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Stories from Thursday, August 19, 2010

City approves zoning change (08/19/10)
Access Family Care to build new facility on Business 37
Friday Squared offers fun for all ages (08/19/10)
District begins school year with less funding (08/19/10)
As hundreds of local students return to classrooms this week, area school districts are facing harsh state funding cuts. The Cassville R-4 School District has seen around a $600,000 decrease in funding for the 2010-11 school year. Last spring, school districts across Missouri were notified that they would see a reduction in basic school formula funding. Districts ended the 2009-10 school year with a 98 percent proration of basic formula funding...
County Calendar (08/19/10)
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. SUPPORT GROUP: Anyone who is concerned about a friend's or loved one's drinking is invited to attend the Cassville Al-Anon Family Group, which meets at 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Cassville...
CHARLES RICHARD "CHUCK" HUTINETT (08/19/10)
Charles Richard "Chuck" Hutinett, 69, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, in Cassville. He was born Jan. 19, 1941, in Chanute, Kan., the son of Frank and Bertha Lillian (Rodgers) Hutinett. He attended St. Patrick's School and Chanute High School. From 1958 to 1962, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps...
SMSGT JEROME (JERRY) (BUD) REID (08/19/10)
Retired U.S. Air Force SMSgt Jerome (Jerry) Reid, loving husband, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and community leader made his journey to be with the Lord on July 16, 2010. His wife, children and grandchildren were by his side. He passed away at the age of 75 at ETMC Hospital in Tyler, Texas...
RICKY A. GRANGER (08/19/10)
Ricky A. Granger, 43, of Stella, passed away Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, in Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho. He was born March 31, 1967, in Stella, the son of Joe R. and Wanda (Blevins) Granger. Survivors include: his father, Joe Granger, of Stella; three brothers, Richard Granger, of Pierce City, Billy Granger, of Purdy, and Benny Granger, of Liberal, Kan.; and two sisters, Scherry Divine, of Stella, and Tammy Wecker, of Pierce City...
RUBY FRANCES PITTS (08/19/10)
Ruby F. Pitts, 87, of Lynnwood, Wash., passed away Aug. 4, 2010. She was born on Jan. 13, 1923, in Jenkins. She lived in Wichita, Kan., for 18 years, moving to Washington state in 1968. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, active in many church activities, and was church secretary at the Mountlake Terrace Church of Christ...
SANDRA ELAINE MOELLER (08/19/10)
Sandra Elaine Moeller, 67, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, in her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1942, in Louisa, Ky., the daughter of Clarence and Shirley (Hazlett) Merideth. In 1997, she was united in marriage to Dwaine A. Moeller, who preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2007. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, Carol Kennedy; and one brother-in-law, Ace Kennedy...
JANET LYNNE WIEFERICH (08/19/10)
Janet Lynne Wieferich, 42, of Purdy, passed away Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, in her home. She was born Nov. 19, 1967, in Monett, the daughter of Daniel Wayne and Nancy Lou (Nickols) Thomas. She grew and received her education at Purdy, graduating with the class of 1986. She was a life-long resident of Purdy, where she was a homemaker...
HESTER ROY "SONNY" WOODRING, JR. (08/19/10)
Hester Roy "Sonny" Woodring, Jr., 77, of Pea Ridge, died Tuesday, August 10 at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville. He was born Feb. 13, 1933 at Oklahoma City, OK. to Hester Roy Woodring Sr. and Flora Madge Morris Woodring. He moved to this area in 1975 from Bethany, OK. ...
WILLIE HENDRIX (08/19/10)
Willie Hendrix, 86, of Washburn, passed away Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. He was born Sept. 21, 1923, in Washburn, the son of Thomas and Carrie (Norman) Hendrix. On Nov. 1, 1943, in Seligman, he was united in marriage to Helen Barnes and to this union was born a tiny son, Willie Joe "Jody" Hendrix, who died at birth...
Community support vital for schools (08/19/10)
As the 2010-11 school year begins this week, school districts across the nation are being forced to tighten their belts in the face of major cuts in state and federal aid. Some programs have suffered, but for the most part, local school districts have been able to maintain normal operations thanks to conservative budgeting and ongoing efforts to control expenses...