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Stories from Thursday, May 24, 2007

Residents vote to stop project (05/24/07)
The plug has been pulled on a project that would have provided city sewer for the Glenwood Circle/Southern Hills subdivision in Cassville. The Cassville City Council voted unanimously to dissolve the Glenwood Circle Neighborhood Improvement District (NID) after property owners voted 27 to 23 in favor of that action. Only seven property owners failed to return a ballot...
Happy grads (05/24/07)
Kyleigh Houston smiles as Abby Quinn changes her tassle to the left side after Cassville High School Principal Brad Hanson gives the directive, symbolizing the seniors' official graduation from high school. Both Houston and Quinn are members of Cassville High School's Class of 2007. The graduation ceremony was held Sunday afternoon in the CHS gymnasium. Democrat Photo...
Immigration crackdown targets George's (05/24/07)
Over 100 employees of the George's poultry processing plant in Butterfield were arrested Tuesday morning and transported to detention facilities in Kansas City, St. Louis and Wichita, Kan. The individuals were taken into custody by special agents with U.S. ...
Plans for new Watley Center are announced (05/24/07)
Crowder College Watley Center students could be attending classes in a new 50,000-square-foot educational facility by the fall of 2008. "There is a definite need for a larger facility," said Jerry Watley, who will be financing costs associated with building the new Crowder College Watley Center. "The current facility has been adequate up until this point, but it is time to add additional space for the students."...
Justin production nears 10 million mark (05/24/07)
During Justin Boot's 26-year presence in Cassville, local plant workers have produced 9,800,000 pairs of boots. This interesting fact was just one of many shared by Bill Ledbetter, Justin Boots human resources director, during a quarterly luncheon event held Tuesday at the Roaring River Theatre and Convention Center. Ledbetter travelled to Cassville for the luncheon from Justin's headquarters in Ft. Worth, Texas...
Purdy Eagles are district champions (05/24/07)
The Eagles of Purdy hosted the Class 2, District 10 tournament this past week. Purdy was seeded first and proved why, routing two teams and beating another en route to a district championship. The Eagles first played conference rival Southwest on Monday, May 14 to open of district tournament...
CHS athletes head to state meet (05/24/07)
The Cassville Wildcat men's and women's track teams competed at the Class 3, Sectional 3 track meet held at Branson this past weekend. Cassville took nine athletes and had two qualify to state. Nick Pianalto, Cassville's best thrower and resident strongman, took third at the sectional. Pianalto threw 153'2" in the discus toss. The senior plans to walk-on at the University of Arkansas track program next year...
Vanzandt is among state's elite (05/24/07)
After one day of play, Taylor Vanzandt, a sophomore from Cassville High School, was tied for 38th place in the Missouri Class 3 golf championship at Deer Lake Country Club in Springfield. He shot a 77 on the first day, just nine shots back from the lead and only six over par...
Baseball Wildcats falter in the clutch (05/24/07)
The Cassville Wildcats finished up what was an altogether good season this past week. The 'Cats played Branson last Tuesday in their first game of the district tournament. Cassville came in as the fifth seed with a record of 13-6 and on a three-game winning streak. Branson was the fourth seed with a 7-8 record. The tournament was held at Bolivar High School, and during the opening game, 20- to 25-mile-per-hour winds were blowing into the stadium...
MAXINE E. BROOKS (05/24/07)
Maxine E. Brooks, 87, of Monett, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2007, at Monett Health Care, Monett. She was born May 17, 1920, in Harrison, Iowa, the daughter of the late Pete and Nellie M. (Meeker) Grandgenette. She was a retired nurse. She married Irvin Brooks June 3, 1939, in Ottowa, Iowa, and he preceded her in death...
LOIS HADLEY (05/24/07)
Lois Hadley, 88, of Monett, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2007, at Monett Health Care Center. Interment was at Clio Cemetery, Jenkins, under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett...
FRANK ROY LESHER (05/24/07)
Frank Roy Lesher, 85, of Stella, died Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Neosho. He was born May 27, 1921, to William Franklin Lesher and Susan Harriet (Manges) Lesher near Stratton, Colo. The family moved to the Los Angeles, Calif., area in 1936. He began working for the Long Beach Naval Shipyards. ...
TED EASLEY (05/24/07)
A casual gathering of family and friends of Ted Easley was held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, May 20, 2007, at the family home under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, with Jason Mackey officiating. Ted went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at the age of 67. ...
WALTER FARWELL (05/24/07)
Stona Walter Farwell, II, 90, of Eagle Rock, passed away Monday, May 14, 2007, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. He was born April 14, 1917, in Barry County, the son of Stona Walter and Mattie Lou (Pyatt) Farwell. In 1946 he was united in marriage to Martha Kathryn Hutchens, who preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 2004. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother...
EARL "BUD" THOMAS (05/24/07)
Earl "Bud" Thomas, 61, of Cassville died on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at St. John's Hospital, Joplin. He was born on Nov. 9, 1945, in Cassville, the son of Earl R. Thomas and Anna Mae (Anderson) thomas. He married Bonnie Ann (Towe) Thomas on May 21, 1996, in Victorville, Calif., she survives. He was a lifelong resident of Cassville and owner/operator of his own truck for over 40 years...
Message to America: Respect Memorial Day (05/24/07)
Dear Editor: Here is a surprise, I am not going to defend the Iraq Sar. I won't even explain the importance of the war on terrorism. VA budget? Not today. That's because this column is about Memorial Day, a hallowed day that should be about honoring the more than one million men and women who died in the service of this nation in wars and conflicts dating back to 1775. It should be above politics. Period...
A word from CHS graduates (05/24/07)
Instead of reading my words this week, I am continuing a tradition I started last year of running the Cassville High School valedictorian and salutatorian addresses on my editorial page. I hope you enjoy these wise words from two of our area graduates. We offer our congratulations to all Barry County High School graduates...