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Stories from Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cassville Rotary Club rodeo (01/22/09)
County seeks citizen feedback (01/22/09)
On Tuesday, the Barry County Commission opened the lines of communication between local government and area residents by hosting an open forum to discuss the county's financial situation. "We're concerned about our county finances," said Presiding Commissioner Cherry Warren. "We want feedback about what the people of Barry County think we should do."...
Clint's classic car has Cassville connection (01/22/09)
Latest Eastwood film features 1972 Gran Torino restored by local businessman
Shiveley is honored by local C of C (01/22/09)
A busy community volunteer, outgoing board members and several Cassville businesses were honored during the 55th annual Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce banquet that was held Saturday night in the Cassville High School commons area. Bill Shiveley received the chamber's prestigious Distinguished Service Award. Shiveley currently serves as manager and chief executive officer of Barry Electric Cooperative and is a long-time community volunteer...
Wheaton council makes appointments (01/22/09)
The Wheaton City Council appointed representatives to the Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District at its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 6. The aldermen appointed city employee Bob Lombard as Wheaton's representative. City employee Jerry McBride will serve as an alternate representative...
CHS to host fine arts evening (01/22/09)
Former Cassville band teacher returns to serve as guest conductor
CAFO hearing concludes, parties wait for recommendation from Commission (01/22/09)
Members of the Roaring River Parks Alliance testified before the Administrative Hearing Commission in Jefferson City on Jan. 8 and 9 in opposition to the permitting process followed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resource when it approved permits for the Ozbun pullet operation on Highway F near Roaring River State Park...
Sater named chair of committee (01/22/09)
House Speaker Ron Richard, R-Joplin, has named Rep. David Sater, R-Cassville, as chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations-Health, Mental Health and Social Services for the 95th General Assembly. Rep. Sater also served as chair of the committee for the 93rd and 94th General Assemblies...
Army veteran earns special commendation (01/22/09)
A veteran who was born and raised in Barry County recently received a special commendation from the U.S. Army. Roy Eugene Blanken-ship, who now lives in Ukiah, Calif., was presented with a Freedom Team Salute Commendation, honoring him for outstanding service to the nation as a United States Army soldier...
Health department issues service data (01/22/09)
On Jan. 15, the Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees released information about services the department provided throughout the county last year. Overall, the health department collected $1,408.87 less in 2008 than in 2007. This year, the health department collected $54,081.13 in service fees. The Cassville office generated $29,196.13 and the Monett office generated $24,885...
Senior center seeks meals drivers (01/22/09)
The Cassville Senior Center is looking for volunteers who are interested in serving the community by delivering meals to homebound seniors. "This is a very good service for our seniors," said Shawna Sutphin, Cassville Senior Center assistant administrator. "It helps us provide meals that keep area seniors independent. It also helps take the stress off of family members by providing seniors with good nutritional meals."...
Jenkins school teacher celebrates 90th birthday (01/22/09)
Maxine Wilson, a long-time Barry County resident and retired school teacher, spent Saturday surrounded by friends and family members. A special celebration was held at Blessing Heights Church in Cassville in honor of Maxine's 90th birthday. "I'm thankful I'm alive and had a 90th birthday," said Maxine. "I never realized I would reach 90, but now that I have, I think I'll try for 100."...
R-IV board rehires administrators (01/22/09)
The Cassville R-IV Board voted to re-employ the school district's administrative team during the board's Jan. 15 meeting. The action followed an executive session, which was held near the end of the monthly's board meeting. The following administrators were offered contracts for the 2009-10 school year: Joe Cavness, director of operations; Richard Asbill, director of instructional services; Brad Hanson, high school principal; Eric White, middle school principal; Jill LeCompte, intermediate school principal; Catherine Weaver, primary school primary; Terry Jamieson, high school assistant principal; Coy Dalton, middle school assistant principal; and Amy Stephenson, director of special services.. ...
School boards to be honored next week (01/22/09)
Each year, school districts across Missouri recognize and honor more than 3,600 men and women who volunteer to serve their communities on local school boards. "Local school board members are called on to be an important part of the policy-making process for their districts and are often asked to help make tough decisions about educational programs, facilities and personnel," said Jerry Lingo, Purdy R-II School District superintendent. ...
