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Stories from Thursday, July 3, 2008

Youngsters brave weather to make county fair a success (07/03/08)
Despite heavy rain, the Barry County Fair was a success for young agriculturalists who participated in the event. Fair board members estimate that over 150 youngsters took part in contest events on Friday and Saturday. "Because of the rain, we were unable to get a good count of the number of people at the fair and only a handful of the booths could be set up, but on Saturday evening, I counted more than 200 people being served a free dinner of brisket cooked by Jim Fohn," said Peggy Painter, Barry County Fair board member.. ...
Law will result in higher deputy pay (07/03/08)
Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly travelled to Springfield on Thursday to witness the signing of House Bill 2224 by Gov. Matt Blunt. Missouri's newest law mandates that salaries for sheriff's deputies be set at a minimum of $28,000. It is a law that Sheriff Epperly and other members of the Missouri Sheriff's Association have been working hard to make sure got passed...
Stimulus checks going unclaimed (07/03/08)
Over 1,300 Barry County residents could receive some extra money from the government this summer if they apply for a stimulus check. This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) launched a campaign to reach retirees and disabled veterans who might be missing out on economic stimulus payments. According to the IRS, these individuals number more than 5.4 million nationwide...
Fireworks highlight holiday celebrations (07/03/08)
Several thousand spectators are expected to gather on the water and on land for the 33rd annual Shell Knob Fire and Thunder fireworks display. The spectacular show has become one of the area's favorite July Fourth destinations. Scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m., this year's show will again be choreographed by awarding-winning A.M. ...
Racial profiling data released for '07 (07/03/08)
For the eighth year in a row, the Barry County Sheriff's Department and all six area police departments have submitted traffic stop data for the Missouri Attorney General's 2007 Missouri Vehicle Stops annual report. In 2007, law enforcement agencies statewide recorded a total of 1,564,452 vehicle stops, which resulted in 123,808 searches and 89,537 arrests. The overall number of stops decreased in 2007 after a significant increase was reported in 2006...
Writing contest winner (07/03/08)
This piece of creative writing was written by Wyatt Varner, a sixth grade student at Southwest Middle School in Washburn. Wyatt was the winner in a writing contest, which was judged by local author Charlotte Carter. One of his prizes was publication in the Cassville Democrat...
DWI checkpoint to be held in county (07/03/08)
Sobriety checkpoints will be held in Taney and Barry counties sometime during the month of July 2008. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, in cooperation with other area law enforcement agencies, will conduct the checkpoints. Sobriety checkpoints are part of the Patrol's effort to remove intoxicated drivers from Missouri's highways and are conducted at various locations that have been found to experience a high number of alcohol-related contacts...
Wheaton superintendent resigns (07/03/08)
Dr. Jim Cummins, former Wheaton R-III School District superintendent, began serving as assistant superintendent of operations and human resources at the Carl Junction R-I School District on July 1. "I would like to thank the patrons of the Wheaton School District for the support and friendships developed over the last three years," said Cummins. ...
Woman injured in three-vehicle crash (07/03/08)
An Arkansas woman sustained minor injuries in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 112 one-half mile east of Cassville on Monday at 11:35 a.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred as a 2006 Dodge van, driven by Jerry Boothe, 36, of Springfield, was attempting to make a left turn. A 1991 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Charles Crow, 49, of Lebanon, struck a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by William Clark, 29, of Bella Vista, Ark., which struck Boothe's vehicle...
Area fire departments receive grant funding (07/03/08)
The Jenkins and Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano fire departments were the recipients of matching fund checks from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) last week. Jenkins received $2,262 and used the funding to purchase a chainsaw, mobile radio, light bar, blower, winch, backpack pumps, drip torches, shovels and rakes. ...
Local teacher makes child safety part of her students' lesson plans (07/03/08)
This year, Honeywell's Got2BSafe Program awarded Marti Jones, who served as a fifth grade teacher at Exeter Elementary School during the 2007-08 school year, a $500 gift certificate for promoting the program's safety rules. "During the time when Rowan Ford was missing some of my students knew her family and wanted to talk about it, so I decided to take a week and focus on safety," said Jones. "This happened close enough to where my students live that the kids really started asking questions."...
SWES fourth quarter honor roll (07/03/08)
Southwest Elementary School has released its fourth quarter honor roll for the 2007-08 school year. Honor students are listed below by grade and achievement level. An asterisk (*) behind a name denotes a student who achieved the A honor roll during all four quarters of the 2007-08 school year...
Wheaton considers community storm shelter project (07/03/08)
The Wheaton City Council discussed a proposed community storm shelter project at its regularly scheduled meeting on June 4. Alderman Nancy Rosentreter stated that she believes there is a need for a community storm shelter in Wheaton. She suggested Marianne Witt, city clerk, gather information for a possible shelter construction project...
ER man gets 10 years on drug charges (07/03/08)
BERRYVILLE, ARK. -- Jackie Wayne Collins, 46, of Eagle Rock, was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine after pleading guilty to that and accompanying misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated, refusing to submit to a chemical test, marijuana possession, and drug paraphernalia possession...
