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Stories from Thursday, October 12, 2006

A great day for R-IV students (10/12/06)
Cassville Intermediate School students, teachers and administrators gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Cassville Intermediate School on Oct. 9. "Your parents, board members and other staff members worked very hard and now a new intermediate school is in the very near future," said Jim Orrell, Cassville superintendent...
Crews begin work on E-911 system (10/12/06)
Beginning Oct. 16, Barry County residents will most likely encounter MSAG crews as they perform the fieldwork required to develop the accurate mapping needed to support E-911 implemen-tation. Mapping is one of the first steps necessary to get Barry County's new E-911 system up and running...
Drought could mute colors of fall foliage (10/12/06)
The lack of rain in southwest Missouri is expected to produce less than spectacular fall color this year, according to officials stationed at the U.S. Forest Service ranger station in Cassville. Oct. 14 through Oct. 22 has been tabbed as the peak time to view fall foliage in the Barry County area...
Butterfield cited by state for overspending (10/12/06)
The Missouri State Auditors Office has released its findings from a petition audit it conducted on the Village of Butterfield. The audit results are very critical of village operations, concluding that Butterfield is in a "declining financial condition" as a result of overspending and inadequate oversight by the Board of Trustees...
Excavation work begins on Cassville Intermediate School (10/12/06)
Cassville Intermediate School students, teachers, administrators and representatives of the Parents Advisory Committee gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Cassville Intermediate School on Oct. 9. Selected students, teachers, parents and administrators are pictured above, breaking ground on the $5,019,571 building project. ...
Big weekend of running planned (10/12/06)
Cassville High School Athletic Director Terry Jamieson has agreed to serve as director of two running events on the weekend of Oct. 28 in Cassville. Both events are fundraisers for area people. On Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m., the second annual Whitney Cline Fall Classic Run will take place in Cassville, and then on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. the first annual HIS Children's Camp 8K will be run. Both events are by donation only the day of the event. Any amount is acceptable...
Wildcat strikers' record now stands at 13-5-1 (10/12/06)
The Cassville Wildcat soccer squad had a busy week of play, tallying two wins, a loss and a tie. The soccer 'Cats record now stands at 13-5-1 with four games left in regular season play. Last Tuesday, Cassville played host to Aurora and downed the Houn' Dawgs 4-0. Uziel Franco had a hat trick and Ryan Schlichtman added one goal in the victory. Schlichtman also assisted on two of Franco's goals. Aaron Jamieson was credited with one assist in the match...
Softball ends season with "game of the year" (10/12/06)
Pitching controlled the first two innings, as neither team would give up a run. Then in the third, the Lady Bulldogs would add a little pressure by scoring one. In the fourth, Carl Junction added one more. The fifth would bring no scores for either team. In the sixth, Carl Junction would score two more, and that would end the scoring as both teams blanked in the seventh, giving the Lady Bulldogs a 4-0 win...
Volley 'Cats lose close games (10/12/06)
The Cassville Volley 'Cats took on East Newton last Tuesday in a Big 8 match-up game. East Newton would come in as the best team in conference. The Ladycats would start out with a close match, losing 19-25 in the first set. In the second set, they would give the Patriots even more of a scare, but East Newton was able to squeak out the victory 22-25...
INA LEA TUCKER (10/12/06)
Ina Lea Tucker, 80, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, in Red Rose Inn - Cassville. She was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Wheaton, the daughter of Everett and Martha (Haynes) Cooper. On May 8, 1958, in Miami, Okla., she was united in marriage to Lloyd Tucker, who survives...
JIMMIE WILKS (10/12/06)
Jimmie Wilks, 57, of Garfield, Ark., died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1949, at Garfield, Ark., to Milbern Franklin Wilks and Virginia Wilks. He was a lifelong resident of the area. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in business. ...
LAVONNA "BUNNY" FAYE RICHTER (10/12/06)
LaVonna Faye Richter, 53, of Springfield, died Sept. 21, 2006, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was born July 6, 1953, in Enid, Okla., the daughter of Bill and Faye (Clower) Stewart. They preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Cassville High School in 1972. She was a homemaker and had lived in various places before moving to Springfield eight years ago...
