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Stories from Thursday, March 6, 2008

Shoulder-to-shoulder fishing (03/06/08)
Mist rose from the hatchery falls at Roaring River State Park as fishermen packed the banks on the opening day of trout season this past Saturday. A total of 2,923 tags were sold to eager anglers who were rewarded for braving early morning temperatures of 28 degrees with afternoon temperatures in the 70s...
Close to 3,000 anglers gather at Roaring River (03/06/08)
The opening day of the 2008 trout season at Roaring River State Park drew a huge crowd on Saturday but angler expectations fell a little bit short with 2,923 tags sold on March 1. Park officials had predicted that over 3,000 fishermen would gather at the stream banks for the weekend opener...
Arrests solve rash of Barry County burglaries (03/06/08)
Home burglaries have slowed down dramatically in the past few weeks as area law enforcement officers have been rounding up a number of individuals they believe are the culprits behind a rash of Barry County thefts. As of Tuesday, six Cassville residents have been charged in connection with a series of burglaries that have occurred over the past three months...
Simulation helps community understand plight of the poor (03/06/08)
Over 40 local community members had the opportunity to experience the frustrations of living in poverty through a poverty simulation held at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Cassville on Feb. 27. "The simulation in Cass-ville proved to be excellent," said Matthew Evans, OACAC resource development director from Springfield, who co-facilitated the simulation. "Those who participated in the event were very involved and brought a lot of different real life experiences to the table...
Meeting will focus on underage drinking (03/06/08)
The Cassville Community 2000 Coalition will host a community Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 31 in the Cassville High School commons area. "Start Talking Before They Start Drinking" is the name of event, which will feature a panel of experts plus a question and answer session. The purpose of the meeting is to raise awareness on the issue of underage drinking...
Purdy boys are district champs (03/06/08)
The Purdy Eagles made it a perfect sweep on Tuesday night, knocking off the McAuley Warriors 47-35 just two hours after the Lady Eagles beat the Lady Warriors to win their championship. The boys game was definitely a defensive battle for both squads despite usually good offenses. McAuley came in averaging 61 points per contest and Purdy 58, but neither offense was able to get much done...
It's a great time to be a Purdy Eagles fan (03/06/08)
Purdy fans had a lot to celebrate this past week as both the Purdy Lady Eagles and the Purdy Eagles basketball teams captured their respective Class 2 District 12 championships. In the photo above, members of both teams gather in the middle of the gym to celebrate their victories...
Lady Eagles win districts (03/06/08)
The Purdy Lady Eagles took down McAuley Catholic in fine fashion in the Class 2 District 12 final last Thursday. The Lady Eagles got out to a big lead quickly and never backed down in the 64-49 win. Purdy first defeated Wheaton 51-34 and College Heights 57-53 to get to the final...
Lady Tigers make state play-offs (03/06/08)
The Exeter Lady Tigers knocked off defending state champion Walnut Grove to reserve their spot in this year's Class 1 state playoffs. Exeter breezed through the Class 1 District 4 tournament to clinch a place in post-season play. The Lady Tigers started the district tournament with a huge victory over Golden City. In the semi-final, they took down Ozark 7 foe Verona 60-30 and then finished off Walnut Grove in the final 49-33...
EDWARD LEE MCMILLEN (03/06/08)
Survivors include: his wife, Nora Ruth; three daughters, Jeanne, Judy and Jill; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Friday in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial with military honors will be in Dice Cemetery, Fairview...
WILLENA PHILIBERT (03/06/08)
Willena Emma Rickman Philibert, 85, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. She was born on Oct. 28, 1922, in Verona, to William David Rickman and Blanche Myrtle Madole. She graduated from Verona High School in 1940. She married Robert L. Philibert, Sr. ...
CLAIRE LOONEY (03/06/08)
Claire Looney, 81 of Kingsland, Texas, died, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at Dallas County Medical Center in Fordyce, Texas. She was born May 15, 1926, in Roscoe, Calif., a daughter of the late Joe and Anna Pellicotti Romeo. She was a lab technician before her retirement...
