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Stories from Thursday, December 7, 2006

Area farmer sets world record (12/07/06)
Kip Cullers never planned to set the world record soybean yield, but he strives to improve all of his agriculture yields each time he plants, waters or harvests a crop field. "Working in agriculture, everyday is challenging," said Cullers. "Pushing yields to see how much your crops can do. I strive to top out my yields."...
Teen diagnosed with brain tumor (12/07/06)
A fundraising benefit will be held in Exeter this Sunday for Exeter High School sophomore Ilyssa Intessimone, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in November. "Ilyssa is quiet and mature with a thoughtful demeanor," said Julie Grillone, Intessimone's mother. "She is extremely intelligent and a wonderful friend...
Christmas weather comes earlier in Barry County (12/07/06)
After a winter weather storm brought layer upon layer of sleet, freezing rain and snow to Barry County on Nov. 30, residents awoke to a beautiful white clad world on Dec. 1. When the sun came out on Friday, the ice and snow dusted trees lit up as if covered in sparkling slivers of glass. Democrat Photo...
Winter storm drops mix of ice and snow (12/07/06)
The first winter storm of the season hit Barry County hard this past week, covering area roadways with a slick mixture of ice and snow, creating hazardous road conditions and causing power outages in several communities. After a week of unseason-ably warm temperatures, the mercury began to drop sharply on Thursday. By mid-afternoon, freezing rain turned to ice and then about four inches of snow fell overnight...
City makes pledge to YMCA official (12/07/06)
On Monday night, the Cassville City Council formalized its promise to support the YMCA in its efforts to open a fitness center in Cassville. A check for $50,000 was presented to Gordon Brown, executive director of the Cassville and Monett YMCAs, and members of the Cassville YMCA Founders Committee who were present for the presentation. Members in attendance included Susie Jacobs, Diane Shiveley, Jerry Marple, Carolyn Bishop, Becky Ryder and Angela Seymour...
Wildcats compete in Republic Tournament (12/07/06)
Despite losing three games in the Republic Tournament this past week, the Cassville Wildcats looked surprisingly good and got better with each game. In their first match-up, Cassville took on host Republic. The Wildcats found themselves in good territory after the first quarter trailing by only 4 at 17-13. However Republic would flex its muscles and went on three different scoring runs to put the game out of the 'Cats hands with a 59-29 win...
Cassville names softball coach for 2007 season (12/07/06)
Cassville High School has named a new head coach for softball for the 2007 season. Tony Eagleburger, a second year teacher of eighth grade American history, will be taking over the program. He replaces Bonnie Cox who resigned as head softball coach this fall...
Ladycats continue to improve (12/07/06)
Last Tuesday night the Cassville Ladycats traveled to Aurora to start play in the Aurora Tournament. Cassville would experience some success, but also some disappointment, losing out to Aurora in the first game 33-47 but beating Monett 55-26. Cassville, the sixth seed, opened tournament play by facing off against their hosts who were seeded third. The Ladycats played well against the highly rated Lady Houn's and were within 2 points at the end of the first quarter, trailing 14-12...
Wildcats tapped for All-District team (12/07/06)
The Class 3 All-District team lists have come out and give this year's 8-1 Wildcats some much deserved credit. Cassville landed a total of 16 spots, combined between first team, second team and honorable mention selections. Offense Two other players named to the first-team offense were a large reason why Elkins was able to produce the yardage that he did. ...
ERVIN EUGENE "GENE" PAGE (12/07/06)
Ervin Eugene "Gene" Page, 86, of Shell Knob died in his home, Friday, Dec. 1, 2006. He was born Nov. 10, 1920, in Oilton, Okla., the son of Fountain Hubert and Clara Mae (McMillion) Page. He was united in marriage to Virginia Lee Curtis on Dec. 18, 1943, and she survives...
DOROTHY MILLER (12/07/06)
Dorothy (Grandma Dorothy) Miller, 83, of Purdy, passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield. She was born April 8, 1923 in Barry County, the daughter of the late Denver and Minnie Carpenter Inmon. She was a foster grandparent for the Purdy Schools. ...
