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Stories from Thursday, August 21, 2008

Open house planned at E-911 Center (08/21/08)
Barry County residents are invited to tour the new Barry County E-911 Operations Center during an open house event that will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. The $1.7 million operations center, which was funded by a quarter-cent E-911 sales tax that county voters approved in June of 2005, features a large reception area, a waiting room, administrative offices, a break room, a classroom, mapping administration offices, restrooms and a large dispatch room...
Youngsters set record at Roaring River (08/21/08)
Sunny weather drew a record number of young anglers to Roaring River State Park on Saturday. Youth fishing tags were distributed to 1,265 youngsters during the park's annual fall Kids' Fishing Day event. "The event turned out great," said Jerry Dean, Roaring River Hatchery manager. "We didn't have any major problems. The weather was nice, and everything really went well."...
Fiddlers Contest returns to Golden (08/21/08)
The small community of Golden will host one of its biggest events of the year this Saturday, Aug. 23 when the 58th annual Fiddlers Contest returns to the Golden Community Center. Sponsored by the Golden Circle Shores Association, the contest features talented musicians who will be vying for cash prizes and trophies in three divisions - senior, open and junior. There is no fee to enter the contest with each division paying three places...
Hospital food drive contest helps feed the hungry (08/21/08)
St. John's Hospital-Cassville employees have participated in a food drive competition over the last six weeks. Staff members competed against each other and employees at St. John's Hospital-Aurora. "We assigned employees to teams and each team was asked to bring in food items," said Susan Raucstadt, who coordinated the competition at the local hospital. "The teams were competing for a free lunch."...
Bronze Star awarded to Purdy man 63 years after his service (08/21/08)
In March, Ernest Cowherd, of Purdy, received the Bronze Battle Star, which he earned 63 years ago while serving in World War II. After being drafted into the Army in October of 1944, Ernest was trained at Fort Roberson, Ark., and then deployed to Mindanao, Philippines, as a member of the 167th Infantry in May of 1945...
City sets tax levy, approves two bids (08/21/08)
The Cassville City Council handled a very short agenda on Monday night, awarding two bids and setting the city's tax levy at zero for the eighth straight year. Holding a public hearing and setting the tax levy are two routine pieces of business the city is required to conduct each August. Since 2000, the city has rolled back its property tax levy to zero in exchange for voter approval of a half-cent parks and stormwater sales tax...
Exeter and Lebanon residents seriously injured in crash (08/21/08)
An Exeter man and a Lebanon woman were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highways 112 and 76 south of Cassville on Saturday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 2005 Ford, driven by Mitchell Davidson, 23, pulled into the path of a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche, driven by Kahla Myers, 25...
R-VI students to begin using new facilities (08/21/08)
Although rainy spring weather pushed the Exeter R-VI School District's building project completion date back a few months, students will be able to begin using some of the school's new classrooms in early September. "Springfield Builders Incorporated (SBI) has been great," said Superintendent Tina Nolan. "This project has forced them to work right where our kids are, and they have been really good about working safely around the kids."...
Seligman chamber sponsors train ride (08/21/08)
The annual Seligman train ride to Van Buren, Ark., will be held on Sunday, Oct. 12. Interested area residents will travel on the Arkansas and Missouri Railways from Seligman to Van Buren. The cost of a first class ticket is $70. Seniors can ride for $63 and children's tickets are $35 each. The trip includes a three hour stay in Van Buren where an arts and crafts festival will be taking place...
Washburn council votes to help with school caution lights (08/21/08)
On June 25, the Washburn City Council approved an expense that will help the Southwest R-V School District install school caution and crossing lights on Highway 96 in Washburn. The school district requested the city help cover the costs to purchase and install the lights near the Southwest campus. The cost, which is estimated to be around $10,000, will be shared by the city, the school district and the Southwest Parents as Teachers Organization (PTO)...
Crane Broiler Festival to be held this weekend (08/21/08)
The 57th annual Crane Broiler Festival will be held Aug. 20 through Aug. 23, 2008 in Crane City Park. Traditionally more than 30,000 people visit the festival over the four days, making it one of the best-loved annual events in the area. The Broiler Festival's musical line-up has been expanded tremendously, and will include: Nocturnal Nation at 8 p.m. on Aug. 21; Cory Cope Band at 8 p.m. on Aug. 22; and Jan and Cale Reavis and band at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 23...
More scholarship honors (08/21/08)
A pair of 2008 Cassville High School graduates were recently informed that they were both recipients of the prestigious Gift of Hope: 21st Century Scholarship offered through the United Methodist Scholarship program. Clint Reed and Kyle Mills, pictured above from left, were chosen for the $1,000 scholarship awards from a national application pool and it is impressive that two candidates from the same school and church were chosen. ...
PHS students attend conference (08/21/08)
Purdy High School FCCLA members Nicole Terry and Hannah Sperandio attended the National FCCLA Leadership Conference in Orlando, Calif., July 11 through July 18. Terry and Sperandio participated in youth leadership sessions and heard motivational speeches by comedian Judson Laipply, author Julie Carrier and Allyson Knox, who manages Microsoft's U.S. Partners in Learning Michigan, Massachusetts and Mid Tier grants...
