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Stories from Thursday, December 21, 2006

Santa's helpers (12/21/06)
Share Your Christmas volunteers were busy last Thursday sorting hundreds of toys donated by local residents. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Bertie Bailey, Linda Phipps, Beverly Worman and Cheri Shumaker. Second row: Ella Dean Lauderdale, Margaret Beeson, Bobbie Tucker, Jean Marney, Alice Leverich and Barbara Warren. This year, Share Your Christmas will make the holidays brighter for over 100 families in the Barry County area. Democrat Photo...
SYC makes holidays bright for families (12/21/06)
Share Your Christmas (SYC) "elves" were busy this past week, working to make the holidays brighter for over 110 families in the Barry County area. Last Thursday, volunteers took on the task of dividing up hundreds of donated toys among the 112 area families who signed up for the 2006 SYC program. The fellowship hall at the Cassville United Methodist Church was filled with a large variety of toys, which ranged from board games to stuffed animals to Barbie cars...
Barry Electric issues refunds (12/21/06)
In November and December, Barry Electric returned $1 million to its members through capital credit refunds and a 2-cent-per kilowatt hour refund on this month's billing. Both refunds were authorized by the Barry Electric Cooperative Board of Directors...
One-year-old murder case is heading back to court (12/21/06)
A year after an Exeter man was shot and killed, the woman accused of his murder is free on bond and preparing for a preliminary hearing. Adella Fae Patton, 45, of Exeter, was charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the shooting death of 45-year-old Kevin Madison, also of Exeter...
One-year-old murder case is heading back to court (12/21/06)
A large Christmas decoration collection, belonging to Mary Jo Fletcher, of Cassville, is on display at Fields' Photo Archives and Looks Unlimited in Cassville. "My husband and I traveled a lot and each time that I would see something different or something that I thought would be cute to decorate with I would bring it home," said Mary Jo...
Ladycat senior surpasses 1,000-point scoring mark (12/21/06)
With an under-average nine points on Monday night, Cassville High School senior guard Julie Cupps became only the third player under coach Chris Shore to score over 1,000 points for the Cassville Wildcats. The other two were Lacy Underwood in 2004 and Rachel Selby in 2005...
Wildcats play big against Carthage (12/21/06)
The Cassville Wildcats played the Carthage Tigers at home on Friday, Dec. 15. To one very small boy, who couldn't have been more than four, the most exciting part of the game was a near-win at halftime of the free-throw shooting contest. To the rest of the fairly full gymnasium it was something else as their Wildcats would almost pull off a win against the Tigers...
Ladycats lose two heartbreakers (12/21/06)
The Cassville Ladycats played two twice this past week and lost both in close games. On Monday Dec. 11 the Wildcats traveled to Marionville High School to face the Lady Comets. Cassville developed a slight lead in the first quarter, but then it would be Marionville's turn, as they would hold the advantage for the rest of the night eventually winning 45-35...
NORA RYAN GREULING (12/21/06)
Nora Ryan Greuling, 81, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, in St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin. She was born March 31, 1925, in New York, the daughter of Phillip and Agnes (Lennon) Ryan. She was united in marriage to Edward Charles Greuling, who preceded her in death in November 1984. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
HENRY "HANK" L. LONG (12/21/06)
Henry "hank" L. Long, 71, of Topeka, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006. He was born on Dec. 25, 1934, in Blackwell, Okla., the son of Boyd H. and Dora A. Long. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed at Ft. Gordon, Augusta, Ga., where he met his wife Nan R. Wade. They were married Dec. 20, 1958, and moved to Wellington, Kan. They were married 47 years until she passed away in 2005...
VIRGINIA A. WEBER (12/21/06)
Virginia A. Weber, 83, of Marionville, formerly of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born June 29, 1923, in Kansas. On April 11, 1970, in Topeka, Kan., she was united in marriage to Don Merrill Weber, who preceded her in death on March 30, 2002. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother...
JERRY WAYNE BAMBURG (12/21/06)
Jerry W. Bamburg, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, in Monett. He was born Sept. 5, 1938, in Ardmore, Okla., the son of John and Willie Bamburg. He was a retired machinist and served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by one daughter, Karen Wade, of Mt Vernon...
BILLY GORDON (12/21/06)
Billy Gordon, 77, of Eagle Rock, passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, in St. John's Hospital-Cassville. He was born Feb. 13, 1929, in Ft. Worth, Texas, the son of Doc and Flossie Gordon. On Sept. 9, 1951, he was united in marriage to Deline Cooper, who preceded him in death Dec. 10, 1994. He was also preceded in death by his parents, three sons, one daughter and two brothers and one sister...
ROY "BERT" BROWN (12/21/06)
Roy "Bert" Brown, 75, of Wheaton, passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, in the Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial, with military honors, will be at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter...