What a way to move

Thursday, October 5, 2006

The historic Wooten house, which became known as the Cassville School District's "White House," was moved from the school to its new location on Highway 112. The process took time and required the help of many individuals, including crews from Barry Electric. The structure was purchased by Ron Akers, who was the only bidder for the house. He paid the school district $1 for the old house and then was responsible for costs associated with the moving the structure off R-IV property. The White House had previously been home to the district's Parents As Teachers and preschool programs. Now that the house has been removed, Dalton-Killinger can begin construction on a new intermediate school building. According to Superintendent Jim Orrell, the contractor is expected to move his equipment in next week and excavation work will begin shortly. R-IV District voters approved a $7.1 million bond issue, which included construction of a new building to house third, fourth and fifth grade students. The Wooten home was built by Marion and Lucille Wooten, owners of Wooten Drug Store in Cassville, which is now Whitley's Pharmacy. Democrat Photo

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