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Stories from Friday, March 2, 2007

Exeter sets up series of meetings (03/02/07)
The Exeter R-VI School District has scheduled a series of community meetings during the month of March to help district patrons understand a proposed master building plan that will guide the school's growth over the next 10 years. The first informational meeting will be held on March 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. ...
CAFO issue comes before health board (03/02/07)
On Feb. 22, several Eagle Rock residents appeared before the Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees to ask the board to enact regulations that would stop the construction of a Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) near Highway F between Roaring River State Park and Eagle Rock...
Butterfield seeks tax hike (03/02/07)
On Jan. 17, the Butterfield City Council approved the ballot language for a tax rate increase issue that will appear on the April 3 ballot. The additional tax is projected to increase street revenue by around $7,000 annually. The council plans to use the funds to chip and seal a percentage of city streets each year...
Ready to serve park guests (03/02/07)
Members of the Roaring River State Park staff have been hard at work getting the park and its facilities ready for the thousands of visitors who will converge on the park this Thursday, March 1 for the opening day of the 2007 trout season. The crew includes personnel who are employed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Missouri Division of State Parks and Roaring River Concessions. ...
Park prepares to welcome 2,000 anglers (03/02/07)
Jerry Dean, Roaring River State Park Hatchery manager, expects 2,000 anglers to crowd the banks of Roaring River on opening day, March 1, which falls on Thursday this year. "The last time opening day was on a Thursday was in 2001 when 1,938 tags were sold," said Dean. "We plan to stock 6,000 trout for an estimated 2,000 anglers for the 2007 opener."...
Cubs start strong and finish off Cassville (03/02/07)
The Cassville Wildcats played their last basketball game of the season last week. The fifth-seeded 'Cats faced off against fourth-seeded Monett in the first round of the district tournament, which was held at Monett. Both teams' schedules were similar to each others, neither got out to a very good start, but both finished the season strongly. The first matchup between the two teams resulted in a 61-55 Monett victory...
County rivalry produces classic team match-up (03/02/07)
Possibly the best two girls teams in Barry County faced each other last Thursday night. The Southwest Lady Trojans hosted the Exeter Lady Tigers in what was a classic battle. Southwest came into the contest on a seven-game winning streak and a previous 50-43 victory over the Lady Tigers. Exeter had just lost to Blue Eye two days before and now were looking for a positive note and vengeance...
Basketball Roundup (03/02/07)
• Exeter tallies key win over Trojans. Exeter continues to end negative records as their team got its first home win in more then 10 years. The Tigers hosted neighbor Southwest last Friday and treated them to a loss as the home team won 65-52. Exeter's Zach Wubker scored 31 in the contest and teammate Tyler Henderson had 15. Rocky Hall led the Trojans with 23...
DELPHIA "DEE" ROACH (03/02/07)
Delphia (Dee) Roach, 73, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville. She was born March 17, 1933, in Kentucky, the daughter of Clinton and Martha (Finley) Napier. In 1982, she was united in marriage to Joseph Roach, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
LILAS CORINNE BLACK (03/02/07)
Lilas Corinne Black, 78, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Oct. 15, 1928, in Barry County, the daughter of Clyde and Aletha (Kidwell) Towe. On Feb. 2, 1948, she was united in marriage to Laverne Black, who survives...
VENEDA IRENE CARTER (03/02/07)
Veneda Irene Carter, 57, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, in her home. She was born Nov. 9, 1949, in Cassville, the daughter of Alvin Clinton "Red" and Dorothy Mae (Tate) Periman. She received her education in Cassville, graduating from Cassville High School. While attending high school Veneda worked at Crowe's Dinner House and then was employed several years with Justin Boot Factory. Her entire life was spent in Cassville. She was of the Pentecostal faith...
LOUIS R. LINTHACUM (03/02/07)
Louis R. Linthacum, 88, of Shell Knob, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at St. John's Hospital, Cassville. He was born on Sept. 3, 1918, and had lived in Shell Knob for several years. He is survived by a brother-in-law, Malcom Emo, of Bland. His body has been cremated and his remains will be buried in Bay Cemetery in Owensville at a later date...
DANIEL WESLEY ARNOLD (03/02/07)
Daniel Wesley Arnold, 21, of Springdale, Ark., died on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at the Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Ark. He was born on Nov. 9, 1985, the son of Perry Wesley and Denise Ann Dawson Arnold in The Woodlands, Texas. He had lived in the Springdale area for the past 15 years and had attended the University of Arkansas as a communications major until he became ill and had to withdraw. ...
REX LYNN BRATTIN (03/02/07)
Rex Lynn Brattin, 54, of Wheaton, passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, in his home. He was preceded in death by his parents. He received his education in Wheaton, where he graduated from high school. He bought and sold cattle his entire life. He started buying and selling dairy cattle and later stock cattle. He was on the Wheaton City Council and was a member of the Wheaton Saddle Club...
Sell White House along with forest land (03/02/07)
Dear Editor: I was taught in school that the state and federal government was created by the people, for the people, with a majority voting rule, as to the sale of forest land, which was purchased with public tax money in the first place. What's next? Why not just put Roaring River State Park on the market too. I am sure it would bring more...
It's the small farmer who was left behind (03/02/07)
Dear Editor: I read the letter to the editor from the president of the Dairy Association titled "Missouri left behind." He complained that since 1970 dairy production is down due to over-regulation. I don't remember it that way. In 1968 my brother returned from the service and partnered with my father in the dairy business with 200 acres and 100 head of dairy cattle. ...
Your tax dollars will go to private schools (03/02/07)
Dear Editor: Many newspapers covered the announcement of 14 former curators of the University of Missouri who unanimously oppose Senate Bill 389. While the newspapers did give good coverage to the fact that some of the provisions of the bill may be unconstitutional or unenforceable, they failed to address four or five other provisions of the bill that should make it unacceptable or questionable to all Missourians...
In response to last week's letter from MDA (03/02/07)
Dear Editor: This letter is written in response to the letter from David Drennan, executive director of the Missouri Dairy Association, titled "Agriculture is leaving Missouri behind." For the people living in south Missouri, this is just another threat by a highly political organization. How can you compare southern Missouri with western Kansas? I don't think we want politics like this to take over our beautiful Ozarks...
Act would support Missouri agriculture (03/02/07)
Dear Editor: The Missouri legislature has an important opportunity to support agriculture through the Missouri Farm and Food Preservation Act. MFA supports this legislation, because it empowers farmers. As a cooperative, MFA operates a business made of farmers and designed to serve farmers. ...
"Trout Times" is a labor of love (03/02/07)
Publishing the "Trout Times" for release on the opening day of trout season at Roaring River State Park is a project the Cassville Democrat staff has come to enjoy. The editorial process gets us excited about the start of Barry County's tourism season, which is unofficially marked by Opening Day, and also reminds us how blessed we are to live in such close proximity to one of Missouri's premiere state parks...