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Stories from Thursday, July 5, 2007

Local police departments submit traffic stop data (07/05/07)
All police departments located within the borders of Barry County complied with state mandates and submitted traffic stop information to the Missouri Attorney General's Office. This information is now part of the state's 2006 Racial Profiling Report...
Memorial event held in honor of Cassville teen (07/05/07)
The first annual Devin Dotson Memorial Day was held at Roaring River State Park on June 9. The event was held in honor Dotson, a Cassville 15-year-old, who died in an automobile crash last November. "We wanted to do something in honor of Devin," said Denise Wierman, Devin's mother. "He was quite a child. He was always very compassionate when it came to people who are handicapped or disabled...
DNR director addresses environmental concerns (07/05/07)
On June 27, Doyle Childers, Missouri Department of Natural Resources director, visited Cassville to meet with Barry County residents about environmental issues involving his office. During the meeting, Childers discussed ways that DNR is working to improve its procedures and permitting processes, spoke about water studies being conducted across the state and answered audience questions regarding local environmental concerns. Democrat Photo...
MoDNR director visits Barry County (07/05/07)
Doyle Childers, former state senator and director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR), visited Cassville to discuss local environmental concerns involving his agency on June 27. Childers began the meeting by explaining several different ways that the DNR is working to improve its procedures and permitting processes...
Junior livestock show to be held in Cassville (07/05/07)
The Barry County Junior Livestock Show will be held at the Cassville FFA Show Barn, which is located east of the Cassville High School football field, on Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8. "Area youth and agriculutralists will be showing their work and projects," said Charli Jo Epperly, Cassville High School vo-ag instructor. "This is how these students learn responsibility. By attending the livestock show, the community can show support for these individuals and our county agriculture."...
Cassville Legion teams rule Monett (07/05/07)
The American Legion baseball team continued its mid-season surge last week beating the Monett Legion team. Cassville hosted Monett for the contest and got started quickly. Top hitter Kason Koelsch started things for the home team. Koelsch led off the first inning with a single, then moved over to third base after two ground-ball outs. ...
Safe boating course offered (07/05/07)
The Shell Knob Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct a one-day Safe Boating Course on Saturday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the lower level of the Shell Knob Library. The course is designed for people who are interested in the fundamentals of boating. The course will cover general boating information and maintenance, safe and comfortable boat operation, laws and regulations and courteous boater tips...
Babe Ruth teams look sharp (07/05/07)
For those who haven't heard Cassville is only three weeks away from a teen explosion. The Babe Ruth State tournament is slated to be held in Cassville July 26-29. Competing in this tournament will be a combination team that all align under the Cassville Babe Ruth charter. The Charter includes the Cassville Arning team, the Cassville Rotary team, the Cassville Democrat team and the East Newton squad...
Annual "Y Not Tri" triathlon planned (07/05/07)
The Cassville YMCA will host its annual "Y Not Tri" spring triathlon on Saturday, July 14. Participants will gather at the Cassville Aquatic Park for the event, which will begin with the swim portion at 8 a.m. The triathlon will include a 400-yard swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a three-mile run. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in the following divisions: male or female 15-29, 30 to 49 and 50-plus; and team division...
RUBY AMELIA HALE (07/05/07)
Ruby Amelia Hale, 105, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2007, in her home. She was born Dec. 21, 1901, in Shell Knob, the daughter of J.D. and Katie (Marro) Couch. On Oct. 18, 1927, in Berryville, Ark., she was united in marriage to Earl "Bud" Hale, who preceded her in death Oct. 28, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mary Koeppen and a half-brother, Louis Couch...
M. DEAN HARTER (07/05/07)
M. Dean Harter, 86, of Wheaton, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2007. He was born Saturday, Aug. 14, 1920, in Fairview to the late Clark and Effie (Lytle) Harter. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Hazel, one brother Warren Dale Harter, and one sister Dorothy Catherine (Harter) Tuttle...
