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Stories from Friday, December 29, 2006

First baby contest returns to Cassville (12/29/06)
The 12th annual Cassville Democrat First Baby Contest will soon be underway in Barry County. Each year, the Cassville Democrat, with the help of area business sponsors, awards the family of the first baby born in Barry County with several gifts. This year, 15 area businesses will celebrate the birth of Barry County's first baby of 2007...
Stepping down from the bench (12/29/06)
After three terms in office, Barry County Associate Circuit Judge Michael Garrett will retire on Dec. 31. As Garrett steps down from the bench, he plans to step into the role of doting grandfather. Garrett said his plans to retire were, in part, sparked by the arrival of two grandsons over the past two years...
County boy's death under investigation (12/29/06)
The Department of Social Services (DSS) State Technical Assistance Team began an investigation into the death of DJ Parker on Dec. 7. DJ, age 6, and his father, Dennis Parker, were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 39 at Jenkins on Nov. 22. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when Dennis Parker drove a 1997 Buick across the center line and struck a dump truck head-on...
Judge Sweeney retires after 20 years of public service (12/29/06)
After over 20 years of public service, J. Edward Sweeney, 39th Judicial Circuit judge, will retire at the end of the year. "It has been wonderful working with Judge Sweeney," said Glenda Shoen, who has served as Sweeney's secretary for the last 21 years. "I have never enjoyed working with anybody more than I have him...
Christmas royalty (12/29/06)
Cassville High School senior Abby Quinn and freshman Jesse Henderson were crowned Miss and Mr. Merry Christmas at a special Christmas assembly in the CHS gymnasium on Dec. 20. The Merry Christmas candidates raised close to $8,000 for Share Your Christmas through the annual Christmas fundraiser. Democrat Photo...
Basketball Round-up (12/29/06)
• Exeter boys can't stage comeback. The Tigers tried to come from behind to defeat Galena but were unsuccessful, falling to the Bears 70-59. Tyler Henderson, the 25th leading scorer in the area and second leading free-throw percentage shooter, and Ryan Odenbrett led Exeter's scoring with 14 a piece. Ian Russell chipped in 13 points. Exeter is still searching for its first win and will continue play in the Southwest Tournament today...
Ladycats rip up Reeds Spring in 43-32 victory (12/29/06)
On Dec. 18, the Cassville Ladycats traveled to Reeds Spring to get in one last game before Christmas break. The Ladycats, who were looking for their first road win, would get it by beating Reeds Spring soundly. Cassville would start off hot, going on runs of 9-2 and 7-0 to give themselves a 20-9 lead after one quarter of play. In the second quarter, the Ladycats increased their lead spurting off another 9-2 run and giving them a 16-point lead at the half (33-17)...
HILUARD "DAVE" MATTOX (12/29/06)
Hiluard "Dave" Mattox, 75, a resident of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, in Springfield. He was born Sept. 4, 1931, in Lavina, Tenn., a son of Dave and Irene (Walker) Mattox. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Golden, and the Men's Monday Night Bowling League in Berryville, Ark. He was a farmer...
BILL LONG (12/29/06)
Billie Joe "Bill" Long, 79, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born April 6, 1927, in Longview, the son of Joe and Nellie (Jones) Long. He was united in marriage to Donna Ames, who preceded him in death on May 14, 1986. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law, Phil Couch...
KENNETH C. FULTZ (12/29/06)
Kenneth C. Fultz, 69, of Washburn, passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. 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...
JIMMY LEE ISLEY (12/29/06)
Jimmey Lee Isley, 26, of Jenkins, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, on his farm. He was born Jan. 10, 1980, in Springfield, the son of Randy and Jenise (Brisco) Isley, who survive. Additional survivors include: grandparents, Wilma Brisco, of Aurora, and Viola and Carl Chaney, of Aurora; a sister, Charity Thomas and her husband, Michael, of Altus, Okla...
J.D. GAUTNEY (12/29/06)
J.D. Gautney, 75, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, in Freeman Hospital, Joplin. He was born July 31, 1931, in Cassville, the son of Fred E. and Leota (Hudson) Gautney. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bill Gautney and Loyal Dean Gautney...
MARK "HOBIE" EDWARDS (12/29/06)
Mark "Hobie" Edwards, 51, of Monett, passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at his home. He was born Sept. 23, 1955, in Monett, the son of the late Joe and Dorothy Edwards. He attended Monett School and had worked for the Frisco-BN Railroad. He had most recently been employed in the industrial/manufacturing sector...
GENE BURNSIDE (12/29/06)
Gene Burnside, 71, of Purdy, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at Monett Health Care. He was born Oct. 22, 1935, in Bellefontaine, Ohio, the son of the late Henry and Louise Newland Burnside. He married Ruth Kleffman on Jan. 7, 1954, in Greenup, Ky., and she survives...
ROY "BERT" BROWN (12/29/06)
Roy "Bert" Brown, 75, of Wheaton, passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, in the Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon. He was born Dec. 29, 1930, in Exeter, the son of Orbie and Clara (England) Brown. On June 8, 1951, in Eureka Springs, Ark., he was united in marriage to Junie Lee Wallace, who survives...
You gotta love the Spirit of Christmas (12/29/06)
Dear Editor: It was my privilege to serve as host for the Chamber of Commerce Christmas lighting display on Christmas Eve. I must say it was a fantastic experience. The many people who came through were cheerful and happy. About 165 vehicles came through from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. When Jon Horner came to close things down and turn off the lights at 9:30 p.m., there were still cars coming. I was surprised at the numbers. I saw car tags from Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Montana...
We're displaying our holiday cheer, (12/29/06)
To thank you for a banner year... To think of you sure makes us smile Because you make doing our job worthwhile!