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Stories from Wednesday, June 15, 2011

County receives EEZ designation (06/15/11)
Tax abatements available to qualifying businesses
Rodeo returns to Bill Hailey Arena (06/15/11)
The Cassville Rotary Club's 74th annual rodeo will be held at the Bill Hailey Arena at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18. "This is one of the longest standing rodeos in the state of Missouri," said Stan Kelley, who is serving on this year's rodeo committee with Dennis Baker, Johnnie Cox, Les Chapman, Kurt Berndt and David Samuel. "We offer a great atmosphere in which to watch some of the top IPRA cowboys in the area complete. Those who attend will really enjoy it."...
CHS track closed for renovations (06/15/11)
The Cassville High School football stadium track will be closed for the next 45 days. Renovation work will be completed on the track during the summer break. The Cassville R-4 School Board approved a $245,353.85 bid for track renovations at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 12. The project will be overseen by Controlled Technology Solutions (CTS), of St. Louis...
Transportation commission approves MoDOT plan (06/15/11)
Last Wednesday, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission adopted a plan proposed by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), which will eliminate 1,200 jobs and save $512 million. "We held 115 community briefings on the bolder five-year direction throughout the state in the last month and thousands of Missourians voiced their opinions on our plan of action," said Grace Nichols, commission chair. ...
Chaney Foundation awards spring grants (06/15/11)
The Robert and Frances Chaney Family Foundation awarded funds to six organizations that serve Barry County residents during its spring grant awards this year. The foundation awards funds to non-profit organizations that benefit education, human services and programs for children, families and public safety personnel...
Exeter CC approves street repair project (06/15/11)
The Exeter City Council made plans to move forward with a street repair project at special open meeting held on May 23. The aldermen approved a $108,978.20 bid from Hutchens Construction for the street repair project. The bid includes costs for surface preparation, pothole patching and seal and coat surfacing...
Riddle passes (06/15/11)
OACAC prepares for annual fair (06/15/11)
The Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center is currently preparing for its 2011 School Readiness Fair, which will be held at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Center on Thursday, Aug. 4. Families can register for this year's fair at the Neighborhood Center, which is located on Highway 248 in Cassville. Registrations will be accepted through Friday, June 24...
Crash injures two drivers and four passengers (06/15/11)
A three-car wreck on Friday sent six people to area hospitals. The crash occurred at 6:45 p.m. on Highway 60 three miles east of Granby when the driver of a 2002 Ford Windstar, Pam L. Stearns, 34, of Granby, was stopped to make a left turn and was struck from behind by a 1997 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Matthew D. Tucker, 41, of Neosho. The Stearns vehicle travelled into the westbound lane and was struck head-on by a 2006 Dodge Charger, driven by Sharrie L. Hartman, 41, of Monett...
Raw vegetables not always healthier than cooked veggies (06/15/11)
Which is better for you: raw or cooked vegetables? The answer may surprise you, says Tammy Roberts, a University of Missouri Extension nutrition and health education specialist. "We've always heard that raw vegetables are healthier than cooked because cooking destroys nutrients," said Roberts. "In some cases that's not true."...
USDA introduces My Plate to better connect families to healthier meals (06/15/11)
New icon simplifies nutrition basics
Barry County E-911 director addresses Purdy City Council (06/15/11)
Mike Phillips of the Barry County E-911 Center was a guest at the June meeting of the Purdy City Council, explaining to aldermen some misconceptions concerning city mapping. "We do know when a call is coming in from Purdy or some other city," Phillips said. "All cities in Barry County are mapped."...
Seligman discusses law enforcement issues (06/15/11)
The Seligman City Council discussed several law enforcement issues at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 9. Randy Kalbaugh, Seligman police chief, presented the board with the April police report. He reported that there were only two dogs housed at the city pound. Both dogs were expected to be adopted...
Washburn adopts new codes (06/15/11)
The Washburn City Council adopted and enacted a new code of ordinances at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 16. In March, the council hosted a public hearing to gather input from the community on the proposed new city codes, which were reviewed and revised by the Washburn Civic Association, formerly known at the Washburn Concerned Citizens Committee...
Blood drive to benefit Joplin Schools (06/15/11)
On Monday, June 27, St. John's Hospital-Cassville will partner with Community Blood Centers of the Ozarks (CBCO) to host a blood drive that will benefit the Joplin Schools Tornado Relief Fund. The event is scheduled to be held at the hospital administrative offices conference room from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m...
