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Stories from Thursday, August 31, 2006

Angler in training (08/31/06)
Many young anglers participated in the 2006 fall edition of Kids Fishing Day at Roaring River State Park on Aug. 19. Over 60 youngsters received first fish honors at this year's event. Pictured above, is Peyton Rayburn, of Exeter.
Blood evidence presented in murder case (08/31/06)
A Missouri State Highway Patrol crime scene investigator testified at length on Tuesday about blood evidence found in the Shell Knob home of William Nance who was murdered on July 4, 2005. The testimony was offered on the third day of Dennis Bisher's murder trial, which is being held in Barry County Circuit Court...
New preschool opens its doors (08/31/06)
God gets all the credit for the newly created SONbeam Preschool at the Cassville United Methodist Church. Linda Marple, who serves as director of the new preschool, said everything just came together when the church's education committee began researching different ways to reach out to the community...
Scam targets restaurants in Barry County (08/31/06)
Barry County food establishment owners and managers should be aware of a new scam asking them to purchase special handwashing signs from a private company. "It has come to our attention, here at the Barry County Health Department, that a scam has been taking place in our county," said Don Pierpont, Barry County environmental public health specialist...
Saturday night stand-off in SK (08/31/06)
Barry County Sheriff's deputies encountered a man with an AK47 rifle when they answered a call concerning an altercation between neighbors in the Shell Knob area on Saturday night. According to a press release issued on Monday, two officers responded to the call, which originated from a home on Lake Road 39-30 in Shell Knob. When they arrived at the scene at around 8 p.m., the officers attempted to do a wellbeing check on the person next door to the caller...
Ladycats have busy week of play (08/31/06)
After a busy first week of play, the Cassville Ladycats have tallied an early season 2-4 record. The 2006 campaign opened for the Ladycats on Aug. 21 when they travelled to Wheaton and dominated the Lady Bulldogs 10-0 in five innings. Cassville was led by seniors Julie Cupps and Jessie Gripka who both went three-for-four at the plate. Cupps hit a home run and picked up three RBIs and Gripka tallied two doubles and three RBIs. Junior Tracy Dolis had two hits in the win...
Cross country teams attract good numbers (08/31/06)
Cassville Wildcat cross country teams will open the 2006 season at Berryville, Ark., on Sept. 9. The team, coached by Chris Shore, has attracted 24 runners in middle school and high school. Coach Shore expects his Ladycats to have a good chance at performing well in the conference and district meets...
Kids' Fishing Day attracts hundreds (08/31/06)
Young anglers flocked to Roaring River State Park for the fifth annual fall edition of Kids Fishing Day on Aug. 19. "We had a few less kids than last year," said Jerry Dean, RRSP hatchery manager. "I will attribute the decline in numbers to the extremely hot day, but everything went really well."...
DELORES IRENE YOUNG (08/31/06)
Delores Irene Young, 67, of Seligman, died Thursday, Aug. 24, at Cox South Medical Center, Springfield. She was born Feb. 21, 1939, at Talihina, Okla., to Luther Jefferson Ragland and Lucy Irene Webb Ragland. She was a life long resident of this area and was an inspector for Glad Manufacturing, retiring in 1994 after 20 years. ...
MIA MARIE GRIFFITHS (08/31/06)
Mia Maria Griffiths, 61, of Seligman, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, in Northwest Medical Center of Benton County, Bentonville, Ark. She was born Feb. 10, 1945, in Sierra Madre, Calif., the daughter of Jules and Eleanor Ruth (Shultz) Matthyssens. On July 29, 1979, in Crystal Lake, California, she was united in marriage to Jonathan Griffiths, who survives...
JOHN WILLIAM "BILL" CAMPBELL JR. (08/31/06)
John William "Bill" Campbell Jr., 86, of Monett passed away on Aug. 20, 2006, at Central Texas Medical in San Marcos, Texas. He was born Jan. 7, 1920, in Joplin. The son of the late John W. and Ester Faye Beeman-Campbell, Sr. He married Oleta Racine Gravitt on April 13, 1941, and she preceded him in death...
MARTHA MCCORD (08/31/06)
Martha Elizabeth (Nance) McCord was born Dec. 20, 1910, in Wann, Okla., and passed away at her home on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006. In 1913 her family moved to Caney, Kan., then to Niotaze, Kan., until she was 13 years old. In 1923 the family moved to Shell Knob...
BARBARA J. BONSACK (08/31/06)
Barbara J. Bonsack, 67, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Michael Murphy, and a sister, Beverly Murphy. She received her education in Milwaukee, Wisc., where she graduated from High School. In 1986 she moved from Milwaukee to Purdy, to make her home. Barbara attended the First Baptist Church of Purdy...
JERRY D. SMITH (08/31/06)
Jerry D. Smith, 65, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, in his home. He was born April 3, 1941, in Eugene, Ore., the son of Grover and Edith (Williamson) Smith. On Aug. 30, 1961, he was united in marriage to June Robinson, who survives...
We all need to go "back to school" (08/31/06)
School supplies have been purchased, students are getting adjusted to early morning wake-up calls and now it's time for parents to consider what they can do to make the 2006-07 school year a success. Study after study reveals that family involvement in school is crucial. ...