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Stories from Thursday, June 19, 2008

Fair queen crowned (06/19/08)
Hailey Hall, of Aurora, was crowned 2008 Barry County Fair Queen following a pageant that was held Saturday night at the Crowder College Cassville Center auditorium. Hall will now go on to represent Barry County at the State Fair Queen pageant later this summer. More photos and a story on the pageant can be found on page 12 of this week's Cassville Democrat...
Plans released for new store at Roaring River (06/19/08)
After five years of planning and many additional years of dreaming, Jim and Karmen Rogers, Roaring River State Park concessionaires, have announced plans for a 5,160-square-foot store to be built at the local park. "I presented this idea to the Missouri Parks Board a long time ago and then again when we bid on the concessions at Roaring River," said Jim. "We feel this will be a win-win for everybody."...
Rotary prepares prepares or 71st rodeo (06/19/08)
It's rodeo time again in Cassville as the Cassville Rotary Club prepares to host its 71st annual rodeo on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21. Cowboys and cowgirls from different states will be converging on the Bill Hailey Arena this weekend to participate in the Rotary rodeo. This year's event will include bareback, saddlebronc, bull riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrest-ling and barrel racing...
R-IV board approves salary increase (06/19/08)
The Cassville R-IV School Board voted Thursday night to raise teachers' salaries and to accept a bid for construction of a new fieldhouse. School board members voted unanimously to increase the teachers' base salary to $31,000 a year, which is an increase of $1,000. The board also voted to increase the district experience increment to $450 for each year of teaching. For the 11th year, that increment would increase to $600...
SHARE network to help job seekers (06/19/08)
On June 13, members of the Missouri Career Center and the Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri held an open house at a new SHARE Network Access Point (SNAP), which is located in the Seligman City Library. "We are very excited to open a SNAP in this area," said Sherri Rhuems, Workforce Investment Board quality assurance coordinator. "This will give people in this area resources and opportunities to help search for jobs...
Cowherd named Patriot of the Month (06/19/08)
A long-time Barry County resident was honored recently by the Missouri State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Ernest Cowherd, a Purdy High School graduate, was named Patriot of the Month for January 2008 by DAR. Cowherd was drafted into the Army in October of 1944 while attending the University of Arkansas. After training at Fort Roberson, Ark., Cowherd was deployed to Mindanao, Philippines, as a member of the 167th Infantry in May of 1945...
Wheaton man, Cassville residents injured in crash (06/19/08)
A Wheaton man and four Cassville residents were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway Z at Pleasant Ridge on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred as a 1993 Toyota, driven by Jonathan Gemmecke, 28, of Wheaton, crossed the center line and struck a 2007 Dodge 3500 truck, driven by Matthew Karr, 31, of Cassville. After the impact, Gemmecke's vehicle overturned in the ditch and he was ejected...
Seligman handles property issues (06/19/08)
On June 9, the Seligman City Council voted to place liens on several properties located within the city limits that are being maintained by city employees. Mayor Duane Corn stated that city employees have been mowing the yards at three properties in the city limits. Corn suggested the council place a lien on those properties to ensure the city is able to recoup mowing costs when the properties sell...
Cassville City Council approves new trash contract with rate hikes (06/19/08)
The Cassville City Council voted to enter into a new 10-year contract with Allied Waste for city waste collection and disposal services that reflects increases in the rates for residential and commercial customers. Residential rates will rise slightly from $10.62 to $12.50 a month for weekly residential curb service and from $11.78 to $13.50 for weekly residential cart service. This cost also includes monthly recycling service...
Washburn addresses utility concerns (06/19/08)
The Washburn City Council discussed utility charge concerns and code violations at its regularly scheduled meeting on April 17. A letter from Steve Tygart concerning a high water bill was presented to the aldermen by Janie Mulkey, city utility clerk...
