[Masthead] Fair ~ 67°F  
Freeze Warning
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Stories from Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wheaton firefighters celebrate 50 years of barbecues (07/17/08)
Survivor Dinner to feature music (07/17/08)
Man indicted for illegally harvesting fish eggs (07/17/08)
A former Shell Knob man has been charged with using illegal nets to catch paddlefish and harvest their eggs, which he then processed into caviar and sold to a company in Tennessee. A federal grand jury in Springfield handed down the indictment against Thomas Jerry Nix, Jr., 38, of Memphis, Tenn., on July 9. ...
Couple's dream of restoring depot coming true (07/17/08)
Preserving Wheaton's rich history has fueled Ralph and Betty Lamberson's desire to see the old Wheaton Depot restored to its original glory. Betty's grandfather served as station agent from 1924 until the Depot closed in 1947, and both Betty and Ralph were born and raised in Wheaton...
First Street project to be subject of meeting (07/17/08)
City of Cassville officials will host a public meeting to discuss the First Street/Old Exeter Road renovation project with local citizens on Monday, July 21 at City Hall. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. prior to the council's regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m...
Relay for Life festivities kick off this Friday night in Cassville (07/17/08)
The seventh annual South Barry County Relay for Life will begin at the Cassville Football Stadium at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 18 and end at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 19. During the 12-hour event, teams of eight to 15 individuals walk, jog or run the Cassville track to raise funds for the American Cancer Society...
St. John's Hospital hosts blood drive (07/17/08)
St. John's Hospital-Cassville hosted a Community Blood Center of the Ozarks blood drive on Monday, July 7. The following donors participated in the drive: Kashawna Murphy, Mary Tillman, Laura Reed, Georgina Snyder, James Purviance, Rebecca Morrison, Carly Morrison, Jackie Sheets, Krista Girardi, Whitney Harrison, Catherine Primrose, Tori Smith, Anita Weaver, Jessica Quick, Jeannie Crim, Pat Ratliff, Judy Fletcher, Ashley Johnson, Carolyn Skinner, Randy Antle, Nicole Jerome, Shirley White, Lorraine Barkoff, Sonja Green, Michael Stubbs and Janae Rojas.. ...
Purdy teen injured in Highway B crash (07/17/08)
A Purdy teenager sustained minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash on Highway B one mile west of Purdy on Friday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred as a 1998 Dodge Dakota, driven by Dakota Crown, 16, ran off the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned...
MODOT seeks public input on future projects, funding (07/17/08)
As the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) faces impending financial constraints, the department is seeking public input on future projects and funding ideas. "Much of the work that has gone on so far has been due to the success of the Amendment Three program," said Lori Marble, MODOT southwest district public relations. "As the end of the program approaches, MODOT wants to know what the people want to see happen with the roads."...
MoDOT listing of projects is positive for Barry County (07/17/08)
Although funding will not be available for several years, Barry County Presiding Commissioner Cherry Warren, a member of the Highway 37/60 Corridor Improvement Project Coalition, is optimistic about the local project's inclusion on a list of critical needs identified by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT)...
Exeter approves salary schedule (07/17/08)
The Exeter R-VI School Board approved a certified staff salary schedule for the 2008-09 school year at its regularly scheduled meeting on June 9. The new schedule increases the base salary for teachers with one to four years of experience by $500. For example, the salary for a teacher who has earned a bachelor's degree and has up to one year of experience will increase from $27,000 to $27,500 per year...
Former Cassville music director publishes book (07/17/08)
Last year, John Knight, Oberlin College music education and conducting professor and former Cassville R-IV School District music program director, published his first book, "The Interpretive Wind Band Conductor," through Meredith Music. "Dr. Knight has produced a book that all conductors need to read," said composer conductor W. Frances McBeth. "It is a comprehensive book that quotes many professionals...
Fiddlers contest was success in its second year (07/17/08)
The second annual Wheaton Fiddlers Contest attracted talented musicians from Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri to the Wheaton City Park on Friday night. Sponsored by the Wheaton Historical Society, the event enjoyed clear skies, pleasant temperatures and some impressive fiddle playing...
