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Stories from Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Southwest R-V School Board holds lease purchase hearing (05/14/08)
The Southwest R-V School Board held a lease purchase hearing at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 8. Tom Pisarkiewicz, L.J. Hart and Company vice president, presented the board with information on financing a district improvement project that would include the renovation of the middle school bathrooms and the construction of a bus barn...
Children's Book Week to be celebrated in ER (05/14/08)
In honor of Children's Book Week, the Eagle Rock Library will host a special children's program at 10 a.m. on May 17. "Children's Book Week is a time that libraries, schools, bookstores and daycares celebrate reading," said Janea Coker, Barry Lawrence Regional Library programming coordinator. "It started in 1919."...
Miles-For-Meals fundraiser to be held on Saturday (05/14/08)
The Cassville Senior Center will host its 11th annual Miles-for-Meals fundraiser on the square in Cassville on Saturday, May 17. "This is a worthy cause," said Linda Parker, senior center administrator. "The money stays in the community and helps support the nutrition program and other senior center programs...
Roaring River to host annual Kids' Fishing Day (05/14/08)
On Saturday, young anglers will flock to Roaring River State Park for this year's spring Kids' Fishing Day event. Last year, 1,763 young anglers turned out for the annual event. "We are preparing for around the same number of kids as we had last year, but our tag sales have been down this year," said Jerry Dean, Roaring River Hatchery manager. "We think the high price of gas is keeping some people away."...
Sisters complete masterpiece (05/14/08)
Margaret Jump and Vida Finch spent the last two months creating a masterpiece. The sisters painted a remarkable mural at the Cassville Senior Center. "We are through," said Jump. "We wanted to tell you how much we appreciate all the support we got from each and every one of you. We made hundreds of new friends. We did not receive one negative comment, and we loved every minute of it."...
Wheaton students compete in state History Day contest (05/14/08)
Wheaton Junior High School eighth grade students Sheldon Harper and Tyler Schoelzel competed at Missouri History Day in Columbia on April 12. Although they did not advance to the national level, they represented their school well at the state competition...
Remembering the dead . . . (05/14/08)
Making sure the dead are remembered is one of the reasons Jack Fly and Ted Roller have spent days pouring over pages of county court records to find the names of Barry County paupers buried in one of two Barry County Poor Farm cemeteries...
Top graduates named at SW and Wheaton (05/14/08)
Southwest High School and Wheaton High School have released the names of their top seniors. The schools will celebrate graduation ceremonies this week and next week. Southwest High School named Kristina Outhouse, daughter of Alice and Kevin Outhouse, of Seligman, as valedictorian. Summer Step-hens, daughter of Bobby and Sherry Stephens, of Seligman, has been named salutatorian...
Car show dodged weather to attract 85 entries (05/14/08)
The severe weather held off long enough on Saturday for the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce to host a very successful Dogwood Car and Truck Festival at Roaring River State Park. Despite predictions of rain and hail, the car show attracted 85 entries, which was a very good turnout according to Chamber Executive Director Amy White...
CHS to graduate over 150 seniors (05/14/08)
Cassville's Top 10 graduates The Top 10 graduates of Cassville High School's Class of 2008 are pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Jeffery Blankenship, son of Steven and Deanna Blankenship, of Jenkins; valedictorian Kyle Mills, son of Janet Mills, of Cassville, and Harry Mills, of Littleton, Colo.; salutatorian Andrew Belisle, whose legal guardians are Ellis and Lillian Welker, of Eagle Rock; Kelly Walsh, son of Brian and Nancy Walsh, of Cassville; and Devan Scroggins, son of Donald and Oleta Scroggins, of Golden. Second row: Tracy Dolis, daughter of Tammy Pueppke, of Cassville, and Mike Dolis, of Aurora; Mary Beth Allen, daughter of Greg and Karen Allen, of Cassville; Brittney Gatley, daughter of Stu and Debbie Gatley, of Cassville; Whitney Harrison, daughter of Mike and Teresa Harrison, of Cassville; and Dayna Craig, daughter of Edwin and Phyllis Easley, of Cassville. Baccalaureate services will be held tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m., and commencement will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 18. Both services will be held in the CHS gymnasium.
Tornado tears through Purdy, killing one (05/14/08)
"This one was bad, but it could have been a lot worse. You see the path of the tornado and you realize it missed the more heavily populated areas." - Congressman Roy Blunt
County jail is ready to grow (05/14/08)
Jail pods arrive in Cassville
SK Senior Center to host tourney (05/14/08)
The Shell Knob Senior Center will host its second annual two-person scramble golf benefit on June 13 at Cassville Golf Club. Corporate and individual sponsorships for the event are being solicited now. Advertising promotional items are also welcomed. If a business would like to participate, call the Shell Knob Senior Center at 417-858-6952...
Book signing at museum to feature over a dozen local authors (05/14/08)
A book signing will be held at the Barry County Museum, which is located next to For the Birds on Highway 112 in Cassville, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 17. Books and local authors that will be featured at the event include: "Voices from the Past" by Charlotte A. ...
Haynes to play college baseball (05/14/08)
Kelby Haynes' baseball career began at age 4 and it doesn't look like it will end anytime soon. On Monday, the Cassville High School senior realized his dream of playing college baseball when he signed a letter of intent with College of the Ozarks...
Wildcats compete at Republic tournament (05/14/08)
The Cassville Wildcat baseball team had a win and a loss in the Republic Tournament this past week, ending an impressive 12-game winning streak. Cassville's loss to Republic was only the second of the season. The Tigers, who are the first seed in this week's district tournament, were able to overpower the Wildcats 11-1 in five innings...
