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Stories from Thursday, November 20, 2008

City moves forward with master plan (11/20/08)
The Cassville City Council voted Monday night to seek proposals for a master plan that will eventually guide the city's growth and development for the next 20 years. Eugene Dilbeck, the city's economic development director, presented aldermen with a six-page request for proposals (RFP) document that will be sent out to professional companies that have experience in city planning...
Wildcats keep winning (11/20/08)
Chris Smith and the Wildcats celebrate after his interception late in the game that stopped a Logan-Rogersville drive and sealed Cassville's 26-14 victory. A complete story on the game and more photos can be found on page 11 of this week's issue of the Cassville Democrat. Action Sports Photos/Robert Hoppie...
Ceremony to honor slain deputy (11/20/08)
An official ceremony that will name a section of a local highway in honor of a slain Barry County sheriff's deputy will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at the Cassville Fire Protection building located at the intersection of Highways 112 and AA south of Cassville...
Beloved teacher to return (11/20/08)
A music legend who started his career as a teacher in the Cassville R-IV School District will return to his roots this coming January. Dr. John Knight has been invited to come back to Cassville to work with members of the current Wildcat band and meet with former students he taught from 1969 to 1977 when he served as the school's director of music. Dr. Knight was invited to return to Cassville by Steve Lyons, the high school's current director of instrumental music education...
CCC work restored at Roaring River (11/20/08)
Local residents who have visited Roaring River State Park over the last few months have probably seen crews tearing apart the wall that surrounds the spring pool near the trout hatchery. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is overseeing a project that will restore the stone wall that was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) over 70 years ago...
Cassville council reviews preliminary 2009 budget (11/20/08)
City council members got their first look at the 2009 budget during Monday night's council meeting. This year's spending plan is very conservative with few capital outlays proposed. The budget, which was prepared by Finance Officer Darelyn Cooper, projects revenues of $3,421,533 and expenditures of $3,612,542. The revenue total is based on a projected 1 percent increase in the city's one-cent general sales tax and one-half cent parks and stormwater sales tax...
Sheriff's office sponsors Angel Tree (11/20/08)
The Barry County Sheriff's Department is continuing its holiday tradition of sponsoring an Angel Tree that includes the names of individual children and families who need extra help this Christmas season. Department personnel will be accepting monetary contributions as well as donations of blankets, towelss, washclothes and other household items. Any money contributed to the cause will be used to purchase food items that will allow families to enjoy a nice Christmas dinner...
Entries being accepted for area Christmas parades (11/20/08)
Entries are still being accepted for five area Christmas parades, which will help mark the start of the holiday season in Barry County. The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce is busy preparing for its annual night-time parade, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Parade entry forms are available at the chamber office at 504 Main St. or can be obtained on-line at www.cassville.com...
Wheaton Council hears presentation (11/20/08)
The Wheaton City Council heard a presentation by Dennis Siders and Kristina Hartley, of Midwest Assistance Program, at its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 7. Midwest Assistance Program provides services to assist communities through infrastructure improvement projects and other issues. Services available include: income surveys; financing development; technical, managerial and financial assistance; board training; and asset-management training...
Barry County eligible for federal disaster funds (11/20/08)
For the sixth time this year, President George Bush has issued a disaster declaration that includes Barry County. Last Thursday, Barry County was among four southwest Missouri counties declared a major disaster due to the storms and flooding that hit the area between Sept. 11 and Sept. 14. As a result of the declaration, these counties are eligible for federal assistance...
St. John's hosted Diabetes Fair (11/20/08)
St. John's Hospital-Cassville recently hosted its second annual "Know Your Numbers" Diabetes Fair, providing many important screenings and much useful information to area residents, both diabetic and non-diabetic. The event was held in the Jack Byrd Wellness Center, which is home to St. John's state-of-the-art fitness center, the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation department and the therapy services department. The facility is located on the lower level of the hospital...
Blunt's newsletter to be distributed in all newspapers (11/20/08)
Southwest Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt's annual newsletter, titled "Blunt Facts," will appear in the Cassville Democrat and every newspaper in Missouri's 7th Congres-sional District during the week of Nov. 24. "The people of southwest Missouri gave me the great honor of being their voice in Congress, but with that honor comes tremendous responsibility," Blunt said. ...