Exeter rehires city employees (06/19/08)
The Exeter City Council rehired nine city employees at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 19. The aldermen voted to rehire the following employees: Myrna Eisenbraun, city clerk; Stacie Reed, court clerk and city treasurer; Marty Robbins, public works employee; Doug Keeler, seasonal maintenance employee; Larry Muse, water and wastewater treatment plant supervisor; David Bowman, police chief; Clint Clark, police officer; Dale Burke, municipal court judge; and Jim LeCompte, city attorney...
EHS student receives Presidential Award (06/19/08)
Exeter High School junior Jennifer Malicoat received a Presidential Spirit of Community Volunteer Service Award in honor of her exemplary volunteer service this year. "The young people recognized by the Spirit of Community Awards demonstrate an enormous capacity for giving and reaching out to those in need," said Gerald N. ...
Exeter hosts cultural event (06/19/08)
On June 12, Exeter Summer School students and the Exeter community had the opportunity to enjoy a very special program provided by The Cultural Kaleidoscope, of Kansas City. "I absolutely loved this program," said Janel Riley, Exeter Elementary School principal, who secured two grants to support costs associated with hosting the special program. "Any time you are able to bring something to these kids that they have never experienced it is a great thing...
Eighth graders are headed to high school (06/19/08)
A pair of area middle schools held promotion ceremonies recently. Cassville Middle School promoted 152 eighth graders and Shell Knob School honored 21 graduates. The CMS promotion event was held May 22 in the middle school gym. Student Body President Rebecca Haney and Vice-President Izabella Larson addressed the assembly, and Layne Rose, Cassville High School student body president, also spoke. The eighth grade choir performed "You'll Always Be a Part of Me."...
Wheaton School Board rehires 27 employees (06/19/08)
The Wheaton R-III School Board rehired 27 faculty and staff members at its regularly scheduled meeting on March 20. The board voted to re-employ the following staff members: Jodi Arnold, Valerie Ball, Shellie Beckham, Brenda Claflin, Anita Cleveland, Deborah Coscia, Darrell Crane, Melissa Creed, Deanne Dillingham, August Flohr, David Glenn, Helen Hagerman, Melissa Hayslip, Kevin Jackson, Denise Jones, Brian Long, Twyla McInturff, Debra Menefee, Sandra Radford, Rusty Roe, Eric Roller, Georgia Roskelley, Sally Sharp, Barbara Skinner, Jerry Skinner and May Yang.. ...
Purdy city council appoints aldermen (06/19/08)
The Purdy City Council appointed two new aldermen and a new city mayor at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 12. The council appointed Kenneth Real to fill the Ward II alderman's seat that was vacated by Jim Sharman in March. After Ron Dutra resigned his Ward I alderman's seat, the council appointed Dutra to the open mayor's position, which Robert Moser resigned from in February. Rex Coffey was appointed to fill the remainder of Dutra's term as alderman...
Purdy hires staff members (06/19/08)
The Purdy R-II School Board hired two new employees and voted to release one faculty member from a teaching contract at the board's regularly scheduled meeting on May 19. After a 21-minute executive session to discuss the employment of certified and non-certified staff, the board hired Joe Hoffman as a day-time custodian and Sue Henderson as a special education aide for the 2008-09 school year...
Barry County Fair Queen is crowned in new pageant (06/19/08)
For the first time in a number of years, a Barry County Fair Queen has been crowned. On Saturday night, Hailey Hall, of south Aurora, was crowned as the 2008 Barry County Fair Queen following a successful pageant at the Crowder College Auditorium in Cassville...
Soccer All-Stars to compete in SF (06/19/08)
Two seniors from Cassville's soccer squad that finished fourth in the state this fall were chosen to play in the fourth annual Southwest All-Stars game. Both Schlichtman and Larson have signed to play college soccer. Schlichtman will play for Colorado Christian University, a Division II program, while Larson will stay closer to home, choosing to play for Crowder College in the fall...
Post 118 takes first in tourney (06/19/08)
It was an interesting weekend for the Cassville American Legion Post #118 baseball team. The squad technically went 3-1 over the weekend before claiming the championship in the Shelbyville (Ky.) Legion tournament. Two of the team's victories came in the usual way. They defeated Dubois, Ind., 8-4 and then beat Stormclub, out of Cincinnati, Ohio, 3-2...
