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Stories from Thursday, March 20, 2008

Local highways closed due to flooding (03/20/08)
Flooding that occurred in Barry County on March 18 caused the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to close Highway 39 at the junction of Highway 248 and portions of Highways U, C, Y and 76/86. According to a report released by the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), one shelter was temporarily opened and two water rescues were conducted in Barry County after heavy rains caused water levels to rise swiftly on Tuesday. ...
Flooding creates transportation issues (03/20/08)
Heavy rains that fell in Barry County Monday night and Tuesday contributed to wide-spread flooding that caused several local transportation issues and forced campers to evacuate two area campgrounds. Rising flood waters caused a Cassville R-IV School District bus to stall at a low-water crossing on Highway Y near Highway U on Tuesday morning...
Shell Knob bank is target of heist (03/20/08)
Over 50 safety deposit boxes were broken into at the Arvest Bank branch in Shell Knob during the early morning hours of March 13, and the FBI has been called in to help investigate the robbery. Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly describes the burglars as "professionals" who were able to blast out the back door and disarm the bank's alarm system...
Drug court team returns from LA (03/20/08)
Members of the Barry County Drug Court Planning Team are poised to begin implementing a drug court system locally after returning from a Drug Court Planning Initiative Adult Training Program in Los Angeles, Calif. The intense five-day training, which was held March 10 through March 14, was presented by the U.S. ...
Crowder College to start nursing program in Cassville (03/20/08)
After several years of planning, the Crowder College Cassville campus has received a "green light" to begin taking the steps to start its own associate degree in nursing program in Cassville. This past week, it was announced that Crowder College had received a $1.4 million grant through the U.S. ...
Wildcats win big in season opener (03/20/08)
The Cassville Wildcats were one of the few teams in the area who got to experience their season opener on Monday. They likely wouldn't have due to rain, but Cassville did so well that they cut the game short after five innings of play. The Wildcats won 17-1 over the Spokane Owls in the first round of the Reeds Spring Tournament...
Senior-laden 'Cats eye successful season (03/20/08)
Wildcat baseball squad to be led by seven seniors and seven starters By George Ulmer The spring season has arrived and the Cassville baseball Wildcats are ready for yet another great season of play. The Wildcat squad will have plenty of experience this year and will attempt to turn knowledge into success. The squad returns seven seniors and seven starters from last year's team...
Eagles' heavy hitters look for return to state (03/20/08)
The Purdy Eagles baseball squad will be looking for a repeat this season. The Eagles qualified for state play last year, with a 17-9 record, and advanced all the way to the state quarterfinals before being eliminated by state runner-up Houston. Purdy hopes to not only return to the playoffs, but go even farther this season...
Cassville students set state records (03/20/08)
Cassville Primary and Intermediate Schools were represented by 16 second through fifth grade students at the Missouri Sportstacking Championships held on March 1. The event drew 132 participants from across the state. The Cassville students were awarded 16 trophies and 10 medals at the state meet, and three students achieved new state titles in one, two or three different cupstacking events...
2008 Cassville Wildcat baseball team (03/20/08)
Members of the 2008 Cassville High School Wildcat baseball squad are pictured above. In the front row, from left, are; Vinee McCracken, Aaron Brooks, Ricky Vanderpool, Andrew Gryder, Brian Poremba, Jody Cavness, Cody Pierson, Trevor Tanner and Jake Nolan. Second row: head coach Rod Hemphill, Travis Northern, Patric Maher, David Lunsford, Michael Baker, Danny Naugle, Aaron Jamieson, Kelby Haynes, Ryan Rowley and assistant coach Kyle Wood...
WILMA W. WAGNER (03/20/08)
Wilma W. Wagner, 88, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2008, in Cox-Monett Hospital, Monett. She was born Feb. 27, 1920, in Viola, the daughter of William Calvin and Nettie A. (Allen) Wall. On Dec. 28, 1935, she was united in marriage to Dennis Pryor Marshall, who passed away on Nov. ...
JEWEL MAXINE (NAFUS) BRATTIN (03/20/08)
Jewel Maxine Nafus was born August 8 in 1919, Barry County, Missouri, near Mineral Springs. She is the youngest daughter of Stella Beeson Nafus and Andrew (Pete) Nafus. The family moved in 1923 to Lamar, Colorado, for Stella's health. Jewel and her sisters received their educations in many different schools in Missouri, Colorado and Nebraska...
