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Stories from Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Afghan pups make new home in Cassville (06/11/08)
A pair of pups' journey to the United States began on a military base in northeastern Afghanistan and ended at a rural home in southwest Missouri. The two mixed breed dogs, known fondly as Turd and Left-Eye, are now on American soil and quickly adjusting to their new home in Cassville...
Tour highlights industry impact (06/11/08)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted an industrial tour last Thursday that allowed interested citizens to tour four local industries that provide employment to over 400 area residents. Justin Boot, Arning Canopy Systems, Luck E Strike and George's feed mill were the tour destinations during the four-hour event, which attracted the interest of about 45 chamber members...
Tests confirm lake is safe (06/11/08)
Although heavy rainfall often leaves area waterways looking murky, recent flooding has not made the water in Table Rock Lake toxic to swimmers, said David Casaletto, Table Rock Lake Water Quality, Inc., executive director. "I feel very confident that the lake is as clean as it is every year," said Casaletto. "The flooding has had no lasting impact on water quality."...
University Extension to host chamber luncheon (06/11/08)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's seventh quarterly luncheon will be hosted by the University of Missouri Extension. The event is scheduled to be held at the Barry County Museum at noon on Thursday, June 19. Kathy Macomber, University of Missouri Extension business development specialist, will present "Courting the Cassville Customer: Identify and Attract Profitable Customers and Clients."...
Hutchens Construction offers shingle recycling (06/11/08)
Hutchens Construction Company, which is headquartered in Cassville, is now accepting used asphalt shingles at its plants in Purdy, Shell Knob and Eagle Rock. "Last year, we recycled enough shingles to cover over 3,000 houses or 5,700 tons of shingles," said Phil Hutchens, owner. "We saved a lot of landfill space."...
Wheaton increases water, sewer rates (06/11/08)
The Wheaton City Council voted to increase water and sewer rates at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 6. The aldermen voted to increase the base sewer rate from $8 to $10 for the first 2,000 gallons of water used. Sewer usage charges will increase from $1 to $1.50 for each additional 1,000 gallons of water...
Two decades of public health service (06/11/08)
On June 2, the Barry County Health Department surprised Carol Landstad, public health program coordinator, with a celebratory roast in honor of the 20 years of service she has provided for the local community. "Public health nursing has always been my main interest," said Landstad. "Public health covers so many areas and public health nursing combines my love of nursing with my love of teaching."...
Cassville teen injured in hit and run (06/11/08)
A Cassville teenager sustained minor injuries in a hit-and-run on Highway 37 one mile north of Cassville last Thursday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred as Charles Mouser, 17, who was riding a bicycle, turned into the side of a Dodge Dynasty that was attempting to pass him. The driver, whose identity is unknown, left the scene of the crash...
Long-time CHS educator earns CCTA Teacher of the Year honor (06/11/08)
A rite of passage for most Cassville High School graduates is taking Donna Richard's Communications Arts IV class during their senior year. The curriculum and workload are rigorous, and Richards has earned a reputation for using the class to prepare students for college coursework...
Kornerstone seeks financial assistance (06/11/08)
Kornerstone, a non-profit organization that offers family and community education for Barry and Stone county residents, is seeking donations and sponsors to support its family literacy programs. Kornerstone's programs, many of which are offered at no charge, include: Early Head Start; Head Start; the 21st Century Afterschool Program; the NovaNet Academic Credit Recovery Program; GED classes; and Teen Moms and Their Babies Program...
CMS honor roll released (06/11/08)
Cassville Middle School released names for the fourth quarter honor roll this week. Students are listed below by grade and achievement level. A Honor Roll Eighth grade: Allison Bradford, Lacey Elkins, Jaime Everett, Lauren Fitzpatrick, Ricardo Gonzalez, Rebecca Haney, Kennadi Howard, Izabella Larson, Vanessa Ortega, Laney Riehn, Claudia Rivera, Rachel Sanders, Cari Vollenweider and Kelsey Vollenweider...
Over 175 attend CHS alumni banquet (06/11/08)
The annual Cassville High School Alumni Association held its annual meeting in the CHS commons on May 24. After the welcome and Pledge of Allegiance by President Carey Howe, the meal was served by FCCLA Wildcat Catering, who also prepared the dinner...
Health unit conducts May restaurant inspections (06/11/08)
The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 25 food-service establishments during the month of May. Of that group, 10 establishments had critical violations, seven had no critical or non-critical violations and eight had only non-critical violations...
Area students to attend Missouri Boys State (06/11/08)
Several area students will attend the 69th session of Missouri Boys State, which is scheduled to be held at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg from June 14 through June 21. The delegates are sponsored by area American Legion Posts. Barry County students who will attend the 2008 session are: Timothy Frieze and Andrew Oden, Cassville High School; Tyler Cockrum, Southwest High School; Trenton Patton and Logan Terry, Purdy High School; and Ryan Odenbrett and Ty Stephens, Exeter High School.. ...
CHS cheerleaders participate in stunt camp (06/11/08)
The Cassville High School cheerleading squad held a Universal Cheerleading Association stunt and performance camp in the high school gymnasium on June 4, 5 and 6. Cheerleading squad members who participated in the camp are pictured above. In the front row, is Hayley Franklin. ...
Event will raise money for MS (06/11/08)
EFCO will host a Tour de Monett on Saturday, June 21 in the Monett City Park. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. for the 30-mile and 50-mile "Widow Maker" rides and the 10-mile family bike ride. Lunch will be provided, and full SAG support and rest stops will also be available. For more information, e-mail flattiregang@gmail.com and to register visit http://flattiregang.googlepages.com...
