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Stories from Thursday, November 4, 2010

Costumed cuties (11/04/10)
These four friends were among the hundreds of youngsters who trick or treated around downtown Cassville for the annual Halloween Around the Square event. From left, are: Samantha Sparkman, Taylor Bredeson, Maddie Hurley and Macey Hurley. More Halloween photos can be found inside the pages of this week's newspaper...
Crowds of voters cast their ballots (11/04/10)
Over half of Barry County voters made a trip to the polls on Tuesday. Races for U.S. Senate and Congress, as well as a controversial Proposition B, were big draws for area residents. Republican Roy Blunt earned a hefty victory among Barry County voters in the race for U.S. Senate. He garnered 71.14 percent of the votes (7,549) cast in the local polls as compared to 22.2 percent (2,356 votes) for Democrat Robin Carnahan...
Foundation hands out grants (11/04/10)
The Cassville Community Foundation (CCF) handed out grants totalling $3,600 to eight different local organizations on Tuesday. The grants were made possible through the CCF's Grantmaking Endowment Fund, which now totals over $100,000. "Our permanent grantmaking fund will be there and will continue to grow, and hopefully, we will be able to keep increasing the grant amounts," said Landon Fletcher, CCF board president. ...
BCHD reviews food ordinance changes (11/04/10)
Members of the Barry County Health Department's board of directors reviewed proposed changes to the Barry County Food Code ordinance, which will require permits for events such as the chili cook-off and mobile food units. Board Chairman John Starchman stressed that the permitting process was not intended to make matters difficult for those who prepare and sell food at events...
DREAM process begins (11/04/10)
The City of Cassville got a visit from the Missouri DREAM team last Wednesday. The meeting between community leaders and representatives from three different state agencies marked the start of the DREAM (Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri) Initiative grant process for the city...
Barry County Fair Board could disband (11/04/10)
The Barry County Fair Board has announced tentative plans to disband due to lack of volunteer help. According to Ernest Ray, president of the board, the nine members have not met since July, and efforts are being made to hold a final meeting this month in order to dissolve the board. Ray cited several reasons for this action...
"Take Back" effort combats drug abuse (11/04/10)
Barry County residents will have an opportunity to help fight teenage drug abuse during a "Take Back" program on Saturday, Nov. 12. On that day, from 1 to 6 p.m., people can drop off their unused and outdated prescription drugs at three different locations...
Wildcats are Big 8, district champs (11/04/10)
Cassville rolls into playoffs undefeated
Exeter falls in district final (11/04/10)
"Their record doesn't reflect how good they are," Exeter's Jason Cole said when evaluating the Miller Lady Cardinals prior to the semifinals of the Class 1 District 7 volleyball tournament at Exeter. The third-seeded Miller girls rolled through second-seeded Verona and then hammered Ozark 7 Conference champion Exeter in the finals to earn the District 7 title...
Wheaton girls win district title (11/04/10)
Southwest boys, Cassville girls third in district competition
ELMER "TINY" ALBERT WALRATH (11/04/10)
Elmer "Tiny" Albert Walrath, 84, passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Shell Knob, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob...
JAMES EARL "JIM" GOADE (11/04/10)
James Earl "Jim" Goade, 72, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, in Barry County Care Center, Cassville. He was born in Cassville on Sept. 7, 1938, the son of William and ClorAnna (Pruitt) Goade. On June 21, 1959, in the First Baptist Church, Cassville, he was united in marriage to Donna Sue Dryer, who preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 2002. He was also preceded in death by his parents...
ROBERT GENE DEEDS (11/04/10)
Robert Gene Deeds, 61, of Joplin, passed away Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in his home. Preceding him in death was one sister, Nora Ebsch. Cremation arrangements are under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory...
EMMA JEAN PATTON (11/04/10)
Emma Jean Patton, 81, of Monett, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, in Benchmark Health Care, Monett. She was born June 28, 1929, in Seligman, the daughter of Charley and Nancy (Barnes) Adams. She was united in marriage to Ralph Edwin Wormington, who preceded her in death in 1968. Later she married Orbie Patton, who also preceded her in death...
RUBY LORENE FLETCHER (11/04/10)
Ruby Lorene Fletcher, 86, of Washburn, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, in her home. She was born June 9, 1924, in Star Hollow near Washburn, the daughter of John and Effie (Snook) Day. On April 16, 1942, in Washburn, she was united in marriage to Dow E. Fletcher, who preceded her in death on March 15, 1994. Also preceding her in death were her parents, two daughters, one son, five brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren...
DOROTHY BROOKS (11/04/10)
Dorothy Maye Brooks, 71, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Sept. 24, 1939, in Cassville, the daughter of Jack and Ethel (Smith) Barrett. On June 1, 1957, she was united in marriage to Marland Brooks. ...
THOMAS KING MCNEILL (11/04/10)
Thomas King McNeill, age 85, of Cassville, Missouri, died Sunday, October 31, 2010, at 4:07 p.m., in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Dianne McNeill. He was born in McDonald County, Missouri, on June 18, 1925, the son of John Bethel and Rilda Virginia (King) McNeill. He was united in marriage on May 12, 1944, at the family home in Purdy to Jessalyn Elizabeth Marshall. His grandfather Henry Smith King performed the ceremony...
Get rid of your old meds (11/04/10)
On Saturday, Nov. 13, three communities in Barry County will be sponsoring "Take Back" events that give area residents an opportunity to drop off their outdated or unused prescription medications. Drop-off sites will be available in Cassville, Washburn and Exeter, and we hope area residents will use them...