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Stories from Thursday, June 7, 2007

A military career remembered (06/07/07)
When Wheaton native Devere L. McQueen was 15 years old, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and was sent to Grand Maras, Minn., where he trained as an equipment operator. "I left from Cassville on a train, and in six months time, I was trained in the operation of bulldozers, road graders and dump trucks," said McQueen, who entered the CCC in 1934 during the height of the Great Depression...
Couple claim ICE agents broke into their home during raid (06/07/07)
An incident report has been filed with the Barry County Sheriff's Department following the May 22 immigration raid at George's in Butterfield. Henry B. Parson filed the report with the sheriff's department after neighbors claimed that agents with U.S. ...
Purdy firefighters get go ahead to pursue district (06/07/07)
Voters who reside within the Purdy Volunteer Fire Department membership coverage area, which is roughly based on the Purdy R-II School District, will have a second opportunity to vote on the formation of a tax-based fire protection district on Aug. 7...
Able 2 celebrates 35th anniversary (06/07/07)
Able 2 Products in Cassville celebrated its 35th anniversary with plant tours and a buffet-style dinner on June 1. "We were really pleased with the turnout of over 300 people, employees, family and invited guests," said Jerry Watley, Able 2 Products president. "We were very happy with the way the event turned out."...
A lesson in successful manufacturing (06/07/07)
On June 1, over 300 people attended Able 2's 35th anniversary celebration, which included facility tours and a buffet-style dinner. During tours of the facility, attendees learned about the process used to manufacture many of Able 2's SHO-ME products. Many of the products assembled at the Cassville plant are used by law enforcement and emergency response agencies. Democrat Photo...
CMS Ladycats basketball camp (06/07/07)
The Cassville Middle School Ladycats summer basketball camp will be held June 18 through June 22 from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. each day in the middle school gym. The camp is open to all girls entering the seventh and eighth grades. Anyone who is are interested in playing basketball needs to attend...
Softball girls get back to the mound (06/07/07)
Tony Eagleburger, coach of the Cassville Ladycat softball team, has gotten to work fast building for next fall's softball campaign. The new head coach enlisted girls from Cassville to play in a summer league in Ozark to work on their skills for the upcoming softball season and to check out area competition they might later face...
VIRGINIA VELMA STEPHENSON (06/07/07)
Virginia Velma Stephenson, 79, of Purdy, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at cox Monett Hospital, Monett. She was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Fabens, Texas, the daughter of the late Clint and Mattey Irene (Clark) Palmer. She worked at Jumping Jacks and Justin Boot Company. She worked for several years as a secretary for different trucking companies. She was a member of Ridgley Baptist Church, Ridgley. She married Bob Stephenson and he preceded her in death...
DARRELL GENE YOCOM (06/07/07)
Darrell Gene Yocom, 73, of Eagle Rock, passed away Friday, June 1, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born June 8, 1933, in Ames, Iowa, the son of Floyd and Ona (Clay) Yocom. On Aug. 6, 1955, in Nevada, Iowa, he was united in marriage to Ruth Pierce, who survives...
HELEN M. (SIMS) LORENZO (06/07/07)
Helen M. Sims-Lorenzo, 85, Cassville, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at her home. She was born on Sept. 30, 1921, in Powersite, to Zedrick Anderson and Martha Fagley Anderson. She was employed by Pacific Bell for 35 years, and moved back to Missouri from Sacramento, Calif., in 1989. ...
VIRGINIA PREDDY (06/07/07)
Virginia Belle Preddy, 83, of Cassville, passed away Monday, May 28, 2007, in her home. She was born Oct. 14, 1923, in Pea Ridge, Ark., the daughter of John Quincie Adams and Charlottie (Harris) Carnes. She was united in marriage to Burl Reed, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 9, 1963, she married Robert Preddy, who died Aug. 23, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, J. C., Carl, Bennie and Cloe and three sisters, Gracie, Gladys and Ina...
DELMER PERIMAN (06/07/07)
Delmer Eugene Periman, 70, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2007, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Dec. 9, 1936, in Mano, the son of Benton and Stella (Edwards) Periman. On Oct. 16, 1991, in Aurora, he was united in marriage to Emily Kern, who survives...
PEGGY JEAN NORRIS (06/07/07)
Peggy Jean Norris, 63, of Seligman, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2007, at McCune-Brooks Hospital in Carthage. She was born on June 7, 1943, in California, the daughter of George Eugene and Alice Jean McElroy Babbitt. She moved to Seligman in 1971. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Norris was married to Gary Norris who preceded her in death five years ago...
PEGGY N. MAXWELL (06/07/07)
Peggy N. Maxwell, 44, of Jenkins, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2007. She was born on Aug. 22, 1962, in Center, Texas, the daughter of David Pierce and Clauda Deason. She moved to Jenkins from Texas four years ago and worked at the Jenkins Quick Stop for over a year. She married James Maxwell on May 11, 2003, in Dallas, Texas. He survives...
HELEN M. CAHILL (06/07/07)
Helen M. Cahill, 86, of St. Charles, Ill., formerly of Shell Knob, died June 1, 2007, at Provena Geneva Care Center in Geneva, Ill. She was born March 1, 1921, in Fredericktown, to George and Margaret Hull. Survivors include: two children, Michael (Ida), of Aliso Viejo, Calif., and Kathleen (Joseph) Cubalchini, of St. Charles, Ill.; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren...
GENEVA R. NANSON (06/07/07)
Geneva R. Nanson, 65, of Rogers, Ark., passed away June 5, 2007, in rogers, Ark. She was born Jan. 26, 1942, in clifty, Ark., the daughter of Pierce and Nina Robinson Kirk. She was employed by CTS and was a member of the Rogers VFW Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Nanson...
Pet was taken away from home (06/07/07)
Dear Editor: I live on a highway that runs through Mark Twain National Forest. We that live here in this area can't keep pets around. Some may think it's due to "wild animals," but it is due to the "City Folks" that think that our pets are lost and don't stop to think that the house nearby could be the owners...
Thoughts of an old airman on May 28 (06/07/07)
Dear Editor: As I was lowering the USA Flag and the POW/MIA Flag to half staff, I had some thoughts of the past. I thought of 1st Lt. William (Rocky) Edmondson departing to Da Nang Vietnam on May 31, 1066, on a mission coded "Carolina Moon." From that day he was listed as MIA, Missing in Action. As of this date, he is listed by the Air Force as "unaccounted for." He is only one of thousands of people who have died fighting for his country...
There are different kinds of Americans (06/07/07)
Dear Editor: There are two kinds of Americans. REAL Americans had ancestors living on these two American continents and islands before 1492. RECENT Americans whose ancestors arrived at America after 1491. Over 515 years, RECENT Americans stole most of the land and other resources from the REAL Americans. Now with immigration laws, those rich RECENT Americans tell mostly poor REAL Americans to get out and stay out. Defeat their temporary guest slave program...
Embracing diversity (06/07/07)
The raid at George's processing plant in Butterfield captured headlines, because it re-enforced an existing problem our nation is currently struggling to address. That problem centers on the issue of illegal aliens, a secure border and creation of an immigration policy to deal with it. ...