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Stories from Thursday, November 13, 2008

'08 election sparks spike in gun sales (11/13/08)
Area residents buy firearms in fear of stricter gun laws
Cassville returns the favor (11/13/08)
Survey underway in Cassville (11/13/08)
Over the next month, Cassville businesses will be invited to participate in an on-line survey that will help the City of Cassville and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) assess the local workforce climate. "Business retention is our number one goal," said Eugene Dilbeck, Cassville economic development director. "We will focus on local businesses first. We want to keep what is here and help those businesses grow...
CHS hosts 20th Veterans Day Assembly (11/13/08)
A record number of area veterans were honored during Cassville High School's 20th annual Veterans Day Assembly on Tuesday. The celebratory event was a chance for students to recognize the sacrifice made by those who served in the United States Armed Forces and an opportunity for the younger generation to learn valuable lessons from some of America's true heroes...
Issues at Shell Knob Post Office continue (11/13/08)
After the removal of the veterans Wall of Honor at the Shell Knob Post Office drew complaints, the U.S. Postal Service hosted a special ceremony to dedicate a new Wall of Honor display at the southern Barry County post office. Dave Atkinson, Shell Knob VFW Post 2033 commander, organized the dedication ceremony, which was held on Nov. ...
Memorial run to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital (11/13/08)
Area runners are invited to participate in the second annual Shelby's Run, scheduled to be held in Clever on Nov. 22. The event, which raises money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, will be held in memory of Shelby Grover, daughter of Cassville High School alumna Nicole (Hale) Grover...
Bank joins fundraising campaign (11/13/08)
Security Bank is joining the effort to raise funds for the Cassville Comm-unity Foundation through the Harry Cooper Challenge program. The local bank will match employee donations to the Foundation dollar for dollar, according to Gary Fields, Security Bank chief executive officer. In turn, those donations will be matched dollar for dollar by Harry Cooper Supply...
Woman reports break-in, assault (11/13/08)
On Nov. 7, at 1:37 a.m. Monett Police received a 911 call from a female stating she was the victim of a home invasion and sexual assault. The woman lives in the southern part of Lawrence County. Monett Police, Lawrence County deputies and emergency medical technicians responded to the residence. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. She was later transferred to a Springfield hospital...
E-911 building close-out approved (11/13/08)
The Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board approved a building close-out report and final payment for the E-911 Operations Center building project at a special meeting on Nov. 10. The board members approved a final payment of $151,893.70 to Dalton-Killinger Construction. The last payment included a $22,500 reduction for the extra 45 days required to complete the project...
Wheaton updates school website (11/13/08)
The Wheaton R-III School Board heard at its Oct. 16 meeting that administrators are working to update the district's website. Wheaton's new website, which is hosted by Foundation for Educational Services Simplified Online Communication Systems, is designed to improve communication among district faculty and staff members, parents and the community...
Local men injured in crash on Highway 37 (11/13/08)
An Exeter man was moderately injured and a Cassville man sustained minor injuries in the two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highways 37 and W in Butterfield on Monday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 1991 Chevrolet S-10 pickup, driven by Duwayne White, 20, of Exeter, failed to yield to a 1998 Ford Ranger, driven by Ernest Irving, 67, of Cassville. Irving's vehicle struck White's vehicle in the side and both vehicles left the roadway...
Cassville FFA to host Greenhand Celebration (11/13/08)
The Cassville FFA Chapter and FFA Booster Club will host the 2008 FFA Greenhand Celebration and banquet on Friday, Nov. 14. 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...
Cassville Middle School honor roll (11/13/08)
Cassville Middle School released names for the second quarter honor roll this week. Students are listed below by grade and achievement level. Eighth grade: Scott Aldridge, Jennifer Allison, Kelsey Baker, Nicole Bouzek, Paighton Brock, Viridiana Garcia, Ali Hanson, Deborah Kern, Wil LeCompte, Staci Lunn, Chantel Martin, Trevor McClintock, Kimberly Orrell, Walker Perez, Briana Robertson, Emily Speakman, Sarah Stewart, Nicole Thompson and Christina Willard...
Purdy Elementary School honor roll lists released (11/13/08)
Purdy Elementary School released names for the first quarter honor roll this week. Students are listed below by grade and achivement level. Third grade: Rylee Healey, Zoe Brown, Kaylee George, Chelsey McGuire, Layne Skiles, Tyler Keeler, Myka Masters, Hallie Henderson, Shaylin Dalton, Emma Mareth, Cailyn Spears, Savannah Burch, Julissa Cruz, Nat Jones, Ryan Pack, Jose Perez, Amber Plemons and Jazmine Seay...
