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Stories from Thursday, November 1, 2007

Memorial established at MSSU for CHS grad (11/01/07)
A memorial was established on the campus of Missouri Southern State University on Friday, Oct. 26 in honor of Cassville High School graduate Sunni Stumpff who died in a traffic crash on June 16 at the age of 26. The special dedication ceremony took place outside the main entrance of MSSU's Taylor Performing Arts Center where a tree was planted and two permanent benches were placed in Stumpff's honor. ...
Jail birds win awards (11/01/07)
Barry Electric Cooperative won the spirit award and the best booth award at the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off held on the downtown square in Cassville on Saturday. Many Chili Cook-Off contestants designed their festival booths using this year's festival theme, Dukes of Hazzard. Pictured above, from left, are: Nancy Bishop, Gary Whyte, Tara Beck, Laura Holycross, Donna Harrington and Kerry Mattingly...
Drug court: alternative to traditional justice (11/01/07)
Proposed drug court is a way to break the cycle of criminal activity and the stranglehold of addiction By Lisa Schlichtman Establishing a drug court in Barry County has become a priority issue shared by Barry County Prosecutor Johnnie Cox and Associate Circuit Court Judge Victor Head...
Pastor is thankful for local community (11/01/07)
Although an automobile crash left Corinth Baptist Church Pastor James Stewart in the hospital for two weeks and confined to a wheelchair for another month, he remains optimistic about his recovery and has found a new appreciation for the community that he lives in...
Seligman residents to decide park tax issue (11/01/07)
Seligman residents will decide a one-quarter-cent parks and recreation sales tax during a special election on Nov. 6. "When our residents spend money in other cities, part of that money goes to their parks," said Seligman Mayor Duane Corn. "I think when people from those cities spend money here they should be helping us with our parks also."...
??Soccer 'Cats will play for district title (11/01/07)
Wildcats are now 20-1 heading into title game against Bolivar The Cassville Wildcat soccer team will play for the district championship tonight (Wednesday) at Bolivar after defeating Carthage 5-2 in semi-final action Monday. Cassville got on the board four minutes after the opening whistle when the Bolivar goalie deflected a header by Ryan Schlichtman and Uziel Franco put the ball in the net. ...
CHS Ladycats are headed to state (11/01/07)
The Cassville cross country team had prepared for this moment all season long. After qualifying for state last year, the Cassville cross country girls knew they had a good shot again this year, and on Saturday in Nevada, they capitalized. The Ladycats took home second place honors at the district meet to advance to the state cross country championships in Jefferson City on Saturday...
SW Trojan runners qualify for state (11/01/07)
The Southwest Trojans nearly pulled the upset at the Class 2 District 6 cross country championships at Lake Springfield on Saturday, falling to state power Springfield Catholic 48-42. The Trojans earned a spot in the MSHSAA state championships on Nov. 3 with their second place team finish. Fair Grove was a distant third in the field that included eight complete teams...
Wildcats lose battle of Barry County (11/01/07)
At 10 p.m. last Friday night, dark clouds covered the sky, but none were darker than the one covering Wildcat stadium. Cassville hosted the Monett Cubs on Friday in the annual battle of Barry County but came up short, losing 21-20 in overtime. Everything looked good for Cassville after rallying to tie the Cubs in the fourth quarter and forcing the game to overtime...
Ladycats finish second at districts and now head to state (11/01/07)
Members of the 2007 Cassville Ladycat cross country team display their second place district trophy after competing in the Class 3, District 6?meet at Nevada on Saturday. Pictured above, from left, are: Ariel Oswald, Hannah Elkins, Cheyann Essley, Gabby LeCompte, Courtney Beagle, Tia Baker, Ron'L Hoff and Misty Long...
RAYMOND J. VEZINA (11/01/07)
Raymond J. Vezina, 83, of Butterfield, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at his home. He was born May 5, 1924, in Alexandria, Va., the son of the late Adichal Franklin and Loretta ann (Raymond) Vezina. He married his wife, Mildred, on Dec. 12, 2002, in Eureka Springs, Ark., and she survives...