Purdy increase meal prices for the 2008-09 school year (08/21/08)
The Purdy R-II School Board voted to raise meal prices by 25 cents for the 2008-09 school year at its regularly scheduled meeting on July 21. The new meal prices will be set as follows: elementary, middle and high school breakfast, $1; elementary lunch, $1.25; middle and high school lunch, $1.50; adult breakfast, $1.25; and adult lunch, $2. Reduced prices will be 55 cents for breakfast and 65 cents for lunch for all grade levels...
Seligman receives $10,000 grant (08/21/08)
On Aug. 11, the Seligman City Council heard that the city has received $10,363 through Wal-Mart's Local Choice Grant program. The grant, which was facilitated by Seligman resident and Wal-Mart employee Brenda McKinney, will benefit the Seligman Library's GED program, youth night and a summer job program for park maintenance. The money will also be used to purchase playground equipment for the city parks...
Purdy city council approves tower regulation ordinance (08/21/08)
The Purdy City Council approved an ordinance that will regulate communication towers at its regularly scheduled meeting on July 14. The aldermen approved an ordinance that will regulate the placement of cellular towers inside the Purdy city limits. According to the ordinance, towers cannot be more than 250 feet tall or placed within 500 feet of any residential structure...
Butterfield stagecoach returns to Cassville (08/21/08)
Cassville will be one of the stops made during the upcoming 150th anniversary Butterfield Stagecoach ride through southwest Missouri. The historic stagecoach, driven by Rick and Beverly Hamby, of West Plains, and crew, will begin its journey in Springfield on Sept. 7 and continue into Arkansas on Sept. 12. The event commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Butterfield Overland Mail Route, which ran from 1958 until the Civil War broke out in 1861...
Area restaurants undergo inspections during July (08/21/08)
The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 30 food-service establishments during the month of July. Of that group, 12 establishments had critical violations, 11 had no critical or non-critical violations and seven had only non-critical violations...
Wildcat football squads (08/21/08)
Members of the third grade Cassville Junior Football League team who participated in camp this summer are pictured above. The team, coached by Chad Sturgell, includes Samuel Hunter, Kory Harvey, Jeremiah Fisher, Austin Wilson, Aaron Wogoman, James Peck, Jr., Dalton O'Neill, Wyatt Stehlik, Garrett Knight, Trey Sturgell, Austin Rayburn, Jake McNeill, Dillan Foltz, Trey Dalton, Mason Arndt, Payton Varner, Kendrick Jump, Mason Jacobson, Jaime Aguinaga, Levi Holtzman, Jason Rossner and Landon Hendrix. ...
SW shooters rank among nation's top teams (08/21/08)
A pair of Southwest trap teams made another appearance at the SCTP National Trapshooting Championships this summer and were ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation. The Southwest high school team of Matthew Snyder, Tyler Wallace, Alan McNabb, Dustin Swigart and Brittany Wright finished eighth out of 130 teams competing at nationals...
Hunter ed course to be held in RRSP (08/21/08)
The Missouri Department of Conservation will host a hunter education certification class at the Emory Melton Inn and Convention Center in Roaring River State Park on Aug. 29 and 30. The class is scheduled be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 29 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 30. There will be a one-hour lunch break from noon to 1 p.m. on Aug. 30. Students will be on their own during the break...
JOHN MCGEE (08/21/08)
John James McGee, 78, of Monett, died Aug. 13, 2008, at Monett Health Care Center. He was born Oct. 24, 1929, in Stuart, Okla., the son of John Nelson and Geneva Wakely McGee. He was a truck driver for Hutchens Asphalt Company in Cassville. He had served in the National Guard...
DAVID NOKES (08/21/08)
David Nokes, 80, of Cassville, passed away on Aug. 16, 2008, in the home of his daughter, Deborah Nokes Whitaker. He was born July 2, 1928, in the Ray House at wilson's Creek National Battlefield, the son of Frank and Mabel (Herndon) Nokes. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; two brothers, John Nokes and Roy Nokes, and his wife Freida Nokes...
BURL DEAN LAUGHLIN (08/21/08)
Burl Dean Laughin, 70, of Grove, Okla., died Monday, Aug. 18, at his home. He was born May 24, 1938, at McDonald County, Mo., to Amos Laughlin and Rachel Ruddick Laughlin. He was a foundry worker for Bentonville Casting. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Melvin Laughlin; and three sisters, dorothy Cooper, Julie McCool and Mary Blevins...
LYNDELL LEE "LINDY" DAVIDSON (08/21/08)
Lyndell Lee "Lindy" Davidson, 80, of Strafford, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born July 9, 1928, in Wheaton. On June 25, 1954, he was united in marriage to Wanda Lee Moore, who survives...
FRANK DELL (08/21/08)
Frank Dell, 84, of Cassville, left his earthly life to be with his Lord on Friday, August 15, 2008. Mr. Dell, son of Charlie and Goldie (Gautney) Dell, was born on September 4, 1923, in Mano, Missouri. After graduating high school Frank enlisted into the United States Army. ...