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Stories from Thursday, September 28, 2006

City of Wheaton receives sidewalk grant (09/28/06)
After being turned down twice, the City of Wheaton persevered, and this year, was awarded a grant that will fund construction of a new sidewalk linking the school and city park. Wheaton was one of only 16 projects funded in the 11-county Missouri Department of Trans-portation's Southwest District. The funds are allocated through the federal government's Transportation Enhancement Program...
Homecoming royalty selected at CHS (09/28/06)
Cassville High School will celebrate its 2006 Homecoming on Friday, Sept. 29. At 2:30 p.m., CHS will host a Homecoming assembly in the gym where the 2006 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned. This year's Homecoming candidates are pictured above. ...
Racing event roars into Cassville area (09/28/06)
The first annual Racing For Home all-terrain vehicle and sport utility bike competition will be held at the American Legion grounds on Sept. 30. "This is the first time for an event like this," said Travis Stettnisch, of Wrecking Crew Races. "People have wanted to see something like this come to Cassville for years. It will be pure adrenaline."...
Slain deputy's life remembered (09/28/06)
To mark the 10th anniversary of her late husband's death, Christine Castetter Speno will reinstate the Christopher Lee Castetter Memorial Scholarship at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. Castetter was shot on Nov. 27, 1996, in the line of duty while serving as a deputy with the Barry County Sheriff's Department. A Purdy man, Cecil Clayton, was later convicted of Castetter's murder and is currently awaiting execution on Missouri's death row...
Alleged drug dealers are indicted (09/28/06)
A pair of Barry County men have been indicted on federal drug charges involving a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Jose Serrano-Rodriguez, 38, of Purdy, and Ramon Hernandez-Pacheco, 27, of Monett, were charged in a five-count indictment that was returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Springfield last Wednesday...
Wildcats hammer Miller Career Academy (09/28/06)
Last Friday night, the Cassville Wildcats took on a new foe in Miller Career Academy, from St. Louis. Cassville was left wondering what to expect, having never played this team before. Career was supposed to have what looked like a Division 1 type of receiver on their team as well as many other top-notch athletes. However when it came down to it Friday night, winning would not be measured in athleticism, but in discipline...
SW spikers improve to 3-0 in Ozark 7 (09/28/06)
Southwest defeated Verona in high school volleyball action last week in two sets to improve its Ozark 7 Conference record to 3-0. Meagan Colf, a senior middle blocker, and Summer Stephens, a junior outside hitter, combined for 15 kills in the victory. Senior setter Kayla Ferguson added 17 assists as the Lady Trojans improved their overall record to 12-4-1...
Ladycat spikers drop pair of matches (09/28/06)
The Cassville Ladycats dropped a pair of conference games this past week, falling to Lamar 17-25, 16-25 and to Aurora 8-25, 15-25. In the Lamar game, which was played at home on Sept. 19, the Ladycats were led by senior Abby Munoz with six kills and one block and junior Katie Hynes with 12 digs, two aces and seven service points...
Soccer 'Cats tally two key wins (09/28/06)
Trailing Webb City 1-0 at half-time, the Cassville Wildcat soccer squad seemed to lack motivation. Team members needed some type of spark to change the momentum of the game in their favor if they had any hopes of beating the visiting Cardinals. The motivation the soccer 'Cats needed came in the form of dozens of CHS football players who arrived at the Wildcat soccer field just as the second half began...
PAULINE E. DEAL (09/28/06)
Pauline E. Deal, 86, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. Local arrangements were under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. visit fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
WENDELL RAY COOPER (09/28/06)
Wendell Ray Cooper, 63, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, in his home. He was born Jan. 22, 1943, in Crescent, Ore., the son of Estel and Irene (Mikeman) Cooper, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by five brothers...
JOHN WENDELL SALYER (09/28/06)
John Wendell Salyer, 87, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, in South Austin Hospital, Austin, Texas. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Chris McCurley will conduct the services...
CHARLES DAVIS BOWDEN (09/28/06)
Charles Davis Bowden, 71, of Washburn, passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville. He was born in Oak Park, Ill., June 23, 1935, the son of Philip Francis and Mildred Beth (Koeppel) Bowden. He was united in marriage to Lottie Jane Bates on Dec. 31, 1986, in Hot Springs, Ark., and she survives...
JOSEPH EVERT BEATY (09/28/06)
Joseph Evert Beaty, 59, of Monett, passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at Cox Monett Hospital. He was born April 2, 1947, in Parsons, Kan., the son of the late Evert and Virginia Beaty. He married Cheryn Lamm on Oct. 16, 1971, and she survives. He was a jeweler and salesman at Southerlands. He was a member of the American Pilot Association and the Jaycees and was a retired Navy veteran...
