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Stories from Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Celebrating summer (06/22/11)
Fair to feature 300 entries (06/22/11)
The 2011 Barry County Fair, which will be held at Gizmo's Event Center in Wheaton June 23 through June 25, will feature over 300 livestock and agriculture entries. "We hope to see community members come out and support the kids of Barry County," said Ernest Ray, Barry County Fair Board president. "For some of these kids, this will be the only show they go to. It is a big deal for them."...
County hit by wave of vehicle break-ins (06/22/11)
A rash of vehicle break-ins has prompted area law enforcement officials to issue a warning to local residents. The Barry County Sheriff's Department has responded to numerous reports of vehicle break-ins in recent weeks, and Sheriff Mick Epperly is asking citizens to be on the defensive...
Event draws local cowboys (06/22/11)
Kornerstone program expands to northern BC (06/22/11)
Grant funds will allow Teen Mom Program to serve more young women
Task force busts "shake and bake" meth lab near Exeter (06/22/11)
A pair of "shake and bake" meth labs were seized and three people were arrested by the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force and Barry County Sheriff's Department last week. James D. Coleman, Jr., 31, of Exeter, Aaron Dalton, Jr., 29, of Eagle Rock, and Ashley Renee Williams, 19, of Eagle Rock, have been charged with distribution/manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance and possession of marijuana over 35 grams...
SK pharmacy burglar sought (06/22/11)
Law enforcement officials are seeking information leading to the arrest of the man suspected of burglarizing the Shell Knob Plaza Pharmacy in the early morning hours of May 15. The suspect was wearing gray sweatpants, a blue T-shirt and yellow gloves. He smashed in the front door glass and took bottles of Hydrocodone, a narcotic pain reliever...
Fireworks stand permits issued in City of Cassville (06/22/11)
On June 21, the Cassville City Council heard that two permits were issued for temporary fireworks stands that have been opened inside the Cassville city limits. Eugene Dilbeck, city administrator, reported that permits were issued for fireworks stands that have been placed in the Ramey parking lot off of Main Street and in the Video Mart parking lot near the intersection of Main Street and Highway 112...
Facebook story prompts toy drive (06/22/11)
A young girl's story on Facebook has inspired a pair of local women to organize a toy drive for Joplin children impacted by the May 22 tornado. Over the next two weeks, toys will be collected locally for Gracie's Toy Chest, an effort inspired by 8-year-old Gracie Miller, of Lanagan...
New city clerk named (06/22/11)
Man wanted for Walmart thefts (06/22/11)
Law enforcement officials are seeking information on the whereabouts of Gary R. Jeffries, who is wanted for stealing from area Walmart stores. Jeffries is described as being five feet, 10 inches in height and weighing approximately 190 pounds. He is 47 years of age with brown hair, blue eyes and a gray mustache...
Trial for Rowan Ford's stepfather is delayed 15 months (06/22/11)
Another delay has been announced in the Rowan Ford murder case. As anticipated, the trial of David Spears has been postponed until October 2012 due to concerns over selecting a jury pool. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tracy Storie ruled last Wednesday that Spears' jury will be selected in Clay County near Kansas City and brought to Waynesville for the trial...
Local teen drowns in AR lake (06/22/11)
A Cassville teen drowned at a lake in Arkansas on Friday. Seth Hall, 16, was swimming with friends at Lake Monticello, located in southeast Arkansas, at around 1:15 p.m. when he dove under water at the lake and did not resurface for several minutes...
Monett, Exeter, Crane residents injured in crashes (06/22/11)
A single-vehicle wreck on Saturday sent a Monett man to a local hospital. The crash occurred at 2:20 a.m. on Farm Road 1090 a half mile south of Monett when the driver of a 2002 Ford Escort, Damien A. Taylor, 34, ran off the road and overturned. Taylor was taken to Cox Monett Hospital with moderate injuries. He was wearing a seat belt...
SWHS Class of 1961 invited to take part in follow-up study (06/22/11)
Members of the Southwest High School Class of 1961 are invited to take part in a follow-up study for Project Talent. Class members originally participated in a Project Talent study 50 years ago as high school seniors. "The Project Talent generation is very important in the history of the country," said Sabine Horner, Project Talent director of outreach and communications. "They came of age during an era of great upheaval, and they transformed the United States as we knew it...
