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Stories from Thursday, April 12, 2007

Department goes digitalBy Lisa Schlichtman (04/12/07)
Recent innovations in the radiology department at St. John's Hospital-Cassville ensure that local residents have the same access diagnostic imaging procedures as their big city neighbors. Over the past year, St. John's has invested approximately $250,000 in a computerized radiography system for the Cassville hospital...
E-911 mapping process nears completion (04/12/07)
MSAG LLC, Inc., which was hired by the Barry County Emergency Services E-911 Board of Trustees in March of 2006, is in the final stage of mapping the county for the new E-911 system that could be up and running by the end of this year. "Everyone outside the cities will be getting a new structure address," said Pat Leighter, E-911 board director. "Each residence will have a house number. The road numbers are basically staying the same."...
Seligman voters change mayor's mind at the polls (04/12/07)
Although Duane Corn, who has served as Seligman mayor for the past four years, did not file for candidacy in the April 2 municipal election, Seligman voters felt he deserved another term. Corn received 61 write-in votes during the election and won the office of mayor for a third term...
Cemetery restoration effort underway (04/12/07)
Tucked away beside a dirt road on a piece of pasture northwest of Exeter lies a Civil War-era cemetery that offers interesting evidence of Barry County's past. This cemetery is not surrounded by a fancy wrought-iron fence but instead is bordered by twisted strands of barbed wire...
Working to restore history (04/12/07)
Ted Roller, of Purdy, and Jack Fly, of Golden, worked last week to clear brush at the Packwood Cemetery northwest of Exeter. Both Roller and Fly are members of the Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society's Cemetery Restoration and Preservation Committee. In the photo above, Roller and Fly lift up a grave stone that had been broken off. The stone, which will eventually be reset, marks the grave site of Matilda and John W. Brattin, who died in 1904 and 1895 respectively. Democrat Photo...
All-Big 8 academic teams announced (04/12/07)
All-Big 8 Conference academic awards were announced recently for athletes competing in fall sports. Honored Cassville High School student-athletes are listed below by sport. Cheerleading First team: Courtney Abramovitz, Kyra Asbury, Tricia Brown, Lindy Paul and Abby Quinn...
Wildcats take second at Aurora track meetBy George Ulmer (04/12/07)
The Cassville track teams traveled to Aurora last Thursday in hopes of scoring their first meet victory. The boys were close, placing second, but neither team took the top prize. For the gentlemen the 'Cats had two first place finishers. Senior Brian Elkins took first in the triple jump with a season best leap of 39'. ...
'Cats keep scratching out wins (04/12/07)
The Cassville baseball squad continued their winning ways in two non-conference games this week. The Wildcats took on Blue Eye (3-1) last Monday, April 2 and McDonald County (2-4) on Thursday, April 5. The Wildcats began their first game on a tear. In the first three innings Cassville jumped out to a big lead, scoring eight runs to Blue Eye's three. However, the 'Cats bats then became ice cold as they never again saw the plate...
Baseball Round-up (04/12/07)
Eagles fall back to .500 The Purdy Eagles played two games this week. In a make-up game on April 3, Purdy took on Monett (5-3). The Cubs came on strong from the start, scoring 15 runs in the first two innings. From there Purdy pitcher Spencer Terry held them scoreless but could get no offensive help, resulting in a five-inning 15-0 decision...
ELLA DEAN VOLKL (04/12/07)
Mrs. Ella Dean Volkl, 73, of Monett, passed away Friday, April 6, 2007, at Lacoba Nursing Home, Monett, after a long illness. She ws born March 2, 1933, in Verona, the daughter of the late Arthur and Esther (Brandy) Peterson. She was a former owner of the Dairy Queen in Mt. Vernon. She married Carl Volkl Dec. 21, 1973, in Joplin and he preceded her in death in 2000...
JEAN P. HATHEWAY (04/12/07)
Jean P. Hatheway, 91, of Cassville, passed away Monday, April 9, 2007, at St. John's Hospital - Cassville, following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 7, 1916, in Middletown, N.Y., the daughter of Leslie Hill Prince and Kate Kenney Prince. She was a teacher and dean at the Northfield Mt. Hermon School in Northfield, Mass., the largest private school in the United States. She lived her adult life in several areas in the Northeast. She moved to cassville in January 2006...
EDNA DORIS WILLIAMS (04/12/07)
Mrs. Edna Williams, 95, of Verona, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at Cox Monett Hospital after a short illness. She was born Oct. 26, 1911, in Verona, the daughter of the late Thomas and Martha (Bennett) Marbut. She was a housewife and a member of the Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church, Purdy. She married Lawrence J. Williams Dec. 23, 1946, and he preceded her in death...
CHRISTY BALLHUDGINS (04/12/07)
Christy Ball Hudgins, 52, of Golden, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007, in North Kansas City Hospital. She was born Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1954, in Redding, Calif., the daughter of Oran and Geraldine (Prier) Ball and is survived by her mother...
BRENDA LYNN PLUNK (04/12/07)
Brenda Lynn Plunk, 37, of Seligman, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2007, in St. John's Hospital -- Cassville. Local arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and...
BILLIE IVADENE MCNABB (04/12/07)
Billie Ivadene McNabb, 86, passed away at her home in Exeter Monday, April 9, 2007. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m., Monday at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Brother Steve Higgs conducted the services...
RICHARD BURASCO (04/12/07)
Richard Burasco, 69, of Purdy, passed away Monday, April 2, 2007, at Circle of Life Hospice Home in Springdale, Ark. He was the son of the late Frank and Edith (Patterson) Burasco. He was retired from the Rural Electric Co-op. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church of Stones Prairie in Purdy. He was a member of the Arkansas National Guard. He married Diane Schaller on Oct. 5, 1985, in Purdy, and she survives...
NORMA VEE BRYSON (04/12/07)
Norma Vee Bryson, of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, formerly of Rogers, Ark., passed away April 8, 2007, in India, while on vacation. She was born in Thalia, Texas, the daughter of Euliss and Gladys Flesher. She was united in marriage to Arthur Malcoln Bryson, who preceded her in death on March 21, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
What you really need to know about SB364 (04/12/07)
Dear Editor: The citizens of Barry County have a right to know more about SB 364 (the bill before Missouri senators and representatives) than what Mr. Kruse told you in last week's letter to the editor. Here are some of the highlights of the bill that he DIDN'T tell you...
Bi-county leaders need to cooperate (04/12/07)
Dear Editor: Ever since the Pierce City tornado, I have hoped that there would be much-needed, improved emergency communication systems established in Barry and Lawrence counties. Before the E-911 tax issue, I wrote a letter to the Monett paper encouraging the leaders of Barry AND Lawrence counties to work together to establish a cost-effective regional E-911 system. I was afraid then, as I am now, that parochialism could serve to tear apart something with very good intentions...
Compromise is no better than original (04/12/07)
Dear Editor: This letter is in response to the April press release from Charles E. Kruse, president of Missouri Farm Bureau. Mr. Kruse let us tell it as it really is. You and your organization use the term "farm family" loosely. The true family farmers are the dedicated individuals that toil, work the land and respect their neighbors as they have throughout history, and are the backbone of our agricultural system in our state and country. ...
Local problem gets national attention (04/12/07)
The March issue of "Seventeen" magazine, a publication that has gained the reputation as the bible for teenage girls, features a story of a 17-year-old Florida teenager who died last year from a prescription drug overdose. The story was written following the release of a new study conducted by Seventeen and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). ...