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Stories from Thursday, February 21, 2008

-Trout Class of 2010 is on its way at RRSP (02/21/08)
Each year, the Roaring River State Park Hatchery produces more than 212,000 pounds of fish to stock the 1.7 miles of stream that wind through the tag area of the trout park. "The bulk of the fish, around 270,000, are stocked in the tag area, but around 6,000 trout are also stocked in the remaining three miles of stream inside the park and the four and a half miles between the park and Eagle Rock," said Jerry Dean, hatchery manager. ...
R-V school board to address boundary issue (02/21/08)
On Feb. 14, the Southwest R-V School Board voted to hire a lawyer to settle a boundary issue between the R-V District and the McDonald County R-I School District. Sara Gundle attended the regularly scheduled school board meeting to ask the board to take action regarding the boundary line issue...
Law officers to meet with Blunt (02/21/08)
Local law enforcement officers and city officials will be meeting with Congressman Roy Blunt on Thursday afternoon to discuss proposed cuts to the federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) grant program. The meeting with Rep. Blunt was orchestrated by Cassville Mayor Tracy Holle and will take place at 4:30 p.m. at Cassville City Hall...
Fewer eagles spotted this year (02/21/08)
Each year, toward the end of January, Roaring River State Park employees take time to tour the park and count the number of eagles and other birds living around the trout stream. Although park employees usually count around a dozen eagles, many believe there are probably dozen others living in or around Roaring River during the winter months...
Sports Round-up (02/21/08)
Boys action • Eagles take down Exeter. Purdy (9-7, 5-0) soared over Exeter (0-10, 0-5) in an Ozark 7 contest. The Eagles put the game away in the second half outscoring their opponent 33-20. Blake Williams (18), Mason Roller (17) and Michael Shuey (14) all scored in double figures for Purdy (No stats were available for Exeter). The Eagles also played a non-conference game with Seneca (14-9) this week but lost 44-68 after a rough start. Williams led the squad with 12 points...
Legion baseball meeting to be held (02/21/08)
American Legion baseball coaches will host a meeting for prospective players and their parents at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Papa Vito's restaurant on Highway 248 in Cassville. Jerry Marple, along with coaches Jeremy Marple and Roger Brock, will be attending the meeting to discuss the Legion baseball program. Manager Pete Landstad, who is beginning his fourth year with the program, will also be in attendance...
Ladycats fall victim to conference depth (02/21/08)
The Cassville Ladycats had to face another grueling week of Big 8 basketball, taking on both Aurora and Seneca. Cassville lost 41-56 to the Lady Houn's and 33-53 to the Lady Indians. Against Aurora (11-7, 2-1), the Ladycats held their own to begin the game. ...
Wildcats drop last two conference games (02/21/08)
The Cassville boys basketball team ended the 2007-08 regular season with two disappointing losses to Monett and Seneca. The Wildcats lost to Monett 42-44 and Seneca 36-47. The Wildcats' best performance likely came against their chief rival, the Monett Cubs (11-13, 2-4)...
DENA MARIE MOORE (02/21/08)
Dena Marie Moore, a homemaker, 73, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2008, in Cassville. Dena was born, March 22, 1934, in Ridgley, Missouri, to the late Farris and Fannie Jane (Fraizer) Brattin. On April 1, 1953, she married Dorcas "Don" Moore. She will be joined by loved ones who preceded her in death including her parents Farris and Fanny; her husband Don; three grandchildren, Jason Stringer, Katrina Brattin, and Kimberly Moore Hobbs; and three brothers Olen, Fred, and Rufus...
NORA JANE COLLIER (02/21/08)
Nora Jane Collier, 69, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville. She was born Oct. 21, 1938, in Mountain Grove, the daughter of Arthel and Carrie (Tooley) Bowden. On Nov. 3, 1959, in Lenexa, Kan., she was united in marriage to William R. "Bill" Collier, who survives...
MARY ANNE HITCHCOCK (02/21/08)
Mary Anne Hitchcock, 83, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville. She was born March 6, 1924, in Thayer, Kan., the daughter of John L. and Bertha L. (Nicholson) Naff. On March 6, 1942, in Erie Kan., she was united in marriage to David Lester Hitchcock, who preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Walter Naff...
RUBY (LONGSHORE) EVANS (02/21/08)
Ruby (Longshore) Evans, 87, of Cassville, formerly of Rockport, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. She was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Dora, Ark., the daughter of John and May (Lewis) Longshore. On Feb. 2, 1959, in Seguin, Texas, she was united in marriage to Lytton Evans, who preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Daniel John (D.J.) Longshore...
MARY BRYANT SMOTHERS (02/21/08)
Mary Malissa Bryant Smothers, age 101, of Cassville, Missouri, died Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at Red Rose Inn in Cassville. She was born September 26, 1906 to James Clinton and Elmira Elizabeth Bolton in Verona, Missouri. She lived her entire life in Barry and Lawrence counties except for several winters that she spent in Harlingen, Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cassville...
Bogus contractor preys on clients (02/21/08)
Dear Editor: What is our community coming to when one of our own preys on the elderly and the young? This is a true story of a contractor in the Cassville area that takes advantage of just such people. I know for a fact that he has taken several families for over $20,000 in the last eight months...
Trading keyboards for pens (02/21/08)
It's a fact that young people are communicating more and more over the computer. This phenomenon is exploding as millions of youth set up Facebook and My Space pages as their portals for conversing with others. Recently, efforts have been launched to better police these sites and help keep them safe from on-line predators. This is an ongoing issue and one that we have already touched upon in several different editorials...