskill at Joplin. He survives...
WILMA JEAN GREENE (12/01/05)
Wilma Jean Greene, 82, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was born Feb. 21, 1923, in Sapulpa, Okla., to John and Leta (Medlin) Greene. She lived in Aurora for the past 50 plus years. She was a court reporter, a member of the First Baptist Church of Aurora and was also in the Ladies Auxiliary at church...
RENA MAE BRITTENHAM (12/01/05)
Rena Mae Brittenham, 88, of Monett, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, She was born on Sept. 12, 1917, in Monett, to the late Sanford and Alma Lee Davis. She married Philip Brittenham on Aug. 21, 1937, in Springdale, Ark., and he preceded her in death in 1998...
RUTH ETTA REAMS (12/01/05)
Ruth Etta Reams, 86, of Nampa, Idaho, formerly of Exeter, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, in Nampa Care Center. She was born Dec. 18, 1918, at Exeter, the daughter of James Elmer and Lena Eliza (Davidson) Tucker. On July 26, 1935, in Exeter, she was united in marriage to Orme Reams, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, two sisters and one grandchild...
ANGELA LUANN ROSE (12/01/05)
Angela Luann Rose, 24, of Exeter, died in an automobile accident, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, near Butterfield. She was born Sept. 24, 1981, in Joliet, Ill., the daughter of Louis and Tifini (Serrano) Rose, who survives. Additional survivors include: two brothers, Adam Rose, of Exeter, and Shawn Rose, of Ware Shoals, S. C.; two sisters, Shennen Rose, of Ware Shoals, S. C., and Cheri Boble, of Chico, Calif.; her fiancÚ, Jeff Myers, of Exeter;...
ELVERA LUCILLE BLAKE (12/01/05)
Mrs. Elvera Lucille Blake, 80, of Anderson, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin. She was born in Slater, Iowa, on Jan. 20, 1925, one of four children born to the late George and Edna (Simons) Laycock. She was united in marriage to John Henry Blake on July 12, 1942, in South Lineville and to this union one son was born. She moved to McDonald County a year ago to be closer to her family coming from Golden...
A milestone we and others will never forget (12/01/05)
Dear Editor: It's quite rare and totally awesome when you realize that you just witnessed a milestone. The milestone began 17 1/2 years ago when our first grandchild was born - a boy. The 18 1/2 months later a second grandchild was born - a brother or "bubba" as he is affectionately called. Watching these two grow, watching them play, and watching them make it all the way together to the state final four soccer championship has been a treat...