FLORENCE MARIE LETTINGTON (03/06/08)
Florence Marie "Hart" Lettington, 82, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in her home. She was born July 19, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Fred Edward and Lillian (Kahkonen) Deemer. She was united in marriage to Warner Hart, and to this union six children were born. After Warner's death she was married on May 11, 1991, in Lapeer, Mich., to Harold Lettington, who survives...
MERYL HELEN JOHNSTON (03/06/08)
Meryl Helen Johnston, 86, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Jan. 7, 1922, in St. Joseph, the daughter of Ralph and Amanda (Broils) Layson. On Aug. 6, 1955, in Topeka, Kan., she was united in marriage to Ralph Johnston, who preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 1986. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three children and two sisters...
LORA FORBRAGD (03/06/08)
Lora Marie Forbragd, 90, of Neosho, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in Medicalodge of Neosho. She was born Aug. 9, 1917, in a log house near Lamar, Okla., the daughter of Robert Jefferson and Ethel Mae (Norris) Upchurch. On April 6, 1940, in Springdale, Ark., she married James "Jim" Barton Atkinson and to this union two children were born. ...
RICK DORRELL (03/06/08)
Rick Dorrell, 52, passed away at his home in Shell Knob on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008. He was born July 3, 1955, to Bill F. and Shirley A. Dorrell in Wichita, Kan. He grew up and graduated high school in 1973 in Arkansas City, Kan., then attended Emporia State and Cowley County Community College. ...
GEORGE WILLIAM (03/06/08)
HENDERSON George William Henderson, 53, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and one brother, Erik Henderson. He grew up and received his education in Colorado. He was a journeyman stone mason, working on various large projects in Denver, Colo., and the surrounding area. In 2001, he moved from Colorado to Cassville to make his home. He was a member of Cassville First United Methodist Church...
BRUCE E. RUSSELL (03/06/08)
Bruce E. Russell, 73, of Eagle Rock, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in Skaggs Community Health Center, Branson. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. He received his education in Whiting, Ind., and recently attended his 55th class reunion there. ...
OPAL C. MCGUIRE (03/06/08)
Opal C. McGuire, 91, of Jefferson City, passed away March 1, 2008, at the Moniteau Care Center in California, Mo. She was born March 20, 1916, in Seymour, a daughter of William Elisha and Julia Angeline (Reeves) Sweet. During World War II, she aided the war effort by being a real life Rosie the Riveter in a factory in Los Angeles, Calif. She also worked for the U.S. post office in Prairie Grove, Ark. she married Walter M. McGuire, on Nov. 12, 1950, in Wichita, Kan...
THELMA SISNEY (03/06/08)
Thelma V. Sisney, 82, of Leedey, Okla., formerly of Cassville, passed away Monday, March 3, 2008, in Bell Avenue Nursing Center, Elk City, Okla. She was born April 5, 1925, in Hailey, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Cooper) Skelton. On July 3, 1945, she was united in marriage to Loy J. ...
DARRELL L. BURNS (03/06/08)
Darrell L. Burns, 82, of Wheaton, Missouri, passed away early Tuesday morning, March 4, 2008, at his home. Darrell was born November 18, 1925, in Ralph, Alabama, to the late Robert and Hattie (McCracken) Burns. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II in Okinawa and other South Pacific islands. On June 6, 1946 he married Betty Craig who survives. To this union six children were born...
JOHN HOMER MCKEE (03/06/08)
John Homer McKee, 80, of Purdy, died on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at Cox South in Springfield. He was born on Oct. 16, 1927, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Lloyd Kenneth McKee and Jetta Irene (Chiverton) McKee. He worked most of his life as a sheet metal worker and was a U.S. ...
Newspaper is a living textbook (03/06/08)
This guest editorial is being published in honor of National Newspaper in Education Week and was written by Dave Berry, community newspaper publisher. Much is said and written about the mistakes made in the rearing and educating of children. Many are to blame: Parents. Teachers. Administrators. Lawmakers. The courts. The media. Hollywood. Fill in the blank. No doubt, there is plenty of blame to go around, but let's leave that discussion for another day. This message is about one solution...