Post 118 squad splits games in CJ Tourney (06/11/08)
The Cassville American Legion baseball team went 2-2 in the recent Carl Junction Tournament. Post 118 defeated Webb City and Carthage but dropped contests to McDonald County and Pittsburg (Kan.). The team started with a big victory over Webb City. The Cardinals' pitcher kept Post 118 off balance most of the night, but Cassville found openings in the first and seventh innings...
Players shine as All-Stars (06/11/08)
History tends to repeat itself or so goes the old adage. In the case of Jessica Mitchell, Erin Gasser, Avery Roller and Brittany Vollenweider, the adage is true. All four girls played together back in middle school for a traveling team named the "Shockers" and last weekend reunited to play in the Lions Club All-Star game held at the Leggett and Platt center in Joplin...
New veterinarian joins animal clinic in Cassville (06/11/08)
The Barry County Veterinary Clinic in Cassville added a new staff member to its team last month. Dr. David Sikes, a University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine graduate, joined the local clinic in May. "This is a small, rural community very similar to where I grew up," said Dr. Sikes, who is originally from Buffalo. "I may not know all of the people here, but I have family and friends just like them. This is like coming home for me."...
GILBERT LLOYD (06/11/08)
Gilbert Lloyd, 84, of Shell Knob, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2008, at his home in Shell Knob. He was born on Feb. 9, 1924, in Parkin, Ark., the son of Gilbert and Dora (Sullivan) Lloyd. After graduating from high school he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. During his service time, he participated in action against the Japanese on Iwo Jima and in Operation Japan...
BARBARA KUNYSZ (06/11/08)
Barbara Ann Kunysz, 85, of Pea Ridge, Ark., passed away on Monday, May 26, 2008, at Innisfree Skilled Care Center in Rogers, Ark. She was born Sept. 18, 1922, in Pocatello, Idaho, daughter of Edward Ross and Ina Engbert Jenkins. She moved to the area around seven years ago from Huntington Beach, Calif., to make her home. She was a homemaker and attended the Washburn United Methodist Church...
VERN DALTON (06/11/08)
Vern Dalton, 76, of Washburn, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2008, in his home. He was born Jan. 22, 1932, in Washburn, the son of Bent and Lona Elizabeth (Day) Dalton. On April 17, 1954, in Jane he was united in marriage to Lucy Mae Baker, who survives...
PAY LY (06/11/08)
Pay Ly, 68, of Washburn, passed away Monday, June 9, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Arrangements are pending under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
EDWARD ALLEN ROBE (06/11/08)
Edward Allen Robe, 21, of Purdy, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2008, in Cox Monett Hospital emergency room. He was born July 10, 1986, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Charles and Vickie (Callahan) Robe. He moved to Purdy around 16 years ago and graduated from Purdy High School...
AUBREY MELVIN ROLLINS (06/11/08)
Aubrey Melvin Rollins, 83, of Washburn, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2008, in Fayetteville Veterans Home, Fayetteville, Ark. He was born July 11, 1924, in Bogue Chitto, Miss., the son of Jeremiah and Ella (Kaiser) Rollins. On May 25, 1966, in Covington, La., he was united in marriage to Phyllis (Shipley) Dalton, who survives...
ERIC BARB (06/11/08)
Eric W. Barb, 37, of Olathe, Kan., passed away on June 8, 2008, at home. Survivors include: his wife, Lisa; daughters, Ashley and Megan; mother, Glenda Barb; father, Jim Barb; and sister, Teresa Richards, of Eagle Rock. Memorial services were held today (Wednesday), June 11, at 7 p.m., at Grace United Methodist Church in Olathe, Kan. Visitation was held from 5:30 p.m. until service time...
RUTH MARIE ANDERSON (06/11/08)
Ruth Marie (Boyd) Anderson, 77, of Golden, passed away Friday, June 6, 2008, in her home after a short illness. She was born Oct. 17, 1931, in Chetopa, Kan., to Raymond T. Boyd and Goldie Mineral (Ventle) Boyd. She married Robert E. Anderson on June 29, 1951, in Corpus Christy, Texas...
PATRICK MYERS (06/11/08)
Patrick Myers, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, June 6, 2008, in his home. Arrangements are pending under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences FOHN FUNERAL HOME...
An experience we'll never forget (06/11/08)
On the afternoon of Feb. 4, I rushed home from work to change clothes, grab my I-pod and hit the Greenway Trail. When I got there, I parked the car in the garage and rushed inside. I thought it was a little odd that my I-pod wasn't on the kitchen island where I left it that morning, but not worrying too much, I got all the way into the bedroom before I realized something was really, really wrong. ...
High gas prices exact real toll (06/11/08)
Dear Editor: Cedar County resident Ted Purvis picked up what amounted to a second mortgage a couple months ago -- but it wasn't so he could buy a summer lake house at Table Rock. It turns out Ted commutes more than 70 miles each morning from his home in Stockton to his job site in Joplin. ...
Prayers from home comfort local soldier (06/11/08)
Dear citizens of Cassville and Barry County: It is so easy for us to get caught up in all the negativity and criticism surrounding the war in Iraq right now. When we turn on CNN, FOX or any news channel, all we hear are the negative stories coming out of Iraq. ...
City administrator praises Barry Electric (06/11/08)
Dear Editor: This is a letter written by Cassville City Administrator Mike Hayslip, which he suggested we run as a letter to the editor. His letter is provided below. Dear Bill (Shiveley), I just received an e-mail from Gary Whyte regarding your new on-line bill-pay service. Fantastic...