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Stories from Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fans fill the gym for coach (05/29/08)
On May 24, a large number of community members turned out to show their appreciation for long-time Cassville basketball coach JC Duncan. A dedication ceremony was held in the district's elementary school gymnasium, which has been renamed the JC Duncan Gymnasium...
Crews install new water lines in Exeter (05/29/08)
Barry County now qualifies for federal disaster assistance (05/29/08)
Federal funds are now available to help individuals in Barry County recover from a tornado and severe storms that rolled through the area on May 10. A disaster declaration for Barry, Jasper and Newton counties was issued by President George Bush and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on May 23...
Search teams find missing woman (05/29/08)
87-year-old found alive in Piney Creek Wilderness area in the company of her dog
New bus entrances under construction (05/29/08)
Cassville R-IV School District bus drivers could begin using a new transportation route to drop off and pick up students at the district's elementary and high school campuses next year. Crews are working to construct a new road from 14th Street to Partridge Drive...
Family of four injured in crash on Highway 86 near Wheaton (05/29/08)
A family from Southwest City was injured in a three vehicle crash on Highway 86 two miles south of Wheaton last Thursday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Bozena M. Rouse, 82, Caroline M. Wales, 64, Katlin R. Wales, 15, and Tayler M. Wales, 11, all of Southwest City, received minor injuries in the crash. They were all four taken by ambulance to St. John's Hospital-Cassville, treated and released...
"Pride in Purdy" clean-up planned for May 31 (05/29/08)
The Purdy AmeriCorps Reading coaches and Purdy Fire Protection District will sponsor "Pride in Purdy Community Clean-Up Day: Take Two" on Saturday, May 31. The event has been scheduled to assist Purdy residents who need assistance cleaning up storm debris. Damaged properties inside and outside of Purdy are eligible for clean-up assistance...
Southwest Elementary prepares for summer school students (05/29/08)
Southwest Elementary School is preparing for a fun-filled summer school program, which will begin at 7:30 a.m. on June 2. Students should arrive at 7 a.m. for breakfast. This year's summer school classes will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each weekday in June...
Accomplished chef finds home at The Rib (05/29/08)
Chef Randell Ray, who previously worked as a movie industry caterer, has found a new home at The Rib, which is located on Highway 112 in Cassville. Originally from Miami, Okla., Ray began his culinary career nearly a dozen years ago when he began working in restaurants at the age of 16. After he graduated from high school, he decided to perfect his culinary skills by entering a post-secondary program...
Zoning issue approved in Butterfield (05/29/08)
The Butterfield City Council approved a zoning variance at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 12. Mike Young addressed the aldermen concerning plans he has developed for a housing addition that would be located on the north side of the city. He is working to re-plat around 15 acres of his property to support the construction of 36 residential houses and 10 commercial lots...
Purdy students excel at annual art competition (05/29/08)
Several Purdy art students received awards during the R-II School District's annual spring art show, which included over 750 pieces. The show was judged by Monett High School art instructor John Bremer and Purdy teacher Charlene Clark. Students who received art show awards this year are listed below by class...
CIS student qualify for TIP (05/29/08)
Several Cassville Intermediate School students have qualified for the 2008 fourth and fifth grade Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP). In order to quality for the honor students scored at or above the 95 percentile on a standardized achievement, aptitude or mental ability test. CIS students, who qualified for the honor based on their 2006-07 test scores, are listed below by grade level...
SW to welcome new high school principal (05/29/08)
Next year, the Southwest R-V School District will welcome Brad Clark, of Carthage, as its new high school principal. Clark has over 10 years of coaching and teaching experience in area school districts. "I think he really wants to get involved in uniting the high school and the community," said Superintendent Doug Lawyer. "He's very interested in becoming part of the community and very eager to get involved in our CSIP planning...
Dogwood show class winners announced (05/29/08)
Over 80 cars, trucks and motorcycles entered the Dogwood Car and Truck Festival, which was held in Roaring River State Park on May 10. The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the annual event, announced winners in class categories. Top trophy winners included:...
Barry County Fair plans progressing (05/29/08)
Competition for the Barry County Fair began last Thursday when more than 60 students received their baby chicks for the broiler grow-out contest. Area 4-H and FFA students will each raise 10 chicks at their homes and bring their three largest and best-looking birds to the fair for weigh-in and judging. Those students who also get three sponsors each will be able to participate in the Premium Auction...
Library district to kick off summer reading program (05/29/08)
A series of performances by juggler Brian Wendling will kick off the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library's 2008 summer reading program. "Don't Bug Me, I'm Juggling," a free juggling and comedy show, will be held at area branches on June 3, 4 and 5. "Kids are encouraged to read through the summer for fun," said Jean Berg, library district director. ...