HELEN J. STAPONSKI (03/20/08)
Helen J. (Hilburn) Staponski, 64, of Monett, passed away Friday, March 14, 2008, in Monett Health Care Center, Monett. She was born July 24, 1943, in Butterfield, the daughter of William H. and Lona M. (Richardson) Hilburn. On Jan. 10, 1975, in Mt. Vernon, she was united in marriage to Johnny Staponski, who preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, Larry Gastorf, and two brothers, Charles and Samuel Hilburn...
DANNY JOE GRANGER (03/20/08)
Danny Joe Granger, 58, of Monett, passed away Monday, March 17, 2008, in his home. He was born Feb. 20, 1950, in Stella, the son of Joe and Wanda (Blevins) Granger. He was preceded in death by his mother. Survivors include: two sons, Billy Joe Granger, of Louisiana, and Brad Allen Granger, of Joplin; a daughter, Sheila Eaton, of Lowell, Ark.; his father, Joe Granger, of Stella; four brothers, Richard Granger, of Pierce City, Billy Granger, of Purdy, Benny Granger, of Liberal, Kan., and Ricky Granger, of Stella; two sisters, Scherry Divine, of Stella, and Tammy Wecker, of Pierce City; and seven grandchildren.. ...
HAZEL CORENE EASLEY (03/20/08)
Hazel Corene Easley, age 69, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008, in Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale, Ark. She was born Aug. 12, 1938, in St. Joseph, Missouri, the daughter of Warren and Lucille (Taylor) Wright. In 1958 she was united in marriage to Dale Easley who preceded her in death in 1966. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Bill Wright and a sister, Ruthanna Wright...
LEWIS HARRY DOLBERRY (03/20/08)
Lewis Harry Dolberry, 70, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2008, at Barry County Care Center in Cassville. He was born on Dec. 21, 1937, in London, Canada, son of Louis and Diana (Butterfield) Dolberry. He married Ester Marie (Bowen) Dolberry on Oct. ...
OPHELIA ROBBINS (03/20/08)
Ophelia Robbins, 78, of Rogers, Ark., formerly of Exeter, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008, in Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, Ark. She was born May 20, 1929, in Jenkins, the daughter of Walter and Sadie Belle (Moore) Bowling. On Sept. 7, 1943, she was united in marriage to Roy Robbins, who preceded her in death on Dec. ...
RUSSELL DAVID BROWNSBERGER (03/20/08)
Russell David Browns-berger, 49, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2008, in his home. He was born March 16, 1958, in Jackson County, Kansas City, the son of Virgil Lawrence and Avenell (Dodson) Brownsberger. Survivors include: two sons, David Lawrence Brownsberger, of El Dorado Springs, and Raymond Russell Brownsberger, of the home; a daughter, Linda Marie Brownsberger, of the home; his father, Virgil Lawrence Brownsberger, of Deepwater; his mother, Avenell Carter Innis, of Shell Knob; a brother, Raymond Carter, of Raytown; two sisters, Connie Ring, of Golden, and Carolyn Riddle, and her husband, Shaun, of Shawnee, Kan.; and two grandchildren.. ...
JEWELL ELLEN WILSON (03/20/08)
Jewell Ellen (Standlee) Wilson, 90, of Golden, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008, in Cedar Ridge Care Center, Cassville. She was born Oct. 2, 1917, in Grandview, Ark., the daughter of Jim Frank and Florence (Ramey) Standlee. In September 1941, she was united in marriage to Eddie Wilson who preceded her in death in 1986. She was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and a sister...
KENNETH LEE (03/20/08)
BRANHAM Kenneth Lee Branham, 49, of Marionville, died on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at his home. He was born on June 12, 1958, in Aurora, son of Eulice and Retha (McGlothlin) Branham. He was a life-long resident of the area, living in Cassville for 18 years. He worked most of his life doing construction...
A ray of hope (03/20/08)
This guest editorial was written by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in conjunction with "Sunshine Week," which is being celebrated throughout the nation this week. This year's Sunshine Week brings new rays of hope for the public's right to know. The first reform to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in more than a decade is newly on the books, and increasing government transparency is becoming a greater part of public debate and discussion...