Teacher in-service shows educators how to victim-proof school (01/22/09)
On Jan. 19, Wheaton Elementary School staff members learned how to "victim-proof" their school during a special in-service program led by Georgia Roskelley, elementary school counselor. "We have taught our children and students that if someone hurts you, you should defend yourself," said Roskelley. "This presentation helps teachers learn that if a student is not hurt there are better ways to solve the issue."...
CIS releases second quarter honor roll (01/22/09)
Cassville Intermediate School has released its second quarter honor roll for the 2008-09 school year. Students are listed below by grade and achievement level. Fourth grade: Carrie Agans, Raegan Brock, Abigail Buntin, Dominique Christy, Kayla Clancy, Ashley Coffey, Carissa Cortez, Debbie Davis, Kaitlyn Donley, Liam Dougherty, Tyler Dunbar, Molly Durossette, Monsserrat Fierro, Hunter Freeman, Kassandra Graves, Bailey Hendrix, Lindsay Hernandez, Levi Hodge, Richard Lauffer, Lexia Martin, Corey Mock, Jet Moua, Alissa Olsen, Brenna Pendergraft, Addison Perez, Troy Rose, Dominick Salinas, Charles Seymour, Austin Sparks, Ying Thao, Joshua Verde, Gavin White, Jacob Whitham, Savannah Willis, Cade Wilson and Lexie Wilson.. ...
Computer-based reading program new at WES (01/22/09)
The Wheaton R-III School District will begin using a new computer-based elementary school reading program this month. The program is designed to improve reading skills in the second through fifth grades. "This is a reading program that will be used as another education tier for students who are not reading at benchmark," said Eileen Ford, Wheaton Elementary School principal. "The program is called I-Station or Imagination Station."...
Sheriff's office creates employee recognition program (01/22/09)
The Barry County Sheriff's Department created a program in 2008 to honor outstanding members of its staff through an Employee of the Month recognition program. On Tuesday, Jan Smith, jail administrator, released a list of 2008 Employee of the Month recipients along with descriptions of their outstanding service to the department...
R-VI board receives project update (01/22/09)
On Dec. 10, 2008, the Exeter R-VI School Board heard that a portion of the district's building project has been completed. According to Superintendent Tina Nolan, students began moving into the classrooms that were constructed in the school's old cafeteria in December of 2008...
CHS to offer ACT review course, test (01/22/09)
Cassville High School will offer an ACT review course over a five-day time frame. Cost for the course, which covers two workbooks, is $30, and it must be paid in advance. The course will be held at the new Crowder College Cassville Campus on Business 37 and will last from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day with a one-hour lunch break. Students will be responsible for the cost of their own lunch and transportation to and from the site...
Ladycats take two-of-three at home (01/22/09)
Cassville girls defeat Reeds Spring and Chadwick, fall to Mt. Vernon
Wildcats suffer a trio of losses by narrow margins (01/22/09)
Victory still seems to be elusive for the Cassville Wildcats as they cross mid-season without a win on their record as they head into the Spokane Invitational Tournament this week. Despite their hardships, the Wildcats refuse to lay down as they proved in all three of their matches last week...
Lady Tigers unbeaten in Ozark 7 play (01/22/09)
Exeter's Lady Tigers, the third-ranked Class 1 team in Missouri, shook off some first-half shooting doldrums and defeated the spirited McAuley Lady Warriors, 61-44, in an Ozark 7 Conference battle at Joplin on Monday, Jan. 12. McAuley opened the game with surprising success inside the lane, scoring and rebounding with little regard for the 6'1" Whitney Edie, and held a slim 22-21 lead midway through the second quarter. ...
Cheerleader selected for UCA training staff (01/22/09)
Cassville High School senior Paige Hukill has been chosen as a member of the Universal Cheerleading Association's national instructional staff. Hukill learned of her selection last week after trying out for UCA officials in Kansas City on Dec. 14. "I was invited to tryout after the UCA camp that was held in Cassville last summer," said Hukill. "This tryout was pretty hard. We had to do a dance, a cheer, jumps, standing tumbling, running tumbling, stunts and an interview."...
