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Stories from Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fair fun (06/28/11)
Local GED program receives state award (06/28/11)
The City of Seligman received an Award of Merit at the annual Missouri Association of Adult, Continuing and Community Education conference held at Tan-Tar-A last week. Seligman was recognized for its successful adult education and GED program. "We were thrilled," said Janet Ballard, Seligman Adult Education Program instructor, who accepted the award on behalf of the city on June 23. ...
E-911 sales tax issue will likely come before voters (06/28/11)
On June 27, the Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board discussed placing a one-eighth-cent sales tax issue on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. "Looking at the budget, our debt service and our tax revenues, which continue to be below pre-recession levels, our current situation is unsustainable financially," said Jon Horner, board chairman. ...
Flood damaged roads a fiscal concern for BC Commission (06/28/11)
Due to the heavy rains and flooding that took place between April 19 and June 6, many roads in rural portions of Barry County are now severely damaged or impassable. That discussion took place at the regular meetijng of the Barry County Commission on June 23...
Communities to celebrate Independence Day this weekend (06/28/11)
Several local communities will host Fourth of July celebrations during the upcoming three-day holiday. Fireworks displays and Independence Day festivities are scheduled to be held in Seligman, Eagle Rock, Purdy and Shell Knob. Seligman The Seligman Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Independence Day celebration at the Seligman Community Building on Saturday, July 2. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m...
Smokers faced with grim realities (06/28/11)
Smokers soon will have gruesome reminders of the negative health effects from tobacco use when new mandatory packaging labels go into effect on Sept. 12, 2012. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will require larger, more prominent health warnings on cigarette packages and advertising. ...
Bike2Barnabas raises over $22,000 (06/28/11)
Last week, cheers erupted at Camp Barnabas near Purdy as eight bicyclists rode into the camp for handicapped and chronically ailing children, arriving after a 12-day, 850-plus-mile ride from Denver, Colo. As the bikers wound their way around the lower level roads leading behind the camp mess hall, campers and volunteer staffers lined the roads, cheering and clapping, some exchanging "high fives" with the riders. When they stopped, the group was quickly surrounded and hugs exchanged...
Vendors needed for Christmas in July (06/28/11)
Food, shopping, fun to be offered during Friday Squared
Barry Electric expands parking lot (06/28/11)
New trooper (06/28/11)
CIS teacher selected as top educator (06/28/11)
This year, Cassville Intermediate School third grade teacher Mindi Gates became one of the youngest teachers to receive the Cassville Community Teachers Association (CCTA) Teacher of the Year Award. Gates was selected as the top teacher in the primary and intermediate schools...
County Calendar (06/28/11)
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...
Annual barbecue to be held July 9 (06/28/11)
The Wheaton Fire Department will host its 53rd annual barbecue in the Wheaton City Park on Saturday, July 9. Concessions will be offered by the fire department. Volunteer firefighters will begin serving barbecued chicken and barbecue pork sandwiches at 11:30 a.m. Chicken meals will also include a baked potato, baked beans, bread and milk or coffee, and sandwiches will be served with baked beans...
Tractor pull to be held Saturday (06/28/11)
American Legion Post #118 will host the Kenny Robbins Truck and Tractor Pull at the American Legion Grounds on Highway 112 in Cassville on Saturday, July 2. The pull will begin at 7 p.m. Attendees should bring their lawn chairs. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed at the event. Concessions will be provided by Barry County Search and Rescue...
Purdy AmeriCorps response in Joplin (06/28/11)
When the May 22 tornado devastated the Joplin community, a very special group of Purdy teachers sprang into action. The AmeriCorps Purdy Reading Coaches were called to assist in the disaster on Monday morning, according to Renae Neill, Purdy's AmeriCorps director. As soon as teachers finished up with the final day of classes on May 23, they were off to Joplin to help staff the phone banks for the American Red Cross...
Wildcat stadium gets facelift (06/28/11)
New coach plans summer soccer camp (06/28/11)
A soccer camp for Cassville High School soccer players will be held July 18 through July 22 from 7 a.m. to noon each day, according to Andrew Hoskins, new CHS soccer coach. The camp is open to all incoming and returning CHS Wildcat soccer players. Sessions will emphasize individual skills with small and large group defenive and offensive tactics...
CMS volleyball camp (06/28/11)
Y Not Tri Triathlon to be held July 9 (06/28/11)
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...
Security Insurance joins Cassville Chamber (06/28/11)
Sonic Drive-In open again (06/28/11)
Fairs are synonymous with summer (06/28/11)
The Barry County Fair was a big success this past weekend, and I was one of the many spectators who enjoyed the annual event. The fair attracted hundreds of youngsters from across the county as well as neighboring counties. The fair was also attended by families and others who enjoy watching young people get the chance to show off the cattle, goats, sheeps, hogs and chickens they've lovingly cared for in preparation for the summer show season. ...
Letters to the Editor (06/28/11)
Great community Dear Editor: When this old woman had trouble getting a tire from the trunk after a blow-out on Highway 37, a knight in shining armor, Trey Gates, stopped to help. Then, two gals, Donna Allen and Rhonda Pettit, stopped and helped also. I thank God for these people and for living in this great community with great, caring people...