[Masthead] Fair ~ 72°F  
High: 92°F ~ Low: 72°F
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stories from Friday, November 23, 2007

??Drug court gave graduate his life back (11/23/07)
"Drug court is amazing. It's like a study guide to learn who you are and how to live a successful life." - Frank Weber By Lisa Schlichtman If it wasn't for Stone County Drug Court, Frank Weber said he would be dead or in prison. The 32-year-old Branson resident credits the drug court program with giving him his life back...
Public meeting planned in SK (11/23/07)
The third phase of a senior housing development in Shell Knob is about to be launched. A public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the Shell Knob Senior Center to discuss construction of 24 new senior condominiums. "This is a community-driven project," said Glenn Phillips, president of the non-profit Shell Knob Senior Center Corporation that is spearheading the effort. ...
Violating state game laws can be costly (11/23/07)
On Friday, Nov. 2, Barry County conservation agent Jason Midyett was contacted by a landowner who found the carcass of a 16-point buck on his property on Farm Road 2200 between Highway 112 and Highway 86. "The landowner who found the deer thought it was road kill and so I went out to give him a disposition," said Midyett. "When I inspected the carcass, I found a bullet hole and a shell casing."...
Mayor rescinds his resignation (11/23/07)
The Seligman City Council welcomed back Mayor Duane Corn at its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 13. Corn submitted a letter of resignation to the aldermen on Nov. 7. "I resigned because when the parks tax was defeated it looked like the people were not behind me," said Corn. "I thought the tax would pass unanimously. I assumed if we placed it on the ballot the people who wrote my name in would blindly follow me, but they didn't. "...
Preschoolers collect items for local food bank (11/23/07)
Over the last two weeks, SONbeam Preschool students have collected around 200 nonperishable food items for the Cassville United Methodist Church food bank. The students are pictured above with an assortment of canned goods and other grocery products. ...
Fall athletes garner multiple awards (11/23/07)
The fall athletic seasons have finally come to a close and with it came many awards for Barry County competitors. Cross Country Barry County sent 24 runners to the state competition this year. The record year helped bring about many All-Region nominations...
Boy bags 20-point buck (11/23/07)
Hunter Cook killed his first deer, a 20-point buck, in Newton County during youth hunting season. Cook was accompanied by his dad, Jason, when he bagged the deer. Cook is the son of Joshua and Misty Hughes, of Fairview, and Jason and Cindy Cook, of Neosho. He is the grandson of Mark and Pam McNee, of Fairview, Rodney and Kaye Hughes, of Cassville, John and Julie Cook, of Cassville, and Pat and Kathy Cendroski, of Fairview...
CHS football players, cheerleaders honored at annual awards program (11/23/07)
Cassville High School football players and cheerleaders were honored during a special awards program on Nov. 19. Awards were presented by Head Football Coach David Large and Jennifer Hanson, cheerleading sponsor. Football awards Before presenting individual awards, Coach Large highlighted the accomplishment of this year's squad led by a 19-member senior class. In 2007, the squad went 9-1 and are 28-3 over the last three years. This run also includes two Big 8 Conference championships...
Tournament is a Clever trap (11/23/07)
Whew! A weight has been lifted off my shoulders. The fall season is done and finally I have a break. But, wait . . . basketball season is already beginning. This obviously isn't exactly how my last two weeks have gone, but it's pretty close. It seems like just yesterday that fall sports around the county came to a close. So it is impossible to think that basketball season is already upon us, but here it is...
EDNA MILLER (11/23/07)
Edna Miller, 73, of Cassville, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at Cox South, Springfield. She was born on Feb. 1, 1934, in Conway Springs, Kan., the daughter of Daniel and Lizzie (Mast) Yoder. She spent most of her carrier working for Rockwell International, working on electrical systems, and retired after 18 years of service. She moved to Cassville 10 years ago from West Plains...
CHARLES A. VAUGHAN (11/23/07)
Charles A. Vaughan, 80, of Ponca City, Okla., formerly of Cassville, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, in Integris Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Okla. He was Barry County rural school superintendent for several years and was Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 76 for many years...
JACK BRANDT (11/23/07)
Jack Brandt, 78, of Monett, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield. He was born May 12, 1929, in Cassville, the son of the late William F. and Myrtle M. (Cunningham) Brandt. He was united in marriage to June Warren on Sept. 18, 1948, in Purdy, and she survives...
WILLIAM EDWARD DODSON (11/23/07)
William Edward Dodson, 78, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at his home. He was born on June 22, 1929, in Springfield, the son of Arthur James and Bessie Geneva Jackson dodson. He was owner of Dod-Co. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had been a resident of the Shell Knob area since 1995...
