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Stories from Thursday, April 21, 2011

Teens brave cold to offer service (04/21/11)
Over two dozen local students participated in Cassville Community 2000's fourth annual Global Youth Service Day on April 16. This year's event was spearheaded by the Cassville High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). "Starting the day with 38 degree weather and strong winds, the 30 students and seven adults that showed up did a wonderful job," said Elaine Boles, CHS SADD advisor. "Every task that needed to be done was accomplished, and we had a fun time...
Over 200 attend kids fair (04/21/11)
The fourth annual Cassville YMCA Healthy Kids Day Fair and Fun Run took place on Saturday with approximately 225 people attending. According to Dove Haney, Cassville YMCA facility manager, all the bounce houses were moved inside the facility due to inclement weather, however, that did not stop the fun...
Join the fight against prescription drug abuse (04/21/11)
On Saturday, April 30, area residents will have the opportunity to join the fight against prescription drug abuse by participating in a locally sponsored "Take Back" event. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 30, Barry County residents can drop off bottles of their unused and outdated prescriptions at the Cassville Police Department and the Walmart Supercenter in Monett's west entrance...
SW COED to host take back event (04/21/11)
The Southwest Coalition of Excellent Decision Makers (SW COED) will host a prescription medication take back event at the Washburn City Hall, located at 321 Main St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. "This is an opportunity for individuals to safely dispose of medications that are no longer being used in order to protect our youth from teen prescription drug abuse and to protect our ground water supplies," said Kati Rose, SW COED member. ...
Collings' murder trial set to begin (04/21/11)
After a lengthy postponement and last minute delays, it appears the murder trial of Christopher Collings will begin this morning (Wednesday) in the Phelps County Courthouse in Rolla. Collings, a 35-year-old man from Wheaton, will be tried for first degree murder, forcible rape and statutory sodomy for the Nov. 2, 2007, death of 9-year-old Rowan Ford...
City task forces reach objectives (04/21/11)
Although three of the City of Cassville's citizen task forces have completed their objectives, a pair of citizen committees will continue to gather information that will be used for future economic development. "The senior housing, tourism and downtown revitalization task forces have completed their work and been closed out," said Eugene Dilbeck, city administrator. ...
Aurora man injured in crash (04/21/11)
An Aurora man was seriously injured in a wreck that took place at 4:50 p.m. on Saturday on Highway TT seven miles west of Crane. The crash occurred when the driver of a 2005 Ford F350 pickup truck, Teaira D. Carr, 22, of Crane, drove off the roadway and overturned. A passenger in that vehicle, Ethan Strickrodt, 21, of Aurora, was ejected from the vehicle...
Cassville FBC to offer free summer camp (04/21/11)
All area kindergarten through sixth grade students are invited to participate in Summer Day Camp 2011, a free program hosted by First Baptist Church (FBC) of Cassville. "God gave us the vision for the day camp more than a year ago when we heard that the Cassville School District might not have summer school due to the cutbacks in funding," said Jeanna Jones, Summer Day Camp director. "We felt a burden to help meet local families' need for childcare...
Seniors selected as Little Joe Scholarship recipients (04/21/11)
The Little Joe Transplant Fund Board of Trustees has released the names of its 2011 scholarship recipients. This year, 12 students were chosen for the scholarship. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship, which will give them $500 for each of their first two semesters in college. The funds will be paid directly to the education institution that the student selects...
Council receives update on sales tax (04/21/11)
On April 18, the Cassville City Council received an update on sales tax revenue from Darelyn Cooper, city finance officer. The city's current sales tax revenue is down nearly 3 percent when compared to last year's totals. In January, sales tax was down less than 1 percent. In February, that number decreased further to negative 1.2 percent. Sales tax took a huge hit last month when sales tax revenue fell over 19 percent below the amount of funding the city received in March of 2010...
Register to vote in special election (04/21/11)
Barry County residents interested in voting in the June 7 special election must register by Wednesay, May 11. Voters will decide a tax levy increase for the Central Crossing Fire Protection District. Residents can register to vote at the Barry County Clerk's office. New addresses and name changes should also be reported at the clerk's office...
Treking the Trail of Tears (04/21/11)
Ron Cooper, who is walking across Missouri in his personal trek over the Trail of Tears, stopped in Monett last week to share details of his experience. Cooper, an Arizona native and descendant of the Comanche nation, was welcomed by Ted Roller, a longtime Trail of Tears historian who organized the gathering at Happy House restaurant...
CHS hosts 53rd annual NHS induction (04/21/11)
The Cassville High School National Honor Society (NHS) Clara Astra Chapter recognized 28 students during its 53rd annual induction ceremony on April 13. Kaylin Dilbeck, current CHS NHS president, presided over the ceremony, which was held in the high school gymnasium last Wednesday. After each new inductee was escorted into the gym, Tyler Skinner, vice president, presented a brief history of the organization, which was founded in 1921...
CHS students attend Speak Hard youth rally (04/21/11)
Cassville High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) members attended the seventh annual Speak Hard Conference in Jefferson City on March 30. "The guest speaker for this year's event was Patrick B Boy Pacman Perez, who teaches empowerment through break dance," said Elaine Boles, SADD advisor. "He was really good."...
Drug court team attends training conference (04/21/11)
Almost 40 county restaurants underwent inspections in March (04/21/11)
The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 37 food-service establishments during the month of March. Of that group, 26 establishments had critical violations, six had no critical or non-critical violations and five had only non-critical violations...
