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Stories from Thursday, October 5, 2006

Thorco holds employee celebration (10/05/06)
Thorco Industries of Cassville celebrated three years without a lost-time accident on Sept. 28. "This is a huge achievement for the Cassville plant. Be very proud of yourselves," said Perry Akerson, Thorco president. "Thorco thanks you, and I thank you. Keep up the great work."...
What a way to move (10/05/06)
The historic Wooten house, which became known as the Cassville School District's "White House," was moved from the school to its new location on Highway 112. The process took time and required the help of many individuals, including crews from Barry Electric. ...
Conference focuses on crisis plans (10/05/06)
Over 20 representatives from area businesses and organizations attended the crisis preparedness audio conference, hosted by the Barry County Office of Emergency Manage-ment and the Barry County Health Department, on Sept. 28. "The biggest challenge a community faces after a disaster is the continuation of the business community," said David Compton, Barry County Office of Emergency Management director. ...
Mountain maid remembered (10/05/06)
The Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society honored Jean Wallace, the Ozark Mountain Maid, during a special memorial service at the Seligman Cemetery on Sept. 30. Recently, the Historical Society worked with Wommack Monument Company to design a new monument for Wallace's burial site. The new stone was unveiled on Saturday...
USDA officials present grant, loan guarantee (10/05/06)
USDA Rural Development was busy in Barry County on Monday, first presenting the City of Wheaton with a $15,600 grant check and then providing the First State Bank in Cassville with a $1,450,000 loan guarantee. Wheaton will use the community facility grant funds to purchase a new police car...
Softball girls are looking better (10/05/06)
The Cassville softball girls started their week out in Branson, playing a very good Pirate team last Monday. Branson would start the scoring, managing to bring a runner across in the second. However, Cassville would strike back in the third, scoring a runner of their own. The score would remained tied at 1-1 until the fifth inning when Cassville would show some offensive fire power piling on six runs, putting the score at 7-1...
Wildcats turn Houn' Dawgs into pups (10/05/06)
Last Friday night the Wildcats took on the Aurora Houn' Dawgs in a homecoming game. The Houn's were 1-3 on the season coming in but had beaten a state-ranked team in Strafford, so they could still challenge. The Wildcats came into the game unbeaten, and they would make sure that they stayed that way...
CHS runners run personal bests at East Newton Invitational (10/05/06)
A pair of Cassville varsity runners medaled at the competitive Patriot Invitational cross country meet held at East Newton last Tuesday. In the varsity girls race, sophomore Tia Baker finished 18th out of 89 runners to medal. She finished the course in 21:39. Ron'L Hoff was close behind in 22:44 followed by Misty Long (22:52), Cheyann Essley (25:46) and Courtney Beagle (24:22)...
Soccer 'Cats win eighth straight (10/05/06)
The Cassville Wildcats have now won seven straight soccer games, and with an 11-4 record, the team is focused on another district run in October. The Wildcats defeated College Heights last week on a pair of Aaron Jamieson goals that lifted the team to a win in what might have been a close call...
DESTINY ASHLYN MARIE HARRIS (10/05/06)
Destiny Ashlyn Marie Harris, infant daughter of Viola Harris, died on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at her residence in Rogers, Ark. In addition to her mother she is survived by one brother, Isaiah Harris, of Rogers, Ark.; her maternal grandmother, Neva Jo Galyen Tucker, of Cassville. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Frank Marvin Harris...
ALICE P. WILLIAMS (10/05/06)
Alice P. Williams, 73, of Oakley, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis. Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at Dawson and Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home, Decatur, Ill. She was born June 7, 1933, in Morrisonville, Ill., the daughter of Orthello Whitley and Bernadine Durbin Reddick. ...
FLETA MAE SEELY (10/05/06)
As goes time, so goes our lives. Fleta Mae Seely, 76, of Monett, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 03, 2006, in the Monett Health Care Center. She was born october 17, 1929, in Cassville, Mo., the daughter of Dewey and Viola Gaige Hankins. Fleta Mae lived each day for her family, never once asking anything for herself...
DAYTON L. SWEARINGEN (10/05/06)
Dayton L. Swearingen, 75, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. He was born Sept. 24, 1931, in Purdy, the son of Walter and Alphia (Henderson) Swearingen. On Sept. 11, 1953, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Barbara Adele Neeley who preceded him in death on Dec. 24, 1992. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Galen Swearingen; a sister, Virginia Buntin and a grand-daughter, Sandy Swearingen...
JOHN SALYER (10/05/06)
John Wendell Salyer, 87, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2006, in South Austin Hospital, Austin, Texas. He was born June 10, 1919, in Cassville, the son of Dr. Glenn and Edith (Horine) Salyer. On June 11, 1987, in Sarcoxie, he was united in marriage to Patrica Hunt, who survives...
ROBERTA MINNIE "SUE" LIVINGSTON (10/05/06)
Roberta Minnie "Sue" Livingston, 64, of Purdy, passed away Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, in Cox-Monett Hospital, Monett. She was born Sept. 4, 1942, in Joliet, Ill., the daughter of Arthur and Clara (Dietzman) Siegler. On Feb. 29, 1965, she was united in marriage to Amiel Livingston, who survives...
MARIE LEE HAPTONSTALL (10/05/06)
Marie Lee Haptonstall, 96, of Kewanee, Ill., died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday at the LaFayette Cemetery, LaFayette, Ill. Rev. Rene' Barth will officiate. She was born on Nov. 1, 1909, in Kewanee, Ill., the daughter of Clayton Thomas and Jennie Elizabeth (Beam) Cox. She married Carl W. Haptonstall on May 26, 1928, in Peoria. Ill. He preceded her in death in 1971...
ARNOLD SMITH (10/05/06)
Arnold Smith, 85, of Butterfield, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville. He was born Oct. 22, 1920, in Galena, the son of John W. and Alma (Woodhouse) Smith, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by on son, Ronald Smith and two brothers...
JIMMIE "JIM" REX BRYAN (10/05/06)
Jimmie "Jim" Rex Bryan, 70, of Shell Knob, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2006, in his home. He was born June 26, 1936, in Hamilton, Missouri, the son of Ralph and Lois (Murrell) Bryan. On September 14, 1960, in Bonaire, Georgia, he was united in marriage to Marie Dolores Lucero, who survives. ...
LOREN W. ROSE (10/05/06)
Loren W. Rose, age 78, of Exeter, died . Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was born on Nov.8, 1927, in Seligman, the son of Claude and Pearl Dent Rose. He was a lifelong resident of Barry County and was a 1946 graduate of Washburn High School. He was owner-operator of Rose Trucking, and was a past member of Exeter Lions Club and the Exeter School Board. He attended the Exeter Church of Christ...
LAVONA TROUTMAN (10/05/06)
Lavona bell schwatken troutman died Thursday night September 28, 2006, at a Springfield, Mo., hospital after a brief illness. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Troutman was born January 9, 1916, on a farm near Elk City, Kansas. She was the third of eight children. Her parents were Elmer Schwatken and Lillie Berry Schwatken...
Extremists at fault for land sale proposal (10/05/06)
Dear Editor: Earlier this year, the U.S. Forest Service proposed to sell tracts of federal forest lands, including over 21,000 acres of the Mark Twain National Forest (MTNF), to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act...
A valuable community resource (10/05/06)
Sometimes the best way to determine the value of a service or product or person in your life is to try to imagine what life would be like without them. So this week, in honor of National Newspaper Week, we are asking our readers, "How would your life be impacted if the Cassville Democrat no longer arrived weekly in your mailbox or appeared on newsstands each Wednesday afternoon?"...