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Stories from Thursday, January 12, 2006

Experienced pro hired to aid 911 effort (01/12/06)
The Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board has hired an experienced professional to assist the board in overseeing creation of a countywide 911 system. On Monday night, Bill Shiveley, board chairman, announced that Pat Leighter, ENP, had accepted the job offer made by the board last week. Leighter currently serves as director of the Benton County E-911 system, a position she's held since 2003...
Nance widow bound over to stand trial (01/12/06)
The wife of a murdered Shell Knob man appeared in Barry County Associate Circuit Court on Friday to waive her right to a preliminary hearing on arson charges filed against her in connection with a fire that was set in an alleged cover-up of her husband's murder...
Freedom presents branch plan (01/12/06)
Lonnie McCullough, Jr., senior vice president of Freedom Bank of Southern Missouri, presented a architectural rendering and floor plan of the proposed Freedom Bank Seligman branch to the Seligman City Council on Monday night. The Freedom Bank branch, which will be located at the corner of Highway 37 and Doc Meyer Road on the southern edge of Seligman, will be a 3,500-square-foot, full-service banking facility, said McCullough...
Budget requests total $3.8 million (01/12/06)
Barry County officeholders have submitted $3.8 million in funding requests for 2006. These dollar amounts will be considered during the county's annual budget meeting, which has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 23 in the Barry County Commission chambers...
SW shooters do well in Branson (01/12/06)
The Southwest Trap Shooting Team competed at Ozark Shooter in Branson on Sunday. Southwest shooters placed in 12 out of 20 categories. Southwest results are listed below. Leonard Patterson finished first in the junior high novice division. In the junior high veterans division, Matthew Snyder was HOA, Jason Cockrum finished second and Alan McNabb was third...
Wildcats down Wolves but fall to Houn's (01/12/06)
The Cassville Wildcats tallied one win and one loss in action this week. On Tuesday, Cassville travelled to Reeds Spring. This was a game that the Wildcats had control of from the start. They led throughout the contest and eventually secured a 49-42 victory...
Ladycats hope to rally for Big 8 play (01/12/06)
Last Monday, the Cassville Ladycats played host to the Billings Ladycats and were outmatched, falling 56-45. Julie Cupps led Cassville with 29 points. Brittany Vollenweider followed her with 10 points and 10 rebounds, Jessie Gripka with 4 points, and Abby Munoz with 2 points and three rebounds. One other notable is Gabby LeCompte who had two assists and two steals...
CHS begins new athletic info line (01/12/06)
"With no local radio station it seemed that we needed a way for parents to find out game times, bus departures and arrivals, as well as any changes that take place," said Jamieson. The service is in effect all day every day and on weekends...
MARGIE SHOCKLEY (01/12/06)
Margie Shockley, 84, Neosho, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at a Joplin Nursing Home, following a long illness. She was born Dec. 14, 1920, in Decatur, Ark., to Floyd and Alice (Patterson) Combs. She moved to the Neosho area in the early 1940s from Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Neosho. She married Everett Shockley Sept. 29, 1938. He preceded her in death March 11, 1999. She was also preceded in death by four brothers...
RUTH C. (BOUCHER) POGUE (01/12/06)
Ruth C. (Boucher) Pogue, 84, of Monett, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at Monett Health Care. She was born on March 10, 1921, in Exeter, the daughter of the late William F. Boucher, Sr., and Elsie Bliss Gary Boucher. She married Ralph Pogue in Miami, Okla., on Oct. 1, 1991, and he preceded her in death on May 8, 2003...
DALE PERKINS (01/12/06)
Dale Perkins, 51, of Jenkins, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, in N.W. Medical Center, Bentonville, Ark. He was born to Leroy and Catherine Wallis Perkins on Jan. 11, 1954, in Los Angeles, Calif. He was a construction worker. Survivors include: his father; one son, Wesley Perkins, of California; two daughters, Danielle Perkins, of California and Hanna Perkins, of Arkansas; five brothers, Leroy Perkins, of California, Michael Voight, of Florida, Jeff Voigt, of Washington, Rick Voigt, of Washington, and Ron Roberts, of California; one sister, Cathy Sanchez, of Republic; and two grandchildren.. ...