CHERYL ANN PENDERGRAFT (07/05/07)
Cheryl Ann Pendergraft, 29, of Washburn, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2007, in her home. She was born March 2, 1978, in Lubbock, Texas, the daughter of David and Jeannine (Sollars) Pender-graft, who survive. Additional survivors include; her grandmother, Bessie Sollars, of Springfield, Ohio; and step grandmother, Roberta Sollars, of Mechanicsburg, Ohio...
WINDLE L. "BUCK" BUCKELEW (07/05/07)
Windle L. "Buck" Buckelew, 76, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Memorial services with Military Rites will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 5, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. John Duncan will conduct the services...
DILLAN CALEB BROOKS (07/05/07)
Dillan Caleb Brooks, age 16, of Seligman, Mo., passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2007, in Elm Springs, Ark. He was born July 6, 1990, the son of Wayne and Kelley (Eggleston) Brooks. He is survived by his father, Wayne Brooks and step-mother, Christy, of Granby, Mo.; mother, Kelley Brooks, of Seligman, Mo.; grandparents, John and Doris Eggleston, of Seligman, Mo., Nancy Brooks, of Granby, Mo., Paul Morlan, of Granby, Janice Hamblin, of Rogers, Ark., and Ron Hamblin, of Tonitown, Ark., Ronnie and Mariann Howell, of Dixon, Mo.; one sister, Sarah Brooks, of Seligman; one brother, Kole Blake, of Seligman; two step brothers, Keith and Trenton Deshields; two half sisters, Mattie and Laira Brooks; aunts and uncles, Darren and Christy Eggleston, of Seligman, Mike and Leighann Clifton of Washburn, Bobby and Julie Brooks, James and Kim Green, Jerry Brooks and Angela Cagle, all of Granby and cousins, Brittany, Haley and Hanna Clifton, Johnny and Anthony Eggleston, Shawnna Burgess and other cousins from Granby, Mo.. ...
KEVIN KENNITH KROLL (07/05/07)
Kevin Kennith Kroll, 51, of Butterfield, passed away Monday, July 2, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Nov. 10, 1955, in Neosho, the son of Donald and Dorothy (Smith) Kroll. He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, and step-father, Charles Marlin...
CHARLES M. HOCK (07/05/07)
Charles M. Hock, 64, of Eagle Rock, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2007, in his home. He was born June 2, 1943, in Chicago, Ill., the son of John and Helen Hock, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one sister and four brothers. Survivors include: three daughters, Julia Hock, of Chicago, Ill., Susan Hanson, of California, and Emily Hock, of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Johnny Hock, of Chicago, Ill., Robert Hock, of Florence, and Richard Hock, of Chicago, Ill.; three sisters, Irene Hock and Josephine Fitzpatrick, both of Chicago, Ill., and Georgiana Gierke, of St. ...
MARGE WILCOX (07/05/07)
Marge Wilcox, 78, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2007, in her home. She was born May 1, 1929, in Lexington, Miss., the daughter of Herbert and Elizabeth (Herring) Downer. On June 17, 1951, in Lexington, Miss., she was united in marriage to Herbert Wilcox, who preceded her in death in Oct. 19, 1986. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Elizabeth Anne Carroll; two brothers, Herbert "Brother" Downer and Al Downer and one sister, Dorothy "Dot" Bishop...
Disappointed with director's visit (07/05/07)
Dear Editor: Director of the Department of Natural Resources Doyle Childers and his Ombudsman, Dave Woolery, were in Barry County yesterday, June 27, to "meet with county officials and local citizens on environmental issues of local concern." I was going to start this letter by saying that it was a big waste of time but then I thought about it and realized it was a learning lesson. ...
Bone to pick with shipping employees (07/05/07)
Dear Editor: Never mind that South Korea and other Asian countries are some of the toughest negotiators in world trade. Never mind that South Korea and other Asian countries love to export their products to benefit their economy but try to limit imports to protect their economy...
A favorite summer pastime (07/05/07)
As I write this editorial, I am sitting on my front porch as a rain show sweeps through the area. My keystrokes match the cadence of raindrops hitting the porch roof, and I am reminded of all that I love about summer. There is no smell more refreshing that rain on freshly mown grass. ...