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Stories from Thursday, April 29, 2010

Earthquake in Chile impacts local area (04/29/10)
Southwest Missourians are beginning to feel the effects of the massive earthquake that hit Chile in March. After 20 percent of Chile's copper output was halted two months ago, copper prices have increased and in turn, copper thefts are starting to increase locally...
Underage drinking is focus of meeting (04/29/10)
Southwest Coalition to host town hall gathering on Thursday
Wildcats reach 10-1 with hot streak (04/29/10)
The Cassville Wildcats pulled out an extra innings win against Carl Junction on Thursday, scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to earn a 5-3 victory over the Bulldogs. Travis Northern stayed on the hill throughout, facing 33 batters, striking out 10 and scattering seven hits enroute to the win...
County Calendar (04/29/10)
NELLY REGINA WILKINSON (04/29/10)
Nelly Regina Wilkinson, 86, of Golden, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2010, in her home. A gathering and celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15 in her home at 25215 Shawnee Dr., in Golden. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
SARAH MAE (MILLER) SIMMONS (04/29/10)
Sarah Mae (Miller) Simmons Sarah Mae (Miller) Simmons, 74, of Seligman, died on Friday, April 16, 2010, at Springfield. She was born on Feb. 22, 1936, in Ste. Genevieve, the daughter of Jessie R. Miller and Addie Mae Lawson. She had five siblings, Burl, Dodie, Christine, Earl and Jessie (Judy) Miller...
DONALD ADAMS (04/29/10)
Clair Donald Adams, 72, of Shell Knob, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at his home. He was born on July 10, 1937, son of Edward William and Laura Linda (Carpenter) Adams, in Wichita, Kan., where he resided most of his life owning and operating Action Plumbing...
DAVID MILES (04/29/10)
David Thomas Miles, 67, of Purdy, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2010, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born March 6, 1943, in Carmi, Ill., the son of Edward and Virginia (Hoover) Miles. On Oct. 9, 1978, in Omaha, Ark., he was united in marriage to Connie Fessenden, who survives.Additional survivors include: three sons, Brad Miles and his wife, Rachel, of Wheaton, Wesley Miles and his wife, Raelene, of Avilla, and Willie Miles and his fiancÚ, Laura, of Afton, Okla.; three daughters, Hallie Weaver and her husband, Chuck, of Little Elm, Texas, Abby Fohn and her husband, Justin, of Cassville, and Chloe Miles, of Little Elm, Texas; three brothers, Joe Miles, Jerry Miles and James Miles, of Nebraska; two sisters, Myra Moran, of Arkansas, and Linda Miles, of Nebraska; and eight grandchildren.. ...
WANDA GORDON (04/29/10)
Wanda E. Gordon, 66, passed away on April 22, 2010, at Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville. She was born on Sept. 29, 1943, daughter of Hiaam and Ida (Comnick) Gordon, in Ontario, Ore. She was a licensed practical nurse for over 25 years. She moved to Cassville from Anderson, Calif., in 2007...
KAREN LYLES (04/29/10)
Karen (Black) Lyles, of Exeter, passed away Monday, April 26, 2010, in her home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Washburn Prairie Cemetery, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Ron Black will conduct the services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
FLORENCE SHUMAKER (04/29/10)
Florence Marcella Shumaker, 85, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in the Barry County Care Center, Cassville. She was born June 24, 1924, in Alton, Ill., the daughter of Nick and Mary (Morrison) Rayon. In 1964 in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Vernon Shumaker who preceded her in death in 1970. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Mable Steiner...
Pleasing parks (04/29/10)
With the arrival of sunshine and warmer temperatures (this past week excluded), the recreational resources in Cassville are more prominently on display. More and more people are getting out and exercising on the city's Greenway Trail, and the city ballfields are full almost every night as youngsters practice for the start of baseball and softball seasons, which is just around the corner...