Chief completes Command College (06/22/11)
New clinic offers more space for healthcare services (06/22/11)
St. John's Clinic staff members are now operating in a facility that offers 3,500 more square feet of space for healthcare services. The new clinic opened on May 23. "The added space is so nice," said Dr. Connie Butler, who is one of six providers serving at the clinic. "We now have sufficient work areas for everyone, which makes us much more efficient...
Shell Knob Fire and Thunder display (06/22/11)
Shell Knob's 36th annual Fire and Thunder Fireworks display will take place at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4, about one mile east of Shell Knob. The display will be shot from a platform at lake level, and according to event organizers, the best vantage point for the show is on the water...
Chamber accepts donations for lighting project (06/22/11)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting donations for the Christmas Lighting Project, which will repair and improve the Christmas lights located in downtown Cassville. "The Christmas lights in the downtown area keep our community looking festive in a very classy manner," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. "It is the chamber's desire to maintain the beauty of our community during Christmas, and we appreciate any help residents and businesses can provide...
Extension council to meet in MV (06/22/11)
The Southwest Region Extension Council will hold its regular quarterly meeting starting with a dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28 at the University of Missouri Research Center in Mt. Vernon. The council will conduct regular business, elect officers, vote on a by-laws change and talk about upcoming MU Extension programs in southwest Missouri...
FD prepares for fireworks show (06/22/11)
The Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano Fire Department will host its annual Fired Up and Smokin' fireworks display and barbecue at the Eagle Rock Bridge on Sunday, July 3. Firefighters will begin serving barbecue meals at 11 a.m., and the fireworks show will begin at dusk...
Applications accepted for state pageant (06/22/11)
The Miss Missouri High School and Miss Missouri Collegiate America Pageant is currently accepting applications for Miss Cassville High and Miss Cassville Collegiate. The selected students will represent the Cassville community at the state pageant in Kansas City in September. Candidates will compete to win a prize package that will include a college scholarship and a trip to the national Miss High School American and Miss Collegiate America Pageant...
Coalition offers suicide prevention information, training (06/22/11)
Around 20 Washburn community members attended the Southwest Coalition of Excellent Decision-Makers (COED) suicide prevention town hall meeting on June 2. "We wanted the community, parents, teachers and students to have a greater understanding and awareness to identify individuals who are at risk and be able to ask questions, be direct and intervene," said Josie Stubblefield, who served as the project coordinator for a grant SW COED secured for the event...
Cassville High School scholarship awards (06/22/11)
A total of 82 members of Cassville High School's graduating class received scholarship awards this year. This number represents over half of the graduating class. Individual scholarship winners are listed below...
Star artist (06/22/11)
Missouri Youth Tour delegates (06/22/11)
Cassville FFA members' year-end trip (06/22/11)
Players named All-State (06/22/11)
Cassville's Nichols headlines list of postseason honors
Pre-season All-American kicker (06/22/11)
Ribbon cutting held at Hartland Apartments (06/22/11)
Democrat Photo The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Hartland Apartments and Hart's Custom Construction with a ribbon cutting celebration on June 21. The businesses are owned by Don and Raylene Hart. Hartland Apartments, which offers 20, two bedroom apartments, is located on Highway 112 south of Cassville. ...
Angler's Lodge joins Cassville Chamber (06/22/11)
Democrat Photo On June 16, the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Angler's Lodge at Roaring River, located at 21847 State Highway 112 north of Roaring River State Park. The lodge, which is owned by Fred and Sue Thomas, can sleep seven to nine individuals. ...
County Calendar (06/22/11)
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...
CYRENA JOHNSON (06/22/11)
Cyrena Mae Starr Johnson, 72 of Joplin, passed away at 5:50 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Freeman West Hospital Emergency Room. Born Nov. 12, 1938, in Phillipsburg, Kan., she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Marie Merklein Starr. She moved to North Kansas City, and then to Cassville in 1968. ...
KENNETH DONOHO (06/22/11)
Kenneth Donoho, 92, of Cassville, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2011 at Cassville Health & Rehab in Cassville. He was born on March 19, 1919, in Sullivan County near the town of Humphreys, the son of George and Grace (Smith) Donoho. He attended school in Humphreys and was valedictorian of the class of 1936...
