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Stories from Thursday, September 18, 2008

Historic stagecoach rolls into Cassville (09/18/08)
Barry County residents stepped back in time when the Butterfield Stagecoach made a stop on the square in Cassville on Sept. 11. Community members attending the event enjoyed a mock trial that featured characters from the 1800s. Cassville Mayor Tracy Holle opened the event by reading a proclamation that designated Sept. ...
Museum reps address council (09/18/08)
On Monday night, Darrell Ledenham and Ron Black, both members of the Barry County Museum Board, addressed city council members about the museum and items donated to the museum by the Cassville Sesquicentennial Committee. Black opened the presentation by inviting the mayor and aldermen to visit the museum, which opened last October at its location on Highway 112...
Former SK man pleads guilty in illegal caviar case (09/18/08)
A former Shell Knob man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally taking paddlefish eggs from Table Rock Lake and selling them as caviar. Thomas Jerry Nix, Jr., 39, who now lives in Memphis, Tenn., entered his plea of guilty on Sept. 10 before U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. England. The charges against Nix were publicized after a federal grand jury handed down an indictment on July 9...
Promised Land Zoo hosts "Gator Days" (09/18/08)
Promised Land Zoo will host its third annual "Gator Days" on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. On that day, free admission will be offered to those who make a donation to the Rescued Animal Fund. Over 500 animals representing 50 species from all over the world are featured at the drive-through animal park and petting zoo, which is located at the junction of Highway 86 and Highway P in Eagle Rock...
R-VI School in improvement phase (09/18/08)
On Aug. 13, the Exeter R-VI School Board heard that the district has been identified for year one school improvement due to its adequate yearly progress (AYP) report. "Our scores in communication arts (on the Missouri Assessment Program tests) were not high enough to meet the annual proficiency target," said Superintendent Tina Nolan. ...
New intermediate school is officially dedicated (09/18/08)
Cassville R-IV School District patrons couldn't have asked for a better tour guide on Sunday afternoon as Principal Jill LeCompte walked visitors through the new Cassville Intermediate School. "This has been cool journey, and I think the building is awesome," said LeCompte in welcoming visitors to the facility's official dedication ceremony and open house...
I've seen fire and I've seen rain (09/18/08)
Dear Editor: We would like to thank the Eagle Rock/Golden/Mano and Holiday Island Fire Departments for all their effort in trying to put out the fire that broke out about 12:40 a.m. on Aug. 25 at Pierson's Package and the Office Pub & Steakhouse in Eagle Rock...
Pioneer festival to be held at HIS Children's Camp in Ridgley (09/18/08)
Barry County residents are invited to attend the first annual Ozarks Pioneer Festival, which will be held at HIS Children's Camp in Ridgley from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 27 and 28. The festival will feature candlemaking, blacksmithing, spinning, quilting and dutch oven cooking demonstrations. The event will also include harvest games, an animal barnyard, a craft sale, period music and Civil War encampments...
Recovery Day planned at RRSP (09/18/08)
Volunteers are needed to help clean up Roaring River State Park near Cassville on Saturday, Sept. 27. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the Missouri Department of Conservation and Moparks Inc., the Roaring River Recovery Day event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m...
Washburn receives update on water improvement plan (09/18/08)
The Washburn City Council heard an update on the city's water system improvement project at the council's regularly scheduled meeting on July 14. Mark Brooks, water and wastewater superintendent, reported that the city intended to schedule a waterline inspection after relocating a waterline for the project...
B-L Library district receives updated circulation information (09/18/08)
The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library Board of Trustees received information on circulation statistics at its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 14. According to the annual statistics report, 468,772 books and library materials were checked out at district library branches this year. Those statistics are around 2 percent lower than recorded during the 2006-07 fiscal year...
Seligman reviews PD report (09/18/08)
The Seligman City Council reviewed the August police department report at its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 8. The report documented 46 speeding citations that were issued last month. Other citations documented in the August police report included: one helmet violation; two driving with a suspended or revoked license violations; one driving without a valid license violation; one failure to maintain proof of insurance violation; and three failure to maintain right-of-way violations...
