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Stories from Thursday, November 6, 2008

Democrat elected to county post (11/06/08)
Wayne Hendrix defeats incumbent Eddie Davison; Washburn and Epperly re-elected
Costumed cuties converge on Cassville (11/06/08)
SONbeam Preschool students trick-or-treated around the Cassville Square last Friday morning and showed off their costumes in advance of Halloween night. In the photo, above left, is Chaney Cox and her mom, Megan Cox, who also serves as preschool teacher. Melanie Hurley poses with her daughters, Macey and Maddie, in the photo above right. A full page of youngsters singled out as costumed winners by the Cassville Rotary Club are featured on page 13 of this week's newspaper...
Veterans to be honored (11/06/08)
Veterans Day events are planned at several area school districts next Tuesday, Nov. 11. Once again, it will be students taking the lead in honoring local men and women who have served the United States in uniform. Cassville High School will continue its tradition of hosting a Veterans Day Assembly. This year's event will begin at 9 a.m. in the CHS gym...
Date set for highway dedication (11/06/08)
A date has been set for the naming of a local highway in honor of the late Barry County Deputy Christopher Lee Castetter who was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 27, 1996. The ceremony on Nov. 25 is being hosted by Rep. David Sater, who sponsored the legislation to have a portion of Highway 112 named the Christopher Lee Castetter Memorial Highway. The Missouri Department of Transportation is also helping plan the event...
New park superintendent named (11/06/08)
Dusty Reid realizes career dream with Roaring River State Park promotion
Justin holds first health fair for employees (11/06/08)
Justin Brands' Cassville plant held its first health fair for employees on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Employees received various screenings and flu shots as well as health and wellness information. "We wanted to create an atmosphere that was comfortable for the employees to learn and ask questions about personal health and wellness," said Donna Lasater, personnel director for Justin Brands, Inc. ...
A great time to give back (11/06/08)
The community of Cassville has a unique opportunity to raise funds to support nonprofit organizations and projects in the local area. Beginning this week, the Cassville Community Foundation is launching a drive to raise $25,000 for the organization's grant-making endowment fund. ...
Exeter hires new municipal judge (11/06/08)
The Exeter City Council hired a new municipal court judge at its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 14. The aldermen hired Andrew Hager at $150 per court. Hager will begin serving as Exeter's court judge in January of 2009 when Judge Dale Burke retires...
Citations issued for deer poaching (11/06/08)
On Oct. 26, Missouri Department of Conservation agents issued several citations to a group of individuals suspected of deer poaching on the Capps Creek Conservation Area (CA) near Jolly Mill in northwest Barry County. "If it wasn't for public cooperation, we wouldn't have been able to catch this group," said Travis McLain, Barry County Conservation agent. ...
Southwest R-V School Board members attend conference (11/06/08)
Southwest R-V School Board members Jeremy Bernard and Pete Rose, as well as Southwest Superintendent Doug Lawyer, recently attended the 2008 annual conference sponsored by the Missouri School Board Association in cooperation with the Missouri Association of School Administrators...
Cassville hosts fall clean-up (11/06/08)
The City of Cassville has scheduled its annual fall curbside clean-up for the week of Nov. 10. From Nov. 10 through Nov. 14, Allied Waste will be picking up discarded items and extra bags of trash on residents' regularly scheduled trash day. The city has released a list of items that will not be accepted during the curbside clean-up. ...
Winter fishing season opens at RRSP on Nov. 14 (11/06/08)
With the opening of deer season and the winter catch-and-release trout fishing season opening on the same weekend, turnout is expected to be light at Roaring River State Park. This year's winter no-creel season begins on Friday, Nov. 14 and continues through Feb. 9, 2009. Anglers have the opportunity to fish at state-owned trout parks, including Roaring River, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays...
Butterfield receives tax revenue report (11/06/08)
The Butterfield City Council received a report on sales tax revenues at its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 20. According to City Clerk Georgia Wenell the city's gross receipts and sales tax revenues have been increasing recently. "Four years ago, the post office pulled out of Butterfield, including contract offices," said Wenell. "When they did this, they also took away our zip code stating that zip codes were the property of the post office."...
BCDD board donates to library (11/06/08)
The Barry County Board for the Developmentally Disabled donated a collection of books and videos to the Cassville Branch Library earlier this month. "This collection of books and videos provide information on developmental disabilities to allow people to be more familiar and comfortable with those with developmental disabilities," said Jim LeCompte, board chairman. "They live challenged lives. These instructional books and videos will allow people to understand the limits of these individuals."...
