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Stories from Thursday, February 19, 2009

Top cop to retire June 1 (02/19/09)
McCullough has served city for 28 years; search for replacement to begin soon
Tip-Off royalty (02/19/09)
WIB survey results to be announced (02/19/09)
Cassville community invited to attend March 5 presentation
County to benefit from new federal stimulus plan (02/19/09)
Barry County is one of the communities in Missouri that will benefit immediately from the stimulus package that was signed Tuesday by President Barack Obama. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the state will be using economic stimulus funds to fund a highway project on Highway 60 from Monett to Republic...
Meth lab busted by task force (02/19/09)
Agents with the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force and the Barry County Sheriff's Department busted a clandestine methamphetamine lab in the Verona area on Feb. 11. Ronatta Russell, 41, of Pierce City, was immediately arrested and taken into custody. On Friday, Feb. 13, Russell was officially arraigned on charges of possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia...
Wheaton seeks bond approval (02/19/09)
City officials to hold meetings to discuss proposed project
CIS classroom is now home to dozens of baby chicks (02/19/09)
On Monday, Cassville Intermediate School students witnessed the birth of dozens of baby chicks. Special services teacher Greg Turner has supervised a hatching project in his classroom over the last 21 days. "I love watching the kids' faces as they watch the eggs hatch," said Turner. "I've also enjoyed watching the eggs in the incubator myself. It's a lot better than watching TV at home."...
YMCA launches fundraising effort (02/19/09)
Money raised locally will support Cassville area kids and families
City returns grant funds to MoDOT (02/19/09)
In January, due to a failure to complete an airport layout plan (ALP), the Cassville City Council authorized the transfer of $227,813 in entitlement grant funds back to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). "Because the grant monies are for specific capital-related items, we must have a completed ALP, which is part of the updated master plan," said Mike Hayslip, city administrator. "The master plan must be in place for us to determine future purchases...
Golden man injured in crash (02/19/09)
A Golden man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash on Highway RA three miles north of Golden on Monday at 11:25 p.m. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 1979 Chevrolet, driven by George Davis, 48, ran off the roadway and overturned. Davis was airlifted to St. John's Hospital in Springfield. The Patrol report indicated that Davis was wearing a seat belt...
Washburn to assist with water extension project (02/19/09)
The Washburn City Council voted to assist with a water extension project at its regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 16, 2008. Mark Brooks, water and wastewater superintendent, reported that Pete Rose has asked the city to pay one-half of the cost for pipe that will be needed to extend the city's water system to Rose's property on the east side of Highway 90. Rose plans to open a new business on the property...
Exeter increases sewer rates to cover expenses (02/19/09)
The Exeter City Council voted to increase sewer rates at its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 13. According to a profit and loss report from 2008, the city's operation expenses exceeded the revenue received for sewer services. City Clerk Myrna Eisenbraun cited the high cost for chemicals as a major factor for the increase in expenses...
Cub Scouts receive recognition at annual Blue & Gold banquet (02/19/09)
Cub Scout Pack 76 hosted its annual Blue and Gold Banquet on Feb. 4 at the American Legion Home in Cassville. The highlight of the event was the Arrow of Light ceremony, which marked the promotion of six young men from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. Honored Scouts included: Zach Thomas, Will Edmondson, Jacob Holz, Delane Hopkins, Dustin Simms and Cory Lane. All six of these young men are members of Webelos II, whose leaders are Cindy Thomas, Renee Hopkins and Bill Simms...
CHS grad accepts new municipal post (02/19/09)
A Cassville High School graduate has been named to the top administrator's post at Oak Grove. Steven Craig, son of Jim and Diane Craig, of Cassville, has been hired as city administrator for the city of 6,500, which is located 28 miles east of Kansas City on Interstate 70...
SK chamber to hold annual dinner Feb. 28 (02/19/09)
The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce will host its annual membership dinner on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Central Crossing Senior Center Building. Master's Three, featuring Don Poulson, Peggy Williamson and Vicky Woods, will provide the event's musical entertainment beginning at 6 p.m...
Seligman council to vote on pair of utility rate increases (02/19/09)
The Seligman City Council discussed possible water and sewer usage rate increases at its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 9. After discussing the proposed water and sewer rate increases, the aldermen voted to consider two ordinances at the March council meeting...
Former Shell Knob area man is sentenced in illegal cavier case (02/19/09)
A former Shell Knob, man will serve one year and one day in federal prison for illegally harvesting paddlefish eggs at Table Rock Lake. The eggs were caught in illegal nets and processed into caviar, which was sold to a Tennessee company. Thomas Jerry Nix, Jr., 39, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Shell Knob, was sentenced by U.S. ...
Cassville defense throttles Lady Patriots 39-27 (02/19/09)
The Cassville Ladycats sent Ariel Oswald out in style on Senior Night, knocking off the East Newton Lady Patriots 39-27 on Thursday, Feb. 12 in a Big 8 Conference contest. Cassville's girls, the third-seeded team in Class 4 District 11 behind Aurora and Republic, won their eighth consecutive game since losing to Mt. Vernon on Jan. 15...
Southwest senior signs to play for OCC (02/19/09)
Chelsea Sneed has proven herself to be a versatile player for the Southwest Lady Trojans, leading her team this season with a total of 223 points and 122 rebounds as the 2008-09 season nears its end. Sneed, who averages 13 points per game, has been pushing the 1,000-point mark this year, and with five more games left, she has potential to hit a milestone...
