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Stories from Thursday, January 17, 2008

Newspaper announces 2008 First Baby winner (01/17/08)
Dominic Allan Lee Birchfield has been named as the Cassville Democrat's First Baby of 2008. Little Dominic was born at 4:46 p.m. on Jan. 2 at Cox Monett Hospital to Randall Birchfield and Hailey Holland, of Washburn. Dominic weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20 inches...
Trooper with local ties hailed as hero (01/17/08)
Cassville High School graduate Andy Ward pulls woman from burning car By Michelle Freidrich, Associate Editor of the Daily American Republic As an elderly Poplar Bluff woman recovers in a local intensive care unit, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper, who also happens to be a Cassville High School graduate, is being hailed as a hero for putting his life at risk to save the woman from her burning car...
Spears waives preliminary (01/17/08)
Accused murderer, rapist makes Barry County court appearance By Lisa Schlichtman David Spears, one of two men accused of raping and murdering 9-year-old Rowan Ford, was in Barry County Court on Tuesday morning where he waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will now face arraignment in Barry County Circuit Court on Jan. 22...
More candidates enter local races (01/17/08)
Although only three weeks ago the upcoming municipal and school board elections had drawn the interest of few new candidates, several more individuals have announced intentions to run in the upcoming April 8 general election. A majority of the municipal elections feature at least one unopposed incumbent. There will be three contested city races in Barry County this spring...
Sports Round-up (01/17/08)
Girls Action • Lady Trojans down Wheaton. The Southwest girls' squad downed Wheaton 66-35 in an Ozark 7 contest this week. Jessica Mitchell led Southwest with 22 points, three three-pointers, six steals and seven assists. Wheaton was led by Haley Goostree's 10 points...
Mt. Vernon's treys doom Ladycats (01/17/08)
After one quarter of play last Thursday night, the Cassville Ladycats had to feel pretty good. Playing at Mt. Vernon, the Ladycats trailed by only 3 points in the first quarter to possibly the best team in the conference. Cassville had executed its game plan, effectively shutting down Mt. Vernon's playmakers from most of the floor...
??Wildcats secure first conference victory (01/17/08)
Last Friday night, the Cassville Wildcats celebrated Tip-Off by earning their first Big 8 victory of the 2007-08 season. The Wildcats, who lost to Mt. Vernon earlier in the week, had dropped to 0-2 in the conference, but slowly and surely, they put Lamar away 56-47 in front of a packed house...
HARLEY D. PIERCE (01/17/08)
Harley D. Pierce, 83, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Oct. 16, 1924, in Harveyville, Kan., the son of Alonzo and Elsie (Henderson) Pierce. On Dec. 20, 1943, in Wichita, Kan., he was united in marriage to Jean Bishop, who survives...
CLAY SANVERN MCCULLOUGH (01/17/08)
Clay Sanvern McCullough, 83, a resident of Shell Knob, was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Viola, a son of William Turner and Allie (Meadows) McCullough. He passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, in Berryville, Ark. He was a veteran, having served our country in the Army during WWII. He was a dairy farmer. He also raised wild turkeys for the Missouri Conservation Department. He enjoyed hunting and fishing...
SHIRLEY I. KELLEY (01/17/08)
Shirley I. Kelley, 65, formerly of the Cassville and Eagle Rock area, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, in Joplin. She was born on Sept. 20, 1942, in Parsons, Kan., the daughter of Lyle and Mildred (Finley) Sailsbury. She married James Kelley in 1978 in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 2004. She was a licensed practical nurse and a previous employee of the Roaring River Resort...
ORVAN JONES (01/17/08)
Orvan Vernon Jones, 87, of Rogers, Ark., died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at Heritage Park Nursing Center in Rogers, Ark. He was born Dec. 9, 1920, at Stillwater, Okla., to George henry Jones and Mary Boyd Jones. He moved to Rogers in 1971 from Washburn. He was a carpenter, cattle farmer and owned a saw mill for several years...
Letter writer offers readers another view (01/17/08)
Dear Editor, associated development is responsible for far more destruction of natural things in this state than agriculture ever will be. It's not even debatable. Sincerely, Kent Arnaud Monett, Missouri...
Community needs to say enough is enough (01/17/08)
Dear Editor: I am writing this letter to those who read or are aware of an article published in the Jan. 9 edition of the Cassville Democrat about Skip White and the trends he has seen of prescription drugs taking the lives of many in Barry County in 2007...
Will you join the fight? (01/17/08)
Does anyone care? That is a question I've been asking myself since we published a front page article that focused on a rash of drug-related deaths in Barry County. I expected to receive some response from our readers but instead have only heard from my fellow Drug Court Planning Committee members who I already know are committed to fighting Barry County's drug problem. Besides the comments of these six or seven individuals, I have not had another single person talk to me about the article...