CHESTER DUDLEY (06/22/11)
Chester Carl "Chet" Dudley, 83, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, June 20, 2011, at his home. He was born April 29, 1928, in Walker, Iowa, the son of Frank Stewart and Clara Jane (Price) Dudley. On June 23, 1946, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he was united in marriage to Guinevere A. Barnes, who survives. This year would have been their 65th anniversary...
SETH HALL (06/22/11)
Seth Marcus Hall, 16, of Cassville, passed away Friday, June 17, 2011, in Drew Memorial Hospital, Monticello, Ark. He was born Sept. 2, 1994, in Joplin, the son of Angelia (England) Hall, who survives. Additional survivors include: his sister, Stephanie Bowling and her husband, David, of Cassville; his brother, Shawn Hall, of Cassville; his grandfather, Dan England of Ridgley; a great-grandmother, Sybil England, of Ridgley; a step-grandfather, John Bierschwal, of Exeter; two aunts, Melissa Reynolds, of Neosho, and Crystal Cranford, of Mt. ...
SANDY PHILLIPS (06/22/11)
Chrisandra "Sandy" Phillips, 60, of Washburn, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Aug. 21, 1950, in Springfield, the daughter of Carl Shipley Schell I, and Christine (Armstrong) Schell. On Feb. 5, 1972, she was united in marriage to Ronald "Ron" Phillips, who survives...
HUGH LACEY (06/22/11)
Oscar Hugh Lacey, 94, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. He was born June 21, 1916, in Thomas Hollow, the son of Oscar Wayne and Margaret "Maggie" (Cole) Lacey. On Nov. 24, 1938, in Wheaton, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Karvanek, who preceded him in death on Aug. ...
BILLY JACK ENGLAND (06/22/11)
Billy Jack England, 24, of Cassville, passed away on June 17, 2011. He was born on Feb. 22, 1987, in Rogers, Ark., son of Billy Don England and Kimberlee Dawn Norris Greenlee. He attended school in northwest Arkansas through his junior year and in 2005 he graduated from Cassville High School. ...
Upcoming wedding (06/22/11)
Engagement announced (06/22/11)
Bennett-Fly reunion (06/22/11)
The annual reunion of the Bennett-Fly familes will be held Sunday, June 26 at the Monett Senior Citizens Center, 405 Dairy Street, one block north of Highway 60 and Kylar St. stoplight. A basket dinner will be served at noon followed by a business meeting and visiting. All family and friends are invited to attend...
Easley reunion (06/22/11)
The Easley reunion will be held at The Ark, located off of Highway E on Lake Road 19 in Eagle Rock, on July 9. Lunch will be served at noon. All attendees should bring a covered dish, their own table service and beverages. For more information, call James Easley at 271-1120, Cleburn Priest at 847-2781 or Ray Easley at 501-248-7312...
Mitchell and Fletcher family reunion June 26 (06/22/11)
The annual Mitchell and Fletcher family reunion will be held on Sunday, June 26 at the Monett City Park beginning at 10 a.m. A covered dish carry-in lunch will be served at noon. Bring a swim suit, if you want to swim. All family and friends are invited...
Arnold-Williams-Mitchell reunion (06/22/11)
The 18th biannual family reunion of descendants of Kate and James "Pap" Arnold and siblings was held at the Monett South Park Casino on June 18. There were 21 registered guests in attendance. Family members and friends enjoyed visiting, viewing old photos and taking new photos. Bill Arnold, president, asked the blessing before the potluck lunch...
Swim safely this summer (06/22/11)
Tuesday was the first day of summer. Although it has felt like summer for several weeks now, seeing the designation on the calendar makes me realize that we only have around a dozen weeks until fall arrives. We only have a few more months to take part in lake outings and swimming and all the other fun warm weather activities I have enjoyed since childhood...
Still flooded in (06/22/11)
Dear Editor: This letter is to inform the residents of Shell Knob and Barry County that the band-aid that the county did for the flooding problems in Big Bass Bend didn't work. So far this year, for approximately 20 percent of the year, the only road in or out of Big Bass Bend has been under water...