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Stories from Friday, June 22, 2007

Bear can't resist honey (06/22/07)
The black bear is back. Lured by the smell of sweet honey, the bear paid a repeat visit to the bee hives of Bill and Donna Gracy in Dogwood Hills subdivision south of Cassville last Thursday night. One line of electric fencing was not enough to keep the bear out of what is left of the Gracys' hives...
Compost site is now closed (06/22/07)
As of today (Wednes-day), the City of Cassville's official compost site will close permanently. The property where the compost site was located on Farm Road 1105 behind the Assembly of God Church has been sold to the Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board...
City sets NID assessment (06/22/07)
The Cassville City Council voted Monday night to approve an ordinance that sets the property assessments associated with water and sewer improvements at the Sherwood Forest subdivision. The ordinance sets the assessment at $73.16 per linear foot of frontage. Based on this assessment, property owners' cost for the water and sewer improvements ranges from a low of $1,463.20 to a high of $15,800...
Rocky Edmondson Park will be renovated (06/22/07)
The Cassville R-IV School District is seeking federal grant funding to help renovate Rocky Edmondson Park. The district's grant application was approved at the state level but now must receive final approval from the National Park Service. The park property was deeded to the school district in January of 1979 by Bill and Hazel Edmondson in honor of their son, Major William "Rocky" Edmondson, USAF, who was listed as missing in action from the Vietnam War in 1966. ...
Grant could give park a facelift (06/22/07)
The Cassville R-IV School District has passed the first hurdle in obtaining funding through a federal grant that would help finance renovations at Rocky Edmondson Park. On June 13, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt announced that the R-IV district was among 25 schools and communities that will be recommended to the National Park Service to receive more than $755,000 in federal grants to assist with park and recreation needs...
Major Leaguer with Cassville roots dies (06/22/07)
Few probably knew that the City of Cassville ever produced a Major League athlete, but Cletis Leroy Boyer was exactly that. On Feb, 9, 1937, Boyer was born right here in Cassville. He was one of 14 brothers and sisters. His family lived in Alma for most of Cletis' life. Two of Boyer's brothers, Cloyd and Ken, also played professional baseball...
Area seniors compete in All-Star game (06/22/07)
The annual Lions Club All-Star game was held June 9 on the campus of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. Four players from Barry County competed in the event. Craig Davidson, a senior from Wheaton, was the only boy to compete. Davidson scored four points in the contest and grabbed four rebounds for the South team...
Babe Ruth Tourney returns to Cassville (06/22/07)
Cassville is only a month away from a young teen invasion. The Missouri State Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament will once again be held in Cassville this summer. The tournament is slated to begin July 25 and end on July 28. Games will be played at the Cassville Aquatic Center complex...
Softball girls hit a summer slump (06/22/07)
The Cassville summer league softball team competed in two more games this week. The girls, according to Coach Tony Eagleburger, fell into a "funk" and lost both contests. The squad's only other chance in the game was in the sixth inning when Jessie Meadows garnered a base-hit to lead off the inning. Meadows stole second and got all the way to third in the frame but did not advance as the last batter grounded out to the shortstop...
JAMES LEE SPARKS (06/22/07)
James Lee Sparks, 72, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2007, in St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, following a long illness. He was born Dec. 26, 1934, in Cassville, the son of Charlie and Bernice (Hilburn) Sparks. On March 10, 1960, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Sharon Grimes, who survives...
SONG THAO (06/22/07)
Song Thao, 66, of Jenkins, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at the Barry County Care Center in Cassville. She was born on June 12, 1940, in Hai Muang Xieng Khuang, Loas. She married Sa Chao Thao in 1956. In 1979 she and her husband moved to the United States and resided in Alabama. In 2004 they moved to the Jenkins area to farm and make their home. Her husband preceded her in death on May 6, 2004...