CORBIN THOMAS MARSHALL (10/12/06)
Corbin Thomas Marshall, infant son of Jesse and Kimberly (Notz) Marshall, and the great-grandson of Linda Godana of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, in St. John's Hospital, College Station, Texas. He was born June 13, 2006, in College Station, Texas...
DONALD E. LAWSON (10/12/06)
Donald E. Lawson, 66, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, in his home. He was born March 5, 1940, in Lawrence County to Ransom and Louise May "Branham" Lawson. He was a carpenter with Joe England construction and a member of the Faith Full Gospel church in Aurora...
ROBERT V. JOHNSON (10/12/06)
Robert V. Johnson, Sr., 71, of Purdy, passed away Oct. 9, 2006, at Cox Monett Hospital. He was born Feb. 13, 1935, in Jamestown, N.Y., the son of the late Eric and Easter Hakemson Johnson. He married Dorothy German and she preceded him in death in 1996...
HERMAN GREVE (10/12/06)
Herman Greve, 88, of Pierce City, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at Monett Health Care. He was born Aug. 5, 1918 in Emmen, Holland, the son of the late Frans and Maria Greve. he married Ruth Anna Johnson on April 7, 1951, and she survives. He was a retired dairy farmer. He was a veteran of the Dutch Army in WWII...
JAMES "JIM" CLINE (10/12/06)
James "Jim" Cline, 53, of Eagle Rock, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, in St. John's Hospital -- Cassville. Arrangements are pending 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...
GREGORY GENE BROOKS (10/12/06)
Gregory Gene Brooks, 45, of Cassville, was pronounced dead at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, as the result of an automobile accident east of Cassville. He was born on May 17, 1961, in Stella, the son of Royle and Lucille (Lester) Brooks. He was a lifelong resident of the Oak Ridge community and attended Cassville High School where he played football. He was a self-employed truck driver. He had attended the Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church...
Rural post offices could be at risk (10/12/06)
Dear Editor: There is a serious situation with post offices in rural communities being closed in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. A report from 1980 to 2005 indicates that a total of 380 post offices, including those where services had been temporarily suspended in these states, were officially closed. ...
Drivers urged to keep trash off roads (10/12/06)
Dear Editor: I am writing this letter to young and old alike. I have noticed cars and pickups at area restaurants and grocery stores, which have trash inside. Some of you could not see the floor mats. I am 76 years old and try to keep my yard looking nice. I would like you people who know who you are to please keep your cans, bottles, fast food wrappers in your vehicles. This will surely make my job of caring for my property a lot easier and my disposition better for the day...
Mother wants her baby bag returned (10/12/06)
Dear Editor: People who don't go to church always say, "Well I don't go to church because people that go to church are hypocrites. They are only Christians from 10 to 12 on Sunday morning." I have always wondered why people would say this. And I have always known that church-goers were real true Christians and believed in doing what is right and having faith...
Cassville Senior Center needs support (10/12/06)
Dear Editor: The Cassville Senior Center is in the midst of our annual fundraising "Walk-a-thon/ Rock-a-thon" The event took place Saturday, Oct. 7. We are still in need of community support for our operational expenses. There is some misunderstanding regarding the Senior Citizens Service Fund tax that passed a couple years ago. ...
Article needed on new animal ID system (10/12/06)
Dear Editor: That's exactly what I'm doing. I couldn't find anything in the Democrat's archives about it, so I'm currently under the impression that one has never been done. I would strongly encourage that this topic be looked into. I won't say which stance I will be taking in my speech, but either way, I feel that the general public should have better access to legislation that will soon affect us all...
Publication promotes progress (10/12/06)
This week, the Cassville Democrat has published its second annual Progress Edition. The 56-page special section is dedicated to showcasing the growth and progress Barry County businesses, industries and organizations have experienced over the past year...