DOROTHY MARGARET THOMAS (11/01/07)
Dorothy Margaret Thomas, 93, of Monett, passed away Sunday, oct. 28, 2007, at Monett Health Care, Monett. She was born Feb. 27, 1914 in Princeton, Kan., the daughter of the late Lister and Pearl (Felonagle) Lingard. She married George W. thomas, Jr., Dec. 22, 1938, in Princeton, Kan., and he preceded her in death Nov. 9 1993...
BRADEN J. ROLLER (11/01/07)
Braden J. Roller, 14, of Seligman, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, in his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1993, in Springfield, the son of Randy and Lisa (Caddick) Roller, who survive. Additional survivors include: one brother, Jerrek Bowman, of Seligman; one sister, Shandie Bowman, of Mt. Vernon; and grandparents, Joanne Caddick, of Stotts City, Maynard Bowman, of Mt. Vernon and Virginia Roller, of Seligman...
WILMA LEE MITCHELL (11/01/07)
Wilma Lee Mitchell, 76, of Washburn, formerly Fairview, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born July 21, 1931, in Shell Knob, the daughter of John Thomas and Leatha Mae (Fletcher) Mitchell, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Kaye Rogers in 1988; one brother and four sisters...
JUNIOR R. "JUPE" HOLT (11/01/07)
Junior R. "Jupe" Holt, 65, of Seligman, passed away Friday, Oct.26, 2007, in his home. He was born March 21, 1942, in Mountain Grove the son of Fred and Nellie (Rhoades) Holt, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two sisters...
KATHLEEN JEWELL ANDRUS (11/01/07)
Kathleen Jewell, Andrus, 75, of Green Forest, Ark., was born Oct. 10, 1932, in Eureka Springs, Ark., the daughter of Jack and Junie (Beck) Standyford. She died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, in Berryville, Ark. She is survived by one son, Dale Ellis, of Berryville, Ark...
ILENE GERMAN (11/01/07)
Ilene German, 89, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. She was born Jan. 2, 1918, in Exeter, the daughter of Claude and Mamie (Wells) Wooten. On June 5, 1937, she was united in marriage to Ernest German who preceded her in death in 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Clarice Henbest and two brothers, Nolan and Roy Wooten...
LELA M. COLE (11/01/07)
Lela Maxine Cole, 74, passed away on Tuesday Oct. 23, 2007. She was born Oct. 24, 1932, in Mano, the daughter of Bill and Effie Coatney. She was a resident of Barry County most of her life, and was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Cassville. Survivors include: four children, Penny Stanley, and husband, David, Robby England, and wife, Wyvern, and Gayle Daniels, and husband, Keith, all of Exeter, and Debbie Byrd, and husband, Carey, of Benton Ark.; three sisters, Alma Robbins and husband Marlon, Rita Stringer and husband Butch, and Wilda Lee and husband Gary; one brother, Ted Coatney and wife Carla; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.. ...
DELBERT BENTON (11/01/07)
Delbert Cooper "Dub" Benton, 80, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, in his home. He was born Sept. 14, 1927, in Kansas City, the son of William Arthur and Elizabeth Audrey (Bradley) Benton, Sr. On April 19, 1963, in Belton, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Nell Muncy, who survives...
MARGARET LOUISE ELLIOTT (11/01/07)
Margaret Louise Elliott, 79, of Exeter, formerly of Blythedale, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, at Monett Health Care, Monett. She was born on Sept. 22, 1928, in Exeter, daughter of Luey and Ethel (Hungate) Elliott. She was raised in Blythedale. She worked many years in North Missouri as a switch board operator...
Thanks for a great show! (11/01/07)
Dear Editor: There are two events that occurred over the past weekend that the Cassville Chamber of Commerce sponsors, which were a great success. The events brought a lot of people to see and experience a fantastic time in Cassville. The events could not have occurred without the planning and hard work of some special people...
A five-star production (11/01/07)
The 2007 version of "The Show" was spectacular. If I were an entertainment critic, I would give the local production five stars and two thumbs up. This year marked The Show's 15th production. Based on Show trivia shared at the opening of this year's performance, 112 local vocalists have performed in The Show and over 375 songs have been showcased. ...