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Stories from Thursday, February 16, 2006

Open Range on the open road (02/16/06)
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Trick My Truck series selects area driver (02/16/06)
Rodney Ozbun, of Eagle Rock, was featured in an episode of Country Music Television's new reality-based television show, Trick My Truck, on Feb. 10. Trick My Truck selects truck drivers from across the country and "steals" their big rig trucks to transform them into designer show trucks for the open road...
R-V board split continues (02/16/06)
Some decisions made by the Southwest R-V School Board were unanimous last Thursday night while others split the board right down the middle. In a 7-0 vote, the board approved a drug testing policy that will go into effect at the start of the spring sports season, which begins the first part of March. The policy that was approved on Feb. 9 has been a subject of discussion and public debate since August of 2005...
Prosecutor's caseload is heavy in '05 (02/16/06)
The case load handled by the Barry County Prosecutor's Office remained heavy in 2005. According to recently released figures, Barry County Prosecutor Johnnie Cox's office filed 1,594 felony and misdemeanor cases and issued 1,550 traffic, water and conservation tickets...
City administrator resigns (02/16/06)
After fours years on the job, Cassville City Administrator Kati Rose will resign from her post effective March 1. Rose's tenure with the City of Cassville has actually extended seven years. Before being tapped as the city's top administrator, Rose served three years as parks and recreation director and just a few months as city clerk...
Wildcats still looking for Big 8 win (02/16/06)
This past week, the Cassville Wildcats had only one game on the road. Cassville travelled to East Newton last Friday and fell 46-38. In the first half, Cassville was stymied, only scoring 8 points to East Newton's 24. The Wildcats got it together in the second two quarters but it was too little too late, and Cassville lost 38-46...
Ladycats fall to East Newton (02/16/06)
Last Thursday night, the Cassville Ladycats travelled to East Newton, and despite a valiant effort, fell to the Lady Patriots 48-55. Cassville came out of the gates a little slowly as they were outscored 13-2 at the end of the first quarter. The Ladycats turned it up a notch in the second quarter, outscoring East Newton 12-9...
Area Basketball (02/16/06)
Feb. 6 games McAuley Catholic Boys (59) - Southwest Boys (40). The Southwest Trojans couldn't get ahead in this game as they were outscored by McAuley 27-15 in the first half and 32-25 in the second half. Southwest was led in scoring by Chris Ellison with 21 points, including three three-pointers. David Paul followed Ellison with 8, Jesse Shockley had 5, Chris Paul had 4 and Rocky Hall had 2...
ESTHER LORENA DAUGHERTY (02/16/06)
Esther Lorena Daugherty, 87, passed away at 11:35 p.m, Saturday, February 11, 2006, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Esther was born on May 21, 1918 in Trenton, Nebraska, to Everett and Edith (Hovey) Silver. She was a retired bookkeeper and clerk for the MFA Grocery and Feed Store, and a member of the Mt. ...
GWENAFER DALAU BLANTON-TRENT (02/16/06)
Gwenafer DaLou Blanton-Trent, 35, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Rocky Comfort, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
BOBBY J. ROGERS (02/16/06)
Bobby J. Rogers, age 74, of Exeter, Missouri, passed away Friday, February 10, 2006, in his home. He was born June 16, 1931, in Purdy, Missouri, the son of Clarence and Leatha (Owens) Rogers. On December 4, 1993, he was united in marriage to Joan Henderson, who survives. ...
ANNA "DORIS" MITCHELL (02/16/06)
Anna "Doris" Mitchell, 81, of Stella, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho. She was born June 20, 1924, in Ridgley the daughter of William E. and Vivian F. (Nelson) Parmley. On July 19, 1941, she was united in marriage to Ray Sherman "Jack" Mitchell, who preceded her in death October 1, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a great-grandson, Shane; two sisters and one brother...
JESSAMINE MARIE JEFFERSON (02/16/06)
Jessamine Marie Jefferson, 90, of Kansas City, formerly of Monett, died Feb. 7, 2006, at Kingswood Health Center in Kansas City. She was born Aug. 28, 1915, in Barry County, the daughter of Luster Benton Arnold and Cleta Mare Hawk Arnold. She lived in Monett from 1951 to 2000, and owned and operated the Shelter Insurance Agency with her husband for over 30 years. ...
JOSEPH (OTTO) ADOLPH HREN (02/16/06)
Joseph (Otto) Adolph Hren, 79, a resident of Holiday Island, Ark., was born June 20, 1926, in Sheboygan, Wis., a son of Joseph and Theresa (Ropas) Hren. He departed this life Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, in Eureka Spings, Ark. He was a lead welder for Wisconsin Public Service Corp. He was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church in Cassville. He was a veteran, having served our coutry with the United States Navy during World War II...
GENEVA CLAYTON (02/16/06)
Geneva Blanche Clayton, 86, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. She was born in Oilton, Okla., on Aug. 24, 1919, the daughter of Bill and Grace (Brock) Ledgerwood. On June 15, 1940, she was united in marriage to John W. Clayton, who preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 1977. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Phil and Gene Ledgerwood...
CHARLES JUNIOR AMANT (02/16/06)
Charles Junior Amant, 47, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, at Cox Medical Center South, in Springfield. He was born Jan. 28, 1959, in Taft, Calif., to Charles M. and Muriel ray Amant. He married Debbie Eggert in 1977, and she survives...
U.S. forests are not for sale (02/16/06)
Dear Editor: On Saturday night, Feb. 11, at 6:10 p.m., it was reported on KY3 news that the Bush administration is proposing to sell 21,566 acres of Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest to pay for rural schools. We cannot allow this to happen! For a few dollars today our quality of life will be diminished forever...
ERGM firefighters accepting donations (02/16/06)
To the Editor: We would like to inform our communities that the Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano firefighters and First Responders are accepting donations to the Fire Fighter Relief Fund. We established this fund last year when one of our own was stricken with a terminal illness and we realized our limitations to help. ...
Please pray for the R-V School District (02/16/06)
Dear reader: As a role model to the students of the Southwest R-V School District, I feel compelled to compose this editorial. Having graduated in 1999, I am not all that far removed from what school life is like. Also, as a youth pastor in the Washburn community, I try to stay connected to the lives of our students...