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Stories from Thursday, March 9, 2006

Feral hogs are causing big problems (03/09/06)
A recent increase in the number of feral hogs in southwest Missouri is causing major problems for local agriculture producers. "The main problem feral hogs are causing is habitat destruction," said James Dixon, Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife damage biologist. "When they feed, they root in the soil and uproot vegetation, completely devastating the area. It looks like the land has been disked up."...
Endangered land in Barry County (03/09/06)
President Bush's fiscal year 2007 budget includes a legislative proposal that identifies certain parcels of United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service lands that are potentially eligible for sale. The land sales would be used to fund an extension for the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. ...
Public forest land could turn private (03/09/06)
Federal proposal involves the sale of over 1,000 acres of forest land in Barry County By Lindsay Reed President Bush's fiscal year 2007 budget includes a legislative proposal that would use the sale of around 300,000 acres of national forest land to fund an extension for the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000...
Opening Day is family tradition (03/09/06)
The night before Opening Day at Roaring River State Park is a lot like Christmas Eve at the Amanda and Steven Smith home in Cassville. This year, 5-year-old Alex Smith jumped out of bed on March 1, gathered up his fishing gear and waited in the living room until his family was ready to leave for the park...
School proposal would eliminate overcrowding (03/09/06)
Crowded conditions and the likelihood of continuing growth have led the Cassville R-IV School Board and administration to go to patrons for funding for a new school building. Cassville's Facilities Advisory Committee has spent hours surveying district patrons and reviewing options. With the information gathered by the committee, the board has decided to pursue construction of a new intermediate school on Main Street, north of the Rock Gym...
Exeter Lady Tigers are district runners-up (03/09/06)
Tears streaked the cheeks of the Lady Tiger seniors as they realized their high school careers had finally come to an end following a heart-wrenching loss to Chadwick in the district final game on Saturday night in Aurora. Despite a hard-fought game that put Exeter within 4 points of the defending state champion with only minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Lady Tigers were limited to just four points in the final minutes of play, which gave Chadwick an eventual 66-56 victory...
Jason Cole named Coach of the Year (03/09/06)
The Exeter Lady Tigers ended the 2005-06 season with an impressive 25-3 record. Their play this year garnered the squad several All-Ozark 7 Conference honors. Jason Cole, who has served as Exeter's head girls' basketball coach for three years, was named Ozark 7 Coach of the Year. He led the Lady Tigers to a perfect 12-0 conference record...
Wildcat football schedule released (03/09/06)
The 2006 Big 8 Conference football schedule has been released and Cassville is playing a full 10-game schedule. Cassville's schedule for next fall is as follows: Sept. 1 at home vs. Branson; Sept. 8 at Carl Junction; Sept. 15 at home vs. Lamar; Sept. 22 at home vs. St. Louis Career Academy; Sept. 29 at home vs. Aurora; Oct. 6 at Mt. Vernon; Oct. 13 at home vs. East Newton; Oct. 20 at Nevada; Oct. 27 at Monett; and Nov. 2 at home vs. Seneca...
County teams end basketball seasons (03/09/06)
The basketball season for Barry County teams is over. The Wheaton, Southwest, Purdy and Exeter boys basketball squads were defeated in the opening round of district play and the Southwest Lady Trojans bowed out in district semi-final action. The Lady Trojans faced off against Pierce City, the eventual district champs, and fell 49-70 in the semi-final Class 2, District 11 game at Diamond last Thursday...
SW trap team competes at college level (03/09/06)
Members of the Southwest High School trap team gained some valuable experience last weekend when the young athletes had the opportunity to compete in a college shoot. The squad from Southwest was not intimidated and ended up finishing an impressive third out of 18 teams in the Collegiate Trap/Skeet/Sporting Clays Shoot at Missouri State University...
JOE D. WHITE (03/09/06)
Joe D. White, 76, of Eagle Rock, passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at Barry County Care Center, Cassville. He was born Sept. 26, 1929, in Fort Lupton, Colo., the son of Lea and Polly (Carr) White. On April 30, 1992, he was united in marriage to Bonnie (Meeks) White, who survives...