Exeter Lady Tigers down McAuley for 21st win (02/19/09)
Missouri's #2-ranked Class 1 Exeter Lady Tigers improved to 21-1 with a 75-52 win over McAuley Catholic at Exeter on Monday night. Whitney Edie led the Tigers with 32 points, as Exeter bested McAuley for the second time this season. The win followed an impressive set of victories last week, punctuated by a tough 53-45 win over Blue Eye...
Purdy Eagles boys and girls down McAuley (02/19/09)
The Purdy Lady Eagles invaded Joplin on Thursday, Feb. 12 and escaped with a hard-fought 59-51 victory over McAuley Catholic. McAuley, an early-season winner over the Eagles at Purdy, is never an easy out for Ozark 7 foes, and Thursday's game at Joplin was no exception...
Wildcats suffer two losses last week (02/19/09)
Time is running out for the Cassville Wildcats who simply want to prove that they can survive the season and walk away with a few more wins to add some good experience for next year's young leaders. Last week was hard as the Wildcats fell 48-59 to the top-ranked Houn' Dawgs on Feb. 10 in a tough contest and then faced a challenging match against the East Newton Patriots on Friday night, which Cassville lost 42-59...
Sports Editorial - A culture of sportsmanship (02/19/09)
With high school basketball districts just around the corner, this is a good time to assess where we stand as schools and communities on the issue of sportsmanship. High school basketball is the king of Missouri prep sports. Many small schools do not participate in football or soccer, and basketball and baseball are the main spectator sports. ...
Sports Round-Up (02/19/09)
Girls Action Boys Action...
McAuley Lady Warriors best Southwest 60-40 (02/19/09)
After a promising 4-0 start for the season, the Southwest Lady Trojans are mired in a 3-10 slump. Like Howard Hughes' famous Spruce Goose, Southwest had an impressive early rise but has yet to really take off again The latest blow was struck by the McAuley Lady Warriors, 60-40 winners in Southwest's gym on Tuesday, Feb. 10...
Southwest stunned at McAuley 68-63 (02/19/09)
Joplin McAuley has Southwest's number. McAuley has won five of the last six regular season meetings between the two Ozark 7 conference schools, none more damaging to Southwest's hopes than the 68-63 home victory on Monday, Feb. 9. The Trojans had just defeated the Purdy Eagles in a titanic battle on the previous Friday to claim a share of the Ozark 7 lead. With a nine-game winning streak in place, the Trojans were peaking at the right time to establish their claim to the conference title...
(Untitled) (02/19/09)
--- 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...
LOYD ALBERT PETERS (02/19/09)
Loyd Albert Peters, 87, of Richmond, Kan., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at his home. He was born on Dec. 29, 1921, in Anderson County, Kan., the son of Maurice and Ida (Benjamin) Peters. He graduated from Garnett High School with the class of 1940, enlisted in the U.S. ...
JOAN VANDERPOOL (02/19/09)
Joan Vanderpool, 75, of Butterfield, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
MINNIE BELLE PARKSION (02/19/09)
Minnie Belle Parksion, 93, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in her home. She was born Aug. 23, 1915, in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Louis Berley and Addie May (Spears) Spiva. On Jan. 23, 1937, she was united in marriage to James Parksion, who preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 1984. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Letha Parksion; one brother; and one sister...
BURL I. BLYTHE (02/19/09)
Burl I. Blythe, 76, retired insulation and roofing specialist died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, in Tulsa, Okla., where he had lived a number of years. He was born May 14, 1932, near Cassville, the youngest son of Claud and Nellie Prentice Blythe. He graduated from Cassville High School in 1950 and attended Monett Junior College and Central Christian College in Bartlesville, Okla...
ASHTON ORTIZ (02/19/09)
Ashton Ortiz, infant son of Paul and April (Heckathorn) Ortiz, of Seligman, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. Survivors include: his parents; two sisters, Amy Heckathorn and Autumn Ortiz, of the home; and grandparents, Teresa King, Donald Heckathorn, Paul and Paulette Woodruff and Raymond Oritz...
DAMIAN R. FORD (02/19/09)
Damian R. Ford, 54, of Exeter, passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, in Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon. He was born Jan. 10, 1955, in New York City, N.Y., the son of Robert and Margaret (Berlin) Ford. He was preceded in death by his father; his grandparents, Thomas and Rita Berlin and Elby and Glenn Richter; and his stepfather, Adelbert Richter...
Outstanding students (02/19/09)
Cassville - an easy sell (02/19/09)
This weekend, I did something I've never done before. I volunteered to work the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce booth at the St. Louis Boat and Sport Show. Because St. Louis is my hometown, I loved the idea of returning home to market my new home to people visiting the show. The trip also gave me the opportunity to see my parents, cousins, uncles and aunts, and that was a lot of fun. My mom and dad helped me work the booth all three days I was there and even helped me tear it down at the end...
We are proud to be Southwest Trojans (02/19/09)
Dear Editor: We have come together as a part of a very proud and active Southwest alumnus and community to address a situation we, as a community, witnessed Friday night, Feb. 6 at the Southwest vs. Purdy basketball game. After several years of attending basketball games we are not ashamed of our school "spirit" and community involvement. ...