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Stories from Thursday, April 14, 2011

Grant will benefit local teen moms (04/14/11)
Kornerstone will expand program to northern Barry County
Trial delayed two weeks (04/14/11)
The murder trial of Christopher Collings, which was scheduled to begin last Thursday in Rolla, has been postponed. This marks the third time that Collings' trial date has been delayed. According to court officials, the trial has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 20. Phelps County Circuit Judge Mary Sheffield postponed the trial after the defense said it needed more time to respond to relatively new prosecution evidence...
Food prices impact local pantries (04/14/11)
In a tight economy with food and gas prices in constant flux, many area residents are seeking alternatives to stretching their food budgets, including signing up with area food banks for help. The Cassville Community Pantry at Cassville United Methodist Church is one organization that is feeling a bit of the strain...
Woman killed in wreck on Highway 112 (04/14/11)
A Barry County woman is dead following a two-vehicle crash at 10:45 a.m. Friday. The collision occurred on Highway 112 five miles east of Cassville when an eastbound 2000 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Anne L. Davis, 88, of Eagle Rock, collided head on with a westbound 2010 International semi truck, driven by Jason H. Hessee, 35, of Springfield, who was in the eastbound lane...
DD Board approves nearly $28,000 in grant requests (04/14/11)
The Barry County Board for the Developmentally Disabled approved nearly $28,000 in grant requests at is quarterly meeting on April 11. Community Support Services of Cassville presented the board with an $18,600 proposal that will provide services for six new Barry County community members and continue services for three others...
Fundraiser benefits Children's Center (04/14/11)
An evening of food and entertainment brought Barry and Lawrence county residents together at the Freistatt Lion's Building on Saturday for a Night in Italy, a fundraising event to benefit the Children's Center in Monett. The evening started with a social hour, giving guests the opportunity to inspect a number of auction items donated by various companies and individuals...
Worn out batteries to place burden on Emergency Services Board budget (04/14/11)
Barry County E-911 board members held their quarterly meeting in March and discussed a number of items, including the cost of replacing of the center's valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries. VRLA batteries are frequently employed as an uninterruptible power supply for such operations as the E-911 Center...
Local community members receive literary and art honors (04/14/11)
The Crowder Quill will host its annual awards ceremony in the student center at the Crowder College Campus in Neosho from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. The event will also offer a poetry reading. "We received a much larger number of entries this year likely due to the ease of submitting via email," said Latonia Bailey, Crowder Quill adviser, "so the competition was even greater."...
New program comes to aid of SW Missouri seniors (04/14/11)
Help is on the way for those older adults living in isolated, rural areas of southwest Missouri who suffer from various mental health issues that diminish their quality of life. Through a program funded in part by the Missouri Foundation of Health, Clark Community Mental Health Center will offer an outreach program to provide mental health assessments or educational resources to adults 55 years of age and older...
Healthy Kids Day Fair to be held Saturday (04/14/11)
The Cassville YMCA will host its annual Healthy Kids Day Fair and Fun Run at the YMCA facility on Highway 248 in Cassville from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 16. "The Cassville YMCA is encouraging all kids and parents in Barry County to come to the YMCA for a play date and commit to being active every day," said Dove Haney, facility manager. "It's all part of the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day, the nation's largest health day for families."...
Global Youth Service Day to be held (04/14/11)
Area teens will celebrate Global Youth Service Day by completing a variety of community projects in Cassville on Saturday, April 16. "We have 78 kids signed up," said Elaine Boles, Cassville High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) advisor. "They will be doing different projects around the community, including cleaning up trash along the Greenway Trail and Flat Creek...
Schools extend calendar years, plan summer sessions (04/14/11)
After missing nearly a dozen days of classes during the 2010-11 school year, area districts have extended the calendar year, which will require many students to begin the summer session within days of the end of the regular school year. "We missed 11 days," said Cassville Superintendent Richard Asbill. "We are only required to make up 10 days, so we made one up on Feb. 21 and the other nine have been added to the end of the year, making our last day May 26."...
Cassville High School to produce one-act play next month (04/14/11)
Drama department returns after more than five years
Crime Victim's Week celebrated (04/14/11)
CHS alumna earns Miss Crowder crown (04/14/11)
Newly released song has Cassville ties (04/14/11)
Purdy Academic Team headed to sectional contest (04/14/11)
The Purdy High School Academic Team will head into sectional competition on Thursday against Fordland. The squad moves into the final rounds of its season after a big win over rival Thomas Jefferson to win the Ozark 7 Conference title and defeating Southwest last Saturday to win the district crown...
Black powder shooting is highlight of weekend workshop (04/14/11)
Shell Knob kindergarten round-up event (04/14/11)
The Shell Knob School District will hold kindergarten round-up from 4 to 6 p.m. on May 3. Children who will be 5 before July 31 are eligible to attend kindergarten during the 2011-12 school year. During the kindergarten round-up event, families will have the opportunity to meet teachers and become familiar with the school. Parents can fill out enrollment paperwork at the round-up or pick up a packet prior to the event during school hours...
R-4 SD to enroll kindergarteners (04/14/11)
Families who missed last week's kindergarten enrollment will have a second chance to enroll youngsters for the 2011-12 school year during a family night luau at the Cassville Intermediate School on Tuesday, April 19. Enrollment will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m...
Wildcats win Ice Box Relays (04/14/11)
The Cassville boys captured the tallest trophy at Aurora's Ice Box Relays on Thursday night. The Wildcats scored 120 points, easily outdistancing Carl Junction's 88.5 for second. Monett finished 11th in the 12-team field, scoring 38 points. David Large's boys won with their usual formula of sprints and field events. Klayton Holt's fourth place in the 800 and an eighth place finish in the 4x800 relay were the only points Cassville scored in any event not field or sprint related...
Wildcats fall in back-to-back heartbreakers (04/14/11)
It was a long week for the Wildcat Nation at the diamond. Cassville dropped back-to-back extra-innings games, losing to Springfield Catholic and Reeds Spring in the process. First, the Wildcats dropped a heartbreaking 12-11 game to Catholic in extra innings. It took nine innings for the Irish to finally subdue the Wildcats by the slimmest of margins...
CHS golfers are off and swinging (04/14/11)
The 2011 Cassville Wildcats golf season is in full swing. Last Thursday, the CHS squad finished second out of 11 teams in their own tournament held at the Cassville Golf Course. Evan White was the Wildcats' top medalist, finishing in second place with a score of 79 behind Monett's Jacob Fair who shot a 74...
Wheaton earns road win at SW (04/14/11)
Robbins strikes out eight in complete game performance
Purdy cages Houn's (04/14/11)
The Purdy Eagles baseball team (5-3) defeated Aurora 5-3 last Thursday night. "We struggled a little at the plate today," said Purdy Coach Joshua Hughes. "Reese Stevenson pitched a great game, and we found a way to win." Stevenson threw six innings, allowed one earned run and struck out five for the win...
Wildcats to play at Hammons Field (04/14/11)
The Cassville Wildcats and the Monett Cubs will square off in a Big 8 rivalry game on Saturday, April 16 at Hammons Field in Springfield. The game will start 30 minutes after the end of the Springfield Cardinals game, which starts at 2:07 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $6 and can be bought at the Cassville Chamber of Commerce office, the Cassville High School office, or from any varsity or junior varisty baseball player...
SW to sponsor volleyball shootouts (04/14/11)
Southwest High School in Washburn has two summer volleyball opportunities. The school will host a Southwest Junior High/Middle School/Freshmen Shootout on Thursday, June 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m. There will be a four-match guarantee, and the cost to participate is $60 for one team or $100 for two teams...
SWMS spikers split matches with Exeter (04/14/11)
The Southwest Middle School volleyball team split its games with Exeter on Family Night last week. The eighth graders won 25-16, 25-19, while the seventh graders lost in three sets. Shannon Mitchell led the Lady Trojans, 8-3-2, with 14 attacks, while Jaime Shrum added 24 passes to target and Stormie Barnett made 22 of 22 serves, including seven aces...
Cassville cupstackers earn top honors (04/14/11)
Nearly 40 cupstackers from Cassville and Aurora participated in the annual Claw and Paw Sport Stacking Tournament held in Cassville on April 2. Students competed in five speedstacking events. Issac Dodson was the top overall stacker in all three individual events, 3-3-3, 3-6-3 and cycle...
Black light mini golf opens at Hilltop (04/14/11)
Area youngsters, teens and families now have a new form of entertainment to enjoy on weekends. Last Friday, Donnie and Teresa Stumpff opened Adventure Park Mini Golf at Hilltop on Highway 112 south of Cassville. "This was a total fluke," said Teresa. "My brother-in-law called me and said that he had found this mini golf stuff on Craig's List. He thought it would work great in an empty building...
Local long-term healthcare facility under new ownership (04/14/11)
In February, Platinum Healthcare, which is based in Skokie, Ill., purchased the local long-term healthcare facility formerly known as the Barry County Care Center. The facility is now known as Cassville Healthcare and Rehab. "The only change so far has been the name change," said Barbara Howell, who has served as the facility's administrator for three years. "We are going to be doing some remodeling and updating in the future though...
Excavation work begins at clinic site (04/14/11)
Community members attend annual meeting (04/14/11)
Event center challenges community to be tough enough to wear pink (04/14/11)
Are you tough enough to wear pink? Here in southwest Missouri there is a rough-and-tumble group of men, women and children who are "tough enough to wear pink," and they are making a difference for women suffering the effects of breast cancer. For the second year, Gizmo's Event Center in Wheaton will host several events to raise funds for local women battling breast cancer and the related treatments. ...
