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Stories from Thursday, March 16, 2006

Man's death now under investigation (03/16/06)
A Barry County man is dead following an altercation at a lake area campground, and Barry County law enforcement authorities are labeling the death as "suspicious." Scott Harold Howell, 44, died early Saturday morning at a Bentonville, Ark., hospital. Howell was living south of Bates Corner at the time of his death...
Construction of new bank branch in Seligman begins (03/16/06)
Freedom Bank of Southern Missouri board directors, bank officials and members of the Seligman community gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at the bank's new branch location in Seligman on March 8. "We're looking forward to coming to Seligman," said Stan Kelley, Freedom Bank president. "We saw southern Barry County was growing, and our board felt it was a great opportunity to be a part of Seligman."...
Tornados bypass county (03/16/06)
Local damage caused by high winds and hail By Lisa Schlichtman Barry County dodged two bullets Sunday night as a pair of tornadoes skirted the county's south and north borders and travelled through the area quickly, leaving behind only minor wind and hail damage...
Another Southwest administrator resigns (03/16/06)
A second administrator at Southwest R-V School District has made the decision to leave her post at the end of the 2005-06 school year. Last Thursday night, Southwest High School Principal Vicki Enyart submitted a letter of resignation to the R-V School Board at its regular monthly meeting...
Congratulations! (03/16/06)
CHS sports teams earn recognition Cassville High School Athletic Director Terry Jamieson has announced that five varsity sports and the cheerleading squad have achieved grade-point averages reflecting exemplary effort as recognized by the Missouri State High School Activities Association...
Baseball Wildcats field strong squad in 2006 (03/16/06)
The Cassville Wildcat baseball team looks for 2006 to be its year. The squad will have a well-rounded team in experience and ability of play plus an excellent coaching staff. "We have 13 returning lettermen, and depending on the line-up from 2005, we have eight returning starters," said Coach Rod Hemphill, in his eighth year of coaching at Cassville. "We will be experienced and hopefully use that experience to do a lot of good things."...
Vogt signs to play golf at Pratt (03/16/06)
If Dylan Vogt is not in school and there's daylight left, he can be found out at the Cassville Golf Course. The Cassville High School senior said he spends about 35 hours a week on the golf course, perfecting a game that he loves. Vogt's hard work has paid off. On Monday, he signed a letter of intent to play golf at Pratt Community College in Pratt, Kan. In return, Vogt will receive a scholarship that will cover tuition and books...
ADDA "SIS" ORBELL (03/16/06)
Adda "Sis" Orbell, 74, of Monett, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006 at her home. She was born Sept. 30,1931, in Hinsdale, Ill., to the late Otis and Adda Ruby Bates. She married Jack Orbell on March 26, 1949. She was a retired manager from Colonial Deli...
HAROLD SCOTT HOWELL (03/16/06)
Harold Scott Howell, 44, of Cassville, died Saturday, March 11, 2006, in Northwest Arkansas Regional Hospital, Bentonville, Ark. He was born in Landstuhl, Germany, June 16, 1961, the son of Donald Lewis and Jeanice (Houlton) Howell. He was preceded in death by his father, one sister, Dorris Coomes; and grandparents...
HAZEL HIGGS (03/16/06)
Hazel Margaret (Erwin) Higgs, 92 years, died at 7:48 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2006, in Christian Health Care in Springfield, Missouri, after a short illness. Hazel, daughter of Ora (Walker) Erwin and Judge Erwin, was born October 11, 1913, in Wayne, Missouri, one of eight children. Hazel was the last surviving child of Ora and Judge...
CRAIG ALLEN GIBBINS (03/16/06)
Craig Allen Gibbins, 43, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2006, at St. Frances Hospital, in Wichita, Kan., following a long illness. He was born July 4, 1962, in Bellflower, Calif., to Edward Robert Gibbins and the late Sylvia (Gibbons) Gibbins. He worked as a carpenter for various contractors...
