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Stories from Friday, March 9, 2007

New Cassville YMCA fitness center prepares for open house (03/09/07)
The Cassville YMCA will begin accepting membership to its new fitness center, which is located inside the Cassville Gymnastics Center building, on March 12. "The Cassville Gymnas-tics Center will become a YMCA membership facility," said Gordon Brown, Cassville and Monett YMCA executive director. "With a membership, a family will receive discounts on gymnastics and other YMCA activities...
Roaring River reels in over 1,900 anglers (03/09/07)
Over 1,900 fishermen visited Roaring River State Park to participate in the 2007 trout season opener on March 1. Roaring River drew more anglers than Bennett Springs State Park, which was expecting 2,300 anglers this year. Last Thursday, after a morning of turbulent weather, the skies cleared over Roaring River and the stars began to shine down on the anglers who gathered on the banks of the stream before daylight. The temperatures stood at around 60 degrees on opening morning...
Meetings to focus on R-II bond issue (03/09/07)
A pair of informational meetings to help local voters understand a proposed school bond issue have been scheduled by the Purdy R-II School District. The meetings will be held on Thursday, March 15 and Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Information will be presented about the ballot issue that voters will be deciding in the April 2 election...
Permit okayed despite protests (03/09/07)
The permit allows for construction of a Class 1C concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) on property that has been owned by Michele Ozbun's family for over 100 years. The facility will be operated as a "no-discharge" operation, which means waste must be contained and stored until it can be properly land applied...
Athletes honored at winter awards program (03/09/07)
Cassville High School held its annual Winter Sports Awards Night on Monday, March 5 in the CHS commons area. The purpose of the event was to honor girls and boys basketball players and cheerleaders for their performances during the 2006-07 winter sports season...
District play ends Barry County basketball (03/09/07)
Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 basketball teams began play in their district tournaments this past week. Of the eight Barry County teams competing in these three districts, none were able to advance to the state play-offs. The Purdy and Wheaton girls met each other in the Class 2, District 12 Tournament in Joplin. The teams had split games during the regular season, and the district game was very back and forth until the end...
Wildcats improved in key areas of play (03/09/07)
The end of basketball season is drawing near and for the Cassville Wildcats it has already come. The Wildcats ended the year with a record of 8-18 (2-5), but despite the disappointing year, Cassville did improve in some key areas. "We made several improvements both as a team and individually through the course of the season," said Coach Randy Robertson...
Ladycat seniors will be sorely missed (03/09/07)
The Cassville girls varsity basketball season has come to a close. The Ladycats finished with a 12-14 record overall and a 3-4 conference record, which placed them fifth in the Big 8. Cassville was led by Julie Cupps this year. The senior averaged 14 points, two assists and two steals per contest. She also shot 35 percent from three-point range...
ROBERT E. "BOB" WILLIAMS (03/09/07)
Robert E. "Bob" Williams, 78, of Exeter, passed away Friday, March 2, 2007, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. He was born July 6, 1928, in Exeter, the son of Hilsden and Annie (Mattingly) Williams. On July 29, 1950, in Exeter, he was united in marriage to Virginia Blalock, who preceded him in death on April 4, 1997. ...
MILDRED LOUISE TESMER (03/09/07)
Mildred Louise "Lou" Tesmer, 85, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2007, in St. John's Hospital, Berryville, Ark. She was born Sept. 20, 1921, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Grace (Greer) La Chappell. She was united in marriage to Elvin Halsey and to this union one daughter was born. He preceded her in death in 1979. On June 15, 1984, in Miami, Okla., she married Edward Tesmer, who died in 1994. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother...
TERRI LYNN POWER (03/09/07)
Terri Lynn Power, 47, of Walnut Grove, died on Sunday, March 4, 2007. She was born on Sept. 3, 1959, in Oroville, Calif., the daughter of Garth and Arlene Buteau Boone. Survivors include: twin daughters, Jessica Power and Jennifer Power, both of Springfield; one granddaughter; her mother, Arlene Houlette, of Camptonville, Calif.; her maternal grandmother, Thelma Buteau, of Oroville, Calif.; one brother, Garth Boone, of Republic; and three sisters, Denise Prout, of Camptonville, Calif., Teresa Madden, of Yuba City, Calif., and Michelle Mattingly, of Cassville.. ...
MARY E. ROWAN (03/09/07)
Mrs. Mary E. Rowan, 88 of Fayetteville, Ark., passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, in her home. She was born April 17, 1918, in Monroe City, Mo., to George L. and Vivian (Clark) Turner. She graduated from Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville, Mo. She was a retired teacher and former social worker with the Mattie Rhodes Society of Kansas City. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and a longtime member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood...
