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Stories from Thursday, December 29, 2005

Improving Roaring River one stone at a time (12/29/05)
G & G Construction Co., of Carthage, began a $2,299,753 Roaring River improvement project in September. Construction upgrades include the stabilization of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) dam, fishing access walkway extensions and hatchery improvements. Recently the project was extended to include a complete reconstruction of the south end of the CCC falls structure. Democrat Photo...
Share Your Christmas serves over 400 kids (12/29/05)
The Barry County Share Your Christmas project provided 429 children with Christmas toys and clothes this year. "I think it went really well," said Gail Jenkins, Barry County OACAC director. "Every year we get more toys. The community amazes me every year."...
Awaiting Barry County's first baby of 2006 (12/29/05)
The 11th annual Cassville Democrat First Baby Contest will soon be underway in Barry County. Each year, the Cassville Democrat, with the help of area business sponsors, awards the family of the first baby born in Barry County with several new-baby gifts...
Improvements underway at R.R. State Park (12/29/05)
The upgrades at the Roaring River State Park Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) rock falls and hatchery will be completed by the opening of trout season, said Kevin Bolling, park superintendent. G & G Construction Co., of Carthage, began the $2,299,753 Roaring River improvement project in September. Construction upgrades include dam stabilization, walkway extensions and hatchery improvements...
Bond reduction request denied for Exeter woman (12/29/05)
Barry County Associate Judge Michael D. Garrett, denied Adella Patton's bond reduction request at a hearing on Dec. 22. Patton, of Exeter, is charged with the second degree murder of Kevin Madison, also of Exeter. John Lewright, Patton's defense attorney, presented several reasons for the reduction of bond at the opening of the hearing...
Wildcats claim victory over East Newton (12/29/05)
Last Tuesday, the Cassville Wildcats stayed at home to play East Newton. Cassville walked out the victor, improving to a 4-4 record on the year. The Wildcats were behind at half time, 15-13, but in the third put up 13 to 10 to put them up 26-25. Then in the fourth, they outscored East Newton 18-15...
Cassville gymnasts bring home top team trophies (12/29/05)
Cassville gymnasts brought home team trophies and individual medals from the Monett Mid-Year Gymnastics Meet held Dec. 3. The Level 7 team won first place at the meet and set a new gym Level 7 record with a team score of 106.2. Level 7 individual results were as follows:...
LYDA BEATRICE "BEA" PORTER (12/29/05)
Lyda Beatrice "Bea" Porter, age 93, of Washburn, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at the home of her son in Exeter. She was born Jan. 17, 1912, in LaRussell, the daughter of Henry J. and Xzan (Wiley) Johnson. On March 3, 1931, she was united in marriage to Sam Porter, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, James Porter; five brothers; three sisters; a grandson, Carlin and a daughter-in-law, Patsy Porter...
EARL TURNER (12/29/05)
Earl Turner, 83, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, in St. John's Hospital -- Cassville. He was born Feb. 28, 1922, in Granby, the son of Elmon and Florence (Davis) Turner. On Nov. 29, 1941, in Butterfield, he was united in marriage to Mary Spain, who preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Merele Reynolds and Evalee Korby and one brother, Wilbur Turner...
JAMES "JIM" ELMUN CROWE (12/29/05)
James "Jim" Elmun Crowe, age 52, of Neosho, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, in his home. He was born Nov. 27, 1953, in Tulare, Calif., the son of Lowell and Estelle Vaughn. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Leon Crowe. Survivors include: one son, Robert Crowe and his wife, Angela, of Monett; three daughters, Stephanie Rice and her husband, Shane, of Monett, Tabatha Crowe, of Monett, and Elizabeth Yarber and her husband, Kenneth, of Purdy; his mother, Estelle Vaughn, of Neosho; two brothers, Bill Crowe, of Rogers, Ark., and Ray Vaughn and his wife, Gina, of Rogers, Ark.; and 11 grandchildren.. ...
AMON JACKSON (12/29/05)
Amon Monroe Jackson, 88, of Baldwin City, Kan., died Dec. 20, 2005, at Baldwin Healthcare and Rehab. He was born Aug. 17, 1917, in Purdy, the son of Curtis and Laura Terry Jackson. He attended schools in the Stotts City area. He had worked in the peach orchards in California drove a truck for MFA feed supply, worked for Carnation Milk, was a mechanic for Victory Cab Company in Kansas City, Kan., and worked for Farmland for 20 years, retireing in 1979...
DON R. CHADD, SR. (12/29/05)
Donnie Ray Chadd, Sr., of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. He was born Sept. 25, 1938, in Washburn, to the late Troy and Marie Elgin Chadd. He married Leta Reed on May 9, 1959, in Seligman, and she survives. He was a retired funeral director and construction worker. He was a Baptist...
BIRDIE ODEL CONNER (12/29/05)
Birdie Odell Conner, 81, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, in Amarillo, Texas. She was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Lewis County, Tenn., the daughter of Bob and Willie (Stinnett) Kilpatrick. On Sept. 23, 1941, she was united in marriage to Austin C. Conner, who preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Glen David Conner; a sister, Jewell Conner and one brother, Clyde Kilpatrick...