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Stories from Thursday, April 28, 2011

Flash flooding warrants evacuations (04/28/11)
The steady rainstorms that pounded Barry County this weekend brought wide-spread flash flooding Monday morning. Rising waters caused evacuations in Cassville. "Our first and foremost concern was public safety," said Steve Walensky, Cassville public works director. "A key ingredient of our efforts was observing the local waterways and the seven valleys leading into Cassville...
Roaring River floods park (04/28/11)
Rising water causes widespread damage to campgrounds, fishing areas
CHS program receives grant (04/28/11)
A character education program at Cassville High School will benefit from a $1,500 grant that was awarded through the Rural Schools Partnership. The Student Conservation grant will be used by the CHS students who will participate in and document stream cleanup efforts...
Purdy High School recycling program leads the nation (04/28/11)
Purdy High School has gained national recognition among the top paper manufacturers in the United States for their recycling program, which has, in the last five and a half years, processed over 360,000 pounds of material. Don Hughes, general manager of Smurfit-Stone Recycling Division, a St. Louis-based company, was on hand at Utopian Bean in Purdy to present the award and a $2,000 check to members of the Purdy Spanish Club, the program's founding organization...
Habitat to hold fundraiser (04/28/11)
Event to benefit building projects
Shell Knob voters to decide tax increase (04/28/11)
On June 7, Shell Knob voters will have the opportunity to decide a 10-cent tax levy increase for the Centeral Crossing Fire Protection District (CCFPD). The increase in revenue will be used to purchase equipment and fund emergency personnel training...
Local doctor receives appreciation award (04/28/11)
Dr. Jaime Zengotita, St. John's Hospital-Cassville chief of staff, received a Mercy Appreciation Award at the St. John's Mercy Service Appreciation Awards Banquet on April 7. Zengotita was nominated for the honor by Linda Cooper, St. John's Hospital-Cassville quality resources...
Crowder College increases tuition rates (04/28/11)
Change comes in response to governor's recommendation
Seligman Council honors late alderman (04/28/11)
Aldermen at Seligman City Council observed a moment of silence for the late James L. Bottorff during their April 11 meeting, honoring the man who had served on the city council for a number of years until his death on March 26. Bottorff had also served as the emergency management representative to the council...
Cassville man injured in crash (04/28/11)
A Cassville man was injured in a single-vehicle wreck that occurred at 7:30 a.m. on Monday on Highway 248 four miles east of Cassville. Dale K. Newby, 57, received minor injuries when the 1998 Mercury Mountaineer he was driving slid off the roadway and struck a fence. Newby was transported by private vehicle to St. John's Hospital-Cassville. Newby was wearing a seat belt...
May We Help campaign scheduled (04/28/11)
The City of Cassville is hosting the second annual "May We Help?" cleanup campaign, beginning on May 9. The effort is aimed at assisting Cassville residents in sprucing up their properties after an intense winter and spring. City workers will help residents for two weeks in picking up yard and household waste at the curb. Senior citizens and physically challenged residents can contact City Hall at 847-4441, ext. 10, for assistance in moving waste to the curb...
Friday Squared returns to downtown square in May (04/28/11)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will host its first Friday Squared event of 2011 on Friday, May 13. The block party will begin at 7 p.m., and an outdoor movie will be shown at dusk. "The chamber is very excited to host Friday Squared again," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. "We are thrilled we can offer this fun family event three times this year rather than twice like we did last year...
SKS earns Distinction in Performance award (04/28/11)
Exeter SB discusses funding issues (04/28/11)
On April 13, Exeter Superintendent Dr. Ernest Raney updated the R-6 Board on state and federal funding concerns. "On Monday, there was still no move to approve the jobs bill, which would provide flat funding for schools next year," said Raney. "On Tuesday, we received some good news. It looks like the Senate will approve the jobs bill, which will mean $85,000 for our school district next year...
Event to benefit Mary Wilson (04/28/11)
An event scheduled to be held at the American Legion Grounds in Cassville this weekend will benefit Mary Wilson, daughter of Junior and Nora Wilson. Mary has been diagnosed with stage four, grade three pima sarcoma cancer. Tic Toc Karaoke will offer music beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Point South, the Realife Worship Center band and Ryan Preddy and friends are also scheduled to perform...
Easter fun (04/28/11)
BCHD Board reviews employee mileage rates (04/28/11)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees reviewed mileage rates at its regularly scheduled meeting on April 21. Roger Brock, health department administrator, presented the board with mileage information submitted by the environmental public health specialists...
Summer Odyssey to begin May 31 (04/28/11)
Program to offer field trips, pool days and other fun activities
Big 8 not likely to expand soon (04/28/11)
McDonald County and Nevada will not be joining the Big 8 Conference. Not yet anyway. After an ad hoc committee from the Missouri State High School Athletic Association met with representatives of the Big 8 last week, the MSHSAA committee decided not to favor either side in the proceedings...
Calling all golfers (04/28/11)
A two-person scramble golf tournament to benefit Cassville High School Class of 2011's Project Graduation celebration will be held this Saturday, April 30 at the Cassville Golf Course. According to tournament organizers, registration will continue through the day of the tournament. Tee-off times will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon...
Wildcats fall 6-2 to Mustangs (04/28/11)
After taking back-to-back wins over Lamar and Carl Junction, the Cassville Wildcats skidded through two losses. The 'Cats followed up the "one that got away" at Hammons Field against Monett with a "couldn't set the hook" 6-2 loss to McDonald County on Monday, April 18...
Tourney to honor life of Crystal Patrick (04/28/11)
A Relay for Life basketball tournament is being planned in honor of Crystal Patrick. The tournament will take place on May 7 at the Cassville School. Times will be determined by the number of teams that sign up to play. Organizer Desiree Corn said she is accepting teams of all ages and there will be coed and girls divisions offered...
Baseball Trojans are shutout by Wheaton (04/28/11)
The Wheaton Bulldogs blanked the visiting Southwest Trojans on the diamond, 3-0, on Thursday, April 21. Jakob Beck started and earned the victory for Wheaton, striking out seven. Southwest's Tyler Ferguson took the loss in an eight-strikeout performance...
Trojans down Exeter Tigers in Ozark 7 game (04/28/11)
The Southwest Trojans took a 9-5 decision at Exeter on Tuesday, April 19. Jake Shrum earned the win for Southwest over Exeter's Tyler White, although the 9-5 contest was anything but a pitchers' duel. Southwest took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Jordan Savage knocked in both Austin Rettmann and Tyler Ferguson with a two-RBI single...
County Calendar (04/28/11)
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...
RETHA JEAN BRATTIN (04/28/11)
Retha Jean Brattin, 74, of the Ridgley and Wheaton area, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011, in Benchmark Healthcare of Monett, in Monett. She was born Jan. 22, 1937, in Exeter, the daughter of Charlie and Christine (Ellis) Mattingley. She was united in marriage to Pete Brattin, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents...
CARL COOPER, JR. (04/28/11)
Carl Alester Cooper, Jr., 81, of Cassville, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011, in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Lockwood. Services were held today (Wednesday) in Greenfield Funeral Chapel at Greenfield with Pastor Tom anderson officiating. Burial followed at Antioch Cemetery in Everton...
SEAN MICHAEL COLLINS (04/28/11)
Sean Michael Collins, 39, of Golden, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in his home. He was born June 14, 1971, in Carthage, the son of Michael C. and Johnna J. (Hodson) Collins. On March 5, 2009, in Eureka Springs, Ark., he was united in marriage to Denise Haddock, who survives...
PAULINE PATTERSON (04/28/11)
Pauline Ellen Patterson, 88, of Cassville, formerly of Wheaton, passed away Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. She was born, along with her twin brother, Paul, on Sept. 24, 1922, to Roy Lee and Martha (Bixler) Embrey, of rural Stark City. She received her elementary education at Independence, a country school southwest of Fairview. ...
RAYMOND KAPING (04/28/11)
Raymond G. Kaping Sr., 84, of Shell Knob, passed away at Mount Vernon Veterans Home on April 8, 2011. He was born on April 24, 1927, in Waukegan, Ill. son of Rudolph and Florence (Essentrot) Kaping. He served in the Army in Japan from 1946 to 49, Korea in 1951 and Vietnam from 1969 to 70. ...
CHARLES STONE (04/28/11)
Charles L. Stone, 91, of Seneca, formerly of Wheaton, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in Joplin Health Care Center, Joplin. Preceding him in death were one son, Edward Lee Stone; his parents, Charles A. and Anna Stone; and one brother, Kenneth Stone...
JESSALYN ELIZABETH MCNEILL (04/28/11)
Jessalyn Elizabeth McNeill, 85, of Cassville, died Sunday, April 24, 2011, in the home of Gary and Dianne McNeill, Bartlesville, Okla. Mrs. McNeill is a member of the United Methodist Church, Cassville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas K. McNeill; her parents Jesse Samuel Marshall and Effie Emeline Smith Marshall, Purdy; her father in-law and mother in-law, John B. and Rilda V. McNeill, Purdy; niece, Sue Ann Doennig, Republic; and nephew, Jeffrey Samuel Marshall, Purdy...
Rapid response (04/28/11)
Monday's flooding in Cassville produced a rapid and well organized response from local emergency personnel. We were impressed with how quickly emergency workers were able to meet the needs of area residents whose homes, businesses and vehicles were threatened by rising water. Our police, sheriff's department, ambulance crews and city workers made sure the citizens of Cassville were safe and that people's property was as protected as possible...
Citizens should voice opinions (04/28/11)
Dear Editor: My name is Rachel Corn. I have lived in Seligman my entire life. My family has been here for generations, and I am the late Duane Corn's niece. Lately, it has been widely debated whether or not our current police department is being effectively and properly implemented. ...