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Stories from Thursday, November 15, 2007

Festival of Wreaths event returns (11/15/07)
Close to 50 Christmas wreaths, centerpieces and trees will be auctioned off this Saturday, Nov. 17 to raise money for college scholarships. The third annual Crowder College Watley Center's Festival of Wreaths celebration will begin at 6 p.m. at the Roaring River Convention Center on Highway 112. The gala event will include hors d'oeuvres, dancing and music by the Home Town Sound band...
Soybean world record set (11/15/07)
Although Kip Cullers, of Purdy, set the world record for soybean yield last year he was not satisfied with his accomplishment. On Tuesday, Gov. Matt Blunt announced that Cullers has raised the bar even higher by topping his own world record. "I don't have too many secrets," said Cullers. "I try new things each year and push my yields a little higher. I learned from the contest last year and applied what I learned to the acres this year...
Drug court team will address how to fund program (11/15/07)
Launching any new program involves money and getting a drug court established in Barry County will be no exception. Funding is one of the issues that must be tackled by the local Drug Court Planning Committee before the program is operational. According to statistics compiled by the Drug Courts Coordinating Commission, the average cost of drug court per participant is $6,190. ...
Men arrested for rape, murder of young girl (11/15/07)
Stepfather and friend formally charged in Barry County court By Lisa Schlichtman Horrific and unhuman are two of the words being used by law enforcement officials and a grieving and disbelieving community to describe the rape and murder of 9-year-old Rowan Ford, of Stella...
Wilbanks is named District Coach of the Year (11/15/07)
Cassville Wildcats place 10 on Class 2, District 5 All-District team By George Ulmer It is hard to imagine the state Final Four not being intimidating for Cassville Head Soccer Coach Brian Wilbanks. The first-year coach had been there before but only as an assistant in Cassville's 2005 run to state...
Soccer 'Cats finish fourth in state (11/15/07)
Cassville finished the 2007 season with a fourth place finish at state. The Wildcats lost in the state semi-final game last Friday night to Smithville 2-0 and then were defeated by Duchesne 5-0 in the third place game. "Even though we did not perform as well as we would have liked to in the final four we are deeply proud of our accomplishments this year," said Head Coach Brian Wilbanks...
JOHN F. CUTRER (11/15/07)
John F. Cutrer, 57, of Shell Knob, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at his home in Shell Knob. Services are pending at this time and a complete obituary will appear later. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home.
SHIRLEY A. MILLER (11/15/07)
Shirley A. Miller, 62, of Golden, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at her home in Golden. She was born on July 28, 1945, in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Charles and Elma (Simmons) Clark. She moved to Golden 13 years ago and was a past employee of the Railroad Station in Eureka Springs, Ark...
EDNA MILLER (11/15/07)
Edna Miller, 73, of Cassville, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, in Springfield. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home, Cassville. RICK LAUFFER Rick "Animal" Lauffer, 48, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, in his home...
WILLIS BRANT (11/15/07)
HOWERTON Willis Brant Howerton, 61, of Seligman, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007. He was born June 9, 1946, in Salinas Calif., to Fred Frank and Phoebe Louella (Duncan) Howerton . He graduated from King City High School in California in 1965. He worked at Daisy BB in Rogers, Ark., for 18 years then retired due to ill health in 1990...
GARY DILL (11/15/07)
Gary Dill, 33, of Monett, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at his home. Services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at the Easyville Fundamental Methodist Church, Easyville, with Rev. Larry Lowery officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 till the service time on Friday at the Church...
TROY MATTHEW (11/15/07)
EDWARDS Troy Matthew Edwards, 76, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, in his home. He was born Nov. 17, 1930, in Baxter Community, the son of Elmer Matthew and Lydia Leania (Mills) Edwards. On Dec. 12, 1981, in Shell Knob, he was united in marriage to Viola Mae Gromer, who survives...
GERALD EDWARD COPE (11/15/07)
Gerald Edward Cope, 73, of Jenkins, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, in his home. He was born Oct. 9, 1934, in Aurora, the son of Russell Doris and Clema Jane (Stumpff) Cope. On Oct. 13, 1956, in Bakersfield, Calif., he was united in marriage to Ellen Lue Harkey, who preceded him in death on May 25, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Doris Jean...
