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Stories from Thursday, June 5, 2008

SW scores big with grant (06/05/08)
Chaney Foundation donates to R-V district
Cassville Democrat graphic designers earn top honors (06/05/08)
Cassville Democrat graphic designers Veronica Stevenson, pictured at left, and Teresa Richards, pictured at right, were honored by the Missouri Advertising Managers Association this year. Stevenson, who joined the newspaper staff last year, won several awards in the 2008 Best Advertising Contest, including first place in the Best Full Page Ad division and second place in the Most Creative Use of Full Color division for an advertisement she created for Tru Photography. ...
City to move forward on First Street project (06/05/08)
Cassville aldermen voted Monday night to proceed with a major street improvement project on one of the city's busiest roadways. Based on preliminary cost projections, the city will spend just over $425,000 on improving First Street from Main to Highway 37. The council's vote to go ahead with the project was made after aldermen received a preliminary engineering report from Roger Berg with Scott Consulting Engineers, of Springfield, who will be serving as project engineers...
Memorial Day lake crowds better than expected (06/05/08)
Although Memorial Day weekend is often viewed as the beginning of the tourism season in Barry County, few area marina owners had high hopes for the three-day holiday weekend this year. Excess precipitation that fell in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas in April caused Table Rock Lake and other local waterways to rise to record high levels, submerging campsites, marina access walkways and parking lots...
FEMA establishes Disaster Recovery Center in Purdy (06/05/08)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) established a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Purdy Community Center on May 29. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. "The Disaster Recovery Center will allow those who need assistance to get face to face help from FEMA," said Don Bolger, FEMA external affairs field specialist. "A lot of people prefer one-on-one assistance, and this gives us an opportunity to sit down and find out what they need."...
Barry County Co-op celebrates 40th anniversary (06/05/08)
The Barry County Farmers' Co-op celebrated its 40th anniversary by distributing over $500,000 during its annual meeting on May 29. "The co-op was started on Jan. 1, 1968," said John Marney, who has served as Barry County Co-op general manager for over 34 years...
Janalyn Brewer returns home from hospital (06/05/08)
Janalyn Brewer, who has been battling ependymoma cancer since December of 2007, has been released from the Children's Hospital in Kansas City. During the six weeks prior to being released from the hospital, Janalyn underwent radiation treatments once a day, five days a week. She also participated in therapy sessions to help her recover from surgeries and a stroke that occurred during medical treatments...
Area project on MoDOT list (06/05/08)
The Missouri Department of Transportation has released its 2009-2013 five-year transportation plan that includes $300 million in new construction projects. The most recent plan includes $25 million to add passing lanes on Highway 60 from Monett to Republic. There are no new Barry County projects listed...
Camp Invention returns to Cassville (06/05/08)
Camp Invention, being offered for the third summer at the Crowder College Cassville Center, provides area children with an affordable, inventive and educational summer camp experience. The week-long program, which runs from July 28 through Aug. 1, will promote "green thinking" with activities designed to support this year's theme of recycling and ecology-minded brainstorming. ...
PHS honor roll released (06/05/08)
Purdy High School released names for the fourth quarter honor roll this week. Students are listed below by grade and achievement level. A Honor Roll Freshmen: TJ Farris, Tyler Fletcher, Scottie Klein, Rebecca Neill, Audrey Patton, Shelby Scott and Carissa Willey...
Wheaton students achieve fourth quarter honor roll (06/05/08)
Wheaton released names for its fourth quarter junior and senior high school honor roll this week. Students are listed below by grade and achievement level. A Honor Roll Seniors: Dalton Brown, Sean Crane, Bao Hang, Stacia Holmes, Mai Lee, Jennifer Oxford, Kendra Parsons, Cindy Pointer, Wendy Pointer, PaHoua Vang, Pasee Vang and See Yang...
Purdy Elementary School releases honor roll names (06/05/08)
The Purdy R-II School District released names for its fourth quarter elementary school honor roll this week. Students are listed below by grade and achievement level. A Honor Roll Third grade: Beth Moore, Rion Boyd, Carly England, Sami House, Lexia Martin, Kaden Propps, Morgan Schilly, Jacy Taylor, Megan Thomas, Dianna Villa, Hannah White, Savannah Williamson, Noah Bartkoski, Tommy Burch, Cheyenne Click, Edith Garcia, Selena Hang, Leighton Harkey, Steven Murray and Ken Vang...
