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Stories from Thursday, August 28, 2008

R-IV district adds technology to enhance student learning (08/28/08)
Several Cassville educators are getting the opportunity to expand their teaching techniques with the addition of new technology in the Cassville R-IV School District. Over the past year and a half, district officials have been equipping classrooms with SMART boards, teacher computer stations and personal laptops for students thanks to grant money made available through Governor Matt Blunt's Math, Engineering, Technology and Science (METS) program...
Firefighters' quick response saves business (08/28/08)
With 100 percent of Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano's firefighting crew responding within minutes of the initial fire call, an area business was saved from total destruction early Monday morning. According to ERGM Fire Chief Ron Creek, the fire protection district was dispatched to a fire at the Pierson's Package Store at 12:45 a.m. on Aug. 25. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found flames shooting up through the roof in the back of the liquor store...
Congressman visits new E-911 Center (08/28/08)
Blunt visits Barry County to discuss emergency services
Chamber opts to discontinue event (08/28/08)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce held a breakfast meeting on Aug. 26 at the Barry County Museum to discuss the future of the Seven Valleys Christmas drive-through lighting display. After conducting a detailed study over the past year, the decision was made by the Chamber Board of Directors to discontinue the lighting display...
Cowboy poet to appear on national TV (08/28/08)
A national broadcast of the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Cowboy Church service will include an appearance by Gabe Pennell. The Christian cowboy poet from Purdy will be reciting one of his poems as part of the service, which will air on RFD-TV on Sept. 7 at 4:30 p.m. and on Sept. 8 at 8:30 p.m...
Cassville couple's daughter promoted to lieutenant colonel (08/28/08)
Virgil and Donna Harrington, of Cassville, recently attended a promotion ceremony held in honor of their daughter, Dawn C. Lancaster, at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Lancaster was promoted from major to lieutenant colonel during the ceremony, which included the posting of colors, singing of the National Anthem, invocation and remarks by Col. Brad Spacy and Lancaster...
Cassville couple's daughter promoted to lieutenant colonel (08/28/08)
Virgil and Donna Harrington, of Cassville, recently attended a promotion ceremony held in honor of their daughter, Dawn C. Lancaster, at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Lancaster was promoted from major to lieutenant colonel during the ceremony, which included the posting of colors, singing of the National Anthem, invocation and remarks by Col. Brad Spacy and Lancaster...
Commission makes appointments (08/28/08)
The Barry County Commission appointed several individuals to the Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District at its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 4. Southern County Commissioner Eddie Davison and Carolyn Easley were appointed to serve as primary representatives to the executive board. Presiding Commissioner Cherry Warren and Cassville Mayor Tracy Holle will serve as alternate representatives...
County health board accepts local bid to repair building (08/28/08)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees accepted a building repair bid for the department's Monett office at its meeting on Aug. 25. The board received a $65,500 bid from Lacey Brothers Construction, of Springfield, which would be working on a 90-day schedule. A $65,738 bid with a 50-day work schedule was submitted by Bud Lowe Construction, of Cassville...
LEPD discusses events, training opportunities (08/28/08)
The Barry-Lawrence County Local Emergency Planning District (LEPD) discussed several upcoming events and training opportunities at its regularly scheduled meeting on July 17. LEPD members discussed an expenditure that would cover tuition and other expenses for the Four Corners Emergency Management Conference, which will be held in Branson Dec. 10 through Dec. 12...
First Christian Church of Cassville welcomes new minister and family (08/28/08)
Jared Wheeler, formerly of Thayer, Kan., began serving as the new minister at First Christian Church in Cassville on Aug. 1. "The people of Cassville have been very welcoming and loving inside and outside the church," said Wheeler. "It is amazing how generous the community is. Some of the things that drew me to this position were the way my family and I were treated and the potential I see in the church to impact and serve the community."...
Extreme sports impact students (08/28/08)
Southwest R-V School District students enjoyed a special back-to-school assembly on Aug. 20. The school hosted the Springfield organization Real Encounter, which uses freestyle motocross, skateboarding and extreme stunts to teach students life lessons...
GED classes to be offered (08/28/08)
On Aug. 25, Kornerstone began hosting general education diploma (GED) classes at its facility, which is located behind the Bridgeway Plaza on Highway 39 in Shell Knob. Crowder College instructor Janet Dart Ballard will supervise the classes, which are offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday...
Wheaton to consider property ordinance (08/28/08)
On July 8, the Wheaton City Council decided to gather information for a policy that would allow the city to place a lien on properties when owners fail to reimburse the city for maintenance work performed by city employees. After reviewing a progress report that included information on the work that has been completed at abandoned and neglected properties located within the Wheaton city limits, the aldermen directed City Clerk Marianne Witt to contact city attorney David Cole to discuss the issue.. ...
E-911 Board approves several expenditures (08/28/08)
The Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board approved several expenditures at its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 25. Mike Phillips, Barry County E-911 GIS technician, recommended the board purchase a map plotter to make maps for emergency personnel, delivery services and other individuals who live and work in the county. According to Phillips, it will cost close to $5,000 to print 1,000 maps for the county...
Washburn man injured in crash (08/28/08)
A Washburn man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash on Farm Road 1050 two miles south of Washburn last Tuesday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 2004 Ford Ranger pickup, driven by Nicholas Miller, 30, ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned...