KENNETH DEAN APPERSON (11/15/07)
Kenneth Dean Apperson, 74, of Climax Springs, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, in his home. He was united in marriage to Carolee Roe on June 11, 1955, in Kansas City, and she survives. He was preceded in death by his parents. Additional survivors include: three children: Deanna Burns and her husband, Jeffrey, of Blue Springs, Cyndi Latimer and her husband, Rusty, of Centerville, Iowa, and Jeff Apperson and his wife, Tanya, of Climax Springs; and eight grandchildren...
PHILLIP A. TICE (11/15/07)
Phillip A. Tice, 33, of Washburn, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, in his home. He was born Oct. 4, 1974, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Ronald Lee and Frankie Jane (Schell) Tice. His father preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl and Christine Schell...
MARGARET H. SCHAD (11/15/07)
Margaret H. Schad, 91, of Monett, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at Monett Health Care, Monett. She was born Aug. 4, 1916, in Purdy, the daughter of the late Casper and Mathilda (Schneider) Schad. She had owned a cafe in Monett for several years...
ROWAN DAMIA FORD (11/15/07)
Rowan Damia Ford, 9, of Stella, was pronounced dead Friday, Nov. 9, 2007. She was born April 11, 1998, in San Diego, Calif. She was a fourth grade student at Tri-Way Elementary. She attended Stella Baptist Church, where she was active in Sunday School, Wednesday night Team Kid, and Angel Food Ministries...
EVA LEE (11/15/07)
Eva Charlotte (Hamilton) Lee, 90, Billings, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007. She was born Oct. 22, 1917, in Dodge City, Kan. to Elmer Milton and Nellie Myrtie Jane (Miller) Hamilton. Her family moved to Wheaton in 1933. She was united in marriage to Clyde Mitchell Lee on June 19, 1936...
DOROTHY ANN MARLIN (11/15/07)
Dorothy Ann Marlin, 71, of Washburn, passed away Tuesday, Nov.13, 2007, in Red Rose Inn, of Cassville. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, in Concord Cemetery, Exeter, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
CALVIN "RED" LEONARD GIBSON (11/15/07)
Calvin "Red" Leonard Gibson, 62, of Eagle Rock, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, in Eagle Rock. He was born on July 12, 1945, in Sweetwater, Texas, the son of Calvin and Audae (Regan) Gibson. He married Janet Jones on July 12, 1998, in Eagle Rock, she survives...
PATRICIA MARY MCGRADY (11/15/07)
Patricia Mary McGrady, 74, of Long Beach, Calif., passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, in Alamitos Belmont Rehab Center, Long Beach, Calif. She was born Jan. 31, 1933, in California, the daughter of Bertrum and Lillian (Tunis) Amstein, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one sister, one brother and three husbands...
"Our defenders" By Karen Shilling, CHS student (11/15/07)
My brother is 21 years old, a fan of the New England Patriots and a Marine. My entire life I grew up with him watching over me. He was with me on my first day of school, the very first time I drove a car and even interrogated my boyfriend on my first date. He wanted to be the best brother he could for me. He was there to protect me...
"How do you describe a veteran?" By Kate Frana, CHS student (11/15/07)
Every year, near the end of October, the communication arts classes always assign the students an essay for Veterans Day. These essays are then submitted for the opportunity of the grand prize: reading it aloud at the Veterans Day assembly. However, this year, no matter how hard I tried, I could not for the life of me figure out something to write that was not a brain-dead cliche. ...
"The Bell of Liberty Doth Ring" - By Jacob Roller, CHS student (11/15/07)
In every war this country has endured, valiant men and women have fought for the preservation of the basic aspects our ancestors used as the foundation of the United States of America. Those wonderfully brave soldiers who felt enough patriotism in their hearts to be able to risk their very lives to defend the basic values upheld in this great country deserve nothing less than our eternal gratitude and respect. ...
Wildcats gave us reason to cheer (11/15/07)
This fall has provided Wildcat fans with another season of celebration. A number of the fall sports programs at Cassville High School have been highly successful and this has contributed to a renewed sense of pride among players and fans alike. During a recent conversation with Cassville R-IV School Board President John Sullivan, I learned an interesting fact. ...