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Stories from Thursday, January 10, 2008

Cassville council receives project update (01/10/08)
Cassville city aldermen received an update during Monday night's council meeting on the police department renovation project that is nearly complete. According to City Administrator Mike Hayslip, the project that involved renovating and enlarging City Hall to make room for the Cassville Police Department will be finished this week when the security system is installed and becomes operational...
Destruction in its wake (01/10/08)
A tornado that touched down at Midway, north of Purdy, on Monday evening left a path of twisted metal, uprooted trees and and downed fence lines in its wake. Throughout Monday night and Tuesday morning, seven or eight severe weather cells passed through Barry County with each one producing a tornadic storm. There were a total of nine tornado warnings issued for Barry County in a seven-hour stretch...
Severe storms pound Barry County (01/10/08)
Tornado touches down in Midway area; destroys 19 trailers at mobile home park By Lisa Schlichtman A train of violent storms rolled through Barry County like a locomotive Monday night, producing tornados, hail and drenching rain. Midway, north of Purdy, was one of the hardest hit areas of Barry County. A tornado touched down there at around 5:30 p.m. and demolished a mobile home park located just south of the Midway convenience store at the intersection of Highway 37 and BB...
Family left home minutes before tornado hit trailer (01/10/08)
Don't expect Kathy Mishler to stop smoking anytime soon. Her "bad habit" proved to be a lifesaver on Monday night as Kathy, her husband, Joe, and their daughter decided to leave their double-wide mobile home at Midway and walk to the nearby convenience store to purchase a carton of cigarettes...
Coroner spots alarming trend in death cases (01/10/08)
The number of drug-related deaths in Barry County are on the rise, according to Barry County Coroner Skip White. In 2007, White responded to more drug-related deaths than he has responded to in over 15 years as county coroner. "People should be afraid to use drugs in Barry County, and they are not," said White. "Part of the problem is that some drugs are legal. There are usually a lot of prescription drugs found around a drug-related death."...
Senior leader (01/10/08)
Wildcat senior Clint Reed brings the ball down the court during Friday night's home game against Aurora. Reed has a team-high 13 points on the night. He also contributed two steals and two assists.
Wildcats take fifth in holiday tourney (01/10/08)
The Cassville Wildcats have had an up-and-down week. The squad was on a high after finishing the Southwest tournament with two straight victories, but in their first Big 8 Conference match-up were humbled by the Aurora Houn' Dawgs. Cassville then took down Wheaton 55-45 in the fifth place game. After getting off to a great start, the Wildcats started to feel the pressure when Wheaton cut the lead to nine in the third quarter, but Cassville found enough to win...
Sports Round-up (01/10/08)
Girls game report • Lady Eagles take down Sarcoxie. The Purdy girls' team soared over Sarcoxie last week 79-41. The Lady Eagles took a 26-11 lead after one quarter of play and never looked back. Audrey Patton led the squad with 24 points. • Exeter edges Lady Trojans. ...
Ladycats lose first games of '08 (01/10/08)
The Cassville Ladycats did not get off to the start they would have liked to in 2008. The squad dropped two games this week, 25-35 to Blue Eye and 34-53 to Carl Junction. Against the Blue Eye Bulldogs, Cassville started strong and led 12-7 after the first quarter. But for the remaining three quarters, Blue Eye enforced a full court press that effectively shut down the Ladycats...
Input sought on hunting regulations (01/10/08)
Southwest Missouri hunters have the opportunity to voice their opinions on proposed changes to the state deer hunting regulations during meetings held in Springfield and Joplin this week. The meetings were scheduled to allow the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to gather public input about changes to annual white-tailed deer hunting seasons that take place in September, October, November and December of each year...
LARRY ROGERS (01/10/08)
Larry Rogers, 55, of Washburn, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007. He was born Oct. 19, 1952, in Butterfield, the son of Wilma Lee Mitchell. He married Clara Marie Steinbach, May 28, 1970, and she survives. Additional survivors include: two sons, Larry Dean, of Exeter, and Charles, of Fairview; two grandsons; three brothers, Rick Rogers, of Longlane, Danny Rogers, of Andrews, Texas, and Jim Rogers, of Fairview; one sister, Dixie Deckard, of Longlane...
HUBERT DEWEY "SHORTY" MARING (01/10/08)
Hubert Dewey "Shorty" Maring, 81, of Washburn, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, in Northwest Medical Center, Bentonville, Ark. He was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Ballagh, Neb., the son of Dewey Admiral and Hazell Marilla (DeMary) Maring. On Aug. 26, 1944, he was united in marriage to Viola Rockford, who survives...
