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Stories from Thursday, April 3, 2008

Citizens can view sidewalk plans (04/03/08)
The public will have the opportunity to view and discuss plans to build a sidewalk along Highway Y near Cassville High School during a meeting on Thursday, April 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the new Cassville Intermediate School library. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the Cassville R-IV School District, the City of Cassville and the Barry County Commission have been working on the proposed safety improvement project since last fall when a CHS student was killed in a car-pedestrian accident along the highway on the student's way to school.. ...
Police open house planned (04/03/08)
Cassville citizens will get their first glimpse of the new Cassville Police Department during a public open house slated for Friday, April 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. The new police headquarters is located in the Cassville City Hall building at 300 Main St. The project was completed in January after about six months of construction...
School and city races headline ballot (04/03/08)
The most highly contested races in next Tuesday's general election appear to be among candidates seeking a spot on one of the local school boards. There is competition among candidates in five of the seven school boards in Barry County. The race for city office also has attracted a few candidates as well. Contested elections will be held in the cities of Wheaton, Washburn, Exeter and Cassville...
Beauties crowned at BMOC event (04/03/08)
Cassville Project Graduation hosted its third annual Big Man on Campus event this past Saturday, March 29 in the Cassville High School gymnasium. Winners from this year's contest are pictured above. From left, are: Lakeisha, a.k.a. Laith Hayward, Miss Congeniality; Ima Goober, a.k.a. ...
Voters to decide fire district, street improvement issues (04/03/08)
Residents who live within the boundaries served by the Jenkins Volunteer Fire Department will have the opportunity to vote on the formation of a tax-based fire protection district on April 8. "The tax district is essential in maintaining a strong locally governed fire department," said James Vincent, fire department board president...
SW athletes set new track marks (04/03/08)
Codie Harmon and Caleb Mitchell both sat out the 2007 track season after suffering leg injuries during basketball. It only took two meets in 2008 for Southwest's talented pair to break school records. Harmon, a senior, claimed third place in the long jump at Carthage, and his leap of 20' 3" broke the mark set by Bobby Fuller back in 1992 by an inch. Harmon also placed second in the triple jump event...
Wildcats split even for the week (04/03/08)
Cassville baseball rebounds with big win over Reeds Spring after tough loss to Monett By George Ulmer Despite the huge amount of rainfall southwest Missouri has received recently, the Cassville Wildcat baseball team managed to play two games last week, splitting their decisions to move to 2-1 on the young season...
Host of players garner post-season honors (04/03/08)
Barry County proved to be a good area to watch high school basketball this winter. Three teams from the county made it to post-season play and 23 players from the area earned honors and awards. Exeter Whitney Edie at Exeter led the county in awards. The junior averaged a double-double a game for her team and led them to the Class 1 state quarterfinals...
DONNA MARIE SCHELL (04/03/08)
Donna Marie Schell, 65, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2008, in Cox-Monett Hospital, Monett. She was born Nov. 7, 1942, in Oakland, Calif., the daughter of Omer and Ruth (Morgan) Giles. On April 26, 1969, in Reno, Nev., she was united in marriage to Larry Schell, who preceded her in death on May 31, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Emry Giles in 1935...
DOROTHY GRACE CANTRELL (04/03/08)
Dorothy Grace Cantrell, 87, of Monett, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2008. She was born March 16, 1921, near Exeter, the daughter of Elzie Henry and Anna Lora (Haddock) Cassity. She married William Darell Cantrell Oct. 24, 1937, at Exeter, and he preceded her in death March 29, 1981...
PATRICIA ANN HALL (04/03/08)
Patricia Ann Hall, 65, of Verona, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2008, at her home in Verona. She was born on Nov. 23, 1942, in Greenville, S.C., daughter of David Borroughs and Annie Lou (Lindsey) Pope. She previously resided in Beloit, Wis., and was a real estate agent for Century 21 Real Estate in California. She moved to Verona three and a half years ago...
