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Stories from Thursday, June 11, 2009

Building renamed in honor of board member (06/11/09)
On June 3, the Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees hosted a ceremony to dedicate the Cassville office in honor of former board member Joyce Vaughan, who passed away in 2006. "The board has voted to rename the Barry County Health Department office the Joyce Vaughan Memorial Clinic," said John Starchman, board chairman. "Joyce served on the health department board from April of 1999 to when she passed away in 2006."...
Local product gets Hollywood premiere (06/11/09)
Piggy Paint made its Hollywood debut on Saturday, June 6 at Stella McDermott's first birthday party. Stella is the daughter of Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott who star in the "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" reality series that airs on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on the Oxygen channel...
Local stories found only in our June 10, 2009 print edition (06/11/09)
These and other stories can be found only in our print edition. Please pick up a copy at our newsstands or subscribe today! To subscribe, call our office at (417) 847-2610 or toll free at (877) 752-9275 or stop by at 600 Main St. in Cassville. Soldier with local ties dies in bombing...
Preparing for a new sidewalk for students (06/11/09)
Wildcat squad earns host of Big 8 honors (06/11/09)
Hemphill announces he is retiring as Cassville's head baseball coach after 11 successful years
County Calendar (06/11/09)
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...
GARY GIBSON, SR (06/11/09)
Gary Gibson, Sr., of Cassville, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at his home of an apparent heart attack. Services are pending under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
PELINA "COLEEN" SINN (06/11/09)
Pelina "Coleen" Sinn, 67, of Butterfield, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2009, in Cassville, at her daughter's home. She was born Sept. 6, 1941, in Fairview, Okla., the daughter of LeRoy and Virgi (Wells) Austin. She was united in marriage to Delbert Franklin Allen and to this union three children were born. She later married William Sinn, who preceded her in death and was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Wilma Wilson and one brother, Vernon Austin...
TJ SMADING (06/11/09)
Truman Joseph (TJ) Smading, 85, of El Dorado Springs, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at Christian Healthcare, Nixa. He was born Feb. 4, 1924, in Quinton, Okla., to Charles Raymond and Emma (Hogan) Smading. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving his country from 1943 to 1946. He served as an armed guard gunner during the war, attaining the rank of 2nd Class Boswainmate...
FRANCIS LUCINDA EDEN (06/11/09)
Francis Lucinda Eden, 64, of Monett, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2009. She was born Dec. 16, 1946, the daughter of the late John Samuel and Lucy Mae Schaffer. She was united in marriage to Gary Eden on April 4, 1961, in Miami, Okla., and he survives...
VANG THAO (06/11/09)
Vang Thao, 93, of Diamond, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009, in Freeman Hospital, Joplin. Funeral services are pending under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
AUDREY ANN KRESSIN (06/11/09)
Audrey Ann Kressin, 73, of Golden, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2009, in her home. She was born June 21, 1933, in Castlewood, S.D., the daughter of Verne L. and Viola May (Tripp) Eves. On March 28, 1953, in White Bear Lake, Minn., she was united n marriage to Gerald E. Kressin, who preceded her in death on March 1, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, David Eves and Myron Eves...
KENNETH R. "TAD" PHILLIPS (06/11/09)
Kenneth R. "Tad" Phillips, 57, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009, in St. John's Hospital -- Cassville. He was born Jan. 23, 1952, in Seligman, the son of Ed and Kathlean (Aery) Phillips. On July 23, 1977, he was united in marriage to Joy Hilburn, who survives...
Movies and alcohol don't mix (06/11/09)
One of my absolute favorite activities growing up was when my parents would drop me and a group of my middle school friends off at the local movie theater to watch the latest teen flick. I can't remember the movies that we watched, but I remember giggling through the two-hour shows and whispering about classes and our latest crushes...