Cassville Municipal Court undergoes routine state audit (07/17/08)
The Missouri State Auditor's office recommended that the Cassville Municipal Court change some of its record-keeping practices following a state audit that was completed recently. The audit, which covered a two-year period from Jan. 1, 2005, to Dec. 31, 2007, is part of the state's routine audit schedule...
Washburn receives water project update (07/17/08)
The Washburn City Council heard an update on the city's water improvement project at the council's regularly scheduled meeting on May 29. Mark Brooks, water and wastewater superintendent, reported that the new well and water tank construction is progressing smoothly. Crews are welding the water tank in stages. Brooks suggested the city install electricity at the site as soon as possible to allow crews to test the new well...
Pair of Purdy players picked for All-State baseball squad (07/17/08)
Junior Mason Roller and senior Ryan Veith, both members of the Purdy Eagles baseball squad, were selected to the Missouri All-State second team for their play during the 2008 season. Veith and Roller were leaders for a Purdy squad that finished 17-6 last spring, won a district championship and garnered a state play-off birth...
Triathlon attracts over 25 racers (07/17/08)
Over 25 people competed in the Cassville YMCA's "Y not Tri" sprint triathlon, which was held Saturday, July 12. The event was based at the Cassville Aquatic Park and consisted of a 400-yard swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a three-mile run. A total of 19 individuals and three teams competed in the triathlon...
CHS soccer camp dates announced (07/17/08)
Cassville High School soccer coach Brian Wilbanks has announced dates for a free soccer camp for ninth through 12th grade players. The camp will run from Tuesday, July 22 through Thursday, July 24. Sessions will be held at the high school soccer field from 8 to 10 a.m. daily...
Legion team prepares for district play (07/17/08)
By George Ulmer The Cassville Post 118 American Legion team has finished its regular season and now will get ready for district play. The Legion team, which will start the district tournament on Saturday, had a disappointing week, going 1-2. The squad fell to both Webb City and Neosho and beat McDonald County...
Calendar (07/17/08)
ALDELBERT GLENN RICHTER (07/17/08)
Aldelbert Glenn Richter, 74, of Wheaton, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2008, in Springfield. He was born, Aug, 5, 1933, in Exeter to the late Elby and Glenn Arthelda (Lakey) Richter. He graduated from Wheaton High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired electronics engineer...
ARTHUR JACK "A.J." ARNOLD (07/17/08)
Arthur Jack "A.J." Arnold, 77, of Golden, formerly of Lake Lotawana, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2008. He received his education in Kansas City and graduated from East High School in 1949. He later attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. He worked for Pacific Intermountain Express 17 years in Kansas City and Seattle, Wash. He worked in sales and operations for Manley Truck Line, Chief and Ideal. In 1989 he retired from North Supply Company in New Century, Kan...
LAURANCE H. SPEER (07/17/08)
Laurance H. Speer, 80, of Seligman, died Monday, June 30, 2007, at Pea Ridge, Ark. He was born March 23, 1928, at Del Rio, Texas, to William Marion Speer and Laura Gertrude Keller Speer. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Ft. Sill, Okla. ...
MARGARET MARY TUDOR BOUCHER (07/17/08)
Margaret Mary Tudor Boucher, surrounded by her children and their families, passed peacefully into Heaven at 7:47 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2008. Margaret was born March 23, 1938, in El Dorado Springs, Missouri, to John and Helen Zartman. She was united in marriage to Norman Tudor in 1955 and to this union four children were born...
On-line awareness is rising (07/17/08)
I'm back this week to thank all of you who have offered feedback on our new website, which can be accessed at www.cassville-democrat.com. So far, we have received only positive comments, and we are excited that more and more of you are choosing to visit our site...
We need assistance with road issue (07/17/08)
Dear Editor: We are looking for any one who may be interested in a story about 47 American citizens who have been trapped and isolated for four months because of a Corps of Engineers-created flood. The main reason the Corps created Table Rock Lake was for flood control, not to create floods. Most flood victims are affected for a few days and then they can get on with their lives. We have been flooded in since March 19...
SK road issue needs to be addressed (07/17/08)
Dear Editor: Again, I apologize for sitting back and waiting for someone else to do something. Even in Shell Knob, few people realize the depth of this problem. Public opinion could insist more be accomplished than approach repair. No homes are flooded, only the road, which is the sole access in and out. ...