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Stories from Friday, February 2, 2007

Exeter firefighters pursue fire district (02/02/07)
Voters in the Exeter Special Road District will have an opportunity to vote on the formation of a tax-based fire protection district on April 3. "We depend on membership dues, donations, fundraisers and the barbecue to fund the department," said Jim Matthew, Exeter Fire Department chief. "It gets harder each year to sustain the department on those funds."...
Wheaton R-III board to place bond issue on ballot (02/02/07)
In April, the Wheaton R-III School Board will present voters with a $1.7 million no-tax increase bond issue that will finance the construction of a new vocational building. "The current tax levy for the district is $3.43," said Jim Cummins, superintendent. "If the issue passes, the levy would be allocated differently, but the total levy would still be $3.43."...
Murder case still on hold (02/02/07)
A year has passed since John Robinson was shot and killed inside the Golden Package store and Luke Anthony Trottier was arrested for Robinson's murder. Trottier, age 32, was accused of entering the store, located on Highway J in Golden, on the night of Jan. 24, 2006, and shooting Robinson, 58, at least twice with a 12-gauge shotgun...
CHS students select 2007 Tip-Off candidates (02/02/07)
Tip-Off festivities at Cassville High School will be held this Friday. The 2007 Tip-Off King and Queen candidates are pictured above. From left, are: sophomore Vinee McCracken, son of Mike and Trish McCracken, of Cassville; sophomore Dakota Bowman, daughter of Doug and Julie Bowman, of Jenkins; senior Chris Born, son of James and Linda Born, of Eagle Rock; senior Kristina Bauman, daughter of Darald and Patty Halbmaier, of Cassville; junior Brittney Gatley, daughter of Stu and Debbie Gatley, of Cassville; junior Clint Reed, son of Pete and Leslie Reed, of Cassville; freshman Gabby Vincent, daughter of Matt and Dorinda Vincent, of Cassville; and freshman Garrett Roney, son of Steve and Tracy Roney, of Cassville. ...
Prosecutor's case load holds steady (02/02/07)
Heavy but steady is how the case load handled by the Barry County Prosecutor's Office during 2006 would be described. A total of 1,534 felony and misdemeanor cases were filed by Barry County Prosecutor Johnnie Cox this past year, which is just 60 less than the previous year. Of the 2006 total, 623 cases involved felonies and 814 were misdemeanors...
County Roundup (02/02/07)
• Wheaton girls surprise Exeter. The Wheaton Lady Bulldogs traveled to Exeter this past week and gave the Lady Tigers just a little more than they could handle. Wheaton leading by one at the half came up with just enough firepower to produce the upset victory. ...
Wildcats upset Carl Junction in 53-50 win (02/02/07)
Cassville continued its good play as of late, losing a nailbiter in Lamar and knocking off Carl Junction, the defending Big 8 Conference champion who had not lost a conference game since the 2003-04 season. The Wildcats seemed to take a step back into history in their match-up against conference opponent Lamar (8-4 and 0-2). ...
Ladycats offense wakes up (02/02/07)
The Cassville Ladycats got the ball rolling on offense in both of their games this week and ended up with two big victories. The Ladycats hosted Carl Junction (8-9 and 2-0) in their second conference matchup of the season early last week. The two teams had already met this year while playing in the Neosho tournament. The Lady Bulldogs won that matchup 53-39. However, Cassville seemed to have a new aura about them that would not let CJ get away with another easy victory...
JOHNNIE JUNIOR SCATES (02/02/07)
Johnnie Junior Scates, 69, of Monett, passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was born Aug. 25, 1937, in Wy City, Ark., the son of the late John and Polly (Bowen) Scates. He was retired from Bass Equipment. Survivors include: three daughters, Bridget Ferrell, Brandy Parker and Brenda Seward, all of Monett; two sons, Brian Scates, of Arkansas, and Bruce Scates, of Joplin; one sister, Maxine Steverson, of Monett; 11 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren...
WANDA LEE ROBINSON (02/02/07)
Wanda Lee "Mom" Robinson, 64, of Seligman, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at her home. Funeral services were held Saturday at First Baptist Church in Pea Ridge, Ark., with Jerry Blevins officiating. Burial was at Ruddick Cemetery under the direction of Sisco Funeral Home of Pea Ridge, Ark...
MARIE MARBUT (02/02/07)
Marie Marbut, 71, of Monett, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. She was born Jan. 22, 1918, in Purdy, the daughter of the late Charles and Willa Noras Baker Oscar. She was a homemaker. She attended Christ United Methodist Church of Monett. She married Leon Marbut on Dec. 10, 1936, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1993...
HAROLD WAYNE AYERS (02/02/07)
Harold Wayne Ayers, 59, of Golden, was pronounced dead at 7:44 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at his home. He was born on July 24, 1947, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Gilbert and Marian Davis Ayers. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He served on a gun ship during the Vietnam War and received a Distinguished Flying Cross. He moved to Golden in 1993 from California, and was a truck driver with Consolidated Freighters, Inc...
JEFFREY MARTIN STROPES (02/02/07)
Jeffrey Martin Stropes, 60, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007. He was Service Manager for Tri Lakes Ford-Mercury. His body is being cremated under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. A private memorial service will be held at a later date...
MoDOT thanks those who restored power (02/02/07)
Dear Editor: In looking back over the recent winter storm, my memories are a jumble of weather radar images, radio broadcasts with our field crews and reassuring words of our customer service teams when talking to area residents. Our Southwest District experienced winter weather unlike anything in the past 20 years. ...
Two issues are vitally important to county (02/02/07)
Dear Editor: I shall speak to the two very important articles that were published in the Jan. 24 issue of your paper. They are the DNR meeting at Eagle Rock and the survey proposed concerning alcohol issues. Although they are essentially unrelated, they both impact our area mightily...
Become part of the solution (02/02/07)
I think everyone will agree that the children of our community are a precious resource. These children deserve access to a quality education, a safe environment in which to grow, recreational opportunities to expand their minds and bodies and parents or other trustworthy adults who truly care about them. ...