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Stories from Thursday, March 22, 2007

For The Birds under new ownership (03/22/07)
Greg and Brenda Beck, of Cassville, and Fred and Beth Davis, of Verona, purchased For The Birds Nature and Garden Center, which is located on Highway 112 south of Cassville, from Jim and Lynne Curtis and Bob Maib on Feb. 23. "Beth and I have both been gardening for many years," said Brenda. "We are both involved in the Master Gardener's program through the University of Missouri Extension...
Purdy to hold meeting on April bond issue (03/22/07)
The Purdy R-II School District has scheduled its final informational meeting about the bond issue that will be placed on the April 3 ballot. The meeting will be held in the Purdy cafeteria at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. "Those who attend the public meeting will receive information regarding how their tax dollars will be spent and how the completed project will benefit everyone in the community," said Raynel Schallert, Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) committee chair. ...
Wind farm project hits financing stage (03/22/07)
Plans to build a 50-megawatt wind energy center west of Exeter have reached the financing stage, according to officials with the Wind Capital Group, a Missouri-based wind energy developer that is spearheading the project. The wind farm would involve the placement of 30 wind turbines on property owned by 16 different landowners. Property would be leased by the owners who would receive an annual lease payment...
Seligman city council okays recycling center (03/22/07)
On March 12, the Seligman City Council voted to issue a special use permit to Alfred C. Dutra, Jr., who intends to construct a recycling operation on the west side of Seligman near the railroad tracks. On March 5, the Seligman City Council held a public hearing to discuss the special use permit request for Dutra's proposed solid waste drop-off and recycling center...
Crews begin dirt work for retention pond near St. John's Hospital (03/22/07)
Excavation crews have begun dirt work on a retention pond, which will be located behind the helicopter pad near the St. John's Hospital and Clinics in Cassville. The retention pond was designed by Sprenkle and Associates of Monett, and the excavation work is being conducted by Couch Excavation of Cassville. ...
CHS Wildcat golfers look to depth to defend title (03/22/07)
The Cassville Wildcat golf team has its eye on winning its second straight Big 8 Conference championship in 2007. The Wildcats had a very good season last year and will return three starters from that team. Coach Lance Parnell is also enjoying the largest roster in the program's history with a total of 21 athletes hitting the links this spring...
Table Rock will increase area use fees (03/22/07)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is implementing a new area use fee system beginning April 1 at Table Rock Lake. Under the new system, the Corps will collect a fee of $4 per vehicle per day for vehicles entering a Corps-operated public use area. Persons entering the areas on foot will be charged a fee of $1 per person per day...
SW seventh grade squad earns win (03/22/07)
The Southwest Middle School volleyball team downed Hurley in seventh grade action last week for its first win of the season. Jacey Still and Keneisha Walden both had six serving points, as the Lady Trojans won 25-21, 25-15. The seventh graders also lost a match at Exeter later in the week to bring their season record to 1-7...
Golf program to hold scramble (03/22/07)
The first annual High School Golf two-man scramble will be held on Saturday, April 14 at the Cassville Golf Course. The entry fee per person is $35 for golf club members and $40 for non-members. Prizes and flights will be based on the number of entries...
ELMER WALLACE BOUNOUS (03/22/07)
Elmer Wallace Bounous, 87, of Monett, passed away Monday, March 19, 2007, at Cox South in Springfield. He was born Sept. 6, 1919, in Monett, the son of the late John Bert and Mary Balmas Bounous. He was retired from MFA Fertilizer Plant in Monett and also was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Waldensian Presbyterian Church, Monett. He was married to Clara Bella Bounous on Oct. 8, 1944, in Mt. Vernon, and she survives...
JOEL LEE MORRISON (03/22/07)
Joel Lee Morrison, 49, of Monett, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2007, in Monett, after a sudden illness. He was born Nov. 26, 1957, in Monett, the son of the late George and Imogene (Kluber) Morrison. He was a truck driver for Efco in Monett. He married Carlene Brandt on Nov. 12, 1982, in Miami, Okla., and she survives...
LORA KEMPER MUNSON COLE (03/22/07)
Lora Kemper Munson Cole, 90, of Seneca, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2007, in Seneca House, Seneca. She was born Sept. 13, 1916, near Cato, the third daughter of George "Albert" and Nola Mae (Wiley) Thomas. On June 30, 1987, in Miami, Okla., she was united in marriage to Roy Cole, who survives...
MARIE DUNCAN (03/22/07)
Mary Marie Duncan, 70, of Cassville, passed away Friday, March 16, 2007, in her home. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. She received her education at McDowell. She was a life-long resident of Barry County. For several years she had worked as a nurse's aide at Sunset Valley and Cassville Nursing Center (now Barry County Care Center) and was employed a few years at Fasco. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church...
RAYMOND JOHNSON (03/22/07)
Raymond Johnson, 86, of Garfield, Ark., died Friday, March 16, 2007, at his home. He was born March 19, 1920, at Wilburn, Ark., to John William Johnson and Rosie Lillian Jones Johnson. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army. He was a heavy equipment operator and worked on many of the road in Bella Vista, Ark. He was a foreman for McClinton Anchor, a poultry and dairy farmer, and raised soy beans and cotton. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Rogers, Ark...
HELEN LOUISE MITCHELL (03/22/07)
Helen Louise Oberg Mitchell, 90, of Homestead, Fla., died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, of complications related to Alzheimer's disease. Later in life she decided to attend a cosmetology school and enjoyed many years of having that skill. The family plans a graveside ceremony on Wednesday, March 28 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville...
ANCIL MAMMIE STOCKTON (03/22/07)
Ancil Mammie Stockton went home to be with the Lord on March 19, 2007, at the old home place in Cato, Missouri. Ancil was born June 24, 1922 at Cato, Missouri, to James and Pearl (Berry) Fields. On December 23, 1941, she was united in marriage to Calvin (Cab) Stockton. ...
Reasoning flawed in anti-CAFO argument (03/22/07)
To the Editor: Much has been written and said criticizing animal feeding operations, but as a farmer, I question the reasoning. I think it is impossible for the human species to know exactly what other animals think about their environment. Does a pig prefer to lay outside in a mud hole in all kinds of weather or in a clean, dry environmentally controlled climate? Would a dairy cow prefer to be tied in a tie stall barn all night or be free to wander outside and lay in wet snow or on ice-covered barn lots?. ...
Verona school is deserving of support (03/22/07)
Dear Editor: I have a warm place in my heart for Verona School. During the years my wife has worked there, I have been on campus often, attended many school functions, and got well acquainted with the teachers, staff, administrators and some of the students and board members...
Be a well informed voter (03/22/07)
April elections have a way of sneaking up on voters, so we want to be sure to remind our readers that the April 3 election is now less than two weeks away. This week and next, the Cassville Democrat is publishing the ballots, so we urge all interested citizens to review the issues and candidates that will appear on the April 3 ballot in advance of voting...