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Stories from Thursday, February 22, 2007

R-VI board to promote master plan (02/22/07)
The Exeter R-VI School Board discussed the district's master building plan during its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 14. Brandon Dake, of Dake Wells Architecture, stated that the district building committee has asked Dake Wells to help get information to the community through town meetings and schematic designs...
Police were busy in 2006 (02/22/07)
The Cassville Police Department reported a 10 percent increase in calls for service in 2006 and a 32 percent rise in tickets issued. This past year, local police officers responded to 2,748 calls for service as compared to 2,479 in 2005. The 2006 total is the highest number of calls handled by the police department since the year 2000 when officers answered 2,813 calls for service...
Teenagers involved in burglaries (02/22/07)
A traffic stop in Cassville has led to the arrest of five individuals who officers allege robbed an Exeter convenience store and attempted a break-in at another store in Wheaton. On Jan. 30, Cassville Police Officer Bill Watkins conducted a traffic stop within the city limits, and during a search of the vehicle, recovered items match-ing the descriptions of items stolen from a burglary in Exeter...
Land sale moves ahead despite protests (02/22/07)
"Around 20,000 acres have been dropped from the proposal," said Charlotte Wiggins, Mark Twain National Forest public relations director. "That is the biggest change between last year's proposal and the proposal this year." Although around 26,000 acres have been trimmed from the original 300,000 acres, the number of acres identified for sale in Missouri has only decreased by eight acres. ...
Mark Twain National Forest remains in jeopardy (02/22/07)
President Bush's 2008 fiscal year budget includes a new legislative proposal, The National Forest Land Adjustment for Rural Communities Act, which authorizes the sale of nearly 274,000 acres of National Forest land to fund an extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (SRS). ...
Area Roundup (02/22/07)
• Eagles defend home court. The Purdy Eagles faced Wheaton at home this week and won the conference game. Purdy came out strong and finished strong to win 73-54. For the Eagles, Blake Williams had 23 points of which 11 came from the line, where he shot 79 percent. Williams also tallied six steals and seven assists. Derek Daily also contributed 15 points for the home team. The Bulldogs' Craig Davidson and Chris Musick scored 12 a piece to lead the visitors' effort...
CMS coach earns Hall of Fame honor (02/22/07)
When living in a small community like Cassville, people often get to know everything about you - your history, your family and your life. Yet, sometimes there are those, like Cassville Coach Darren Rhea, who in their humility, like to keep their accomplishments quiet...
Wildcats finish with win (02/22/07)
The Cassville Wildcats played their last two games of the regular season this week. Both were conference games and the 'Cats were hoping to improve their Big 8 standings. They would improve in the Big 8, despite splitting the games. Their first contest was against a red hot Monett team. The Cubs started the season with a record of 1-13, but since that mark have been a much improved 6-4. Monett was also 3-2 in the conference...
CHS Ladycats end season in district play (02/22/07)
The Cassville Ladycats played their last games of the season this week, and for the seniors, the last games of their careers. Early in the week Cassville played conference opponent Aurora (12-9 and 2-1) at Aurora. The Lady Houn's wasted no time in welcoming their guests with a huge deficit. ...
DENNIS WILLIAM TIMMONS (02/22/07)
Dennis William Timmons, 47, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at his home in Nixa. He was born on Nov. 25, 1959, in Monett, the son of R.J. and Betty Williams Timmons. He was a 1978 graduate of Exeter High School, and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Exeter. He was a U. S. Army veteran having served in Germany. He was a sales representative for the Allied Bus Company in Nixa. He was a lifelong resident of the Exeter and Cassville communities before moving to Nixa three months ago...
FRANK L. JONES (02/22/07)
Frank L. Jones, 83, of Shell Knob, passed away on Friday, Feb. 16, 2007. He was born April 28, 1923, in Harrison, Ark. He married Mary Lee Wasson on July 2, 1944, in Harrison, where Frank taught music and managed theaters for Commonwealth Amusement Corporation. Throughout his career in the movie business, he managed Commonwealth operations in Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Iowa, Wyoming, Texas and South Dakota...
BEN A. PANNELL (02/22/07)
Ben A. Pannell, 46, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at his home in Cassville. He was born on Jan. 29, 1961, in Arlington, Calif., the son of Ralph Pannell and Zola Skidmore Dieffenbacher. He was a self-employed construction worker. Survivors include: his daughter, Lisa Pannell, of Cherry Valley, Calif.; his father, Ralph Pannell, of Quartzsite, Ariz.; his mother, Zola Dieffenbacher, of Hollister; one brother, Nick Pannell, of Pahrump, Nev.; two sisters, Carol Campbell and her husband, Carl, of Cherokee Village, Ark., and Cheryl Collins, of Branson.. ...
