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Stories from Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tips lead to drug arrests (10/16/08)
Watchful citizens were credited with helping Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force officers make three drug arrests during the first week of October. One tip regarding a suspicious smell coming from a residence in the Needles Eye area near Shell Knob resulted in the detection of an active meth lab. On Oct. 3, Task Force officers arrived at the residence and immediately noticed an odor consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine...
Adversity fuels man's competitive spirit (10/16/08)
"People don't realize what a gift a healthy body truly is." - Brian Mitchell
Exeter hosts Walk to School Day (10/16/08)
Over 130 elementary and middle school students, staff members and parents participated in Exeter's ninth Walk to School Day on Oct. 8. Clint Clark, Exeter morning patrol officer, shared safety tips with the students before the large group walked from the Exeter First Baptist Church parking lot to the school last Wednesday morning...
Area schools will soon be seeing red (10/16/08)
Barry County students will take a stand against drugs by participating in a variety of Red Ribbon Week activities over the next two weeks. National Red Ribbon Week, which will be held Oct. 23 through Oct. 31, was established in memory of Enrique "Kiki Camerena, a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent who was kidnapped, tortured and killed by drug traffickers in Mexico. Students participating in Red Ribbon activities are reminded to take a stand against illegal drugs, as Camerena did...
Local woman walks for breast cancer research (10/16/08)
Janet Stover has participated in three 60-mile walking events
Purdy man injured in one-vehicle crash (10/16/08)
A Purdy man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 97 five miles west of Purdy last Wednesday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 2002 Ford pickup, driven by Charles Knatcal, 40, ran off the roadway and struck a tree...
Fall color should be spectacular (10/16/08)
Recent weather patterns should produce some colorful fall foliage this year. The string of sunny days and cooler nights is expected to make the changing leaves more vivid. Fall color is expected to peak in southwest Missouri during the last two weeks of October, according to Ozark Forestry Regional Supervisor Tom Draper...
Change is made to US Flag Code (10/16/08)
In January of this year, a slight change was made to the United States Flag Code that concerns veterans of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. "Some veterans might not have a TV or computer to get this type of information," said CMSgt. Richard A. Carney, who is retired from the U.S. Air Force. "I received a letter from Congressman Roy Blunt's office and wanted to share it."...
R-VI Board reviews proposed expenditures (10/16/08)
The Exeter R-VI School Board reviewed two proposed expenditures at its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 10. The board reviewed two estimates for a project that would place air conditioning in the district's server room. Poindexter estimated that the project will cost $5,533 and Southwest Heating and Air submitted a $6,000 estimate...
SW academic team opens new season (10/16/08)
Southwest will be hosting McAuley Catholic in an academic team match this week. All the Ozark 7 Conference schools play a round-robin schedule that ends in March with a tournament prior to the district. Members of the Southwest academic team include: Tyler Cockrum, Briana Stephens, Sondra Fletcher, Katie Taylor, Corey Nalley, Eric Ball, John Davis, Aleesa Randall, Jason Cockrum and Cristian Sellers. The Trojans field varsity and JV teams and are coach by Steve Voyak...
Monett woman hurt in crash at Purdy (10/16/08)
A Monett woman sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highways B and 37 in Purdy last Wednesday. The crash occurred at 11 a.m. when a 2001 Ford pickup, driven by James Miller, 66, of Cassville, was stopped. A 1997 Chevrolet van, driven by Brenda Watkins, 25, struck Miller's vehicle in the rear. Watkins' vehicle continued off the road and struck a house. Watkins was taken to Cox Monett Hospital by ambulance...
Spooky events to benefit local fire departments (10/16/08)
Spooky events scheduled to be held in Washburn and Seligman this month will benefit two local fire departments. The Washburn Volunteer Fire Department will host a Halloween spook house and the Seligman Fire Protection District will host its 11th annual spook trail ride...
Cassville Cash keeps dollars local (10/16/08)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce is now offering Cassville Cash gift certificates, which can be redeemed at over two dozen local businesses. "Cassville Cash is a good opportunity for community members to give gifts, rewards and recognitions while supporting local businesses," said Richard Asbill, chamber board member and incoming president. "The program offers enormous flexibility for that person who you were wondering what type of gift to give."...