Southwest Trojans roll past Verona (01/22/09)
The Southwest Trojans rolled past Verona 64-40 on Tuesday, Jan. 13 to cap a three-game conference winning streak. The Trojans easily handled Exeter 71-42 on Friday and held off a determined Thomas Jefferson team on Monday 67-64. Matthew Whittington scored 17 to lead the Trojans past the Wildcats, with Levi Roberts and Josh Hartin contributing 16 points each...
JV Wildcats win one out of three in recent games (01/22/09)
The Cassville JV Wildcats were put to the test last week, working their way through three games that resulted in two losses and a win to bring the young squad's season record to 4-8 so far. The Mountaineers came to visit the Wildcats last Monday and ended up burning up the court in a contest that slowly escalated to an ugly climax for Cassville...
Ozark 7 Conference Round-up (01/22/09)
Thomas Jefferson eventually subdued Exeter in league play on Friday, Jan. 16, but Cleo Elbert was anything but comfortable until the fourth quarter. Elbert, the silver-haired Hall of Fame coach with over 500 wins in a storied career, looked pretty disgusted when his boys allowed Exeter to climb within four points with a 8-1 run to start the third quarter...
Verona girls defeat Lady Trojans 64-36 in Ozark 7 tilt (01/22/09)
The best thing that happens to freshmen is: they become sophomores. Some of them, however, play like the trio of freshmen guards at Verona. The Lady Wildcats rode the scoring heroics of Jenna Chadd, Jessica Smith and Tristan Carrasquillo to a decisive 64-36 win over the Southwest Lady Trojans on Tuesday, Jan. 13...
BERNIECE COULTER (01/22/09)
Berniece E. Coulter, 95, of Marionville, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Cox Monett Hospital. She was born Dec.10, 1913, in Barry County, the daughter of tom and Martha Ann Bennett Marbut. She was a retired hospital housekeeper. She married Wayne Allen, and he preceded her in death in December of 1979. She married Dallas Coulter, and he preceded her in death in December 2004...
HELEN JAMES (01/22/09)
Helen James, 87, of Neosho, passed away at Springhill Assisted Living on Jan. 13, 2009. She was born near Cassville, on Dec. 9, 1921, the daughter of Clyde and Verna Feland White. She attended Mount Sinai School, east of Cassville. The family moved to Washburn, where she graduated from high school in 1939...
RICHARD L. COUSINS (01/22/09)
Richard L. "Ace" Cousins, 58, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. He was born March 7, 1950, in Burlington, Iowa, to Richard Carl and Faye Nadine (Brookhart) Cousins. He was united in marriage July 29, 1989, in Eldon, Iowa, to Henrietta Howard, who survives...
JACK STEVES (01/22/09)
Jack Steves, 75, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in the Missouri Veteran's Home, Mt. Vernon. He was born May 14, 1933, in Santa Monica, Calif., the son of Charles Richard and Lillian L. (Wiser) Steves, who preceded him in death...
CLARA BELLE POINTER (01/22/09)
Clara Belle Pointer, 73, of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Jan. 17, 1935, in Ordway, Colo., the daughter of Henry and Pauline (Becker) Steinmetz. On July 29, 1952, she was united in marriage to Ernest Lloyd Pointer, who preceded her in death on March 15, 1985. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
MILDRED GARRETT (01/22/09)
Mildred M. Garrett, 89, of Purdy, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. She was born Dec. 18, 1919, in Purdy, the daughter of Walter and Alphia Henderson Swearingen. She was a retired machine operator at Fasco in Cassville...
DARYEL BROCK (01/22/09)
Daryel William Brock, 61, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in St. Mary's Health Center, Jefferson City. He was born July 27, 1947, in Cassville, the son of Roger and Arvilla (Hall) Brock, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: two sons, Roger Brock and his wife, DeDe, and Danny Brock, all of Cassville; and three grandchildren...
A servant leader (01/22/09)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce awarded its prestigious Distinguished Service Award to a very deserving individual this past Saturday night. Bill Shiveley is known to most as the manager and chief executive officer of Barry Electric Cooperative. ...