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Stories from Thursday, September 4, 2008

Project was a labor of love (09/04/08)
A recently completed Eagle Scout project has benefited the Bayless House restoration effort in Cassville. Through the hard work of Brant Vaught, a beautifully constructed pergola and patio were added to the back of the historic home that will eventually become the headquarters for the Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society...
Locals provide Hurricane Gustav help (09/04/08)
Several Barry County residents have traveled to the Gulf Coast area to offer emergency response, clean-up and repair services in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav, which struck Crocodrie, La., on Sept. 1. Barry County Emergency Management Director David Compton has been dispatched to Beaumont, Texas, and four Barry Electric Cooperative employees have traveled to Greenwell Springs, La., to assist Gulf Coast residents...
Judge's ruling creates buffer zone (09/04/08)
A judge's ruling in Cole County could affect the future of confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) across the state. On Aug. 25, Cole County Associate Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce handed down a decision ordering the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to revoke the permit for a proposed 4,800-head hog farm near Arrow Rock, an historic town of 79 residents located between Boonville and Marshall in central Missouri...
City council votes to accept First Street bid (09/04/08)
On Tuesday night, Cassville aldermen approved a $535,395.28 bid from Hutchens Construction to complete the First Street improvement project even though the bid price was well above the engineer's estimate to complete the project. Hutchens was the project's low bidder on a project that engineer Roger Berg, of Scott Engineering, estimated would cost around $400,000. ...
Barry County crash leaves teens hurt (09/04/08)
Last Wednesday, two teens and three youngsters were injured in a one-vehicle crash on County Road 1090 two and a half miles south of Monett. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 1994 Pontiac, driven by Samantha Elkins, 18, of Seligman, ran off the roadway and struck a fence and a culvert...
Drug court to headline event (09/04/08)
Information will also be presented about the Drug Court's upcoming benefit golf tournament, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Cassville Golf Course. For more information about the quarterly luncheon, call the chamber office at 847-2814...
Demolition Derby returns to Cassville this weekend (09/04/08)
Action-packed entertainment returns to the Bill Hailey Rodeo Arena in Cassville this weekend. The Cassville Rotary Club's sixth annual Demolition Derby will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. "The demolition derby is always exciting," said Herb Primrose, Cassville Rotary Club member. "It features a lot of action and crashing."...
Student enrollment drops slightly (09/04/08)
Exeter was the district that experienced the biggest increase in enrollment for the 2008-09 school year, growing by 12 percent. This fall there are 379 students enrolled in the R-VI District, which is 43 more than at the start of the 2007-08 school year...
Stagecoach will make stops in Barry County (09/04/08)
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Butterfield Stagecoach ride through southwest Missouri, the historic stagecoach, driven by Rick and Beverly Hamby, of West Plains, will arrive in Barry County on Tuesday, Sept. 9. The stagecoach journey marks the sesquicentennial of the Butterfield Overland Mail Route, which ran from 1958 until the Civil War broke out in 1861. The stagecoach will travel along much of the original route, offering spectators a glimpse back in history...
Franchise expands into Monett (09/04/08)
After five years as the Aire Serv® of SW Missouri and NW Arkansas franchise, Dave and Kristine Samuel are expanding their air conditioning and heating company from Cassville into Monett with the opening of the Aire Serv Home Comfort Solutions franchise...
GED classes are now beginning (09/04/08)
Crowder College is now offering adult education and literacy courses in Cassville, Seligman, Shell Knob and Monett. All classes are offered at no charge. Day and night classes will be offered at the Crowder College Watley Center in Cassville, Kornerstone in Shell Knob and in Monett. Night classes will be offered at the Seligman Library...
Tax sale grosses over $71,000 (09/04/08)
Over 64 parcels of land were sold during the 2008 Barry County tax sale, which was held in the Barry County Courthouse on Aug. 25. Properties on which taxes had not been paid for at least two years were offered during the sale. According to Missouri law, counties are required to conduct tax sales on the fourth Monday in August each year. Properties can be auctioned after real estate taxes have been delinquent for one year...
Grease fire prompts home evacuation (09/04/08)
A home located at the intersection of Highway B and Farm Road 1035 west of Purdy was moderately damaged by fire on Aug. 29. "The fire was caused when one of the occupants of the residence left the stove on with a pan of grease still on it," said Mike Redshaw, Purdy Fire Protection District fire chief. "When she re-entered the kitchen, she found the pan to be on fire and attempted to extinguish it with water...
Shakin' in the Shell is packed with fun (09/04/08)
The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce is busy promoting its third annual Shakin' in the Shell Fest, which will be held on Sept. 26 and 27. "This year's event is jam packed with fun for everyone in the family," said Sheila House, chamber executive director...
