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Stories from Thursday, February 24, 2011

Community grieves death of young girl (02/24/11)
Students at Cassville Intermediate School are keeping what R-4 Superintendent Richard Asbill calls a "stiff upper lip" in the wake of the tragic loss of their classmate and friend, Melissa Kief. Kief, 10, and a fourth grade student at Cassville, died Monday from injuries she suffered Saturday night in a head-on crash that also seriously injured her father, Kenneth Kief, 33, of Washburn, and a passenger in the vehicle that struck them, Sandra S. ...
Murder confessions allowed as evidence (02/24/11)
The judges who will be presiding over the murder trials of David Spears and Christopher Collings issued orders last week denying the defenses' motions to suppress the two men's confessions. Spears and Collings are accused of raping and murdering 9-year-old, Rowan Ford, in November 2007 at Collings' trailer in Wheaton...
Backpack program gets boost (02/24/11)
The Southwest R-5 School District was one of the beneficiaries of grant funds awarded by Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO) last week. Southwest's backpack program received a $13,000 Cooper Regional Grant from the CFO in partnership with Commerce Trust. ...
Thousands will gather at Roaring River on March 1 (02/24/11)
Starting next weekend, anglers will begin to trickle and then pour into Cassville with one day and one destination in mind: Opening Day of the 2011 trout season at Roaring River State Park. In the early morning hours of March 1 well before dawn, anglers will begin to line the banks of Roaring River with rods and reels at the ready, hoping to catch one of the 50 or so lunkers lurking under the surface of the chilly water...
Wildcats dunk rival Monett 67-47 (02/24/11)
On Senior Night at Cassville, the Wildcats pitched their resume to the rest of Class 4 District 12 with a 67-47 win over the Monett Cubs on Tuesday night. The 20-point victory over their conference, district and Highway 37 rival helped Cassville to a higher seed in the upcoming district tournament at Monett...
Ladycats fall in districts (02/24/11)
The MSHSAA Class 4 District 12 Basketball Tournament at Monett opened with a mild upset Monday night. Lightly-regarded Reeds Spring raced to a big third-quarter lead, then withstood a furious Cassville comeback to defeat the Lady Wildcats in overtime, 62-59...
HOWARD E. SMITH (02/24/11)
Howard E. Smith, 79, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at his home. He was born on June 29, 1931, son of Ed and Dorothy (Sther) Smith in Spokane, Wash. At the age of 2, He moved with his family to Seattle, Wash., where he was raised and spent most of his life. ...
WENDELL BOYD STRINGER (02/24/11)
Wendell Boyd Stringer, 52, of Golden, passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at his home. He was born in Cassville, on Oct. 29, 1958, the son of Aaron C. and Edith D. (Garrett) Stringer, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Emery Towler...
RAYMOND STAPLETON, JR. (02/24/11)
Raymond Stapleton, Jr., 66, of Verona, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in his home following a lengthy illness. He was born June 24, 1944, in Shell Knob, the son of the late Dale and Margie Stapleton. He was retired from a family owned cleaning business. Prior to his cleaning business, he worked for 11 years as a butcher at Russ' Supermarket in Purdy...
CLYDE LLOYD HAGEE (02/24/11)
Clyde Lloyd Hagee, 80, of Purdy, formerly of Washburn, passed away Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. He was born Nov. 30, 1930, in El Paso, Texas, the son of Ralph C. and Myrtis (Tannehill) Hagee. On Aug. 20, 1950, in Mason, Texas, he was united in marriage to Lucille J. Kelso, who preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 1999, after 48 years of marriage. Also preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Bruce and Gordon Hagee; and a great-granddaughter...
MELISSA KAYE KIEF (02/24/11)
Melissa Kaye Kief, 10-year-old daughter of Kenneth Kief and granddaughter of Kenneth and Arenda Kief, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, following injuries she received in a car accident. Besides her father and paternal grandparents, she is also survived by her mother, Dorothy Michelle Kief; her maternal grandparents, John and Linda Bebout; a half-brother, Korey Stark, of Bolivar; an uncle, Chris Kief, of Cassville; and a special cousin, Darlene Ada Kief, of Neosho.. ...
The value of a strong school system (02/24/11)
Last week, the Cassville R-4 School District received a visit from Dr. Dennis Cooper, area supervisor from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, who was in town to conduct the district's MSIP evaluation. Because of Cassville's outstanding test scores and overall performance, the district was granted a full MSIP review waiver and the visit was described as a celebration of all that Cassville was doing right as a public school district...