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Stories from Thursday, September 11, 2008

Establishing home field advantage (09/11/08)
The Cassville Wildcats take the field for their home opener against Mt. Vernon. The Wildcats dominated the Mountaineers, winning 28-7. Cassville scored a touchdown in each quarter and again relied on its passing game for the win. A complete game report can be found inside this week's Cassville Democrat sports section. Action Sports Photo/Robert Hoppie...
Drug court speaks to C of C crowd (09/11/08)
Luncheon topic focuses on benefits of innovative program
Murder trial to be moved (09/11/08)
A second change of venue has been granted in the Rowan Ford murder case. Based on ruling made by Barry County Circuit Judge Robert Wiley last Wednesday, Christopher Collings' trial will be held in Phelps County. Collings stands charged with first degree murder, forcible rape and statutory sodomy. ...
Demo Derby draws record crowd (09/11/08)
Saturday night's Demolition Derby attracted the largest crowd in the event's six-year history. Officials with the Cassville Rotary Club, who sponsored the derby, estimate there were over 2,000 in attendance at the Bill Hailey Arena. Cassville's own Rusty Newman was the overall winner in modified cars feature event. He earned $1,300 in prize money for his showing...
Demo Derby draws record crowd (09/11/08)
Saturday night's Demolition Derby attracted the largest crowd in the event's six-year history. Officials with the Cassville Rotary Club, who sponsored the derby, estimate there were over 2,000 in attendance at the Bill Hailey Arena. Cassville's own Rusty Newman was the overall winner in modified cars feature event. He earned $1,300 in prize money for his showing...
Insurance agent receives pair of prestigious awards (09/11/08)
By Lindsay Reed Willis Insurance agent Bob Allen, of Cassville, was presented with two prestigious awards at the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents' (MAIA) annual Leadership Conference in July. Allen received the E. Ellwood Willard Outstanding Service Award and a special presidential citation...
Backstory behind the drinking age debate (09/11/08)
Dear Editor: Behind the fusillade of faulty arguments proffered by the Amethyst Initiative in support of lowering the minimum legal drinking age to 18 lurks an inconvenient truth: doing so would only exacerbate the current epidemic of underage drinking, further jeopardizing young lives at a critical juncture in their physical, social, and emotional development...
R-IV patrons will tour new school (09/11/08)
Cassville R-IV School District patrons will have the opportunity to tour the new Cassville Intermediate School during a public open house and dedication on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. Interested citizens are invited to meet in the intermediate school library for a short welcome by Superintendent Jim Orrell and Principal Jill LeCompte followed by guided tours of the facility...
Exeter man injured in crash on Highway HH (09/11/08)
An Exeter man was moderately injured in a one-vehicle crash on Highway HH five miles southwest of Purdy on Monday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 1997 Cadillac Catera, driven by Hoy Ashley, 33, lost control, traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned...
Neighborhood Center moves to new location (09/11/08)
The OACAC Barry County Neighborhood Center has moved to a larger facility that is located at 700 East Highway 248 in Cassville. The new facility will give the agency nearly three times as much space as was available at its Main Street location. "We have so much more room," said Gail Reed, Barry County OACAC director. "We have lots of storage, a conference room, a nice big reception area and offices for everyone. We are so excited."...
New principal hopes to boost SW school spirit (09/11/08)
Brad Clark, Southwest High School's new principal, plans to promote positive behavior and exceptional academics by boosting the student body's school spirit. "I hope to increase school and town pride by bringing motivational speakers to the students and community," said Clark. "I also want to help the school see higher academic achievements...
Burning flood debris around Table Rock Lake (09/11/08)
Army Corps of Engineers officials say those who would like to help clean up and burn debris left by flooding on the shoreline of Table Rock lake must first contact the duty ranger for permission and instructions before burning anything on Corps land...
Lake had busy Labor Day weekendBy Lindsay Reed (09/11/08)
Although area marina owners experienced a dismal 2008 tourist season due to flooding that occurred across the county in April and May, many of them reported a very successful Labor Day weekend. "It was a great weekend and busier Labor Day than normal," said Gene Stimble, Campbell Point Marina owner. "I think because Memorial Day weekend was tough, due to the flooding, when the lake was back to normal the first week in August, everyone was excited to be back out on the water."...
