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Stories from Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Heat and humidity return to county (06/08/11)
Emergency management director urges residents to drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks
Fashion show raises $1,900 for school backpack programs (06/08/11)
The inaugural Angels Anonymous Fashion Show raised around $1,900 for backpack programs offered through the Cassville, Purdy and Exeter school districts. The show was held at Dee McGruder's Cassville home last Wednesday. "Angels Anonymous gets together twice a month for different things," said Laura Reavis, Angels Anonymous member. "We used to do a big project each year. This year, we decided to do something to give back again."...
Officers help with search efforts (06/08/11)
Various law enforcement agencies were among the first to arrive in Joplin following the devastating May 22 tornado. Officers assisted with search and rescue and enforcement efforts in the days following the fatal storm. Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly said that six officers and a handful of paramedics and emergency responders took part in securing the area on Sunday night...
Friday Squared to be held in Cassville (06/08/11)
Chamber event offers block party and outdoor movie
Young cancer survivor to begin kindergarten next year (06/08/11)
Jordan Craig, of Rocky Comfort, was aware there was something just not right about her daughter, Shawn, taking ill every three weeks. The single mother could count it like clockwork. "She'd be fine for three weeks and then she'd be sick for a week," Craig said. "Then there was a lump on the side of her neck. The doctor said it was a swollen lymph gland and told me not to worry."...
Alderman requests additional information on agenda items (06/08/11)
Alderman Terry Heinz asked for more information on three consent agenda items at the Cassville City Council's regularly scheduled meeting on June 6. Heinz requested an explanation for a $694.17 expenditure that was paid to Barnes Trucking and a $528.05 expenditure paid to Recreonics, Inc...
Sonic Drive-In getting a facelift (06/08/11)
Top realtor (06/08/11)
SCORE chairman to speak at Cassville Chamber luncheon (06/08/11)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its second quarterly luncheon of 2011 at the Barry County Museum, located on Highway 112 south of Cassville, on Tuesday, June 14. The event is scheduled to begin at noon. Bill McNeill, chairman of the Springfield Chapter of SCORE, will serve as the guest speaker for the luncheon. He will discuss some of the advantages that SCORE offers business communities...
Wheaton event to benefit Joplin tornado relief efforts (06/08/11)
The Wheaton Masonic Lodge and the Wheaton Fire Department will host a barbecue cook-off contest in the Wheaton City Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. "Several members of the Wheaton Masonic Lodge have been volunteering in Joplin," said Mike Cook, Masonic Lodge member. "We thought we should try to raise money to help the people up there."...
Carthage man killed, several injured in northern Barry County crash (06/08/11)
A Carthage man is dead following a three-vehicle wreck on Highway 97 three miles south of Pierce City. The wreck occurred at 5:30 p.m. on Friday when a northbound 2004 Honda, driven by Jacquelyn A. Little, 21, of Carthage, crossed the center line and sideswiped a 1999 Dodge, driven by Kimberly C. Hickerson, 26, of Aurora. The Little vehicle continued to skid into oncoming traffic and hit a 2006 Dodge minivan, driven by Lois K. Osborne, 50, of Springfield...
Inspired by a turtle (06/08/11)
Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to meet Sylvia Halpern who is traveling across the United States on a trike. Sylvia began biking in her 40s after she underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. She started small, taking 15-mile bike trips back and forth to her job, but dreamed of biking across vast landscapes and traveling through foreign countries. ...
Cities to work with E-911 to update mapping information (06/08/11)
Over the next few months, Barry County E-911 will be working with several local cities to update its county-wide maps. "When 911 comes in, they hire a mapping company or choose to do their own addressing standards for the county," said Mike Phillips, E-911 director. "This does not include city limits. The cities are responsible for their own addresses, so most of them choose to use what is already in place."...
Young writer (06/08/11)
Campers enjoy BACA presentation (06/08/11)
Cyclist makes stop in Cassville (06/08/11)
Rotary hosts annual decorating contest (06/08/11)
Businesses must be decorated by June 8
Seligman Chamber of Commerce to hold swap meet and car show (06/08/11)
The Seligman Chamber of Commerce will hold a swap meet and car show at Ruby's Event Park, located on Highway 37 in Seligman, this weekend. The swap meet will take place on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, and the car show will be held on Saturday...
Garden Sass Market report (06/08/11)
This month, the Garden Sass Farmers' Market in Cassville is offering cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, lettuce, radishes, raspberries and blueberries. Some strawberries and garden plants will also still be available. "As the weather is finally warming up, our gardens are really taking off," said John Potter, Garden Sass Farmers' Market president. "We expect to see more vendors selling their garden favorites."...