HOWARD H. "LUM" SNODGRASS (03/09/06)
Howard H. "Lum" Snodgrass, 86, died Saturday, March 4, 2006, in Monett Health Care Center. He was born Nov. 16 1916, in Hurley, to Nathan and Rosemary (Johnson) Snodgrass. He married Erple Hilton Nov. 11, 1945, in Eureka Springs, Ark., and she preceded him in death on June 28, 1998...
EMELLA KATHLEEN OWINGS ROLLER (03/09/06)
Emella Kathleen Owings Roller, 82, of Washburn, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2006, after a lengthy illness. She died at the home of her son, Don Roller who lives on the family farm between Washburn and Seligman. Survivors include: five children and their spouses, Joe Don and Beth Roller, of Seligman, Rae Jean Roller and Vaughan Slaton, of Tulsa, Okla., Eva and Dale Tibbs, of Smartville, Calif., Geniece and Ken Bradford, of Queen City, texas, and Katy and Lonnie Houk, of Wentzville; two brothers, John Carl Owings and his wife, Joann, of Klamath Falls, Ore., and George Owings, of Arlington, Texas; two sisters, Clarabelle Elliott, of Bartlesville, Okla., Annabelle McDaniel, of Wheatridge, Colo.; three sisters-in-law, Thelma Ramsey, of Tulsa, Okla., Montez Smith, of Tulsa, Okla., and Juanita Owings, of Garden City, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.. ...
RUTH R. PRYOR (03/09/06)
Ruth Rexall Pryor, 97 years, 8 month, 16 days, passed away March 6, 2006, in Webco Manor. Ruth was born near Hollowell, Kansas, on June 18, 1908, the daughter of Riley Godfrey and Mary (Frame) Zwahlen. She went to a country school, District 90, near Hallowell. ...
JOHN MICHAEL MEAD (03/09/06)
John Michael Mead, 47, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, March 6, 2006, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. He received his education in Wichita, Kan., where he graduated from high school. He spent most of his life in Wichita and the last four years he was a weekender at Shell Knob, Missouri. He was employed as an overhead crane operator with Boeing Air Craft...
ROBERT DOTSON (03/09/06)
Robert Dotson, 63, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, in the University Hospital, Columbia. He was born May 14, 1942, in Butterfield, the son of Oscar L. and Mabel (Bickford) Dotson, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jim and Ralph Dotson and a sister, Wilma Price...
DARREL "DUTCH" BOUNOUS (03/09/06)
Darrel Ray "Dutch" Bounous, 68, of Monett, passed away Friday, March 3, 2006, at Cox Medical Center south, in Springfield. He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Monett. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Howard Bounous...
BUBBY CARL HOBBS (03/09/06)
Bubby Carl Hobbs, 67, of Washburn, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at St. John's Hospital in Cassville. He was born Nov. 23, 1938, in Bruneau, Idaho, son of the late Everett Carl and Clara Mae (Roberts) Hobbs. He married Barbara Jean Charles on April 15, 1963, in Cassville...
Sale of forest land is misguided (03/09/06)
A proposal put forth by the Bush Administration to sell off more than 300,000 acres of national forest land should be an issue of local concern. Of the total land to be sold, 21,566 acres would come from Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest and approximately 1,000 acres is located in Barry County...
Don't stand by and let the forest be sold (03/09/06)
It's important for everyone who opposes this short-sightedness to make their opinions known. The Forest Service is seeking public comments from now until March 30 concerning this proposal. E-mail comments to SRS_Land_Sales@fs.fed.us; fax comments to 202-205-1604; or mail comments to USDA Forest Service, SRS Comments, Lands 4S, 1400 Independence Ave, SW mailstop 1124, Washington, DC 20250-0003. ...
You're doing a heck of a job Georgie (03/09/06)
Nor does it approach the administration's move to relinquish our U.S. port operations to our "ally" UAE-owned DPW, despite their pre 9-11 terrorist money laundering and contribution of two WTC fatal airplane hijackers. It does not broach the miserable failure to respond to Katrina or $300 million worth of "misplaced" trailers in Arkansas...