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Stories from Thursday, May 31, 2007

Cemetery project is team effort (05/31/07)
George's is working with the Barry County Cemetery Restoration and Preservation Committee to preserve the Hadley Cemeteries, which are located on pasture land the company owns southwest of Butterfield. George's paid for material and labor to fence the two cemeteries and also volunteered its equipment to reset several headstones. ...
George's assists with project (05/31/07)
The Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society and George's Inc. of Butterfield have been working together to restore two cemeteries in Butterfield. The Hadley Cemeteries, which are located on property owned by George's, have now been fenced and restoration work on deteriorating headstones has begun...
Drug task force receives anti-meth funds (05/31/07)
The Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force, headquartered in Barry County, is one of 35 agencies in Missouri that will receive federal anti-methamphetamine funding. The regional task force, which now partners with the Northwest Arkansas Drug Task Force in Carroll County, has been awarded a $158,475.20 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant, known as a JAG grant...
Weather doesn't stop park opening (05/31/07)
Opening Day at the Cassville Family Aquatic Center drew fewer swimmers than normal this year due to the dreary weather, said Tammy Wormington, Aquatic Center manager. "The rain kept some people away," said Wormington. "We had to pull everyone out of the pool three different times and then we had to close early due to the weather. It was crazy, but everything turned out good. Everybody had a fun time."...
BCHD appoints medical director (05/31/07)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Kelly Shuler, of Ozark Tri-County Health Care, to the position of county medical director at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 24. "Dr. Shuler understands the preventative nature of the work we do here at the health department," said Kathleen King, Barry County Health Department administrator. "At the clinic she offers the same type of community health that we do through the county department."...
Football play-offs to change (05/31/07)
The separate play-off system for public vs. private schools seems to have gotten all the attention of this year's Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) voting, but there was another proposal that could also affect Missouri greatly...
Eagles finish season with a bang (05/31/07)
The Purdy Eagles qualified for the state baseball tournament this past week after winning their district tournament. The local team beat Forsyth in the sectional but lost to Houston in the quarter-final. The Eagles showed just how calm they could be by winning the 6-4 nail-biter...
CMS Ladycat track team finishes up season (05/31/07)
The Cassville Middle School Ladycats, coached by Mandi Henry, ended their track season recently and wrapped up with a second and fourth place finish in the Big 8 Conference meet. The seventh grade girls placed second overall and placed in 19 different positions...
LEONA ELAINE MIDKIFF (05/31/07)
Leona Elaine Midkiff, 64, of Golden, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at her home. She was born on Aug. 22, 1942, in Sholten, the daughter of Eugene Perigen and Jewell Lela (Williams) Perigen. She grew up in Aurora, and worked as a dietary assistant in the food and customer service industry. ...
VIRGINIA PREDDY (05/31/07)
Virginia Belle Preddy, 83, of Cassville, passed away Monday, May 28, 2007, in her home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Horner Cemetery, Cassville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
FRANCES A. LATIMER (05/31/07)
Frances A. Latimer, 96, of Cassville, passed away Monday, May 28, 2007, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. She was born Nov. 1, 1910, in Herington, Kan., the daughter of Carmal and Clema (Linton) Horsman, who preceded her in death. She was a commercial artist until her retirement. In 1976 she moved to Cassville to make her home. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cassville...
DEAN LEROY HARROLD (05/31/07)
Dean LeRoy Harrold, 81, of Cassville, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born May 5, 1926, in Manhattan, Kan., the son of LeRoy and Clara (Smith) Harrold. In 1934, the family moved to southwest Missouri, living in the Eagle Rock, Exeter, and Cassville areas. ...
JEWELL MAY HALL (05/31/07)
Jewell May Hall, 99, of Purdy, formerly Rocky Comfort, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2007, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. She was born May 22, 1908, in Powell, the daughter of Milas and Margret Josephine (Boles) Jones. On Sept. 27, 1932, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Jimmie Rayburn Hall, who preceded her in death on Jan. ...
MINNIE EDMONDSON (05/31/07)
Minnie Ray Edmondson, 98, of Wellsville, Kan., (formerly of Cassville) passed away Monday, May 28, 2007. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at Horner Cemetery, Cassville. She was born Feb. 15, 1909, in commerce, the daughter of Victor and Margaret (Prawl) Oberly. ...
HELEN ANN JANDRO DARLINGTON (05/31/07)
Helen Ann Jandro Darlington, 65, of Rogers, Ark., passed away May 27, 2007, at St. Mary's Memorial Hospital, Rogers, Ark. She was born July 10, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minn., to the late elbert Jandro and Delphine Susan Lonien Jandro. She was retired from Pel-Freeze...
JEANE CARR (05/31/07)
Jeane (Montgomery) Carr, 83, of Shell Knob, formerly of Evansville, Ind., passed away Thursday, May 24, 2007, at her home. She was born July 29, 1923, in Cynthiana, Ind., the daughter of Nolan Montgomery and Sylvia (Calvert) Clark. She graduated from Bosse High School in 1941. ...
MARJORIE L. REIHL (05/31/07)
Marjorie L. Reihl, 82, of Monett, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at her home. She was born Jan. 15, 1925, in Purdy, the daughter of the late Walter and Alphia (Henderson) Swearingen. She grew up in Purdy and then moved to California where she resided until 2001 when she returned to Monett...
JERRY WAYNE CALDWELL (05/31/07)
Jerry Wayne Caldwell, 56, of Barry County, died Thursday, May 24, 2007, in Research Medical Center, Kansas City. He was born Dec. 20, 1950, in Ripley County, the son of Eddie and Hazel J. (Homback) Caldwell. On March 5, 1983, in Carthage, he was united in marriage to Pamela Lee Ross by Rev. Robert L. Wilson...
More out-of-touch politics (05/31/07)
This week, I had intended to write about the record price we're paying at the pump or the most recent ACLU lawsuit aimed at removing crosses that have been placed at two federal veterans memorials. Both of these issues will most likely be the subjects of future editorials, but instead, I am switching gears and find myself inclined to address a very touchy subject, the War in Iraq...