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Stories from Thursday, October 2, 2008

Homecoming royalty tapped at CHS (10/02/08)
Cassville High School will celebrate Homecoming this Friday with an assembly at 2:30 p.m. in the CHS gym when the 2008 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned. This year's candidates for homecoming royalty are pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: freshman Jaime Everett, daughter of Jim and Kelly Everett, of Cassville; and freshman Oto Franco, son of Christina Garcia, of Butterfield. ...
Copper thefts are on the rise in Barry County (10/02/08)
As the price of copper and other scrap metal has continued to rise, the number of copper thefts in Barry County have also increased. "We have had several different instances of copper theft," said Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly. "We have had copper stripped from abandoned houses, chicken houses and electrical poles. We have also had people take the plumbing out from under trailers."...
Stealing the show (10/02/08)
Rileigh Rickard and Brayden Hayes, pictured above from left, were crowned as the 2008 Shell Knob Princess and Prince during a coronation ceremony on Saturday during the third annual Shakin' in the Shell Fest. The two youngsters seemed a little unsure of how to handle all the attention but seemed to enjoy being center stage. More photos from Shakin' in the Shell can be found on page 12...
Murder cover-up leads to jail time (10/02/08)
Etta Jean Harper, 58, formerly of Shell Knob, is now serving four years in prison after entering an Alford plea of guilty to second degree arson on Sept. 16 in connection with a fire that was set at the lake area home of William and Naomi Nance back in July of 2005...
Security Bank to host celebration (10/02/08)
Security Bank of Southwest Missouri will host a customer appreciation day and 20th anniversary celebration at its Cassville branch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. "We have been having customer appreciation days at all of the branches since I have been here," said Gary Fields, president and chief executive officer. "This year, in honor of the 20th anniversary celebration, the decision was made to have a big blow out."...
Runner races ahead to 500-mile finish line (10/02/08)
A fitness program that was designed to take one full year to complete was finished by a Cassville man in only 12 weeks. On Tuesday morning, after completing a seven-mile run on the treadmill, Dennis Jacobs was presented with a plaque and celebratory banner for becoming the first member of the Cassville YMCA's 500-Mile Club...
Shakin' in the Shell Fest draws a huge crowd (10/02/08)
Attendance at this year's Shakin' in the Shell Fest broke all records with approximately 7,000 people participating in the two-day event, which is twice as many as the 3,000 who attended last fall. "The number in attendance speaks for itself," said Kim Przybyl, festival chairperson and founder. "This year's fest was a huge success. Everyone seemed to have a great time, especially the volunteers."...
Wi-Fi now available at state park (10/02/08)
Visitors to five of Missouri's state parks can now stay connected to the world while visiting Roaring River State Park. On Monday, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced that wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) connections are now available at no charge in certain areas of Bennett Spring, Roaring River, Montauk, Big Lake and Sam A. Baker state parks...
Bridge to be dedicated in honor of Taylor (10/02/08)
A dedication ceremony will be held at the Table Rock Lake bridge, which has been designated as the State Senator Larry Gene Taylor Memorial Bridge, at 11 a.m. on Oct. 17. The bridge is located on Highway 39 in Shell Knob. Signs will be placed on the bridge in honor of Taylor, and Representative Jim Viebrock, who put forth the bill to honor his long-time friend and colleague, Senator Jack Goodman, who sponsored the bill in the Senate, and Senator Gary Nodler will speak at the dedication ceremony...
MBA offers assurance about bank deposits (10/02/08)
The Missouri Bankers Association wants you to know that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has started a new public awareness campaign to help consumers learn about the benefits and limitations of deposit insurance. The new campaign features personal finance expert Suze Orman...
Purdy woman injured in crash on Highway 60 near Monett (10/02/08)
A Purdy woman sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 60 five miles west of Monett on Sunday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 1993 Buick Park Avenue, driven by Kimberly Jackson, 45, was slowing for a turn, skidded off the right side to the road, spun around and struck a 1997 Dodge Ram, driven by Otis Gatewood, 52, of Stotts City...
E-911 begins phase II wireless coverage (10/02/08)
Barry County E-911 has started implementing phase II of wireless coverage, which will allow dispatchers to obtain a cell phone caller's name and location. "Barry County E-911 will now be able to locate you on your cell phone," said Pat Leighter, Barry County E-911 director. "Phase II means that when you phone 911 from your cell phone it shows up on our map and we also get the latitude and longitude coordinates."...
Purdy Library to host Art in the Park (10/02/08)
The Purdy Branch Library will host Art in the Park from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9. The event will be held in the Purdy City Park. Art in the Park will feature the Picturing America collection, which the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library received through a grant sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association earlier this year...
