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Stories from Thursday, January 18, 2007

City requests more input on skate park issue (01/18/07)
The topic of building a skate park in Cassville was revisited during Monday night's city council meeting. Several teenagers and their parents were in attendance at the meeting to follow-up on their initial presentation concerning a skate park, which they made back in August of 2006...
R-III board votes to pursue bond issue (01/18/07)
On Jan. 10, the Exeter R-VI School Board voted to place a $1 million general obligation bond issue on the April ballot that would finance a portion of a district-wide building project. In October, Exeter hired Brandon Dake, of Dake Wells Architecture, to develop a master plan for a district building project. ...
First Baby of 2007 arrives (01/18/07)
The Cassville Democrat's First Baby of 2007, Jagger Lynne Miller, was born at 7:55 a.m. on Jan. 3 at Cox Monett Hospital to Gerry and Amy Miller, of Cassville. Jagger weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 inches. "So far, she's the best behaving baby we've had," said Amy with a laugh...
Power lines snap with weight of ice (01/18/07)
Wheaton was hit hard by this week's ice storm that hit Barry County in three different waves. On this stretch of Highway 86 north of Wheaton, there were 10 electric poles down due to accumulations of ice on Monday. As the photo reveals, additional poles were downed as winds picked up and temperatures remained well below freezing. Democrat Photo...
Ice storm keeps county in its grip (01/18/07)
For almost two decades, area residents have referenced the Christmas ice storm of 1987 as the area's worst. Now, Barry County citizens have a new benchmark by which to rank future winter storms. Bill Shiveley, general manager and chief executive officer of Barry Electric, said this past week's ice storm is more severe than the storm of 1987 because his crews are dealing with three days of ice build-up that hit the southwest Missouri area in waves rather than one night of ice accumulation...
Ladycats continue to play it tough (01/18/07)
The Cassville High School Ladycats entered Big 8 Conference play last Thursday against a good Mt. Vernon team and will continue to play a vigorous schedule in the coming weeks. "Our team is playing hard," said Coach Shore, "We have played a tough schedule to this point and are competing every night."...
Fourth quarter hurts Ladycats (01/18/07)
The Cassville Ladycats started the week out by hosting the Lady Mountaineers in Cassville's first Big 8 contest of the season. The Cassville team gave a good effort but would ultimately come out on the losing side of the game. Mt. Vernon entered the game with a record of 8-4 and one previous victory over the Ladycats (36-31). In that game Cassville held the lead all the way until the fourth quarter when the Lady Mountaineers caught fire and took control of the game...
Mountaineers clip the 'Cats (01/18/07)
Mt. Vernon started the scoring, but Cassville quickly answered back, taking the lead twice in the first quarter. At the end of the first, the Wildcats trailed by just four at 15-11. In the second quarter Mt. Vernon's play-maker, Tomas Brock, stepped up and alone scored 16 points. This contribution as well as good defense led to two runs that totaled 19 points for the Mountaineers and only 2 for the Wildcats. It also left the halftime score at 40-20...
Wildcat boys look to surprise (01/18/07)
Cassville started the season with a win, defeating Southwest 62-47, but then lost their next four before finally beating Blue Eye at home. The Wildcats lost three more after that win before beating Southwest again in the Trojan tournament. Then another four losses, and the Wildcats now stand at 3-11 overall and 0-2 in the conference...
RUBY JEWELL WELLS (01/18/07)
Ruby Jewell Wells, 72, of Fairview, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, in her home. She was born Jan. 4, 1935, in Barry County the daughter of Archie and Julie Rebecca (McMillen) Boyd. On Aug. 18, 1950, she was united in marriage to Bobbie Wells, who survives...
LILIAN GARDNER (01/18/07)
Lilian Gardner, 97, of Monett, passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at her home in Monett. She was born April 27, 1909, in Sowerbybridge, England, the daughter of the late Albert and Ethel Shepherd. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monett. She was also a member of the P.E.O. and the Monett Garden Club...
GEORGE WILLIAM ROGERS (01/18/07)
George William Rogers, 99, of Carthage, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, in his home. He was born April 5, 1907, in Keener, Ark., the son of George Washington and Myrtle (Nations) Rogers. On May 31, 1930, he was united in marriage to Lela Lucile Brisco, who preceded him in death on June 25, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his parents...
