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Stories from Thursday, February 17, 2011

Renovation made memorable (02/17/11)
What would you put in a time capsule? That question was recently put to Debbie Whitley, wife of Blake Whitley, owners of Whitley's Pharmacy in Cassville, along with the challenge of having two hours to complete the mission because the space to hold the contents would soon be closed forever...
Suicide prevention is focus of SW COED grant project (02/17/11)
The Southwest Coalition of Excellent Decision-Makers (SW COED) will be launching a suicide prevention and education effort thanks to a $1,900 grant the local group received from the Missouri Department of Mental Health. "The goal of this project is to enhance the skills of teachers, administrators, counselors and pastors on how to recognize and respond to the signs of suicide while also educating students on distinguishing the signs of suicide," said Kati Rose, SW COED secretary who is serving as project coordinator for the suicide prevention grant.. ...
Local citizens urged to report street problems (02/17/11)
As roads are cleared of snow and ice, travellers may notice damage caused by recent weather extremes. City of Cassville officials know the freezing and thawing have taken a toll on city streets and they want citizens to keep them informed about new potholes and uneven street surfaces...
Feeding the spirit as well as the body (02/17/11)
Janet Mills, coordinator of the food pantry at the United Methodist Church in Cassville, is well aware of just how hard it is for seasonally employed and other unemployed people and their families to survive the harsh winter months. "We are seeing approximately 300 people each month at our walk-in pantry," Mills said. "We are also serving about 100 seniors through our Senior Box program and another 100 families with our monthly commodities distribution."...
Lady Wildcats fight off Lamar, 49-42 (02/17/11)
With the snow melting away, area high schools played a bevy of games on "Makeup Saturday" as teams fought to fit in contests before the start of district tournaments. The Cassville Lady Wildcats had the home fans standing and cheering in appreciation on Saturday afternoon, and that was still during the junior varsity contest. The Cassville jayvee pulled out a double-overtime thriller against Lamar in the matinee game, beating the Lady Tigers 39-38...
Stensrud to play college ball (02/17/11)
A heavily recruited basketball player from Exeter made her college choice public last Friday. Destani Stensrud, a Lady Tiger senior, signed a letter of intent to join the William Woods University Lady Owls next season. The signing ceremony was held at Exeter High School with Destani's family in attendance as well as her new college coach, Dan Chapla, and high school coach, Jason Cole...
RALPH TABOR (02/17/11)
Ralph Tabor, 82, of Shell Knob, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was born on Nov. 8, 1928, in Springdale, Ark., son of Henry and Irene (Tweedy) Tabor. He attended Monitor Country School in Arkansas. He then joined the U.S. ...
ALFRED "PETE" SAUNDERS (02/17/11)
Alfred "Pete" Saunders, 88, of Purdy, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Cox Monett Hospital in Monett. He was born on July 3, 1922, son of Clarence and Cora Preddy Saunders, in Cassville. He was a longtime resident of Barry County and worked for Bill Roller for many years as a machine shop foreman. ...
WILLIAM "BILL" PENNEWELL (02/17/11)
William "Bill" Edward Pennewell, 75, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at his home. He was born Feb. 23, 1935, in Stover, the son of William Bryan and Lettie (Hutchenson) Pennewell. On June 1, 1955, in Kansas City, Kan., he was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Slater, who survives...
RANDALL RALPH "RANDY" JOHNSTON (02/17/11)
Randall Ralph "Randy" Johnston, 54, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, in his home. He was born Dec. 4, 1956, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Ralph Thomas and Meryl Helen (Layson) Johnston, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were two brothers; one sister and the love of his life, Peggy Smith...
LARRY BLYTHE (02/17/11)
Larry Hudson Blythe passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at the Mt. Vernon Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, Mo., at the age of 79 years. Mr. Blythe, son of William Clinton and Amy Jewell (Hudson) Blythe, was born on March 29, 1931, in Cassville, Mo. He was a lifelong Cassville resident and was a 1949 graduate of Cassville High School...
PAT BASS (02/17/11)
Pat Bass, age 78, of Monett, Mo., formerly of Eagle Rock, Mo., passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Lacoba Homes in Monett following a lengthy illness. Pat was born on December 11, 1932, in Monett; the son of the late Elisha and Thelma (Thomas) Bass. Pat was a graduate of the Class of 1950 in Monett...
NOLA ASH (02/17/11)
Nola F. Ash, 93, of Monett, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. She was born June 12, 1917, in McDowell, the daughter of Edward C. and Myrtle (King) Koch. On March 12, 1936, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Warner Ash, who preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 2005. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law...
BETTY MAE VADER (02/17/11)
Betty Mae Vader, 90, of Eagle Rock, passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, in Brighton Ridge Nursing Home, Eureka Springs, Ark. She was born Dec. 5, 1920, in Springdale, Ark., the daughter of William and Ruth (Denton) Cook. On July 23, 1939, in Kansas City, she was united in marriage to Ira Senter Vader, who preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents; a grandson, three brothers, George, Lawrence and William Cook; and a sister, Geraldine Lewis...
MARGIE CHANDLER (02/17/11)
Marguaret "Margie" Louise Chandler, 76 of Cassville, Mo., passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at the St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. Margie, or Mimi, as many called her, was born Nov. 29, 1934, near Exeter, Mo., in Barry County. She was the daughter of the late Charles "Chock" and Bertha (Cassity) Moore. ...
HERBERT LEE RIOTT (02/17/11)
Herbert Lee Riott, 69, of Purdy, passed away at his home on Feb. 12, 2011. He was born on Sept. 6, 1941 in Abesville, son of Claude and Mary (Coin) Riott. He was raised in the Barry County area and attended school in McDowell. He worked most of his life in construction and as an independent truck driver...
BERNETA OPAL DALTON (02/17/11)
Berneta Opal Dalton, 90, of Miami, Okla., formerly of rural Cassville, passed away on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at her home. She was born on May 5, 1920, in Eagle Rock, daughter of Ruben and Ida (Shrum) Maloney. She was united in marriage to Bennett Theodore Dalton on June 5, 1938, at Oak Ridge in Barry County. ...
VICKI D. BURCH (02/17/11)
Vicki D. Burch, 37, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in her home. She was born Aug. 19, 1973, in Aurora, the daughter of Robert E. and Virginia (Shelley) Carter. On March 31, 1996, in Butterfield, she was united in marriage to Bill Burch, who survives...
A 24/7 response (02/17/11)
Southwest Missouri is emerging from a deep freeze that seemed to bring activity to a halt for almost two weeks. With over a foot of snow on the ground, subzero temperatures added insult to injury and made snow removal efforts extra challenging. Most area residents prepared for the worst and kept off the roadways during the height of the winter storm. ...