ELVA EADS (09/28/06)
Elva Eads, 49, of Cassville, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at her residence in Cassville, following a sudden illness. She was born Sept. 29, 1956, the daughter of Owen Jones and Elva Kitsmiller, in Lawrence, Kan. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Barry County Care Center in Cassville. She moved to Cassville seven months ago from Jasper...
ALTA COFFEY (09/28/06)
Alta Stamps Coffey, 100, passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006. She was born Nov. 21, 1905, in Ridgley, the daughter of Calvin and Girtha Higgs Stamps. On Aug. 14, 1924, she was married to Tom Coffey. He preceded her in death in October 1984. Survivors include: two sons, Tommy Coffey and his wife, Cookie, of Kansas City, and George Coffey and his wife, Marilyn, of Ridgley, one daughter, Donna Coffey Baker, of Springfield; one sister, Ama Hawkins, of Granby; 13 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and 22 great great grandchildren.. ...
ANNA L. ALLISON (09/28/06)
Anna L. Allison, 49, of Powell, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis. She was born July 8, 1957, in Angleton, Texas, the daughter of Howard Cecil Atkins Sr. and Carole Ann (Holt) Atkins. She married Rodney D. Allison on Jan. 18, 1978, in Angleton, Texas...
JEANNE CLAIRE (WILEY) KELLEY (09/28/06)
She graduated from Marionville High School in 1971, SMSU St. John's School of Nursing and became a registered nurse. She was a practicing RN for 32 years including being a flight nurse and emergency room nurse manager. She lived in Louisiana, Mo., for 18 years and worked at Pike County Memorial Hospital. ...
EDGAR "ED" JOHNSON PATTON (09/28/06)
Edgar " Ed" Johnson Patton, 85, of Monett, passed away Thursday Sept. 21, 2006, at Cox-Monett hospital in Monett. He was born May 9, 1921, in Harrison, Ark., the son of the late Edgar L. and Ruby Ellen Johnson Patton. He was the manager of Patton Shoe in Monett for many years. ...
DIXIE J. HARTER (09/28/06)
Dixie J. Harter, 84, of Purdy, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, in Lacoba Homes, Inc., Monett. She was born Jan. 2, 1922, in Granby, the daughter of Louis E. and Mary L. (Mesplay) Russell. In 1941 at Fairview, she was united in marriage to Harold W. Harter, who preceded her in death in 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
MARY L. HENDRIX (09/28/06)
Mary L. Hendrix, 73, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born Oct. 20, 1932, in Monett, the daughter of William and Mahala (May) Williams. On Oct. 27, 1951, she was united in marriage to Edwin Hendrix, who survives...
DOROTHY SUE PASS (09/28/06)
Dorothy Pass, 84, of Monett, formally of Exeter passed away on Sept. 20, 2006, at Monett Health Care Center following a short illness. She was born May 23, 1922, in Maryville, Tenn., the daughter of the late John Dillard and Hazel Combs Myer. She married James Berton Pass on April 1, 1944, and he survives...
DR. C. GLENN DOUTHITT (09/28/06)
Dr. C. Glenn Douthitt, 80, of Blue Eye, formerly of Monett, passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at the Skaggs Memorial Hospital in Branson. He was born on Dec. 28, 1925, in Richie, the son of the late Clyde Earl and Bertha O. Mitchell Douthitt. He served in WWII in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Pierce City. He was married to Garelean (Gary) Williams on June 18, 1947, in Columbus, Kan., and she preceded him in death on Dec. 29, 1996...
property owners should take note (09/28/06)
Dear Editor: I want to address the Seligman Area Rural Firefighters Association membership and the citizens of the Seligman fire district. Your fire protection is in danger of dissolving. With the cost of insurance, equipment repairs on your old worn out trucks and keep it up in general, we are in dire need of more funds. The membership dues that we receive and the fundraiser money is just not stretching far enough. We need help. We are looking for alternatives...
BC Rural Schools project is continuing (09/28/06)
Dear Editor: When we started the school project over a year ago, I was hopeful to get a book out by the first of the year. We do have a lot of infomation on some schools and not so much on others. Jerry Watley has been so good to us by allowing the use of the copy machine, scanning and printing school photos. The girls have helped, also, by collecting information from all of you who have helped in many ways on this Rural School of Barry County project...
A first-class event (09/28/06)
On Saturday, the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce hosted one of the best community festivals that we've attended in a long time. "Shakin' in the Shell" was a first-time event that was first class in every way. Sheila House, chamber executive director, estimates there were 5,000 to 6,000 in attendance during the festival, which we see as a huge success. The event was well planned, well promoted and well executed and as a result was well attended...