LEPD group discusses training opportunities (10/02/08)
The Barry-Lawrence County Local Emergency Planning District (LEPD) received information on several training opportunities at its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 21. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region Three Conference will be held in Richmond, Va., Oct. 26 through Oct. 29, and the Missouri Hazardous Materials Symposium is scheduled to be held at Osage Beach Dec. 11 through Dec. 14...
Museum to celebrate first anniversary (10/02/08)
On Saturday, Oct. 11, the Barry County Museum in Cassville will celebrate its first anniversary. The special event will run from 9 a.m. to noon and feature several different activities, including two book signings. Narrators featured in "Lifetime of Memories: Voices of Barry County, Volume 4" will be on hand to sign the latest installment in the series. The oral histories of C.E. Atwell, R.G. Fisher, Opal Santee, Wilma Cantwell, Eva Holder and James Woods are included in the fourth volume...
Cute kids enter contest (10/02/08)
A total of 14 candidates competed in the Little Mr. and Miss Shell Knob contest held Saturday during Shakin' in the Shell. Candidates and winners, pictured at left, include: Shell Knob Prince Brayden Hayes; Shell Knob Princess Rileigh Rickard; Shell Knob Queen Mackenzie Lawson; Shell Knob King Brett Renfrow; Little Miss Shell Knob Breanna Renfrow; Little Miss Shell Knob runner-up Cheyenne Engman; Logan Whisman; Isaac Hadlow; Addison Sherfy; Holly Sherfy; Aileen Curbow; Hunter Sparks; Haleigh Rickard; Kaylin Whitlock; and Ambria Vaughan. ...
SWACC announces promotion (10/02/08)
The adult education program at the Southwest Area Career Center (SWACC) in Monett announced a new promotion featuring an Apple iPod touch that could be won by someone who enrolls in an on-line course. In partnership with Education To Go (ed2go), SWACC is able to offer a variety of high quality, affordable on-line courses. ...
Smokin' Dogs to cater event (10/02/08)
The Wheaton High School Smokin' Dogs cooking team has been invited to cater the Security Bank celebration that will be held in Cassville on Oct. 4. "The team catered the Georgia Poultry event last spring," said Barbara Skinner, cooking program sponsor. "When the bank began making plans for its event, we were contacted and asked if we would be interested and capable of handling such a large event."...
Area families enjoy pioneer festival (10/02/08)
Over 500 children and adults participated in the first annual Ozarks Pioneer Festival held at HIS Children's Camp in Ridgley on Sept. 27 and 28. The event raised around $2,000 for the camp. "The event turned out fantastic considering we had three weeks to bring everything together," said Earl Adams, HIS Children's Camp board member. "I really enjoyed the music and the participation of all of the people in the different crafts...
Clerk offers absentee voting information (10/02/08)
Absentee voting for the Nov. 4 general election will continue through Monday, Nov. 3 at the Barry County Clerk's Office in Cassville, and for those who are unable to vote absentee in person, there is an option. Local voters may also participate in the voting process by requesting an absentee ballot by mail if they can't make a trip to the polls or to the Courthouse. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is Wednesday, Oct. 29...
Project coordinator begins health literacy project (10/02/08)
Grace Grebel has accepted the Health Education Literacy Project (HELP) coordinator position at the Barry County Health Department. The local health department is hosting the project, which will be funded by a $150,334 grant, for the Ozark Regional Alliance...
Corps establishes commercial zones at marinas on Table Rock (10/02/08)
In the interest of public safety and the security of visitor property, the Little Rock District of the Army Corps of Engineers has established "commercial zones" around marinas, which will restrict recreational activities within 50 feet of all marina docks...
Cassville Wildcats defeat Lamar for fourth win (10/02/08)
Cassville went on the road again last week to take on the Lamar Tigers in a match that ended with a 35-0 shut-out win for the Wildcats. The first quarter showed the Wildcats taking an early advantage over the Tigers as Joseph Gouvion made an 11-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Jake Nolan. Aaron Jamieson kicked the extra point to put the first seven points on the board...
SW Trojans win Monett, Nixa meets (10/02/08)
The Southwest Trojans cross country team took a serious step toward being a district contender by winning the small schools division of the Monett Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Southwest bested a field of 13 complete teams, edging the East Newton Patriots by two points. Buffalo finished in third and Springfield Catholic was fourth...
Registration open for upcoming golf event (10/02/08)
The Barry County Drug Court Planning Team will hold its first annual golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Cassville Golf Club. The team hopes the golf tournament will become a major fundraiser for the Barry County Drug Court Program, and all proceeds from the event will benefit this worthy cause...
Regional 5K, 10K race in Monett attracts runners (10/02/08)
The Monett Area YMCA hosted the Monett Midway Regional 5K and 10K Race on Sept. 20, attracing 169 walkers and runners to the event. Overall winners in the male and female divisions in the 5K race were: Bridgette Edghill, 18, of Ballwin, 23:10.8; and Lullel Hickman, 46, of Morrisville, 17:57.9. Overall winners in the 10K race were: Jennifer Wimberley, 24, of Monett, 47:39.2; and Richard Leiboult, 51, of Ozark, 36:35.3...