Old photos help update facility (09/18/08)
As part of its facility-wide renovation project, the Barry County Care Center has redecorated the men's wing with a collection of historic Barry County photographs. "We worked within our budget by putting on a fresh coat of paint and working with things that we already had, but using them in a different way," said Amy Patillo, Barry County Care Center administrator. "We put it together piece by piece, and it turned out better than I have ever imagined."...
Top scholar (09/18/08)
Amy Carr, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., has been awarded the prestigious Honor's College Fellowship to study at the University of Arkansas. Amy is the daughter of Jim and Melanie Carr and the granddaughter of Shirley Carr and Shirley and Mel Hutchinson, all of Cassville. ...
Kornerstone hosts social (09/18/08)
Kornerstone held its monthly "Social Time" event for fifth through eighth grade students on Aug. 27. Around 37 children and adults attended the event. Attendees enjoyed playing with a ball toss and board games, listening to music and sampling homemade cookies from Donna Breit. The Shell Knob VFW also provided pizza and drinks for the event...
JV Wildcats fall to Mt. Vernon Mountaineers (09/18/08)
Last week, the Wildcat junior varsity football team suffered a loss to the Mt. Vernon Mountaineers. The game started off close with a scoreless first quarter. By the end of the second quarter, Mt. Vernon had managed to connect on two very long passing plays, which resulted in touchdowns for the Mountaineers, giving them the 14-0 advantage going into halftime...
CHS runners compete at Carthage meet (09/18/08)
The Cassville Wildcat cross country team opened the 2008 season at the very competitive Carthage Invitational. Coach Chris Shore said the meet featured a large field of big schools and top competition. Tia Baker competed in the varsity girls division and was Cassville's top finisher in that event at 48th. Her time was 25:14. In the junior varsity girls division, sophomore Jessica Barrientos medaled in eighth place. Her time on the shortened two-mile course was 14:39...
Ladycats win one, lose two (09/18/08)
The Ladycat softball squad lost a pair of Big 8 Conference matches last week before rallying on Monday to pick up a win over Barry County rival Southwest. Last Thursday, Cassville stumbled against East Newton 5-14. The Lady Patriots had a big first inning to establish a 3-0 lead, which set the tone for the game...
Wildcats defeat Prairie Grove, Ark., 32-6 (09/18/08)
The fans showed up last Friday to see another great game in Cassville as the Wildcats hosted Prairie Grove (Ark.) and earned a 32-6 victory. The game was hard fought from the beginning, and Cassville got on the scoreboard first with field goal by Aaron Jamieson to give the Wildcats an early 3-0 edge...
Lady Trojans to host Volleyfest (09/18/08)
Southwest High School hosts Volleyfest 2008 on Saturday in Washburn. Seven teams, including two from Arkansas, will compete in the annual event. Action begins at 9 a.m. and the championship is scheduled for around 3 p.m. "It's an exciting time for us," said Southwest Coach Steve Voyak. "This is the fourth year in our new gym and in the expanded format. It's a great way to highlight our school and community. It's competitive but also a family atmosphere."...
Purdy Eagles fall to Spokane (09/18/08)
The Purdy Eagles fell to Spokane this week, losing 5-4 on the road. Kevin Miller pitched 5.1 innings and took the loss. Mason Roller pitched .2 scoreless innings and also had a solo homerun in the fourth inning. Daniel Barrientos had two hits and scored once...
Lady Trojans softball team wins two gamesBy Lisa Schlichtman (09/18/08)
The Southwest Lady Trojans softball team earned convincing wins over Sarcoxie and College Heights to boost their early season record to 4-2. On Sept. 9, Southwest travelled to Joplin to play College Heights. The Lady Trojans dominated the game and won 12-2. Haley Clifton picked up the win on the mound with six strike-outs and no walks...
Ladycats improving with each match (09/18/08)
The Cassville High School volleyball team is still looking for its first win of the season, but according to Coach Mandy Henry, her players have improved drastically since the beginning of the season and that initial victory is right on the horizon...
JUDY K. GREEN (09/18/08)
Judy K. Green, 60, of Shell Knob, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at her home in Shell Knob. She was born on Feb. 2, 1948, in La Cygne, Kan. to Fletcher and Velma (Rogers) Hewitt. She married Terry Green on Aug. 14, 1965, in La Cygne, Kan. In 1987, they moved to Shell Knob to make their home. She was retired from Tyson's in Berryville, Ark. She was a member of the Viola Baptist Church and Swan Chapter #311 of the Eastern Star...
