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Stories from Thursday, February 26, 2009

Enrollment climbs at local college (02/26/09)
Crowder credits location and affordability for recent growth
Opening Day could be a record breaker (02/26/09)
Park is expecting over 3,000 anglers for Sunday opener
Homeless animals find help (02/26/09)
Haven of the Ozarks, which is located between Cassville and Exeter, has cared for homeless animals since 1995. Today, the shelter is working to increase adoptions to make room for abandoned animals that are awaiting housing at the facility. "It's not just us," said Barbara Williams, Haven of the Ozarks president. "All of the shelters are full right now."...
Jail project is finally finished (02/26/09)
Public will get opportunity to view facility before it fills
Fire destroys home near Purdy (02/26/09)
Local firefighters work together to extinguish two house fires
Presentation to offer valuable business info (02/26/09)
ERGM fire district is starting Auxiliary (02/26/09)
By Lisa Schlichtman The Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano Fire Protection District has begun the process of forming its own auxiliary organization. According to Fire Chief Ron Creek, this type of organization would allow individuals an avenue for getting involved with the fire protection district even though they are not a firefighter or First Responder...
Animals protected by laws (02/26/09)
Although some Missouri families are finding it more difficult to provide for household pets, choosing to abandon animals, which often die of starvation, is not a legal option. State laws protect animals from neglect, abandonment and abuse. Missouri residents who neglect or abandon an animal can be charged with a Class C misdemeanor, which is punishable by imprisonment and up to $500 in fines. ...
Gospel group signs with recording company (02/26/09)
Barry County southern gospel group, The Revelators, has signed an exclusive recording agreement with 145 Music Group, which is based in Nashville, Tenn. "When I heard The Revelators for the first time, I tried to fit them into some style mold," said Paul Martin, 145 Music Group artist and repertoire director. "The more I listened, the more I decided this wonderful family group just doesn't fit into the traditional molds we have."...
Program teaches students about local businesses (02/26/09)
Partnership opportunity strengthens community ties
Man seriously hurt in crash on Hwy. M (02/26/09)
An Aurora man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash on Highway M nine miles east of Cassville on Monday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 2005 Chevrolet, driven by Ty Meltabarger, 27, of Cassville, ran off the roadway, overturned and struck a tree...
Voters can register for April election (02/26/09)
The last day to register to vote for the April 7 general municipal election is Wednesday, March 11. Voter registration can be completed at the Barry County Clerk's office in Cassville and also at the Monett and Shell Knob chambers as well as local city halls...
Commerce Bank offers new services (02/26/09)
Commerce Bank has introduced new services that will make it easier for customers to manage their finances. The bank recently added mobile banking service and alerts by e-mail. "Technology is always expanding, and Commerce strives to stay current with technology to provide service to our customers," said Mike McCracken, Commerce Bank Cassville president...
Ladycats open districts with big win (02/26/09)
Cassville dominates the court in 60-16 win over Reeds Spring
Wildcat boys tough it out (02/26/09)
Cassville drops two Big 8 games entering districts
Southwest claims Homecoming victory (02/26/09)
Southwest's boys celebrated Homecoming in more ways than one on Friday, Feb. 20. Besides crowning Dustin Breedlove and Felecia Hopping as senior king and queen, the Trojans welcomed a chance to play at home for the first time in four games. Southwest's nine-game winning streak ended last week against Joplin McAuley, and the next two games resulted in a trio of consecutive road defeats. But the Trojans righted the ship with a crowd-pleasing 58-43 victory over Brad Stewart's Verona Wildcats...
Sports Round-up (02/26/09)
Girls Action Boys Action...
Exeter Lady Tigers repel Purdy upset bid (02/26/09)
The Exeter Lady Tigers survived their toughest home challenge of the season and turned back the Purdy Lady Eagles 47-43 on Thursday, Feb. 19. Katie Chadd, Whitney Edie and Kasie Scott, the three Exeter starters honored on senior night, saw their season record improve to 22-1 with the win...
Purdy Eagles win rivalry SW rematch (02/26/09)
With the end of their long Ozark 7 win streak still stinging, the Purdy Eagles were intent on preserving their equally impressive home winning streak when they hosted the Southwest Trojans on Thursday, Feb. 19. Purdy's last home loss was to Verona on Feb. 23, 2007, which was also the Eagles' last Ozark 7 loss before Southwest snapped that skein with the 68-65 upset on Friday, Feb. 6...
Southwest girls win 65-39 over TJ (02/26/09)
On paper it didn't look to be much of a game. A talented but under-achieving Southwest team searching for its identity late in the season playing a Thomas Jefferson team trying desperately to double its win total. The 65-39 final and accompanying box score favoring the Lady Trojans could not contain the drama and various storylines of the contest...
(Untitled) (02/26/09)
--- 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...
