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Stories from Saturday, February 2, 2008

Butterfield council seeks bond issue for street improvements (02/02/08)
The Butterfield City Council voted to place a $200,000 general bond issue for street improvements on the upcoming April 8 ballot. "This is not a revenue bond," said Georgia Wenell, Butterfield city clerk. "It is a general bond issue that will be financed through gas and vehicle taxes that we already receive from the state, so it will not require an increase of any kind."...
Rabourn honored by chamber (02/02/08)
Stan Kelley, outgoing Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce board president, presented Tyne Rabourn, of Cassville, with the Chamber's Lifetime Achievement Award at the Cassville Chamber's annual banquet on Jan. 26. Rabourn has served as the Cassville R-IV School District's A+ coordinator since 2001...
C of C banquet draws crowd (02/02/08)
Over 230 local community members turned out for the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet, which featured special guest Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt. Stan Kelley, outgoing Cassville Chamber president, opened the event by welcoming all attendees. Later, Susie Jacobs, incoming Cassville Chamber president, gave Gov. Blunt a brief introduction that included information about his educational and professional background...
County commissioners forced to trim '08 budget (02/02/08)
Slowing economy produces budget lower than 2007 spending plan By Lisa Schlichtman With sales tax revenues coming in lower than predicted last year and in response to a stressed economy, the Barry County Commission was forced to keep spending in check by approving a budget that is slightly less than the 2007 budget total...
WB citizens face big jump in water rates (02/02/08)
Concerned business owners gathered at Cr-ose Family Restaurant in Washburn on Monday night to discuss a pending water rate increase proposed by Washburn city leaders to finance its ongoing water improvement project. Pete Rose, president of the Washburn Chamber of Commerce, led the meeting and offered those in attendance with information Rose Enterprises had compiled about water rate increases and the impact it could have on city growth...
Games prepare CMS squads for tourney (02/02/08)
The Cassville Middle School boys basketball teams played games against East Newton, Mt. Vernon and Joplin North in recent weeks. The Cassville eighth grade team recorded a heartbreaking 37-38 loss to East Newton and a 40-45 double overtime loss to Mt. Vernon before dominating Joplin North 45-10...
Area Basketball Round-up (02/02/08)
Girls Action • Lady Trojans drop Diamond. The Lady Trojans of Southwest defeated Diamond 45-33 last Monday night. Jessica Mitchell had 18 points for Southwest and Chelsea Sneed contributed 12 points. • Exeter ladies hand Wheaton a loss. The Exeter Lady Tigers earned another Ozark 7 victory by defeating Wheaton 58-36 last Friday. Whitney Edie had a game-leading 26 points and Heather Goostree paced the Lady Bulldogs with 14 points...
Wildcats fall to powerful CJ squad (02/02/08)
The Cassville Wildcats travelled to Carl Junction last Friday night looking for a Big 8 win but came home disappointed after facing a formidable Bulldog squad. Cassville was defeated 58-77 after trailing 30-41 at half-time. The Wildcats were able to outscore Carl Junction 23-14 in the fourth quarter but it was not enough to surpass the earlier deficit...
Ladycats fall to Chadwick in overtime (02/02/08)
The Cassville Ladycats battled against the perennially strong Chadwick Lady Cardinals and eventually fell 50-59 after two overtime periods. Cassville led 21-14 at the half but were unable to hold it. In the final two quarters, Chadwick outscored the Ladycats 28-21 to tie up the game and send it into extra time...
MARLIN JAMES MICKLE (02/02/08)
Marlin James Mickle, 64, of Monett, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, in Monett Health Care Center. His body was cremated under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. No services are planned at this time. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
TERRY BRADSHAW (02/02/08)
Terry Bradshaw, 58, of Nevada, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, in Medicalodge of Nevada in Nevada. He is survived by a brother, Richard Bradshaw, of Washington. He was a United States Navy veteran. Graveside services were held Monday at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
NELSON FRANKLIN HIPKINS (02/02/08)
Nelson Franklin Hipkins, 72, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, in North Arkansas Regional Medical Center, Harrison, Ark. He was born Sept. 13, 1935, in Chester, Penn., the son of Benjamin Franklin and Ruth Elmarie (Hines) Hipkins. On Sept. 5, 1987, in Victorville, Calif., he was united in marriage to Connie Rose Butler, who survives...