PAMELA G. PUFFINBARGER (04/03/08)
Pamela G. "Pam" Puffinbarger, 48, of Cassville, passed away Friday, March 28, 2008, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. She was born Aug. 4, 1959, in Galesburg, Ill., the daughter of Lyman and Loretta (Smith) Puffinbarger. She was preceded in death by her mother and grandparents...
ERNEST HAROLD "ERNIE" NEWMAN (04/03/08)
Ernest Harold "Ernie" Newman, 60, of Cassville, passed away Friday, March 28, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He received his education in Cassville, where he graduated from high school. He was in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, serving from Oct. 6, 1966, until Oct. 4, 1968, and received a purple heart. He was currently working at Fasco, where he had been the last 32 years. He was a member Eagles Lodge and American Legion...
JANET MARIE GOUTY (04/03/08)
Janet Marie Gouty, 55, of Bois D'Arc, passed away March 25, 2008, at Cox Hospital in Springfield. She was born near Joplin, the daughter of Donald and Leona Fletcher. She was united in marriage to Jerry Gouty on Aug. 15, 1988, and he survives. She was raised in the Cassville area and graduated from Cassville High School...
JOHN RYAN (04/03/08)
John Raymond Ryan, 87, of Harrisonville, passed away Monday, March 31, 2008, in his home. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Mineral Springs Cemetery, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
CLARENCE COLLINGS (04/03/08)
Clarence L. "Poncho" Collings, 77, of Wheaton, died Friday, March 28, 2008, in Fayetteville Veterans Hospital. He was born, June 29, 1930, in Stella, the son of the late Leonard Orbin and Ocie Ellen (Francisco) Collings. He was a member of Spring River Tractor Pulling Association...
JAMES ALLEN GARNER (04/03/08)
James Allen Garner, 62, of Seligman, died Thursday, March 27, 2008, at Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale, Ark. A memorial service was held Monday at Sisco Funeral Chapel in Pea Ridge with Donny Garner officiating. A private burial at Antioch Cemetery will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are by Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge, Ark...
JESSIE F. STEPHENS (04/03/08)
Jessie F. Stephens, 76, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Cassville. She was born on Aug. 7, 1931, in Green Forest, Ark., daughter of Elmer and Flora (Werdeman) Smith. She and her family moved to Cassville where she was a graduate of Cassville High School class of 1949...
ELBERT ASH (04/03/08)
Elbert Ash, 66, of Eagle Rock, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2008, at the North West Medical Center in Springdale, Ark. He was born on May 19, 1941, in Seligman, son of Walter and Dema (Keeling) Ash. He married Sharon Thompson on June 4, 1973, in Miami, Okla., and she survives...
Education is an excellent investment (04/03/08)
Dear Editor: I recently completed a 35-year career in telecommunications that took me from the main streets of many Missouri communities to the canyons of Wall Street in search of good investment opportunities. Since I assum-ed the presidency of the University of Missouri, I have discovered a particular investment opportunity that is unique in its breadth and potential for large returns. It is an opportunity that promises to make every citizen a winner...
Our children need community support (04/03/08)
Dear Editor: I attended the Town Hall Meeting on Monday evening, March 31 and was saddened by the lack of attendance by students, parents and concerned citizens. The panel shared information that opened my eyes to what many teens are facing today. Until adults accept that there is a problem with teenage alcohol and drugs, nothing is going to change and it may continue to worsen...
Where were all the Cassville parents? (04/03/08)
Dear Editor: Last Monday, March 31, a group of professional people well versed in the problems of teenage drinking put on a public town hall meeting at the Cassville High School. No one attended. If it wasn't for the candidates for public office, law enforcement, public officials and one set of parents, the group would have been talking to themselves...
Taking a stand (04/03/08)
Monday night's town hall meeting was the start of finding a community-driven solution to the age-old problem of underage drinking. We would have liked to see more parents in attendance but we did appreciate those who did take time out of their busy schedules to participate. ...