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Stories from Thursday, August 3, 2006

Few races contested in primary (08/03/06)
The Aug. 8 primary election in Barry County features only one contested race. Incumbent Gary Youngblood will be seeking his fourth term as Barry County clerk and is facing competition from political newcomer Jan Enloe on the Republican ticket. "I want to continue serving the people of Barry County," said Youngblood. "It is always a great feeling to help people when they have a question, whether it pertains to our office or not."...
Driving into the danger zone (08/03/06)
Members of the 203rd Engineer Battalion of the Missouri National Guard participated in lanes training exercises during annual training at Camp Crowder in Neosho last week. Guardsmen learned how to react to improvised explosive devices and ambush situations during training drills based on real-world war situations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The soldiers in the photo above are traveling into a simulated ambush situation. Democrat Photo...
Soldiers prepare for battle (08/03/06)
Members of the 203rd Engineer Battalion of the Missouri National Guard participated in annual training at Camp Crowder in Neosho last week. Guardsmen took part in construction projects, equipment training and other skill seminars during the week. Soldiers also under went platoon convoy operations training, which taught them how to deal with improvised explosive devices, rules of engagement and how to react to ambush...
Purdy fire district vote will not count (08/03/06)
On Monday, a week before election day, Barry County Associate Circuit Judge Carr Woods ruled that election results for the tax-supported Purdy Fire Protection District issue will not count. "The court is reluctant to set aside the order of May 12, 2006, due to the election scheduled for Aug. ...
Mailboxes hit in vandalism spree (08/03/06)
Those responsible for damaging 50 mailboxes in the Exeter area last week could face federal charges now that the U.S. postal inspector has been alerted to the rash of vandalism. "This is a pretty serious issue," said Sgt. Angela Cole with the Barry County Sheriff's Office, lead investigator on the case. "We have questioned a couple of people but we're still investigating."...
Fall sports practices begin at CHS (08/03/06)
Fall sports at Cassville High School kick off on Monday, Aug. 7 with practice and tryout schedules announced by coaches this week. Softball Softball tryouts will begin on Monday, Aug. 7 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Field #7 at the Cassville Aquatic Park. Interested players must have a renewed physical and proof of medical insurance to participate. All players interested in playing softball next fall must attend. For more information, call Coach Bonnie Cox at 847-3137...
Punt, pass and kick contest (08/03/06)
The YMCA Recreation and Gymnastics Center of Cassville will host a NFL Punt, Pass and Kick contest on Friday, Aug. 4. The free event, which begins at 6 p.m. at the CHS football field, is open to anyone between the ages of 8 and 15. Winners of each age division will advance to sectional competition. Participants can register the day of the competition or can pre-register by visiting the YMCA Recreation and Gymnastics Center on Highway 248 in Cassville...
Registration is now opens for adult softball leagues (08/03/06)
The YMCA Recreation and Gymnastics Center of Cassville is now accepting registration for its fall adult softball leagues. Men's, co-ed and church leagues will be offered. Co-ed teams will play on Wednesdays, the men's league will play games on Thursdays and the church league will play on Saturdays. All games will be played at the North Park city ball fields...
ERNIE LEE BECK (08/03/06)
JAMES BOWER STOTTS (08/03/06)
James Bower Stotts, 52, of Cassville, passed away Monday, July 31, 2006, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Sept. 17, 1953, in Clovis, N. M., the son of Robert and Emma Louise (Walohia) Stotts. survivors include: one sister, Candace Moss-Bower; two brothers, Reginald Krkovich and John Roe Stotts.He received his education in Guam, where he graduated from high school. He was a self-employed roofer. In 1983 he moved from Alaska to Cassville to make his home...
EUGENE SHIPMAN (08/03/06)
Eugene Shipman, 63, of Seligman, died July 30, 2006, at his home. He was born Oct. 20, 1942, in Dumas, Texas, the son of Luther and Daisy Bussey Shipman. He was a retired mechanic. survivors include: one daughter, Jodi Shipman, Pueblo, Colo.; one sister, Darlene Shipman, Amarillo, Texas; and four brothers, Wayne Shipman, Seligman Charles Shipman, Lawton, Okla., Ike Shipman, Denver, Colo., and Joe Bond, Austin, Texas...
TIMOTHY ALAN ROBINSON (08/03/06)
Timothy Alan Robinson, 43, of Columbia, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2006, at University Hospital. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Memorial Funeral Home. He was born April 18, 1963, in Monett. On Sept. 7, 1985, he married Sandra Crim in Columbia, and she survives...
MARY LUCILLE MILLER (08/03/06)
Mary Lucille Miller, 81, passed away at her home in Cassville, July 28, 2006. She was born Oct. 19, 1924, in Lineville, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Bertha (Keas) Phelps. She was united in marriage Nov. 19, 1948, in Neosho, to Gene Miller, who preceded her in death on July 5, 1974. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Bill Phelps...
GENEVA DAVENPORT (08/03/06)
Geneva S. (Owens) Davenport, 70, of Jane, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at Northwest Medical Center of Benton County in Bentonville, Ark., from a sudden illness. She was born July 8, 1936, in Butterfield, the daughter of John and Telecy (Allman) Owens. On Aug. 3, 1973, she was united in marriage to Russell Davenport, who survives...
ANNA MAE BURNS (08/03/06)
Anna Mae Burns, 69, of Seligman, passed away Monday, July 31, 2006, in Northwest Medical Center of Benton County, Bentonville, Ark. She was born Jan. 10, 1937, in McDonald County, the daughter of Loy and Flossie (Hendrix) Wade. On June 9, 1956, she was united in marriage to Hubert "Mickey" Burns, who survives...
HUGH "GENE" PRICE (08/03/06)
Hugh "Gene" Price, 81, of Eagle Rock, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at his home. He was born on Nov. 28, 1924, in Fairview, the son of Victor and Kathryn Forsyth Price. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Rainbow Division under General George M. ...
MAURICE WEIHE (08/03/06)
Maurice Weihe, age 72, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Friday, July 28, 2006, at the home of his daughter in Wichita, Kansas. He was born June 11, 1934, in Stotts City, Missouri, the son of Fred and Erna (Lindauer) Weihe. On December 22, 1956, in Meade, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Betty Jo Denton, who survives. ...
GARRETT HOUSTON HUDGINS (08/03/06)
Garrett Houston Hudgins, 15, of Berryville, Ark., passed away Saturday, July 29, 2006. was born Nov. 14, 1990, in Rogers, Ark. He was the youngest son of Clay Winslow, Sr. and Pamela Jean (Brown) Hudgins. He was a member of the Berryville Baseball team and the Track & Field team where he competed as a pole vaulter. He was an avid motocross racer...
Mailbox vandalism must be stopped (08/03/06)
Dear Editor: This is a very important letter for everyone who has a rural mailbox. Last Wednesday night, July 26, there were over 50 mailboxes in the Exeter delivery area that were damaged or destroyed by drive-by vandals. This type of vandalism has gone on for years, however this time the vandals went all out...
"Keep a good thing going" (08/03/06)
"Keep a good thing going" is one of the advertising slogans being used to promote Amendment 1, which will appear on the Aug. 8 ballot. Amendment 1 asks Missouri voters to renew the parks and soils sales tax that has been in place since 1984. The one 10th of a cent sales tax has been a good thing and its revenue has directly benefitted the Barry County area through numerous parks and soil and water conservation programs...