Construction work continues (06/15/11)
New social services director joins Cassville Healthcare and Rehab (06/15/11)
Cassville Healthcare and Rehab welcomed a new social services director on June 1. Martha Henry has worked with area senior citizens for over a dozen years. "My goal is to be the best social services director I can be," said Henry. "I think I am someone the residents can talk to, and I hope I can provide a safe place for them to voice their thoughts."...
SK Chamber show and parade (06/15/11)
The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual Fire and Thunder Fireworks display on Table Rock Lake at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4. In the event of inclement weather, the show will be held on Tuesday, July 5. Fireworks are shot from a location one mile east of the Shell Knob Bridge. The show, which is free to the public, can be viewed by land or water...
T-shirt quilt (06/15/11)
Luncheon features SCORE (06/15/11)
Coop Cancer Kickers hold fundraisers (06/15/11)
Butterfield adds more projects to pending list (06/15/11)
On May 12, the Butterfield City Council heard that two projects have been added to the city's pending projects list. One project calls for the repair or replacement of trim at the city's storage building. The structure will also be painted. The second project calls for the repair of a bracket at lift station #2. The repair has been identified as a high priority need...
Wheaton discusses vandalism at city park (06/15/11)
The Wheaton City Council discussed recent vandalism to the city park bathrooms at its regularly scheduled meeting on April 5. Bob Lombard, city employee and Wheaton Fire chief, was asked to gather price quotes on security cameras. The council asked Lombard to inquire about placing a camera on the Security Bank building...
Cancer patients gain assistance from gift cards (06/15/11)
As gasoline prices continue to escalate, the American Cancer Society is happy to offer assistance to cancer patients by reducing travel costs to and from treatment. Eligible patients can apply for a $50 gasoline gift card. Gift cards are available to cancer patients traveling at least 30 miles one-way to access treatment...
Periodical cicada returns (06/15/11)
Last appearing in 1998, Brood XIX of periodical cicada will pupate into adulthood and make their way above ground this spring. Brood XIX is a 13-year cicada grouping that stretches from Missouri to Illinois and south into northern Louisiana then east to North Carolina...
Carr siblings receive special academic awards (06/15/11)
Amy Carr recently received an American Chemical Society Award and scholarship from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. The award recognizes chemistry and biochemistry majors for remarkable academic achievement. Amy will graduate from the University of Arkansas Honors College in 2012 with a double major in chemistry and Spanish. She plans to enroll in the University of Florida College oΩf Pharmacy...
Local students earn degrees (06/15/11)
Several local students graduated from College of the Ozarks on May 8. They include: Brandon McCullough, who graduated from Cassville High School in 2007; Yesenia Rodriguez-Serrano, who graduated from Purdy High School in 2006; and Debi Vining, who graduated from Southwest High School in 2007. ...
Victorian disease making a comeback (06/15/11)
Today, too many children trade sunshine for screen time
Forest service to keep caves closed until April 2016 (06/15/11)
Mark Twain National Forest will keep caves closed to the public through April of 2016. Geomyces destructans, the fungus responsible for White Nose Syndrome, has now been detected in Missouri. White Nose Syndrome has not yet been confirmed in the state...
Monett Regional Junior Livestock Show to be held Saturday (06/15/11)
The Monett Regional Junior Livestock Show will be held Saturday, June 18, at the Monett South Park, south of the soccer fields. Access is available from Waldensian Road to the east of the park. The event is open to all southwest Missouri youth. Registration information is available by contacting the Monett Chamber of Commerce at 417-235-7919. Participants can register the day of the event...
Lady Eagles receive championship rings (06/15/11)
Cassville Ladycat basketball camp (06/15/11)
Professional racing on a smaller scale (06/15/11)
Racing fans are known for their loyalty and love for the sport of racing. On any given weekend during the season, hundreds of thousands of fans fill stadiums to cheer on their favorite drivers. On Saturdays in Butterfield, race enthusiasts can see the next generation of race car drivers and fans becoming indoctrinated with the sport...
Area athletes invited to participate in Y Not Tri (06/15/11)
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 Y Not Tri is for everyone," said Bob Crouthamel, Cassville YMCA youth and sports director. "I am a tri-athlete and it is such a rewarding accomplishment. Just to say you finished a triathlon is cool...