Cassville YMCA offers full slate of classes (10/16/08)
The Cassville YMCA has a number of classes available this fall through its Arts and Humanities program. Watercolor classes for participants, ages 13 and older, will be offered on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Carol Shipman will serve as instructor...
City plants 300 trees on new Greenway Trail loop (10/16/08)
Cassville public works employees began planting 300 trees southeast of the city's South Park last week. The trees are being planted along the pathway that has extended Cassville's Greenway Trail by around three-quarters of a mile. "This is the third year that we have participated in this program," said Kenny Schieler, parks foreman. "Project CommuniTree gives trees to public entities to plant on public grounds."...
Museum hosts one year anniversary celebration (10/16/08)
Book signing held during anniversary event
SW runners continue winning (10/16/08)
On Tuesday, Sept. 30, the Southwest boys fought to a third place finish at the East Newton Invitational. Running against all classes in the 14-team field, the Trojans earned three individual medals in following College Heights and East Newton in the team standings...
Runners converge on Cassville for meet (10/16/08)
SW Trojans finish first; Ladycats claim second in girls' division
Bulldogs defeat Wildcats 23-22 (10/16/08)
The Wildcats traveled to Carl Junction to face the Bulldogs on Friday, Oct. 10 in what proved to be a very challenging game for Cassville. Cassville kicked off to start the first half and forced a turnover that quickly led to the first touchdown of the game, as Joseph Gouvion was able to run the ball in on the Wildcats' first drive. Aaron Jamieson then kicked the extra point to make the score 7-0...
Wheaton, Purdy are district runners-up (10/16/08)
The Purdy Lady Eagles and the Wheaton Lady Bulldogs claimed district runner-up honors in their respective tournaments this weekend. Wheaton was narrowly edged out by Walnut Grove 7-6 in the Class 1, District 3 championship game, and Purdy also lost a one-run game to Diamond by a score of 8-7 in Class 2 District 8 action...
Wildcats win big over Marshfield (10/16/08)
The Cassville Wildcat soccer team recorded a big win over Marshfield on the road Monday night. Cassville defeated their hosts 5-2 to earn a victory over a district opponent. The Wildcats dominated the first half of play and led 3-0 at half. Marshfield was able to tally two goals in the second half but Cassville countered with two more goals of its own to put the game out of reach...
Post 118 to hold annual fall meeting (10/16/08)
Irwin-Easley Post 118 will hold an annual fall American Legion baseball meeting on Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Barry County Museum meeting room. Parents whose sons are interested in playing American Legion baseball next summer should plan to attend. Post 118 intends to field two teams next summer. ...
SW spikers win consolation trophy at McAuley Tourney (10/16/08)
For the second straight season, the Southwest JV volleyball team won the consolation title in the McAuley Tourney. Rachael Colf had 10 service points, three attacks and three aces to lead the Lady Trojans past Seneca in three sets. In pool play, Southwest tied College Heights and lost to Carthage. The Lady Trojans now have an overall record of 2-17-3...
Indians defeat JV Wildcats (10/16/08)
The Cassville Wildcats junior varsity squad traveled to Seneca on Monday, Oct. 6 to play its eighth game of the season. Unfortunately, the Wildcats were unable to defeat the Indians and Seneca earned a 36-0 win. The first half of the game saw the Indians gain a 28-0 advantage over the Wildcats as Seneca took advantage of mistakes and turnovers and capitalized on a strong running game to pull away with a dominant lead...
CHS Ladycat spikers are nearing end of '08 season (10/16/08)
The Cassville Ladycats picked up their sixth win of the season with a 25-20, 25-23 victory over Galena. Chelsea Addison had four kills in the game, Marti Richmiller had seven assists, and Belinda Long was credited with 15 digs. Other game leaders were Naomi Beck with two blocks and Stephanie Sizemore with two aces...
CMS volleyball squads tally wins (10/16/08)
The Cassville Middle School volleyball teams played Mt. Vernon and East Newton during the last week in September. The seventh grade squad picked up two wins and the eighth graders suffered two losses, which were their first two of the season. The seventh graders beat Mt. Vernon 25-13, 27-25 and East Newton 25-23, 22-25 and 25-23. The eighth grade team fell to Mt. Vernon 20-25, 21-25 and lost to East Newton 12-25, 13-23...
