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Stories from Thursday, November 9, 2006

Grant will target risky drinking (11/09/06)
Cassville has been selected to serve as a pilot community for a grant program that could bring $500,000 into the area to fight substance abuse. The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) State Incentive Grant was applied for by the Cassville Community 2000 organization, and on Oct. 3, the coalition was notified that it had been chosen as one of 18 communities across the state to receive the grant funding...
City to appeal sidewalk decision (11/09/06)
The Cassville City Council is appealing a court decision that would force the municipality to remove a portion of public sidewalk that runs along Main Street. After consulting with city attorneys, the Cassville Board of Aldermen has chosen to appeal the ruling in the case of J.J. Jackson and Elma Jackson v. the City of Cassville. The Jacksons are represented by Cassville attorney Emory Melton...
Construction is on schedule (11/09/06)
Construction of a new 12,250-square-foot agriculture and technology facility at Cassville High School is well underway. Last Wednesday, crews with Sides Construction, of Cape Girardeau, took advantage of warm weather and sunshine to do brick work on the exterior of the building, which is being built east of the existing high school. ...
Barry County schools plan Veterans Day assemblies (11/09/06)
Each year, Americans honor the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces with special Veterans Day ceremonies. "Through the generations, America's men and women in uniform have defeated tyrants, liberated continents and set a standard of courage and idealism for the entire world," said President George W. Bush in his Veterans Day proclamation. "To protect the Nation they love, our veterans stepped forward when America needed them most...
Turnout is brisk on election day (11/09/06)
Long lines at Barry County polling places were a sign of increased voter turnout for the Nov. 7 general election. According to unofficial ballot tallies, almost 65 percent of the county's 17,398 registered voters cast ballots on Tuesday. Local races...
Ladycat softball awards program held (11/09/06)
The 2006 Cassville High School Lady Wildcats Softball Awards Night was held on Oct. 30 in the CHS commons area. A welcome and introductions was provided by Coach Bonnie Cox followed by a video presentation created by the CHS technology class. Coach Cox recognized both the junior varsity and varsity squad members and then handed out individual awards. These award winners are highlighted below...
Area runners shine at state championships (11/09/06)
By taking second at district, the Southwest Trojans managed to qualify a team to the MSHSAA state cross country championships in their first season of competition in Class 2. At state on Saturday, they scratched out a 13th place finish while missing their top runner, Caleb Mitchell...
Upset ended Wildcats' undefeated season (11/09/06)
On a cold and windy Saturday morning, the Wildcat football stadium sat barren, where just two days before it was full of screaming fans ready for their team to move into the playoffs. But much like the Saturday stadium, Wildcat fans' hopes for a playoff berth were laid to rest after a surprising turnaround victory by the Seneca Indians last Thursday night...
OTHEL N. "TOOTS" LANE (11/09/06)
Othel N. "Toots" Lane, 95, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, in Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. She was born Jan. 10, 1011, in Purdy to William F. and Ada B. "Strother" Higgs. Toots was a graduate of the Purdy High School. She was the manager for a clothing store and a member of the Aurora Baptist Temple...
WOODROW "WOODY" WILSON ROSE (11/09/06)
Woodrow "Woody" Wilson Rose, 88, of Monett, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006. He was born Oct. 12, 1918, in Rosemont, Neb., to Ralph and Della Riggins Rose. He served 28 years in the U.S. Army. He retired in 1968 with the rank of Sergeant First Class. He was a veteran of World War II where he participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. ...
JESSIE LEA WRIGHT (11/09/06)
Jessie Lea Wright, 79, Wichita, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006. She was born April 21, 1927, in Exeter to George Jones and Lucinda Kester. In 1944, she married Roy E. Griffith who preceded her in death. To this union two children were born. In 1952, she married Junior Glendon Wright who preceded her in death in 1997. To this union six children were born...
KEVIN JAMES DOTSON (11/09/06)
Kevin James Dotson, 44, of Monett, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, as a result of an auto accident. He was born Aug. 12, 1962, in Santa Maria, Calif., the son of Ray and Patricia Bales Dotson. He was employed at ASI Windows in Monett. Survivors include: Ray and Patricia Dotson, of Purdy, two brothers, Steve Dotson, of Crane, and Danny Dotson, of Monett; and one sister, Stacy Dotson, of Monett...
CHARLES FLOYD AKINS (11/09/06)
Charles Floyd Akins, 61, of Washburn, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at Northwest Medical Center at Bentonville, Ark. He was born on Oct. 9,1945, in Washburn, the son of Johnny Akins and Maxine Foster. He attended Southwest High School in Washburn. He was a self employed truck driver and attended the First Baptist Church of Washburn. He married Janette Hilery, of Washburn...
DEVIN SCOTT DOTSON (11/09/06)
Devin Scott Dotson, age 15, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, northeast of Monett. He was born Feb. 23, 1991, in Aurora, the son of Kevin James and Dennise "Eubanks" Dotson. He spent his entire life in Barry County and was currently a sophomore at Cassville High School. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Cassville. He was baptized while on a mission trip in Houston, Texas...
JOAN ESTELLE COPELAND (11/09/06)
Joan Estelle Copeland, 67, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006. She was born Nov. 23, 1938, in Neosho, the daughter of Larmer S. and Adilene G. (Easley) Tippit. She was united in marriage to Maurice Cox, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her father and a brother, Robert Tippit...
LUEVA A. CHRISTIANSEN (11/09/06)
LuEva A Christiansen, 77, of Golden, died Nov. 5, 2006, at her home in Golden. She was born on Feb. 13, 1929, in Sloan, Iowa, to Ralph G. Gerking and Martha L. Olson. She graduated from high school in Leeds, Iowa, in 1947. She was a homemaker and a member of the All Faith United Methodist Church in Golden...
Letter writer addresses important issue (11/09/06)
Dear Editor: I would like the opportunity to share with the public my comments that were omitted from the article that ran in the Cassville Democrat last week entitled "Voters go to the polls on Tuesday." I don't wish to do this for political reasons but rather because I believe it is so important that the community is made aware of a serious problem that we are facing...
City's appeal is warranted (11/09/06)
I applaud the Cassville City Council's recent decision to appeal a court ruling that would force the city to remove a portion of sidewalk along Main Street near the school. I do not pretend to be a lawyer nor was in the courtroom when the case was argued, but common sense would tell me that a private citizen's right to be able to mow his lawn to his liking should not supercede the public's right to travel along city streets in safety...