R-V School Board sets 2008-09 tax rate (09/04/08)
The Southwest R-V School Board held a tax rate hearing prior to its regularly scheduled board meeting on Aug. 14. During the tax rate hearing Superintendent Doug Lawyer presented the district's assessed valuations, which are $27,526,962 for Barry County and $4,782,031 for McDonald County...
Producers to receive $445,000 in grants (09/04/08)
On Aug. 28, Congressman Roy Blunt announced that 13 southwest Missouri poultry producers will receive a total of $445,000 in grants through a USDA program. The Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement Grant program will assist local producers in developing and using renewable energy systems that could save more the 325,000 gallons of propane per year...
Wildcat cross country has good numbers this fall (09/04/08)
By Lisa Schlichtman The Cassville Wildcat cross country team boasts a 16-person roster this fall, which includes six seniors. The girls team returns seniors Courtney Beagle, Cheyann Essley, Tia Baker and Ariel Oswald and junior Hannah Elkins. Key newcomers are juniors Nanci Young, Kristi Whitcomb and sophomores Danielle Krumwiede, Jessica Barrientos and Ariel Gonzalez...
SK Buddy Bass tourney date set (09/04/08)
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...
Wildcats fall to Branson (09/04/08)
On Friday, the Wildcats headed to Branson to play their first game of the season. Unfortunately, they were not able to come home with a victory, but it was not due to lack of trying. Although Branson won, Cassville did not stop fighting until the last second ticked off of the clock in the Wildcats' first non-conference game this year...
GLADYS M. CURRAN (09/04/08)
Gladys M. Curran, 85, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, in her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, in Blessing Heights Worship Center, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield...
HAZEL DOSSETT (09/04/08)
Hazel M. (Ford) Dossett, 42, of Cassville, passed away on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born to Richard and Virginia (Fermanhin) Cavin on May 20, 1966, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She moved to this area in 1994. She worked in the plumbing business with her husband, Jim, for the last eight years...
CLINTON RAY BAKER (09/04/08)
Clinton Ray Baker, 69, of Bull Shoals, Ark., formerly of Exeter, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. He was born on June 30, 1939, in Cassville, the son of Clyde Baker and Juanita Edens. He worked for many years at a bakery in Rogers, Ark., and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cassville...
SHIRLEY IRENE HESTON (09/04/08)
Shirley Irene Heston, a homemaker, 72 passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at Cox-South Hospital in Springfield. She was born, Oct. 27, 1935, in Denison, Kan., to the late Jesse O. and Mary Helen (Caskey) Ray. On May 6, 1956, she married Glen K. Heston who survives...
DOROTHY L. CURRY PETERSON (09/04/08)
Dorothy L. Curry Peterson, age 81, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2008, in Cox Walnut Lawn, Springfield, Missouri. She was born September 18, 1926, the daughter of William Elmer and Frances Elizabeth (Ball) Cooper. She was united in marriage to Paul Spencer Curry August 19, 1947, and to this union two children were born. ...
DORIS JEAN WOOLSEY (09/04/08)
Doris Jean Woolsey, 66, formerly of Shell Knob, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. She was born on Nov. 9, 1941, in Fort Russell Township, Ill., the daughter of Clarence and Martha (Lewis) Wilkinson. She married Rodney Woolsey on Dec. 14, 1985, in Woodriver, Ill. He survives...
CLAIRECE HALL (09/04/08)
Clairece Lerae (Deill) Hall, 94, of Cassville, passed away on Aug. 30, 2008, at the Red Rose Inn in Cassville. She was born on July 28, 1914, in McCune, Kan., to Ray and Myrtle (Mueller) Deill. She was a 1932 graduate of Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg, Kan., and attended Pittsburg State College. On May 3, 1937, she married Glen Lloyd Hall...
Experiencing an empty nest (09/04/08)
The most frequently asked question I have received for the past two weeks is "How have you been handling an empty nest?" If you are one of my loyal readers who have faithfully been reading my commentaries for the past 11 years, you probably know my youngest son graduated from high school this past May and so it would make sense that the next transition in my life and his would involve getting him off to college this fall. ...
Elected officials need to protect streams (09/04/08)
Dear Editor: After attending my first Department of Natural Resources' public meeting regarding stream use in our state, I now join the many frustrated, concerned citizens dealing with the DNR. While I support my friends' and neighbors' concerns for their local streams, I do think our arguments, usually turning into a spirited debate, are being channeled to the wrong people...
Don't forget Big Bass Bend situation (09/04/08)
Dear Editor: There are a minimum of 68 full time residences and 48 homes in Big Bass Bend, some of which are vacation homes. Homes range from very nice new homes to old farm homes. Residents range from elementary school age to upper 80s. They were cut off from Shell Knob, mail, utility service, emergency services, trash pick up, and school bus for 4 months because the only road to town was under water...