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Stories from Thursday, June 22, 2006

Proposed fire districts cross boundary lines (06/22/06)
As the Purdy Volunteer Fire Department and Monett Rural Fire Association go head-to-head in an effort to establish district property lines, several area fire departments are getting caught in the middle of the controversy. "If the Purdy Fire District issue passes, they will take all of our members," said Floyd Wolf, Corsi Community Fire Department fire chief. "We would have to shut the doors on our operation."...
Cassville names new administrator (06/22/06)
The Cassville City Council has hired a new city administrator, and Monday, marked Michael Hayslip's first day on the job. The city has been without a city administrator since Kati Rose resigned the post four months ago. Mayor Jim Craig said the council has conducted extensive interviews with a number of quality candidates over the past few months and voted to offer the city's top job to Hayslip last Tuesday night...
Aide pleads guilty to sex charges (06/22/06)
Barry County Prosecutor Johnnie Cox said on Tuesday that he had dismissed two of the four charges he initially filed against Angle. He dropped one count of child molestation in the first degree and one count of statutory rape in the first degree. The charges Angle pleaded guilty to involve sexual contact with one victim. The charges involving a second victim were dismissed...
Anticipating the experience of a life time (06/22/06)
A group of four seniors participated in a group tandem skydive at Freefall Express in Mt. Vernon on June 17. In the photo above, Skippy Fine, of Monett, Elmer Lewis, of Springfield, and Lynn Goss and Helene "Grandma" Kopp, of Illinois, board a small airplane, which will take them 14,000 feet up for their skydiving experience. Democrat Photo...
Skydiving seniors enjoy freefalling fun (06/22/06)
Jumping out of airplanes is a thrill at any age By Lindsay Reed Several seniors celebrated life with a tandem skydive jump at Freefall Express Skydiving in Mt. Vernon on June 17. "At my age, I still want to have thrills in life, and as long as I can do this, I'm still going to have those thrills," said Skippy Fine, of Monett. "You're never to old to have fun."...
Wildcats selected for All-Star game (06/22/06)
A pair of Cassville soccer players and the Wildcat coach have been selected to participate in the second annual Southwest Soccer All-Stars game at the Cooper Soccer Complex in Springfield on Thursday, June 22. Nick Schlichtman and Brett Buchanan, both seniors on the highly successful 2005 Cassville soccer squad, will be playing for the red team, which will be coached by Terry Jamieson, Cassville High School soccer coach, and Jeff Rogers, Glendale High School soccer coach...
WALTER O. LYONS (06/22/06)
Walter O. Lyons, 81, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2006, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Feb. 4, 1925, in Rogers, Ark., the son of Donald and Alta (Skaggs) Lyons. On Dec. 18, 1947, in Inman, Neb., he was united in marriage to Jean Calkins, who survives...
CLARA (ASHLOCK) UNFER (06/22/06)
Clara (Ashlock) Unfer, 84, of Cassville, passed away June 19, 2006. She was born in Hickory, Ark., on Feb. 11, 1922. She is the oldest and survived by four brothers and sisters. She married Sherman Woods, of Ault, Colo., in 1936 where they farmed until his death in 1961...
GERALD REX LANE (06/22/06)
Gerald Rex Lane, 87, of Monett, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2006, at his home. He was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Winsor to James A. and Amanda L. Igo Lane. He married Margret Romig on May 27, 1950, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 26, 1995. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margret Lane and six brothers, Willard, Herbert, James, George, Thomas and Robert; and one sister, Margaret Merryfield...
WANDA ADEEN HOUSTON (06/22/06)
Wanda Adeen Houston, 94, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2006, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. She was born April 11, 1912, in Oklahoma, daughter of Marian and Bessie (Waldon) Harris. In 1929, she was united in marriage to Arthur A. "Tuffy" Houston, who preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1975. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Betty Appelhans; son-in-law, Eugene Appelhans; daughter-in-law, Ethel Houston and one grandson, Rocky Wade...
LINDY LEANN HALL (06/22/06)
Lindy LeAnn Hall, 23, of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away on June 10, 2006, at her home. She was born April 15, 1983, the daughter of John and Linda Jerome Keckler Jr., of Purdy. She married Adrian Hall on July 13, 2002, and he survives. Additional survivors include: her parents; one brother, John Rollin Keckler III, of Purdy; and one sister, Amanda Pauline Keckler, of Monett...
CAROL A. EATON (06/22/06)
Carol A. Eaton, 46, of Rogers, Ark., passed away Monday, June 19, 2006, in St. Mary Rogers Memorial Hospital, Rogers, Ark. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, in Mineral Springs Cemetery, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
KEVIN LEE HORNER (06/22/06)
Kevin Lee Horner, 37, of Copperas Cove, Texas, passed away Monday, June 12, 2006, at his residence. He was born in Portsmouth, Va., on May 9, 1969, the son of Jack Francis and Linda Louise (Groves) Horner, of Cassville. He was a Cassville High School graduate, class of 1987...
Sacrifice and service (06/22/06)
This week, we'd like to focus on recent legislation signed into law in Missouri that honors our very deserving veterans. It is important that we, as Americans, never forget the sacrifices made by members of our Armed Forces who risk their lives to protect the freedoms we often take for granted. ...
Class of 1941 enjoyed 65th reunion activities (06/22/06)
Dear Editor: We subscribe to the Cassville Democrat and enjoy reading the articles about Cassville and school activities. On May 26, the Cassville High School class of 1941 held their reunion celebrating the 65th year since graduation. It was held at the Fisherman's Den. Seventeen classmates and 13 guests attended. On May 27, many of the group attended the alumni dinner, and Jim Bower had three tables reserved for the class. We thank him for recognizing the class of 1941...
Landowners must fight thistles now (06/22/06)
Dear Editor: Have you looked at the hayfields and pastures of Barry County lately? Many are being taken over by an insidious enemy: the Musk thistle. When my family moved to this country 24 years ago, Musk thistles were nowhere to be seen. Farmers were battling the Bull thistle, but its armies were small compared to those of its rapacious cousin. Neither of these noxious weeds are native Missouri plants. Musk thistles have only recently become prevalent in this area...