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Stories from Thursday, December 8, 2005

Most unusual Christmas sleigh: (12/08/05)
Kaitlin England, pictured above left, won first place in the most unusual vehicle division of the Exeter Christmas parade on Dec. 3. England's go-cart was decorated with holiday tinsel, ribbons and candy canes. Comfort Lodge #533, of Wheaton, took first place in the non-religious float division at the Exeter Christmas parade on Dec. 3. Their float is pictured above right. Democrat Photo...
Seniors compete in BMOC pageant (12/08/05)
A bevy of "beautiful" and brave senior boys at Cassville High School will take to the stage on Saturday, Dec. 17 for the first-ever Big Man On Campus male beauty pageant. The event, which will benefit Cassville Project Graduation, has attracted a field of 16 contestants who will be vying for the BMOC title...
Hearing held in local murder case (12/08/05)
The preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing a Shell Knob resident began this morning in Barry County Associate Circuit Court. Dennis Ray Bisher, 37, has been incarcerated in the Barry County Jail since his arrest on July 6. He is being held in lieu of a $500,000 bond...
Supercenter opening set for March 22 (12/08/05)
On Dec. 6, Susan Lynxwiler, Cassville Wal-Mart manager, addressed the Cassville City Council about the Wal-Mart Supercenter project. "We are going to start taking applications for around 200 people," said Lynxwiler. "March 22 is the tentative opening date, pending no disasters between now and then."...
Parade entries claim top prizes (12/08/05)
Hundreds of Barry County citizens turned out for the annual Exeter and Cassville Christmas parades on Dec. 3. Sunny skies warmed Main Street and drew crowds to Exeter for the Lions Club-sponsored parade on Saturday afternoon, and around 8,500 people braved the returning cold to attend the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored parade on Saturday evening...
Wildcats end tourney with win vs. Neosho (12/08/05)
The Cassville Wildcats finished out their play in the Republic Tournament with a win over Neosho on Friday. It was a close game throughout with Cassville claiming the final 52-50 victory. At the end of the first period, Neosho had the lead with a score of 13-10, but Cassville grabbed the lead at half with a score of 28-26. At the end of the third period, Cassville was ahead 43-35, but Neosho rallied to outscore Cassville 15-9 in the fourth period although it was not enough for a win...
Wildcats receive All-State, All-District honors (12/08/05)
A host of Wildcats were named to the All-District and All-State football rosters this past week. Junior Brian Elkins, who rushed for a total of 1,702 yards and scored 34 touchdowns this season, was named to the first team All-State Associated Press (AP) Poll and first team All-State Coaches Poll as well as the All-District first team. He also earned second team All-District honors as linebacker. Elkins also had the honor of being named the District's Offensive Player of the Year...
Ladycats make good showing at Aurora tourney (12/08/05)
Last week, the Cassville Ladycats travelled to Aurora to participate in the Lady Houn' tournament. Cassville lost their first round game but turned around and won the second round game as well as the consolation championship. "Defensively, we have been playing very well, but our offense has been a little hot and cold," said Coach Chris Shore. "It was a good confidence builder for a young team."...
EUNICE THOMAS (12/08/05)
Eunice Holman Thomas, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, wife, pioneer Missouri educator, community leader and life-long resident of Cassville, Missouri, passed away December 3, 2005, at the age of 92 at her daughter's home in Springfield, Missouri. Mrs. Thomas had been in ill health since suffering a cerebral aneurysm in March, 2002...
RAY DALTON (12/08/05)
Ray Dalton, 84, of Exeter, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, in St. John's Rigional Health Center, Springfield. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. FOHN FUNERAL HOME...
DEBRA BRISTOL (12/08/05)
Debra Michelle Bristol, 39, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, in her home. Arrangements are pending under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. FOHN FUNERAL HOME Cassville, Missouri 417-847-2141
AZALEE LEVY (12/08/05)
Azalee (Wooten) Levy, 71, of Warrenton, formerly Exeter, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, in St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis. She was born April 15, 1934, at Exeter, the daughter of the late Rev. James and Jewell (Lauderdale) Wooten. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Montgomery City. She was a retired beautician...
BILLIE GENE BALMAS (12/08/05)
Billie Gene Balmas, 78, of Monett, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at his home. He was born April 24, 1927, in Monett, to William Stephen and Nellie May Hornie Balmas. He married LaVeta Mae Haslip on Aug. 10, 1948, in Neosho. He was a truck driver and a Baptist...
DEBRA STEPHENS (12/08/05)
Debra Marshall Stephens, age 52, of Cassville, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, passed away Monday, December 5, 2005, in her home. She was born October 4, 1953, in Kansas City, the daughter of Dale R. and Patricia (Link) Marshall. On March 20, 1976, she was united in marriage to James W. Stephens, who survives...
WILMER D. WESTON (12/08/05)
Wilmer D. Weston, 84, of Washburn, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville. He was born Dec. 24, 1920, in Washburn, the son of Elmer and Ada (Antle) Weston. On Oct. 2, 1943, in Cassville he was united in marriage to Ethel H. White, who preceded him in death on April 13, 1994. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister in infancy...
Soccer spectator is a fan for life (12/08/05)
Dear Editor: I was just a spectator...But I gotta tell ya, I've never seen a nicer bunch of gentlemen as the ones I witnessed this year on the soccer field. Please don't misunderstand; the football team was stocked full of young men who are great sportsmen and who I feel have great futures. ...
Thoughtless actions threaten peace of mind (12/08/05)
Dear Editor: I have been considering of late just how much a small group of people - or even one person - can affect or even dictate our lives. I have always enjoyed living in a small town. I like the feeling of safety, the lack of smog, the friendly people. I enjoy being able to look out a window in the darkness of the night when I can't sleep and see the different phases of the moon and the brilliance of the Milky Way. I like the feeling of peace and being out of the rat race...
Anonymous person saved a man's life (12/08/05)
To Whom It May Concern: I would love to know who you are. On Friday night you saved my father's life on Dec. 2 between 7 and 9 p.m. You saw him wandering near the two trucks near a loading dock. He was walking with a walker and you had the presence of mind to go to the nearby nursing home and alert them to a missing elderly resident. That elderly resident was my dad...
Technology revolution will affect healthcare (12/08/05)
Dear Editor: One of the greatest time consuming problems in healthcare for individuals who may be referred to a specialist is the ability for that specialist to have the entire patient's medical record in front of them. Because part of the medical record will be in the patient's primary care physician's office or may be in the hospital where some tests were performed, or perhaps even in another specialist's office that they might have seen. ...