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Stories from Thursday, October 9, 2008

Women acquitted in U.S. immigration case (10/09/08)
Jury declares Salinas and Gomez innocent of all charges
King and queen (10/09/08)
Junior Kristy Whitcomb and sophomore Trent Hobbs were crowned as the 2008 Cassville High School Homecoming King and Queen during a coronation ceremony last Friday afternoon. Whitcomb is the granddaughter of Irene and Chuck Whitcomb, of Cassville, and Hobbs is the son of Kyle Hobbs, of Cassville. The pair presided over homecoming festivities that included special half-time performances by the CHS cheerleaders and the Wildcat Marching Band and a 43-6 football victory over Nevada...
Crisis has local banks fielding questions (10/09/08)
As large financial institutions across the country are battling the growing credit crisis, local bank officials are voluntarily answering customer questions about insurance coverage and the security of bank deposits. "In the late 1980s there was a lot of concern about insurance on accounts," said Gary Fields, Security Bank president and chief executive officer. ...
Henderson has served city 25 years (10/09/08)
The City of Cassville celebrated water and wastewater operator Steve Henderson's 25-year service anniversary with a surprise party and dedication ceremony on Oct. 1. "Steve is an outstanding worker on our staff," said Mayor Tracy Holle. "He does a tremendous job. It is privilege to have you on the city staff."...
Museum to celebrate first anniversary (10/09/08)
On Saturday, Oct. 11, the Barry County Museum, located on Highway 248 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. ...
Point South releases new album (10/09/08)
Point South's music career reached a new level this year. In late summer, the local southern rock band released its first full-length album, which features over a dozen original songs. "This album is a big step up from our first demo," said Cody Ennis, vocals and harmonica. "Most of the songs were inspired by life experiences. I think that's one of the things that makes people get in touch with our music. People understand and identify with the things that we're talking about."...
OFO to open 29th season with special concert Oct. 12 (10/09/08)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra, based in Monett, will open its 2008-09 concert season with a performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Music director Ken Meisinger has selected a program of Themes and Variations, based on composers taking a basic tune and writing variations of their own on somebody else's musical kernel...
Eagle Rock man featured on "Survivor" (10/09/08)
Listen up local reality show fans. The fall season of "Survivor: Gabon," which airs at 7 p.m. each Thursday, features Eagle Rock resident, Randy Bailey. Prior to accepting the challenge of becoming a reality TV show star, Bailey worked as a wedding videographer. The "Survivor: Gabon" website lists his hobbies as scuba diving and marathon running...
Jenkins man hurt in crash on Hwy. 39 (10/09/08)
Last Tuesday, a Jenkins man was moderately injured in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 39 one mile south of Madry. The crash occurred as a 1998 Ford Ranger, driven by Wayne Harris, 68, travelled off the right side of the roadway, struck a culvert and a tree and overturned. Harris was airlifted to St. John's Hospital-Springfield. The crash occurred at 4:45 a.m...
Cassville attorney moving law practice (10/09/08)
David Payne will be joining his law practice with Mark Stephens effective Oct. 13. The law firm formed by Payne and Stephens will be Stephens & Payne, LLC. For the past 10 years, Payne has been a partner in the Cassville law firm of Cardin & Payne where Payne has obtained extensive experience in civil litigation and family law...
Exeter accepts alderman's resignation (10/09/08)
The Exeter City Council accepted the resignation of Alderman Brenda Adkins at its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 16. Adkins submitted her resignation after deciding to relocate to Arkansas. The council made no decision regarding filling the vacant seat...
Purdy council discusses school bus parking issue (10/09/08)
The Purdy City Council discussed a school bus parking issue at a special meeting on Sept. 11. Jerry Lingo, Purdy School District superintendent, Randy Henderson, school board president, and Jeff Swadley, elementary school principal, attended the meeting to discuss the issue that was brought to the council's attention through a police department report that was submitted during the Sept. 8 council meeting...
Drawing to help literacy program (10/09/08)
Kornerstone is currently hosting a drawing for a $250 gas gift card. Monies raised through the fundraiser will support the organization's Family Literacy Program. Tickets for the gas card drawing can be purchased at the Kornerstone office, which is located behind the Bridgeway Plaza in Shell Knob, or from any of the organization's employees or board members. Tickets cost $1 each or six tickets can be purchased for $5...
Kornerstone to host special program (10/09/08)
Kornerstone's 21st Century Afterschool Program will host a special program in honor of Lights on Afterschool Day on Oct. 16. Lights on Afterschool is a national celebration of afterschool programs that promotes the critical importance of quality afterschool programs in the lives of children, their families and their communities...
Southwest accepts surplus property bids (10/09/08)
The Southwest R-V School Board accepted several surplus property bids at its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 11. The board accepted a $1,627 bid for bus #5 and a $1,485 bid for bus #10 from David Dalton. The district also received a $1,010 bid from Keith Hendrix for bus #5 and a $151.76 bus bid from Fred Sterling...