PATTY J. FRIDAY (03/16/06)
Patty J. Friday, 69, of Monett, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at Cox-Monett Hospital. She was born May 23, 1936, in Kansas City, to the late John and eva Payne Horine. She married Virgil Friday in 1959, and he preceded her in death in 1998. She was retired from Jumping Jack shoe in Monett. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Palaskifield...
VIVIAN FRANCIS ELLIS (03/16/06)
Vivian Francis Ellis, 79, of Aurora, died Thursday,March 9, 2006, at Crettenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis, Ark. She was born Dec. 2, 1926, in Aurora to Homer E. and Cordelia S. (Tinkle) Means. She married Robert. P. Ellis Sept. 8, 1944, in Eureka Springs, Ark., and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker...
LEVEDA DUNBAR (03/16/06)
Laveda Irene (Wyatt) Dunbar, 62, of Cassville died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at her home. She was born April 26, 1943 in Moscow Mills, a daughter of the Joseph Allen and Ruby Beatrice (Lester) Wyatt. She attended Fulton Schools. She was married September 3, 1960 in Waterloo, Ill., to Robert Leroy Dunbar, Sr., who survives at the home...
JOE DENNEY (03/16/06)
Joe Denney, 75, of Purdy, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at Cox-Monett Hospital. He was born Aug. 29,1930, in berryville, Ark., to the late Roy and Lula Clifton Denney. He married Nina Rose Prier in 1950, and she survives. He was retired from Mid American Dairyman and from Cabool Transport. He attended First Assembly of god in Purdy...
DELLA MAE YOUNG (03/16/06)
Della Mae Young, 96, of Cassville, passed away Friday, March 10, 2006, in her home. She was born March 23, 1909, in Crestline, Kan., the daughter of Frederick G. and Mary Elizabeth (Nichols) Buchanan. On May 5, 1960, in Bisby, Ariz., she was united in marriage to Charles A. Young, who preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1981. She was also preceded in death by six sisters...
HILA WIERMAN (03/16/06)
Hila Wierman, 87, of Bryant, Ark., died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at Grace Healthcare of Benton. She was born to Samuel Vanderpool and Sylvia Thompson on March 7, 1919, in Exeter. She was formerly of Webb City and a member of First Baptist Church of Webb City. She had lived in Bryant, Ark., for the past six years...
FRANCIS WILLIAM ROBERTS (03/16/06)
Francis William Roberts, 90, of Seligman, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale, Ark. He was born Jan. 16, 1916, at Jenks, Okla., to Clarence C. Roberts and Arelia Charlotte Growow Roberts. He was an industrial machinist and worked for Beech Aircraft in Wichia, Kan., for 10 years, before moving to Missouri to make his home and was a farmer. ...
KAREN JEANETTE BLYTHE (03/16/06)
Karen Jeanette Blythe, 57, of Springfield, passed away in her home on Wednesday evening, March 8, 2006. She was born March 7, 1949, in Cassville, to Don and Ernie Lou (Henbest) Brock. On May 29, 1985, she was united in marriage to Gary Blythe, who survives...
A committed career educator (03/16/06)
Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a strong advocate of education. When I think about items I want included in my obituary, I hope some journalist includes the fact that I never voted against any school bond issue and always supported students and teachers in any way I could...
Support voiced for school board member (03/16/06)
Public service is hard, you must have some grit in your craw. Judy worked hard to get elected. She made her platform clear to all and she got the necessary votes to win. A wise man once said if two people agree on everything, one of them is not necessary. ...
Mayor supports music education program (03/16/06)
Through the efforts of dedicated teachers and prodding parents, I proceeded to play the horn throughout my elementary, junior high and high school years, and played with the Drury College band for three semesters. A change in major caused me to stop playing, and then work, marriage, children and all the other complexities of modern life kept me out of active participation in instrumental music. ...