Chamber to sponsor first golf tourney (05/14/08)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce is planning to hold a brand new event this spring. The chamber's first annual four-person scramble golf tournament is slated for Friday, May 30 at the Cassville Golf Course, and all area residents are invited to participate...
CHS track athletes qualify for sectionals (05/14/08)
Cassville Wildcat track teams qualified nine athletes for sectionals, which will be held next Saturday at Branson. Both the boys' and girls' track teams travelled to Nevada on Monday to compete at the district meet, which was rescheduled from Saturday due to severe weather...
Southwest runners are state bound (05/14/08)
The Southwest Trojans extended their track season one more week, qualifying athletes to state in five events at the Class 2 track and field sectional meet at Lamar on Saturday, May 10. The Trojans qualified three relay teams to state and broke yet another school record along the way. The 4x100 meter relay quartet of Josh Hartin, Caleb Mitchell, Levi Roberts and D. K. Moose flew to a second place finish in 46.19, breaking a hallowed record from the 1989 season...
RAYMOND "RAY" EARL SLINKER IV (05/14/08)
Raymond "Ray" Earl Slinker IV 36, of Seligman, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at his home. He as born Aug. 7, 1971, at Kelso, Wash., to Raymond Darrie Slinker and Donna Jeannette Straw. He moved to the area 33 years ago. He was a farmer. Survivors include: one daughter, Skylar Ann Slinker; his father, Raymond Slinker, of Arizona; his mother, Donna Lundy, of Seligman; one brother, Mike Slinker, of Fayetteville, Ark.; and two sisters, Lisa Davis and Connie Pullen, both of Seligman...
DOROTHY CASE (05/14/08)
Dorothy Case, 71, of Purdy, passed away Monday, May 12, 2008, in the Missouri Rehabilitation Center, Mt. Vernon. She was born July 5, 1936, in Mano, the daughter of James E. and Bessie (Brock) Sanders. On May 8, 1976, in New Orleans, La., she was united in marriage to John Case, who survives...
WAYNE WORMINGTON (05/14/08)
Wayne Wormington, 74, of Cassville, passed away Monday, May 12, 2008, at his home. He was born July 28, 1933, in Purdy, the son of Clyde and Julia (Stone) Wormington, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by three daughters; two brothers; and two sisters...
CHRISTOPHER WAYNE MORRIS STOVER (05/14/08)
Christopher Wayne Morris Stover, 24, Seligman, passed away Friday, May 9, 2008, in Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Sept. 21, 1983, in Rogers, Ark., the son of Billy Wayne and Debra D. (Horton) Morris. He was united in marriage Nov. 17, 2000, in Eureka Springs, Ark., to Kimberly Echols and to this union one son, Edwin Alan Morris was born, and both survive...
VELMA AMBOLENE TILFORD-JUEL (05/14/08)
Velma Ambolene Tilford-Juel, 77, of Seligman, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2008, at her home. She was born on May 25, 1930, in Garfield, Ark., the daughter of Hudson and Lula (Lundy) Robinette. She was united in marriage to Arlus Tilford in 1945. ...
GEORGE ELBURN "HUCK" ULMER (05/14/08)
George Elburn "Huck" Ulmer, 78, of Cassville, passed Friday, May 9, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Butterfield, the son of Clarence and Eula (Hankins) Ulmer. On Dec. 15, 1950, in Eureka Springs, Ark., he was united in marriage to Ruby Sanders, who survives...
MARGARET A. SCHOEN KUTZ (05/14/08)
Margaret a. Schoen Kutz, 82, of Freistatt, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. She was born June 4, 1925, in Pierce City the daughter of Gustav and Caroline Meyer Lampe. She married Oscar E. Schoen on Nov. 7, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1981. She married LaVerne Kutz on April 16, 1988, and he survives...
DENA LEONA PINNER (05/14/08)
Dena Leona Pinner, 49, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Friday, May 9, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Sept. 14, 1958, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., the daughter of William and Thelma (East) Heard. On Dec. 23, 1990, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., she was united in marriage to Mark Pinner, who survives...
FRANCIS VERLE NUNGESSER (05/14/08)
Francis Verle Nungesser, 88, of Mead, Nebraska, died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, in Wahoo, Nebraska. He was born Oct. 22, 1919, in Jefferson Township, Iowa, to Fredrick George and Edith Pearl (McGinnis) Nungesser. He married Lora Jensen in Des Moines, Iowa, on Nov. ...
ELLIS KELLY "KJ" KISLER, JR. (05/14/08)
Ellis Kelly "KJ" Kisler, Jr., 40, of Seligman, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008, from injuries sustained in the tornado at Purdy. He was born June 11, 1967, in Cassville, the son of Ellis Kelly and Reta (Periman) Kisler. He received his education at Cassville R-IV Schools. He lived in Barry County his entire life and was a self-employed mechanic...
Getting ready to let go (05/14/08)
It's amazing to me how the mind works, especially at those pivotal times in my life when change is on the horizon. For weeks now, I have found myself thinking about the past 18 years of my son Ryan's life as if I was flipping through the pages of a photo album. ...
Observations made about political signs (05/14/08)
Dear Editor: Last week, Bob Mitchell in "Ozark Views and Comments" made some astute observations concerning political signs and elections in Barry County. As one who has followed "grass roots" political efforts for over 30 years, I have some observations on political signs. Signs are most effective when they are first put up. After about two weeks, if not just over a week, they become "old news" or just fade into the background and are no longer noticed...
ERGM fire chief offers information (05/14/08)
To the patrons of the Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano Fire Protection District:
Mayor urges citizens to use common sense (05/14/08)
Dear Editor: Many, if not most of your readers, will agree that our weather of late has certainly been unpredictable this year! Usually, to talk about the weather is a conversation topic if nothing else can be said of importance. However, my letter is to address the weather in a conversation with our community, and does bear very much importance...