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Stories from Friday, January 5, 2007

Popular Cassville restaurant has new owners (01/05/07)
Cassville's downtown steakhouse restaurant, The Rib, was sold by Skip and Kathy White to Bill and Shirley Lay and Darrell and Danielle Norvelle on Dec. 26, 2006. "Diners who visit The Rib know that everything works well in the restaurant now," said Shirley Lay. "We saw that the restaurant had tremendous potential, and we think we are just going to help it keep getting better."...
Chamber banquet gets new location (01/05/07)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet will be held at a new venue this year. The chamber board has voted to hold the 2007 membership banquet at the Coconuts Cafe/Roaring River Theatre and Events Center on Highway 112 on Saturday, Jan. 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m...
Exeter water project delayed by changes in Missouri laws (01/05/07)
Recent changes in state easement acquisition laws have forced water project engineers to rewrite plans for the Exeter water improvement project, said Richard McMillan, of White River Engineering, Inc. "The new easement acquisition laws have forced us to rewrite all of the acquisition plans, which are now being reviewed by Exeter's attorney and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)," said Richard McMillan, of White River Engineering, of Springfield...
Basketball Round-up (01/05/07)
• The Exeter Lady Tigers competed in the Walnut Grove Tournament over break and went 3-1, beating Sheldon 59-32, Wheatland 45-44, Stockton (score not available) but losing to Walnut Grove 56-50 in the championship. Whitney Edie led scoring in the first two contests with 21 and 24 respectively. The Tigers move to 9-1 on the season and play at Southwest on Friday...
Wildcats finish sixth at SW (01/05/07)
While most teenagers were sleeping in, playing video games and just relaxing this holiday break, the Cassville High School boys and girls basketball teams were working hard to improve their seasons. The Cassville Boys traveled to the Southwest Tournament and finished the tournament in sixth place with a 1-2 record...
Ladycats compete in Neosho holiday tourney (01/05/07)
The Cassville Ladycats went on the road to finish off their Christmas break, traveling to Neosho to compete in one of the most highly regarded holiday tournaments around, the Neosho Invitational. The tournament featured some of the best teams in the area, including two Class 5 ranked schools from Arkansas and a nationally ranked player. Cassville drew the eighth seed in the bracket and faced off against Kansas City Ruskin...
LOLA EMMA NICKLE (01/05/07)
Lola Emma Nickle, 99, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at Lacoba Nursing Center in Monett. She was born July 2, 1907, in Butterfield, the daughter of the late Anderson Monroe and Emma Jane Hazelwood Moudy. She was a homemaker and a member of the Log Church, Church of god (Holiness) near Butterfield...
CARROLL MILLER (01/05/07)
Carroll Miller, 70, of Pea Ridge, Ark., died Wednesday, Dec. 27, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers, Ark. he was born March 6, 1936, at Green Forest, Ark., to Loyd Miller and Ola Chaney Miller. He graduated from Pea Ridge High School and attended Arkansas Tech in Russellville, Ark., where he studied mechanical drafting. ...
MARY ELIZABETH BYRD (01/05/07)
Mary Elizabeth Byrd, 93, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. She was born July 9, 1913, in Kansas City, to Anne Mae Hibbs and John Albert Thompson. She attended schools in Mounds, Okla., and Coffeyville, Kan. ...
DANIEL R. JANNEY (01/05/07)
Daniel R. Janney, 70, Seligman, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at his home. A complete obituary will appear in next week's paper. Funeral arrangements will be announced by White Funeral Home, Cassville.
HELEN M. HILTON (01/05/07)
Helen M. Hilton, 80, former resident of Aurora, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, in Tulsa, Okla. She was born to Tom and Leatha Mitchell on april 22, 1926, in Washburn. She worked as a nurse in Tulsa, Okla., at St. Francis Hospital and also in home care in Oklahoma and Missouri. She and her husband, George, fostered 97 children while living in Missouri...
KENNETH C. FULTZ (01/05/07)
Kenneth C. Fultz, Jr., 69, of Washburn, passed away on Dec. 24, 2006, in Springfield. He was born on Oct. 29, 1937. He was a Blackwell, Okla., resident for many years where he was a high-school wrestler, an avid fisherman and scout leader. They moved to Checotah, Okla., in 1971. They retired outside of Washburn in 1997...
MERIDITH G. GULICK (01/05/07)
Meredith G. Gulick, 60, of Lakewood, Colo., passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born Oct. 19, 1946, in Mobile, Ala., the daughter of Lester and Louise (Gosjiev) Brewer. In 1979, she was united in marriage to Don Alksne, who survives...
BETTY KEMPER DOYLE (01/05/07)
Betty Kemper Doyle died Dec. 23, 2006, at the age of 92. Bessie (Betty) Bernice Kemper was born in l914 to Charles and Martha Henley Kemper of Exeter, Missouri, at their homestead on Old North Road. Her sister Hallie and brothers Max, Bill, Rex, Ralph and Bert all preceded her in death...
CATHALEA TAYLOR (01/05/07)
Cathalea Taylor, 93, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, in Mt. Vernon Place Care Center, Mt. Vernon. She was born Nov. 27, 1913, in Cassville, the daughter of J.T. and Mary Alice (Loftin) Hurst. On Nov. 21, 1948, she was united in marriage to W.F. "Bill" Taylor, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Lavonne Shore and one brother, Raymond Hurst...
DATHAL "TONI" SHOOP (01/05/07)
Dathal "Toni" Shoop, 69, of Pierce City, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at her home. She was born on May 4, 1937, in Bardwell, Ky., the daughter of George and Berthal O'Conner Munsell. She married Billy Gene Shoop on May 11, 1987. He survives. Additional survivors include: four sons, John Gaches, of Pierce City, Donald Gaches, of Springfield, Jeff Gaches, of Cassville, and Donny Gaches, of Cassville; four daughters, Teria Smilie, of Cassville, Ellen Stanfield, of Lodi, Calif., Diann Marrow, of Pierce City, Brenda Gaches, of Twin Falls, Idaho; two sisters, one brother, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.. ...
MARY JANE BARKER (01/05/07)
Mary Jane Barker, 63, of Exeter, passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2007, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. She was born March 27, 1943, in Barry County, the daughter of Hilston and Annie (Mattingly) Williams. She was married to Mal Hudson and to this union one child was born. ...
Information needed on area accident (01/05/07)
Dear Editor: Last Saturday, Dec. 23, I was involved in an accident with my grandkids, my daughter-in-law and my friend in her Pontiac Montana van on Highway 37 just north of Cassville. A small blue (Grand Prix, 80s model) came completely into our lane about to hit us head on. We swerved immediately, slid across the other side of the road and overturned. The Grand Prix did not stop and continued southbound on 37...
U.S.veterans don't have free dental care (01/05/07)
Dear Editor: The McDonald County Newspapers of Dec. 20, 2006, reported a $446,615 grant for the Ozark Tri-County Health Care Consortium (OTC) to promote dental care for Hispanics. As most all so-called "grants" come from the federal government, I suppose this one does also. If so, this grant should be labeled "your tax."...
Dedicated public servants (01/05/07)
As our community enters the new year of 2007, we mark the departure of two public officeholders who have served the Barry County judicial system with distinction, character and integrity. Judge J. Edward Sweeney has dedicated the past 21 years to public service, first serving as Barry County associate circuit judge and then finishing out his career on the bench as 39th Judicial Circuit judge covering Barry, Lawrence and Stone counties. ...