Child killed in crash on Highway F (11/20/08)
A 2-year-old Eagle Rock boy was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Highway F four miles east of Roaring River on Monday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 1996 Plymouth van, driven by Matthew Chapman, 33, of Eagle Rock, ran off the roadway and struck a rock embankment...
R-V School Board tables roof repair bids (11/20/08)
The Southwest R-V School Board tabled two bids for repairs to the high school gymnasium and commons area roof at its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 9. The board received a $10,690 bid from Meyer Roofing and Sheetmetal. The bid was for a Garnite Roofing System with around 675 feet of wall flashings, a ridge cap, valleys, 10 pipes and 13 assorted air handlers...
Purdy High School honor roll (11/20/08)
Purdy High School has released its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2007-08 school year. Honor students are listed below by grade and achievement level. Ninth grade: Devon Bennett, Kristen Cornman, Alex Haworth, Garen Nelson, Edith Villa, Drew Williams and Chrissy Bland...
CIS releases first quarter honor roll (11/20/08)
Cassville Intermediate School has released its first quarter honor roll for the 2008-09 school year. Students are listed below by grade and achievement level. Fourth grade: Raegan Brock, Kaylyn Bryant, Abigail Buntin, Nikki Christy, Carissa Cortez, Debbie Davis, Liam Dougherty, Tyler Dunbar, Molly Durossette, Logan Eury, Kassandra Graves, Audrey Harrison, Bailey Hendrix, Lindsay Hernandez, Camille Holman, Jesse Hursh, Sydney Larson-Brant, Richard Lauffer, Lexia Martin, Gilbert Medina, Macey Parsons, Brenna Pendergraft, Addison Perez, Ashley Ray, Yesenia Rivera, Kyle Ruark, Dominick Salinas, Savana Shaw, Dane Sibley, Nicarah Smithson, Austin Sparks, Sidney Squires, Ying Thao, Joshua Verde, Gavin White, Jacob Whitham, David Whittemire, Savannah Willis and Lexie Wilson.. ...
ERGM Fire District seeks volunteers (11/20/08)
The Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano Fire Protection District is seeking volunteers in the Golden, Eagle Rock and Mano areas. Volunteer work includes firefighting, assisting with motor vehicle crashes and many other activities. "We are currently short of people in all three areas," said Fire Chief Ron Creek. "Be a part of your community. Volunteer with your fire department."...
Missouri Big Bucks ready for new entries (11/20/08)
Missouri hunters who have been waiting to enter deer in the Missouri Show-Me Big Bucks Club need wait no longer. The club is accepting applications again. The club was founded in 1968. It is dedicated to recognizing trophy white-tailed deer and successful hunters and promoting sportsmanship. It also aims to help members obtain national recognition from the Boone and Crockett Club, the Pope and Young Club and the National Muzzle-Loading Rifle Association...
Exeter R-VI board receives PD report (11/20/08)
The Exeter R-VI School Board received a report on the district's professional development program at the board's regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 12. This year's professional development sessions will focus on classroom management, teaching kids in poverty, professional rights and responsibilities, customizing lesson plans, health and safety, the privacy act and improving the vertical alignment of the school district's curriculum...
Champion grower Kip Cullers to speak Dec. 1 (11/20/08)
Kip Cullers of Purdy, who is best known for world record setting corn and soybean yields, is one of three speakers scheduled for a workshop focused on grain marketing that begins at 10 a.m., Dec. 1 at the Thiebaud Auditorium in Lamar. "Cullers will discuss production methods needed to produce high yielding crops as well as tips for marketing grain," said Jay Chism, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County...
Seligman Council receives report on GED program (11/20/08)
On Nov. 10, the Seligman City Council reviewed a report on the general education diploma (GED) classes that are held at the city library each week. The report, which was written by GED class instructor Janet Dard Ballard, showed that 22 students enrolled in classes in September. The library conducted 221 hours of classes during the month...
WB council okays task force donation (11/20/08)
The Washburn City Council approved its annual donation to the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force at its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 17. Prior to approving the annual donation, Police Chief Doug Henry stated that he feels the city is donating too much to the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force. Henry suggested the council either decrease the amount of money donated to the organization or discontinue the annual contribution...
