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Stories from Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wildcats are on a roll (02/16/12)
The Cassville Wildcats are on a roll. Danny Powers' club went on the road and defeated East Newton 44-39 on Friday night to claim their eighth win in their last 10 outings. Since losing back-to-back games against Carl Junction and Mt. Vernon in early January, the Wildcats have hit their stride just in time for district tournament play...
Purdy sweeps McAuley (02/16/12)
The Purdy Eagles and Lady Eagles basketball teams picked up a pair of victories over McAuley last Friday night. The Eagles cruised to an 82-41 victory over the Warriors. Purdy led 23-8 after one quarter of play and 47-17 at halftime. The Eagles outscored McAuley 25 to 16 in the third period, and nine different Purdy players scored points in the game...
Cassville handles Lady Cubs 46-24 (02/16/12)
The Cassville Lady Wildcats used their interior size and crisp ball movement to earn a 46-24 victory over the Monett Lady Cubs last week. "Cassville did a good job of getting into the paint and finishing," said Monett Cubs coach Derrek Uhl. The Lady Wildcats' Jaime Everett and Emily Speakman combined for the game's first 7 points before Monett's Hunter Glouse sank two free throws at the 4:16 mark of the first quarter to put the Lady Cubs on the board...
Wheaton teams split games with Verona (02/16/12)
The Wheaton Bulldogs held off a fourth quarter rally by Verona to earn a 49-47 Ozark 7 victory last Tuesday night. Verona and Wheaton battled to a 9-9 tie after one quarter of play. Wheaton dominated the second period, outscoring the Wildcats 16-4 to take a 25-13 lead into halftime...
Southwest Trojans roll past McAuley, 70-34 (02/16/12)
The Southwest Trojans solidified their lead in the Ozark 7 Conference race with a commanding 70-34 win over Joplin's McAuley Warriors on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Four Trojans reached double figures in the game as Southwest improved to 17-4 on the season and 7-1 in league play...
SW ladies pick up win over Galena (02/16/12)
The Southwest Lady Trojans won their final nonconference game of the season at Galena on Monday, Feb. 6. Steve Rissler's team defeated the Lady Bears, 72-54, behind a 33-point performance by Michaela Mitchell. The very next night, Southwest traveled to Joplin and came away with a 64-28 win over the McAuley Lady Warriors. With that win, the Lady Trojans improved to 14-8 overall and 5-2 in the Ozark 7 Conference...
JOHN FOLAND (02/16/12)
John O. Foland, 73 of Jenkins, passed away on Feb. 10, 2012. Survivors include: his wife of 56 years, Sadonna Foland; his daughter, Cynthia and her husband, Steve Tennant, of Hanford, Calif., a daughter, Lynette Davey, of Cassville, and his son, Patrick L. Foland and his wife, Pamela, of Purdy; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters...
RUBY BAKER (02/16/12)
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by three brothers, Bill Spiva, J.C. Spiva and Ray Spiva; three sisters, Theresa Laudenslager, Maudine Johnson and Chloe Woolard and a grandson in law, Matt Rowe. She will be missed, but never forgotten. ...
DANNY MACKEY (02/16/12)
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cassville and attended O.K. Mission Baptist Church in Washburn. Survivors include: his companion of many years, Jeannie Nickell, of Cassville; his son, Jason Mackey and his wife, Janelle; his daughter, Julie Gadiaga and her husband, Demba; two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, "Junior" Mackey, his mother, Beulah Harris Garoutte, and his sister, Shila Cendroski...
RAY EASLEY (02/16/12)
Charley Ray Easley, 90, of Springdale, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Ark. He was born May 7, 1921, in Eagle Rock, the son of William Greenberry Easley and Mollie (Larcey) Easley. On April 3, 1941, in Wheaton, he was united in marriage to Roma Epperly...
PHILLIS JEAN PIERCE (02/16/12)
Phillis Jean Pierce, 71, of Eagle Rock, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in her home. 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...
DR. WILLIAM "BILL" KAROW (02/16/12)
William F. "Bill" Karow II, M.D., 75, of Springfield, formerly of Cassville, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, of cancer at his home. He was born March 9, 1936, in Duluth, Minn., the son of the late Kenneth and Florence Karow, who preceded him in death. His father, Kenneth, was head of the U.S. Forest Service in Cassville during the 1950s and '60s...
MELBA EAKIN (02/16/12)
Melba Sutton Eakin, 66, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield. She was born May 29, 1945, in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Luther and Jessie (LaCroix) Sutton. Surviving is her mother, Jessie Sutton, of Pineville, La. Preceding her in death were her father and her brother, Marlin Sutton...
GEORGE COFFEY (02/16/12)
George W. Coffey, 81, of Exeter, passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. He was born Feb. 22, 1930, in Barry County, the son of Tom and Alta (Stamps) Coffey. On Jan. 23, 1997, he was united in marriage to Marilyn (Chambers), who survives...
DAVID VESTAL (02/16/12)
David B. Vestal, 69, of Nevada, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin. He was united in marriage to Lucille Layton, who preceded him in death on Dec.12, 1995. He was also preceded in death by his parents. He served his country in the U.S. Army from April 26, 1961, until Jan. 29, 1963, when he was honorably discharged. He worked as a mechanic for Ford Motor Company and also did some oil prospecting. He was of the Baptist faith...
A great turnout for a fun event (02/16/12)
I was once again impressed by our local community on Saturday night. Area residents packed the Cassville High School gymnasium to watch the Habitat Hometown Heroes take on the Harlem Ambassadors. Those in attendance likely left a positive impression on the professional players as they cheered for both teams playing in the contest, which raised around $2,000 for Habitat For Humanity of South Barry County...
Letters (02/16/12)
Dear Editor: On Feb. 11, Habitat for Humanity of South Barry County hosted the Harlem Ambassadors professional show basketball team for a night of high-flying slam dunks, hilarious comedy and feel-good family entertainment. The Harlem Ambassadors would like to extend a special thank you to event organizers Nora Young and Louis Metz who planned and promoted the game. ...