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Stories from Thursday, March 18, 2010

New CHS principal hired (03/18/10)
On March 9, the Cassville R-IV School Board hired J. Chris Redmon, of Monroe City, to serve as Cassville High School principal during the 2010-11 school year. Redmon has over 20 years of experience in education. "I researched school districts and found that Cassville had a lot of good qualities," said Redmon. "The size of the district is a big factor for me, because I have a 14-year-old son who will be moving with me...
CCF exceeds fundraising goal (03/18/10)
Community members donate over $5,300 to hunger challenge within first month
Wildcats will be led by strong senior class (03/18/10)
The Cassville Wildcats have loads of talent but are a little short on experience as the 2010 baseball season gets underway next week. New head coach Kyle Wood is confident his Wildcats will rise to the occasion and he is looking to a strong senior class for leadership...
County Calendar (03/18/10)
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...
ELLEN KIDWELL (03/18/10)
Surviving is a special friend and caregiver, Louise McCord, of Cassville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Gene Kidwell, and two sisters, Aletha Towe and Dorothy Allison. Private family services will be held at a later date at the Corinth Cemetery in Cassville. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the charity of your choice. paid...
RICHARD ROPER (03/18/10)
Richard Roper, 52, of Eagle Rock, passed away Monday, March 15, 2010, in his home. He was born Aug. 3, 1957, in Joplin, the son of Stanley and Mary (Burgess) Roper. On Sept. 31, 1995, in Eagle Rock, he was united in marriage to Robin Lias, who survives...
STANLEY RAY TACKETT (03/18/10)
Stanley Ray Tackett, 58, of Exeter, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2010, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. He was born May 24, 1951, in Garden City, Kan., the son of Earl Stanley and Lora D. (Bell) Tackett, who survive. Additional survivors include: four sons, Jeremiah Patterson, of Salida, Colo., Jason Patterson, of Denver, Colo., Waylon Tackett, of Las Animas, Colo., and Chris Appeling, of Lubbock, Texas; one daughter, Jayna Appeling, of Lubbock, Texas; two brothers, David A. ...
RAPLH WALDO KIRK (03/18/10)
Ralph Waldo Kirk, 78, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born June 11, 1931, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Waldo Henry and Laura Della (Eastman) Kirk. On June 2, 1958, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Schmidt, who had two children. On Feb. 15, 1992, in Shell Knob, he married Joan Maree Smith, who survives...
MARY LOUISE BURGE BEARD (03/18/10)
Mary Louise Burge Beard, 82, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at the Table Rock Healthcare Facility in Kimberling City. She was born on Jan. 16, 1928, in El Reno, Okla. daughter of Allie L. and Lena (Carnahan) Burge. She graduated from El Reno High School in 1946. Following graduation, she marred Robert "Bob" Beard on May 30, 1952, in El Reno, Okla...
Honored students (03/18/10)
Make secrecy the exception (03/18/10)
In honor of National Sunshine Week, we are publishing a guest editorial this week provided by the American Society of Newspaper Editors "Sunshine is the best disinfectant." - Louis Brandeis, U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The esteemed Justice Brandeis was ahead of his time. His observation fits exceptionally well with national Sunshine Week, which is commemorated this week. The annual event, launched in 2005, champions and celebrates openness in government...