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Stories from Friday, January 2, 2009

R-IV district honored for performance (01/02/09)
Cassville receives Distinction in Performance Award from state
Hundreds of eagles spotted near Wayne (01/02/09)
Close to 200 eagles were spotted in the Wayne area on Dec. 19 by the Schreiner family. Bridget Schreiner took these photos of the magnificent birds, which were taken off the federal endangered species list last year. "What a sight it was to see," said Bridget. ...
City adopts 2009 budget (01/02/09)
Mayor breaks tie to approve cost-of-living pay increases for employees
County native creates White House ornament (01/02/09)
A Christmas ornament that hung on the large Fraser fir in the Blue Room of the White House featured a snow-covered barn that was once used by the Decocq family on their farm near Wheaton. Dr. Rebecca Decocq Burrell, a southwest Missouri artist and Barry County native, decorated one of the 369 ornaments that were displayed on the President's tree this year...
Who will be Barry County's first baby? (01/02/09)
For the 14th year in a row, the Cassville Democrat, in conjunction with 18 participating business sponsors, will celebrate the arrival of the "First Baby of 2009." Barry County's first baby and his or her parents will receive a bounty of gifts donated by sponsoring businesses...
Website will offer area's largest on-line directory (01/02/09)
Ozark Mountain Marketplace, the largest single on-line business and service directory featuring every business in Barry County, will be launched in January, Publisher Bob Moore announced this week. The website will be a one-stop source of information on every business in the county, from banks to restaurants, from antiques to home furnishings, and everything else in between, Moore said. It will also include complete business listings from Carroll County, Ark...
Health unit, OACAC partnership to offer services at lower cost (01/02/09)
A new partnership between the Barry County Health Department and OACAC will help the local health agency provide low-cost family planning services for area residents. The partnership will also provide supplemental funding for the health department. "This low-cost program will allow residents to receive care that they might not otherwise have access to," said Kathleen King, Barry County Health Department administrator. ...
Cullers continues to impress with record soybean yields (01/02/09)
Kip Cullers, of K&K Farms in Purdy, impressed the agricultural world the previous two years by smashing soybean production records with yields of 139 bushels per acre in 2006 and 154 bushels per acre in 2007. In 2008, he didn't break his own record yields but accomplished another advancement by surpassing 100-bushel yields consistently across large fields, not just contest plots...
ER man injured in crash on 86 (01/02/09)
An Eagle Rock man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 86 one mile west of Golden last Tuesday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 1993 Jeep, driven by Gary Hargus, 40, ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a guard rail, drove back across the roadway and ran off the left side of the road down an embankment...
Filings slow for April election (01/02/09)
As of Dec. 29, the upcoming April municipal election has attracted very few new candidates and only six incumbents at four of the seven local cities have filed for re-election. The Cassville city election features the area's only contested race so far. Incumbent Sue Brattin has filed for re-election and she will be challenged by newcomer Mark Pry for her south ward alderman seat...
AMBER Alert Awareness Day to be observed (01/02/09)
In January, law enforcement agencies across the country will recognize the collaborative efforts and successes of a program that assists in the recovery of abducted children. National AMBER Alert Awareness Day will be observed on Jan. 13, 2009. "AMBER Alert has helped to rescue hundreds of children from abductors and return them safely to their homes," said Jeffrey L. ...
Exeter council changes court schedule (01/02/09)
The Exeter City Council changed the city's court schedule at the council's regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 13. The aldermen voted unanimously to hold court every other month beginning Jan. 12, 2009. In other business, the Exeter City Council:...
Purdy council hears concern from citizen (01/02/09)
The Purdy City Council discussed a resident's concern at its regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 8. Cathy Wostarek attended the meeting to discuss the insecticide sprayers that city employees are using in the Purdy Community Center. Wostarek explained that she is sensitive to the chemicals, and asked the city to remove the sprayers from the community building...
Butterfield approves contract (01/02/09)
The Butterfield City Council approved a service agreement with Mo-net, Inc., Internet service at its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 17. According to the approved agreement, Mo-net Inc., will be allowed to install equipment on the Butterfield water tower in exchange for providing free Internet service to the Butterfield City Hall and the Butterfield Fire Station. The agreement includes free installation, equipment, service and equipment maintenance...
Colleges consider options in light of possible cuts (01/02/09)
In December, colleges and universities across Missouri were required to submit budget reduction scenarios to the Missouri Department of Higher Education. This information will be evaluated by the Missouri General Assembly when legislators begin their next session in January of 2009...