Swearing-in ceremony held (04/21/11)
The Barry County Commission held a "swearing-in" ceremony for newly elected road commissioners in the Barry County Courthouse in Cassville on April 14. Commissioners elected during the April 5 election included: Keith Hendrix, Ash; Tommy Ray, Butterfield; Rick Vanderpool, Capps Creek; Ron Schad, Corsicana; Andy McCullough, Crane Creek; John Marney, Exeter; Jim Cox, Flat Creek; Robert Slane, Greasy Creek; Dennis Swofford, Jenkins; David Brittenham, Kings Prairie; Robert G. ...
CHS Wildcats defeat Indians at home (04/21/11)
Cassville falls to Monett at Hammons Field
CHS basketball coach is named (04/21/11)
Cassville High School has hired Danny Powers as the new varsity boys basketball coach. Powers succeeds Trenton Dickinson, who coached the Wildcats for two seasons. Powers was an assistant at Carl Junction in 2010-11 after a two-year stint at Liberal, where he coached basketball and baseball...
Cassville tracksters finish third at EN (04/21/11)
The Cassville boys and girls placed third in the team standings at a weather-abbreviated track and field meet at East Newton on Thursday. Pierce City won both the boys and girls divisions, scoring 103 on the boys side and 103 points on the girls. Cassville scored 81 and 84 points, respectively...
Wildcats are third at Big 8 golf tourney (04/21/11)
Parker Stumpff and Evan White named to conference teams
First place honors (04/21/11)
'Cats earn win at Lamar (04/21/11)
The Cassville Wildcats jumped to a 7-0 lead in the first two innings and cruised to a 14-7 Big 8 Conference baseball at Lamar on Tuesday, April 12. Austin Deffenbaugh started and got the win with relief help from Evan Stubblefield and John Cavness. A Ricky Nichols single and an RBI from Cavness gave the 'Cats a 1-0 lead in the first inning. ...
Trojans defeat McAuley, 11-1 (04/21/11)
The Southwest Trojans got back on the winning track on Tuesday, April 12, taking an 11-1 home win over McAuley Catholic. Jake Shrum earned the win for Southwest, striking out four and scattering three hits in a rule-shortened, five-inning game. The Trojans collected seven hits and benefitted from six walks. ...
Purdy cages Houn' Dawgs with 5-3 win (04/21/11)
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...
SWMS spikers sweep Exeter in season finale (04/21/11)
Southwest defeated Exeter in the final game of the middle school volleyball season last week. The Lady Trojans eighth grade won 20-25, 25-22, 25-22 and the seventh graders won 25-18, 25-15. Jaime Shrum made 20 of 22 serves and added nine aces, while Shannon Mitchell had 14 attacks and a block to lead the eighth graders, who finished the season with a 9-3-2 record...
New leader named at Cox Monett Hospital (04/21/11)
Cox Monett Hospital has a new leader. Genice "Genny" Maroc has accepted the position of vice president and administrator of the local hospital. Her first day on the job will be Tuesday, May 31. Maroc joins the CoxHealth system after serving as chief executive officer at Marengo Memorial Hospital in Marengo, Iowa, since 2002. She has a master's degree in hospital administration from Des Moines University and a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) from Grandview University in Iowa...
County Calendar (04/21/11)
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...
RONNIE SWADLEY (04/21/11)
Ronnie Dean Swadley, 66, of Purdy, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was born March 20, 1945, in Verona, the son of Earl and Aquilla (Johnson) Swadley. On Oct. 15, 1966, he was united in marriage to Carol Knowles, and she survives...
LAYVON CLARK (04/21/11)
LayVon Clark, 71, of Seligman, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at St. John's Hospital -- Cassville. She was born Oct. 5, 1939, in Geary, Okla., the daughter of Earl and Melinda L. (Andrews) Slate, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one son, Larry Nickles...
VIRGINIA ALLENE MCNABB (04/21/11)
Virginia Allene "Memmie" McNabb, 88, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., formerly of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011, in her home. She was born July 24, 1922, in Washburn, the daughter of Allen and LouVena (Coble) Elgin. On Dec. 2, 1944, she was united in marriage to Paul McNabb, who preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 1997. Also preceding her in death were her parents...
BECKY AGNEW (04/21/11)
Rebecca Ann "Becky" Agnew, 52, of Urich, formerly of Wheaton, passed away Friday, April 15, 2011, in St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City. Preceding her in death were her maternal grandfather; paternal grandparents; one brother, Mike Elliott and one uncle, Ronnie Luney...
LEON KELLY (04/21/11)
Donald "Leon" Kelly, 68, of Monett, passed away on April 12, 2011. He was born Sept. 19, 1942, in Wheaton, the son of Pierce Kelly and Marylen (Forsyth) Kelly. He was united in marriage to Joyce Terry on Dec. 3, 1964. He was a truck driver. In January, he was inducted into the Drag Racing Hall of Fame...
GLEN ROBBINS (04/21/11)
Glen Robbins was born May 30, 1923, in Cassville, Mo., to Neil and Ida Mae Robbins, the sixth of eleven children. He was a part of The Greatest Generation. He was in the second wave of the D-Day invasion at Normandy Beach, fought at the Battle of the Bulge, and received a Purple Heart and four Bronze Stars. After returning home from service at age 21, he married Louise Kipps, of Stella, Mo., whom he first met when he was age 15 and she was 11...
Embracing digital media (04/21/11)
Over the last few years, the Cassville Democrat staff has attempted to create a website that will complement and even enhance what is offered through the weekly newspaper. In the coming months, we will double our efforts to reach a younger, more technology savvy generation through our Internet site. We want to make www.cassville-democrat.com more user friendly, more fun, more entertaining and more community oriented...