Recycling processes on display (11/20/08)
On Nov. 14, All Points Recycling hosted an open house and community luncheon at its processing facility, which is located off of Highway 112 at Hilltop south of Cassville. "We opened All Points Recycling in April of 2006, and in June of 2008, we leased this building," said Leslie Smith, who serves as vice president and co-owns the business with her mother, Brenda Fletcher. "Our goals and dreams for this business have been exceeded by over 10 times."...
Victory sends 'Cats to state semi-finals (11/20/08)
Wildcats make history by downing Logan-Rogersville 26-14 in quarterfinal game
Edie signs with Lady Bears (11/20/08)
Exeter High School senior Whitney Edie made it official Monday morning. The 6'1" basketball standout is now a Lady Bear after signing a national letter of intent to play at Missouri State University in Springfield next year. Playing college basketball has been a dream of Edie's since she first began playing the game back in third grade...
Cage of Honor event to feature female match-up (11/20/08)
This coming Friday, members from the Barry County Fight Club and the R.W.T.B. will travel to Lebanon to represent Cassville in an event presented by Cage of Honor. Several people from the area are scheduled to fight and are slated to face a very diverse group of athletes from both near and far...
Neill's Home Store expands to Cassville (11/20/08)
Neill's Home Store, which has served Barry County shoppers at its Shell Knob location for several years, opened a new store on the square in Cassville on Oct. 4. "When people come in the door, they will be surprised by how the store looks and what we have to offer," said Rick Neill, who owns the business with his wife, Gayla. "We offer quality furniture at low prices and the same great service that we have provided to Cassville customers for 25 years."...
ROGER KEY (11/20/08)
Roger Dale Key, 59, of Rogers, Ark., died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, in Pea Ridge, Ark. He was born March 13, 1949, at Ft. Worth, Texas, to Richard Lee Key and Mary Elizabeth Wentworth Key. He moved to the area in 1983 to make his home. He was employed at Tyson Foods for 14 years. He was a member of the Seligman First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, David Key, a stepson, James Key, and a grandson, Tommy Key...
JUNE COATNEY (11/20/08)
June E. Coatney, 87, of Monett, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, at her home. She was born Nov.16, 1921, in Guymon, Okla., the daughter of Clarence Hugh and Nellie May Medley Rawlings. She was a homemaker. She married Johnnie Bertrand Coatney on Aug. 5, 1919, in Cassville, and he preceded her in death...
WALLACE WALTER "WALT" DAY (11/20/08)
Wallace Walter "Walt" Day, 74, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born July 11, 1934, in Washburn, the son of John and Effie (Snook) Day, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were four brothers, Harold Day, Hardy Day, Kenneth "Red" Day and Virgil AB Day and one sister, Helen Day...
HOWARD BICKFORD (11/20/08)
Howard Glenn Bickford, 63, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born May 5, 1945, in Cassville, the son of Elijah E. and Leora (Luney) Bickford. On June 17, 1972, he was united in marriage to Gertie "Marie" Galyen, who survives...
CLAUDE FRANCIS STEVENS (11/20/08)
Claude Francis Stevens, 67, passed away Nov. 5, 2008, at Ochsner Hospital in Baton Rouge, La. He was born on June 15, 1941, in Memphis, Texas, to the late Claud Edward Stevens and Mary Frances Ross. He joined the Mineral Springs Baptist Church near Cassville at a young age. ...
Antidotes for tough times (11/20/08)
It's hard not to get depressed when you turn on the news or read the front page of one of our regional daily newspapers. The overall condition of this nation's economy seems dire, and there are few solutions being offered for recovery. At times like these, it's easy to want to hole up in your home, stash your cash under the mattress and shut out the world, but this is reaction that really only makes things worse...
Calling all former CHS band members (11/20/08)
To former Cassville High School band members and students of John Knight: The Cassville Wildcat Band is working to bring a legend of the music world to Cassville High School. John Knight was director of bands in Cassville around the 1970s. John is currently professor of music at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Cleveland, Ohio. It is our desire to bring Mr. Knight back to work with our students in the Wildcat Band...
Relief needed from obnoxious spray (11/20/08)
Dear Editor: I am hoping to attract attention to a nuisance affecting the public's use of the library in Purdy. This unnecessary device sprays aerosol every few seconds into a closed room where our littlest library patrons gather for story hour with Ms. Berg every week...