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Stories from Thursday, March 2, 2006

SW board votes to rehire principal (03/02/06)
Meeting in special session on Feb. 22, the Southwest R-V School Board reversed an earlier decision and voted to renew Judy Randall's contract as elementary principal. The board voted 4-1 in favor of renewing Randall's contract. Danny Dalton, Angie Corn, Robert Shockley and Robert Catron voted in favor of the measure, Judy Friend voted against it, and Jane Hobbs and Janet Ballard abstained from the vote...
New public health workers hired by BCHD (03/02/06)
Earlier this year, the Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees hired two new environmental specialists to monitor local public health practices. Don Pierpont, of Wheaton, and Stephanie Shaw, of Granby, were hired as Barry County's environmental public health specialists (EPHS) in January...
Incumbents top filing list (03/02/06)
The majority of county officeholders will run unopposed in the August primary unless additional candidates file for office. Tuesday marked the first day to file for county office and only one office is contested so far. Incumbent County Clerk Gary Youngblood has re-filed for office and he will be challenged by Jan Enloe, of Cassville, a political newcomer...
Exeter and Southwest girls both advance in district play (03/02/06)
The Exeter Lady Tigers earned a lopsided victory Monday night, defeating Verona 52-25 in the opening round of the Class 1, District 4 tournament at Aurora. The Lady Tigers took no time to exert their dominance on the court, using full court pressure to limit the Lady Wildcats to 8 points in the first half. Exeter led 26-8 going into the half-time locker room...
Ladycats end season in district semi-finals (03/02/06)
The Cassville Ladycats ended the 2005-06 season with a loss to Aurora in the semi-final round of the district tournament. In the opening round of district play, Cassville faced off against Reeds Spring and dominated the Lady Wolves 52-32. Abby Munoz led the Ladycats with 18 points and six rebounds. Julie Cupps followed Munoz with 14 points, Brittany Vollenweider finished with 9 points and 12 rebounds, Gabby LeCompte added 8 points, and Jessie Gripka contributed 3...
Wildcats fall to Ozark in districts (03/02/06)
The Cassville Wildcats began district play last Tuesday by defeating Reeds Spring at Aurora. The squad then fell to a talented Ozark squad in semi-final action on Friday. Against the Wolves, Cassville started strong and outscored their opponent 21-16 in the first half. The game was closer in the second, but Reeds Spring wasn't able to muster enough offense to take the lead. The final score was a 44-40 victory for Cassville...
DURWARD B. UTTER (03/02/06)
Durward B. Utter, 95, of Purdy, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at Cox-Monett Hospital. He was born Jan. 12, 1911, in Grenola, Kan., to the late Leander Scott and Mary Emiline Witt Utter. He married Beulah B. Douthitt, and she preceded him in death. He was a retired truck driver...
VIRGIL EUGENE ROARK (03/02/06)
Virgil Eugene Roark, Sr., 71, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Aug. 5, 1934, in Butterfield, the son of Ira and Thelma (Terry) Roark. On Sept. 22, 1957, in Athens, Greece, he was united in marriage to Georgia Bellia, who preceded him in death July 28, 2002. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a son, Virgil E. Roark, Jr. on April 27, 1996...
FRANK R. MILLER (03/02/06)
Frank R. Miller, 70, of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, in his home. He was born Jan. 18, 1936, in Barry County, the son of Ray H. and Irene (Lauderdale) Miller. On March 2, 1973, he was united in marriage to Bobbie J. Hill, who survives...
EVELYN MCCORD (03/02/06)
Ruby Evelyn McCord, 78, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Jayne Graef and Pat Smith. Evelyn and Emmett moved to Miami, Okla., in 1946. From there they moved to Stillwater, Okla., where they lived for five years. ...
ROBERT DOTSON (03/02/06)
Robert Dotson, 63, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, in the University Hospital, Columbia. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. FOHN FUNERAL HOME Cassville, Missouri 417-847-2141
LUCILE NATALIE GUFFEY (03/02/06)
Lucile Natalie Guffey, 99, of Monett, passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at Maple Tree Terrace Assisted Living in Carthage. She was born March 30, 1906, in Chicago, Ill., to John and Natalie Schillem Balzaret. She married Samuel Carl Guffey in 1928, and he preceded her in death. She was a retired school teacher from Chicago Board of Education, and a member of Illinois Teachers Union. She was a member of New Life Freewill Baptist Church in Monett...
BILLY JOE BANGS (03/02/06)
Billy Joe Bangs, 71, of Morrilton, Ark., died Feb. 22, 2006, following an accidental fall. Born Aug. 1, 1934, at Marcella, Ark., he was the son of Hubert T. Bangs and Ruth Doyle Bangs. He was united in marriage to Mary Katherine Cummings on Jan. 3, 1955, in Batesville, Ark., and was married to her for 26 years prior to her death...
Joyce Gail Bennett Dyer Noland (03/02/06)
Sunrise March 15, 1945 Sunset February 23, 2006 Joyce Noland, beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, entered this world on March 15, 1945, in McDowell, Mo., and was received into the loving arms of Jesus on Thursday, February 23, 2006, at 9:45 p.m. at St. Louis University Hospital following a short illness. Joyce was the first child of Ralph and Mary (Ash) Bennett. Joyce attended school at Victory in McDowell during her early years and graduated from Aurora High School in 1962...
I am an Olympics nut, and I must admit I have spent a great deal of time over the last two weeks glued to the TV watching all varieties of winter sports. With the exception of curling and cross country skiing, I love to watch any and every competitio (03/02/06)
From time to time, I can get my family to watch with me. I actually managed to talk Mike and the boys into watching a little of the ice dancing competition. They complained, but as it would happen, they were watching when at least three couples had falls. This really upped their interest level, and they also enjoyed making fun of the mens' often flamboyant (the boys used another adjective) costumes...
Newspapers are (03/02/06)
educational tools Dear Editor: Much is said and written today about all the mistakes being made in nearly every corner of the child rearing and education process. Fingers of blame are pointed in many different directions: parents, teachers, administrators, lawmakers and the courts...