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Stories from Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Exeter breaks ground on building project (11/07/07)
??By Lisa Schlichtman With students chanting "dig, dig, dig," Exeter R-VI School District officials broke ground on a new 11,000-square-foot addition to existing school facilities. The ceremony took place last Wednesday morning in the school's center courtyard with the entire student body and teaching staff in attendance. The grassy courtyard will soon become the site of a new structure that will include a large multi-use cafeteria with a stage, a kitchen and a music room...
R-III school celebrates start of new building (11/07/07)
Wheaton R-III School District administrators, board members, students and patrons gathered west of the Wheaton High School at the site of the district's future vocational educational facility for a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 30. "I appreciate you taking time to join us today as we launch the next phase in the physical aspect of our campus," said Superintendent Jim Cummins...
Candy wranglers (11/07/07)
On Oct. 31, hundreds of children visited Cassville for the annual "Halloween Around the Square" event, which is sponsored by the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce. Carmen and Carson Wolf, of Cassville, were selected as Cassville Rotary Club costume contest winners during the event. Pictured above, from left, are: Carmen and Carson Wolf...
Drug court offers strategy for success (11/07/07)
Recidivism rate for drug court graduates is much lower than offenders placed on probation or sent to prison By Lisa Schlichtman Ann Wilson, alcohol and drug abuse coordinator with the Office of State Courts Administrator, has been working with the Barry County Drug Court Planning Committee for the past six months. She is considered an expert on the drug court system and believes the program works and can work effectively in Barry County...
Stella girl is still missing (11/07/07)
A 9-year-old Stella girl has been missing since late Friday night and law enforcement officials fear foul play may be involved in her disappearance. Rowan Ford was reported missing from inside her home at 777 Grove St. in Stella on Nov. 2 at 10:45 p.m., according to an endangered person advisory issued by the Newton County Sheriff's Office on Nov. 4...
Wildcats are tri-Big 8 champions after Seneca win (11/07/07)
The Wildcat football team claimed a share of the Big 8 Conference championship on Thursday night when they defeated Seneca 28-14 on the road. The Wildcats got out in front quickly, scoring three times before half-time. On Cassville's first possession, the squad ran a trick play. ...
?Wildcat soccer team claims district crown (11/07/07)
Cassville advances to state quarterfinal game after winning district title for second time in three years By George Ulmer The Cassville High School Wildcat soccer team is on the verge of becoming a powerhouse. The 'Cats beat Bolivar 2-1 last Wednesday night to claim the Class 2, District 5 championship, marking the second time in three years the team has achieved that feat. The Wildcats finished third in state two years ago and will look to add to their resume this year...
Barry County sends 24 runners to state meet (11/07/07)
Saturday could have possibly been a historic day for Barry County. The area sent 24 runners to the state cross country meet, and although no official records are kept, there is a possibility it's the most the county has ever sent. With 5,000 people watching, some of Barry County's finest excelled against runners from across the state...
Wildcat come-back sets stage for state (11/07/07)
Cassville got down in their quarter-final game against Harrisonville but were never out. The Wildcats rallied, after trailing Harrisonville 1-0 at half, to advance to the state Class 2 Final Four in St. Louis. "We felt confident," said Coach Brian Wilbanks. "We controlled the ball a lot in the first, but I just told the boys we needed to finish."...
Cassville Wildcat soccer squad captures district championship (11/07/07)
The Cassville Wildcat soccer team beat Bolivar 2-1 last Wednesday night to claim the Class 2, District 5 championship for the second time in three years. The team, coached by Brian Wilbanks and Brandon Allee, advanced to the district title game by defeating Marshfield 5-1 and Carthage 5-2 and now boast a 21-1 record heading into the state quarterfinal game against Harrisonville. ...