Washburn native to participate in presidential inauguration (10/09/08)
When the next president of the United States take office on Jan. 20, 2009, a Barry County native will be present as a member of the military group charged with providing some of the ceremony's pomp and circustance. Master Sgt. Howard Watkins, a 1990 graduate of Southwest High School in Washburn, recently joined the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee (AFIC), which is preparing to support the 56th Presidential Inauguration...
Wheaton council discusses upcoming holiday events (10/09/08)
The Wheaton City Council discussed upcoming holiday events at its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 9. Wheaton's 2008 Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13. Pastors from each of the city's churches will be asked to serve as grand marshals for the event...
Sisters complete second mural at senior center (10/09/08)
What started as a painting of a patriotic symbol has evolved into a wall of honor for Barry County's veterans and military personnel at the Cassville Senior Center. Sisters Margaret Jump and Vida Finch held a dedication ceremony for their second mural on Sept. 24...
Center honors its special volunteers (10/09/08)
Cassville Senior Center volunteers and board members honored Carol Fazzini and Lucille Williams with the Center's Volunteer of the Year award on Oct. 1. Fazzini, who volunteers in the senior center kitchen, and Williams, who has quilted at the facility for several years, were selected by their fellow volunteers for the honor...
Wildcats celebrate Homecoming with win (10/09/08)
Cassville defeats Nevada 43-6 in another dominating performance
BCFC fighters compete in cage fight (10/09/08)
On Saturday, Oct. 4, the Barry County Fight Club traveled to Memorial Hall in Joplin for a competition hosted by Cage of Honor. The event showcased 30 fighters in all, with seven fighters from BCFC entered in the contest. Jesse Beck fought Base Basvik in a title match that proved to be a loss for Beck by T.K.O. in the first round...
Ladycats defeat Monett for big conference win (10/09/08)
The Ladycat volleyball squad picked up two big wins this past week, including a huge Big 8 Conference over Monett. Cassville defeated the Lady Cubs 25-14, 9-25, 25-18 last Thursday. The win was the result of an overall team effort. Olivia Cline recorded six assists, two aces and 11 digs while Chelsea Addison tallied 11 digs. Naomi Beck also had a strong game with eight kills and five blocks...
Ladycats gear up for district play (10/09/08)
The Cassville Ladycat softball team won one and lost one this past week, defeating Southwest 2-7 last Tuesday and then falling to Monett 0-4 on Thursday. The Ladycats recorded no errors on their way to a big victory over the Lady Trojans. Lindsey Turner picked up the win, pitching five innings and giving up only three hits and no runs. Jaime Everett relieved, pitching the final two innings...
JV Wildcats fall to Lamar, beat Aurora (10/09/08)
On Monday, Sept. 29, the JV Wildcats hosted the Lamar Tigers in hopes of adding another victory to their record after an excellent performance during the previous week. Lamar received the ball first and quickly put points on the board as the Tigers scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion on their first drive to take an 8-0 lead...
Eagles end season with 13-3 record (10/09/08)
The Purdy Eagles finished the 2008 fall season with an impressive 13-3 record. The Purdy baseball team played its last game on Monday and lost a tough match up with Forsyth by a score of 5-6. The Eagles took the earlylead in the first innning when Mason Roller hit his ninth homer of the fall, which brought in two runs. Purdy scored a third run in the second on a Forsyth error...
Drug court golf tourney was huge success (10/09/08)
First-year event attracts 26 teams and raises over $7,500 for cause
Lady Trojan spikers drop three matches (10/09/08)
The Southwest volleyball team lost three close matches to Pierce City, Hurley and Wheaton last week. "We could have easily won all three matches," said sixth-year Coach Steve Voyak. "We have just been inconsistent and have trouble finishing at the end of a set. We led in the matches against Pierce City and Hurley and lost the first five points to Wheaton before playing them tough the rest of the way."...
Soccer 'Cats place fourth in tourney (10/09/08)
The Cassville Wildcat soccer team finished fourth in the Willard Soccer Tournament this past weekend. The team opened tournament play with a big 3-0 win over rival New Covenant Academy of Springfield. Uziel Franco scored two goals and Luis Ortega finished out the scoring when he converted a penalty kick...
Cassville runners compete well at East Newton meet (10/09/08)
A pair of Ladycat runners medaled at the recent East Newton Invitational cross country meet. Tia Baker medalled in 13th place with a time of 21:35. Jessica Barrientos followed right behind, finishing 16th with a time of 21:48. Top finishers for Cassville in the boys' division were Jeremy Ashwell, who placed 34th in a time of 18:36, and Gage Holloway, who placed 35th in a time of 18:38...
CALENDAR (10/09/08)
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...
CHARLES GEORGE BRAND (10/09/08)
Charles George Brand, 63, of Wheaton, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at his home. He was born Jan. 6, 1945, in Middletown, Iowa, to Willard C. Brand and Helen W. Brand. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. He had been employed as a truck driver. He was a Navy veteran...