MARY ANN GALBRAITH (02/26/09)
Mary Ann Galbraith, 80, of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Newcomer White Chapel in Gladstone, Mo. Mary Ann was born Dec. 27, 1928, in Detroit, Mich. She graduated from Glennon High School in Kansas City, Mo., in 1946. Mary Ann married Francis Galbraith on June 11, 1952. They moved to Cassville, Mo., in 1982, to Nixa, Mo., in 1995, and to Fort Worth, Texas, in 2006...
TINA MADEWELL (02/26/09)
Tina Holland Madewell, 50, of Pierce City, passed away Feb. 14, 2009, at her home. She was born Jan. 17, 1959, in Monett, the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Mary Delilia Hayes Holland. She was a graduate of Pierce City High School. She was employed at AgForte...
LYDIA FAYE GILLESPIE (02/26/09)
Lydia Faye Gillespie, 74, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in Lacoba Nursing Home, Monett. She was born March 15, 1934, in Gatewood, the daughter of Leander and Lou Ella McArthur. She was united in marriage in Pocahontas, Ark., to Louis Gillespie, who survives...
BETTY E. PATTERSON (02/26/09)
Betty E. Patterson, 85, of Washburn, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at her home. She was born July 28, 1923, in Monett, the daughter of Leon and Mabel (Williams) Adcock. She was united in marriage to Paschal "Bud" Patterson, who preceded her in death in June 1987. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
JOE LEE DAVIDSON (02/26/09)
Joe Lee Davidson, 73, of Wheaton, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He graduated from Rocky Comfort High School. He received his bachelor's degree in economics from Oklahoma State University. He was a real estate agent and broker for Flat Creek Realty in Cassville. ...
WILLODEAN SHEPHERD (02/26/09)
Virginia "Willodean" Shepherd, 76, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. She was born Jan. 1, 1933, in McDowell, the daughter of Jeff and Ethel (Keeling) Swaffar. She was an associate at Walmart in Cassville...
CHARLES ELDON ALEXANDER (02/26/09)
Charles Eldon Alexander, Jr., 84, of Wheaton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, in his home. He was born April 22, 1924, in Marion, Ohio, the son of Charles E. and Ada Marie (Schoonover) Alexander. On April 8, 1950, in Tulsa, Okla., he was united in marriage to Carol Long, who survives...
THRESSIA JANE WALDEN (02/26/09)
Thressia Jane Walden, 67 of Gateway, Ark., passed away on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. She was born Jan. 2, 1942, in Wichita, Kan., to the late George P. Fox and Lillian E. LeFever Fox. She was a homemaker. Survivors include: her husband of 50 years, Dale J. ...
JERRY EARL HUTCHASON (02/26/09)
Jerry Earl Hutchason, Sr., 62, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in St. John's Hospital, Berryville, Ark. His body was cremated under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
JOAN VANDERPOOL (02/26/09)
Joan Vanderpool, 75, of Butterfield, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Feb. 20, 1933, in St. Paul, Kan., the daughter of Arthur and Nettie (Dawson) Pierce. On Nov. 2, 1951, she was united in marriage to Nick Joe Vanderpool, who preceded her in death on April 13, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
Heralding a hero (02/26/09)
In tough times, it's always a good idea to look for blessings that are usually not hard to find if we just open our eyes and pay attention to the world around us. When my kids are going through challenges, I always remind them to focus on the good things in their life rather than the bad. So with that philosophy in mind, I'd like to share with you a story of something miraculous that happened to my family this past week...
Citizen spends time studying stimulus plan (02/26/09)
Dear Editor: I wonder if I was the only person glued to their TV set watching C-SPAN during the stimulus debate. I watched hour after hour for days and a few nights until midnight or later. I have a deep respect for our lawmakers. I believe them to be generally well informed, capable, qualified men and women that for the most part really love this country. On both sides of the aisle...
Proper protocol for flying the flag (02/26/09)
To the Editor: I wish people would learn the proper protocol for flying the American Flag. 1) When a flag tatters, it should be replaced immediately. Continuing to fly a tattered flag is a disgrace to the American Flag. 2) Flags flown at night must be properly lighted...
Lack of knowledge exists among public (02/26/09)
Dear Editor: In the paper dated Feb. 18, 2009, the article captioned "County to benefit from new federal stimulas plan" identified a small portion of the benefits that will be derived by the residents of Barry County. I think your article should have also stated that the Republican Congressman and the Republican Senator elected by the people of Missouri voted against the stimulas bill. In order for Missouri to receive its allocation, it was necessary for the Governor to accept the funds...
Purdy, Southwest players fun to watch (02/26/09)
Dear Editor: I have been reading with interest the letters published in the area about the Purdy-Southwest games. If you have never attended a game between these two teams, you should. The talent of the kids on both teams is exceptional. Josh Hartin and Levi Roller (of Southwest) are always an exciting duo to watch on the court. Blake Williams and Mason Roller (of Purdy) bring their own talent to the court as well...