PATRICIA MARY (11/07/07)
MC GRADY Patricia Mary McGrady, 77, of Long Beach, Calif., passed away Saturday, Nov.3, 2007, in Alimitos Belmont Rehab Center, Long Beach, Calif. Funeral services are pending under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
JEANNE L. EVANS (11/07/07)
Jeanne L. Evans, 75, of Seligman, formerly of Rogers, Ark., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at her home in Seligman. She was born on May 6, 1932, in Siloam Springs, Ark., the daughter of John and Mary (Brown) Jones. She married Ernest Leo Evans on July 2, 1951. He preceded her in death on April 3, 2004...
MARY M. MOSS (11/07/07)
Mary M. Moss, 62, of Monett, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at cox South Hospital in Springfield. She was born April 21, 1945, in Springfield, the daughter of Wilma (gardner) Beyer and the late William Beyer. She married Maxe Moss Aug. 8, 1994, in Vinita, Okla., and he preceded her in death June 1999...
ROBERT ELDON (11/07/07)
SPRINKLE Robert Eldon Sprinkle, Jr., 66, son of Mamie Kenefake and Robert Eldon Sprinkle, Sr. was born on July 9, 1941, with his twin sister Roberta in Burlington, Colo., passed away Oct. 22, 2007. He married Barbara Adams on March 24, 1960, while on leave from the united States Navy. He served in the Navy from January 1960 until December 1963. He achieved the rank of Machinist Mate 2nd class, received the good conduct medal...
BENNETT RERICK (11/07/07)
Mildred L. Bennett Rerick, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. She was born July 6, 1923, in Purdy, the daughter of Rallph and Mary Jewell Hankins Bennett. She married Wallace Larry Rerick on Jan. 6, 1983, in Cleveland, Ohio. He preceded her in death June 12, 2002...
MILDRED VEZINA (11/07/07)
Mildred Vezina, 80, of Butterfield, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at her home. She was born April 8, 1927, in Carroll County, Ark., the daughter of the late Orvel and Minnie Easter (Glen) Burgess. She married Raymond Vezina on Dec. 12, 2002, in Eureka Springs, Ark. and he preceded her in death Oct. 23. She was a homemaker...
GERALD EDWARD COPE (11/07/07)
Gerald Edward Cope, 73, of Jenkins, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, in his home. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Clio Cemetery, Jenkins, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
LILYNELL LEVERICH (11/07/07)
Lilynell Leverich, 84, of Conway, Ark., formerly Eagle Rock, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, in Heritage Living Center, Conway, Ark. She was born June 22, 1923, in San Bernardino, Calif., the daughter of Curtis Clarence and Carrie (Bradley) Conaway. On Oct. 11, 1941, in Mesa, Ariz., she was united in marriage to Charles Leverich, who preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and three sisters...
VIRGINIA HOCKMAN SANDS (11/07/07)
Virginia Hockman Sands, 85, passed away Oct. 23, 2007, in Spokane Valley, Wash. She was born in Nora Springs, Iowa, Dec. 4, 1921, the daughter of Murl and Ruth E. (Brown) Hockman. She was united in marriage to Herbert DeVere Sands, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters Cora and Helen...
Football players made this fan proud (11/07/07)
Dear Editor: Being new to Missouri, I thought I was the only one confused about how the high school play-offs are handled. But in talking with everyone I know, I came to the realization that it isn't only myself who is bewildered, but the half the town as well...
Coach Large is a man to emulate (11/07/07)
Dear Editor: Kudos and thanks to the Wildcat football team and coaching staff for several years of fantastic games. Like many of us, I became interested in football when one of my own began to play (grandson in my case). The team played great for the entire season. I definitely hope (for me) that the enthusiasm carries over for more Wildcat games in the future. Fall Friday nights look mighty bleak without it...
Evangelist's life is most unusual (11/07/07)
Dear Editor: The Golden Church of God will be the scene for three nights of revival led by a most unusual evangelist, Judy Means. On Nov. 11, 12 and 13, Judy will be teaching and preaching and her daughter, Branson entertainer Kasi Means, will be singing some of her favorite hymns...