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Stories from Thursday, August 9, 2007

Gravesite linked to Confederate battle (08/09/07)
A pair of Barry County history buffs who also share a love for restoring neglected gravesites believe they have made a significant historic find while trying to locate an old cemetery southwest of Madry. Jack Fly and Ted Roller, both members of the Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society's Cemetery Restoration Committee, were looking for the old Webbville Cemetery when they discovered two long lines of graves that they believe represent the burial site of Confederate soldiers killed at the Battle of Upshaw Farm, which occurred on Oct. ...
Area fire district issues pass (08/09/07)
On Tuesday, voters in Purdy and Seligman generously approved 30-cent tax issues, which will support fire protection districts in each community. "We are excited," said Mike Redshaw, Purdy fire chief. "We want to thank the Purdy community for supporting us. We will arrange our first meeting with the board as soon as possible. It is going to be a busy first month for the new Purdy Fire Protection District."...
CAFO permit stayed after appeal hearing (08/09/07)
Those who oppose construction of a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) near Roaring River State Park have been successful in getting the construction permit stayed by the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission. The judge who heard an appeal, which was filed by neighboring property owner Mark Stephenson and a large number of individuals representing Friends of Roaring River, announced his decision to stay the permit on July 31. ...
Washburn Hootenanny draws large crowd (08/09/07)
Hundreds of Barry County residents gathered on Main Street in Washburn for the 11th annual Washburn Hootenanny, held on Aug. 4. The event, which was sponsored by the Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce, featured a business expo with a variety of activities and live bluegrass music. Proceeds raised during the Washburn Hootenanny will benefit the Washburn Chamber of Commerce and the Washburn Community Center...
Local man sets state hammer throw mark (08/09/07)
Lowell McInturff never lost his competitive edge. Even after getting married and raising children, the Wheaton native loves the thrill of a contest. It's that love that encouraged McInturff to enter this year's Missouri State Show-Me Games held in Columbia. While there, McInturff garnered two state championships and set a new state record for the hammer throw...
Hillbilly winners announced (08/09/07)
The 23rd annual Hillbilly Golf Tournament was held this past week at the Cassville Golf Club. The winning four-man team included Gary Fields, representing Security Bank, Chris Piatchek, representing Arning Industries, Rob Wadle, representing Kum & Go Stores, and Kim Kenney, representing Arning...
Golfers gather for annual Hillbilly (08/09/07)
Over 80 golfers participated in the 23rd annual Hillbilly Golf Tournament held last Thursday and Friday at the Cassville Golf Course. The tournament is held each year as a tribute to area businesses and industries that contribute to Cassville's strong economy. The tournament is run and organized by the Hillbilly Committee. Members include Bob Allen, Randy Stockton, Mark Smith, Stan Kelley, Annette Henderson, Valarie Hutchens, Tracy Holle and Amy White...
Annual CHS alumni game to be played (08/09/07)
Plans are underway for the sixth annual Cassville High School Alumni Football Game, which will be held on Friday, Aug. 17. The cost to participate is $20 per player, and proceeds from the game support the Wildcat football program. The game, which begins at 6 p.m., will feature 20-minute halves with a running clock. Alumni who graduated in odd years will play against alumni who graduated in even years...
ROBERT DALE TEATER (08/09/07)
Robert Dale Teater, 74, of Cassville, passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, at Red Rose Inn in Cassville. He was born on Aug. 3, 1933, in Denver, Colo., the son of Erstell and Verna (Divelbiss) Teater. He married Eliza Bell on Jan. 20, 1957, in Pensacola, Fla., and she survives...
KEN COATNEY (08/09/07)
Kenneth "Ken" William Coatney, 66, of Aurora, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, in Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Sept. 12, 1940, in Eagle Rock, the son of William and Effie (Edwards) Coatney. On Nov. 12, 1981, he was united in marriage to Becky Hopkins, who survives...
CHARLES "CHUCK" EATON (08/09/07)
Charles "Chuck" Eaton, 67, of Rogers, Ark., passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, in his home. He was born Sept. 17, 1939, in the Bronx, N. Y., son of Helen and Andrew Mack. On Sept. 25, 1999 He was united in marriage to Carol Brooks who preceded him in death on June 19, 2006. He was also preceded in death by his parents...
NEVA L. WINSTON (08/09/07)
Neva L. Winston, 86, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, in Barry County Care Center. She was born Oct. 22, 1920, in Lanton, the daughter of Charles Thomas and Delcie Matilda (Wolf) Jackson, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two babies, one sister, four uncles and two grandsons...
RUTH WALKER (08/09/07)
Longtime Atoka, Okla., resident, Ruth Walker, age 97, went home to be with the Lord on August 5, 2007, ruth was born on May 5, 1910 in Exeter, Mo. She was an excellent homemaker who took great pride in cooking, sewing, gardening and playing bridge. She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Atoka and never missed a Sunday...