HIS Children's Camp preparing for '08 season (05/29/08)
Steady stream of willing volunteers help camp founders for weeks of camping during summer
Wildcats will represent in all-star game (05/29/08)
A pair of Cassville High School football players have been chosen to participate in the seventh annual Sertoma Grin Iron Classic football game, which will be held on June 7 at Missouri State University's Plaster Sports Complex in Springfield. The West Team will be coached by Doug Buckmaster, of Joplin, and his staff...
Legion team ready to begin 2008 season (05/29/08)
The Post 118 American Legion Baseball team is primed to begin its summer season. The squad went 21-10 last year and lost in the district championship to Neosho. This year's squad will try and surpass that accomplishment, and with most of the starters returning, seems to have a good chance...
Wright finishes seventh and Wilbanks 10th at state meet (05/29/08)
Cassville High School's Billy Wright and Brittney Wilbanks both qualified to compete in the state track meet last week and Wright brought home some hardware. Wright, who was a first-time qualifier, finished seventh overall in the boys' discus throw event. The senior wasn't for sure that he would get past the preliminary round, but a 145' toss on his third and final throw in prelims, garnered him the last spot...
Chamber sponsors industrial tour event (05/29/08)
Showcasing local industry is the purpose of a Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce event that is scheduled to be held on Thursday, June 5. Beginning at 10 a.m., area citizens will have the opportunity to participate in a tour of Cassville-based industries. The tour schedule is as follows: Justin Brands, Inc., 10 to 10:45 a.m.; Arning Canopy Systems, Inc., 11 to 11:45 a.m.; lunch at Arning, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; Luck E Strike, 1 to 1:45 p.m.; and George's Feed Mill, 2 to 2:45 p.m...
Commerce Bank donates to Senior Center (05/29/08)
Discount Depot ribbon cutting (05/29/08)
RITA MCMASTER (05/29/08)
Rita McMaster, 96, of Cassville, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2008, at the Red Rose Inn in Cassville. She was born on May 4, 1912 in Eskridge, Kan., daughter of Frank and Cora (Johnson) Dill. She was united in marriage to Eldon McMaster on May 3, 1935, in Eskridge, Kan. ...
JERRY M. FAUSNAUGHT (05/29/08)
Jerry M. Fausnaught, 59, of Cassville, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2008, at the Red Rose Inn in Cassville. She was born on June 6, 1948, in San Antonio, Texas, daughter of John and Edith (Jackson) Nunley. She was a previous employee of Thorco in Cassville where she lived for more than 20 years before moving to Strafford four years ago...
STEVEN R. NIXON (05/29/08)
Steven R. Nixon, 53, of Wichita, Kan., passed away Monday, May 19, 2008, in St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kan., after a long illness. He was born April 28, 1955, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Clarence J. and Emma J. Nixon. He graduated from East High School in Wichita, Kan. He worked for Sedgwick County, the Wichita School System and owned a retail business in Wichita...
SANDRA "SANDY" BIERSCHWAL (05/29/08)
Sandra "Sandy" Bierschwal, 58, of Exeter, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2008, at her home in Exeter. She was born on Aug. 19, 1949, in Cassville, daughter of Ira and Ruth (Nelson) Brown, She was united in marriage to Rome "John" Bierschwal on March 10, 1980, in Miami, Okla., and he survives...
PATRICIA J. "TRISH" BEESON (05/29/08)
Patricia J. "Trish" Beeson, 50, of Washburn, passed away Monday, May 26, 2008, in Northwest Arkansas Medical Center, Bentonville, Ark. She was born June 19, 1957, in St. Marie, Calif., the daughter of John L. and Belva Cleora (DeWitt) Slye. She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother, James L. Slye...
LONNIE WESTON (05/29/08)
William 'Lonnie' Weston, age 83, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, May 19, 2008. He was born June 1, 1924, in Exeter, son of William Kendrick and Frances Elizabeth (Powell) Weston. On May 12, 1945, he married Betty Jean Wakefield, who survives. Additional survivors include: two daughters, Claudia Belen Weston, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lana Jean Weston-Feldman and her husband, Richard, of Clinton, Miss.; a brother, Lawrence H. Weston, of Monett; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren...
KIA YANG (05/29/08)
Kia Yang, 96, of Pierce City, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2008, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. Funeral services will be held June 6, 7, 8 and 9, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial will be in Dice Cemetery, Fairview. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
"DONNIE" RAY SCROGGINS (05/29/08)
"Donnie" Ray Scroggins, 43, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at his home in Golden. He was born on Sept. 20, 1964, in Eureka Springs, Ark., son of Donnie and Edith (Sherman) Scroggins. He was employed in sales for Shumaker Battery Outfitters for 20 years and a member of the Golden Circle Shores. He became a Christian and was baptized at the age of 12 and was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Golden...
Pork thieves are asked to come clean (05/29/08)
Dear Editor: I believe Cassville, Missouri, is a wonderful place to live, so I am hoping that a few, observant individuals can help me. Last Sunday, between the hours of 4 and 5 p.m. at the old city park, more specifically, the batting cages, someone stole around $150 worth of pork from my smoker/grill...