Coop gives students opportunity to travel (04/14/11)
This year, Barry Electric Cooperative is offering local high school juniors an exciting opportunity to visit the state and national capitals. Local students will take part in the Missouri Youth Tour and Missouri CYCLE programs this summer. "In June, Missouri Youth Tour will make its 48th trip to Washington, D.C.," said Kerry Mattingly, Barry Electric member services, "but this will be the first year that Barry Electric has offered the program to local students."...
Security is museum lifetime benefactor (04/14/11)
County Calendar (04/14/11)
SUPPORT GROUP: The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group of Cassville meets at 8 p.m. at 1308 Harold St. in Cassville. For more informa-tion, call 846-4044. 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...
VIRGIL M. KARNS (04/14/11)
Virgil M. Karns, 89, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in his home. He was born Nov. 12, 1921, in Englevale, Kan., the son of Marion H. and Ollie (Jumet) Karns. On April 30, 1986, in Ft. Scott, Kan., he was united in marriage to Pamela Storbeck, who survives...
ROWENA LOUISE HENDRIX (04/14/11)
Rowena Louise (Walden) Hendrix, 72, of Purdy, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Sept. 18, 1938, in Washburn, the daughter of Abe and Berneice (Elgin) Walden. On Dec. 22, 1954, she was united in marriage to Jimmie R. Hendrix and he survives...
LENORA LANGSTON MOUDY (04/14/11)
Lenora M. (Brandon) Langston Moudy, 82, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2011, in Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation. She was born June 16, 1928, in Mineral Springs, the daughter of R.M. and Maggie (Moore) Brandon. On Jan. 25, 1947, she was united in marriage to Paul Langston who preceded her in death on June 22, 1994. She married Morris Moudy on Dec. 26, 1998. He preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents and a daughter in infancy...
LEWIS "DOYLE" CLEMONS (04/14/11)
Lewis "Doyle" Clemons, 88, of Wheaton, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011, in Mt. Vernon Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon. He was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Pineville, the son of Thomas William and Zola Ruth (Taylor) Clemons. He was united in marriage to Virginia Slinkard, and to this union two children were born. She preceded him in death. He later married Hazel Frazier, who also preceded him in death. He then married Nada Nichols, who survives...
THELMA CARLSON (04/14/11)
Thelma D. Carlson, 71 of Shell Knob, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at her home. She was a long time Arkansas City, Kan., resident. In accordance with Thelma's wishes, cremation has been effected. Private family services will be held at Riverview Cemetery, Arkansas City, Kan., at a later date...
ESTON RUSSELL HARRISON (04/14/11)
Eston Russell Harrison, 82, of Wheaton, passed away Monday, April 4, 2011, in Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho. He was born July 1, 1928, at home in rural Exeter, the son of Clarence and Affie (May) Harrison. On July 11, 1946, he was united in marriage to Nadine Ridenour...
FAYE MARIE PENDERGRASS FLEISCHMAN (04/14/11)
Faye Pendergrass Fleischman, 92, passed away on April 6, 2011, at the Aurora Nursing home where she had resided since 2005. Faye was born January 12, 1919, in Barry County, Mo., to Edward Willard Fletcher and Nellie Ann Patton Fletcher. She married Earl F. ...
MARJORIE PEARSON (04/14/11)
Marjorie Louise Samuel Pearson, 88, of Cassville, formerly of the Leann/Aurora communities, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Barry County Care Center in Cassville. She grew up at the Leann community and later moved to Aurora while caring for her father. She worked as a kitchen aide for the nursing home in Texarkana, Ark. She moved to Cassville in 2004...
GRETCHEN CAMERON (04/14/11)
Gretchen L. Cameron, age 91, of Purdy, Mo., passed away at 7:10 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011, while at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett, Mo. Gretchen was born on August 29, 1919, in Butterfield, Mo., the daughter of Bob Boyd and Dimple (Darst) Boyd. She graduated with the Class of 1937 from Butterfield High School. ...
ANNE "LORENE" DAVIS (04/14/11)
Anne "Lorene" Davis, 88, of Eagle Rock, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011, near Eagle Rock. She was born July 26, 1922, in Barry County, the daughter of Thomas and Viola (McNabb) Burnette. On July 1, 1939, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Davis, who preceded her in death on May 2, 2004. Also preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers, Eugene, Gaylord, Verle and Brice Burnette; and one sister, Maxine Blythe...
WALTER FRED PRESTON (04/14/11)
Walter Fred Preston, age 85, of Seligman, Missouri, passed away on April 7, 2011, at the Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, Arkansas. Mr. Preston, son of William Walter and Helen Eva (Montgomery) Preston, was born on November 21, 1925, in the Seligman area. ...
Making a difference downtown (04/14/11)
I appreciate the investments made by many of the business owners in the downtown area. In addition to the Whitley expansion project, there has been previous work completed by Ellis, Cupps and Cole, Security Abstract, Towneley Furnishings, Neill's Home Store, Barry County Abstract and Title and Gussied Up Boutique. ...