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Stories from Thursday, July 20, 2006

McCracken to head local bank (07/20/06)
A familiar face will soon return to Barry County business circles. On Monday, it was announced that Mike McCracken has been named community president of Commerce Bank's Barry County division. McCracken, a native of Wheaton, has served as a member of the Commerce Bank, Barry County, Board of Directors since 1992. During his 14 years on the board, McCracken has gained extensive knowledge of the financial institution and its customers...
Giving Barry County a reason to walk (07/20/06)
Over 50 survivors participated in the annual Survivor Lap, which kicked off the fifth annual Relay for Life of South Barry County, on July 14. The survivors received applause from participants and community members as they rounded the Cassville football field to start the event, which raised over $53,000 for the American Cancer Society this year. Democrat Photo...
Relay for Life raises record $53,000 (07/20/06)
Hundreds of miles were walked in the name of cancer research this past weekend as members of the community turned out in force for the fifth annual Relay for Life of South Barry County. As of Saturday morning, the 2006 Relay had raised $53,000 for the American Cancer Society. Cindy Puryear, chairman of the local Relay for Life Planning Committee, said this year's fundraising total is 10 percent higher than last year's...
Heat wave prompts health alert (07/20/06)
With temperatures topping the 100-degree mark, residents of Barry County are being warned to watch out for heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Extreme heat affects all ages but is more of risk for the elderly, chronically ill and children under the age of 4. Individuals who work outdoors are also more likely to suffer from the heat...
Exeter discusses tax levy increase (07/20/06)
The Exeter R-VI School Board set the 2005-06 school year tax levy hearing for Aug. 9 during its regularly scheduled meeting on July 12. The board will consider increasing the school tax levy from $3.15 to $3.43 at the August hearing. Through the new school funding formula, districts with fewer than 350 students will receive extra funding through a Small Schools Grant...
Cassville Baseball is hosting state Babe Ruth tournament (07/20/06)
The Cassville Baseball League will have the honor of hosting the 2006 Junior Babe Ruth State Tournament next week. Four days of games are planned at the Cassville's Wildcat Field on the Cassville High School campus, according to Trish Vaught, event coordinator and Cassville Baseball League president...
Meadows named Club Champion (07/20/06)
The 2006 Cassville Golf Association Club Championship was held this past weekend at the Cassville Golf Course. D.J. Meadows, a 2006 Cassville High School graduate who is headed to play college golf at Pratt Community College, earned the title of Club Champion by shooting a 143 (72-71) over two days of play...
Local teams compete in triathlon (07/20/06)
The YMCA Recreation and Gymnastics Center of Cassville recently hosted its first annual "Y not Tri" Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, July 15. The event, which attracted about 20 competitors, consisted of a 400-yard swim, a 10.3-mile bike ride and a 2.5-mile run...
WARNER WOLF (07/20/06)
Warner Wolf, 93, of Willow Springs, formerly of rural Purdy, passed away on July 17, 2006, at Willow Springs health Care Center. He was born Oct. 20, 1912, at Verona, the son of the late Peter and Lou Hopkins Wolf. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include: three sons, Larry Wolf, of Bakersfield, Calif., Gary Wolf, of Ft. ...
PAULINE PERIMAN (07/20/06)
Survivors include: three daughters, Naomi Jane Williamson and her husband, Rolland, of Fairview, Wyona Kay Boyd and her husband, Jack, of Aurora, Norma Jean Culp and her husband, Preston, of Peck, Kan.; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Pete Bailey, of Loomis, Calif., and Ronald Bailey, of Cassville; two sisters, Myrtle Sue Steele, of Sequim, Wash., and Linda Sue Stapleton, of Verona; and one stepsister, Betty Packwood, of Cassville...
ROBERT H. "BOB" HAWK (07/20/06)
Robert H. "Bob" Hawk, of Springfield, passed away May 2, 2006. He was born July 29, 1922, to the late Robert and Bertha Hawk in Cassville. He graduated from Cassville High School in 1941 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Sunset Church of Christ...
TREVOR CARL COONS (07/20/06)
Trevor Carl Coones, 16, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at St. John' s Regional Medical Center in Springfield from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born March 5, 1990, in Kansas City, Kan. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Cassville and a student at Southwest High School...
JAMES (JIM) LEE (07/20/06)
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...
Farewell to a first class ag advisor (07/20/06)
Dear Editor: As we welcome Cassville's new ag advisor; Ms. Charli Jo Epperly, and look forward to a new year with her, we could not let Mr. David Bolton's resig-nation pass without honoring him. The love and gratitude we have for all he sacrificed for us and the Cassville ag program is immense...
An inspiring event (07/20/06)
This weekend I had the privilege of participating in the Relay for Life event at the Cassville football stadium. In years past, I had attended the Relay as an observer, viewing the festivities from behind the lens of my camera. But this year, the Cassville Democrat and Baywash car wash joined together to put together a relay team, and instead of viewing the Relay as an outsider, I got involved with my fellow teammates on a personal level and can say I thoroughly enjoyed the experience...