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Stories from Thursday, August 17, 2006

Walls going up (08/17/06)
The walls on a classroom addition at Cassville High School are going up as construction continues on campus. Branco Enterprises is serving as general contractor on the $937,000 project that will add 9,515 square feet to the south end of the existing high school. The new space will include additional classrooms, restrooms, a state-of-the-art science lab and a connecting hallway between the east and west academic wings. Democrat Photo...
Campus construction is well underway (08/17/06)
A pair of construction projects on the Cassville High School campus are progressing on schedule, according to R-IV School District Superintendent Jim Orrell. Concrete block walls are being erected at the site of a classroom addition on the south end of the existing high school building. Branco Enterprises is general contractor for the $937,000 project, which is part of a $7.1 million bond issue approved by district voters last April...
Feral hog problem continues (08/17/06)
The U.S. Forest Service hosted the Walk When the Moon is Full program "Hog Wild Moon" at the Shell Knob Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Pavilion on Aug. 9. "Feral hogs are an invasive species because they impact other animals," said Scott Radford, who is a wildlife specialist with the United State Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service...
New alderman takes seat on Cassville Council (08/17/06)
The Cassville City Council accepted an alderman's resignation and appointed a new council member at its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 15. "It is with regret that I will hand in my verbal resignation due to relocation of residency," said Gary Whyte, north ward alderman. "Effective this evening, I will be living in the south ward, which will leave my seat vacant. I will miss it greatly."...
Football fever returns to Cassville (08/17/06)
Wildcat fans get ready. Football season is right around the corner. This Friday, black and gold uniforms will return to the field for the annual inter-squad scrimmage. This anticipated game will begin at 7 p.m. It will be preceded by the fifth annual Cassville High School Alumni Football Game at 6 p.m...
Adult softball leagues forming (08/17/06)
The Cassville YMCA is accepting registrations for the next session of adult league sports. Men's softball, along with co-ed and church league softball, will be offered. An eight game schedule will be played with a post-season tournament. Men's games will be held on Thursdays, co-ed games on Wednesdays, and church league games on Saturdays. Registration ends Aug. 18...
YMCA to offer youth fall sports (08/17/06)
The Cassville YMCA Gymnastics Center will also be starting its fall schedule soon. Enrollment is always open for a variety of classes offered for ages 18 months and older...
Seniors will lead young Ladycat squad (08/17/06)
Cassville Coach Bonnie Cox will look to excellent leadership from her two seniors to guide a relatively young Ladycat softball squad in 2006. Another returning starter who will be key to the Ladycat success this fall is junior Brittany Vollenweider. She was an All-Big 8 honorable choice at pitcher and first base...
OLIVE M. WELLS (08/17/06)
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Wolfe Memorial Forest Hills Chapel in Pittsburgh, Penn., with Rev. Jonathan Hill officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the Wolfe Memorial Forest Hills Chapel in Pittsburgh, Penn. Memorials may be made to the New Covenant Christian Academy, 2298 South 13th Street, Rogers, AR 72758...
EYSEL DAVID "BILL" MARBUT (08/17/06)
Eysel David "Bill" Marbut, 96, passed from this life Saturday, August 5, 2006, in Monett Health Care Center. He was born on October 27, 1909, at the Marbut family farm near McDowell, Missouri, to William H. and Missouri Calton Marbut. He attended Aurora High School and University of Missouri, Columbia...
JESSIE VOORHIES (08/17/06)
Jessie Voorhies, 90, of Pea Ridge, Ark., died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at Bradford House Care Center in Bentonville, Ark. She was born Nov. 22, 1915, at Lyford, Texas, to Frederick Alexander Thompson and Lillie Pearl Oaks Thompson. She retired from Emerson Electric and moved to Pea Ridge in 2002 from Missouri...
HAROLD J. SCRITCHFIELD (08/17/06)
Harold J. Scritchfield, age 81, of Seneca, Missouri, passed away Friday, August 11, 2006, in St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Missouri. He was born April 26, 1925, in Racine, Missouri, the son of Ward and Grace (Murray) Scritchfield. On April 4, 1942, in Joplin, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Mary E. Burkhart, who passed away on December 15, 1995. He was also preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters...
Targeting student audiences (08/17/06)
With school beginning this week, a proposed promotion aimed at school-aged children caught our attention. A new company, BusRadio, has created a private radio network that plays music, public service announcements and ads aimed at students. The company, based in Massachusetts, is offering to pipe this station into school buses, and in return, school districts will receive free custom-designed equipment. ...