Exeter is latest area fire department to receive grant funds (01/02/09)
The Exeter Fire Protection District is the third Barry County fire department to receive a federal grant in the last two weeks. Last Wednesday, Congressman Roy Blunt announced that Exeter would be receiving a $53,789 grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The funds will be used to purchase new equipment for Exeter firefighters...
Exeter is latest area fire department to receive grant funds (01/02/09)
The Exeter Fire Protection District is the third Barry County fire department to receive a federal grant in the last two weeks. Last Wednesday, Congressman Roy Blunt announced that Exeter would be receiving a $53,789 grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The funds will be used to purchase new equipment for Exeter firefighters...
Arkansas schools dominate first round action of Holiday tourney (01/02/09)
The Southwest Holiday Tournament, a staple of area high school basketball since 1982, tipped off on Saturday at Washburn with a slate of four first-round games. Top-seeded Pea Ridge (Ark.) dismantled Exeter 77-26, Pierce City upset fourth-seeded East Newton 61-38, Purdy controlled Wheaton 75-41, and Eureka Springs (Ark.) defeated Southwest, 77-64, in the best game of the night...
Wildcats suffer defeat at PC, come up short in tournament (01/02/09)
The Wildcats traveled to Pierce City to face the Eagles last week and were unable to prevent their host from dominating the scoreboard and outscoring Cassville in all but one period of game play. The Wildcats ended up losing the match-up 37-68. The first period was merely a foreshadowing of things to come as the Eagles quickly carved out a 19-8 lead. ...
Trojan squad evens record with road win (01/02/09)
Purdy Eagles hand Crane a loss
Sports Round-up (01/02/09)
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FANSCHON MITCHELL (01/02/09)
Fanschon (Hess) Mitchell, age 88, of Seligman, Missouri, passed away Thursday, December 25, 2008, in her home. She was born June 6, 1920, in Arkinda, Arkansas, the daughter of Jake and Mary Ora (White) Hess. On May 31, 1942, she was united in marriage to Carl Webb Mitchell and to this union three children were born. ...
MAXINE FANCHER (01/02/09)
Maxine Fancher, 77, of Carr Lane, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Sept. 14, 1931, in Berryville, Ark., the daughter of Shird and Ella Mae (Rose) Bilyeu. On Sept. 22, 1950, she was united in marriage to Richard Grady "Dick" Fancher, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jerry Fancher; grandson, Toby Fancher; five brothers, Purd, Carl, Everett, George and Bill Bilyeu; and a sister, Goldie Martin...
GUY W. RHOADS (01/02/09)
Guy W. Rhoads, 77, of Golden, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at his home. Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Horizon Christian Church in Branson. Burial was at the Lewallen Cemetery in Branson. He was born June 20, 1931, at Wichita, Kan., the son of Ernie and Georgia (Edwards) Rhoads. He returned home to the Branson and Golden area after retiring in 1972 from the U.S. Navy. He was an active member of Horizon Christian Church...
BOB LAUDERDALE (01/02/09)
Bobby Ray "Bob" Lauderdale, 79, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Oct. 3, 1929, in Exeter, the son of Rev. Loren Rhea and Helen Quincy (Cole) Lauderdale. On Sept. 4, 1950, he was united in marriage to Ella Dean Price, who survives...
OPAL M. FARMER (01/02/09)
Opal M. Farmer, 90, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in St. John's Hospital -- Cassville. She was born June 30, 1918, in Purdy, the daughter of James and Mary (Mitchell) Patton. On Jan. 11, 1958, at Granby, she was united in marriage to Alvin Farmer, who preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Orville James Farmer on Dec. 9, 1960; three brothers; and two sisters...
GARY LYNN BROWN (01/02/09)
Gary Lynn Brown, 56, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008, at his home in Mammoth Springs, Ark., He was born March 23, 1952, to Burtram Garold and Mary "Maxine" (Jones) Brown at Neosho. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Neosho when he was baptized at 8 years of age. He graduated with the class of 1970 from Harrisonville, Missouri High School. From 1972 until 1974 he served his country in the United States Army at Seoul, South Korea, as a medic...
MARJORIE JANE BARNHART (01/02/09)
1913-2008 Marjorie Jane Barnhart left this Earth to attend the 2,008th birthday party of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Marjorie took this short journey on December 25th after a brief stopover at Mercy Hospital in Rogers. Marjorie had been planning for this trip most of her 95 years here on Earth...