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Stories from Thursday, February 15, 2007

Citizens work together to clean up town (02/15/07)
Volunteers throughout the Purdy community celebrated "Pride in Purdy Day" on Saturday, Feb. 10. The event, which was sponsored by the City of Purdy, the Purdy Volunteer Fire Department and the Purdy AmeriCorps Reading Coaches, brought together local citizens who worked side by side to clear the city of debris from the January ice storm...
County arrest totals hold steady (02/15/07)
The Barry County Sheriff's Department responded to 180 fewer cases in 2006 than in 2005, according to an end-of-the-year report released by the local law enforcement agency. This past year, sheriff's deputies handled 4,166 cases as compared to 4,346 in 2005, which is a 4 percent decrease...
Monett store owners admit they sold drugs (02/15/07)
The owners of a Mexican grocery store in Monett admitted to illegally selling prescription drugs that were smuggled into the United States from Mexico. The guilty pleas were made in federal court on Feb. 8 by Efren Moreno, Sr., 46, his wife, Eloisa M. Soto, 44, and their son, Efren Moreno, Jr., 23, all of Monett. The Morenos are owners of La Durangena grocery store located at 310 E. Broadway in Monett...
Tip-Off royalty (02/15/07)
Seniors Kristina Bauman and Chris Born were crowned as Cassville High School's 2007 Tip-Off Queen and King during special festivities last Friday. Bauman is the daughter of Darald and Patty Halbmaier, of Cassville, and Born is the son of James and Linda Born, of Eagle Rock. Democrat Photo...
Weather takes its toil on Barry County farmers (02/15/07)
After receiving little moisture last year, area dairy and beef producers were not adequately prepared for the ice storm that covered southwest Missouri last month. "We were out of power for 10 days," said Kent Arnaud, who runs a 1,300-acre beef operation north of Purdy with his father, Victor. "The power outage was an inconvenience, but that doesn't compare to all the fence damage we have. It's going to be a long process and take a long time to get everything back in order."...
Area Basketball Roundup (02/15/07)
• Southwest wins close games. The Lady Trojans played one league game this week and one non-league game with both games ending in victories. Southwest hosted the Galena Lady Bears first and got a good contest. Ahead only by one after three quarters of play, the home team edged out Galena and won 61-57. ...
Ladycats tally three big wins this week (02/15/07)
The Cassville Ladycats had a busy time last week, playing three games in the span of four days. Cassville faced Monett on Monday and East Newton on Tuesday and Thursday. The Tuesday game was a make-up game from earlier in the season. Despite the strenuous challenge, the Ladycats excelled and came away with three wins...
Wildcats take their lumps with tough losses (02/15/07)
The Cassville High School Wildcats took their lumps this week. After enjoying possibly their best run of the season, a six-game stretch in which the 'Cats were 4-2, Cassville has once again fallen on hard times. The boys traveled to Class 5 Central (7-11) this week and then played host to Big 8 rival East Newton (15-3 and 4-0) on Friday night...
Baker is tapped All-State (02/15/07)
A somewhat belated All-State selection came out last week and recognized Tia Baker from the Cassville cross country team for her accomplishments in the fall. Baker, only a sophomore at Cassville High School, finished as Cassville's top female runner this year and took 124th at state...
BERNIADINE BRANSON (02/15/07)
Berniadine "Bunnie" Branson, 85, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, in St. John's Hospital -- Cassville. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister. She received her education in Springfield and majored in Art at SMS. She was a bookkeeper for Springfield City Utilities for several years. In 1977, she moved from Tulsa, Okla., to Shell Knob to make her home...
MARCELL CHARLES (02/15/07)
Marcell Charles, 90, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. He was born Dec. 8, 1916, in Ridgley, the son of George and Elsie (Thomas) Charles. On Aug. 5, 1939, he was united in marriage to Ada Lee Crabb, who preceded him in death on Sept. 20, 2004. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Eugene and Lou Don Charles; two sisters, June Armstrong and Doris Kimbrough and one grandson, Jamie Tucker...
BURKE BURNETT GEORGE JR. (02/15/07)
Burke Burnett George Jr., 78, of Tulsa, Okla., passed away Jan. 25, 2007, in Tulsa. He was married to Clara Ennis in 1957. Until the age of 20 he worked with his father on the George Ranch in Oklahoma. He later worked for McDonnell Douglas, then for American Airlines for 25 year. ...
MARY MARLENE KNIGHT (02/15/07)
Mary Marline Knight, 51, of Anderson, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at the Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark., after a sudden illness. She was born on Oct. 5, 1955, in Springfield, one of four children born to the late Glenn and Nancy Ann (Rose) Woodard. She was a lifelong resident of McDonald County. In 1977, she graduated from Crowder College with a degree in business...
T. JUANITA MANNING (02/15/07)
T. Juanita Manning, 91, passed away Monday, Feb.12, 2007, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. She was born in Greenfield, Nov. 5, 1915, the daughter of Albert O. and Louise Pearl (Jones) Copeland. She was united in marriage to James Elwood "Woody" Manning, who preceded her in death November 1952. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Carson Douglas Klepper, two brothers, Gilbert Copeland and Gene Copeland and two sisters, Wilma Landis and Jewell Johnessee...
