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Stories from Thursday, December 6, 2007

Saturday is big parade day for county (12/06/07)
The 2007 holiday season will be in full swing this Saturday when four area cities host Christmas parades. Monett's parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., Seligman's at 11 a.m., Exeter's at 1:30 p.m. and Cassville's at 6:30 p.m. All three parades will feature festive floats, marching bands and other seasonal entries...
Shell Knob Senior Center Corporation proposes $175,000 condominiums (12/06/07)
A senior housing project that has been proposed by the Shell Knob Senior Center Corporation would build 24, 1,400-square-foot condominiums near the Central Crossing Senior Center off of Highway YY in Shell Knob. According to the project plans, the condominiums will be built in a duplex format with one common wall. Each unit will feature two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dining room, a kitchen, a living area, a laundry area and a two-car garage. John Waggoner serves as architect for the project...
Public views plans for proposed condos (12/06/07)
On Nov. 29, around 100 Shell Knob community members gathered at the Central Crossing Senior Center in Shell Knob to view architectural drawings of condominiums that could be built near the senior center. Jerry Arnold, Senior Center Corporation director, gave a slide presentation that walked the audience through the development of the condominium project...
New museum now on display (12/06/07)
The newly opened Barry County Museum was the site of the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's fifth quarterly luncheon on Tuesday. Over 75 area residents attended the event, which offered visitors an opportunity to enjoy lunch and tour Cassville's newest attraction...
City council reviews '08 budget plan (12/06/07)
On Monday night, the Cassville City Council previewed the 2008 budget and voted to pay for half the cost of extending the city's water and sewer mains to the new Crowder College Watley Center campus on Business 37. Mayor Tracy Holle opened up discussion about infrastructure improvements that would serve the site where Jerry Watley is currently building a new satellite campus to serve the Watley Center's growing enrollment...
Corn takes big elk in New Mexico (12/06/07)
Duane Corn, of Seligman, harvested a six-point bull elk near Hondo, N.M., on Nov. 26. The elk weighed 330 pounds.
Young Ladycats fall in tourney (12/06/07)
The Cassville girls basketball team is still working at maturing into a solid team. The girls, who played in the Aurora Tournament this past week, are led by their two seniors and returning starters Brittany Vollenweider and Gabby LeCompte. "Our team is young and lacking confidence at this point in the season," said Coach Chris Shore. "We will continue to work hard to improve every week."...
Schlichtman, Franco garner All-State honors (12/06/07)
The All-State soccer selections were released Monday and Cassville's own Ryan Schlichtman and Uziel Franco made the list. Schlichtman was chosen for the All-State second team for the second year in a row. He had already received first team All-Region and All-District honors this season. Schlichtman was also selected as the Co-Rotary MVP of this year's team, an honor he shares with senior goalkeeper Anthony Larson...
Varsity Wildcats take fourth (12/06/07)
Purdy Eagles squad finishes fifth in Clever TournamentBy George Ulmer It's not all of what Cassville had hoped for, but they'll take it. The Wildcats finished fourth this past weekend after some tough play in the Clever Tournament. Cassville faced three top-notch teams in Sparta, Purdy and Marionville and came away with a 1-2 record...
ARMSTRONG "ARMY" CRIDER (12/06/07)
Armstrong "Army" Crider, formerly of Cassville, died Nov. 25, 2007, at the age of 96, at Active Care at Pt. Loma, in San Diego, CA. Army 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...
ODETTA B. HOLMAN (12/06/07)
Odetta B. Holman, 88, of Monett, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, at Lacoba Nursing Home, Monett. She was born June 2, 1919, in Barry County to Calvin Kirk Sr. and Grace Combs Lowe. She was a homemaker and attended Corinth Baptist Church, Cassville...
RAY ROBBINS, JR. (12/06/07)
Ray Jr. Robbins, 85, of Exeter, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. He was born May 13, 1922, in Cassville, the son of John William and Anna (Stansbury) Robbins. On June 15, 1946, he was united in marriage to Louise Allcock who preceded him in death on Sept. 22, 1985. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Janie Marie Robbins; one sister and four brothers...
FRED JAMES HOOVER (12/06/07)
Fred James Hoover, 86, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He graduated from high school in Kansas City and also attended college there. In 1946 he joined the United States Coast Guard. ...
CHARLES LEE CHAMBERS (12/06/07)
Charles Lee Chambers, 66, of Cassville, died on Nov. 29, 2007, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was born on July 15, 1941, in Joplin, the son of Charlie and Clara Irene (Creller) Chambers. He was of the Baptist faith, and was a self employed carpenter...
BONNIE LEE HOLT (12/06/07)
Bonnie Lee Holt, 66, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Feb. 17, 1941, in Fulton, the daughter of Fred and Bessie Mae (McCall) Shoaf. On April 17, 1969, in Kansas City, she was united in marriage to Silas Holt, who survives...
JOYCE WEASMER (12/06/07)
1933-2007 Our loving mom, grandma, great-grandma, aunt and sister-in-law peacefully returned to our Heavenly Father the evening of November 27, 2007 with her children by her side. She was born September 16, 1933 in Oxford Junction, Iowa and married Jim Weasmer in 1953. ...
FREDDIE ERVIN BANKS (12/06/07)
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Virginia Akehurst; and two infant siblings. Survivors include: his wife of 54 years, Mary Banks, of the home; three children, Ervin Banks and wife, Mary Ellen, of Neosho, Kathy Trammell, of Bentonville, Ark., Vicky Hobson, of Centerton, Ark.; a brother, Joe Banks, of Jane; seven sisters, Imogene Delmont, of Los Angeles, Calif., Leta Miller, of West Moreland, Tenn., Lavon O'Brien, of Burleson, Texas, Carolyn Wilmoth, of Cleveland, Texas, Glynda Lowe, of Jane, Trudy Hill, of LaPorte, Texas, Deborah Land, of Anderson; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren,. ...
JOHNNY LEE ROGERS (12/06/07)
Johny Lee Rogers, 68, son of Eva (Snyder) and Deyoe Rogers, died Nov. 30, 2007. He was born on Nov. 20, 1939, on a farm near Hardtner, Kan. He attended the Hardtner School system where he graduated from high school with the class of 1959. On Sept. 30, 1962, he was married to Janet LeVone Hutson in Leon, Kan. To their marriage two children, Julie Lynn and Jay Leslie were born...
ANNABELLE MARY WILHELM (12/06/07)
Annabelle Mary Wilhelm, 72, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007. She was born Dec. 22, 1934, in Hixton, Wis., the daughter of Anton and Mildred (Held) Ripp. On Oct. 19, 1957, in Alma Center, Wis., she was united in marriage to David Paul Wilhelm, who survives...
RACHEL CASEY (12/06/07)
Rachel Casey, 85, of Seligman, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers, Ark. She was born Feb. 17, 1922, at Indian Bottom, Ky., to Andy Engle and Martha Wallace Engle. She moved to the area in 1970 from Laramie, Wyo. She was a housemother at the University of Wyoming in Laramie and at the U of A in Fayetteville. She was a Baptist...
JACK REID STANLEY (12/06/07)
Jack R. Stanley, 62, of Marionville, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, in Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. He was born April 23, 1945, in Spartanburg, S.C. to Nichols and Vera (Gossett) Abbott. He was raised by his mother and adoptive father Howard Stanley. He was a 1963 Marionville High School graduate and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1968...
Washburn Chamber hosted great parade (12/06/07)
Dear Editor: We would like to commend the Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce for the outstanding Christmas parade that was held in Washburn on Saturday, Dec. 1. We felt that for a first venture this parade could compare to any great parade. The parade route was well filled with anxious spectators and anyone that missed the parade missed a host of great entries. ...
Federal plan lacks plain common sense (12/06/07)
Dear Editor: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is in the process of holding a series of "public scoping" meetings to gather input on future management of the 11,000-acre Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. This presents interested citizens with an opportunity to learn more about the federal government's plans for not only the Missouri River but also the productive farmland found throughout the basin...
Cassville's newest attraction (12/06/07)
The new Barry County Museum is a fantastic addition to the Cassville community. The museum has been open for over a month and it's definitely worth visiting. I did a quick tour of the facility during Tuesday's quarterly luncheon, sponsored by the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce, and plan to make another more leisurely visit to the site in the near future. ...