Cassville FBLA promotes Halloween safety (11/06/08)
On Thursday, Oct. 30, members of Cassville High School's Future Business Leaders of America Chapter made their annual trip to the elementary school to promote safety. The program, which targets kindergarten through second graders, focuses on teaching young students safety tips for their night of trick or treating. ...
Cassville FFA to host Greenhand Celebration (11/06/08)
The Cassville FFA Chapter and FFA Booster Club will host the 2008 FFA Greenhand Celebration and banquet on Friday, Nov. 16. This celebration marks the beginning step in a journey through the FFA program. At the Greenhand Celebration, students who have completed the first step in this process will be recognized. The event will also provide parents of these students with valuable information on how FFA can support and help create leaders not only in the agriculture world but in life in general...
Kornerstone announces drawing winners (11/06/08)
Sherry McCann, of Shell Knob, won a $250 Fastrip gift card that was given away during the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off on Oct. 25. The drawing raised funds for Kornerstone's Family Literacy Program. Kornerstone gave away four other gifts during a penny drawing that was held during the festival. ...
FCCLA chapter is helping with TLC mailing (11/06/08)
The Cassville High School FCCLA organization is working with the TLC Military Support Group to collect items for care packages that will be sent to military personnel stationed overseas. Items that can be dropped off at the CHS FCCLA room include: hand warmers, hand/body wipes, trial-size toiletries, fleece blankets, cotton gloves, Christmas cards, powdered drinks and packaged snacks...
Patrons tour Purdy School's new additions (11/06/08)
Parents and patrons had the opportunity to tour the Purdy R-II School District's three new additions and newly renovated facilities during open house events that were held at the school on Oct. 27, 28 and 30. "All of these new additions give us room to grow," said Superintendent Jerry Lingo. "We conducted a 10-year plan to address current and projected growth."...
CHS spikers will play for district championship (11/06/08)
The Cassville Wildcat soccer team will be looking to repeat as district champions when they take on Bolivar this Friday in the Class 2, District 5 championship game at Bolivar High School. The match-up mirrors last year's district championship game, which the Wildcats won 2-1 and then went on to place fourth in the state...
SW spikers fall in district play (11/06/08)
Southwest defeated Sarcoxie in the quarterfinals of district play but lost in the semifinals to College Heights Christian last week in high school volleyball action at Diamond. The Lady Trojans finished the season with a record of 9-21-2 overall and 3-3 in the Ozark 7 Conference...
Deer hunters urged to buy permits early (11/06/08)
The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds hunters that waiting until the last minute to buy deer permits could mean long waits at permit vendors. Conservation officials say the same phenomenon occurs the day before the opening of spring turkey season and on opening day at Missouri's four trout parks. Although hunters and anglers may have to wait in line to buy permits on those dates, the situation is more extreme before deer season...
Service group accepting award nominations (11/06/08)
Soroptimist International of Barry County is now accepting applications for the Violet Richardson Award and the Women's Opportunity Award. The Violet Richardson Award will be presented to a young woman between the ages of 14 and 17. The recipient will be honored for volunteer work that is associated with fighting drugs, crime and violence, cleaning up the environment or ending discrimination and poverty...
Mt. Vernon man killed in crash (11/06/08)
A Mt. Vernon man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on County Road 2240 two miles west of Aurora on Sunday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a homemade go cart, driven by Ronnie Dunlap, 40, failed to stop and was hit by a 1997 Dodge pickup, driven by Corey Doyal, 17, of Aurora...
Lady Bulldogs spikers are district champs (11/06/08)
Members of the Wheaton volleyball squad are seniors Brooke Forgey, Haley Goostree and Brittney Peters; juniors Samantha Pierce, Mica Tichenor and Sarah Weatherman; and sophomores Kelli McCracken, Elizabeth Shockley and Ranysha Pierce. The team is coached by Tracy Prigg...
Wildcats advance to state play-off game (11/06/08)
Last Friday, the Wildcats hosted the East Newton Patriots in a district game that would determine whether or not Cassville would advance to the state play-offs as district runners-up. As fans looked on, the Wildcats commenced to play one of their most solid offensive games of the year as they executed some very quick drives for major yardage throughout the majority of the game and earned a 42-7 victory...
Runners will now race at state (11/06/08)
Barry County will be represented in all three classes of the 2008 Missouri State Cross Country Championships this Saturday. In Class 3, the Cassville Ladycats qualified a pair of runners to the state meet. Jessica Barrientos, a Cassville High School sophomore, was Cassville's top district qualifier. She finished 11th in a time of 23:00...
