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Stories from Thursday, April 5, 2007

Charges filed in wake of teen's death (04/05/07)
A Monett man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the alcohol poisoning death of an area teenager. Brandon K. Himes, 22, was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the first degree for "recklessly causing the death of Jessica Murphy by pouring intoxicating beverages into a funnel that she was drinking from."...
First woman mayor elected in Cassville (04/05/07)
Cassville residents made history on Tuesday night, electing the city's first female mayor. Long-time educator Tracy Swofford Holle soundly defeated three-term incumbent Jim Craig to become Cassville's top elected official. Holle attracted 59 percent of the votes with 207 ballots cast in her favor. Craig collected 141 votes...
City approves spending plan for PD project (04/05/07)
The Cassville City Council approved preliminary cost estimates for a proposed renovation project that will make room for the Cassville Police Department at City Hall. Aldermen voted to accept costs of $391,577 for the project that will ultimately renovate 4,064 square feet of space at City Hall, including 1,271 square feet of new floor area...
Bond issues pass; use tax fails (04/05/07)
Barry County voters generously approved three school propositions and a fire protection district issue, but defeated a county use tax and a 50-cent street tax levy during Tuesday's election. "It says a tremendous amount about our community that both of our issues, the fire district and the school bond issue, passed," said Tina Nolan, Exeter superintendent. "The people showed up to vote and support these issues and their community."...
SWMS spikers (04/05/07)
sweep Verona Southwest swept two matches from Verona last week in middle school volleyball action. The Lady Trojans improved their overall record to 4-9-1 with one match remaining against Exeter. Setter and co-captain Kirstie Ickes led Southwest with 12 attacks and nine service aces against Verona...
Baseball Wildcats are a roll with 4-0 start (04/05/07)
The Cassville Wildcat baseball team continues to impress this season, picking up two more wins over the past week and moving to 4-0 on the young season. Cassville's first task of the week was to take down a highly regarded Monett team. The Cubs came into the contest 2-1, and some preseason polls had picked Monett to win the conference and possibly the district...
Wildcats compete in Pirate country (04/05/07)
The Cassville Wildcat and Ladycat track teams traveled to Branson this past week to compete. Both teams fared well in a highly competitive and deep contest. The girls' team finished fifth overall while the boys placed seventh. For the Ladycat sprinters, it was a good day. ...
Area Baseball Round-up (04/05/07)
Eagles start hot Purdy played Diamond (0-2) last Thursday, and in a game of offense, had just enough to edge the Wildcats 17-13. The Eagles were led by Ryan Veith, who went four-for-five at the dish, piling up four RBI. Corey Moller won the game in relief...
CLIFFORD E. WILSON (04/05/07)
Clifford E. Wilson, 81, of Washburn, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Memphis, Tenn., the son of Walter and Pearl (Stevens) Wilson. On Nov. 18, 1960, in Akron, Ohio, he was united in marriage to Polly Ann Bruton, who survives...
HELEN HOOVER DURLIN NICHOLS (04/05/07)
Helen Hoover Durlin Nichols, 82, of Rogers, Ark., formerly of Eureka Springs, Ark., passed away March 27, 2007. She was born Oct. 15, 1924, in Monett, the daughter of Warren P. and Virginia Lee Lugenbeel Hoover. She was preceded in death by her eldest son, Maurice E. "Ricky" Durlin, Jr. her parents, and four brothers, Warren P. Hoover Jr., Joseph Howard Hoover, Henry Foster Hoover, and James Archie Hoover, and also both husbands, Maurice Durlin and Charles Nichols...
MARTHA WINDES (04/05/07)
Martha Louise Windes, 88, of Independence, formerly of Cassville, passed away Friday, March 30, 2007, in Hospice House of Kansas City. She was born Sept. 16, 1918, in Harrison, Ark., the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Lucy Rachel (Holland) Johnson. ...
JOHN TERRY COCHRAN (04/05/07)
John Terry Cochran, 46, of Eagle Rock, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2007, in an automobile accident near Eagle Rock. He was born Dec. 8, 1960, in Hugo, Okla., the son of John Wesley and Gladys Inez (Arnall) Cochran, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Donnie Murrell and one daughter...
JERRY TURNER AZBILL (04/05/07)
Jerry Turner Azbill, 66, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Friday, March 30, 2007, in National Health Care in Joplin. He was born Nov. 28, 1940, in Bellflower, Calif., the son of Turner H. and Virginia (Springer) Azbill. He was united in marriage to Donna McDermed and to this union four children were born. On May 1, 2004, he married Margarete (Free) Kelley, who survives...
WILLIAM JAMES "BILLY" HEEREN (04/05/07)
William James "Billy" Heeren, 33, of Cassville, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri, following a lengthy illness. He was born on Nov. 24, 1973, in Chicago, Ill., and came to the Heeren family on May 11, 1979. He accepted Jesus at an early age, being baptized at the First Christian Church in Cassville on Jan. 10, 1999...
JAMES RICHARD "DICK" MCKEE (04/05/07)
James Richard "Dick" McKee, 79 years, passed away at his home in Shell Knob on Wednesday, March 28, 2007, following a brief illness. He was born on Nov. 28, 1927, in Mulvane, Kan., the son of James D. and Lois M. Davis McKee. He was a 1946 of Mulvane High School. ...
KENNETH LAWRENCE ROLLER (04/05/07)
Kenneth Lawrence Roller, 63, of Monett, passed away Monday, April 2, 2007, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. He was born Jan. 18, 1944, to Walter and Emma Roller at Ridgley. On June 16, 1967, he married Nancy Terry, who survives. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Karla Leanne...
ROBERT JOSEPH DUBUQUE (04/05/07)
Robert Joseph Dubuque, 78, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2007, in Mount Vernon Veterans' Home, Mount Vernon. He was born May 21, 1928, in Jersey City, N. J., the son of Charles Joseph and Delina (LeMer) Dubuque. On Feb. 20, 1954, in Ellisville, he was united in marriage to Virginia Mae Sherfy, who survives...
DEREK ANTHONY WARD (04/05/07)
Derek Anthony Ward, 34, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2007, at his home. He was born Oct. 13, 1972, in Overland Park, Kan. He graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School and received a bachelor of science in biology from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan. ...
Farm groups and counties are united (04/05/07)
Dear Editor: Recognizing the important roles of local government, our coalition of 19 agricultural organizations has reached an agreement with the Missouri Association of Counties (MAC) on a major revision of SB 364, the Missouri Farm and Food Preservation Act. The substitute version strikes a reasonable balance between protecting the rights of farmers and the general public...
Working for all of Barry County (04/05/07)
The ongoing debate between the Barry County 911 Emergency Services Board and the City of Monett is interesting to observe, and as with any contentious issue, there are always two sides to every story. Because this is an editorial, I will offer my views, which support a countywide E-911 system without subsidy of Monett's existing system...