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Stories from Thursday, July 19, 2007

City of Seligman raises utility rates (07/19/07)
The Seligman City Council voted to raise the city water and sewer rates at its regularly scheduled meeting on July 9. According to the approved ordinance, water rates inside the city limits will increase from $9.50 to $12.50 per 2,000 gallons of water. Water customers who live outside the city limits will be charged $15.50 for the first 2,000 gallons of water, which is a $3 rate increase...
Cassville awards bid for police project (07/19/07)
The Cassville City Council voted to award a contract to Lacey Brothers Construction for completion of a renovation project that will move the police department back to City Hall. Lacey Brothers, based in Springfield, was the low bidder at $345,066. The only other company to bid on the project was Kenney-Hall Construction, of Buffalo, who submitted a bid of $437,600...
Young survivor (07/19/07)
The 2007 Relay for Life Survivor Lap was led by 9-year-old Chance Shepherd, son of Janet and Adam Mitchell, of Cassville. Shepherd was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 10 weeks old. He received a bone marrow transplant when he was 2 but relapsed four months later. ...
Fasco sale is disclosed (07/19/07)
Although the sale is not final, both Tecumseh Products Company and Regal Beloit Corporation have issued news releases announcing that the companies have signed an agreement whereby Regal Beloit will acquire Tecumseh's Fasco operations for $220 million...
City, IDC look to future (07/19/07)
Members of the Cassville Industrial Development Corporation attended Monday night's city council meeting to ask the aldermen to consider creating a new economic development coordinator position at the city. Jon Horner spoke on behalf of the IDC and asked that the council seriously consider the staff addition...
Post 118 squad set for tourney (07/19/07)
The Cassville Legion baseball team is competing in the district tournament this week, and already picked up their opening win, defeating Monett 7-4. The local squad feels ready for the challenge of district play and have seemed to find their nitch lately. After losing three out of their first four games of the season, Cassville comes into the tournament as the second seed with a 6-2 district record...
Local team leads good field (07/19/07)
Three Cassville teams competed this week in the Babe Ruth district tournament held in Marionville and Aurora. The Cassville Democrat team finished highest as they took third in the competition. Both the Cassville Rotary team and the Cassville Arning team also did well, placing fifth and seventh respectively...
Triathlon attracts record crowd (07/19/07)
The Cassville YMCA held its second annual "Y" not "Tri" Sprint Triathlon this past Saturday, drawing a record number of participants. The race, coordinated by Larry Boswell, YMCA program director, consisted of a 400-yard swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a three-mile run. There were 28 individual competitors and five teams competing in the event...
JOHN WEBB (07/19/07)
John Webb, age 68, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2007, at St. John's Hospital, Cassville. He was born on July 29, 1938, the son of JD and Wilma Fahnestock Webb, in Picher, Okla. He married Linda Alton on Jan. 2, 1993, and she survives. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from Kelly-Nelson, Inc...
JIMMY WAYNE "JIM" MC CRACKEN (07/19/07)
Jimmy Wayne "Jim" McCracken, 71, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2007, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield. He was born Oct. 29, 1935, in Purdy, the son of the late Floyd and Mayme McGuire McCracken. He retired after 17 years as police chief in Purdy, but still worked as a Barry County deputy in Cassville. He married Darlene Cole March 22, 1986, in Purdy and she survives...
JOYCE ANN WHITE (07/19/07)
Joyce Ann White, 57, of Guthrie, Ky., formerly of Aurora, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2007, in Bowling Green Medical Center, Bowling Green, Ky. She was born Dec. 23, 1949, in St. Louis, the daughter of Fredrick Charles and Nellie Ora (Astasauskas) Sherman...
JIMMY MOORE, II (07/19/07)
Jimmy Moore, II, 33, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Cassville, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2007, in his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1974, in Springfield, the son of Jim and Judy (Lyall) Moore. Survivors include; his mother, Judy Creech, of Cassville; his father, Jim Moore and his wife, Sharon, of Springfield; a brother, John Holman and his wife, Shelby of Springfield; two sisters, Shelly Moore, of Cassville and Minda Post, of Houston, Texas; and his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Lyall, of Cassville.. ...
DAYTON D. SHEPHERD (07/19/07)
AND JUANITA ROBERTA SHEPHERD Dayton D. Shepherd, 81, formerly of Purdy, passed away in December 2002, and his wife, Juanita Roberta (Grandy) Shepherd, 89, also formerly of Purdy, passed away in October 2006. The family will have a memorial service on Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m. at the Arnhart Baptist Church, Purdy. Burial will be at the Arnhart Cemetery...
IVAN DALE LAWSON (07/19/07)
Ivan Dale Lawson, 73, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2007. He was born Nov. 29, 1933, in Springfield, the son of Wade and Lennie (Bilyeu) Lawson. On June 18, 1961, in Mt. Vernon, he was united in marriage to Jackie Hastings, who survives...
JOSIE VENA (BICKFORD, PETTY) MUNDAY (07/19/07)
Josie Vena (Bickford, Petty) Munday, 93, of Fairport, N.Y., passed away July 7, 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Nora Bickford; brothers, George and Jeff Bickford; husbands, Isaac Petty Sr., and Samuel Munday; and one daughter...
CHARLES BENJAMIN CROSSLAND (07/19/07)
Charles Benjamin Crossland, 92, died Wednes-day, July 11, 2007, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. He was born Feb. 25, 1915, in Imboden, Ark., the son of Edward "Ed" and Ida (Ellis) Crossland. On Dec. 6, 1937, he was united in marriage to Helen Brattin, who preceded him in death on Nov.16, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, David; one grandson; three brothers and one sister...
VERONICA J. EDWARDS (07/19/07)
Veronica J. Edwards, 63, passed away on July 17, 2007, at the Monett Health Care Center in Monett. She was born on June 29, 1944, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Frank and elizabeth (Burdolski) Stipp. She married Joe Edwards on Sept. 29, 1971, in Neosho, and he survives...
MICHAEL RICHARD SANDERS (07/19/07)
Michael Richard Sanders, 49, of Flagstaff, Ariz., passed away Monday, July 9, 2007, at his home. He was born July 9, 1958, in Monett, the only son of Dick and Wanda Sanders. He graduated from Monett High School, where he participated in wrestling and football, and attended Missouri Southern State College in Joplin. He played little and pony League baseball and later coached his sons' teams in Arizona. He was an avid runner, hunter and adventurous traveler...
JOHN E. CUPPS JR. (83) (07/19/07)
SHELL KNOB, MISSOURI John E. Cupps Jr., 83, died on July 11, 2007, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. John was born on August 27, 1923 near Granby, Missouri to John "Emery" Cupps and Anna Trent Cupps. He graduated from Granby High School in 1941 and entered the University of Missouri that same year. ...
Band Boosters appreciate support (07/19/07)
Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the area residents who came out to support the Cassville Band this year by buying fireworks from us. This is the second year that we have sold fireworks to raise funds to help supplement the limited budget of the band department. Without the strong support from the community we would be extremely limited in that capacity...
DNR director seems to ignore concerns (07/19/07)
To the Editor: I am writing in response to the report of the visit by DNR Director Doyle Childers and the letter from Beverly Sweeney regarding his visit. I am sorry to say I neglected to attend the meeting though I can tell from Mr. Childers comments that he has no interest in the concerns of those of us who are affected by the massive pollutants left by the CAFOs...
Good and bad news on drug front (07/19/07)
There's good news and bad news regarding the United States' battle against methamphetamine. The good news is an overall decline in the number of small meth labs around the country, and the bad news is an increase in reports of methamphetamine being imported into the U.S., primarily from Mexico...