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Stories from Thursday, June 4, 2009

Master plan progresses (06/04/09)
Cassville city residents will receive survey in the mail this week
Senior meals program gets boost (06/04/09)
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will receive $1.92 million in federal funds for senior nutrition programs over the next two years. "This funding is among the first stimulus package programs actually to reach the people by providing real services and help to those who need it," said Margaret Donnelly, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services director. "And the program certainly is among the most important."...
Local stories found only in our June 3, 2009 print edition (06/04/09)
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Church to be dedicated (06/04/09)
Fair royalty (06/04/09)
Angel and Thompson both 10th at state meet (06/04/09)
Cassville's Mathew Angel and Seth Thompson both recorded 10th place finishes on Friday, May 29, the first day of the MSHSAA Class 3 Track and Field Championships at Jefferson City. Angel cleared 6' 2" for 10th in the high jump, and Thompson threw the shot 47'11.5 inches for his 10th position. They were the highest placing area boys on Friday...
County Calendar (06/04/09)
MEETING: Meth to Miracles outreach group will meet at 7 p.m. in the upstairs of the Family Life Center in Cassville. All interested persons are invited to attend. SUPPORT GROUP: The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group of Cassville meets at 8 p.m. at 1308 Harold St. in Cassville. For more informa-tion, call 846-4044...
JOHN NELSON VARNER (06/04/09)
John Nelson Varner, 91, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, May 29, 2009, in Table Rock Healthcare, Kimberling City. He was born Aug. 8, 1917, in Casa, Ark., to Sylvester Ellsworth and Alma Henrietta (Barnett) Varner. In February 1941, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Elizabeth Mangold, who preceded him in death on May 29, 1975. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two sons, one brother, one sister and one great grandson...
ONEDA CORDELIA (MILLS) RAY (06/04/09)
Oneda Cordelia (Mills) Ray, 87, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2009, in Red Rose Health and Rehab, Cassville. She was born June 18, 1921, in Shell Knob, the daughter of Noah Albert and Mary Viola (Cooper) Mills. On Nov. 19, 1941, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Alvin Ell Ray, who preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, seven sisters and two great grandchildren...
RUBY SCHNEIDER (06/04/09)
Ruby Isabell Schneider, 83, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at Barry County Care Center, Cassville. She was born July 11, 1925, in Springfield, the daughter of the late John and Berthan (Edwards) David. She grew up in the Forsyth area where she married Charles Cobb, who preceded her in death. ...
PATRICIA A. "TONY" HENBEST (06/04/09)
Patricia A. "Tony" Henbest, age 75, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, following a brave battle with cancer. Mrs. Henbest, daughter of George Morton and Hazel (Irwin) Joslin, was delivered by Dr. Stephen A. Newman on February 5, 1934, in the Ben Irwin Hotel in Cassville. She graduated from Cassville High School in 1952...
HOWARD W. HIXON (06/04/09)
Howard W. Hixon, 79, Neosho, formerly of Wheaton, died Sunday, May 25, 2009, at Landmark Hospital in Joplin. He was born June 19, 1929, in Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Korean Conflict and worked as a supervisor in steel manufacturing...
HOWARD G. THOMPSON (06/04/09)
Howard G. Thompson, Sr., 84, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009, in Red Rose Health and Rehab, Cassville. He was born April 3, 1925, to Earl and Lola Thompson in Osborn. After graduating from Maysville High School, he served two years in the Army and Navy. ...
BILL CENTER (06/04/09)
William "Bill" W. Center, 85, of Joplin, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at his home. He was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Sawyer, Kan. He was raised and educated in Barry County. He moved to Joplin in 1992 after living in Aurora for more than 35 years...
MELVIN GARRETT (06/04/09)
Melvin Ray Garrett, 85, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away at 6:26 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2009, at Red Rose Inn, Cassville, Missouri. He was born February 23, 1924 in Fay, Oklahoma, the son of the late John and Sara (Caudle) Garrett. He was united in marriage to Caroline Newell on April 5, 1955 in Wichita, Kansas, and she preceded him in death July 27, 2008...
MARY JANE THOMPSON (06/04/09)
Mary Jane Thompson, 71, passed away at Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville on Saturday, May 30, 2009. She was born Dec. 2, 1937, at Jenkins to Silas I. and Pearl E. (Hare) Moore. She worked at Emerson Electric for a few years as well as a cook in several restaurants. She was a member of Washburn First Baptist Church...
LARRY WEATHERLY (06/04/09)
Larry Kent Weatherly, 72, of Shell Knob, formerly of Aurora, passed away Monday, May 25, 2009. He was born on Sept. 15, 1936, in Fresno, Calif., to Vernon and Elaine (Horner) Weatherly. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a graduate of Cassville High School and of the University of Missouri in Columbia. ...
CLARA GUDE (06/04/09)
Clara Gude, 76, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2009, in Virginia Beach, Va. She was born Feb. 4, 1933, to Frank and Clara Greenrod on a farm near Avoca, Neb. She lived her early years and graduated from high school in Nebraska City, Neb. On Sept. 10, 1955, she married Donald E. Gude...
MARNA B. PIERSON (06/04/09)
Marna B. Pierson, 90, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. She was born Oct. 23, 1918, in Cape Fair, the daughter of Oliver and Maude (Crabb) Jones, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Esther Jones and Edna Sager...
GERTRUDE PETERS (06/04/09)
Gertrude Mary Peters, 69, of Shell Knob, formerly of Granite City, Ill., died Thursday, May 28, 2009 at her home. She was born on June 23, 1939, to Everett and Gertrude Chastain (deceased) of Carlinville, Ill. On June 22, 1957, she was united in marriage to Ray Peters, who survives...
MIKE COOK (06/04/09)
Jim (Mike) Cook, 69, of Cassville, passed away on May 30, 2009, in his home. He was the son of the late Goldena Cook, of Cassville, and the late Jimmy d. Cook, of Fort Smith, Ark., He was born on July 20, 1939, in West Plains. He graduated from Cassville High School in 1957. ...
Be part of the planning process (06/04/09)
The city continues to move forward with crafting a new master plan that will guide the growth of Cassville for the next several decades. The process is lengthy and involved, but we have been impressed so far with the efforts BWR (Bucher, Willis and Ratliff) has made to involve the community and its leaders in the information-gathering process. ...