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Stories from Thursday, February 8, 2007

Property owners updated on Southern Hills sewer project (02/08/07)
The Barry County court system has undergone a major change since the start of the new year. Effective Jan. 1, 2007, the circuit and associate circuit court divisions have been consolidated. Through an agreement between Circuit Clerk Craig Williams, Associate Circuit Judge Carr Woods and Victor Head and Circuit Judge Robert Wiley, all circuit and associate division staff now fall under one appointing authority and their duties have been split into civil and criminal divisions...
City launches new child ID program (02/08/07)
Imagine that you're shopping with your son in a large retail outlet. You're looking through a rack of marked down merchandise when you turn back to make sure your child is still standing near by when you realize he is gone. Panic grips you and you sprint to the front of the store. ...
Property owners updated on Southern Hills sewer project (02/08/07)
A large crowd attended Monday night's Cassville City Council meeting to hear an update on the proposed Southern Hills sanitary sewer expansion project. Kevin Sprenkle, project engineer, presented the council and interested property owners with his preliminary cost estimates for the project, which he places at $724,614.55...
Basketball Roundup (02/08/07)
• Eagles soar over Trojans. The Purdy Eagles traveled to Trojan country on Friday to face Southwest. The Trojans were on top early, but an incredible third quarter saw the Eagles post 29 points and hold the home team to only 1, giving Purdy a 75-53 victory. Mason Roller led all scorers with 27 points...
Ladycats struggle under pressure (02/08/07)
After coming off possibly their best week of the season, Cassville looked ready to take on district favorite Webb City. The Ladycats struggled mightily against the Lady Cardinals and could not come up with the win. Webb City travelled to Cassville, a week ago Tuesday, and looked to confirm their district dominance. The 12-5 Lady Cards had already beaten two of the five teams they might meet in the district tournament and looked to make Cassville the third...
Elkins commits to play at MSSU (02/08/07)
Brian Elkins will sign an official letter of intent to attend and play football for Missouri Southern State University in Joplin today (Wednesday). Elkins, considered possibly one of the best athletes to ever come out of the Cassville area, saw interest from Southeast Missouri State University, Southwest Baptist University and Missouri State University and will most likely play linebacker for the Lions...
Wildcats get first positive streak (02/08/07)
For the first time this year, the Cassville Wildcats got on a win streak. After winning last week's conference game against Carl Junction, the 'Cats traveled to McDonald County and won again. However, the streak ended there as they dropped their next game to Hollister at home...
ASHLEY LEIGHANN HARGUS (02/08/07)
She was preceded in death by her mother, Pamela Sue Urban and grandmother, Gloria Humphrey. Services were held at 1 p.m, today (Wednesday) at Baker Funeral Home, 100 S. Cedar, Valley Center, Kan. Memorials to be designated to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation...
MARCELL CHARLES (02/08/07)
Marcell Charles, 89, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, in Exeter First Baptist Church under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Jerry Yarnall will conduct the services. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter...
IMOGENE WISELEY (02/08/07)
E. Imogene Wiseley, 91, of Monett, passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. She was born Oct. 28, 1915, in Purdy the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Susan Samantha (Lane) McKee. She moved to Monett in 1942 from Purdy. She was a retired clerk from Bruner Pharmacy in Monett. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monett. She was united in marriage to Edward Ray Wiseley on Dec. 19, 1934, in Wheaton, and he preceded her in death in 1956...
PAUL LAVERN STILES (02/08/07)
Paul Lavern Stiles, 73, of Berryville, Ark., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007. He was born March 29, 1933, in Grandview, Ark., a son of M.E. and Alice (Phillips) Stiles. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Korean Conflict. He was an employee of Walker Sales Company for 36 years...
CHARLES E. SPARKS (02/08/07)
Charles E. Sparks, 56, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, as the result of a one-car vehicular accident in Golden. He was born on Feb. 1, 1951, in Coweta, Ga., the son of Charles Ellis and Lydia Russell Sparks. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served three tours in Vietnam. ...
AMY ANN NORMAN (02/08/07)
Amy Ann (Talburt) Norman, 96, of Washburn, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007 in Mt. Vernon Place Care Center, Mt. Vernon. She was born Aug. 28, 1910, in Gann Ridge, Ark., the daughter of John Thomas and Mahala Ann (Schell) Talburt. On July 21, 1932, in Seligman, she was united in marriage to Clyde Howard Norman, who preceded her in death on Sept. ...
LIEUTENANT COLONEL GARY J. HIGGS, USAF (Ret.) (02/08/07)
Gary Joe Higgs of Wheaton, Missouri, son of the late Chester Oliver Higgs and Marguerite Hoyt Higgs, was born July 21, 1938. He graduated from Wheaton High School in 1956 and attended Drury College and Southwest Missouri State College prior to enlisting in the United States Air Force March 1959. ...
MARJORIE COLLEEN HADDOCK (02/08/07)
Marjorie Colleen (Blythe) Haddock, 84, passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at her home in Marionville. She was born Aug. 8, 1922, to John Cleveland and Celia (Hailey) Blythe, of Crane. She attended grade school at Scholten, then high school at Crane. She eventually earned a degree from Southwest Missouri State University in 1970, majoring in elementary eduction with a minor in social work...
ROBERT ARTHUR "BOB" COTTRELL (02/08/07)
Robert Arthur "Bob" Cottrell, 64, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born April 18, 1942, in Spring Hill, Kan., the son of Grant and Ena (Lewis) Cottrell, who preceded him in death...
FB president offers some food for thought (02/08/07)
Dear Editor: Agriculture is an integral part of our daily lives. As consumers, we have become accustomed to a safe and abundant food supply. As producers, we have been blessed with natural resources and a climate which yield a bounty among the most diverse in the nation. And as a state, one out of every five jobs is directly related to agriculture, making it our number one industry...
Vouchers by any name hurt public schools (02/08/07)
Dear Editor: My parents chose to send me to a private Catholic school during my elementary school years and my in-laws chose to send my wife to a private Catholic school for her entire kindergarten through 12th grade experience. Both sets of parents had large families to support with a very limited income. ...
Super Bowl message (02/08/07)
From past editorials I've written about watching World Cup soccer and the Olympics, you probably already know that I watch sports a little differently than most. Much to the irritation of the boys in my household, I'm one of those viewers who loves to comment on the more obscure aspects of whatever sport I'm watching...