Wilberta comes out of retirement to root on the Cassville Wildcats (09/11/08)
A 48-year-old former model has returned to downtown Cassville to help cheer on the Wildcats this fall. On football Fridays, Wilberta, as she's affectionately known, can be spotted outside Chez Notre gift shop on Main Street wearing a black and gold Cassville cheerleading uniform...
Deadline nears for October ACT (09/11/08)
The next ACT test will be administered on Oct. 25, and students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register by Sept. 19. Late registrations, with an additional fee, will be accepted until the final postmark deadline of Oct. 3...
Purdy hears CSIP presentation (09/11/08)
The Purdy R-II School Board heard a presentation on the comprehensive school improvement plan (CSIP) during its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 18. High School Principal Bob Vice delivered the CSIP presentation, which included an overview of the district's major objectives...
CPD cracks down on drunk drivers (09/11/08)
The Cassville Police Department participated in the "You Drink & Drive, You Lose" crackdown Aug. 29 through Sept. 1. As a result of this enforcement effort, officers issued a total of seven tickets, including two for driving while intoxicated, three for speeding, one for failing to maintain insurance and one for driving while suspended...
Southwest Center Field Day set for Sept. 12 (09/11/08)
Field Day at University of Missouri's Southwest Center near Mt. Vernon is Sept. 12 and will feature tours of research on forages, dairy, beef, horticulture, and a special tour on growing grapes in southern Missouri. "We've planted a new vineyard with over 700 grape vines," said Rich Crawford, superintendent. "We'll evaluate the varieties best suited for our region." MU researchers will also compare irrigation methods...
Wheaton receives bids for sidewalk (09/11/08)
The Wheaton City Council received two bids for phase two of the city's sidewalk improvement project at a special meeting on Aug. 5. Project engineer Kevin Sprenkle, of Sprenkle and Associates in Monett, opened the bids for the project, which will construct a new sidewalk from city hall to the west end of Main Street in Wheaton...
Orchestra begins rehearsals (09/11/08)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra will began rehearsals on Sept. 9 for its 2008-09 season. The classical music orchestra rehearses at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Performances will be on Sunday afternoons this season. Music director Ken Meisinger will be back for an unprecedented 10th season...
Over 100 youngsters participate in summer reading program (09/11/08)
The Cassville Branch Library attracted 110 children and 14 teenagers to its summer reading program this year. Over 700 individuals attended summer reading programs held at the library in June and July. "We think this year's summer reading program was one of the best," said Kelli Getman, Cassville children's coordinator. ...
Producers invited to support CHS FFA (09/11/08)
Local producers have an opportunity to support the Cassville High School FFA Chapter by purchasing Pfizer vaccine at Cassville MFA through Nov. 30. "The Pfizer company has invited qualified retailers to join in the program to give 3 percent of all money collected on qualifying Pfizer vaccines to local FFA chapters," said Paul Adams, Cassville MFA manager...
Area Rotary Clubs host golf tourney to raise funds for polio (09/11/08)
This Saturday, three area Rotary Clubs will join together to assist Rotary International's PolioPlus campaign that aims for the total eradication of polio worldwide. The Barry-Lawrence County Rotary Challenge will be held at the Cassville Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 13 with tee times from 9 a.m. to noon. The person scramble is hosted by the Cassville Rotary Club, the Aurora Rotary Club and the Mt. Vernon Rotary Club...
Barry County fighters compete in Clinton (09/11/08)
On Aug. 9 the Barry County Fight Club took it group of fighters to the Benson Center in Clinton to compete against some very strong competition. When the night was over, not all of the local fighters could claim another victory for their record, but each fighter involved most certainly walked away with a sense of pride and personal victory from yet another fierce contest in the mixed martial arts arena...
Wildcats downs Mt. Vernon in home opener (09/11/08)
The Cassville Wildcats claimed victory over the Mt. Vernon Mountaineers last Friday evening. A big crowd of fans showed up to welcome in the season and were pleased to see the Wildcats execute their first win of the year. The first half of the game was dominated by the Wildcats, who did not allow the Mountaineers to score a single point going into half time...
CHS strikers begin '08 season with three straight victories (09/11/08)
The Cassville Wildcat soccer team opened the 2008 season with wins against two Springfield teams and Branson. Early in the season, Cassville is enjoying a 3-0 record with a string of convincing victories. The Wildcats hosted Greenwood on Monday and came away with a 3-1 win despite trailing 1-0 at halftime. Cassville was able to score three goals in the second half to beat the visitors...