HELEN F. GAUTNEY (10/09/08)
Helen F. Gautney, 92, passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, in Cox-Monett Hospital, Monett. She was born in Barry County March 16, 1916, the daughter of Fred and Nettie (Young) Combs. She was married to Frank Gautney, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Dutch Combs and Farris Combs, and one sister, Lela Edie...
SARA E. MATTINGLY (10/09/08)
Sara E. Mattingly, 85, of Cassville, formerly of Exeter, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. She was born May 7, 1923, in Benton County, Ark., the daughter of Russell and Dortha (Still) Howell. On April 18, 1942, in Exeter, she was united in marriage to Walter R. Mattingly, who preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 2005. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister...
SUZANNE PETERS (10/09/08)
Suzanne Peters, 74, of Purdy, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. She was born Nov. 30, 1933, in Monett, the daughter of George and Avis East Nance. She was a homemaker. On Sept. 9, 1960, in Miami, Okla., she married Ted Peters and he preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 1991...
FREDA GRIMES (10/09/08)
Freda Grimes, 74, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, in her home. She was born Oct. 21, 1933, in Eagle Rock, the daughter of James and Daisy (Burris) Greek. On Dec. 15, 1960, in Miami, Okla., she was united in marriage to Don Grimes, who survives...
GARY M. CRUMLY (10/09/08)
Gary M. Crumly, 48, of Shell Knob, passed away on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, in Shell Knob. He was born on Oct. 6, 1959, in Springfield, Ill., son of Robert C. and Shirley Ann (Fahenbecker) Crumly. He was a master carpenter. Survivors include: one daughter, Amanda Crumly, of Chatham, Ill.; three brothers, Bob Crumly, of Ashland, Ill., Ed Crumly, of Springfield, Ill., and Steven R. Crumly, of Wichita, Kan.; and two sisters, Susan K. Power, of Omaha, Ark., and Terri Baker, of Effingham, Ill...
GARY PAUL PHILLIPS (10/09/08)
Gary Paul Phillips, 68, of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at his home in Cassville. He was born on Feb. 28, 1940, in Kansas City. He was the son of Edwin and Pauline (Hamilton) Phillips. He was a veteran of the United States Army. After being honorably discharged from active duty, he went to work for Pryor Brass Fence Company in Kansas City. After his employment with Pryor Brass, he became a self-employed fence contractor with various companies including Montgomery Ward...
AVAL BRUTON (10/09/08)
Aval Queeta Bruton, 96, of Cassville, formerly Golden, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, in Red Rose Inn of Cassville. He was born March 19, 1912, in Golden, the son of Minnie Bruton. On Jan. 1, 1941, in Eureka Springs, Ark., he was united in marriage to, Katie Cooper, who preceded him in death on April 12, 1983. He was also preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Vonda and Yonda...
DR. ROBERT BOGUE (10/09/08)
Doctor Robert "Bob" E. Bogue passed away on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. He was born Sept. 16, 1923, to Dr. Joseph and Louise Bogue in Greensburg, Kan. He spent 69 years of his life in Wichita, Kan. He was the oldest of five children, four boys and one girl. After graduating, he joined the Marine Corp and served in the Pacific as a mechanic on the fighter F6F with the 533 Marine Nightfighter Squadron. He married Betty Young in 1946. She preceded him in death in 1996...
DORIS ANN WILHELM (10/09/08)
Doris Ann Wilhelm, 77, of Cassville, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at the Barry County Care Center in Cassville. She was born on Jan. 7, 1931, in Owensville, the daughter of George and Elsie (Rogers) Pope. She received her education in Owensville and worked at American Recreation Products most of her life. She was united in marriage to James Wilhelm on Dec. 1, 1964, in St. Louis. They moved to Cassville to make their home in 1998. Mr. Wilhelm preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 2003...
We're a vital part of politics (10/09/08)
An article crossed by desk this week that I thought needed to be shared with my readers as well as those seeking elected office. Entitled "Local candidates elect newspapers" and written by tom Edmonds, of Edmonds & Associates, and Jack Brady, of the National Newspaper Association, the article offers some interesting information on the role newspapers play in the election process. ...
Former Cassville officer now in Iraq (10/09/08)
Dear Editor: Hello, this is Steve Jabben. Hope all is well in Cassville. As you may or may not know, one of Cassville's finest, Shane Bohns, has recently been deployed again to Iraq. Shane is in the United States Army and stationed at Ft. Carson, Colo. ...
Help local Scouts do a very good deed (10/09/08)
Dear Editor: Doing a good deed has always been part of being a Cub Scout. But when Cassville Cub Scout Pack 76 found that Sam Lane, dad of Webelos II Scout Cory Lane and Bears Scout Ryan Lane, had been diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma, they wanted to help in a big way...