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Stories from Friday, November 28, 2008

Jury finds local man guilty of murder (11/28/08)
An Oklahoma jury has convicted a Seligman man of murdering a 15-month-old girl that was left in his care by the victim's mother. Travis Steed, 31, was found guilty of murder in the first degree and now faces life in prison. This is the second time that Steed has been tried before a jury. At his first trial back in June, the judge declared a mistrial when jurors could not return a unanimous verdict in his case...
Wildcats are headed to the Dome (11/28/08)
CHS football team advances to state championship game
Foundation awards first grant (11/28/08)
A week before the Thanksgiving holiday, members of the Cassville Community Foundation were in a giving mood. The organization announced the awarding of its first-ever grant in the amount of $500 to the Cassville Primary and Intermediate School's Back Pack Program...
Exeter School hosts food drive (11/28/08)
Exeter R-VI School District students collected several hundred canned goods and non-perishable food items during a food drive that was held at the school over the last few weeks. Christine Hammers, school nurse, planned the food drive to help local senior citizens during the holiday season...
Read about highway ceremony on-line (11/28/08)
Because of an early Thanksgiving deadline, the Cassville Democrat went to press on Monday evening. As a result, coverage of Tuesday afternoon's ceremony naming a section of Highway 112 in honor of slain Barry County She-riff's Deputy Christopher Lee Castetter who was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 27, 1996, was not able to be included in this week's newspaper...
City staff loses over 200 pounds (11/28/08)
The City of Cassville staff lost a total of 216 pounds by participating in the city's second weight-loss challenge. Over half of the staff members competed for the title of Cassville Biggest Loser this fall. "We knew the holidays were coming and the staff wanted to do the weight-loss competition again," said Mike Hayslip, city administrator. "The competition was only 11 weeks this time because we wanted to finish before the Thanksgiving holiday. That would have been too hard."...
Sheriff's office sponsors Angel Tree (11/28/08)
The Barry County Sheriff's Department is continuing its holiday tradition of sponsoring an Angel Tree that includes the names of individual children and families who need extra help this Christmas season. Department personnel will be accepting monetary contributions as well as donations of blankets, towelss, washclothes and other household items. Any money contributed to the cause will be used to purchase food items that will allow families to enjoy a nice Christmas dinner...
Health department requests architectural drawings for addition to Monett facility (11/28/08)
On Nov. 20, the Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees requested Richard Werner, of Werner and Associates, of Springfield, prepare drawings and bid specifications for an addition that will be constructed at the Monett office. Kathleen King, health department administrator, presented the board with plans that were prepared by Werner for the expansion of the Monett facility. The building project would add around 1,000 square feet to the 1,600-square-foot office...
Cassville fire district works to improve ISO classification (11/28/08)
Countless hours of hard work have paid off for the Cassville Fire Protection District. The district's ISO (Insurance Service Office) fire suppression ratings have improved, according to a press release that was issued by the district last Friday. The district is now rated at a class 6 for the city and a class 7 for the rural portion of the district. ...
Free tree planting workshop offered (11/28/08)
A free workshop on how to plant trees to reduce energy needs will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Crowder College's Farber Building in Neosho. The workshop is open to business owners, poultry producers and livestock producers. The event is sponsored by the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry and Southwest Missouri RC&D...
Shoebox project to help Native Americans (11/28/08)
Star City Ranch owners Sheryl and Gaylen Taylor are asking Barry County residents to assist them in making the holiday season a little brighter for single mothers and children in Montana and South Dakota through the Shoeboxes for Native Americans project...
Purdy sets season pass prices for 2008-09 SY (11/28/08)
The Purdy R-II School Board set season pass prices for district sporting events and activities at its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 20. Student passes, which cost $25, will cover admission to all school activities except fundraisers. Adult passes can be purchased for $45 each, and family passes, which are for immediate family members only, cost $65...
Purdy Middle School honor roll (11/28/08)
Purdy Middle School released names for the first quarter honor roll this week. Students are listed below by grade and achievement level. Fifth grade: Sydney Birge, Gannon Clevenger, Ariel DelosSantos, Esmerelda Dodson, Osvaldo Garcia, Kobe Gates, Johnathon Gee, Cassedy Greenway, Keith Guest, Randi Lowery, Justin Renkoski, Jonatan Salazar, Dustyn Videmschek, Keaton Wheeler, Courtney White, Curtis Williamson and Chi Yang...
Do you know what's in your own backyard? (11/28/08)
In August of this year, Branson producer and longtime entertainer, Chisai Childs and her husband, Mark Allen, moved to Barry County and purchased the Roaring River Theater. The couple brought with them The Best of Branson Band and began having their "Dinner & A Show" evenings immediately. ...
Forest receipts could aid search and rescue (11/28/08)
The Barry County Sheriff's Department's Search and Rescue unit could receive several thousand dollars in extra revenue this year. The Barry County Commission plans to use 15 percent of the National Forest Full Payment Receipts to support search and rescue and other emergency services...
