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Stories from Thursday, August 14, 2008

Kids invited to fish RRSP on Saturday (08/14/08)
On Aug. 16, youngsters will have one more chance to enjoy a free day of fishing before the 2008-09 school year begins. Roaring River State Park's annual fall Kids' Fishing Day will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. "What else can you do that is a lot of fun, has a lot of activities and is 100 percent free?" asked Jerry Dean Roaring River Hatchery manager. "This event will give kids one last chance to get out and fish before school starts."...
Century Farm Families honored (08/14/08)
The Barry County University Extension Council honored three Century Farm families at its annual meeting on Aug. 5. This year's honored Century Farm families are from the Eagle Rock, Verona and Purdy areas. Farms owned by Doug and Felicia Tudor, of Verona, Rodney and Michelle (Ball) Ozbun, of Eagle Rock, and Randy and Susan Roller, of Purdy, were added to Barry County's list of honored Century Farm families last week...
Terrain causes issues for cell phone users (08/14/08)
Last Tuesday, when a local teenager was killed in a crash on Highway M north of Big M Marina, some of the first individuals to arrive at the scene had trouble contacting Barry County E-911. Although the local emergency service is continuously improving, some issues involving cellular phones could persist...
Young apprentice learns the art of beekeeping (08/14/08)
With 80 years of experience to his credit, Richard "Sarge" Carney has earned the title of "Bee Man" among Barry County residents. When local citizens want to learn about bees or have a bee problem, they usually seek out Sarge. Several months ago, Brice Stehlik called Sarge to report a swarm of bees that had taken up residence in some old box springs at RPM salvage yard outside of Cassville. When Sarge arrived on the scene, he found Brice's oldest son, Wyatt, with the swarm...
Plane crashes northwest of SK (08/14/08)
Theodore A. Anderson, 77, of Blue Springs, was killed when his 182 Cessna airplane crashed in Mark Twain National Forest between Shell Knob and Cassville on Aug. 10. "He left out of the Shell Knob area at around 1:40 p.m. on Sunday," said Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly. "He was en route to land in Lee's Summit, near Kansas City."...
Youngsters enjoy back-to-school fair (08/14/08)
The Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center was able to serve 231 area children during its ninth annual School Readiness Fair, which was held at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Cassville on Aug. 8. "I was very satisfied with the way this year's event turned out," said Gail Reed, Barry County OACAC director. "People were having fun with it, and I think they enjoyed it a little more this year. We had a very relaxed atmosphere."...
Comment time extended for stream usage designations (08/14/08)
Due to the high level of public interest concerning the Recreational Use Attainability Analyses, or UAAs, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has extended the deadline for submitting comments to Aug. 31 and is hosting several meetings across the state to discuss the recommendations...
Christian academy offers an alternative learning experience (08/14/08)
"These students are challenged in more ways than one, not just academically but spiritually and socially. They learn about what goes on around them instead of just living for themselves." Carol Rickard, Berean Christian Academy fifth and sixth grade math teacher
Back-to-school info for CPS and CIS students (08/14/08)
The Cassville Primary and Intermediate Schools will host a Stop Drop and Go Family Fiesta Night from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 18. The event will give students an opportunity to drop their school supplies off at their classrooms. Refreshments will be served in the primary/middle school cafeteria...
CHS FFA chapter schedules fall events (08/14/08)
The Cassville High School FFA Chapter has scheduled several fall events that will give students an opportunity to get involved in the organization and further their agriculture education. On Aug. 14, agriculture science students and their parents are invited to visit the agriculture department during Cassville High School's freshmen orientation event. FFA chapter and booster club members will be serving a meal of hotdogs, chips and soda...
Local man climbs to Everest base camp (08/14/08)
Last year, Cassville resident Dr. Larry Quinalty, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing mountain rise in the world. This summer, he took on another world-famous mountain when he journeyed to the base camp of Mount Everest. "After I completed the Mount Kilimanjaro climb, I thought of the Everest base camp and I knew I could do it," said Quinalty. "You just have to have the right mindset."...
Exeter teen killed in crash on Highway M (08/14/08)
An Exeter teen was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Highway M two miles north of Big M Marina last Tuesday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when Dylan M. Metscher Ray, 16, who was driving a 1988 Nissan, lost control, skidded off the right side of the roadway, struck a rock bluff and overturned. He was ejected from the vehicle...
CHS cheerleaders take first at regional competition (08/14/08)
The Cassville High School cheerleading squad placed first in class four, large varsity division of the Southwest Regional Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association Regional Competition held at Ozark High School in Ozark on Aug. 9. The squad is pictured above. ...
