[Masthead] Fair ~ 86°F  
High: 85°F ~ Low: 65°F
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Stories from Friday, July 14, 2006

Purdy seeks better ISO rating (07/14/06)
The proposed tax-based Purdy Fire Protection District issue could affect an evaluation scheduled to be conducted by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) this fall. "We've made a lot of improvements over the years preparing for ISO to come back," said Mike Redshaw, Purdy Volunteer Fire Department chief. ...
Start your flippers (07/14/06)
A large crowd of Barry County residents turned out to support the Wheaton Volunteer Fire Department at the 54th annual Wheaton Barbecue held in the city park on July 8. At 8 p.m., a large crowd gathered around the water-filled ditch, which represents the duck race track, to watch over 500 blue, pink and yellow ducks race toward a multi-colored finish line. Democrat Photo...
Results of R-III audit made public (07/14/06)
Representatives of the Missouri State Auditor's Office delivered the Wheaton R-III School District audit report during a special public meeting on July 7. "We got some real positive responses from the school board," said Tom Kremer, state director of audits. "We did not agree on all things, but I believe that makes the audit balanced."...
Teams gearing up for Relay (07/14/06)
Enthusiasm for the fifth annual Relay for Life of South Barry County is mounting as 18 teams prepare to walk through the night to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Relay activities are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 14 with opening ceremonies that culminate with the honorary survivors' lap around the Cassville High School track. As of Tuesday, 42 survivors have signed up to participate in the Relay opener...
Registration opens for benefit tourney (07/14/06)
The fourth annual HIS Children's Camp benefit golf tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Windmill Ridge Golf Course in Monett. The cost to participate is $60 per player or $180 per team. Hole sponsorships are available for $150. To sponsor a hole and register a team to play, the cost is $200. Tee-off for the three-person scramble begins at 8 a.m...
Cross country camp planned at Southwest (07/14/06)
The seventh annual Southwest cross country camp will begin on Monday, July 17 as prospective Trojan runners begin their summer training in earnest. "We have traditionally held our camp the last two full weeks in July so that runners can then continue their training on into the school season," said Coach Lee Stubblefield, whose summer training philosophy has led to a state championship and three other state trophies since the first camp back in 2000...
MARY ELLEN DUNCAN (07/14/06)
Mary Ellen Duncan, 83, formerly of Rocky Comfort, passed away at her home in Springdale, Ark., Wednesday, July 5, 2006. She was born April 27, 1923, in Atchison, Kan., to the late Willard C. and Mary E. (Brennan) Linville. She operated many restaurants in the Wheaton, Rocky Comfort and Stella areas over the years...
JOAN CARRINGTON (07/14/06)
Joan Carrington, 74, of Wheaton, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2006, at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield. She was born April 4, 1932, in Buffalo, N.Y. to the late Benjamin and Alice Simpson Lade. She was a retired sales manager for Emerson Electric. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Cassville. She Married Marvin Turner in April 1998 and he Survives...
GERALDINE LOUISE HILL (07/14/06)
Mrs. Geraldine L. Hill, 83, of Monett, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2006, at Cox Monett Hospital. She was born Sept. 27, 1922, in Exeter, the daughter of the late Robert and Goldie Kelling May. She married Clovie LeRoy Hill in February 1958 at Neosho and he preceded her in death in 1972. She was a cook at Lacoba and attended First Baptist Church in Purdy...
MRS. LUCILLE K. WALTERS (07/14/06)
Mrs. Lucille K. Walters, 84, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2006, in her home. She was born Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 1921, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Richard and Neva (Bohanan) Perriman. On Friday, May 13, 1938, in Mt. Vernon, she was united in marriage to Loren Walters, who preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Eric Walters...
JAMES (JIM) LEE (07/14/06)
James (Jim) Lee, 51, of Seligman, departed this life July 5, 2006, in Cox Medical Center, South, Springfield, Mo., after a nine-month battle with cancer. He was born March 5, 1955, in Kansas City, Mo., to Dayne and Betty (Tucker) Lee. James united in marriage to Rhoda Brinkman on April 24, 1976. To this union two children were born...
CECIL R. DUNCAN (07/14/06)
Cecil R. Duncan, 80, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2006, in Springdale, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. He graduated from Wheaton High School and was a lifelong resident of the Wheaton area. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War. ...
SANDRA KATHERINE CARLSON (07/14/06)
Sandra Katherine Carlson, 59, of Shell Knob, passed away in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Friday, June 30, 2006. She was born Aug. 13, 1946, in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Doris Jane (Clark) Roy. She was united in marriage on July 25, 1975, in Des Moines to Richard Carlson, who survives...
KAREN I. ROBINSON (07/14/06)
Karen I. Robinson, 61, of Monett, passed away Monday, July 10, 2006, at her home in Monett. She was born May 12, 1945, in Gulfport, Miss., the daughter of Robert and Helen Stoll Dixon. She was a nurses aide. Survivors include: two sons, Steven Perryman, of Branson, and Brian Perryman, of Monett; two daughters, Kathern Pleasant, of Purdy, and Jenece Bohmke, of Mineral Springs; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren...
EDWARD ENGLAND (07/14/06)
Edward W. England, 92, Carthage, passed away Monday July 10, 2006, in the Carthage Nursing and Rehab Center. Mr. England was born Dec. 31, 1913, in Mineral Springs, to George H. England and Minerva (Brock) England. He was a graduate of Cassville High School, Class of 1934 and received his B.S. degree in education from SMSU Springfield. He was a U. S. Army veteran during WWII serving in the European Campaigns. He married Mary Louise Garner on April 24, 1949, in Cassville...
Community showed support for band (07/14/06)
Dear Editor: I would like to thank the community of Cassville for the support shown the Cassville Wildcat Band fireworks stand during the build-up to the Fourth of July. Our students had a tremendous opportunity to experience retail sales from the other side of the counter by manning a fireworks stand located across from Wildcat Rentals for a 10-day period. ...
Underage drinking is costly (07/14/06)
For those in the community who continue to believe that underage drinking is a harmless teenage rite of passage, it's time for them to rethink their attitude, especially in light of a new survey conducted by Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation...