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Stories from Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Luck E Strike receives federal loan guarantee (12/12/07)
This week, a Cassville firm that manufactures fishing lures landed a large federally-backed loan that will allow the company to add jobs and restructure its debt. Luck E Strike Corporation is the beneficiary of a $2.3 million loan guarantee issued through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Approval of the loan was announced Friday by Congressman Roy Blunt...
Work on the county's newest bridge is almost complete (12/12/07)
Work on the new 10th Street Bridge in Cassville is complete. The heavily travelled roadway now lacks asphalt, but the detour has been removed and vehicles are driving over the new structure, which spans Hawk Branch. The project was completed by Granger Dirtworks at a cost of $67,735.78 and was spearheaded by the Barry County Commission. ...
Murder case set to go to trial in 2008 (12/12/07)
Two-year-old murder case will be tried by Stone County jury By Lisa Schlichtman Two years ago on the evening of Dec. 11, 2005, deputies with the Barry County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to a home in Exeter where a shooting had occurred. When the officers arrived, they found Kevin Madison, 45, dead in the front yard with a bullet hole in his forehead...
Parades bring Santa to town (12/12/07)
Santa Claus was very busy last weekend. Jolly old St. Nick drew hundreds of Barry County citizens to annual Christmas parades in Exeter, Cassville and Seligman on Dec. 8. Families braved the fog and damp weather to crowd downtown Exeter and Seligman for the annual day-time holiday parades...
Monett man killed in crash near Golden (12/12/07)
A Monett man was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 86 two miles west of Golden on Saturday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred as Michael Kahler, 34, who was driving a 1998 Dodge Caravan, failed to negotiate a curve. Kahler's vehicle left the roadway and overturned...
Wildcats garner host of postseason awards (12/12/07)
Ryan Rowley did it all for Cassville this season. The senior played in the defensive backfield, played at receiver and went back to return kicks and punts. For all intents and purposes, Rowley was wherever the ball was and this week he was rewarded for that hard work...
Ladycats step it up this week (12/12/07)
The Cassville Ladycats might have just found their groove for this year's basketball season. Cassville has been playing a relatively young team so far this season. Brittany Vollenweider and Gabby LeCompte are returning starters, but beyond that, Emily Orrell, who is out with an injury, is Cassville's only other player who saw significant playing time last year...
Wildcats lose home opener (12/12/07)
The Cassville Wildcats executed in every way they wanted to on Thursday night. Cassville shut East Newton (4-0) down from the perimeter (the Patriots shot 14 percent), limited their offensive boards (the visitors had seven), kept the ball away from them (East Newton had six steals) and forced 18 turnovers. Yet, Cassville came away on the losing side of a 49-40 score and for mainly one reason...
Barry County Basketball Round-up (12/12/07)
Girls • Purdy knocks off reigning district champs. The Purdy Lady Eagles knocked off McAuley Catholic last Monday 56-42. Tied at 35 after three quarters, the Lady Eagles outscored McAuley 21-7 to end play and come up with the big victory. Audrey Patton led the team with 24 points...
Double-double (12/12/07)
Brittany Vollenweider goes up strong for a basket against McDonald County. The senior had 15 points and 11 rebounds in the Ladycats' double overtime 48-53 loss to the visiting Lady Mustangs. Photo by Robert Hoppie/Action Sports Photos
MARILYN NAUMAN (12/12/07)
Marilyn Nauman, 77, of Shell Knob, died on Dec. 4, 2007, at her daughter's home in Shell Knob. She was born on Aug. 26, 1930, in Bayard, Neb., the daughter of Harold and Lenore (Silsby) Upton. She was married to David Nauman. He preceded her in death in 1989. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Douglas, Wyo., and was the Community Educational Director for Eastern Wyoming College in Douglas, Wyo., for several years...
MICHAEL "BUZZ" KAHLER (12/12/07)
Michael "Buzz" Kahler, Jr., 34, of Monett, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Rev. Dean Wilson will conduct the services. Burial will be in Lake Park Memorial Gardens, Shell Knob...
HELEN M. GOODNIGHT (12/12/07)
Helen M. goodnight, 88, of Monett, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. She was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Monett, the daughter of the late ellis and Coella (eden) Nunley. She was united in marriage to Lee goodnight on Oct. 16, 1938, in Barry County and he preceded her in death April 27, 2002...
MARTHA HIGGINBOTHAM (12/12/07)
Martha Higginbotham, 80, of Cassville, died Dec. 7, 2007, at the Red Rose Inn in Cassville. She was born on June 3, 1927, in Oronogo, the daughter of Joseph and Martha Ellen (Carey) Neff. She was a former resident of Shell Knob, and Nemo. She was a cook and owned several cafes throughout the years. She attended the Assembly of God Church in Pittsburg, Mo...
Children's words inspire (12/12/07)
"Voices of Youth" is the name of a young group of singers that I interviewed this week for an article that will appear in the Cassville Democrat's Dec. 19 Christmas edition. Voices of youth could also be the title of this week's editorial as I reflect back on a week where youthful perspective played a big role in allowing me to see life through different eyes...