SW R-5 District receives grant (06/08/11)
The Southwest R-5 School District has received a $10,000 grant from the Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase and install SMARTboards in four middle school classrooms. The grant will fund a project designed to increase the availability of innovative teaching mechanisms and improve the quality of education received by Southwest School District students...
Fire district tax increase approved (06/08/11)
On Tuesday, Shell Knob voters narrowly approved a 10-cent tax levy increase for the Central Crossing Fire Protection District (CCFPD). Barry County voters cast 138 "yes" votes and 129 "no" votes. In Stone County, the issue received 49 "yes" votes and 46 "no" votes...
Grin Iron Classic huge success (06/08/11)
With two Monett Cubs, five Cassville Wildcats and a Pierce City Eagle represented on the West squad, there was plenty of local flavor at the 10th Annual Sertoma Grin Iron Classic football game at Parkview's JFK Stadium on Friday. Those eight each contributed greatly for Sertoma West win...
Golf camp attended by 35 kids (06/08/11)
Democrat Photo A total of 35 Cassville students participated in the 2010 Cassville Junior Golf Camp, which was held at the Cassville Golf Course last week. Each participant received a T-shirt sponsored by Remax Flat Creek Realty and John Chappell. Youngsters who participated in the camp are pictured above. ...
Y Not Tri Triathlon to be held July 9 (06/08/11)
The Cassville YMCA will host its fifth annual Y Not Tri Triathlon at the Cassville Aquatic Center at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 9. The event will include a 400-yard swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a three-mile run. Athletes who pre-register for the event can participate for $35 per individual or $65 per team. Entry fees increase by $5 on the day of the event...
County Calendar (06/08/11)
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...
MARGARET ELAINE ARNOLD (06/08/11)
Margaret Elaine Arnold, 77, of Golden, passed away Monday, June 6, 2011, in her home. Graveside services will be held at 12 noon Saturday at Viney Creek Cemetery, Golden, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Doyle Russell will conduct the services...
ED CODY, JR. (06/08/11)
Edmond Joseph "Ed" Cody, Jr., 82, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He grew up and received his education in Chicago, graduating from Fenwick High School and received his bachelor's degree from Trinity College in Chicago. ...
BILL HOUSTON (06/08/11)
Billy "Bill" A. Houston, 77, of Cassville, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, in his home. He was born June 27, 1933, in Washburn, the son of Arthur Algard "Tuffy" and Wanda Adeen (Harris) Houston. On July 14, 1956, he was united in marriage to Ethel Louise Carnes, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Betty Appelhans; and a brother-in-law, Gene Appelhans...
BETTY SNIDER (06/08/11)
Edith Elizabeth "Betty" Snider, 90, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born March 15, 1921, in Peapack, N.J., the daughter of Frank and Edith (Anderson) Seely. On Aug. 9, 1946, she was united in marriage to Chester B. Snider, who preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1991. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Norma Simpson and Doris Ray and two brothers, Frank and David Seely...
CALVIN BOYD (06/08/11)
Calvin Leon Boyd, 58, of Cassville, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, in the V.A. Medical Center, Fayetteville, Ark. He was born Oct. 3, 1952, in Wichita, Kan., the son of Melvin and Minnie (Gashe) Boyd. On Nov. 24, 1972, in Wheaton, he was united in marriage to Leatha Currens, who survives...
DOUGLAS WILLIAMS (06/08/11)
Douglas Williams, 52, of Purdy, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield from injuries sustained in the Joplin tornado. He was born on Oct. 28, 1958, son of Dozier and Mattie (Ross) Williams in Nacogdoches, Texas. He moved to Purdy in 2005. He was united in marriage to Leah Nance on Feb. 13, 2007, in Cassville...
PEARL "POTTS" CLINE (06/08/11)
Pearl "Potts" Cline, 89, of Tulsa, Okla., passed away on May 19, 2011. She was born Feb. 23, 1922, daughter of William "Barlow" and Nancy Beal Potts in Ash Township, in Barry County. She had three brothers, Jack, Vernon and Billy Jim, who all preceded her in death. ...
Bess Carter Windes, Peggy Jane Windes and Russel Rayl Windes, Jr. (06/08/11)
Bess Carter Windes and her two children, Peggy Jane Windes and Russel R. Windes, Jr. P.H.D., will be laid to rest in a graveside celebration at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
JACKIE "PETEY" MOSS (06/08/11)
Jackie "Petey" Moss, 56, of Rocky Comfort, passed away on June 3, 2011, at his home. He was born on Sept. 8, 1954, in Joplin, son of Floyd Moss and Thelma (Lewis) Cook. He was united in marriage to Rose Denny on June 8, 1979, in Southwest City. He was retired from Justin Boot in Cassville...