GEORGE JUNIOR THOMAS (09/18/08)
George Junior Thomas, 80, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, in Cox-Monett Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
RUTH HOLMAN (09/18/08)
Ruth M. Holman, 87, of Shawnee, Kan., passed away on Sept. 11, 2008. She was born July 14, 1921, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She graduated from Birch Tree High School in 1939. She taught school in Birch Tree area for 33 years and in Monett for five years...
JOHN WILLIAM FERGUSON (09/18/08)
John William Ferguson, 70, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at his home. He was born March 21, 1938, in Greensboro, N.C., the son of John Hurley Hampton and Virginia Dare (Langley) Ferguson. On May 15, 1965, he was united in marriage to Lou Brewer, who survives...
YVONNE SPENCER (09/18/08)
Yvonne Spencer, 76, of Pea Ridge, Ark., passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at Washburn. She was born Feb. 22, 1932, at Pea Ridge, Ark., to Edgar Clyde Messer and Lennie Bell Hall Messer. She married Freddie Charles Spencer on April 27, 1948, at Pea Ridge. She retired from Daisy Manufacturing in Rogers, Ark. She was a member of Piney Point Baptist Church...
ROSALIE M. VANZANDT (09/18/08)
Rosalie M. Vanzandt, 67, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at the Red Rose Inn in Cassville. She was born on March 6, 1941, in Wichita, Kan., daughter of Oliver and Ethel Booth Burns. She moved to Barry County in the early 1970s. She was the manager of the state license office in Cassville during the 1970s and was a waitress in several area restaurants including the Roaring River Restaurant and Mama Crowe's. ...
MARY JO WALLACE (09/18/08)
Mary Jo Wallace, 56, of Miller, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Aurora. She was born on June 25, 1952, in Phoenix, Ariz., daughter of Charlie and Ferrol (Myers) Wallace. She was an employee of St. John's Hospital in Aurora and held a technical degree in respiratory therapy. She moved to Miller five years ago from the state of Tennessee...
JAMES ALBERT HENBEST (09/18/08)
James Albert Henbest, 91, of Aurora, formerly of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, in Aurora Nursing Center, Aurora. He was born June 18, 1917, in Cassville, the son of Edward and Dora J. (Beck) Henbest. On Jan. 29, 1966, he was united in marriage to Nancy Ward, who survives...
TRUDY EDWARDS (09/18/08)
Gertrude "Trudy" Edwards, 80, of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at Red Rose Inn, Cassville. She was born on July 30, 1928, in Potosi, the daughter of Edward and Nellie (Miller) Boyer. She was retired from the aircraft industry. Survivors include: one daughter, Susan Caroll, of Cassville; three brothers, Lawrence Boyer, of Jonesboro, Ark., Paul Boyer and Robert Boyer, both of Potosi; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild...
GENA FAE HART (09/18/08)
Gena Fae Hart, 63, of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at her home in Cassville. She was born on Oct. 8, 1944, in Tulia, Texas, daughter of Clifford and Edna (Peppard) Henthorn. She was united in marriage to Maurice "Buddie" Hart on May 27, 1962, in Canadian, Texas. In 1967 they moved to Cassville to make their home. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cassville...
Handing out compliments (09/18/08)
This week, I want to offer some positive comments about three groups of people that often have thankless jobs. These groups include: city employees, school district personnel and elected officials. First of all, I want to thank all those who work for the City of Cassville and have been involved in sprucing up town for the past several months. ...
Reader responds to straight Talk column (09/18/08)
Dear Editor: Below is a response to Representative Sater's "Capitol Straight Talk." Mr. Sater I disagree with your comments: QUOTE: "I am always open to a good discussion on environmental issues such as this and land use of private individuals, but I do not agree with judicial legislation that affects thousands of landowners all around the state."...
Citizens need to work openly with city (09/18/08)
Dear Editor: I recently received a copy of a letter mailed to the Mayor of Cassville from a citizen named "Susan." "Susan" was writing about three complaints she had with some items she felt were not being addressed by the city. As I am the person responsible for directing day-to-day activities of all city staff, I will be looking into these issues...