Purdy Eagles win four more games (10/02/08)
The Purdy Eagles baseball squad recorded four wins this week to boost their record to an impressive 11-1. On Friday, the Eagles played Wheaton in a double header, winning both games by scores of 5-1 and 11-0. In the first game, Mason Roller hit a solo home run in the third inning and drove in three runs in the sixth to help Purdy's cause. Daniel Barrientos earned the win and Derek Fulp was credited with the save...
CHS runners run well at Nixa meet (10/02/08)
The Cassville cross country team competed at the Nixa Invitational on Sept. 23. Senior Tia Baker led the Ladycats, picking up a medal for her 20th place finish. She completed the course in 22:17. Jessica Barrientos finished two places behind Baker, placing 22nd in a time of 22:38...
Ladycats place second at tourney (10/02/08)
CHS softball squad picks up four nice wins this week
JUNE E. WALTON (10/02/08)
June E. Walton, 82, of Washburn, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, in Mercy Medical Center, Rogers, Ark. She was born Aug. 10, 1926, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Lewis and Opal (White) Messer. In 1965, she was united in marriage to Merle Walton, who preceded her in death in 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bob and Jack Messer; and a sister, Gayle Hill...
HELEN MARIE DAY (10/02/08)
Helen Marie Day, 81, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. She was born Dec.15, 1926, in Washburn, the daughter of John and Effie May (Snook) Day, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, A.B., Hardy, Harold and Kenneth "Red."...
JUNE SPAHR (10/02/08)
June Spahr, 91, of Berryville, Ark., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, in Carroll County Nursing and Rehab, Berryville, Ark. She was born Aug. 20, 1917, in Sedalia, the daughter of Harry and Mildred (Menefee) Colvin. On Dec. 25, 1938, in Sedalia, she was united in marriage to Owen C. Spahr, who preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1982. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother...
OPAL MARIE ROBERTSON (10/02/08)
Opal Marie "Sarie" Robertson, 76, of Washburn, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, in Red Rose Inn, Cassville. She was born May 30, 1932, in Washburn, the daughter of Arthur Amos and Iva Lillian (Paul) Myers. On April 18, 1953, she was united in marriage to Johnny Lee Robertson who preceded her in death on Aug. ...
GOLMER E. CASAD (10/02/08)
Golmer E. Casad, 72, of Purdy, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at his daughter's home in Purdy. He was born on March 12, 1936, in Escondido, Calif. He was the son of Ralph and Alice (Christenson) Casad. He graduated high school in Escondido, Calif., on June 11, 1954. He served in the United States Army from Aug. 20, 1958, till Aug. 31, 1964. He married Verna May Ray in Lompoc, Calif., May 11, 1963.T...
PAULINE WINNING (10/02/08)
Pauline Winning, 90, of Marshall, died Saturday, September 27, 2008, at The Living Center in Marshall. Funeral services were held at Tuesday at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall with William W. Harlow officiating. Burial was at Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association or American Heart Association...
JAMES MARLOWE BEAGLE (10/02/08)
AMES MARLOWE BEAGLE James Marlowe Beagle, 75, of Exeter, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, in his home. He was born April 28, 1933, in Kansas City, the son of Joseph R. and Ethel (Sawyer) Beagle. He was united in marriage to Imogene Jaster, who passed away on March 7, 1989. On April 28, 1992, he married Sue Smith, who survives...
VIOLET IDA RIDENOUR METCALF COPENING (10/02/08)
Violet Ida Ridenour Metcalf Copening, 87, passed away on Christmas Day 2007 in the Heritage Care Center in American Fork, Utah. She was born in Exeter, the daughter of Ed Ridenour and Minnie (Burns) Ridenour. She is survived by her son Dan Metcalf (Linda) of Cedar Fort, Utah, and by seven grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. ...
Financial fall-out (10/02/08)
There's no doubt the topic on everyone's mind these days is the economy and the proposed $700 billion bailout plan. It's hard not to obsess over the problems facing Wall Street and worry about the potential fall-out that could hit Main Street. On Monday, when the stock market took a record lurch downward in response to news that the bailout plan had failed to pass in Congress, my husband, Mike, received a call from our youngest son, Ryan, who's off at college. ...
Why is sales tax holiday not honored? (10/02/08)
Dear Editor: For the fifth year in a row, the Missouri Sales Tax Holiday came and went, mostly unnoticed by Barry County shoppers. The sales tax holiday was put into effect for the first time in 2004 and falls on the first weekend in August. But when the state of Missouri passed this law, they gave individual counties as well as cities the right to opt out if they so choose...