DWAINE A. MOELLER (02/15/07)
Dwaine A. Moeller, 74, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. He was born May 20, 1932, in Arnold, Kan., the son of Alfred F. and Mary M. (Kraft) Moeller. On March 9, 1955, he was united in marriage to Joan Irene Meyers, who preceded him in death on May 19, 1995. He was also preceded in death by his parents...
ANNITA RAYE ARMSTRONG (02/15/07)
Annita Raye Armstrong, 50, of Eagle Rock, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Oct. 8, 1956, in Sterling, Colo., the daughter of James and Nancy (Albrandt) Long. In 2001, she was united in marriage to Ed Armstrong, who survives...
JIM D. GAROUTTE (02/15/07)
Jim D. Garoutte, 91, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at the Monett Health Care in Monett, following a lengthy illness. He was born on July 14, 1915, in Republic, the son of Charley and Ava McDaniel Garoutte. He was a lifelong resident of the Monett and Republic areas, and was a self-employed truck driver. He attended the First Free Will Baptist Church in Monett...
MARTHA MARY REECE (02/15/07)
Martha Mary Reece, 99, died Feb. 6, 2007, at her residence in Modesto, Calif., following a lengthy illness. She was born on May 1, 1907, in the Pioneer community, daughter of John David and Elbera Bell (Wheeler) Bettis, and grew up in the Pioneer/Fairview area. In the fall of 1933, she was baptized into the fellowship of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church, near Sawyer, Kan. In March of 1944, the family moved to Modesto, Calif., where Martha resided until her death...
ROBERT T. (HUCK) ALLSBURY (02/15/07)
Robert T. (Huck) Allsbury, 94, of Carterville, Missouri, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at St. John's Hospital-Cassville. He was born near Alba and lived most of his life at Carterville. His past two years were in Cassville's Red Rose Inn. Survivors include; his wife, Olive, to whom he was married 73 years last July; one daughter, Sondra Hamby, of Kansas City; one son, Sidney Allsbury, of Cassville, seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren...
AUDREY M. MUELLER (02/15/07)
Audrey M. (Steffens) Mueller, 81, of Cassville, formerly of Columbia, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born on April 28, 1925, in St. Louis, the daughter of Leo and Mae (Francis) Steffens. On Oct. 21, 1978, in New Hanover, Ill., she was united in marriage to Clarence J. Mueller, who preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 2005...
RICKIE LONG (02/15/07)
Rickie Long, age 51, of Butterfield, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in St. Louis, following a lengthy illness. He was born on Oct. 2, 1955, son of Jim Gertch and Nancy Albrandt Gertch, in Sterling, Colo. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force. Mr. Long was self employed and enjoyed working with his hands and being outdoors...
ESTHER NELSON (02/15/07)
Esther nelson, 86, of Exeter, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at St. John's Hospital in Cassville. She was born July 30, 1920, in Exeter, to the late William Leroy and Ada (Noe) Senseney. She was a housewife, but had worked a various jobs during her life...
JUNIOR ROSS PAUL (02/15/07)
Junior Ross Paul, 75, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born March 30, 1931, in Washburn, the son of Thomas Nelson and Quintilla (Hall) Paul. On Dec. 31, 1958, in Exeter, he was united in marriage to Joyce Norwood, who survives...
RUBY FAY SHIRLEY (02/15/07)
Ruby Fay Shirley, 88, of Monett, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at Monett Health Center. She was born Jan. 9, 1919, in Winthrop, Ark., to Leroy and Maggie (Hankins) Highbarger. Having spent her early years in Monett, she moved away after grade school She married Virgil William Shirley on Aug. 25, 1933. She was a member of First Christian Church in Purdy for more than 50 years...
ER resident writes in response to letter (02/15/07)
Dear Editor: Mr. Kruse makes it seem like everyone is against the little farmer and this is far from the truth. Most of our ancestors were farmers, and we respect their occupation and devotion to the land. There's a time and place for everything; this is neither the time nor the place to build a CAFO (Confined Animal Feeding Operation). ...
Citizen says CAFOs threaten tourism (02/15/07)
Dear Editor: Private citizen offers "No safe water, no fish, no tourism" in response to Farm Bureau president's letter to the editor entitled "Some food for thought." What Charles Kruse, president of Missouri Farm Bureau, doesn't tell you is that the Missouri Farm and Food Preservation Act of 2007 (MFFPA) will take away individual counties' rights to enact additional regulations they deem necessary to protect unique situations not protected by existing laws and regulations. ...
Citizens being hit by ongoing scams (02/15/07)
Dear Editor: The Barry County Sheriff's Office would like to remind the citizens of Barry County of an ongoing problem happening all over the country. We have recently received several new complaints regarding variations of the classic Nigerian scam...
Tougher seat belt law needed (02/15/07)
Pete Rahn, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, has done a superb job of leading a state agency, which in the past, has suffered from a poor public image and a strained relationship with state legislators who appropriate funds for MoDOT operations. ...