KIA XIONG (06/22/07)
Kia Xiong, 84, of Pierce City, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2007, in Cox-Monett Hospital, in Monett. She was a homemaker. She moved to Pierce City four years ago to make her home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, in Dice Cemetery, Fairview, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton...
GOLDA LINEBARGER (06/22/07)
Golda Linebarger, 101, of Sacramento, Calif., died Sunday, June 3, 2007. She was born Oct. 28, 1905, to W.C. (Will) and Lou (epperly) Cooper in Oklahoma Indian Territory. She was preceded in death by her husband Luther E. and son, Charles and Robert, and six siblings, Perry, Hardin and Lowell Cooper, Opal Sapp, Ozie Hailey and Susie Sapp...
BILL GENTRY (06/22/07)
Bill Gentry, 75, of Purdy, passed away Monday, June 18, 2007, at his home. He was born Nov. 4, 1931, in Claremore, Okla., the son of the late roy and Bessie (Vaughn) Gentry. He was a retired dairy farmer. He was of the Baptist faith. He was also a member of the Missouri National Guard. He married Marie Hall on July 2, 1958, in Washburn and she survives...
SUNNI STUMPFF (06/22/07)
Sunni Elizabeth Stumpff, 26, of Fayetteville, Ark., formerly of Cassville, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2007, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Feb. 3, 1981, in Monett, the daughter of Roger and Gaye (Krepps) Stumpff, who survive...
WILLIAM WHITLEY (06/22/07)
William Whitley, 80, of Eagle Rock, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and...
VIRGINIA ELAINE TORO (06/22/07)
Virginia Elaine Toro, 65, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2007, in her home. She was born Oct. 23, 1941, in Evansville, Ind., the daughter of Stewart and Ida (Overton) Odom. In 1984 she was united in marriage in Glendale, Calif., to Ray Toro who preceded her in death in 1994. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Steven Odom...
LAWRENCE LELAND SLOOP (06/22/07)
Lawrence Leland Sloop, 78, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. He was born Nov. 4, 1928, in McPherson, Kan., the son of Lawrence Samuel and Elmyra Mae (Hall) Sloop. On June 1, 1947, in Wichita, Kan., he was united in marriage to Arlene Louise Bacon, who survives...
BARBARA ELAINE REECHER (06/22/07)
Barbara Elaine Reecher, 62, of Washburn, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2007, in her home. She was born Jan. 24, 1945, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Joseph Anthony and Ruth Irene (Martin) Dibello, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl...
JOHN MICHAEL FABER, III (06/22/07)
John Michael Faber, III, age 41, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2007, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville, Missouri. He was born November 25, 1965, in San Rafael, California, the son of John Michael, Jr. and Wanda (Clifton) Faber. ...
Reader appreciates editorials, columns (06/22/07)
Dear Editor: I am sending kudos to you and two of your regular columnists, Terry Jamieson and Larry Dablemont. I appreciate your thoughtful editorials and the insightful and humorous writings of the above mentioned columnists. Keep up the good work! Best wishes from a California reader who also spends time in Missouri...
Good Samaritans still exist in Ozarks (06/22/07)
Dear Editor: Good Samaritans still walk among us. These Ozarks hills still hold many acts of kindness but many times they go unnoticed; this one shouldn't. Leaving the crippled car, I drove to Golden in hopes of finding someone who could provide some repair service. ...
Administrator writes letter to citizens (06/22/07)
To the citizens of Cassville: Recently, negative comments have been written about me by attorneys for the plaintiff in a now settled lawsuit against Missouri State University and their school of social work. These comments do not accurately represent my position in all things, and I believe they were written, and printed, to serve as a personal attack of my morals and integrity as I serve as your city administrator...
Water and alcohol don't mix (06/22/07)
The message of this week's editorial is clear - drinking and boating do not mix. Many who read this might doubt that statement, because it's hard to imagine a trip to the lake without popping the top on a beer and hitting the water. Alcohol is often associated with a day at the lake, but it's essential that local lake-goers realize that drinking and operating a watercraft are a dangerous combination...