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Stories from Thursday, October 23, 2008

Chamber to host two big events (10/23/08)
The Show will unveil its 2008 production on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cassville Middle School gymnasium. "Make Me Smile" is the theme of this year's show, which will include 27 songs by 16 different vocalists and music groups. "This year's song selection is not from a set period," said Greg Beck, founder and director of The Show. "It's going to cover a broad base of music, and we've worked in some comedy."...
Bridge over Table Rock Lake named after late state senator (10/23/08)
Ceremony remembers life of elected official from Shell Knob
Foundation launches fundraising campaign (10/23/08)
Special event to introduce effort to be held on Thursday, Oct. 30
Voter interest is high (10/23/08)
If the number of absentee ballots cast so far this election is any indication of voter interest, the Nov. 4 general election could produce a record turnout. As of Monday, Oct. 20, there were 390 absentee ballots cast, which is 63 more than were cast two weeks before the 2004 election...
Voter interest is high (10/23/08)
If the number of absentee ballots cast so far this election is any indication of voter interest, the Nov. 4 general election could produce a record turnout. As of Monday, Oct. 20, there were 390 absentee ballots cast, which is 63 more than were cast two weeks before the 2004 election...
Cassville Rotary to sponsor booth at chili cook-off (10/23/08)
The Cassville Rotary Club is inviting area residents to drop off their old eyeglasses at the Rotary booth during this Saturday's Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off in Cassville. The eyeglasses will be sent to a group of Rotarians who will be going to the country of Chile to provide eyeglasses to children who have never had the opportunity to view the world with corrective lenses...
Arkansas residents injured in crash on Highway 86 (10/23/08)
Several Arkansas residents were injured in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 86 in Eagle Rock on Saturday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 2008 Dodge pickup, driven by Rozella McKinney, 59, of Pea Ridge, Ark., traveled off the right side of the road, struck a stop sign and overturned...
Vandals target historic cemetery (10/23/08)
Civil-War headstones are destroyed
Monett man sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for his role in meth conspiracy case (10/23/08)
A Monett man will spend the next 12 years and seven months in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Barry County. Ramon Hernandez-Pacheco, 29, was sentenced to prison last Thursday by U.S. District Judge Richard E. Dorr. Hernandez-Pacheco was also ordered to forfeit $24,094 that was seized from his residence during the investigation...
Hospital hosts diabetes fair (10/23/08)
On Tuesday, Oct. 28, St. John's Hospital- Cassville will host a Know Your Numbers Diabetes Fair at the Jack Byrd Wellness Center from 7 to 10 a.m. Reduced-cost lab screenings, including an average blood glucose test (hemoglobin A1C), will be offered along with special diabetes education programs, flu vaccines, comprehensive health panels and prostate cancer screening tests...
Chamber to host Halloween event (10/23/08)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's annual "Halloween Around the Square" will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. Downtown merchants will participate by handing out treats at their stores during the event. Cassville Rotarians will also be present at the event to give away 20 $5 bills to "best dressed" winners...
Wheaton students begin using district's brand new vo-ed facility (10/23/08)
Wheaton students began moving into the R-III School District's new 17,300-square-foot vocational education facility on Oct. 14. Although equipment installation will continue over the next week, students are excited about the expanded classrooms and work areas...
High speed chase ends in fatality (10/23/08)
A Monett man died in a one-vehicle crash on Sunday night while trying to outrun a Barry County Sheriff's deputy. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jeremy M. Potter, 22, was being pursued by a deputy when Potter's vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a tree on Highway 37 in Monett. The crash occurred at 10:42 p.m. north of the Highway 37/60 intersection...
Health board to proceed on Monett building project (10/23/08)
On Oct. 16, the Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees voted to move forward with a project that will construct additional space at the department's satellite office in Monett. "I walked through the Monett facility, and the contractor is essentially finished," said board chairman John Starchman. "He just has to get the access grates in place and touch up the brick work."...
Public invited to tour fairgrounds (10/23/08)
The Barry County Fair Board is inviting area residents to tour the temporary fairgrounds site at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23. The group will meet on the property owned by Dale McCracken. McCracken, who is also known as Gizmo, will be hosting the 2009 fair and he plans to organize evening activities in conjunction with the fair. Members of the press and interested parties are invited to tour the site, which is on the west side of the road south of D&D Propane at Wheaton...
Depot project nears completion (10/23/08)
The Wheaton Depot renovation project is nearing completion. Historical society members and other volunteers are working to finish the interior of the building, and landscaping work on the property could begin within the next few months. "It is wonderful to see our vision come to life," said Ralph Lamberson, historical society member. "We need to get the central heat and air, guttering and insulation above and below installed. We need funding to complete that work."...
Purdy R-II offers tours of new facilities (10/23/08)
The Purdy R-II School District will hold an open house and parent-teacher conferences on Monday, Oct. 27, Tuesday, Oct. 28 and Thursday, Oct. 30 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. all three days. All patrons of the district are encouraged to visit the school on one of those days and get a personal tour of the new facilities, which were made possible through a bond issue that voters approved in April of 2007...
Red Ribbon Week events scheduled (10/23/08)
A variety of activities are scheduled to be held at schools across Barry County in honor of Red Ribbon Week, which is Oct. 23 through Oct. 31. Cassville Intermediate School students will participate in a Red Ribbon Week program in front of the Barry County Courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Cassville Mayor Tracy Holle, the Cassville High School color guard and middle school cheerleaders and band members are scheduled to participate in the event, which will begin around 9:30 a.m...
Purdy hosts senior citizens luncheon (10/23/08)
Purdy R-II School District is inviting all senior citizens in the district to an appreciation luncheon, which will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 in the school cafeteria. Students will be in charge of cooking part of the meal, designing the program, decorating, serving and providing entertainment. The menu will include baked chicken and ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, hot rolls, dessert and drinks. Special door prizes will also be given away...
Southwest names students of month (10/23/08)
Southwest High School has named its Students of the Month for August and September. The students are selected by teachers. August Students of the Month are: Felicia Hopping, Chelsea Sneed, Sabrina Moore, John Davis, Jason Cockrum, Cody Tolbert, Luke Hackett, D.J. Fletcher, Shannon McGarrah, Cathy Catron, Carl Rivas, Josh Hartin, Kayla Eagan, Joley Light, Chuck Akins, Pazoe Lee, Cheyenne Craig, Becky Doke, Kelsey Henry, Amberly Miles, Rachael Colf, Jacey Gundel, Augusta Fields and Jacob Jennings...
CHS Marching band wins awards (10/23/08)
The Cassville Wildcat Marching Band attended the Ozark Mountain Field Marching Competition at Reeds Spring on Oct. 11. The 61-piece unit received multiple honors in their division. The Cassville band placed second in the preliminaries and second in the finals from a large field of competing bands. Field captains Merica Xiong, Jacob Roller and Cheyenne Pollreisz accepted trophies for the Wildcat Band, which is under the direction of Steven Lyons...
Washburn council okays 2008 tax levy (10/23/08)
The Washburn City Council approved the 2008 tax levy at its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 15. The approved tax levy was increased from $0.3522 to $0.3624. The aldermen held a public hearing regarding the tax levy prior to the regular council meeting...
SW downs Purdy in Ozark 7 match (10/23/08)
The Southwest volleyball team defeated Purdy in its final Ozark 7 Conference match last week and finished the year 3-3 in league play. After three years of 5-1 records and a conference championship in 2007, the Lady Trojans finished lower than second for the first time in four years...
Citizens can help stop spotlighting (10/23/08)
The Missouri Department of Conservation is seeking assistance from the community to catch individuals using illegal spotlighting methods to harvest wildlife. "Spotlighting is a very serious safety concern, is detrimental to wildlife populations and tarnishes the reputation of legitimate sportsmen to the non-hunting public," said Travis McLain, Barry County Conservation agent. ...
ELIZABETH LORRAINE WALKER (10/23/08)
Elizabeth Lorraine Walker, 86, of Monett, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008. She was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Macon County, the daughter of Stanley G. and Ella (Austen) Johnston. On Dec. 24, 1946, she was united in marriage to Homer Walker, who preceded her in death in 1960. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, David Walker; two grandchildren and three brothers, Stanley, Joseph and George Johnston...
Seligman employees receive state recognition from MSHP (10/23/08)
On Oct. 14, the Seligman City Council heard that two city employees have received special recognition from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Court Clerk Kari Short and Officer Ron Martin were recognized for outstanding performance and findings upon completion of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Uniform Crime Reporting Quality Assurance Review...
Monett defeats Cassville 13-7 (10/23/08)
Burl Fowler Stadium was packed as fans came to watch what proved to be a very intense battle between two talented Big 8 rivals as the Monett Cubs hosted the Cassville Wildcats last Friday night. The hosts came out on top in a very close 13-7 battle...
Soccer 'Cats win two, boost record to 10-6 (10/23/08)
The Cassville Wildcats picked up two hard-fought victories this week that should help them at district seeding time. Cassville defeated Carl Junction 4-1 at home on Thursday night and then travelled to Springfield on Monday to earn a 2-1 overtime victory against Greenwood...
Pollreisz honored (10/23/08)
The Southwest District of the Missouri Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance selected Treslyn Pollreisz, Cassville Elementary School physical education teacher, as the 2008 Southwest District Elementary School Physical Educator of the Year. ...
CHS Ladycat spikers down Lamar (10/23/08)
The Cassville Ladycats earned a Big 8 Conference win over Lamar last week, beating the Lady Tigers 25-19, 21-25 and 25-21. Sophomore Emily Orrell tallied an impressive 25 digs during the match, which Coach Mandy Henry believes sets a new school record for digs in a match...
Trojans cruise to victory at SW Invitational (10/23/08)
Host of other Barry County long distance runners also medal at meet
Calendar (10/23/08)
LOLA PARKER (10/23/08)
Lola Marie (Childress) (Pryor) Parker, 75, of Monett, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at her daughter's home in Sarcoxie. She was born May 27, 1933, in Viola, the daughter of Thomas Arthur and Arvilla (Wilkee) Moore. She was a waitress and a cook...
JIMMIE RAY FLETCHER (10/23/08)
Jimmie Ray Fletcher, 63, of Seligman, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at his home. He was born April 28, 1945, to Harold B. Fletcher and Lois S. Mahurin Fletcher. He was employed by McDonald County as a road grader for 13 years before his retirement in 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Lorene Tidwell and Marcella Fletcher...
DEBORAH LOUISE WOOD (10/23/08)
Deborah Louise Wood, 51, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Sept. 5, 1957, in Lexington, Ky., the daughter of William and Louise (Davidson) Wallace. She was preceded in death by her father and her grandparents...
SARA LYNN PATTERSON (10/23/08)
Sara Lynn Patterson, 59, of Eagle Rock, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, in Eureka Springs Hospital, Eureka Springs, Ark. She was born Jan. 13, 1949, in Emporia, Kan., the daughter of Patrick and Dorothy (Fellingham) Patter-son, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Patterson...
CARL OAKES (10/23/08)
Carl Eddie Oakes, 77, of Butterfield, died Oct. 12, 2008, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. He was born Oct. 24, 1930, in Purdy, the son of Ramey and Flossie Logan Oakes. He was retired from Tyson Foods in Monett. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 until 1954...
MARY LOUISE TURNER (10/23/08)
Mary Louise Turner, 99, of Liberty, passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at Liberty Terrace. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Seligman Cemetery. Rev. Ken West will officiate. She was born Feb. 26, 1909, in Lowell, Ark., to George T. and Cora C. (Lewis) Hurt. She was a skilled seamstress. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Liberty...
LARRY DALE "BULL DOGGER" BROWN (10/23/08)
Larry Dale "Bull Dogger" Brown, 65, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, in Altamonte Springs, Fla. He was born Feb. 12, 1943, in Barry County, the son of Odean (Charles) and Maloy Brown. He was preceded in death by his father. Graveside services with military honors were held Saturday at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton...
SHIRLEY CARR (10/23/08)
Shirley Lee Carr, 73, of Cassville, Missouri, died at 3:00 a.m., Thursday, October 16, 2008. She died at home peacefully in her sleep with family members at her side. She was born June 5, 1935, the daughter of Lee Roy and Beulah (Hopkins) McGruder. She was united in marriage to Donald Lee Carr in Springfield, Missouri, on September 30, 1954. ...
There's plenty to do this weekend (10/23/08)
Fall is probably my favorite season of the year. I love it when the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp. I find myself really enjoying that first cup of freshly brewed coffee in the morning as the sun rises to mark the beginning of another beautiful Autumn day. Fall also makes me think of soccer, which as most of you know is my favorite sport, and I look forward to spreading out a blanket on the bleachers to watch the boys play the final games of their fall seasons...