JOHN W. LEWALLEN (12/07/06)
John W. Lewallen, 43, of Cassville, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, in Barry County Care Center in Cassville. He was born in California, Aug. 5, 1963, the son of John and Charlene Lewallen. He was a resident of Barry County Care Center for 12 years. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The body has been cremated under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
JUNE FREES HEAVENER (12/07/06)
June Frees Heavener, 86, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents. She graduated in 1939 from the Atlantic City High School in New Jersey. She worked as a secretary for the Federal Aviation Agency in Pomona, N. ...
CHARLES ROBERT FITZPATRICK (12/07/06)
Charles Robert Fitzpatrick, 63, of Eagle Rock, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, in his home. He was preceded in death by his parents. He received his education in New York and graduated from Bronx High School and Modesto, Calif., Junior College. He had been employed with Del Monte Foods several years as a forklift operator. During the Vietnam War he served in the United States Army. Thirty years ago he moved from Modesto to Eagle Rock to make his home...
CLETA A. FERGUSON (12/07/06)
Cleta A. Ferguson, 90, of Purdy, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, at the Monett Health Care Center in Monett. She was born May 27, 1916, in Purdy, the daughter of the late Ernice and Allie Terry Gipson. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Purdy...
DORSEY EUGENE COX (12/07/06)
Dorsey Eugene Cox, 80, of Silver Spring, Md., passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at his home. He was born March 30, 1926, in Cassville, the son of the late Otis and Mary Edith (Hawk) Cox, both of whom served as Barry County Circuit Clerk. He was united in marriage to Vandonia Payne in 1953...
CLARA CHAMBERS (12/07/06)
Clara Irene Chambers, 87, died on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, following a lengthy illness. She was born on March 9, 1919, daughter of Chester Arthur Creller and Violet Renee Cunningham Creller, in Chanute, Kan. She was a homemaker and worked in the restaurant business for many years. She moved to Cassville 20 years ago from Joplin. She married Charles Dillard Chambers in Joplin. He preceded her in death...
ROETTA JANE BOWER THOMPSON (12/07/06)
Roetta Jane Bower Thompson, 74, of Oregon City, Ore., passed away quietly at her home in Oregon City where she had lived for many years. She was born Oct. 8, 1932, the daughter of Austin J. and Robbie Elizabeth Towe Bower, in Stella. She graduated from Cassville High School, class of 1950...
HENRIETTA "HENRI" (12/07/06)
BRILES-BURA Henrietta "Henri" Briles-Bura, 96, of Shell Knob, passed away on Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, at her daughter and son-in-law's home. She was born July 20, 1910, the daughter of the Andrew Franklin and Kelly Amanda Holt Beye, in Wichita, Kan. ...
Letter from long lost friend was a gift (12/07/06)
Dear Editor: Gwendolyn (Zilliox) Harris and I, Jewell (Hudson) Heilman, were best of friend at Cassville High School. I moved to Oregon and she moved to Oklahoma in 1940. She married a serviceman and went with him wherever he was stationed. I lived in Portland, Ore., was married and worked in the Oregon shipyards. She came to see me 63 years ago in 1943 and then we lost track of each other...
Time to send cards to our wounded soldiers (12/07/06)
Dear Editor: It's that time of the year again to send out Christmas cards. For anyone who wishes to send a card to our wounded troops here is the address: Wounded Soldiers (Pur "Any Soldier" inside the envelope) CASF Donations Rep. 332 EAMDS/CASF...
Unsung heroes (12/07/06)
The first storm of the season proved treacherous. Freezing rain followed by sleet and snow covered the roadways with a dangerous coating of thick ice. The problems were made worse by the fact that temperatures were frigid and remained in the teens for most of Thursday and Friday. Some relief came in the form of sunshine on Saturday, but travel was still a challenge, especially on side roads...