Southwest Middle School first quarter honor roll released (11/13/08)
Southwest Middle School has released its second quarter honor roll for the 2007-08 school year. Honor students are listed below by grade and achievement level. Fifth grade: Holly Crow, Kaitlyn Gentry, Jaime Shrum and Zachary Wolfe. Sixth grade: Jessica Henderson and Kayna McNabb...
Cindy Ray chosen as top achiever (11/13/08)
Cindy Ray, Cassville resident and accomplished designer with Home & Garden Party, has been recognized among the company's Top 25 achievers for sponsoring. Ray was recognized for phenomenal achievements in sponsoring for the month of September. "It's amazing what hard work and determination will do," Ray said. "I am so appreciative to the Home & Garden Party team for choosing me as a top sponsor this month. I'm glad to know that my achievements are being recognized."...
Tornado touches down in Shell Knob (11/13/08)
Severe weather slammed through the Shell Knob area in the early morning hours of Nov. 6 as a tornado destroyed several boat docks on Table Rock Lake. The tornado touched down at around 1:44 a.m. and brought with it winds of 100 to 110 miles per hour. The tornado travelled along a seven-mile route from Eagle Rock to Shell Knob, according to the National Weather Service...
Regional disaster drill held in Monett (11/13/08)
St. John's Hospital-Cassville and Aurora, Cox Monett Hospital and Neosho Freeman Hospital held a regional pandemic disaster drill in Monett on Oct. 7. "The Chaos Control Team, which is a team of individuals from Cox Monett, Freeman and St. John's hospitals, held monthly meetings for around six months in preparation for this event," said Karen Wilson, St. John's Hospital-Aurora emergency room manager...
Low health literacy is costly to county (11/13/08)
Low health literacy can have great personal costs when the wrong dose of medicine is taken or when scheduled tests aren't done at the correct time. It's the financial cost, however, that is draining the healthcare system. According to research led by John Vernon, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the cost of low health literacy to the U.S. ...
Wildcats head to state quarterfinals (11/13/08)
Cassville stops Monett, hands Cubs their first loss
Runners compete in state meet (11/13/08)
It's never a good thing when the games committee suspends uniform rules at the state cross country meet due to deteriorating weather conditions. After a gorgeous first weekend of November for district and sectional competition, the elements loomed as an added obstacle for the hundreds of runners who thronged to Oak Hills in Jefferson City for the championship races. ...
CHS soccer 'Cats are district runners-up (11/13/08)
By Lisa Schlichtman Hoping to achieve back-to-back district championships, the Wildcat soccer team battled hard against a talented Bolivar squad but fell just short of making another run to the state tournament. The Liberators, who hosted the Class 2, District 5 tournament, found themselves in the district championship game for the third year in a row and this time were finally able to come out on top, claiming a 2-1 victory over Cassville and avenging last season's loss to the Wildcats...
CMS girls teams open '08 basketball season (11/13/08)
The Cassville Middle School girls basketball teams opened up their 2008 season on Oct. 30. The eighth grade Ladycats are currently undefeated after four games, recording wins over Southwest (28-16), Joplin North (51-3), Carl Junction (34-12) and Verona (34-12)...
Wildcats defeat Mountaineers 27-14 (11/13/08)
Last Wednesday, the Wildcats traveled to Mt. Vernon to face the Mountaineers for the second time this year as both teams fought for a chance to advance to round two of the state play-offs. The two teams had a long, hard fight on their hands as the hard wind and rain added to the intensity of the contest, but it was the Wildcats who would win the battle by a score of 27-14...
Local youngsters have successful hunting season (11/13/08)
Although the statewide deer harvest was low, more young hunters in Barry County took deer during the November youth-only firearms deer hunting season, which was held Nov. 1 and 2. "Favorable habitat conditions and excellent weather likely contributed to the successful hunting season this year," said Travis McLain, Barry County conservation agent. "This year, youth hunters reported harvesting 96 deer...
New president named at Security Bank (11/13/08)
A Wright County native with two decades of community banking experience has been hired as Security Bank of Southwest Missouri's new president. Jim Roark will take over the day-to-day operations of the local bank, according to Gary Fields, Security Bank chief executive officer...
Roadhouse Grill Restaurant changes hands (11/13/08)
The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce recently held a red ribbon cutting to welcome the chamber's newest business member to the community. Jim Sawyer, the new owner of the restaurant side of the Roadhouse Grill and Pub, lives in Cassville with his wife, Aleta, and their three children, Karli, Noah and Landon. ...