CHS Wildcats summer basketball camp (06/19/08)
Cassville Wildcat Head Basketball Coach Randy Robertson and his staff hosted a summer boys basketball camp last week for athletes entering fourth through 12th grades. The camp was divided into three sessions with the fourth through sixth graders participating in one, seventh through ninth in another and 10th through 12th in the third. ...
Sprint triathlon to be held July 14 (06/19/08)
Cassville YMCA will hold its annual "Y" Not "Tri" sprint triathlon on Saturday, July 14. The sporting event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Cassville Family Aquatic Park. A sprint triathlon consists of a 400-yard swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a three-mile run. People can enter as teams or individuals, and racers will start in waves depending on the number of participants...
Chamber to join Crowder in hosting business expo (06/19/08)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will partner with Crowder College to host the 2008 Business and Career Expo. The event will be held on Oct. 1 at the new Crowder College auditorium, which is located on old Highway 37 across from Barry Electric...
HAROLD LLOYD DEAN (06/19/08)
Harold Lloyd Dean, of Pampa, Texas, formerly of Washburn, passed away June 8, 2008. He was born Oct. 17, 1932, the son of Lloyd and Opal (Myers) Dean, Henry, Mahurin, of Garfield, Ark., who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two grandchildren and three stepbrothers...
GLENN C. "BUCK" HALL (06/19/08)
Glenn C. "Buck" Hall, 81, of Purdy, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Sept. 16, 1926, in Barry County, the son of Homer and Nora (Ennis) Hall. On May 19, 1947, in Columbus, Kan., he was united in marriage to Louise Greek, who survives...
PATRICK RICHARD MYERS (06/19/08)
Patrick Richard Myers, Jr. 74, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, June 6, 2008, in his home. He was born Feb. 22, 1934, in Springfield, the son of Patrick Richard, Sr. and Ruth (Schmill) Myers, who preceded him in death. He is survived by one brother, David E. Myers, of Chicago, Ill...
ANN TRAHAN (06/19/08)
Ann Marie Trahan, 45, of Seligman, died Sunday, June 15, 2008, in her home. She was born Dec. 12, 1962, in Mason City, Iowa, to Frank Marian and Norma Jean (Tims) King. She moved to Barry County in 1981 from Vancouver, Wash., to make her home, and married Isreal Lee Trahan on Aug. 1, 1991...
PAY LY (06/19/08)
Pay Ly, 68, of Washburn, passed away Monday, June 9, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Graveside services will be held at a later date in All Saints Cemetery, Waterford, Mich. The family received friends from 8 a.m. Friday, June 13, until 10 a.m. Monday, June 16, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton...
EVELYN NORMAN EPPERLY (06/19/08)
Evelyn Norman Epperly, 89, long time resident of Wichita, Kan., and Shell Knob, Mo, passed away June 13, 2008. She was born June 14, 1918, in Big Flat, Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Zola, and brothers, Keith, Kenneth, Carlos, Preston, Jesse Dean (J.D.), and sister, Maxine...
Good news-bad news (06/19/08)
The Barry County Drug Court is currently facing a good news-bad news scenario. The good news is that the Court is up and running with five participants currently assigned to the program. The bad news is the Court was denied funding from the Office of State Courts Administrator (OSCA)...
City administrator praises Barry Electric (06/19/08)
To the citizens of Cassville: Thursday, June 19, will mark two years since I became your city administrator. In that time, much has been accomplished and much remains. In the past two years, the community has seen the resignation of one alderman who moved and the appointment of another to fill the remaining term. We have seen the election of two new aldermen and a new mayor...
ERGM fire district to use 911 number (06/19/08)
To the patrons of the Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano Fire Protection District: We are ready to use the emergency number 911 exclusively. If you have an emergency medical situation or fire, dial 911. By dialing 911, you will save time in our response to you...