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Stories from Thursday, August 24, 2006

West Nile virus confirmed by state lab test (08/24/06)
The Barry County Health Department received confirmation from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that a bird collected in Barry County had tested positive for the West Nile virus. Kathleen King, local health department director, said this was the only bird submitted for testing so far this year and the county's first positive test of 2006...
Principal excited about Southwest's future (08/24/06)
Southwest High School's new principal couldn't be happier with his new job. The Willow Springs native arrived in Washburn this summer and took over the high school's top administrative post at the beginning of July. "I'm just thrilled to be here," said Larry Sorrells. "I'm looking forward to this opportunity. It's been nothing but 100 percent positive so far."...
Back-to-school enrollment shows increase (08/24/06)
Total enrollment in Barry County's seven school districts showed a slight increase at the start of the 2006-07 school year. These districts are serving a total of 6,773 students, which is 63 more than last year. The Cassville R-IV School holds onto its distinction as the largest district in Barry County with 2,101 students enrolled at the start of the new year. Monett is close behind with a total student enrollment of 2,074...
Fiddlers set to compete in Golden (08/24/06)
The 56th annual Fiddlers Contest will be held in Golden on Saturday, Aug. 26. The popular event begins with a barbecue dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by the contest at 7:30 p.m. All events are held on the grounds of the Golden Community Building. For over five decades, the Golden Circle Shores Asso-ciation has sponsored the contest as a way to raise money for maintenance of the old Golden School, which now serves as a community building...
Pre-schoolers enjoy Back-to-School meeting (08/24/06)
The Cassville Parents as Teachers program hosted a Back-to-School group meeting at Rocky Edmondson Park in Cassville on Aug. 22. Preschool children participated in many physical and educational activities during the event. The PAT organization served an outdoor picnic supper to parents and children in attendance. Pictured above, is Haylee McLain. Democrat Photo...
Ladycats are a mix of experience, youth (08/24/06)
Surprises could be in store for Ladycat volleyball fans as the program begins the 2006 season under the direction of new coach Mandy Henry. "This will be a building year for us, although I think we will surprise some people," said Coach Henry. "I am excited to see how we look once we get everything in place."...
SW volleyball opens '06 season Aug. 28 (08/24/06)
Southwest High School begins the 2006 volleyball season on Monday, Aug. 28, according to Coach Steve Voyak. The Lady Trojans return five starters from last year's team that finished 5-1 in the Ozark 7 Conference and 19-13 overall. Seniors Kayla Ferguson, Meagan Colf and Jennifer Finuf will lead Southwest this fall...
Wildcats look to repeat strong season in '06 (08/24/06)
In spite of the fact that the Wildcats lost two All-State first team players in Kyle Bishop, state goalkeeper of the year, and Nick Schlichtman, district player of the year, Coach Terry Jamieson thinks this might be a reloaded season for the Cassville strikers...
SW trap team places third at nationals (08/24/06)
The Southwest Junior High School trap team finished third in the nation behind teams from Ohio and Alabama at the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Championship held Aug. 7, 8 and 9 at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta, Ill. "Anytime you can finish in the top 15 at this shoot, you have got to be pleased," said Southwest trap team coach Mike Vining...
STEPHEN SEIERSEN (08/24/06)
Stephen Seiersen, 64, of Cassville, died at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at his residence southeast of Cassville, following a sudden illness. He was born was born on May 6, 1942, in Oceanside, Calif., the son of Harold Seiersen and Fern Murch. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from the real estate business in California. He moved to Cassville in 1994...
LENA LOZELL OSBORN (08/24/06)
Lena "Lozell" Osborn, 59, of rural Purdy, died Aug. 16, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 26, 1947, in Gainesville. She was employed by International Institute of Learning in Monett and attended berwick Church west of Pierce City. She married William "Bill" Edward Osborn on June 12, 1965, in Springfield, and he survives...
IRENE JACKSON (08/24/06)
Irene Jackson was born to Jesse Earl and Lavada Jane (Henson) Webber on May 30, 1921, at rural Verona, Mo. After a long illness she departed this life on August 16, 2006, from her home in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 85 years 2 months and 17 days. She united in marriage to Edward Adrain Jackson on July 1, 1940. To this union three daughters were born...
GARY MARTIN (08/24/06)
Gary Leroy Martin, 57, of House Springs, died Aug. 17, 2006, at his son's home in Purdy. He was born March 24, 1949, in Winona, the son of Charles and Pearl Holloway Martin. Survivors include: two sons, Gary Martin Jr., of Purdy, and Thomas Martin, of De Soto; two daughters, Chonda Counts and Jenny Martin, both of Winona; five brothers, Sam Martin, of Mountain View, Bud Martin, of Fremont, and Gerald Martin John Martin, and Ronnie Martin, all of Winona; five sisters, Nellie Wurth, of St. ...
ELLA GORE DOTSON (08/24/06)
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Gore Dotson, 92, of Pierce City, formerly of the Crane area, were held today (Wednesday) in the Williams Funeral Chapel with Rev. Doyle Russell officiating. Burial followed at the Marionville IOOF Cemetery under the direction of the Williams Funeral Home of Marionville...
CHARLOTTE SUE LARGE (08/24/06)
Charlotte Sue Large, 53, of Talala, Okla., died Wednesday Aug. 9, 2006. She was born Aug. 1, 1953, in Cassville, to Johnny Lee and Opal Marie (Myers) Robertson. She was reared and educated in Owasso, Okla., and graduated with the Owasso High School, Class of 1971...
WILMA HOLT BAILEY REED (08/24/06)
Wilma Holt Bailey Reed, 75, of Purdy, died at 2:10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at her home. She was born on Feb. 28, 1931, the daughter of Bart and Grace Laster Holt, in Cassville. She attended the House School located in the Antioch community. She was a member of the New Site Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and was a Training Union Coordinator for many years. ...
Who owns the Central Crossing Senior Center? (08/24/06)
Dear Editor: Our community has been misled with innuendos and misinformation on who actually owns our senior center. As a member of the board of directors of a non-profit organization one of my duties is to ensure it is run according to the law. In this article we will examine the facts so you can see who actually owns the Central Crossing Senior Center of Shell Knob and the Shell Knob Senior Center Corporation...
Green thinking can lead to green savings (08/24/06)
To the Editor: Take a moment to think about how much you spent on gas last month. Now ask yourself, if you could have cut your pump costs by 25, 50 or even 75 percent, what would you have done with that extra money? Was it enough to take the family out to dinner? Perhaps pay for 18 holes at your favorite golf course? Or maybe you have a more practical mindset, like using the extra money to pay off credit cards, make a few home improvements or begin saving for your kids' college tuition...
Learning to let go (08/24/06)
Over the past 10 years, I have used this editorial space to share personal milestones in my life. I do this, because I believe many of my readers can relate to what I am going through at that particular time in my life. You've been there, done that, and now you can laugh, or cry, along with me as I face those mountains and valleys that make life interesting...