VIRGINIA MAE MALONEY (01/10/08)
Virginia Mae (Moon) Maloney passed away on Dec. 30, 2007, at the family home in Cassville after a brief illness. She was born in Garfield, Ark., to Eugene and Juanita Moon and graduated from Rogers High School. She married her high school sweetheart, William (Bill) Maloney on July 3, 1951, and they traveled extensively during Bill's 28-year Air Force career before settling in Cassville in 1977. She worked at Fasco in Cassville for 15 years...
IDA LORRAINE HURST (01/10/08)
Ida Lorraine Hurst, 59, of Seligman, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Sept. 18, 1948, in West Branch, Mich., the daughter of Eugene Nester and Virginia Mae (West) Richardson. She was united in marriage to Robert Eugene Kidwell, and to this union five sons were born...
RUTH HADDOX (01/10/08)
Ruth Haddox, 64, formerly of Crane, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at her home in Cassville. She was born on June 6, 1943, in Oxford, England, the daughter of Reginald and Mary (Fletcher) Fathers. She was married to Robert Lee Haddox who preceded her in death in 2001...
LORRAINE BUENTE ALRED (01/10/08)
Lorraine Buente Alred, 97, of Shell Knob, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at Table Rock Health Care Center in Kimberling City. She was born on March 23, 1910, in Linn, the daughter of Daniel and Mary (Mason) Branson. She married Carl Buente on April 27, 1930. ...
DOROTHY G. COLF (01/10/08)
Dorothy G. Colf, 73, of Seligman, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She received her education at St. Mary's School and Canandaigua Academy, where she graduated from high school. She remained in Canandaigua until 1971, when she moved to Wellton, Ariz. ...
LLOYD CESELSKI (01/10/08)
Lloyd Ceselski, 80, formerly of Purdy, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at the Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk, Neb., following a short illness. He born in Purdy, Dec. 4, 1927, and was a long-time resident of both Nebraska and Missouri. He spent most of his youth in Omaha, Neb...
EDWARD FERGUSON (01/10/08)
Edward Ferguson, 66, of Golden, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at his home. He was born in Colorado, Aug. 9, 1941, to Quintin Cornelius and Albena Marie (Foreman) Worrell. Survivors include: two sons, Mike Ferguson, Eddy Ferguson, both of California; three daughters, Sheri L. Matigian, Debra Bush and Nikki Woods, all of California...
MARY FRANCES SPEARS (01/10/08)
Mary Frances Spears, 96, of Tyler, Texas, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, in Hospice of East Texas, Tyler, Texas. She was born April 9, 1911, in Claremore, Okla., the daughter of Otto Wilson and Blanche (Stacy) Turner. On Aug. 2, 1934, in Bloomingdale, Ind., she was united in marriage to Charles Ainsworth Spears, M.D., who preceded her in death on May 7, 2001, after 67 years of marriage. ...
JOHN E. GIBBONS (01/10/08)
John E. Gibbons, 76, passed away at the Veteran's Hospital in Little Rock, Ark., on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, following a brief illness. He was born on May 16, 1931, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Martin and Bridgett Kelly Gibbons. He was an U. S. Navy veteran having served in Japan during the Korean Conflict. He was the recipient of the United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal...
Furlough decision questioned by reader (01/10/08)
Dear Editor: I imagine the newly formed Barry-Lawrence County Crime Stoppers will have plenty of work to do so long as convicted violent felons are being given weekend furloughs ("Man is area's most wanted, Dec. 19, 2007). Let's see, Kevin E. Carey pleaded guilty to assault and armed criminal action and was sentenced to a total of 17 years in prison. ...
Writer offers readers update of CAFO case (01/10/08)
Dear Editor: Knowing that there are those who are interested in the opposition of the CAFO currently in operation near Roaring River State Park, we thought it would be a good idea to submit a letter updating everyone on the progress of the Roaring River Parks Alliance...
Dodging disaster (01/10/08)
There's not much left of the Midway mobile home park. A tornado touched down there on Monday evening and leveled the property, demolishing trailers and leaving behind piles of rubble and debris. While walking through the disaster site on Tuesday morning, I realized Barry County dodged another of Mother Nature's bullets. Luckily, only two trailers in the mobile home park were occupied and neither occupant was home when the tornado hit...