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Stories from Thursday, March 23, 2006

Cassville postmaster to retire (03/23/06)
After 37 years of service with the United States Postal Service, John Walters, Cassville postmaster, will retire on March 31. "John was easy to work with," said Sherry Miller, who worked under Walters at the Cassville Post Office for around 10 years before serving as Golden postmaster. "He knew his employees and he was willing to lead us in the right way so that we were able to move up and onward in our careers."...
Council hears commercial growth ideas (03/23/06)
Gary Fields addressed the Cassville City Council with several economic development issues during the regularly scheduled meeting on March 21. Fields asked for permission to place a wireless antenna on the new city water tower located near the Wal-Mart Supercenter. He plans to use the antenna to network Security Bank branches in Cassville, Exeter and Wheaton...
R-IV ballot issues will benefit CHS students (03/23/06)
On April 4, the Cassville R-IV School District will ask patrons to approve bond issue and levy proposals, which would, in part, fund the construction and operation of additional classroom space at Cassville High School. "The hallways at Cassville High School could be compared to fitting several people in a telephone booth," said Brittney Gatley, CHS sophomore. "Walking down the halls shoulder to shoulder with other students is very common...
Walters retires (03/23/06)
After 37 years of service with the United States Postal Service, John Walters, Cassville postmaster, will retire on March 31. As Cassville postmaster, Walters' duties included supervising eight routes, 600 post office boxes, 15 staff members and the delivery of around 4,500 pieces of mail each day. Walters has served as Cassville postmaster for the last 15 years. Democrat Photo...
Hurricane relief efforts continue locally (03/23/06)
Area churches join forces to sponsor mission trip to still-ravaged New Orleans By Lindsay Reed Members of the All Faith United Methodist Church, of Eagle Rock, and the Central Community United Methodist Church, of Shell Knob, joined the Hurricane Katrina clean-up efforts in New Orleans during the second week of February...
Students score big in cupstacking event (03/23/06)
Levi Pollreisz, of Cassville, and four Aurora students attended the Missouri State Cupstacking Tournament in Blue Springs on March 11. "I'm very excited for all of my stackers this year," said coach Treslyn Pollreisz. "Not only did everyone walk away with medals and ribbons, but more importantly we worked together as a team and showed great sportsmanship toward the other participants."...
Gymnasts place fifth at area meet (03/23/06)
On Jan. 13, 14 and 15, Cassville Gymnastics' Level 4, 5, 6 and 7 teams competed at the Ozark Mountain Invitational Gymnastics Meet. The Level 7 team won fifth place with a team score of 106.175. Individual results are listed below. Danielle Pianalto: vault, 9.4, first; 9.575, first; beam, 9.0, first; floor, 8.9, fifth; and all-around, 36.875, first...
SWMS wins volleyball tournament (03/23/06)
Southwest Lady Trojans brought home the championship trophy from the eighth grade division of the Purdy Middle School Volleyball Tournament on Saturday. Southwest won four of six games and finished ahead of Exeter, Purdy and Shell Knob. Stacie Pendergraft led Southwest with 14 kills, while Heather Skidmore converted 21 of 22 serves. Marisa Fletcher added 12 assists for the Lady Trojans, who improved their overall record to 4-1-2...
MARIE STEELE (03/23/06)
Marie Steele, 97, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, March 17, 2006, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville. She was born Jan. 28, 1909, in Doniphan, the daughter of Edward and Kitty (Allen) Cochran. On Oct. 10, 1929, in Doniphan, she was united in marriage to Van B. Steele, who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one grandson and one great grandson...
DR. GEORGIA PIERCE NAPIER (03/23/06)
Dr. Georgia Pierce Napier, 75, of Petal, Miss., passed away March 16, 2006, at Forrest General Hospital. She received her B.S. from Southwest State University in Springfield; masters and PhD from University of Arkansas; taught a total of 46 years with 26 years being at Jackson state, retiring as Department Head of Elementary Education. She was of the Baptist faith...
HAROLD JOHN ELDER (03/23/06)
Harold John Elder, 70, passed away in his home, March 11, 2006, after a short illness. He was born March 6, 1936, in Chariton, Iowa, the son of Ralph and Leona (Freeburg) Elder. Survivors include: his wife, Wanda; two daughters, Theresa Elder, and Barb Hurd and her husband, James, of Richland Center, Wis.; two sons, Tracy Elder and his wife, Annette, of Iowa, and John Elder; brother, Ron and his wife Edith, of Chelsea, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren...
GLORIA LEE DAGEFORDE (03/23/06)
Gloria Lee Dageforde, 75, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 6, 1930, in Aurora Township, Cloud County, Kan., the daughter of Levi Harold and Anna Christina (Tubach) Vignery. In Concordia, Kan. on Jan., 4, 1953, she was united in marriage to LeRoy Walter Dageforde. She was preceded in death by her husband, of over 53 years, who died Dec. 19, 2005, and her parents...
EMMA SUE WILLIS COOPER (03/23/06)
Emma Sue Willis Cooper was born April 24, 1924, at Cassville to Charles and Pearl D. Willis. She passed away March 14, 2006, at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Max B. Cooper. She was married to Max Cooper Oct. 4, 1942, at the First Christian Church, Cassville. They had been married 61 years when Max passed away on June 5, 2004...
LORRAINE D. BROWN (03/23/06)
Lorraine D. Brown, 79, of Bemidji, Minn., died Sunday, March 12, 2006, at Neilson Place in Bemidji. Memorial services were held on Monday, at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home in Bemidji. Lorraine Doris Callahan was born July 27, 1926, in Ayr, N.D., to Alvin and Inga (Paulson) Callahan. ...
JEAN ALLRED (03/23/06)
Jean Allred, 77, of Monett, passed away Friday, March 17, 2006, in Cox-Monett Hospital. She was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Charles and Nettie Bell Holland. She married Kenneth Allred in 1946, and he survives. She was a housewife...
E-mailing news and photos 101 (03/23/06)
In the past few years, the Cassville Democrat has experienced an explosion in the use of e-mail for submitting information to the newspaper. This change is one we've welcomed and encouraged, and we hope the technology has made it easier to submit information to us for our consideration...
Area resident voices prochoice opinion (03/23/06)
Fast forward to 1991 in Wichita, Kan. I am working with prochoice at the Tiller Clinic. Some of the antiabortion terrorists threaten myself and my daughters. I have allowed this threatening and intimidating behavior to control me too long. Also my living is not threatened, because I am no longer working in a Catholic hospital...
Use your vote; speak for the children (03/23/06)
With the imminent projected increase in population, the school will no longer be able pass the state's MSIP regulations district-wide because of insufficient space, overcrowded conditions, and teacher/pupil ration deficiency. Had the previous measure passed children would already be enjoying the spacious area in which to play, learn and grow. ...