OFO and Crowder team up for Christmas concert (11/28/08)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra, continuing its 29th season, will team up with the Crowder College Community Choir for the fourth consecutive year for a Christmas concert. Performances will be given at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the United Methodist Church at 224 South Wood Street, just off the square in downtown Neosho, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, at the First United Methodist Church in Monett, at 1600 North Central, across from North Park on Highway 37...
Wildcat soccer players earn All-District honors (11/28/08)
The Cassville Wildcat soccer team landed eight players on the Class 2, District 6 postseason honors list. Seniors Uziel Franco and Luis Ortega and junior Ross Delossantos were named to the All-District first team. This is the second year in a row that both Franco and Delossantos have earned first team honors. Last season, Ortega was a second team honoree...
Eagle Rock-based zoo opens bed and breakfast (11/28/08)
Promised Land Zoo, which is located in Eagle Rock, began offering lodging accommodations at the end of October. The Promised Land Bed and Breakfast is located at zoo owners Jeff and Diane Sanders' family home. "We love spoiling people and going over the top to ensure they enjoy themselves," said Diane. "As foster parents, we are used to catering to and spoiling people."...
CALENDAR (11/28/08)
MARY E. WALTRIP (11/28/08)
Mary, E. Waltrip, 77, of Monett, passed at at 12:20 a.m. Friday, November 21, 2008, at Lacoba Nursing Home, Monett, Missouri. She was born March 28, 1931, in Purdy, Missouri, the daughter of the late Sam and Lucy (Loyd) Schaffer. She was united in marriage to Melvin Waltrip on March 10, 1947. He preceded her in death December 24, 1992...
PEARLIE NADINE HOLMAN (11/28/08)
Pearlie Nadine Holman, 86, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was born Dec. 11, 1921, in Garfield, Ark., the daughter of Jesse Pearl and Lillie Catherine (Gumels) Hency. She worked many years at the Zenith plant in Springfield, as an assembly line worker...
EDWARD LEE ELOW (11/28/08)
Edward Lee Enlow, 63, of Bates City, Iowa, formerly of Fairview, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, in his home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
ARTHUR WILSON BUCK, JR. (11/28/08)
Arthur Wilson Buck, Jr., 83, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, in his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1925, in Bristol, Penn., the son of Arthur and Gladys (Tomlinson) Buck, Sr. On Jan. 13, 1945, he was united in marriage to Darlene Natalie Hillesland, who survives...
WILLIAM L. EAST (11/28/08)
William L. East 55, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, in the Excelsior Springs Medical Center. He was born Sept. 25, 1953, in Neosho, the son of the late Joseph William East and the late Mildred Marie Jones East. He worked as a forklift driver...
GWENETH ELAINE WRIGHT (11/28/08)
Gweneth Elaine Wright, 77, of Holiday Island, Ark., formerly of Eagle Rock, passed away suddenly Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, in St. John's Hospital in Berryville, Ark. She was born in Waukesha, Wis., Jan. 30, 1931, the daughter of Reed Wilson and Hazel Marie (Dodrill) Wade, who preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Horace M. Wright in Greensburg, Kan., on Feb. 7, 1953...
CARL CURTIS WIERMAN (11/28/08)
Carl Curtis Wierman, 85, of Willits, Calif., passed away on Nov. 12, 2008, in Convalesence Hospital in Willits after a long illness. He was born Sept. 4, 1923, in Barry County the son of George Washington and Martha Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Truhitte) Wierman...
BARBARA JUNE STUMPFF (11/28/08)
Barbara June Stumpff, 85, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. She was born June 11, 1923, in Jenkins, the daughter of William Henry and Chloe (Hudson) Blankinship. On March 7, 1942, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Donald M. Stumpff, who preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Duane Blankenship and two granddaughters, Sunni Stumpff and Tricia Vaught...
CYRUS EDWARD CHAPMAN (11/28/08)
Cyrus Edward Chapman, 2, of Eagle Rock, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in a motor vehicle accident. He was born June 20, 2006, in Monett, the son of Matthew and Amber (Bennett) Chapman, who survive. He is also survived by two sisters, Abby and Isabella Chapman...
JAMES WOODS (11/28/08)
James William Woods, 89, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, in his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1919, in Strong, Ark., the son of Edward and Myrtle Maude (Doan) Woods. On Aug. 2, 1939, he was united in marriage to Maude Laney, who survives...
Save the Walmart fabric department (11/28/08)
Dear Editor: We would like everyone to band together to make sure Walmart doesn't close the fabric department at Cassville. You can call 1-800-WALMART or www.walmartstores.com, go to contact us. Click on Wal-Mart Customer Service & Feedback. Tell them you do not want them to close the fabric department at Cassville store #914. They are trying to close all the fabric stores at Walmart. Let's show our community support to the workers in the fabric department of Cassville...