Ladycats have turnaround season in '08 (11/06/08)
Team was definitely the theme for the 2008 Cassville Ladycat volleyball team as the squad persevered and produced a turnaround season that saw the squad Ladycats advance to the semifinal round of district play. "I feel the girls came a long way this season," said Coach Mandy Henry. "They each play special roles on our team, and there isn't one that is greater than another. We looked much better as a team and as individual players by the end of the season."...
All-Points Recyling plans open house (11/06/08)
Area residents will have the opportunity to learn about the business of recycling first hand when All-Points Recycling hosts an open house at its processing facility in Cassville. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14. Two equipment demonstrations, showcasing the operation of the company's state-of-the-art granulator and densifier, will be offered. The first demonstration will take place from 11 to 11:30 a.m. and the second from 12:30 to 1 p.m...
JAKE (J.R.) PREWITT (11/06/08)
Jake (J.R.) Prewitt was born Finis Cleveland Prewitt, Jr. on Aug. 10, 1938, in Barry County. He passed away Oct. 28, 2008, at the age of 70. He was united in marriage to Rose Sims on aug. 15, 1963. She survives. Additional survivors include: two sisters, Virginia Prewitt, of Exeter and Ruth Stephens, of Cassville; one brother, Lester Prewitt, of Ridgley; four daughters, Diane Dunn, of Rocheport, Lynn Barber and her husband, Jerry, of Rocheport, and Leann Meadow-Blake and her husband, Kenneth, of Gordo, Ala., and Dee Dee Earnhart, of columbia; one son, Terry Prewitt, of New Franklin; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.. ...
RONNIE LUNEY (11/06/08)
Ronald E. Luney, 62, of Springdale, Ark., passed away, Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, in Springdale, Ark. He was born Nov. 25, 1945, in Cassville, the son of Amos and Margaret Osburn Luney. He was a Viet-nam veteran of the United States Army, a truck driver for Tyson's, a 32nd degree Masion of the Scottish Rite Of Freemasonry, American Legion Post 139 of Springdale, Ark., Masonic Lodge #316 of Springdale, Ark., and of the Baptist faith...
VIRGINIA BIESEMEIER (11/06/08)
Virginia Biesemeier, 72, of Shell Knob, passed away on Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at her home in Shell Knob. She was born on April 5, 1936, in Linwood, Calif., the daughter of Bill and Opal (Nieber) Glancy. She was united in marriage to John Biesemeier on April 12, 1969, in Lompoc, Calif. He survives. They moved to the Shell Knob area 10 years ago to make their home...
VIVIAN M. BLEVINS (11/06/08)
Vivian M. Blevins, 77, of Stella, passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, in her home. She was born June 25, 1931, in Hiwassee, Ark., the daughter of Homer and Dora (Mahurin) Stephens. On Aug. 1, 1949, in Berryville, Ark., she was united in marriage to Clovis Blevins, who preceded her in death on March 8, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, two brothers and four sisters...
OSCAR CERVANTES ESTRADA (11/06/08)
Oscar Cervantes Estrada, 18, of Verona, passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2008, at his home. He was born on Nov. 4, 1989, in San Feliepe, Guanjuato, Mexico, to Ascension and Rafaela (Cervantes) Estrada. He was a 2007 graduate of Verona High School and was currently working at Efco Manufacturing in Monett. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Verona...
PAULINE PREDDY (11/06/08)
Pauline Elizabeth Preddy, 87, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at Sonshine Manor in Republic, following a long illness. She was born at Greensburg, Kan., June 11, 1921, the daughter of Walter and Gretchen (Krug) Boyd. She was united in marriage Aug. 24, 1940, at Mt. Vernon, to Gerald Preddy, who preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Daniel Boyd Preddy and a daughter, Jerry McGuire...
COL. EUGENE MILTON ORTON (11/06/08)
Colonel Eugene Milton Orton, 96, U.S. Army (retired, of Denver, Colorado, died peacefully on october 30, 2008, born November 24, 1911, to Eugene D and Blanche M Orton in Wichita, Kansas; his family soon moved to Joplin, Missouri, whee he spent is formative years. After graduating from Joplin High School in 1929, Gene and three friends embarked on a cross-country road trip from Joplin to Los Angeles...
City administrator comments on project (11/06/08)
Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to tell the community that, for all intents and purposes, the First Street/Old Exeter Road project is complete. There are a few small loose ends to address but the road is now open for the community to use once again...