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Stories from Thursday, June 15, 2006

Local man faces federal firearms charges (06/15/06)
A Cassville man has been indicted on firearms charges by a federal grand jury. The indictment against William Mansfield, 50, was handed down in federal court in Springfield on June 8, according to Bradley J. Schlozman, United States attorney for the Western District of Missouri...
Campus construction underway (06/15/06)
Summer break has started and so have several construction projects on the Cassville R-IV School District campus. Last Thursday, Branco Construction broke ground on a classroom addition at the high school, which is part of a $7.1 million bond issue approved by district voters in April...
Rodeo action returns (06/15/06)
A nationally acclaimed comedian will headline the Cassville Rotary Club's 69th annual rodeo on Friday and Saturday night. Rodeo action begins nightly at 8 p.m. at Bill Hailey Arena on Business 37 north of Cassville. Punkintown Smith, the 2004 Christian Country Music Award Comedian of the Year, will provide entertainment in between exciting rodeo action that culminates with bull riding each night...
Rare animals can be found in Barry County's own backyard (06/15/06)
Promised Land Animal Park in Eagle Rock offers Barry County residents an opportunity to see, touch and feed a wide variety of endangered and threatened animal species. "We have a four-mile, drive-through area, a walk-through area with camels and kangaroos and a petting zoo," said Laura Sanders, park curator. "We offer a broad range of activities so there is something for everyone...
More room to learn (06/15/06)
Excavation work has begun on a classroom addition at Cassville High School. Branco Construction will serve as general contractor for the project, which is part of a $7.1 million bond issue approved by Cassville R-IV School District voters in April. According to Superintendent Jim Orrell, the addition should be completed by December. Democrat Photo...
CMS Ladycat basketball camp (06/15/06)
Basketball camp for Cassville sixth through eighth grade girls will be held June 19 through June 23 and June 26 through June 28. Camp sessions will be from 2 to 4 p.m. each day with the first 30 minutes devoted to individual shooting develop-ment and the last 90 minutes focused on fundamental skill development and game play...
Wildcat players shine at all-star contest (06/15/06)
Cassville High School was well represented at the 2006 Grin Iron Classic all-star football game held last Friday night at JFK Stadium in Springfield. Wildcat kicker Jason Bromley, defensive back Cody Ricklefs and offensive guard Dakota Russell all started for the West All-Stars. The three seniors were named to the roster based on their outstanding seasons in 2005...
MICHAEL ALLEN WITTENBURG (06/15/06)
Michael Allen Wittenburg, 37, of Purdy passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2006, in his home. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. FOHN FUNERAL HOME Cassville, Missouri 417-847-2141
DOROTHY WISHON (06/15/06)
Dorothy Wishon, 69, of Seligman, passed way June 6, 2006, at St. Mary's Memorial Hospital in Rogers, Ark. She was born Dec. 19, 1936, in Wyandotte, Okla., to the late Charlie McDonald and Annie Mae Davis McDonald. She was retired from Emerson Electric Company and a member of New Hope Assembly of God...
JOYCE VAUGHAN (06/15/06)
Joyce Eloise Vaughan, 74, of Cassville, died Sunday, June 11, 2006, in St John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin. She was born in Cassville, June 16, 1931, the daughter of Floyd Jack and Helen Eloise (Sullivan) Sivadon. On Sept. 23, 1950, in Aurora, she was united in marriage to Charles A. Vaughan, who survives...
CLEO BLANKINSHIP (06/15/06)
Cleo Ketchel Blankinship, age 86, of Garfield, Ark., formerly of Jenkins, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2006, in Heritage Park Nursing Center, Rogers, Ark. He was born Aug. 15, 1919, in Guymon, Okla., the son of Thomas Jefferson and Effie Elizabeth (Snider) Blankinship. On Dec. 20, 1964, in Hollister, he was united in marriage to Lois Wanda Inmon, who preceded him in death in 1988...
The beautiful game (06/15/06)
For the next month, futebol, or soccer as its called in the United States, will capture the attention and imagination of billions of fans. The World Cup final, to be played on July 9, is expected to be the viewing choice of one of six people on the planet...