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Stories from Thursday, April 6, 2006

R-IV bond issue passes by large margin (04/06/06)
Southwest, Purdy and Exeter voters give nod to school board incumbents By Lisa Schlichtman Cassville R-IV School District voters overwhelmingly supported a $7.1 million bond issue proposal in Tuesday's election. District patrons voted three to one in favor of Proposition #1, which will provide for construction of a new intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade students and major additions to the existing high school. ...
Monett lawyer served as senior consultant in Iraq (04/06/06)
Monett attorney Stephen Hemphill, who served as Barry County prosecuting attorney for four years, has a personal connection to the Iraq war. "The White House was looking for a career prosecutor with experience in the Middle East that was willing to go there," said Hemphill, who has been working and volunteering in the Middle East for around 20 years. "I've always said I was selected for my availability more than my ability."...
County road tax extended (04/06/06)
Barry County's half-cent sales tax for roads and bridges will be extended for another five years thanks to a four-to-one vote in favor of the issue, which appeared on Tuesday's ballot. A total of 3,667 voters supported renewal of the tax and only 821 voted against it. The tax generates approximately $1.6 million annually. This money is distributed among the county's 25 special road district and one common road district...
Cassville woman accused of murder (04/06/06)
A Cassville woman has been charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of her friend's husband in Adair County. Kathy D. Mock, 52, was arrested at a Joplin mental health facility on March 30 and is now being held in Adair County Jail in Kirksville in lieu of a $1 million bond. She is accused of killing Melvin Griesbauer, 43, of Novinger...
Wildcat JV golfers finish fifth at MV (04/06/06)
Cassville golfers finished fifth at the Mt. Vernon J.V. Tournament held last Friday. The Wildcats finished behind Carl Junction, Joplin, Pierce City and Stockton and ahead of Lamar, Sarcoxie, Diamond, Mt. Vernon, Seneca and Aurora. Cassville golfers total score was 392. Carl Junction won the tournament with a team score of 361...
Baseball Wildcats look to right ship this week (04/06/06)
On March 28, the Cassville Wildcat baseball team travelled to Monett and came up short, falling to the Cubs by a score of 8-5 loss. The first two innings of the game were scoreless, but in the third, the Wildcats plated two runs and Monett answered back in the bottom of the inning with four. ...
Bishop brings home gold (04/06/06)
The Cassville Wildcat track squad competed in the Webb City Relays on Monday night. The varsity boys finished in seventh place overall. Other teams competing included Aurora, Carl Junction, Harrisonville, McDonald County, Monett, Nixa, Seneca and Webb City...
Buttrum leads Southwest runners (04/06/06)
Glen Buttrum rolled to an easy victory in the 3,200-meter run, as the Southwest Trojans opened the 2006 track season at Carthage on March 31. "We scored in a number of events, I was very pleased with the early season performances," said Lee Stubblefield, Southwest's veteran coach...
LLOYD DON WOODEN (04/06/06)
Lloyd Don Wooden, 78, of Monett, died March 30, 2006, at Cox Monett Hospital. He was born on Aug. 13, 1927. He married Janell Wooden on June 1, 1959, and she survives. Addtional survivors include: two sons, Sidney Wooden, of Monett, and Don Wooden Jr., of the state of Virginia; two daughters, Levonda Pryor and Donna Connolly, both of Monett; one sister, Teresia Daughtery; and five grand-children...
RILEY J. "RILEN" VOYLES (04/06/06)
Riley J. "Rilen" Voyles, 76, of Cassville, passed away Friday, March 31, 2006, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. He was born July 27, 1929, in Kansas the son of William H. and Hattie (Carlyle) Voyles. He was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters...
CHARLES EDMOND SWAFFER (04/06/06)
Charles Edmond Swaffer, 72, of Wichita, Kan., passed away Friday, March 31, 2006, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. He was born Feb. 27, 1934, in Barry County. He married Sarah Mitchel on Oct. 14, 1989, and she survives. He was a truck driver for a moving company...
GEORGE G. HILTON (04/06/06)
George G. Hilton, 88, of Aurora, died Monday, April 3, 2006, in St. John's Hospital, Aurora. He was born to George and Edith Bond Hilton on Dec. 4, 1917, in Mounds, Okla. He was a retired maintenance mechanic and a World War II veteran. He was crew chief for the 99th bomb group, spent two years in North Africa and Italy and flew 234 combat missions...
EARL FRANKLIN CLOVER (04/06/06)
Earl Franklin Clover, 88, of Wheaton, formerly of Monett, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2006, in Monett. He was married to Helen Roach on March 9, 1942, and she survives. He was retired from Conoco Oil. He was also a WWII Army Air Corp Veteran. Funeral services were held on Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Purdy with Rev. Tony Martin officiating. Burial was at the Purdy Cemetery...
ESTEL M. "TOMMY" HENSON (04/06/06)
Estel M. "Tommy" Henson, 75, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2006, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville. He was born Feb. 28, 1931, in Mineral Springs, the son of Newell and Pearl (Lyall) Henson, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one son, Randy and two brothers, Eugene and Charles...
Words that inspire (04/06/06)
At the recent Cassville High School Academic Awards Banquet, the crowd was wowed by a speech given by Cassville grade teacher Sue Cavness who was named 2004-05 Teacher of the Year. If Sue ever decides to retire from teaching (which we hope she never does), she could be very successful as a motivational speaker. My oldest son, Nick, was lucky enough to have Mrs. Cavness as his first teacher. It was a great year and I remember being awed by Sue's energy, enthusiasm and attitude of excellence...
Superintendent thanks community for support Dear Editor: (04/06/06)
On behalf of the Board of Education, staff and students of Cassville R-IV Schools, I would like to thank the patrons of the school district for showing their support for the education of the children currently attending school and for those who will attend Cassville R-IV Schools in the future by approving the school bond/levy issue...
The other side to the abortion issue Dear Editor: (04/06/06)
I would like to comment on Lucy Ann White's misguided letter. She says she is pro choice because a young female died because of a back alley abortion. What she doesn't say is the woman had a choice; the child that also died didn't! The pro choice crowd always talks about the deaths due to back alley abortions. ...
Response to fire was phenomenal Dear Editor: (04/06/06)
It's Sunday afternoon at 6:30 p.m., and I just got back from a fire! A large tree fell across electrical lines on my land and the high winds whipped up a fire quick. Thanks to my neighbors who noticed smoke up the road from their home after their electricity went out and called the sheriff, otherwise my land and my home as well as others may have been lost...