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Stories from Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Cassville Christmas royalty: (12/21/05)
Sophomore Chelsi Willyard and senior Derek Neill were crowned as the 2005 Miss and Mr. Merry Christmas at Cassville High School. Willyard is the daughter of Tim and Crystal Willyard, of Cassville, and Neill is the son of Rick and Gayla Neill, of Cassville. The two students won their crowns by raising the most money for Share Your Christmas. In all, the candidates raised over $10,000 for the program. Democrat Photos...
Cattle rustling plagues county (12/21/05)
Around 50 head of cattle have been stolen in Barry County this year, said Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly. "There has been an increase in cattle rustling over the last year, probably due to the high price of cattle," said Epperly. Cattle rustlers have made off with high-priced animals in Christian, Barry, Lawrence, Greene, Polk, Dade and Cedar counties this year...
R-IV board considers campus expansion plan (12/21/05)
Proposed plan would handle district's short-term needs without tax increase; building costs projected at $7 million By Lisa Schlichtman The Cassville R-IV School Board is seriously considering a building plan that will keep new classroom space on existing campuses and cost district patrons no additional taxes...
Chronic disease targeted (12/21/05)
The Barry County Health Department has formed a coalition to combat the high rate of chronic diseases in southwest Missouri. "Our mission is to reduce chronic disease and the impact on our quality of life," said Kathleen King, Barry County Health Department director of public health programs. "We want to get information out to help citizens learn how to prevent chronic diseases and control them if they have them."...
CHS basketball squads have up and down week (12/21/05)
The Cassville Wildcats won an exciting game over a top-ranked Diamond team and also suffered a loss to a talented squad from Branson this week. On Dec. 13, the Cassville Wildcats faced off against Branson at home. The Wildcats were unable to stay close in the match, trailing 17-8 at the end of the first quarter and 30-14 at the half. Branson would go on to win by a final score of 51-29...
CMS Ladycats conclude '05 season by competing in Big 8 tournament (12/21/05)
The Cassville Middle School Ladycat basketball squads recently completed their 2005 seasons by competing in the Big 8 Tournament. The eighth graders took home the second place trophy to cap a very successful 13-3 season. In the squad's first game of the tournament, they played Lamar and won 42-24. ...
EDITH AVA BODNER (12/21/05)
Edith Ava Bodner, 98, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at Barry County Care Center in Cassville. She was born on Aug. 10, 1907, in Asher, Okla., to the late John William and Nellie Edith Hart Ward. She was a retired bookkeeper for a Ford auto dealership. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Cassville. She was also a member of Eastern Star, Seven Valleys Extension Club, and Golden Harvest Club, all of Cassville...
HAZEL MARIE HOOTEN (12/21/05)
Hazel Marie Hooten, 92, of Exeter, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. She was born May 21, 1913, in Exeter, the daughter of Fred and Lena (Antle) Cole. On August 20, 1932 she was united in married to Guy Hooten, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and four brothers...
CHARLES SEELY (12/21/05)
John Charles Seely, Jr., 49, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Dec.15, 2005, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born July 6, 1956, in Monett, the son of John and Betty (Baker) Seely, who survive. Additional survivors include: one brother, Dan Seely and his wife, Jennifer, of Tulsa, Okla...
DON GENE HAYES (12/21/05)
Don Gene Hayes, 77, of Robins, Iowa, passed away Dec. 5, 2005, in Mesa, Ariz., following a short illness. He was born Jan. 3, 1928, in Cassville to Otis and Florence Hayes. He graduated from Cassville High. He entered th Army, serving in Korea. He worked for REC in Marion, Iowa, retiring after 30 years. He married Dorothy Peck on Feb. 18, 1950...
MABEL FORBES (12/21/05)
Mabel Louise Forbes, 70, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Dec.16, 2005, in her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister. Mabel received her education in Lawton, Mich. In 1960, she moved to Missouri. She worked for the State Hospital in Nevada for a while and then was employed at St. ...
LEROY WALTER DAGEFORDE (12/21/05)
LeRoy Walter Dageforde, 74, of Exeter passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, in his home. He was born April 24, 1931, in Linn, Kan., the son of Walter and Emma (Dierking) Dageforde. On Jan. 4, 1952, he was united in marriage to Gloria Vignery, who survives...
KENNETH "MIKE" COBLE (12/21/05)
Kenneth Rolland "Mike" Coble, 90, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. He was born Aug. 6, 1915, in Washburn, the son of James R. and Venna Ethel (Harp) Coble. On Nov. 15, 1939, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Mary Alice Bowman, who survives...
JIMMY LEE "JIM" RICHMILLER (12/21/05)
Jimmy Lee "Jim" Richmiller, 56, of Cassville, formerly of Quincy, Ill., died of natural causes on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, while on a business trip in Wentzville, Mo. He was born on Nov. 28, 1949, in Quincy, Ill., the son of John G. Richmiller and Twila Mae (Hammond) Richmiller...
BMOC event was a great evening (12/21/05)
Dear Editor: I had a chance to be at the Big Man on Campus contest the night of Dec. 17. The proceeds go to the Cassville Class of 2006 Project Graduation. I would like to thank the school, the senior class and the sponsors for a great time. If you would like to see how great the young men and women of the community are attend one of these events at Cassville High School...
Share Your Christmas was better than ever (12/21/05)
Dear Editor: Share Your Christmas has finished their yearly distribution, and Barry County has done it again. The quantity and quality of the donated gifts were better than ever. Over 350 children participated in Share Your Christmas this year. We want to thank everyone who helped. ...
Beef producer voices concern for property (12/21/05)
Dear Editor: As a concerned citizen, I would like to know how all of us beef producers can go about protecting our own property. Exactly what does the law specify? When has it become OK for a neighbor to come on your property, without your permission, take a cow with your identifying marks, remove them and say the cow is his, only because it has a notch in the ear like half of the rest of your herd does. ...