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Stories from Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fatal crash leads to manslaughter charges (05/27/10)
A Purdy teenager has been charged with felony manslaughter following a fatal car crash that claimed the life of a Fairview teenager. Sierra N. Wood, 17, was arrested on Sunday morning on charges of manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, no driver's license and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway...
Aquatic center to open Saturday (05/27/10)
The Cassville Family YMCA is gearing up for the 2010 swim season. Open swim hours will begin at the Cassville Aquatic Center at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 29. "The city has been painting and refreshing the slides and other areas," said Michelle Bredeson, Cassville Family YMCA facility manager. "They also purchased all new chairs for the aquatic park...
Ladycats set relay record (05/27/10)
The Cassville Ladycats broke an 11-year-old record in the 4x200 meter relay in sectional competition on Saturday at Marshfield and qualified for the Class 3 state track meet. The quartet of Calisia Brooks, Risa Darveaux, Reba Dupont and Danielle Pianalto took first place with a 1:48.32 clocking, eclipsing the previous record of 1:49.9 set back in 1999...
New business offers unique shopping experience (05/27/10)
Towneley Furnishings, located at 613 Main St. in Cassville, will offer the local community more than upscale used furniture and home decor. The business, which is owned by Chuck and Pat Pilant, will provide store visitors with a unique shopping experience...
County Calendar (05/27/10)
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...
GENEVA OWENS (05/27/10)
Geneva Maria Owens, 77, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2010, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Arrangements will be announced 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...
MARY HELEN WORMINGTON (05/27/10)
Mary Helen Wormington, 68, of Greenfield, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010, in her home. She was born June 22, 1941, in Barry County, the daughter of Raymond and Mary (Hubbell) Hayes. On April 12, 1960, she was united in marriage to Wayne Wormington, who preceded her in death on May 12, 2008. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two daughters, Patsy and Julie Ann; and two brothers, George and Delbert...
ALLEN T. "AL" GOOD (05/27/10)
Allen T. "Al" Good, 72, of Cassville, passed away Friday, May 21, 2010, in his home. He was born March 14, 1938, in Chappell, Neb., the son of Rowland and Ruth (Miller) Good. On May 8, 1999, he was united in marriage to Louise Douthitt, who survives...
JESSICA NICOLE PETTENGILL (05/27/10)
Jessica Nicole Pettengill, 17, of Wheaton, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2010, in an automobile accident. She was born April 10, 1993, in Springfield, the daughter of Dwayne and Helen (Shrum) Pettengill, who survive. Additional survivors include: her grandmother, Laurana Shrum, of Washburn; one brother, Jeff Pettengill and his wife, Michelle, of Wheaton; three sisters, Lisa Pettengill, of Cassville, Kristy Paul and her husband, Shane, and their children, Daryl and Josie, of Ft. ...
JOSEPH FRANKLIN GEORGE (05/27/10)
Joseph Franklin George, 76, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010, in Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon. He was born March 15, 1934, the son of Franklin Harrison and Elsie Emma (Kilpatrick) George, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were one brother, Lee George, and one sister, Carolyn Pennel...
KIMBERLY THOMSEN (05/27/10)
Kimberly Thomsen, 38, of Aurora, passed away Friday, May 21, 2010, in her home. She was born April 8, 1972, in Springfield, the daughter of Michael and Joyce Ann (Wilcox) Shaw. On July 22, 2000, she was united in marriage to Andrew Clint Thomsen, who survives...
ETHEL GENNIE SUMMERS (05/27/10)
Ethel Gennie Summers, 85, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. Arrangements will be announced 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...
WILLIAM MARCELL "BILL" LEACH, JR. (05/27/10)
William Marcell "Bill" Leach, Jr., 69, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, May 24, 2010, in his home. Preceding him in death were his parents and a step-daughter, Jackie Mayer, in 2006. He received his education in Independence, graduating from Independence High School. ...
ALMA BERNICE GARRETT (05/27/10)
Alma Bernice Garrett, 59, of Cassville, passed away Monday, May 24, 2010, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
RAYMOND E. "WHITEY" VOSS (05/27/10)
Rough and gruff but secret Teddy Bear Raymond E. "Whitey" Voss, age 82, passed away quietly at home May 19th, 2010. He was born to Leo Robert and Hazel Augusta Voss February 29th, 1928. He married his lifelong companion, Violet Wilkerson Voss on February 27th, 1949. He was preceded in death by his parents and oldest Daughter Connie Rae Robbins and great-grandson Kyrun Gaston-Voss...
HOWARD L. MOORE (05/27/10)
Howard L. Moore, 93, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010, in his home. He was born Aug. 13, 1916, in Cassville, the son of Rufus C. and Mittie M. (Johnson) Moore. On Nov. 23, 1950, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Barbara E. Bradley, who preceded him in death on April 7, 1995. Also preceding him in death were his parents; an infant brother; a sister; and a grandson...
Myth: newspapers are washed up (05/27/10)
This week, I am choosing to run a guest editorial written by Margaret Sullivan, editor of The Buffalo (N.Y.) News. Her commentary is part of the American Society of Newspaper Editors' "Myth Busters" series of opinion pieces that prove newspapers, like your own Cassville Democrat, are alive and well and still going strong. ~ Lisa Schlichtman...