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Stories from Thursday, November 29, 2007

New dealership comes to town (11/29/07)
The Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep dealership located on Highway 37 in Cassville officially changed ownership today (Wednesday, Nov. 28). The dealership has been purchased by the McKay Auto Group, which owns and operates several dealerships in Oklahoma and Kansas. Dealership operations will be managed locally by Kurt Berndt who has managed Chrysler Dodge Jeep dealerships in the southwest Missouri region for over a decade...
A first look at the new E-911 Operations Center (11/29/07)
Barry County E-911 Emergency Services board members, community members and members of the media toured the new E-911 Operations Center after the E-911 Board meeting on Nov. 26. In the photo above, Pat Leighter, Barry County E-911 director, points out some of the features on one of the E-911 dispatcher stations...
Status of Barry County E-911 discussed (11/29/07)
The Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board discussed the status of the E-911 system at its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 26. "Don Ness, (of Corner and Ness Architects), called this afternoon," said Pat Leighter, Barry County E-911 director. "He said he was by the building over the weekend, and it will not be ready to do a punch list tomorrow. He said he would try to set something up for later in the week and would let us know."...
No court dates set in murder and rape case (11/29/07)
No preliminary hearing dates have been set for the two men accused of raping and murdering a 9-year-old Stella girl. Judge Victor Head is waiting for attorneys to submit conflict dates before setting preliminary hearing dates for David Wesley Spears, of Stella, and Chris Collings, of Wheaton. The men have been formally charged with first degree murder, forcible rape and statutory rape in connection with the brutal murder of Rowan Ford, Spears' stepdaughter, on Nov. 2...
County drug court team awarded planning funds (11/29/07)
Members of the Barry County Drug Court Planning Team had a little more to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day after receiving word that the team had been awarded drug court planning funds from the U.S. Department of Justice. The announcement was made on Wednesday, Nov. ...
First deer (11/29/07)
Flint Barnes, 17, bagged this eight-point buck in his first hunting expedition on Nov. 19. The deer was taken in the Cassville area. Barnes is the nephew of Lacey and Jan Johnson, of Cassville.
CHS Ladycats finish fourth at tourney (11/29/07)
The Cassville Ladycats competed in the annual Blue Eye Tournament this weekend and walked away with a fourth place finish. The Ladycats ended the tournament 1-2, beating Wheaton but falling to Eureka Springs, Ark., and Hollister. In the first contest, Cassville took on the Wheaton Lady Bulldogs...
Trojans take down Wheaton in first game of the year (11/29/07)
Last year's basketball campaign did not go exactly as planned for the Southwest Trojans. On top of having a young squad, the team was plagued by injuries and finished the season 4-20. But, this is a new year and the Trojans started it out with a convincing 56-44 victory over Wheaton...
Sports Round-up (11/29/07)
• Lady Trojans get past Monett. The Southwest girls' squad beat Monett in the Lady Trojans' first contest of the year. Southwest started strong and then held off the Lady Cubs to win 51-46. Jessica Mitchell led Southwest with 17 points. Brittany Clifton and Chelsea Sneed added 13 and 10 respectively...
CMS Ladycat teams have mixed results (11/29/07)
• Seventh grade girls trounce McDonald County. The Cassville seventh grade girls basketball squad (4-1) beat up on McDonald County 51-21. Kimberly Orrell led the charge, boasting 24 points, seven steals, six assists and three three-pointers. Keisha Corn also did well, tallying 11 points...
HOWARD EUGENE NOBLE (11/29/07)
Howard Eugene Noble, 79, of Exeter, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, after a long illness. He was born, July 28, 1928, in New Holland, Ohio, the son of the late Thomas Edward, and Alma Louise (O'Brien) Noble. He worked as a sales manager for Sears, Roebuck, & Co...
FRED HOOVER (11/29/07)
Fred Hoover, 86, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Nov.27, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Services are pending under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
CHARLES A. VAUGHAN (11/29/07)
Charles A. Vaughan, 80, of Ponca City, Okla., formerly of Cassville, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, in Integris Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Okla. He was born March 11, 1927, at Cassville, the son of Earl and Ethel (Nafus) Vaughan. He was united in marriage Sept. 23, 1950, in Aurora, to Joyce Eloise Sivadon, who preceded him in death June 11, 2006...
RONALD L. "RON" BARKHOFF (11/29/07)
Ronald L. "Ron" Barkhoff, 69, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Jan. 5, 1938, in Magnolia, Iowa, the son of Russell and Lillian (Herman) Barkhoff. On June 21, 1959, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, he was united in marriage to Lorraine Schoning, who survives...
J.L. "LEON" JACKSON (11/29/07)
J.L. "Leon" Jackson, 85, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. He was born Sept. 11, 1922, in Mano, the son of Charles Thomas and Delsie Matilda (Wolf) Jackson. On Nov. 1, 1951, he was united in marriage to Elma Irene Cowherd, who survives...
ARMSTRONG "ARMY" CRIDER (11/29/07)
Armstrong "Army" Crider was born Oct. 29, 1911, in Maitland, MO, son of Armstrong Black Crider and Mary Elizabeth Goodpasture. He played on a State Champion high school basketball team, then went to Missouri University to play basketball and earn a degree in Business Administration...
L.D. BROWN (11/29/07)
L.D. Brown, 69, of Sapulpa, Okla., passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, in St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Okla. He was born May 11, 1938, in Neosho, the son of Leslie E. and Nellie R. (Brazeel) Brown. On March 31, 1956, he was united in marriage to June Charles and to this union two children were born: Leslie Dale Brown, who preceded him in death and Debbie Yarnall, who survives, along with her husband, Jerry, of Cassville; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild...
VINETA M. SMITH (11/29/07)
Vineta M. Smith, 70, of Jenkins, died on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at the Barry County Care Center in Cassville. She was born on April 10, 1937, in Ridgley, daughter of Olen and Gladys Slagle Brattin. She was a lifelong resident in the Cato community and a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. She married Glenn Thomas on Sept. 26, 1954, in Ridgley, and of that union six children were born. She was a homemaker...
Fond farewell by one of Charlie's Scouts (11/29/07)
Dear Editor: "If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives." - Robert South. Against this measure, Charlie Vaughan was a giant. Ask any Scout whom Charlie guided during his many, many years at the helm of his extraordinary Troop 76 in Cassville, and you'll be guaranteed many stories of what he gave them during their crucial growing-up years. ...
Cassville's Citizen of the 20th Century (11/29/07)
This week, we are running a guest editorial written by John Babb, a Cassville native who now serves as Assistant Surgeon General of the United States. Babb, the son of B.F. and Eleanor Babb, sent this commentary to me following the death of one of his heroes, a man who gave much to the community of Cassville and its youth. We appreciate Mr. Babb's thoughts and his willingness to put those thoughts on paper for our readers to enjoy. - Lisa Schlichtman, editor...