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Stories from Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cassville High School names top graduates (05/18/11)
Event draws over 1,200 kids (05/18/11)
Young anglers brave cold to attend spring Kids Fishing Day
TIF suit legal costs exceed $640,000 (05/18/11)
Legal battles can get expensive, and the lawsuit over Monett's Tax Increment Financing (TIF) program is no exception. To date, the court case has cost the parties involved a grand total of $641,420.73. Barry and Lawrence counties and the Barry County Emergency Services Board each filed suit against the City of Monett in July of 2009, claiming its TIFs were established inappropriately and are therefore invalid...
Coop announces essay contest winners (05/18/11)
Exeter, Cassville high school students to participate in travel programs
Alderman questions membership expenditure (05/18/11)
Alderman Jeff Parsons questioned a membership expenditure listed in the City of Cassville's monthly check detail register during the Cassville City Council's regularly scheduled meeting on May 16. Parsons questioned a $369 expenditure, which covers Cassville Rotary Club membership dues for Mayor Tracy Holle, City Administrator Eugene Dilbeck and Economic Development Director Lynette Dilbeck...
CW re-enactment planned locally (05/18/11)
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a special re-enactment event will be held at the Barry County Courthouse in Cassville on Oct. 29. The event will offer a dramatic interpretation of a legislative session held at the local courthouse in 1861. The session was overseen by Claiborne Fox Jackson, who served as Missouri's 15th governor and the state's governor-in-exile when a portion of the Missouri General Assembly passed an ordinance of secession on Oct. 28, 1861...
Supplemental bill will not increase funding for schools (05/18/11)
Superintendent expects funding levels to drop to 94 percent next year
Long to be honored (05/18/11)
Wanda Long, of St. John's Hospital-Cassville, will be honored for her dedicated service and support of Cassville area patients by the Access Family Care Board of Directors. The presentation is scheduled to take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 at the Crowder College Cassville Campus, located at 4020 North Main St...
DARE graduation significant for area students (05/18/11)
On May 13, students from Southwest and Purdy middle schools traveled to Wheaton to participate in the annual Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) graduation. The event held special significance for all of the students who participated in the spring ceremony...
SWLT to present children's classic (05/18/11)
RRSP to host annual open house event (05/18/11)
Roaring River State Park will host an open house at the Emory Melton Inn and Conference Center River View Room at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. "This is a good opportunity for the park staff, as well as the Missouri Department of Conservation and our concessionaire, MO Parks, Inc., to share with the public anything new they are working on or to talk about any changes that have been made in the last year," said Dusty Reid, park superintendent. ...
Christmas lighting specialists to visit Cassville next week (05/18/11)
Cassville businesses interested in Christmas lighting repairs, services or additions will have the opportunity to meet with Hoot Mann, of Manneco Inc., on Tuesday, May 24. Manneco Inc., which specializes in Christmas lighting and displays, is the primary service provider for holiday lighting installed around the square in Cassville, on the Barry County Courthouse and at other local businesses...
Cassville SB approves 2011 summer school application (05/18/11)
The Cassville R-4 School Board approved the 2011 summer school application at its regularly scheduled meeting on April 14. The district will offer a full summer school program for all grade levels. The summer session will be held from Wednesday, June 1 to Friday, June 24. Students will attend the program from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m...
Wheaton R-3 School District names new high school principal (05/18/11)
Wheaton High School students and patrons will see a new face as Michael Evans, of Seneca, takes the reins of high school principal beginning in July. Evans has most recently served as counselor for Seneca High School from 2008 to 2011, as well as the district's testing coordinator, advisory coordinator and freshman transition coordinator. He has worked within the district to reduce the drop-out rate and has conducted a number of professional development activities...
No salary increase at Wheaton SD (05/18/11)
On April 19, the Wheaton R-3 School Board approved the 2011-12 school year certified salary schedules with no increase to the base salary. The board also approved the same salaries for 2011 summer school session as were offered during the 2010 summer school session...
Area residents injured in crashes (05/18/11)
A single-vehicle crash on Farm Road 2260 one mile north of Golden left an area man with minor injuries. The crash occurred at 5 p.m. on Saturday when the driver of a 1990 Toyota 4- Runner, James A. Farris, 42, of Golden, traveled off the left side of the highway and overturned. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Farris was suffering a medical condition when the crash occurred...
Annual heifer sale raises over $10,000 (05/18/11)
The Barry County Scholarship Committee raised $10,450 at its second annual heifer auction, which was held at the Cassville High School FFA Show Barn on May 14. The funds allowed the committee to award seven scholarships to area students. The following students received $1,000 scholarships this year: Duell Westpheling and Douglas Cope, from Cassville High School; Darren Medley, Sarah DeShazer and Krystyn Harris, from Wheaton High School; and Jamie Gundel and Jessica Pendergraft, from Southwest High School.. ...
Cassville SD offers archery education (05/18/11)
Thanks to a Missouri National Archery in Schools Program (MoNASP) grant, Cassville Intermediate School fourth and fifth grade students have the opportunity to learn archery skills in their physical education classes this year. "Many of our students are hunters or have family members who hunt or just shoot recreationally," said Coach Treslyn Pollreisz, who is overseeing the archery education unit. ...
Perseverance pays off for Patton (05/18/11)
"Pardon me while I stand up and applaud" -- Jack Buck, Hall of Fame announcer for the St. Louis Cardinals The road to the state track meet in all classes is littered with junior and senior girls who peaked early in their careers as high school distance runners. ...
Cassville runners head to sectionals (05/18/11)
The Bolivar boys won the Class 3 District 6 Track and Field Championships at Carl Junction on Saturday, rolling up a total of 113.5 points. Cassville was sixth with 54. Cassville boys results The Wildcats had some outstanding performances on Saturday afternoon...
Wildcats fall in district semis to MV (05/18/11)
For the third consecutive year, the Cassville Wildcats fell in the semi-finals of the district baseball playoffs. On Monday at Monett, the second-seeded Wildcats were tripped up 10-8 by third-seeded Mt. Vernon. "It's not the ending we envisioned," said Cassville Coach Kyle Woods. "I thought we gained momentum throughout the game. We just couldn't get on top."...
Galvan qualifies for state in four events (05/18/11)
Wheaton's Bubba Galvan won another handful of gold medals while qualifying to the MSHSAA Class 1 state track and field championships in four events. At the Class 1 sectional at Midway High School on Saturday, Galvan repeated his feat from the Class 1 district meet, where he captured first place in the long jump, triple jump and both hurdle events...
Purdy Eagles advance to district finals (05/18/11)
The Purdy Eagles baseball team advanced to the finals of the Class 2, District 12 championship game with a 5-3 win over Miller on Monday night. "It was a great game," said Purdy Coach Joshua Hughes. "We played well on defense and took advantage of Miller's mistakes."...
Class 1, Class 2 baseball roundup (05/18/11)
The Southwest Trojans saw their baseball season end at the Class 2 District 12 tournament at Ash Grove on Saturday. The Trojans gave up a run in the bottom of the seventh inning and lost to the host Pirates, 2-1. Southwest's leadoff batter Ty Hackett walked to start the game and later scored on a double by Tyler Ferguson. Ash Grove tied the game in the third inning when their right fielder Wood drew a one-out walk and then scored...
Seniors carry Purdy to final home win (05/18/11)
Trailing 3-2 and not wanting to lose his last game at Purdy, Landon Terry knew he was in a position to make his wish come true. Terry, on a 2-1 count, drove the ball to deep right field to score two go-ahead runs in the Eagles' 4-3 victory over Crane last week...
Roller qualifies for state (05/18/11)
The Purdy Eagles golf team took fourth place at the sectional golf tournament at Schifferdecker Golf Course in Joplin on May 7. Sacred Heart High School won the event, shooting a 313. Tipton High School was second with 330, and Drexel High School tallied a 331 for third place...
County Calendar (05/18/11)
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...
ALBERNA ASSING (05/18/11)
Alberna, Assing, 96, of Webster City, Iowa, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Southfield Wellness Community. Funeral services were held May 7 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. David Simonson officiating. Burial was at Graceland Cemetery...
DOYLE ANGEL (05/18/11)
Doyle Dan Angel, 79, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in his home. He was born April 25, 1932, in Scott County, Ark., the son of Ed and Edna (Blalock) Angel. On June 7, 1958, in Independence he was united in marriage to Elsie Etta Barnett, who preceded him in death on Dec. 28, 2005. Also preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Joe Angel...
ROSETTA KEEN (05/18/11)
Rosetta Fern Keen, age 72, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, Missouri. She was born March 30, 1939, in Reeds Spring, Missouri, the daughter of Roy and Jessie (Dotson) Reser. On June 17, 1960, she was united in marriage to Gary Meador Keen, who preceded her in death on August 4, 2005. Also preceding her in death were her parents, two sons, Gary Lance Keen in 1971 and Gregory Worth Keen in 1988...
DEBBIE NOBLES (05/18/11)
Debbra "Debbie" Lagene Nobles, 53, of Washburn, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2011, at her home. She was born on May 9, 1958, to Carl and Verlea (Nicodemus) Thomas in Hugoton, Kan. In 1960, the family moved to the Cross Hollows community, where she lived and attended Cassville School for 12 years, graduating in 1976...
JANET JAMES (05/18/11)
Janet Lee "Jan" James, 55, of Robeline, La., passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in Christus Highland Health Center, Shreveport, La. She was born Feb. 10, 1956, in Lawton, Okla., the daughter of Albert and Patricia "Pattie" (Salyer) Savory. On Jan. 3, 1987, she was united in marriage to John James, who survives...
HOMER WESLEY DUTTON (05/18/11)
Homer Wesley Dutton, 98, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, May 13, 2011, in St. John's Hospital, Berryville, Ark. He was born Oct. 4, 1912, in Fayetteville, Ark., the son of John Wesley and Bertha (Cawthon) Dutton. On March 31, 1981, in Kansas City, he was united in marriage to Norma Deanne Wilburn, who survives...
GAYLORD HADLOW (05/18/11)
Gaylord Alton Hadlow, 84, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011, in his home. He was born June 11, 1926, in Shell Knob the son of Thomas and Mary (Wilson) Hadlow. On Oct. 15, 1949, he was united in marriage to Blanche Ray, who survives. Additional survivors include: two sons, Billy Hadlow and his wife, Susan, and David Hadlow and his wife, Jennifer, all of Shell Knob; one daughter, Beverly McCaulla and her husband, Ken, of Shell Knob; one brother, Donnie Hadlow, of Aurora; one sister, Faylena Wilson, of Shell Knob; eight grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.. ...
Barry Electric: investing in our youth (05/18/11)
On Thursday evening, Barry Electric Cooperative recognized four local students who will have the opportunity to attend Missouri CYCLE in Jefferson City or Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., this summer. In addition to congratulating the selected students, I would like to commend the local cooperative for providing this opportunity for area youth...