New club completes first service project (06/05/08)
The Rocky Soil Garden Club, which is based in Eagle Rock, has completed its first community service project. The club members planted a variety of flowers at Eagle Rock Firestation #1. "This is our first major project," said Stephanie Wennstedt, club president. "At our first meeting there was a woman who mentioned that we should think about doing some beautification projects. We spent time in prayer and were led to do our first project here...
CHS seniors earn almost $1 million in scholarships (06/05/08)
Cassville High School's Class of 2008 earned a total of $990,000 in scholarships this spring. A total of 78 members of Cassville's graduating class received scholarship award, which were announced during a special assembly held May 13. This number represents over half of the graduating class. Individual scholarship winners are highlighted below...
Cape Fair man dies in non-traffic fatality crash (06/05/08)
A Cape Fair man died in a non-traffic fatality crash that occurred on Highway EE six miles east of Jenkins on Saturday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred as Harold Fortner, 45, who was driving a 1987 Ford truck, suffered from a medical condition and drove off the roadway...
Anniversary party (06/05/08)
First Baptist Church in Cassville held a 125th anniversary celebration and church picnic on Sunday, June 1. Due to reports of inclement weather, the church moved the event from the American Legion park to the Family Life Center. Timberline Bluegrass Band, pictured at left, provided the entertainment following a meal that featured pulled pork and barbecued beef sandwiches. ...
Farm tour will focus on brush control using goats (06/05/08)
The Cope farm near Jenkins will host a public tour at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 16. According to Tim Schnakenberg, an agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, MU Extension specialists and members of the Cope family will review efforts to battle brush using goats...
Purdy High hosts annual senior awards assembly (06/05/08)
Purdy High School held its annual awards assembly on May 7. Over 50 Purdy students received awards and scholarships this year. After opening remarks by Hannah Sperandio, student council president, Ashley Finley presented the awards and scholarships...
Scholarships and awards earned by area seniors (06/05/08)
Graduating seniors at Southwest, Exeter and Wheaton high schools earned a variety of scholarships and awards this year. Students who received awards are listed below by school. Southwest High School Senior Darrell Eagan has been accepted by the United States Air Force...
First-ever chamber golf tourney was a success (06/05/08)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce held its first annual golf tournament on May 30 at the Cassville Golf Course. Tournament organizers said the event was a huge success and there are plans to hold the event again next spring. The Willis Insurance team of John Urban, Fred Wood, Marlee Edie and Dan Bailey were first place winners in the top flight. ...
Legion baseball team shuts out Monett (06/05/08)
The Cassville American Legion baseball team began its 2008 season in much the way it ended the 2007 campaign -winning. The local Legion team started off with an 8-0 victory against Monett last week. The score was deadlocked at zero until Cassville scored the first run in the third. Jody Cavness led the inning off with a single and was followed by a hit by Kason Koelsch, a sacrifice from Blue Eye's, Tyler Miller and a sacrifice fly from Michael Baker that scored Cavness...
Golf tourney to benefit SK center (06/05/08)
The Shell Knob Senior Center reminds golfers of its upcoming golf benefit to be held on Friday, June 13 at Cassville Golf Club. The two-person, 18-hole scramble will have a shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m. Registration is at 7 a.m. There will be flights for men and women with prizes and contests, including a shot at the $10,000 hole in one. Gift bags will be provided to each golfer...
Kings River to host golf tourney (06/05/08)
The annual Fire and Thunder Golf Tournament raises money to help support the Shell Knob fireworks. The four-person scramble, including men and women, will have a shot-gun start at 9 a.m. on June 7 at Kings River Golf Course. Prizes for winning teams, door prizes and additional contests will be awarded. Lunch will be served...
Players selected to Ozark 7 All-Conference team (06/05/08)
Five schools play baseball in the Ozark 7 Conference. Four of those schools are located in Barry County, and with those schools finishing one through four in the conference standings, local teams garnered 18 All-Conference selections. Purdy The Purdy Eagles were the undisputed Ozark 7 champions this year for the third year in a row. The Eagles earned seven total selections on the first and second teams...
Cassville students earn end-of-the-year physical fitness awards (06/05/08)
Cassville Primary and Intermediate School students participated in the Presidential Fitness challenge test during the months of March and April in their physical education classes. The Presidential Fitness challenge helps to motivate children to have an active lifestyle and is a great tool to help students set fitness goals that relate to five fitness components...