New alderman will serve in Butterfield (08/28/08)
The Butterfield City Council appointed a new west ward alderman at its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 18. Butterfield resident Guadalupe Meza stated that she was interested in filling the west ward alderman seat that was vacated by Letha Todd in July. Meza asked the council to consider her for the open position...
R-IV board okays levy, substitutes (08/28/08)
The Cassville R-IV School Board voted last Thursday night to set the district's tax levy rate at $3.27, which is unchanged from the 2007-08 school year. The levy includes $2.9407 for the district's incidental fund and $.3293 for debt service. The district is estimating that the levy will produce $4,928,708 in revenue during the coming year...
Firearms training scheduled at MSSU (08/28/08)
Missouri Southern State University's Law Enforcement Academy has scheduled a Citizen Concealed Carry Firearms training course to satisfy the training requirement in the State of Missouri. The basic eight-hour class will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, Saturday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 15. All classes will run from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Room 125 of the Mills Anderson Criminal Justice Center at MSSU...
Ladycats grow as team and as a program (08/28/08)
A core of four returning starters and one returning letterman provide the foundation for the 2008 Cassville Ladycat volleyball squad. Hard work in the off-season and a growing knowledge of the game should translate to an improved outcome this season, according to Head Coach Mandy Henry...
Soccer 'Cats return 8 of 11 starters this fall (08/28/08)
The 2008 Cassville Wildcat soccer squad returns eight starters off a team that won a district championship and finished fourth in the state last season with an impressive 22-3 record. The long list of returning starters is led by senior Uziel Franco, last year's leading scorer who earned first team All-District and second team All-State honors in 2007. The talented forward was also recognized as Regional Offensive Player of the Year...
Southwest opens volleyball season Sept. 2 (08/28/08)
Southwest opens the high school volleyball season next week. The Lady Trojans begin Tuesday, Sept. 2 at Thomas Jefferson High School in an Ozark 7 Conference match in Joplin. Southwest returns four starters from last year's 13-19 team that shared the conference championship with Verona...
SK Buddy Bass tourney date set (08/28/08)
The 29th annual Homer Sloan Buddy Bass Tournament, a long-standing Shell Knob tradition, will be held on Table Rock Lake on Saturday, Oct. 4. Fishermen can enter any time up up until 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Take-offs will be held at both Campbell Point and Kings River Marinas. The weigh-in will be at Campbell Point only at 4 p.m...
Linda Thompson Realty ribbon cutting (08/28/08)
On Aug. 22, the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Linda Tompson Realty, which is located on Main Street in Cassville. Pictured above, in the front row, from left, are: Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amy White, Cheryl Thompson, Troy Thompson, Linda Thompson, Pat Chapman, Mary Ann Horner, Debbie Gerleve, Donna Hayes, Sylvia Sturgeon and Susie Jacobs. ...
JEMELL M. ARDOIN (08/28/08)
Jemell M. Ardoin, 53, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, in St. John's Hospital, Berryville, Ark. She was born May 18, 1955, in Seattle, Wash., the daughter of Harrison and Betty (Willard) Ardoin. Survivors include: her mother, Betty Phoenix and her husband, Bill, of Drumright, Okla.; a son, Keith Wayne Guiles and his wife, Carlita, of Pittsburg, Kan.; a sister, Shawn Hadley Tandy and her husband, Kenneth, of Eagle Rock; and two grandchildren...
BILLY JOE SPAIN (08/28/08)
Billy Joe Spain, 75, of Monett, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at Cox Monett Hospital. He was born Aug. 3, 1933, in Cassville, the son of Alven and Mary Newman Spain. He was retired from Jumping Jacks Shoe Company in Monett. He was a member of the New Dawn Pentecostal Church. He was a Marine veteran and a member of the American Legion Post...
COLIN L. WOOD (08/28/08)
Colin L. Wood, 86, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, in the home of his caretaker, Ruth Sanders, in Cassville. He was born July 6, 1922, in Manitoba, Canada, the son of Chester and Eileen (McGregor) Wood. On Aug. 29, 1941, in Canada, he was united in marriage to Mary Penteluik who preceded him in death on July 31, 1991. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Roddy; and one sister, Barbara...
NANCY NETZER (08/28/08)
Nancy Netzer, 88, of Verona, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at her home. She was born July 25, 1920, in Verona, the daughter of Charles and Maude Ulra McNerney. She was retired from Juvenile shoe company and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Verona...
HARLEY E. MINNIER, SR. "ED" (08/28/08)
Harley E. Minnier, Sr., age 73, of Wheaton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008, in his home with his family, after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Minnier was born October 12, 1934, in Hughesville, Pennsylvania. On November 25, 1960, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Mae Russell, who survives...
A monumental task (08/28/08)
This Saturday, I attended the official open house for the recently completed Barry County E-911 Center in Cassville. I received a tour of the impressive facility from Bill Shiveley, chairman of the Barry County Emergency Services Board. I also should make note that other members of the volunteer board were also present at the event, ready and willing to lead people through the facility they worked so hard to make a reality for area citizens...
A battle cry for the Cub Scouts (08/28/08)
Dear Editor: The Cub Scouts need your kids. Scratch that - your kids need the Cub Scouts. I am a father, a husband, a business owner, but I am still and always will be a Scout. When I was young everyone was in Scouting; today's culture has changed -- kids stare in front of a computer and chat online...