Rain limits Ladycats to one game this week (09/11/08)
With rain interrupting the Ladycats' softball schedule this past week, Cassville only played one game, which turned out to be a 5-2 loss to Miller last Tuesday. The Ladycats, coached by Ben Abramovitz and Randy Robertson, got on the scoreboard first with a run in the second inning. Miller answered back in the third inning to tie up the game and then had a huge fourth inning, plating four runs...
Players welcome to join soccer club (09/11/08)
The Cassville Soccer Club is getting ready to begin its fall season. Anyone in sixth through eighth grade who wants to play on a traveling soccer team can contact either Coach Nosler at 671-1621 or Coach Wilbanks at 342-3220.
Southwest spikers split pair of games (09/11/08)
The Southwest volleyball team split its first two matches of the season, winning at Thomas Jefferson and losing to Exeter last week. The Lady Trojans defeated TJ 25-12, 25-20 Tuesday and then lost to the Exeter in three sets Thursday. Both matches were Ozark 7 Conference contests...
Eagles record big win over Crane (09/11/08)
The Purdy Eagles baseball squad handed Crane an 8-3 loss on Monday night with Mason Roller coming up big on offense and defense. The senior pitched a complete game, allowing four hits, two walks and two earned runs while striking out seven. Roller has went two-for-three at the plate with a homerun and three RBI...
Calendar (09/11/08)
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...
CAROLYN SUE ELLIS (09/11/08)
Carolyn Sue Ellis, 58 of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at her home following an illness. She was born Nov. 26, 1949, in Stella, to the late Ivan William and Margaret Jean (Bankson) Rowe. She owned and operated Burgers-N-More Restaurant in Wheaton for 10 years...
EDWARD C. "CALVIN" BUCHNER (09/11/08)
Edward C. "Calvin" Buchner was born November 18, 1929, in Pierce City, Missouri, to William J. and Bernice Buchner. He was the oldest of two children, having a younger sister, Nancy. Ed passed away September 2, 2008, after a short, valiant fight with cancer...
PAUL WILLIAM SHEARER (09/11/08)
Paul William Shearer, 35, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, in an automobile accident. He was born Jan. 9, 1973, in Neosho, the son of Joe and Charlene (Dickens) Shearer. Survivors include: his father, Joe Shearer and his wife, Jeanie, of Fairview; his mother, Charlene Jay and her husband, Duard, of Neosho; a daughter, Kyli Barker; four sons, Axl Bragg, Tyler Culver, Mathias Shearer and Damien; a stepdaughter, Cynthia Bardelli; one sister, Sarah Goostree and her husband, Dan, of Rocky Comfort; three stepbrothers, Jeremy Drake and his wife, Lacey, of Granby, Derrick Drake, of Austin, Texas, and Brian Jay, of Wichita, Kan.; two stepsisters, Karen Snow, of Miami, Okla., and Shelly Dorey, of Fairland, Okla.; and Nana, Leta Moore, of Stark City.. ...
LOLA POTTS (09/11/08)
Lola Marie Potts, 75, of Seligman, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, at her home. She was born Dec. 29, 1932, at Easton, Minn., to Glenroy Ewing Parsons and Verna Pauline Cretchmer Parsons. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lone Walnut Quilting Club. She was a Methodist...
GLADYS M. CURRAN (09/11/08)
Gladys M. Curran, 85, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, in her home. She was born Aug. 24, 1923, in Knoxville, Tenn., the daughter of Elmer and Florence Lawson. On Nov. 17, 1944 in Yuma, Ariz., she was united in marriage to Elijah Curran, who preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1980. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and a sister...
MILLICENT KENNEDY (09/11/08)
Millicent Irene Kennedy, 48, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at her home. She was born Oct. 28, 1959, in Monett, the daughter of Gilbert and Mary Shideler Hagebusch. She was united in marriage to Greg Kennedy on Aug. 10, 2001, in Eureka Springs, Ark. He survives...
ROGER LEE LONGLEY (09/11/08)
Roger Lee Longley, 64, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Feb. 18, 1944, in Washburn, the son of Hurshel Oren and Coila Geneva (Porter) Longley. On Nov. 19, 1964, in Brownsville, Texas, he was united in marriage to Carol Ann Antle, who survives...
A crazy proposition (09/11/08)
Recently, there has been a push by a group of chancellors and presidents of universities and colleges across the nation to lower the drinking age to 18. Their theory is that risky drinking among young people continues despite the legal drinking age of 21 and they believe lowering the minimum age would decrease the incidence of binge drinking. ...