Purdy cowboy makes Missouri rodeo team (06/05/08)
Glen Scott III, a seventh grade student at Purdy Middle School, has earned a position on the Missouri Wrangler Junior High Rodeo Team and will be travelling with fellow teammates to Gallup, N.M., from June 30 through July 5 to compete at the fourth annual Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo (WJHFR). ...
Ribbon cutting held at Country Comforts (06/05/08)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting last Friday at Country Comforts in Fairview, one of the latest area businesses to join the chamber. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Delores Forrester, Ashley Mason, owner Dianna Evans, Ellen Frankey and Susie Jacobs, chamber president. Back row: Chamber Executive Director Amy White, Steve Runnels, Stacy Runnels, Leslie Longley and Lisa Cornell...
COLLEEN GAUTHIER (06/05/08)
Esther Colleen Gauthier, 76, of Monett, died May 30, 2008, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, following an extended illness. She was born June 19, 1931 in Cambridge City, Ind., the daughter of James Edward and Della Mae Adkins Davis. She had owned and operated a restaurant in Indiana, and managed restaurants in Houston, Texas, and in Monett. She moved to Purdy in 1982, and moved to Monett in 2000. She married Ken Gauthier in 1973 in Houston, Texas, and he survives...
KIA YANG (06/05/08)
Kia Yang, 96, of Pierce City, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2008, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. She was born June 15, 1911, in Laos. She was united in marriage to Chon Ser Vue, who preceded her in death in 1975. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
GEORGE ANTLE (06/05/08)
George Earl Antle, 82, of Exeter, died Sunday, June 1, 2008, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. He was born May 22, 1926, in Barry County, the son of Perry Olin and Pearl (Higgs) Antle. On June 24, 1944, in Berryville, Ark., he was united in marriage to Dorothy Katherine Williams, who preceded him in death on June 11, 1997. He was also preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Carl Antle, on March, 1947...
GER LEE (06/05/08)
Ger Lee, 40, of Washburn, passed away on May 5, 2008, in Newton County. He was born on July 9, 1967, in Long Chieng, Laos, son of Wa and Soua (Xiong) Lee. Survivors include: one son, Jay Lee, and one daughter, Siasee Lee, both of Washburn; three brothers, Bee Lee, Vong Lee, Xao Lee, all of Sacramento, Calif.; and three sisters, Chia Lee, Der Lee, Yer Lee, all of Sacramento, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents...
VINSON LEO NICKLE (06/05/08)
Vinson Leo Nickle, 86, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. He was born Jan. 12, 1922, in Barry County, the son of James Walter and Allie Eunice (Davis) Nickle. He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and two brothers...
FAY STUBBLEFIELD (06/05/08)
Fay L. Stubblefield, 100, of Bartlett, Tenn., formerly of Exeter, passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2008, in Bartlett, Tenn. She was born on April 25, 1908, in Exeter, daughter of George W. and Eva (Booard) Leonard. She married Verl W. Stubblefield on Nov. 28, 1947, in Berryville, Ark. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1970. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Exeter, and a past member of the Maplewood Cemetery Board...
JOYCE WEASMER (06/05/08)
Joyce Weasmer, former resident of Cassville and Eagle Rock, passed away Nov. 27, 2007. A graveside memorial service to be held Saturday, June 7, at 11 a.m. at Viney Creek Cemetery, Golden. A complete obituary appeared in the Dec. 5, 2007, issue of the Cassville Democrat...
A great place to vacation (06/05/08)
This spring, the Cassville Democrat published several front page news stories detailing the high lake levels on Table Rock Lake. In May, the lake reached an historic high and it was reported that a number of area boat docks and lakeside camping areas were having to shutdown operations temporarily until the rising lake levels started to recede. This coverage culminated with a front page photo showing the lake level rising to within five feet of the Central Crossing Bridge in Shell Knob...
When will DNR get some common sense? (06/05/08)
Dear Editor: It has come to my attention that there is a new application for an operating permit for George's Inc. at the Cassville Processing Plant. I found it on the DNR website on Sunday, June 1, 2008, but the permit was dated June 2, 2008. The deadline to write to DNR for comments was June 1...
Health issue could have negative effect (06/05/08)
Dear Editor: The following is a letter to the Barry County Health Board. I encourage everyone to read it, and if they have any questions about this issue, to contact their board members. They are John Starchman, Dennis Baker, Rocky Mills, Jan Thomas and Pauline Gage. Kathleen King is the administrator. For more information, contact the health department at 847-2114...