WAYNE ROSS HARRISON (02/02/08)
Wayne Ross Harrison, 77, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. On April 6, 1952, he was united in marriage to Charlene Crider. To this union were born four children who survive: Cindy Looper, and her husband, Randy, Patricia Pacheco, and her husband, Tiny, Leonard Harrison, and his wife, Robin, and Vernon Harrison, and his wife, Vickie. He left behind 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren...
ROXIE JANE MALONEY (02/02/08)
Roxie Jane Maloney, 86, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville. She was born March 12, 1921, in Leadhill, Ark., the daughter of Oliver and Allie (Cantrell) Anderson. On Jan. 8, 1938, she was united in marriage to Everett Hall, and to this union three children were born. He preceded her in death in 1971. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Gary Hall; four brothers; and one sister...
MELISSA MAY RAYBURN (02/02/08)
Melissa May Rayburn, 31, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, in her home. She was born Nov. 16, 1976, in Naperville, Ill., the daughter of Larry D. and Jill Melissa (Bricco) Rayburn. Funeral services were held Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Jack Betts conducted the service...
DONALD MYLONE STUMPFF (02/02/08)
Donald Mylone Stumpff, 83, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born March 3, 1924 in Cato, the son of Ernest B. and Wilhelma (Bradley) Stumpff. On March 7, 1942, at Cassville, he was united in marriage to June Blankenship, who survives...
LALE EUGENE ALBERTIN (02/02/08)
Lale Eugene Albertin, 80, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, in his home. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, in Fayetteville National Cemetery, Fayetteville, Ark., under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. There will be no visitation...
RONALD KENT HARGROVE (02/02/08)
Ronald Kent Hargrove, 57, of Longview, died on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at Freeman Hospital in Neosho. He was born on Feb. 11, 1950, in Ralls, Texas, the son of J.D. and Lillian Beatrice (Cox) Hargrove. He worked most of his life as a farmer and was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War. He married Betty Hargrove on Oct. 13, 2001, in Longview, and she survives...
ROSELLA CLENIN (02/02/08)
Rosella Clenin, 76, of Winslow, Ark., formerly of Seligman, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at the home of her brother in Cuero, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and one sister. She received her education in Texas. Most of her life was spent taking care of people in their homes. She resided in Seligman several years and then moved to Winslow, Ark., to be with her daughter...
RONALD KNITTLE (02/02/08)
Ronald Knittle, 55, of Exeter, died on Jan. 23, 2008, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born on June 3, 1952, in Denver, Colo., the son of Ray and Gloria (Strickland) Knittle. He was an investment broker in Denver and moved to Exeter from Denver five years ago to be closer to his parents. ...
To the drivers who travel on Highway 37 (02/02/08)
Dear Editor: During the years that we have lived in this area of Missouri, I have heard tale after tale of how helpful and kind the people of southwest Missouri are to others in trouble or need. Tonight (Jan. 28 at around 5:30 p.m.), all of those stories seem like lies. ...
Who is ensuring your food is safe? (02/02/08)
Dear Editor: There has been a lot of publicity of late about the increased occurrence of antibiotic resistant staph infections, known as MRSA. This is described as a "superbug" that causes staph infections, which are difficult to treat and can result in the loss of limbs and life...
Prescription drug abuse - Part II (02/02/08)
Since publishing a plea concerning the growing problem with prescription drug abuse in Barry County, I have received a number of responses from civic leaders, parents, concerned citizens and elected officials. These conversations and phone calls helped me answer the question - "Does anyone care?" - and I believe now that the answer is "yes."...