Wheaton approves summer expenses (07/03/08)
The Wheaton R-III School Board approved several additions to the 2008 summer school budget at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 22. Added expenses included: $2,500 for health services; $1,250 for library and media assistance; and $1,250 for open gym supervision...
Students achieve perfect attendance during summer school session (07/03/08)
Over 80 students achieved perfect attendance during the Cassville R-IV School District's TEAM Wildcat 2008 Summer School session last month. Students who attended summer school on time each day had the opportunity to win one of many prizes that were donated by local businesses. ...
Wal-Mart warns customers about mail fraud scheme (07/03/08)
On June 30, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., of Bentonville, Ark., issued a press release about a mail fraud scheme that has affected several of the company's customers over the last few weeks. "Recently we have experienced a high volume of customer complaints and inquiries regarding a solicitation entitled Universal Research, Inc.," said Rachel Thompson, Wal-Mart global security, aviation and travel administrative assistant. ...
BC Fight Club is gaining popularity (07/03/08)
Cassville American Legion Post 118 prepares for road trip (07/03/08)
American Legion Post 118 is getting set to hit the road after going 2-1 last week. The team will leave Thursday for a trip and tournament to the St. Louis area. Before leaving, Cassville picked up some big victories. The team was scheduled to play in the Monett tournament last weekend, but rain on Saturday shortened the tournament to just Sunday. Cassville won both games that they played...
B & K wins league title (07/03/08)
Cassville's B&K Auto Body 13- to 15-year-old Babe Ruth team won the Southwest Ozarks league title the other night. The team finished 17-3 overall in the league. In the first row, from left, are: Kyle Brattin, Ricky Nichols, Cole Beagle, Trey Rose and Ben Makela. Second row: Josh Sexton, Josh Steward, John Botson, John Cavness, Garrett Kirk and Darren Nance...
Dates set for SW cross country camp (07/03/08)
The Southwest Trojans will hold their ninth annual Southwest Cross Country Camp the last two full weeks of July. Sessions will run from July 14-18 and July 21-25, starting at 6:45 a.m. each morning in the parking lot of Rose's Cafe in downtown Washburn...
Volleyball camp to be held at CHS (07/03/08)
A Ladycat volleyball camp will be held July 14 through July 18 in the Cassville High School gym, according to Mandy Henry, head volleyball coach. Cassville High School players in ninth through 12th grades will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. and Cassville Middle School players in sixth through eighth grades will meet from noon to 2 p.m...
LAURANCE HERBERT SPEER (07/03/08)
Laurance Herbert Speer, 80, of Seligman, died Sunday, June 30, 2008. Cremation arrangements are by Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge, Ark. Memorial service will be held at a later date.
ANNA LOUISE RONEY (07/03/08)
Anna Louise (Harmon) Roney, 82, of Purdy, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at her home in Purdy. She was born on March 18, 1926, in Lovelady, Texas, daughter of John and Sarah (Humphries) Harmon. She married Loyd J. Roney on July 13, 1946, in Preston, Idaho. He preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 2002, in Cassville...
WALTER DALE FUGATE (07/03/08)
Walter Dale Fugate, 44, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2008, in his home He was born July 5, 1963, in Kansas City. On July 6, 2005, he was united in marriage to Ruby Grosvenor, who survives. Additional survivors include: two stepdaughters, Courtney Bishop and Leslie Patterson, both of North Kansas City; and four grandchildren...
WILLIAM LARUE THOMAS (07/03/08)
William LaRue Thomas, 29, of Granby, died Saturday, June 28, 2008, following a car crash. He was born Dec. 11, 1978, in Stuttgart, Ark., the son of Charles Walton Bush and Barbie Thomas. On March 17, 2007, in Wheaton, he was united in marriage to Sharon Aslee Munday, who survives...
Orville R. "Sonnie" Douthitt, Jr. (07/03/08)
Orville R. "Sonnie" Douthitt, Jr., 76, passed away on June 23, 2008. He was born on Feb. 20, 1932, in Ritchey, to Orville Raymond, Sr. and Gladys Irene (Loving) Douthitt. He was a graduate of Wheaton High School, class of 1950. after high school he enlisted in the Air Force. ...
HENRY "HENO" HEAD (07/03/08)
Henry "Heno" Head, of Monett, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Monett. A complete obituary will appear in next week's paper. Arrangements are under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett...
A legacy of love and faith (07/03/08)
On Tuesday morning, I arrived at work to receive the sad news that Heno Head, Sr., had passed away. Heno's death changed my plans for this week's editorial, because I find myself inclined to write about a very special man who touched my life and the life of my family...
Local dog dumpers should be punished (07/03/08)
Dear Editor: Once again, someone who did not wish to be responsible, inconvenienced, or that just didn't care, gave their "problem" to someone else. They dumped a mother and four puppies on the side of the road and left them there. Sincerely, John Rehwinkle...
Students learn a lot more than fishing (07/03/08)
Dear Editor: When I opened the door to my classroom at Cassville High School in early June, there were worms all over the floor. Now I am not "creature" kind of person, but there were feathers on the desks and minnows in some of the chairs. As you have probably guessed, they were all "pretend," because Rick Lawson, Darren Rhea and Officer Jim Stepp were conducting a "Hooked on Fishing" class during the month of June...