Softball Ladycats fall in districts (10/16/08)
The Ladycats played Aurora on Oct. 9 in the opening round of Class 3, District 11 play at Reeds Spring. The game turned out to to be a hard-fought contest. Cassville was seeded fourth in the district tournament, while Aurora was seeded fifth. The game went into overtime and both teams went scoreless for eight innings. The game was decided when Aurora was able to score a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Lady Houn's a narrow 1-0 victory...
Winners of bass tourney named (10/16/08)
The 29th annual Homer Sloan Buddy Bass Tournament, sponsored by the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce, was held on Oct. 4 with 64 boats entered. Anglers weighed in over 375 pounds of fish, including eight fish that weighed over four pounds each. Jeff Chappell, of Exeter, and Tim Davis, of Pierce City, claimed the big stringer and big fish awards. The pair's total catch weighed 23.23 pounds and their biggest fish weighed 5.96 pounds...
Ribbon cutting held at Jan's Hairtrax (10/16/08)
On Oct. 10, the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Jan's Hairtrax, which is located on Business 37 across from the Rock Gym in Cassville. Pictured above, in the front, row, from left, are: Jenny Muhurin; Amy White, Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce executive director; Greg and Janet Turner, owners; Lindsey Joeckel, stylist; Curtis Joeckel; Letti Foss; and Sherry Smith-Reynolds. ...
ALVA GENE CRAIG (10/16/08)
Alva Gene Craig, 76, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, in his home. He was born Feb. 20, 1932, in Cassville, the son of Lewis and Iva (Miller) Craig. On March 16, 1958, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Peggy McGlothlin, who preceded him in death on April 10, 2001. He was also preceded in death by his parents...
MAKAYLA FAITH STANSBERRY (10/16/08)
Makayla Faith Stansberry, infant daughter of Joel and Andrea (Hollingsworth) Stansberry, of Wheaton, passed away on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at St. John's Regional Hospital, Joplin. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, Steve and Cheri Stansberry, of Pineville; maternal grandparents, Ike and Sharon Hollingsworth, of Ridgley; paternal great-grandmother, Marion Rito, of Pineville; and maternal great-grandmother, Marie Bateman, of Ridgley...
LARRY DALE "BULL DOGGER" BROWN (10/16/08)
Larry Dale "Bull Dogger" Brown, 65, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton...
JOHN HENBEST (10/16/08)
John Henry Henbest, 85, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, in his home. He was born Aug. 31, 1923, in Cassville, the son of William Henry and Ocie (Ball) Henbest. On Nov. 25, 1948, in Wichita, Kan., he was united in marriage to Ruth Marie Seely, who survives...
Students of the month (10/16/08)
The youthful perspective (10/16/08)
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of spending time on two college campuses - Truman State University in Kirksville and the University of Missouri in Columbia. I always come back from these visits refreshed, renewed and feeling hopeful. Spending time around college students does wonders for me and is the perfect antidote to the recent financial crisis that has everyone waiting for the sky to fall...
Character should be considered in voting (10/16/08)
Dear Editor: I think that most people consider this to be an election of epic importance. With that in mind, I cannot understand those who say that character is of no importance in the leader of the United States. Over and over when questions are raised as to the associations of Barack Obama, there is a hue and cry that it is an attack on character. ...
We have squandered our rich inheritance (10/16/08)
Dear Editor: Americans seem to hold a special disdain for those who have been given much through inheritance but have managed to lose it through foolishness and neglect. Yet, as a generation, we have done exactly that. Consider that we--the baby boomers--have allowed our inheritance, the nation's economic infrastructure, to crumble beneath our feet from selfishness and neglect. Somewhere along the path of being the "me" generation we forgot about "us."...
Writer offers tribute to John Henbest (10/16/08)
Dear Editor: As a young boy, I wanted to be like Johnny. When I would work, the sweat would drip off the end of my nose. I liked that. That was the same way Johnny sweated. I have spent a multitude of hours doing farm work with Johnny. He and my dad were brothers, and they farmed together...