Best kept floating secret is in the heart of Barry County (06/15/11)
"Floating the river" in southwest Missouri usually elicits visions of charging down the raging Buffalo River after a good rain in a whitewater kayak or professional-grade canoe. The Elk River at Pineville or even the Illinois on both the Arkansas and Oklahoma sides offer beautiful and challenging experiences. There are many other great floating venues available in the area as well. But one of the best kept floating secrets is right in the heart of Barry County...
Students earn fitness awards (06/15/11)
Cassville Primary and Intermediate School students participated in the Presidential Fitness Challenge test in March and April. The Presidential Fitness Challenge helps motivate children to have active lifestyles and is a great tool to help students set fitness goals...
CMS volleyball camp to be held (06/15/11)
Cassville Middle School seventh and eighth grade girls are invited to participate in a volleyball camp scheduled to be held in the middle school gym from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, June 20 through Thursday, June 23. All girls interested in playing middle school volleyball during the 2011-12 school year should bring kneepads and water to the camp...
Forever Yours Embroidery ribbon cutting (06/15/11)
County Calendar (06/15/11)
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...
JOSEPH GORSZCZYK (06/15/11)
Joseph Michael Gorszczyk, 76, of Aurora, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at his home. He was born on Sept. 26, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., son of George Gorszczyk and Rose (Urbanczyk) Gorszczyk. In April of 1957, he was drafted into the Army and served his country honorably for two years. On Sept. 26, 1959, he married Ilamae Barnoski in Chicago, Ill. In 1974, they moved to Cassville, where he went to work with Schreiber Foods in Monett. He retired after 20 years of service to the company...
RALPH PAUL (06/15/11)
Ralph Junior Paul, 76, of Cassville, passed from this life, Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Washburn, the son of Ralph Nelson and Cleo Nadine (Hendrix) Paul. On June 29, 1958, in Butterfield, he was united in marriage to Wanda Norwood, who survives...
ESTHER PERKINS (06/15/11)
Esther Margaret Perkins, 97, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born Aug. 12, 1913, in Barry County, the daughter of George and Sarah (Baughman) Hooten. On Feb. 24, 1945, in Bentonville, Ark., she was united in marriage to Oran Perkins, who preceded her in death. ...
ALVIN KELLIM (06/15/11)
Charles "Alvin" Kellim, 93, of Springfield, formerly of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Oct. 28, 1917, in Pawnee, the son of Asa Seaton and Melissa Cordelia (Russell) Kellim. On Dec. 31, 1943, he was united in marriage to Alta Mae Reynolds, who preceded him in death on Jan. 26, 2006. Also preceding him in death were his parents; four brothers, Dean, Beryl, Asa, Jr. and Russell; and one sister, Lena...
MARGARET "PEGGY" ARNOLD (06/15/11)
Margaret E. "Peggy" Arnold, 77, of Golden, passed away Monday, June 6, 2011, in her home. She was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Gilman City the daughter of Forrest and Alice (Mather) Lowe. On Dec. 17, 1960, in Miami, Okla., she was united in marriage to Arthur Jack "A.J." Arnold, who preceded her in death on July 13, 2008. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Charles Lowe...
CHARLES FRANKLIN MILLER (06/15/11)
Charles Franklin Miller, 70, of Wheaton, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Sept. 10, 1940, in Marksville, La., the son of Hudie and Hilda (LeBlanc) Miller. On March 3, 1990, in Houston, Texas, he was united in marriage to Frances Servotte, who survives...
TOMMY WAYNE SHELL (06/15/11)
Tommy Wayne Shell, 68, of Monett, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born May 9, 1943, in Marysville, Calif., the son of Woodrow and Lucille Nell (Red) Shell. On Dec. 3, 1993, in Miami, Okla., he was united in marriage to Lucille (Slate) Sprueill who survives...
VERDAYNE RIDDLE (06/15/11)
Dorsey Verdayne Riddle, 84, of Cassville, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at his home in Cassville. He was born on Nov. 24, 1926, in the Oak Ridge community east of Cassville, the son of Charles Wesley and Ola Audra (Moore) Riddle. On Aug. 1, 1950, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Dryer at the First Baptist Church in Cassville. To this union three children, Susan, Teresa and Jim, were born...
Another opportunity to support kids (06/15/11)
I recently had the opportunity to interview several teachers who were honored by the Cassville Community Teachers Association this year. Some of these faculty members were recognized with awards and others were celebrated as they retired from the R-6 School District. Each of these teachers' stories was different, but all of them shared one thing in common. When talking about the Cassville School District, they all stressed the importance of the support offered by the Cassville community...