LOWELL F. LEATHERS (01/12/06)
Lowell F. Leathers, 81, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, in the Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon. He was born July 29, 1924, in Hugo, Okla., the son of Robert and Georgia Mae (Sseber) Leathers. On March 27, 1946, he was united in marriage to Rose M. Norman, who survives...
IVA MARIE DANIEL (01/12/06)
Iva Marie Daniel, 95, of Verona, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 17, 1910, in Highlandville, to the late Robert Hershel and Mary Rebecca "Mae" Welch Maples. She married Pearl Guyman "P.G." Daniel in Stone County, on Aug. 23, 1929. He preceded her in death...
CHARLES W. CLANTON (01/12/06)
Charles W. Clanton, 81, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, in Skaggs Hospital, Branson. He was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Red Bay, Ala., the son of E. Y. and Myrtle (Alverson) Clanton. On March 6, 1948, he was united in marriage to Betty Inman, who preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 1997. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Katherine Clanton and a brother,...
CHESTER DARRELL BRISCO (01/12/06)
Chester Darrell Brisco, 67, of Viola, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born in Viola, May 30, 1938, the son of Charles Orley Henry and Rissia (Meadows) Brisco. He was united in marriage on Aug. 2, 1958, to Kay Fortner and to this union three children were born. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister...
LOLA BELLE ALLBRIGHT (01/12/06)
Lola Belle Allbright, 80, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville. She was born Sept. 11, 1925, in Galva, Kan., the daughter of Wilbur and Opal (Finkle) Russell. She was united in marriage to Gordon G. Nelzen and to this union three sons were born. On May 12, 1984, in Shell Knob, she married Wiley G. Allbright...
FRED G. WILEY (01/12/06)
Fred G. Wiley, 78, of Springdale, Ark., died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at Springdale, Ark. He was born on May 3, 1927, at Jenkins, the son of Lee and Lyda Stockton Wiley. He was owner/operator of his own trucking company. He was a member of Shiloh Full Gospel Church in Lowell, Ark. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ina Wallace Wiley, in 1991...
DANIEL ELDON TAYLOR (01/12/06)
Daniel Eldon Taylor, 38, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, in his home. He was born April 23, 1967, in Joplin, the son of Victory and Dora (Renfro) Taylor. He is survived by his father, Victory Taylor of Joplin, Missouri; one son, Jacob Taylor; three daughters, Amber and Heather Taylor of Pierce City, Missouri and Chelsa Taylor of Bois D Arc, Missouri; his fiancÚ, Rebecca Moore of Purdy; one brother, Victory Taylor and Aunt Connie Patton, both of Joplin. ...
JUSTIN SHANE RAMSEY (01/12/06)
Justin Shane Ramsey, 17, of Exeter, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, in a car accident. He was born July 13, 1988, in Springfield, the son of Roy and Vicki (Lightwine) Ramsey, who survive. Additional survivors include: one sister, Ashley Ramsey; grandmothers, Awanda Lightwine and Patricia Ramsey; and aunts, uncles and cousins...
Where have all the Christians gone? (01/12/06)
Dear Editor: Where have all the Christians gone? Has the rapture occurred in Barry County? Christians, where are you? Have all of the Christians in Barry County disappeared? Have they been raptured, met Christ in the Air, on and up into Heaven? Or have they just turned their heads the other way, choosing to ignore a issue here in our community. The granting of a Liquor license to Wal-Mart by the Cassville City Council...
Bond deserves thanks for road improvements (01/12/06)
Dear Editor: A good way for the residents of the Barry County area to begin the year 2006 would be to thank Senator Kit Bond for the road improvements that have taken place the past few months, and those we can look forward to in the coming four to five years...