Hillbilly Golf Tournament draws a large crowd (08/14/08)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Hillbilly Golf Tournament at the Cassville Golf Course on Aug. 7 and 8. Representatives from 19 businesses, organizations and industries participated in this year's event, including: Justin Brands; Hydro Aluminum; Thorco Industries; George's, Inc.; Arning Industries, Inc.; the Cassville R-IV School District; the Cassville Democrat; Les Jacobs Ford-Mercury; Missouri Gas and Energy; CenturyTel; Barry Electric Cooperative; the City of Cassville; First State Bank; Freedom Bank; House Handle; Luck-E-Strike; St. ...
New on-line hunter education course to be offered locally (08/14/08)
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a special five-hour hunter education course at the Southwest Area Career Center in Monett beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 16. Students will be required to complete a portion of the course on-line prior to attending the class...
CMS volleyball practice to begin (08/14/08)
Cassville Middle School volleyball practice is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Practices will be held from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. in the CMS gym. All seventh and eighth grade girls interested in trying out need to bring kneepads and completed sports physicals. Physical forms may be turned into the CMS office on the first day of school...
Football practices scheduled (08/14/08)
Football practices for Cassville Middle School seventh and eighth grade students are scheduled to begin on Aug. 20. Practices will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Athletes must have physicals prior to the first day of practice. A parent meeting will be held and photos will be taken before the squad's scrimmage on Sept. 4...
Calendar (08/14/08)
MEETING: Meth to Miracles outreach group will meet at 7 p.m. in the upstairs of the Family Life Center in Cassville. All interested persons are invited to attend. --- SUPPORT GROUP: Anyone who is concerned about a friend's or loved one's drinking is invited to attend the Cassville Al-Anon Family Group, which meets at 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Cassville...
BURTON SMITH (08/14/08)
Burton Smith, 93, of Clyde, Kan., passed away Aug. 11, 2008, in Park Villa Care Home, Clyde, Kan. He was born April 21, 1915, in Talmo, Kan., to Harry H. Smith and Hazel Lowell. He attended school in Munden, Kan., and graduated from Belleville High School. ...
FERN TERRY (08/14/08)
Noveta Fern Terry, 89, of Pierce City, formerly of Purdy, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at Cox Monett Hospital. She was born Sept. 18, 1918, in Monett, the daughter of the late Sanford and Alma (Lee) Davis. She was united in marriage to Famous B. Terry on Nov. 3, 1935, in Purdy. He preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 1993...
ZELDA RELETHFORD (08/14/08)
Zelda Garrett Relethford, 92, of Seligman, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2008, at her home. She was born March 30, 1916, in Garfield, Ark., the daughter of John and Alpha (Taylor) Ernst. On June 23, 1934, she was united in marriage to Raymond Relethford. ...
DYLAN MICHAEL METSCHER RAY (08/14/08)
Dylan Michael Metscher Ray, 16, son of Tommy and Sharon (Metscher) Ray, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, in an automobile accident. He was born Feb. 16, 1992, in Berryville, Ark. Survivors include: his parents; a sister, Briana Ray, of Exeter; grandparents, Roger and Kennis Metscher, of Oregon, Mo., Dave and Pat Kreeger, of Exeter, and Tom and Mary Ray, of Marionville; and great-grandparents, Leonard and Kathleen Metscher, of Stover; Mildred Resz, of Cassville, and Sadie Kreeger, of Baxter Springs, Kan.. ...
RUBY WORKMAN (08/14/08)
Ruby Mae Berry Workman, 91, of Tunas, passed away July 30, 2008, at her home. She was born Jan. 13, 1917, in Cassville, the daughter of Columbia Bowen. She was past president of VFW Post 4205 Auxiliary in Cassville. Survivors include: one son, Walter Berry, of Independence; two daughters, Martha Lamb, of Tonganoxie, Kan., and Dorothy Bull, of Belton; seven grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. ...
CHARLES THOMAS "TOM" DRANE (08/14/08)
Charles Thomas "Tom" Drane, 81, of Shell Knob, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at the Table Rock Health Care in Kimberling City. Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Central Community Methodist Church in Shell Knob with Rev. Dr. Dean Wilson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Haiti Mission of the Central Community United Methodist Church and may be entrusted to the White Funeral Home, Cassville...
VERA BLYTHE (08/14/08)
Vera Blythe, 77, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. She was born in Cape Fair, on Oct. 8, 1930, the daughter of Ross and Lena (Foster) Harris. On March 6, 1954, she was united in marriage to Bob D. Blythe, who survives...
Don't waste time (08/14/08)
The lazy days of summer are winding down and families everywhere are trying to cram in as many last minute activities as possible. It's a busy time and there's usually a lot to do before the start of another school year. With the busy schedules, it can become easy to miss what's really important...
People for the ethical treatment of humans (08/14/08)
Dear Editor: When I was asked to write this letter to the editor, I was honored to represent this courageous group of people. But before I get to the rest of this letter, I would like you to think about the following first. 1. Have you heard of PETA? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals...