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Stories from Thursday, October 30, 2008

Newspaper editor wins award (10/30/08)
The Cassville Democrat earned a top award in the 2008 Missouri Press Foundation Better Newspaper Contest. Editor Lisa Schlichtman claimed first place honors for Best Feature Story in the Class 2 weeklies division. Feature stories from the Lee's Summit Journal and Ozark Country Times received second and third place awards in the category...
City's new deputy economic development director arrives (10/30/08)
The second half of the City of Cassville's new economic development team is on the job and ready to hit the ground running. Lynette Dilbeck began her position as deputy economic development director on Monday, Oct. 20. She joins her husband, Eugene, who has been working with the city since April. Lynette has been living and working in Denver, Colo., while waiting for the couple's home to sell...
Wild west takes over city square (10/30/08)
On Saturday, an assortment of cowboys, cowgirls and other western characters took over the downtown square in Cassville during the 16th annual Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off. "I think this year's festival turned out wonderful. The weather cooperated and the day turned out very nice," said Amy White, Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce executive director. "We sold 650 tasting kits and we could have sold 200 to 300 more."...
Heavy voter turnout expected (10/30/08)
Voters should expect to find long lines at Barry County's polling places when they make a trip to the polls to cast their ballot in Tuesday's general election. The presidential election between John McCain and Barack Obama takes top billing but local voters will also have an opportunity to vote for county officeholders...
First Street project to finish up early (10/30/08)
Cassville city aldermen received a progress report on the First Street improvement project during Monday night's council meeting. Roger Berg, with Scott Engineering, attended the meeting and had good news for the council. He said the First Street project was progressing two weeks ahead of schedule. Originally slated for completion on Nov. 15, Berg now expects the work to be done by this Friday, Oct. 31...
WW I soldiers' deaths remembered (10/30/08)
Members of American Legion Irwin-Easley Post 118 of Cassville attended the unveiling of a new veterans display at the Barry County Museum last Thursday. The display is a shadow box of historic memorabilia created by Evelyn and Lawrence Miller and placed on loan with the museum. The box contains items relating to the military service and deaths of Sgt. Hal Angus Irwin and Green Easley who were both killed during World War I...
Halloween-themed activities abound (10/30/08)
Area residents have a full slate of Halloween activities to choose from this week with spook trails, parades and other fall gatherings planned throughout Barry County. The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual "Halloween Around the Square" on Friday, Oct. 31 from 3:30 to 5 p.m...
Residents encouraged to get flu vaccine to avoid sickness (10/30/08)
Health department and hospital offer shots at their facilities
Silver Leaf club celebrates 100 years (10/30/08)
For 100 years, members of the Silver Leaf Benefit Club have dedicated themselves to serving the Cassville community, and on Oct. 21, the local service organization celebrated its milestone anniversary. A large group of current and past members as well as several special guests attended the celebration, which took place at the United Methodist Church in Cassville...
Another military mailing planned (10/30/08)
The TLC/VFW will be compiling its next care package mailing on Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Shell Knob VFW. Names and addresses have been received for 270 Missouri National Guard soldiers currently deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, but is still accepting additional names and addresses. That information can be e-mailed to Abby Hardin at rhardin@mo-net.com...
Southwest High School honor roll (10/30/08)
Southwest High School released names for its first quarter honor roll this week. Students are listed below by grade and achievement level. Dillon Alley, Eric Ball, Tasha Barnett, Kyle Buttrum, Haley Clifton, Jason Cockrum, Lacey Corn, Tony Dow, Kayla Eagan, Augusta Fields, Sondra Fletcher, Berenice Garcia, Porter Graham, Luke Hackett, Josh Hartin, Natalie Hester, Stacy Hobbs, Jacob Jennings, Doniel Leachman, Tammy Martin, Amberly Miles, Ryan Mitchell, Sabrina Moore, Jennifer Pendergraft, Jessica Pendergraft, Aleesa Randall, Levi Roberts, Tina Schreiner, Heather Skidmore, Cody Tolbert, Elaina Trager and Brittany Wright.. ...
Work continues on R-IV School District's fieldhouse project (10/30/08)
Work continues on the Cassville R-IV School District's new fieldhouse, which is being built at the southeast corner of the Cassville High School football stadium below the elementary playground. "They just finished putting the steel framework in the walls and in the roof," said Superintendent Jim Orrell. "(On Oct. 21), they poured the concrete for the floor for the second story locker room and meeting room...
Wheaton honor roll released (10/30/08)
Wheaton Junior and Senior High School released names for the first quarter honor roll this week. Students are listed below by grade and achievement level. Seniors: Brice Bruton, Xia Chang, Brooke Forgey, Lauren Gunter, Vanessa Rey, Chelsi Ridenour, Samantha Steinbach, Mike Wallace and Jennifer Wolfe...
CMS student loans unique collection to Cassville library (10/30/08)
A unique collection of horse figurines that belongs to 12-year-old Cameron Koehler, of Cassville, is currently on display at the Cassville Branch Library. "I really like all the different designs on the horses," said Koehler, who is a sixth grade student at Cassville Middle School. "My favorite one is not part of my collection yet. It looks like an American flag. I really like patriotic stuff."...
IDF receives work place safety award (10/30/08)
The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR) has announced that International Dehydrated Foods, Inc., (IDF) in Monett has earned the distinction of being named the newest member of Missouri's Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)...
Voters to decide five constitutional issues next Tuesday (10/30/08)
On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Missouri voters will decide two constitutional amendments and three statutory amendments. Proposition A is possibly the most controversial issue on the ballot this year. The amendment, which was proposed by an initiative petition, will establish the Schools First Elementary and Secondary Education Improvement Fund by increasing the casino gambling tax from 20 percent to 21 percent. The new fund would be audited annually...
Formal exchange event planned (10/30/08)
Buying a prom dress and accessories just got more affordable thanks to a new fundraiser being planned by members of Cassville High School's Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Chapter. On Saturday, Nov. 8, SADD will host "The Formal Exchange" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the J.C. Duncan Memorial (Rock) Gym on the R-IV campus...
Kids tobacco use survey conducted (10/30/08)
In an effort to reduce tobacco use among area youth, the Barry County Health Department engaged in a tobacco use survey with four local school districts. The confidential study was conducted in the spring of 2008 and its purpose was to identify tobacco use behaviors among sixth through 12th graders. Students were instructed to answer the questions based on their own behavior...
E-911 Board tables payment request (10/30/08)
The Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board tabled a request for the final payment for the E-911 Operations Center building project at its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 27. "Dalton-Killinger has delivered the correct ceiling tiles and repaired the leak in my ceiling," said Pat Leighter, Barry County E-911 director. "I have received change order #6, reflecting the deduct, along with pay application #9 and the roof warranty."...
CHS runners medal at Big 8 Conference meet (10/30/08)
The Cassville Wildcats had a good showing at the Big 8 Conference meet on Saturday at East Newton. Four Cassville High School runners medaled and earned All-Big 8 Conference recognition. Gage Holloway finished 14th at the Big 8 meet, posting a time of 18:43. He was named to the All-Big 8 team following his performance...
Wildcats claim victory over Indians (10/30/08)
Cassville claims exciting 14-13 overtime win
Soccer 'Cats continue winning (10/30/08)
Franco sets new school records for scoring
Youth hunting season opens Saturday (10/30/08)
This weekend, Barry County youngsters can participate in the first of two special firearms deer hunting seasons that are scheduled to take place over the next few months. Nov. 1 is the opening day for the fall youth deer hunting season. "The youth deer hunting seasons are special seasons that provide an opportunity to introduce kids to the sport of deer hunting," said Travis McLain, Barry County conservation agent. ...
Lady Trojans celebrate senior night with victory (10/30/08)
For the fourth straight season, the Southwest volleyball team won its annual Senior Night match. Aided by seven assists by Tasha Barnett and six kills by Briana Stephens, the Lady Trojans downed Sarcoxie in three sets to finish the regular season 8-20-2...
United Country has new owner (10/30/08)
Stormy Holtzman, broker, has recently purchased the United Country Real Estate franchise in Cassville. The business, which serves southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas, is now called United Country-Seven Valleys Realty. Holtzman, a licensed REALTORŪ, has worked in real estate for almost 11 years, owning a Cassville real estate company for the past seven years...
New real estate office opens (10/30/08)
Steve and Cappy Harris opened Cappy Harris Realtors at 1302 Old Exeter Road in Cassville this month. The new real estate office is located across from the Cassville Walmart Supercenter and next to Radio Shack and Baywash. The new realty is supported by over 11 years of experience. Cappy has an extensive background in real estate, dating back to 1997...
JOHN A. INGRAM (10/30/08)
John A Ingram, 58, of Neosho, passed away Monday, oct. 20, 2008, in Freeman West Hospital. He was born June 27, 1950, in Prairie Grove, Ark., son of John E. Ingram and Mary Lee Wade. He was a member of Masonic Lodge in Galena, Kan. He worked as a policeman for the Galena Police Department. He received his masters degree in criminal justice...
GARRY DAVID RAYMER (10/30/08)
Garry david Raymer, 61, of Pea ridge, Ark., died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Ark. He was born June 15, 1947, at Rogers, Ark., to Elbert Franklin Raymer and Roxie Maxine Evans Raymer. He was a machinist and had umpired Little League and high school baseball in Pea Ridge, Ark. He was an active member of Westside Baptist Church in Pea Ridge, Ark...
MARY GLADYS HENDRICKS (10/30/08)
Mary Gladys Hendricks, 87, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, in Carroll County Nursing & Rehab, Berryville, Ark. She was born Dec. 19, 1920, in Trousdale, Kan., the daughter of John and Myrtle (Wilkerson) Brown. On April 9, 1941, in Parsons, Kan., she was united in marriage to William Everett Hendricks, who preceded her in death on April 8, 1979. She was also preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, a brother and two granddaughters...
WANDA H. YEAGER (10/30/08)
Wanda H. Yeager, 73, of Independence, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at The Groves, Independence. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Faith Community Center in Oak Grove. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. with inurnment at Rocky Comfort Cemetery, Rocky Comfort...
MAE ROBINSON (10/30/08)
Mae Robinson, 75, of Wills Point, Texas, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, in a Grand Saline nursing home. She was born in Butterfield on June 20, 1933, the daughter of Charlie L. Amos and Letha A. Henson Amos. She was raised in Butterfield. She was married to Virgil Pugh for 13 years and later married to William Bole Robinson for 22 years. ...
MARY PLANCHON (10/30/08)
Mary Ellen Planchon, 91, of Monett, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at cox Monett Hospital. She was born Aug. 5, 1917, in Galena, the daughter of Samual Henry and Ula (Elizabeth) Scott. She was united in marriage to Arthur ethridge in October, 1936, and he preceded her in death June 20, 1956...
GLADYS DOKE ROSS (10/30/08)
Gladys (Schell) Doke Ross, 98, of Seligman, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at Red Rose Inn of Cassville. She was born Feb. 1, 1910, at Powell, the daughter of John and Sade (Evans) Schell. On July 23, 1934, she was united in marriage to Harold Doke, who preceded her in death in 1971. On Nov. 21, 1983, in Miami, Okla., she married Orin E. Ross, who also preceded her in death...
ANTHONY OXFORD (10/30/08)
Anthony Oxford, 52, of Seligman, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, in Cassville. He was born on April 21, 1956, in Rogers, Ark., son of Virgil and Janet (Reeves) Oxford. He grew up in the Rogers and Pea Ridge, Ark., area, moving to Seligman over 25 years ago. He was a self employed construction worker. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the National Rifle Association...
OTTO JOHN FESSMAN (10/30/08)
Otto John Fessman, 71, of Shell Knob, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Table Rock Lake. He was born on Aug. 22, 1937, in Kansas City, son of Otto and Mary (Franke) Fessman. He was a graduate of Finnelly College of Engineering in Kansas City, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was employed as an engineer for Sprint in Kansas City and retired in 1999 after 39 years of service. He moved to the Shell Knob area to make his home...
RUDOLPH HARRIS (10/30/08)
Rudolph Harris, age 82, of Washburn, Missouri, went to be with his Lord Sunday, October 26, 2008, surrounded by his family and friends in St. John's in Springfield. He was born June 29, 1926, in Cape Fair, the son of Ross and Lena (Foster) Harris. On June 21, 1947, in Columbus, Kansas, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Norma Jean Bruton, who survives...
GLENDA WARD (10/30/08)
Glenda S. Ward, age 65, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Monday, October 27, 2008, in her home. She was born April 14, 1943, in Cassville, the daughter of William M. "Bill" and Virginia Ruth (Sparkman) Ward, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her brother, Bryant Ward and his wife, Julie, of Shell Knob, Missouri, and her two "JOYS", nephew, Andy and niece, Natalie, who were more like grandchildren, and many friends...
Reader appreciates quality of newspaper (10/30/08)
Dear Editor: We have been away all summer and we want to react to your recent newspaper issues. The Progress Issue was masterfully done with great local business stories and accompanying pictures. The layouts were very creative and we felt like we knew the community even though we don't live there. But, because we've visited often through the years as Lisa's parents, we feel we know all about the town. It must have been a huge undertaking, and the quality of work shows. Well done...
Responding to story on cemetery vandals (10/30/08)
Dear Editor: I am the coordinator for the Barry County GenWeb site and I spend hours and hours each day recording cemeteries so that the history of our ancestors is preserved. Our volunteers have gone out in the community and taken photos and gathered up data that is simply amazing...
SK residents send message to USPS (10/30/08)
Dear Editor: On Tuesday, Oct 21 at 9:30 a.m., 30 residents of this congenial Table Rock Lake community demonstrated in front of their United States Post Office. Their plight for the past year and a half has been the new Postmaster Tina Stauch. Upon arriving in Shell Knob, the Postmaster ordered the "Wall of Honor" removed, retired the P.O.W./M.I.A. ...