NELSON EUGENE "GENE" WILSON (03/09/07)
Nelson Eugene "Gene" Wilson, 68, of Eugene, Ore., passed away Nov. 26, 2006, of lung cancer. He was born Sept. 17, 1938, in Cassville, to Daniel and Belvia "Ray" Wilson. He married Patricia West on Jan. 1, 1967, in Reno, Nev. He was a trucker and a musician...
WINFRED EUGENE PUGH (03/09/07)
Winfred Eugene Pugh, 83, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2007, in St. Peters. He was born on Aug. 4, 1923, to William Arthur Pugh and Bertha Pryor Pugh in Jasper County. At a young age he moved to Barry County along with his parents. On May 10, 1944, Winfred married Nadine Weber, a marriage that would continue for nearly 63 years. To this union four sons were born...
JB WESLEY PITTMAN (03/09/07)
JB Wesley Pittman, 68, of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2007, at his home. He was born May 11, 1938, in Burnsville, N.C. the son of Grady and Dora Callaway Pittman. He was a retired commercial logger. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters...
ALBERT F. "COTTON" WALDEN (03/09/07)
Albert F. "Cotton" Walden, 92, of Washburn, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2007, in his home. He was born April 1, 1914, in Beaver, Ark., the son of James and Laura (Young) Walden. On May 29, 1934, he was united in marriage to Eva E. Paul, who preceded him in death on Nov. 12, 2002. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Bonnie Pendergraft; three brothers, Elvis, Abe and J.S.; three sisters, Opal, Thelma and Norma Lee; one grandson, and one great-grandson...
HELEN WILLIAMSON (03/09/07)
Helen Marie (Beattie) Williamson, 79, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Jan. 22, 1928, in Pierce City, the daughter of Ames and Roxie (Jones) Oxendine. In 1945, in Pierce City, she was united in marriage to John E. ...
WINFORD PRESTON BOWMAN (03/09/07)
Winford Preston Bowman, 85, of Diamond, passed away Monday, March 5, 2007. He was born April 23, 1921, in Purdy, the son of Oscar and Nellie (Ennis) Bowman. He was a retired Crane operator. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Long Beach, Calif. He married Lois Mae Bowen on April 13, 1941, in Idaho, and she preceded him in death...
JACK W. BROOKS (03/09/07)
Jack W. Brooks, 88, of Exeter, formerly of Kansas City, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. He was born March 14, 1918, in Kansas City, the son of Harold and Aileen (Wasson) Brooks. On Dec. 31, 1952, in Kansas City, he was united in marriage to Mary M. Morris who preceded him in death on Oct. 15, 1981. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bill Brooks and one grandson, Jonathan Van Duyn...
LEWIS J. LATSHAW (03/09/07)
Lewis J. Latshaw, 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, at Cox South Medical Center, Springfield. He was born July 21, 1924, in Monett, the son of Orvill V. and Mable M. Spencer Latshaw. He married Ruth M. Hutchens in Pioneer, and she survives. Additional survivors include: two sons, Gregory Latshaw and his wife, Debbie, of Oak Grove, Rick Latshaw, of Covington, Ga.; two daughters, Pat Ferguson, of Battlefield, Vicki Clanton and her husband, Leo, of Republic; three brothers, John Latshaw, of Aurora, James Latshaw, of Monett, and Jean Latshaw, of Kansas City; two sisters, Mary Adams, of Monett, Marjorie Stark, of Conway, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. ...
JEWELL IMOGENE "JUDY" FERBERT (03/09/07)
Jewell Imogene "Judy" Ferbert, 77, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2007, in Americus, Kan. She was born Sept. 25, 1929, in St. Louis, the daughter of Grida Dallas and Sarah Lucille (Self) Duncan. On April 25, 1980, in Miami, Okla., she was united in marriage to James W. Ferbert, who survives...
Travesty was made (03/09/07)
of democratic process Dear Editor: This was a letter to the senators on the Ag Committee after a hearing on SB 364, which threatens to take away locol control of Confined Animal Feeding Operations. The bill was passed out of committee on party lines in spite of a huge crowd against it...
Seligman has really changed for the better (03/09/07)
Dear Editor: After living in the area for 20 years and seeing the growth of Benton County in Arkansas, I decided to move to Seligman 10 years ago. I have seen a lot of changes in this area. Like every small town it has its history; a lot of people used to put the town down, but after living here, I see the good around here. ...
Governor is the "offending' party (03/09/07)
Sometimes the actions of Governor Matt Blunt confound me. Earlier this year, I struggled to understand why he seemed hellbent on establishing a form of a school voucher system for the state of Missouri that would give state tax credits to parents who sent their children to private schools. ...