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Stories from Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Waters cover recreational areas at Big M (03/26/08)
According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Table Rock Lake crested at 928.9 feet on Saturday. Although waters will not continue to rise, damage has probably already been done to many local recreational areas, including Big M, located near Eagle Rock. Several campgrounds located at Big M are completely covered by water and the marina is only accessible by boat at this time...
Rainfall causes lake levels to rise (03/26/08)
Although Flat Creek, Roaring River and other local waterways have receded since the flooding that occurred last week, lake levels have risen, and many area docks, marinas and campgrounds have been affected by the rising waters. "We have been physically letting out cables every four hours since last Wednesday," said Denver Dixon, Big M Marina owner. "We were changing cables up until yesterday."...
Newborn discovered dead in area home (03/26/08)
Last Friday, the Barry County Sheriff's Department began investigating the death of a newborn baby who was found wrapped in a plastic bag inside a closet at a Seligman residence. On March 21, Sergeant Justin Thompson, of the Bentonville, Ark., Police Department, called Chief Deputy Leonard Collins, of the Barry County Sheriff's Department, to report that a 16-year-old female from Seligman had been admitted to a Bentonville, Ark., hospital for a miscarriage...
Underage drinking is topic of meeting (03/26/08)
Today, nearly 10.8 million youth, ages 12 to 20, are underage drinkers. The average age of first use in the United States is 10 to 11 years old, and most young people who start drinking before the age of 21 do so when they're 13 to 14 years old. In the Cassville area, the age of first use is 8 to 10 years old...
Assessment identifies Barry County's leading health risks (03/26/08)
A community health assessment report that was compiled by the Barry County Health Department has identified several health issues that the department will work to raise awareness about over the next year. "We prioritized what we felt were the issues that caused the most deaths," said Kathleen King, health department administrator. "One of the priorities, overweight and obesity, is an issue here and across the nation."...
CHS Wildcat tracksters are ready to run in 2008 (03/26/08)
The Cassville Wildcat and Ladycat track athletes have begun their 2008 season and hope to build on last year's success. Boys track The Cassville boys track squad is the largest its been in Coach David Large's six-year tenure with the program. This year, there are 55 boys listed on the track roster...
Cassville track teams open season at Mac County (03/26/08)
The Cassville girls and boys track team opened up the 2008 season at McDonald County last Thursday night. The Wildcat boys finished third overall at the Mustang Stampede and the Ladycats ended up in eighth place. Other teams competing at the meet included Carthage, East Newton, Jasper, McDonald County, Monett, Neosho, Pierce City, Purdy, Seneca and Southwest...
CHS golfers ready to take the title (03/26/08)
The Cassville Wildcat golf team fell just short last year taking second overall in the Big 8 Conference tournament. This year, with all five varsity golfers returning, the 'Cats are thinking first place would be a better way to finish off the 2008 season...
Roller surpasses 1,000 points (03/26/08)
Mason Roller, a junior from Purdy High School, crossed the 1,000-point mark near the end of the 2008 basketball season. Roller achieved the feat in an Ozark 7 Conference game against in-county rival Southwest. The Eagles beat the Trojans 51-44 and Roller had 16 points in the contest. His 1,000th point actually came in the first half on a free-throw attempt...
WALTER B. PEDELTY (03/26/08)
Walter B. Pedelty Jr., 88, of Cassville, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2008, at his home in Cassville. He was born on April 11, 1919, in Mason City, Iowa, son of Walter B. and Hazel (Hill) Pedelty. He was united in marriage on April 11, 1942, in Nevada, to his wife, Pauline, who preceded him in death five years ago...
BECKY BURNETTE (03/26/08)
Rebecca A. "Becky" Burnette, 51, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. She was born Nov. 24, 1956, in Monett, the daughter of Curtis "Fat" and Ruby (Mattingly) Anderson. On March 28, 1975, she was united in marriage to Bobby L. Burnette, who survives...
BILLY JOE WILLIAMS (03/26/08)
Billy Joe Williams, 67, of Purdy, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born July 30, 1940, in Cassville, the son of "Buss" Earl and Gladys (Gardner) Williams. He is preceded in death by his father and a brother, Johnny Williams...
NORIS EDWARD PETOT (03/26/08)
Noris Edward Petot, 85, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, March 24, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Dec. 15, 1922, in St. Louis, the son of Edward William and Mary Elizabeth (Keckenkamp) Petot, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister...
Join the discussion (03/26/08)
This coming Monday, citizens in the Cassville area will have the opportunity to join an important discussion about an issue that plagues this community as well as others across the United States. A "Start Talking Before They Start Drinking" town hall meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 31 in the Cassville High School commons area, and we urge all concerned citizens to attend...