Hydro names new operations manager (11/13/08)
Brad Clark has joined Hydro's Extrusion Americas unit as operations manager for its extrusion facility in Monett. He will report to Rhonda Wright, vice president of operations/general manager, for Hydro's Central Region. A 20-year aluminum industry veteran, Clark comes to Hydro from Capral Aluminum in Bremer Park, Australia, where his most recent position was manager of extrusion operations. ...
Ribbon cutting held at Taylor and Associates (11/13/08)
A ribbon cutting, sponsored by the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce, was held at Taylor and Associates, PC, last Friday. In the front row, from left, are: Carolyn Bishop and Cheryl Williams. Second row (holding the banner): Debbie Gerleve; Barbara Harris; Emma Hoppes; owner Brad Taylor, CPA; Teri Shorter; Connie Moritz; and Gayla Neill (kneeling). ...
Ribbon cutting held at Neill's Homestore (11/13/08)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Friday at the new Neill's Homestore located on the downtown square on Cassville. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Teri Shorter; Dustin Gauss, assistant store manager; Kenny Branham, sales and delivery; Rick and Gayla Neill, store owners; Donna Hayes; and Debbie Gerleve. ...
Ribbon cutting held at Cappy Harris Realty (11/13/08)
On Nov. 6, the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Cappy Harris Realty, which is located at 1302 Old Exeter Road in Cassville. Pictured above, in the front row, from left, are: Cassville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amy White; Lonnie McCullough; Donna Hayes; Tisha Schoelzel; owners Steve and Cappy Harris; Dea Coleman; and Nancy Seydlitz. ...
Justin holds employee appreciation luncheon (11/13/08)
Justin Brands' Cassville plant held its Employee Appreciation and Service Awards Luncheon on Oct. 1. Several guests from Justin's Fort Worth headquarters attended the event, including: Randy Watson, Justin Brands president and chief executive officer; Larry Nelson, Justin Brands vice president of manufacturing; and Billy Lovell, Donna Lasater, Joe Lama, John Darnold, Lisa Lankes, Rae Carrington, David Shepherd and Pat Ryan...
Ribbon cutting held at Pilot's Point Aero Services in SK (11/13/08)
The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce recently held a red ribbon cutting ceremony at Pilot's Point Aero Services, which is located three miles east of Turkey Mountain Airport in Shell Knob. The business offers aircraft inspections, maintenance, repairs and damaged aircraft recovery. ...
Calendar (11/13/08)
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...
NORMAN "GABBY" GIBBONS (11/13/08)
Mr. Norman "Gabby" Gibbons, 81, of Purdy, Missouri, passed away at 8:00 a.m., Monday, November 10, 2008, at his home in Purdy following sixteen years with Parkinson's disease. He was born August 29, 1927, in Granby, Missouri the son of the late Charles and Rachel (Marllowe) Gibbons...
MORRIS G. MATHEWS (11/13/08)
Morris G. Mathews, 67, of Cassville, formerly of Los Banos, Calif., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. He was born Sept. 9, 1941, in Stidham, Okla., the son of John and Aretta (Young) Mathews, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, John, Linus and Freeman; two sisters, Novella and Thelma; and a son, Robert...
CHARLOTTE JOAN WALDEN (11/13/08)
Charlotte Joan Walden, 80, of Seligman, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008. She was born on Sept. 17, 1928, in Adair, Ill., daughter of Leland C. and Hazel (Hoke) Skiles. She was united in marriage to Arlus "Wayne" Walden in Olympia, Wash., in 1953. ...
VIRGINIA RUTH LEAMON WALKER (11/13/08)
Virginia Ruth (Leamon) Walker, 67, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, in Christian Health care West, Springfield. She was born Oct. 20, 1941, in Ava to John Alsup and Gladys Bricker Smith. She worked as a nurse's aid for 30 years. She had worked for Lacoba Homes in Monett for over seven years. She owned and operated Leamon Kennels in Jenkins with her husband, Wayne, for 15 years...
DARRELL D. BURGER (11/13/08)
Darrell D. Burger, 82, of Cassville, formerly of Harlan, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on Aug. 8, 1926, in Redline, Iowa, the son of Otis and Helen (Erickson) Burger. He was united in marriage to Clara Irene Johansen on Aug. ...
The power of democracy (11/13/08)
From a young age, I became intrigued with the civil rights movement and quickly adopted Martin Luther King, Jr., as one of my heroes. His words sparked a fire deep inside me and I promised myself that I would always do what I could to fight injustice and racism in honor of his great legacy. ...