ACCIDENTS AND TRAGEDIES
Cassville- Walter Baker, 29, residing in the Oak Ridge community east of Cassville, lost his right eye as the result of a hunting accident. Baker, with his brother in law, William Cooper of Cassville, wre hunting quail and the latter was carrying an automatic shotgun. The two men were some distance apart when Cooper, hearing a quail rise up from the grass behind him turned quickly, putlling the automatic off safety as he did so. The gun accidentally discharged, peppering Baker with the shot.
Source: Kansas City, Star, Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 8, 1941
Orbie Brown, 33, farmer living west of Cassville, died in a Stella hospital last week from injuries he received when he was kicked in the stomach by a horse. A blood transfusion was used in an effort to save his live.
Source: Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Missouri, May 7, 1941
The residence of Dave McCubbin north of town, was destroyed by fire Tuesday. Mr. McCubbin was at home alone when the fire started, and he supposed it caught from a defective flue. A part of the contents were saved.
Source: The Monett Times, Monett, Mo. Sept. 27, 1912
ONE PERSON WAS KILLED AND FIVE PEOPLE WERE IN INJURED IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT OVER THE WEEKEND
The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the following reports:
A Jenkins woman was killed and five people were hurt in a one-vehicle accident two miles south of Cassville on Highway 112 in Barry County at 9:46 p.m. Friday.
Tammy Nickle, 36, the driver, was killed in the wreck. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Barry County Coroner Skip White. Her body was taken to Williamson Funeral Home in Cassville.
The five people injured were taken to St. John's Hospital-Cassville. Sustaining minor injuries were Angela Nickle, 12, of Jenkins; Phillip Powers, 18, of Cassville; and Robin Baker, 17, of Shell Knob. Receiving serious injuries was Christopher Nickle, 21, of Jenkins. Sustaining moderate injuries was Sean Powers, 15, of Cassville. The fatality occurred when the southbound Saturn SL2 driven by Nickle went off the road, struck a ditch and overturned several times, ejecting the driver. Investigating the accident was Trooper Gregory Curnes.
(Source: The Monett Times, Submitted by Jody Eggensperger)
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