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Stories from Thursday, December 15, 2005

Argument leads to murder in Exeter (12/15/05)
An argument over frozen deer meat turned deadly on Sunday when an Exeter man was shot and killed outside the home of a woman who now stands accused of his murder. Adella Fae Patton, 44, of Exeter, has been charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action for the shooting death of 45-year-old Kevin Madison, also of Exeter...
Bisher will stand trial for killing (12/15/05)
Intriguing bits of evidence were presented in court last Wednesday as prosecutors presented a portion of their case against Dennis Ray Bisher, the defendant accused of killing a Shell Knob man on July 4th. A woman's T-shirt soaked in blood, a swastika armband found in the suspect's vehicle and smears of blood discovered on the bureau next to the victim's bed are just a few of the pieces of evidence presented during Bisher's six-hour preliminary hearing...
SW board discusses drug testing (12/15/05)
The Southwest R-V School Board discussed drug testing options at its regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 8. Vicki Enyart, Southwest High School principal, distributed tentative substance abuse counseling resource guides and information on TestMyTeen.com...
Waving in the Christmas season: (12/15/05)
Ethan and Abby Caddell enjoyed riding through the Seligman Christmas parade in a tiny mule-drawn wagon on Dec. 10. The Caddell wagon won second place in the vehicle category. Democrat Photo
Ladycats win home opener vs. Mac County (12/15/05)
The Cassville Ladycats played their home opener against McDonald County last Thursday and came away with a big 41-29 victory. Julie Cupps, a junior, led the team in scoring as she had 16 points. She was followed by sophomore Brittany Vollenweider with 12 points, sophomore Jessica Mitchell with 11 points and junior Jessie Gripka with 2 points. Abby Munoz, Gabby LeCompte and Brittany Wilbanks contributed on the defensive end...
Soccer players receive state recognition (12/15/05)
The Missouri Soccer Coaches Association has released All-State and All-Region honors for 2005. The Cassville Wildcats are well represented after a 23-5-1 campaign and a trip to the coveted Final Four in St. Louis. Seniors Kyle Bishop and Nick Schlichtman have been named first team All-State, and junior Nate Evans is a second team All-State selection. ...
Wildcats get slow start and fall to Blue Eye (12/15/05)
This past Friday, the Cassville Wildcats played Blue Eye, at Blue Eye. This was a game that many would say wasn't even close from the beginning. Blue Eye outscored the Wildcats 31-19 in the first half to create a hard hurdle for Cassville to overcome. The Wildcats were unable to make up the difference with both teams scoring 29 points in the second half to give Blue Eye a 60-48 victory...
MACKYNZEY PAYNE (12/15/05)
Mackynzey Payne, infant daughter of Jeremy D. and Kimberly S. Weston Payne of Monett, was stillborn Dec. 10, 2005, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. Additional survivors include: two sisters, Whitney Weston and Emily Payne; her maternal grandmother, Sue Weston, of Monett; her paternal grandmother, Clara Payne, of Purdy; and her paternal great-grandfather, George Dove, of Purdy...
ELSIE ''PEGGY'' KIRBY (12/15/05)
Elsie E. "Peggy" Kirby, 98, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville. She was born Oct. 17, 1907, in Leeds, the daughter of Hugh and Alice (Hutchison) Sharon. In 1952, at Eureka Springs, Ark., she was united in marriage to Cecil Kirby, who preceded her in death Feb. 24, 1983. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Dorothy Metz; one sister, Mary Dawson and one brother, Robert Sharon...
MICHAEL O. HAMRICK (12/15/05)
Michael O. Hamrick, 62, of Monett, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, at his home. He was born on july 1, 1943, in Peoria, Ill., to the late Oscar and Berniece Farns Hamrick. He was a retired plant engineer for Caterpillar Tractor. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife...
WILLIAM JENNINGS ECKHARDT (12/15/05)
William Jennings Eckhardt, 77, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, in his home. He was born March 5, 1928, to John Henry and Ethel Eckhardt in Marionville. His father died when he was four and his brother, Jack, was eight, their mother raised the boys by herself. ...
WILMA IMOGENE DUNKLIN (12/15/05)
Wilma Imogene Dunklin, 80, of Independence, passed away Dec. 12, 2005, at Regency Care Center. She was born Dec. 30, 1924, in Monett, the daughter of William and Gladys (Henderson) Gates. She retired from Armco Steel Co. in 1980 where she was director of supplies and services. ...
RAY DALTON (12/15/05)
Ray Dalton, 84, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Jan. 27, 1921, in Washburn, the son of Emin G. and Mattie P. (Beeler) Dalton. On Dec. 24, 1945, he was united in marriage to Selma Fischer, who survives...
DEBRA MICHELLE BRISTOL (12/15/05)
Debra Michelle Bristol, 39, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, in her home. She was born Feb. 9, 1966, in Hobbs, N. M., the daughter of Jimmie and Ella (Sumner) Rodgers, of Tyler, Texas, who survive. Survivors include: her husband, Doug Williams, of Cassville; two sons, Christopher Belter, of Cassville, and Jacob Bristol, of Mt. ...
RALPH SHAW (12/15/05)
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601-1653 or the Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch, 296 Boys Ranch Road, Lampe, MO 65681. He was born May 5, 1910, in Girard, Kan., the son of John W. Shaw and Mona Morgan Shaw. ...
JOYCE D. "BUTTERCUP" BURNETT (12/15/05)
Joyce D. "Buttercup" Burnett, 66, of Exeter, passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, in St. John's Regional Medical Center. She was born March 24, 1939, in Lakin, Kan., daughter of the late Charles Stebens and Iva (Lauber) Stebens. She was preceded in death by her parents...
Unselfish athlete is a role model (12/15/05)
Dear Editor: The Cassville High School soccer team has just completed a history-making year for the Cassville High School athletic department. I have had the privilege of watching several of these young men grow up and grow close to each other. But one of these boys has accomplished more than most people will ever know; because that is the way he wants it...
Military deserve our support this Christmas (12/15/05)
Dear Editor: This a poem an Air Force Academy cadet wrote and sent to his mom. She shared it with other Academy parents, and I'm passing it on to you. The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight...