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Stories from Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Barry Countians lend a hand in Joplin (06/01/11)
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Changes announced for R-4 administrative team (06/01/11)
Cassville Superintendent Richard Asbill made a surprise announcement at the end of the Cassville Community Teachers Association (CCTA) reception, which was held in the Cassville High School commons area on May 25. "Cassville has the best teachers, community and friends to work with," said Asbill. "It is important for you to know that I don't like the status quo. I want us to be better than we were before, and I want the students to achieve higher than before...
SK voters to decide tax (06/01/11)
Next Tuesday, Shell Knob voters will decide a 10-cent tax levy increase for the Central Crossing Fire Protection District (CCFPD). If approved, the increase in revenue will be used to purchase equipment and fund training. "We have an extensive list of equipment, facility and overall improvements we would like to implement, but without an increase in revenue, CCFPD will be forced to discontinue pursuing the major improvements to the department," said Sandra Wilson, CCFPD director...
Memorial Day weekend was better than expected (06/01/11)
Memorial Day weekend turned out better than expected, according to area marina owners and officials at Roaring River State Park. "For us, with the high water and everything, it was not a normal Memorial Day weekend, but it was not terrible either," said Gene Stimble, Campbell Point Marina owner. "We expected very little if any business, but we had some business. We were pleasantly surprised."...
MoDOT unveils plan to save $512 million by eliminating 1,200 employees (06/01/11)
On Thursday, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Assistant District Engineer Dan Salisbury presented the Barry County Commission and several local community members with its plan to drastically cut spending over the next two years. The public presentation was made at the Barry County Courthouse in Cassville...
Park beautification (06/01/11)
Barry County E911 faces bankruptcy (06/01/11)
Faced with having to pay the City of Monett $600,000 while operating in a recession, the Barry County E-911 Board announced last week that it could declare bankruptcy if the board's current financial position does not change. Board President Jon Horner presided over a public meeting on May 24 that was attended by area fire chiefs, local members of the press and representatives from the City of Monett. ...
Monett's official response to Barry County E-911's public statement (06/01/11)
Representatives from the City of Monett attended the public informational meeting conducted by the Barry County Emergency Services Board on May 24. The city appreciates the 911 Board's willingness to begin a public dialogue relating to the financial issues confronting the board. ...
Seligman terminates city staff member (06/01/11)
The Seligman City Council terminated a city staff member at a special meeting on May 12. The aldermen voted to terminate the employment of Gene Losey, library director, effective May 13. The city will seek a volunteer to oversee operations at the library. A small stipend will be offered for the position...
Health Board receives clean audit report (06/01/11)
On May 19, the Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees received a clean audit report from Patti Weber, of The CPA Group, in Cassville. "You had more revenue than expenses, which wasn't the case last year," said Weber. "The improvements at the Monett facility ate into your fund balance last year."...
Wheaton School District food service member earns honors (06/01/11)
Lynn Spor, a member of the Wheaton R-3 School District food service team, earned second place honors in the Opaa Signature Recipe Contest on May 3. The final competition was held at Southern Boone County High School in Ashland. Food service professionals from 82 school districts participated in the contest, which challenged contestants to create a new recipe for Missouri school lunch programs that includes lean beef...
Local woman earns OTC Scholarship (06/01/11)
Varner has worked at the Exeter R-6 School District in a variety of positions and hopes to return to the district as a professional educator. "My goal is to bring a sense of caring and dedication to my students," Varner wrote in an essay application that helped her earn the scholarship. "Teaching in my hometown will allow me to work with kids I am already acquainted with."...
Cox Hospital-Cassville lab receives accreditation (06/01/11)
YMCA begins Summer Odyssey (06/01/11)
The Cassville YMCA kicked off the second season of its Summer Odyssey program on Tuesday. Program participants will enjoy a variety of summer activities from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the summer. "This is a great opportunity for kids to make memories," said Bob Crouthamel, Cassville YMCA sports and youth director. "We will do a lot of fun things throughout the day. We won't be sitting around, we will be active."...
Possum Holler Fiddlers to perform in concert (06/01/11)
The Possum Holler Fiddlers, a performing troupe of nine young musicians from Barry County and nearby communities, will be among four musical acts that will perform at 7 p.m. this Friday, June 3 at the Monett City Park Casino. Bowen's folksongs and stories are filled with good humor and warmth. The Michams, who performed in Silver Dollar City for many years as Ez n Dil, specialize in Irish music...
