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Stories from Thursday, February 7, 2008

Clayton death sentence is upheld (02/07/08)
On Feb. 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the conviction and death sentence of a Purdy man who murdered Barry County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Castetter on Nov. 27, 1996. Cecil Clayton was convicted of first degree murder in connection with Castetter's shooting death and was sentenced to die by lethal injection by a Jasper County jury on Oct. 20, 1997...
County awards jail bid (02/07/08)
Barry County Commis-sioners appeared relieved after opening the last of four bids for the jail expansion projection last Thursday morning. The final bid, submitted by Wehr Construction of Springfield, was $481,000, which was in line with architect's cost estimates of $500,000. The other three bids ranged from $588,000 to $626,000...
Memorial tribute to be held Feb. 9 (02/07/08)
The life of Charles Vaughan will be remembered during a special memorial tribute planned for Saturday, Feb. 9. The event will be held in Vaughan's honor at the Barry County Museum on Highway 112 in Cassville beginning at 10 a.m. The long-time Cassville resident died on Nov. 19, 2007, at the age of 80 after serving as Scoutmaster of Cassville's Troop 76 for 50 years...
Edie commits to play basketball at issouri State (02/07/08)
The fact that she is a junior didn't matter to Exeter's Whitney Edie; she was ready to make a decision now. The Lady Tigers' basketball standout committed to Missouri State University early last month, making her the Lady Bears' second recruit from the 2009 class...
Roller eclipses 1,000 points (02/07/08)
Avery Roller of Purdy High School recently passed the 1,000-point mark in her high school basketball career. Roller, a senior, is one of less than five players to ever achieve that distinction at Purdy High School. As a freshman, Roller started for the Lady Eagles, although that did not always mean success. Purdy won only eight games during Roller's freshman year and had a .500 record both her sophomore and junior seasons...
Mitchell surpasses 1,000 mark (02/07/08)
Southwest High School senior Jessica Mitchell surpassed the 1,000-point career-scoring mark recently for the Lady Trojans. Mitchell, Southwest's leading scorer this season, passed the 1,000 point hurdle in a conference game against Wheaton although she didn't know she'd done it...
MARVIN E. "RED" COOK (02/07/08)
Marvin E. "Red" Cook, 85, of Fairview, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at his home. He was born March 7, 1922, in Stella, the son of the late Nellie Mae Cook. He was a member of Union Chapel Church, where he had been a Sunday school teacher for many years...
MADALINE EDMONDSON (02/07/08)
Madaline (Thompson) Edmondson, 95, of Cassville, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Cassville. She was born July 14, 1912 in Cassville, the daughter of Charley and Anna (Henson) Thompson. On March 17, 1931, she was united in marriage to Newman Edmondson, who preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1977. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
MARLIN JAMES MICKLE (02/07/08)
Marlin James Mickle, 64, of Monett, formerly of Verona, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, in Monett Health Care Center. He was born June 3, 1943, in Elk River, Minn., the son of James Spencer and Bernice Alice (Rechenberg) Mickle. His father preceded him in death...
LALE EUGENE ALBERTIN (02/07/08)
Lale Eugene Albertin, 80, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, in his home. He was born May 22, 1927, in Woodruff, Kan., the son of John Merlin and Inez Rose (Day) Albertin. On Dec. 31, 1948, in Desoto, Kan., he was united in marriage to Annabelle M. Cox, who survives...
WANDA MAE GRISWOLD (02/07/08)
Wanda Mae (Clifton) Griswold, 85, of Gladstone, passed away Jan. 25, 2008, in Norman, Okla. Funeral services were held on Jan. 30 at White Chapel Funeral Home in Gladstone. She was born June 5, 1922, in Jane to Charlie Clifton and Myrtle (Rains) Clifton. She graduated from Rocky Comfort High School...
GARY DAVIDSON (02/07/08)
Gary "Jughead" Davidson, 62, of Golden, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident near Golden. He was born on Feb. 13, 1945, in Vernon, Texas, the son of Cloves Abner and Iva Lee Pearl (Fillmore) Davidson. ...
WILLIAM R. WARK (02/07/08)
William R. Wark, 88, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, in St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin. His body was cremated under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. No services are planned at this time. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
LEONARD W. "LEN" DAUGHERTY (02/07/08)
Leonard W. "Len" Daugherty, 84, of Eagle Rock, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, in Regency Hospital, Fayette-ville, Ark. He was born May 18, 1923, in Crane, the son of LeRoy and Elnora (Priest) Daugherty. He was united in marriage to Winifred "Winnie" Mulwee on Oct. 6, 1945, in Eureka Springs, Ark. She preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 2005. He was also preceded in death by one son, Ronald Daugherty, his parents, three brothers and two sisters...
GRACE ANN HEINIGER (02/07/08)
Grace Ann Heiniger, 72, of Powersite, passed away Jan. 22, 2008, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. She was born on Sept. 30, 1935, in Joplin, the daughter of Charles W. and Hazel Gray Cooley. She was an office manager and female damage inspector for Manley Truck Lines, also Jones Truck Lines in Joplin. ...
DICK E. JOHNSON (02/07/08)
Dick E. Johnson, 67, of Shell Knob, died on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Cassville. He was born on Nov. 29, 1940, in Fairbury, Neb., the son of Luther and Ellena (Kinzie) Johnson. He married Anna Hein on Jan. 25, 1960, in Kansas City., and she survives...
BLUM "JACK" EUGENE NORMAN (02/07/08)
Blum "Jack" Eugene Norman, 85, passed away on Jan. 31, 2008, at the Mercy Memorial Hospital in Ardmore, Okla. He was born Sept. 7, 1922, in Washburn, to William Monroe and Mae Turner Norman. He served his country in the United States Army from 1944 to 1947. During this time he was a rifleman, MP, and POW...
DAN EUGENE EASLEY (02/07/08)
Dan Eugene Easley, 84, of Monett, Mo., passed away at 12 noon, February 2, 2008, after a long illness. He was born January 9, 1924, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, the son of Mallie Green and Truda Farwell Easley. Dan attended Roach Country School, boarded at School of the Ozarks High School for two years, and graduated from Cassville High School with the Class of 1942. ...
Writer writes about Haven memories (02/07/08)
Dear Editor: This essay was written by Lindsay Hutton who was reared in Shell Knob, attended Shell Knob School and graduated from Cassville High School in 1998. Lindsay achieved her master's degree in creative writing at the University of Southern Mississippi and is now a Ph.D candidate at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. She is my granddaughter and I am very proud of her...
Paying tribute to a great citizen (02/07/08)
On Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m., a Memorial Tribute in honor of the late Charles Vaughan will be held at the Barry County Museum in Cassville. The event will include comments from John Babb, Gary Chaney, Bobby Reams and Gary Fields and a special presentation of Scout memorabilia to the museum in Vaughan's memory by his son, Steven. ...