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Stories from Thursday, October 11, 2007

Mobile clinics to provide dental care (10/11/07)
A new mobile dental clinic provided by Jordan Valley Community Health Center, of Springfield, will be visiting several Barry County school districts this year. "We have several patients from this area that visit our clinic in Springfield," said Tina Monroe, Jordan Valley Dental Clinic manager. "With gas prices so high we felt this might be a service that would help the parents and ultimately benefit the kids also."...
Churches unite to feed the hungry (10/11/07)
Feeding the hungry has become a community effort in the Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano area. A partnership of five churches has been formed to care for needy families in southern Barry County. "The poverty level in this area is great," said Nancy Wilson, All Faith United Methodist Church (UMC) pastor. "This is my third year at this church. In the time that I have been here, I have watched the poverty level increase."...
Teacher to connect cultures (10/11/07)
New position at Wheaton to serve growing Hmong population By Lindsay Reed Wheaton Elementary School's new English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor hopes to bridge a language gap between the district's faculty and Hmong parents. "I hope that I can close the language gap between the school and bilingual parents," said May Yang, Wheaton's new ESL instructor. ...
Wildcat supporters out in force (10/11/07)
For the second season a row, Tex the bright yellow dump truck has been the gathering site for a spirited group of Wildcat fans. On Friday night, the crew was out in force to cheer on the Wildcats to a Homecoming victory over Mt. Vernon. Photo by Robert Hoppie/Action Sports Photos...
Ladycats finish second at meet (10/11/07)
The Cassville Ladycat cross country squad had a strong showing at the Carl Junction Invitational on Oct. 4, finishing second as a team and beating Chanute, Kan., by one point. Top finishers for the Ladycat runners were: Misty Long, 22:11, eighth; Tia Baker, 22:21, 10th; Ron'L Hoff, 22:38, 12th; Courtney Beagle, 23:39, 20th; and Gabby LeCompte, 26:06...
A celebration is in order (10/11/07)
Senior Dannon Rose can't hide his elation following Cassville's huge 27-20 overtime win over Mt. Vernon on Friday night. The Wildcats are the only undefeated team left in the Big 8 Conference with three more conference games to play. Photo by Robert Hoppie/Action Sports Photo...
Defining moment: Wildcats trump Mt. Vernon (10/11/07)
For every team there comes a moment that can define its season. A capsule of time in which they can either succeed or falter. Head Coach David Large told the Wildcats at half time that the second half would be a defining moment for them, and what a moment it was. Cassville came back to beat Mt. Vernon (4-2, 3-2) 27-20 in overtime...
Purdy Lady Eagles claim district championship (10/11/07)
It took all seven innings, but the Purdy Lady Eagles got the victory in the Class 2, District 6 championship game on Saturday. Purdy beat host Strafford 8-7 in the final. Purdy needed three runs to beat out the host team in the seventh inning. The Lady Eagles led 5-4 heading into the seventh when Strafford scored three runs to lurch ahead 5-7...
Wildcats down Carthage in PKs (10/11/07)
Soccer Cats' record now stands at impressive 14-1 By Lisa Schlichtman The Wildcats suffered their first loss of the season last Monday but then rebounded to defeat rival Carthage in an historic match on Thursday night. In what was described by spectators as one of the most exciting games of soccer ever played in the program's history, Cassville beat the visiting Tigers 5-3 on penalty kicks. ...
DEBORAH LEWIS (10/11/07)
Deborah Lewis, 53, of Rogers, Ark., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, in Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, Ark. Funeral arrangements are pending under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and...
BETTY JANE (CLARK) (10/11/07)
GRAY MEMORIAL SERVICE You are invited to attend a graveside service in the memory of Betty Jane (Clark) Gray who died Oct. 26, 2006, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 72. The service will be held on Oct. 15, 2007, 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville...
MARY JULIA MORROW (10/11/07)
Mary Julia Morrow, 102, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, at St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born June 26, 1905, in Pika, Iowa, the daughter of Robert F. and Evalena (DeLong) Baker. On June 2, 1935, in Clarion, Iowa, she was united in marriage to Arthur Morrow who preceded her in death in 1983. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Grant Baker and three sisters, Nellie Marie Talbert, Olive Lucille Martin and Elva Mae Sullivan...
MICHAEL A. MCKINNEY (10/11/07)
Michael A. McKinney, son of Earl "Mac" McKinney and Alberta Beck McKinney, was born in Cassville on Sept. 15, 1939. He passed away Sept. 21, 2007, in his home in Healdsburg, Calif. Survivors include: his daughter, Deborah Taylor, and son, Mike McKinney; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Dr. Karenann Pousard and Earlene Greenfield. His wife of 45 years, Kathleen, passed away Sept. 6, 2004...
PHILLIP DOUGLAS BARNES (10/11/07)
Phillip Douglas Barnes, 50, of Pierce City, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, after a short illness. He was born Dec. 11, 1956, in Murray, Utah, the son of Helen and Verne Wilde, of Utah, and the late Douglas Barnes...
WINDELL KYLE "SONNY" DICKSON (10/11/07)
Windell Kyle "Sonny" Dickson, 42, of Shell Knob, passed away Oct. 3, 2007, in his home. He was born June 8, 1965, in Rison, Ark., the son of Frank F. Dickson and Martha Lane Jones. His father preceded him in death. He was married to the Belinda Ware Dickson. He had one son by a previous marriage...
KATHRYN IRENE LAMPE (10/11/07)
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at the Monett First Baptist Church. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at the Monett First Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Macedonia Cemetery in Stella, Mo...
Letter writer replies to Oct. 5 editorial (10/11/07)
Dear Editor: This is a comment to the Oct. 5th editorial concerning residents vs Ozbun poultry facility. A community against confined animal feeding operations [CAFOs] is not just a Barry County issue. A northeast Missouri county commissioner correctly warned, "The first thing a CAFO does is divide a community."...
Editorial did not offer balanced view (10/11/07)
Dear Editor: I would like to comment on the editorial in the Oct. 5th edition of the paper. I am sure that those of us opposed to the CAFO near Roaring River appreciate that our letters have been printed. We do not hesitate to print our names even though the threat of reprisal is as likely for us as it is for this unidentified writer whom you quote...
Gem of a restaurant deserves recognition (10/11/07)
Dear Editor: A group of friends and I went on a girls day out last weekend and went to this fabulous little resturaunt down on the lake called the Port Grille and Oyster Shack located at Campbell Point just outside of Shell Knob. When I got home I was telling my honey about it and he had never heard of it. ...
Three-legged stool can't stand on two (10/11/07)
Dear Readers: My mom used to have a small, three-legged wooden stool. I don't remember the stool being used for any reason, just something to set a newspaper or magazine on for a minute. It was small and thus not sturdy enough to hold anything of weight...
Good government depends on it (10/11/07)
This week is National Newspaper Week and the 2007 theme centers on public notices in newspapers. Called "legals" by many, public notices are an essential part of open government and an important segment of the community newspaper. Each week, many area residents study the legals page or pages to keep track of court proceedings, foreclosures and bid opportunities. ...