Fresh produce available at area farmers' markets (06/01/11)
It's that time of year when the green thumbs of gardening start harvesting early produce and offering good, wholesome fare to area residents through their local farmer's market. Garden Sass Farmer's Market in Cassville opened to the public on May 6. The market is located in the pavillion behind the old baseball fields at Seventh and Mineral Springs Road. Hours are from 7 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays...
2011 Relay to be held at FLC in Cassville (06/01/11)
The 2011 Relay For Life of South Barry County will be celebrated in a new location this July. Community members who attend the event will enjoy food, entertainment and games inside the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Cassville. "This year, the Relay is an indoor event," said Carol Craig, Relay For Life of South Barry County Committee co-chair, "so, we don't have to worry about the weather, the wind, the heat or the rain."...
Former ERGM fire chief dies (06/01/11)
Ron Creek, former Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano (ERGM) fire chief, passed away on May 25. Creek can be credited with promoting Barry County's 911 system and increasing fire district membership and services in the Eagle Rock area. "Ron was very well educated in fire service," said Bob Lombard, Wheaton fire chief and former Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board member. ...
CHS athletes compete at state track meet (06/01/11)
The MSHSAA Class 3 and 4 State Track & Field Championships went off without a hitch over the weekend in stark contrast to the weather delay that plagued the small school championships a week earlier. Samantha Levin, of Ladue High School, clearly provided the signature performance of the weekend. She set a new Class 4 girls state record in the 800 meter run of 2:08.55 in Friday's prelims, breaking the 1992 record of 2:09.78 set by Hazelwood Central's Ann Hefner...
Cassville American Legion baseball season cancelled (06/01/11)
"There will be no American Legion baseball in Cassville this summer," said Pete Landstad of Cassville's Irwin-Easley Post #118. With only 10 players attending the team's organizational meeting, the decision was made to cancel the summer schedule. John Cavness, Trey Rose, and Ben Makela, of Cassville, signed on to play with the independent team from Purdy. ...
Clever tops Purdy 2-0 in sectionals (06/01/11)
The Clever Bluejays defeated Purdy 2-0 in the Class 2 baseball sectionals on Tuesday in Clever. "Clever (16-11) is a good squad and a well-coached team," said Purdy Head Coach Joshua Hughes. "Our batters were kept off balance all day long, and we couldn't string together any hits."...
Students complete in Special Olympics (06/01/11)
Photo by Julie Dillow On April 15, Cassville students participated in the spring Special Olympics track and field events at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. Each participant had the opportunity to run, walk, throw a softball or do a running long jump or standing long jump. ...
Top six Hoops for Heart fundraisers named (06/01/11)
Democrat Photo Cassville Intermediate and Primary students recently participated in a Hoops for Hearts campaign to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA) to help in fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke. Pictured above are the six students who raised the most money. ...
Wanted: teams for fundraiser (06/01/11)
Tyson Foods is hosting the inaugural "Bat Out Cancer" youth baseball and softball tournament at Monett's North Park complex on Saturday, June 25. All proceeds from the event will benefit Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. Teams will be competing in the following boys and girls divisions: 8-and under coach's pitch softball; 8-and-under machine baseball; 10-and-under, 12-and-under, 14-and-under, 16-and-under and 18-and-under fastpitch softball; 10-and-under, 12-and-under, 14-and-under and 16-and-under baseball; and adult men's and co-ed slow pitch.. ...
New business offers full line of hunting products (06/01/11)
Joe and Brigitte Goade opened Bullets and Bows on 10th Street near Highway 37 in Cassville on May 9. The business offers a large variety of hunting clothing, equipment and accessories. "We had this business in Tennessee," said Joe. "When my father recently passed away, we decided to come back home."...
County Calendar (06/01/11)
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...
JAMES ELDER (06/01/11)
James L. Elder, 80, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at his home. He was born on May 8, 1931, in Theodosia, the son of William and Elda (Chaney) Elder. He was united in marriage to Linda Lee, who preceded him in death in 1986. Also preceding him in death were his parents...
CAROLANE JEAN COLLINS (06/01/11)
Carolane Jean Collins, 62, of Eagle Rock, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, in Joplin, Mo. She was born May 9, 1949, in Southwest City, Mo., to Otis and Mildred (Easter) Burton. She graduated from Jay High School in Jay, Okla. She married Thomas Collins in Joplin, Mo., on Dec. ...
BILL HOUSTON (06/01/11)
Bill A. Houston, 77, of Cassville, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, in his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Brother Steve Higgs will conduct the services. Burial will be at Horner Cemetery, Cassville...
GENE BERRY (06/01/11)
Delmar Eugene "Gene" Berry, 63, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, May 27, 2011, in his home. He was born Feb. 7, 1948, in Green Forest, Ark., the son of Delmar and Betty Louise (DeLong) Berry. On May 31, 2002, he was united in marriage to Sharlet (Hines) Sharp, who survives...
HOMER BURTON (06/01/11)
Homer M. Burton, 72, of Monett, passed away, Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Cox-Monett Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born on Dec. 1, 1938, in Monett, the son of the late Homer McGuire and Alcey A. (Parmalee) Burton. He owned and operated Burton and Sons Golf Cart Service in Monett for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monett, where he was a Sunday School teacher. He was a past member of the Monett Jaycees, and during his earlier years, he enjoyed riding bulls...
CHARLES WRITER (06/01/11)
Charles William Writer, 74, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, in the tornado in Joplin. Preceding him in death were his parents and a grandson. He received his education at Sparks and Victory rural schools and Cassville and Southwest High Schools. ...
RONALD CREEK (06/01/11)
Ronald Lee Creek, 74, of Eagle Rock passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in his home. He was born Oct. 23, 1936, in Webster City, Iowa, to John Henry and Zetta (Norton) Creek. He graduated from high school in 1955 in Eagle Grove, Iowa. In the mid 1960s, he began his career as a firefighter. ...
VEORA GOODE MCCLURE (06/01/11)
Tiny twins were born on February 19, 1918, in the small community of Bado, Missouri, in Texas County. The little boy survived for about an hour and the girl baby who was born second weighed less than two pounds and survived for 93 years. There was a very deep snow on that day and the home birth could not be registered until the next day. ...
CALVIN LEON BOYD (06/01/11)
Calvin Leon Boyd, 58, of Cassville, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, in the V.A. Medical Center, Fayetteville, Ark. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
JACK CLIFFORD ROULSTON-WILCOXEN (06/01/11)
Jack Clifford Roulston-Wilcoxen, 68, of Nevada, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2011, in Missouri Rehabilitation Center, Mt. Vernon. He was born Jan. 25, 1943, in El Dorado, Kan., the son of Mary (Hedrick) Roulston Etter, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: one son, Darin Roulston and his wife, Bonnie, of Highland Village, Texas; two daughters, Robin Smith and her husband, Randy, of Wichita, Kan., and Kimberly Schusler, also of Wichita, Kan.; a sister, Donna McJimsey and her husband, Mike, of Shell Knob; a brother, David Roulston and his wife, Loetta, of Wichita, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.. ...
EDMOND JOSEPH "ED" CODY, JR. (06/01/11)
Edmond Joseph "Ed" Cody, Jr., 82, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Holy Family Catholic Church, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Father David Miller will conduct the services. Burial with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Wichita, Kan...
EARNEST E. FLYNN (06/01/11)
Earnest E. Flynn, 85, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on May 11, 2011. He was born Oct. 17, 1925, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of John and Bernice Lynn, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: his wife of 53 years, Rose Joy (Catron) Flynn, who is a graduate of Cassville High School and the daughter of Charles and Lois Catron, of Cassville; two daughters, Robin Peterson White and her husband, K.D., and Gerri Cavalleo and her husband, Ken; one son, Gary Flynn and his wife, Vickie; one sister, Helen Dial; brother-in-law, Charles Leo Catron; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.. ...
Clean-up will be a marathon, not a sprint (06/01/11)
Joplin is located 60 miles from Cassville. It might be more than a stone's throw in reality, but not in our minds. Many of us have visited relatives and friends at St. John's Hospital in Joplin, and local students often choose to attend college at Missouri Southern. ...
Letters (06/01/11)
Dear Editor: Kristi Preddy and I have spent the past three days with the Missing Persons Unit in Joplin. Other counselors from Cassville, Exeter, Purdy, Marionville and Monett have been there also counseling, manning the phones and gathering information on the missing. I am so proud of our southwest area counselors. I cannot describe to you the enormity of the loss and devastation - there are just no words...