MARJORIE L. HOPKINS (02/22/07)
Marjorie L. Hopkins, 81, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers, Ark. She was born on Sept. 17, 1925, in Exeter, the daughter of Walter and Lou Sanders Mattingly. She was a lifelong Exeter resident, and U.S. Postmaster for 35 years, having served in Stella, Exeter and Galena. ...
JANETTA KAY GREGORY (02/22/07)
Janetta Kay (Suttles) Gregory, 45, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, in Joplin. She was born Sept. 23, 1961, in Aurora. She graduated from Cassville High School in 1979. She had became a minister and worked in the Grand Lake Floral Shop in Langley, Okla...
GLADYS MARIE FULTZ (02/22/07)
Gladys Marie Fultz, 80, of Washburn, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Feb. 27, 1926, in Blackwell, Okla., the daughter of Walter E. and Pearl Rohrs. On Dec. 27, 1961, in Oklahoma City, Okla., she was united in marriage to Kenneth Fultz, Jr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kenny Fultz and one sister, Geraldean Bumgardner...
JEREMY ADAM FLANDERS (02/22/07)
Jeremy Adam Flanders, 30, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007. He was born Sept. 27, 1976, in Denver, Colo. He was born handicapped and was placed in several institutions and foster homes until he was six years old. In 1982 he was placed in a foster home belonging to Cliff and Polly Wilson. ...
CARREL "CLEDDY" GAGE (02/22/07)
Carrel "Cleddy" Gage, 92, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at his home. He was born Oct. 7, 1914, in Corpus Christi, Texas, the son of William Ruby and Viney Rice Gage. He was united in marriage to Fannie Inez Gill Gage on April 6, 1935, in Phoenix, Ariz. She preceded him in death April 6, 1998...
CAROLYN PENNEL (02/22/07)
Carolyn (George) Pennel, 74, of Hemphill, Texas, formerly of Butterfield, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, in Hemphill, Texas. She was born April 30, 1932, at Elm Springs, Ark. On Dec. 7, 1949, she was united in marriage to Leonard Purvis who passed away on July 7, 1964...
NOVITA M. SLINKARD (02/22/07)
Novita M. Slinkard, 88, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born Feb. 10, 1919, in Barry County, the daughter of James Walter and Allie Eunice (Davis) Nickle. On Feb. 22, 1941, she was united in marriage to Vollmar James Slinkard who preceded her in death in August 1975. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
BOBBY RAY WALTRIP (02/22/07)
Bobby Ray Waltrip, 63, passed away Feb. 11, 2007, in Midwest City, Okla. He was born Oct. 31, 1943, in Monett. He attended Pleasant Dale School and Monett High School. He had lived in Springdale, Ark., for many years. He worked as a car salesman and B & R Salvage before moving to Oklahoma...
MARY ELIZABETH BOND (02/22/07)
Mary Elizabeth Bond, 83, of St. Charles, formerly of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, in St. Joseph's Health Center, St. Charles. She was born June 24, 1923, in Harville, the daughter of James Robert and Mellia Eveline (Sloats) Henson. On Jan. 21, 1940, in Charleston, she was united in marriage to Louis Harold Bond who preceded her in death on July 21, 1980. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, a grandson, four sisters and three brothers...
Industrial agriculture needs to be regulated (02/22/07)
Dear Editor: With interest I read the Feb. 8 letter to the editor from Farm Bureau President Charles Kruse. A few years ago I may have taken his statement that "production agriculture is already regulated heavily at the state and federal level" at face value and believed that was probably so. ...
citizen concerned about CAFOs' affect on county (02/22/07)
Dear Editor: This letter is written as a concerned citizen on the effect CAFOs will have on the Roaring River, Table Rock Lake, and Cassville and surrounding communities. My wife and myself have had a home on Table Rock for over 25 years and retired here six years ago. ...
Agriculture is leaving Missouri behind (02/22/07)
Dear Editor: As long as the debate about who controls regulations on livestock operations continues, agriculture will leave Missouri behind. While regulations increase in Missouri, livestock operations grow in other states. Take for instance Missouri's dairy industry. ...
Corporate farming is not regulated (02/22/07)
Dear Editor: I recently read Farm Bureau's Letter to the Editor and would suggest to readers that corporate farming is not regulated. If your readers will type in CAFO or phosphorous loading, lakes, rivers and streams, they will begin to understand the reason Oklahoma is suing poultry integrators in Oklahoma and Arkansas for pollution of Oklahoma lakes...
Finding balance (02/22/07)
The debate concerning concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) is heating up across the state and a proposed pullet house project in Eagle Rock has brought the subject close to home. For the past few weeks, the Cassville Democrat has published letters to the editor concerning CAFOs. ...