DWAYNE C. PRESLEY (01/18/07)
Dwayne C. Presley, 66, of Wagoner, Okla., passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, in Wagoner, Okla. A memorial service will be held Saturday at the New Beginnings Outreach Church in Wagoner with Rev. Terry Presley and Brenda Presley officiating. He was born in Wagoner, Okla., to Claude and Pauline (Rice) Presley on May 28, 1940. ...
THOMAS NEWTON BECKETT (01/18/07)
Thomas Newton Beckett, Sr., 84, of Monett, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at Locoba Nursing Home, Monett. He was born on July 7, 1922, in Hollis, Okla., the son of the late Thomas Logan and Rosezella Qualls Beckett. He was a retired USDA meat inspector. He was a member of the New Freedom Worship Center in Purdy. He was a World War II Army veteran. He married Bonnie Fortner on July 18, 1942, in Springdale, Ark., and she survives...
BRIAN LEE HART (01/18/07)
Brian Lee Hart, 21, of Green Forest, Ark., passed away Jan. 4, 2007, in Berryville, Ark. He was born Oct. 27, 1985, in Cassville, a son of Dennis James and Marian Marie (Losch) Hart. Survivors include: his parents; one brother, Derek James Losch; his grandparents, Bill and Sue Anne Corn, of Cassville; two aunts, Doris Chaney, of Cassville, and Trisha Oxford, of Garfield, Ark.; three uncles, Billy Corn, of Wentworth, Donald Losch, of Cassville, and Steven Corn, of Cassville; several cousins; and a host of friends.. ...
LARRY JOE MYERS (01/18/07)
Larry Joe Myers, 65, of Washburn, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, in St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin. He was born March 19, 1941, in Washburn. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virgie Townsend and his mom, Opal Henry Mahurin, who raised him. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Lewis Henry...
ELSIE F. HARKRIDER (01/18/07)
Elsie F. Harkrider, 88, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, in Red Rose Inn, of Cassville. She was born Dec. 9, 1918, in Faucett, the daughter of Charles and Fanny (Reynolds) Radeck. On May 8, 1948, in St. Joseph, she was united in marriage to Harlyn Harkrider, who survives...
GENEVA L. DAWSON (01/18/07)
Geneva L. Dawson, 88, of Monett, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at her home in Monett. She was born Aug. 12, 1918, in Neosho, the daughter of the late John Richard and Lydia Katherine (Tabb) Dawson. She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. She grew up in Newton County and graduated from Granby High School in 1938...
CHRISTENE FISHER (01/18/07)
Christene Fisher, 78, of Exeter, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. Funeral arrangements are pending under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Visit fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
MICHAEL "DAVID" FIELDS (01/18/07)
Michael "David" Fields, 39, of Seligman, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, in his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1968, in Monett, the son of Arlis and Karen (Houk) Fields. On Nov. 10, 1995, in Springfield, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Ward, who survives...
Response to article about use tax (01/18/07)
Dear Editor: I am writing in regards to the Jan. 10 front-page article titled "Use tax to be subject of hearing." I am unable to attend the Jan. 18 meeting but would like to make my opinion known. According to the Tax Foundation, a 60-year-old, non-partisan tax research group based in Washington, D.C., it took the average Missouri citizen 116 days to pay his or her total tax obligations in 2006. ...
Times of hearings discourage public input (01/18/07)
Dear Editor: I would like to respond to your editorial in the Jan. 10 edition regarding citizens being more involved in county and local issues. It seems to me that the editor has overlooked the obvious. The primary reason, in my opinion, that people do not attend county meetings or public hearings is that they are held at 9 or 10 a.m. ...
Many farmers speak out with one voice (01/18/07)
Dear Editor: Once again, farmer and rancher voting delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting determined the policies they believe will most benefit America's farm and ranch families. They are unified in their support for the concepts of the current farm bill. ...
Historic ice storm (01/18/07)
As I write this editorial, I am no longer relying on my computer's battery power but instead am able to plug my laptop into the electrical outlet thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Barry Electric whose crews have been working around the clock since Friday night. I also realize I'm one of the lucky ones. Despite the valiant efforts of our local electrical crews, power outages are still being experienced system-wide...