GARY DON DILL (11/23/07)
Gary Don Dill, 33, of Monett, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at his sister's home. He was born on May 31, 1974, in Springfield the son of Wanda (Deckard) Jarvis and the late John Dill. He was preceded in death by his father John Dill. Survivors include: his mother Wanda Jarvis, and his stepfather, Delmar, of Monett; three sisters, Teresa Lowery and her husband, Lonnie, of Purdy, Tammy Kelly, of Monett, and Mary Wilson and her husband, Jeremy, of Crane...
MARY ELLEN PITTS (11/23/07)
Mary Ellen Pitts, 78, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. She was born Oct. 13, 1929, in Idabel, Okla., the daughter of Charlie and Mollie (Cockerham) Pitts. She was united in marriage to Dewey Buford Burgess and later to Carroll E. Weatherly, both preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a son, Johnny Pat Weatherly...
GLORIA DELL ANDERSON (11/23/07)
Gloria Dell Anderson, 73, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, in her home. She was born May 7, 1934, in Osage County, Okla., the daughter of George Earl and Edith (Miller) Roberson. In 1976 she was united in marriage to Richard Anderson, who survives...
JOHN F. CUTRER (11/23/07)
John F. Cutrer, 57, of Shell Knob, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at his home in Shell Knob. He was born on Nov. 3, 1950, in Santa Monica, Calif., the son of Amilo and Anne (McGill) Cutrer. Survivors include: one daughter, Rosalee Cutrer, and one grandson, both of Scotts Valley, Calif...
DOROTHY ANN MARLIN (11/23/07)
Dorothy Ann Marlin, 71, of Butterfield, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. She was born March 11, 1936, in Neosho, the daughter of Ira Lee and Erma (Harris) Smith. She was united in marriage to Charles Marlin who preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kevin Kroll and two brothers...
CRILLA J. DEWITT (11/23/07)
Crilla J. DeWitt, 78, of Washburn, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007. She was born Oct. 18, 1929, in Pitcher, Okla., the daughter of James and Goldia (White) Cook. She was united in marriage July 19, 1946, at Columbus, Kan., to Kennith Dewitt, who survives...
GERRY HOOVER (11/23/07)
Gerry Hoover, 91, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2007, in Manor Care Center in Overland Park, Kan. She was born October 15, 1916, in Thebes, Ill., the daughter of Henry and Mary (Worthington) Weiman. She was united in marriage on May 16, 1935, in Mound City, Ill., to Clyde C. Hoover. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 66 years on January 6, 2002. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Eugene Weiman and one sister, Mary Louise Weiman...
Subscriber enjoys Democrat editorials (11/23/07)
Dear Editor: I have been a subscriber to the Cassville Democrat for a number of years. I have thoroughly enjoyed your editorials. In fact, I have clipped some of them and sent them to my daughter. My subscription is up in December and I will not be renewing it because I will be moving to be near my children and grandchildren. ...
Soldier's sister appreciates support (11/23/07)
Dear Readers: Thank you everyone for taking the time to read the article in the paper about my brother. The article was titled "American Soldier in Need." He is down to four weeks until he can come home, and we are thrilled he's coming home. Again, thank you to everyone who was able to help. I know it is a hard time with taxes due and Christmas close. I really do appreciate it more than I can put into words...
Christmas greetings for wounded soldiers (11/23/07)
Dear Editor: In response to numerous requests from many well meaning people who want to do something for our "wounded warriors" at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda Naval Medical Center and all the other military medical facilities where these brave men and women are receiving care. There are several appeals going around the internet. Please read the statement below, which was taken directly from the Walter Reed website. As you can see...
Community can be thankful for teachers (11/23/07)
Dear Editor: As Thanksgiving ap-proaches permit me to call to your attention certain school personnel for which your community can be thankful. I work as a facilitator for an organization which trains educators to screen and tutor children who have difficulty in getting their eyes to work together. Approximately 40 percent of elementary students have this condition, which can cause major difficulties in learning to read...
Senior Center is thankful for support (11/23/07)
Dear Editor: In the process, we raffled off three items. A hand-quilted quilt made by ladies at the Senior Center was won by Felicia Roberts. An antique kitchen cabinet was won by Ina Tucker. A yearling heifer was won by Joy Elkins. During this time frame we also co-hosted a golf tournament with the Shell Knob Senior Center. Total proceeds, excluding the golf tournament, are $10,503.50...
Let us give thanks (11/23/07)
In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, we wish our readers a "Happy Thanksgiving" full of many blessings and festive family celebrations. Some of you will celebrate Thanksgiving right here in Barry County while others will travel to visit their loved ones who live farther away. Some will enjoy huge meals surrounded by generations of family members while others will participate in quieter get-togethers with friends who are like family...