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Stories from Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Celebrate Christmas in July (07/06/11)
On Friday, July 8, the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will partner with area businesses to host the final Friday Squared event of 2011. Chamber members and event attendees will celebrate Christmas in July during the pre-show block party, which will be held on the square in Cassville beginning at 7 p.m...
Competing light shows (07/06/11)
Event to offer full day of entertainment (07/06/11)
This Saturday, the Wheaton Fire Department will host its 53rd annual barbecue in the Wheaton City Park. The event will offer barbecue meals, decadent desserts, an arts and crafts show, live musical entertainment and other activities. "We have been ordering supplies for the barbecue," said Bob Lombard, Wheaton fire chief. "We have contracted with Tyson's for the chicken and all of our other supplies will be purchased locally at L&S Foods in Wheaton...
Sprucing up the community (07/06/11)
State Parks Youth Corps helps out Joplin (07/06/11)
Members of the State Parks Youth Corps (SPYC) from Roaring River State Park near Cassville recently assisted with a different type of park: Cunningham Park, a municipal park in Joplin that was heavily damaged by the May 22 tornado. In the aftermath of the devastating tornado, Governor Jay Nixon mobilized numerous state resources to help the area recover and rebuild. ...
Haven of the Ozarks offers tips to keep pets cool (07/06/11)
As temperatures soar and the humidity rises, it is important to check on neighbors and friends, take breaks from the heat and stay hydrated. Excessive heat doesn't only pose a health risk to humans. Heat can also be dangerous for dogs, cats and other pets...
Millions spent on worthless car warranties (07/06/11)
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of St. Louis has determined that millions of customers have wasted millions of dollars on worthless car warranties. The story first broke on June 23 on NBC's Today Show, highlighting the demise of US Fidelis, which sold millions of dollars in worthless vehicle service contracts...
Seligman man earns top award (07/06/11)
Award winner (07/06/11)
Governor salutes local law enforcement for tornado response (07/06/11)
"Police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other professionals from more than 400 agencies and organizations responded to Joplin in the immediate aftermath of the storm," Gov. Nixon said. "When disaster struck, these men and women were there. And their work made an incredible difference."...
Cassville resident dead following crash in Arkansas (07/06/11)
A Cassville man is dead following a traffic crash in Cleburne County in Arkansas. Austin Wisdom, 26, was a passenger in the 2000 Ford Escort driven by Steven McClure, 40, of Mountain View, when the vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree. The crash occurred at 5:37 p.m. on Friday on Highway 87, one mile south of Concord. McClure was also killed in the wreck. According to the Arkansas State Highway Patrol report, neither man was wearing a seat belt...
Faculty members earn master's degrees without leaving local area (07/06/11)
This year, over a dozen Cassville R-4 School District faculty members earned master's degrees through a partnership between the local district and Drury University in Springfield. Next year, several other faculty members from Cassville and surrounding school districts will earn master's degrees through a similar partnership with Southwest Baptist University in Springfield...
Serious competitor (07/06/11)
Garden Sass Market report (07/06/11)
In July, the Garden Sass Farmers' Market in Cassville is offering cabbage, lettuce, new dawn squash, yellow straightneck squash, zucchini, potatoes, rutabaga, tomatoes, green beans, burgundy green beans, Swiss chard, turnips, beets, onions, okra, garlic, blackberries, peaches, cantaloupe, watermelon and sweet corn. Cucumbers for pickling and slicing are also available...
Local veteran takes part in Ozarks Honor Flight (07/06/11)
On May 25, John Berning, of Exeter, had the opportunity to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., through the Ozarks Honor Flight. Matt Holt, Berning's grandson, had the honor of escorting Berning on the trip. "My daughter (Jackie Holt) was supposed to go, but she had to have surgery on her shoulder," said Berning. "Matt said he would go. It made it more enjoyable to go with my grandson. We really enjoyed the trip."...
Award inspires teacher to reach for higher goals (07/06/11)
Michelle Allder, Cassville Primary School first grade teacher, was honored with the Cassville Community Teacher Association's Young Educator of the Year Award in May. The achievement has inspired Allder to set new goals for herself as an educator. "I was so shocked," said Allder. "When Mrs. (Catherine) Weaver (Cassville Primary School principal) was introducing the award winner, I didn't realize she was talking about me...
Celebrating independence (07/06/11)
Toys to be sent to Joplin (07/06/11)
Enjoying the lake before the show (07/06/11)
A blazing Fourth (07/06/11)
Wheaton reviews clerk applicants (07/06/11)
By Lindsay Reed The Wheaton City Council reviewed applications for a part-time clerk position at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 4. The aldermen selected four candidates to interview for the position on May 9. They also set the new city clerk's pay at $8 per hour and decided to place the new clerk on probation for the first 60 days of employment...
Obtain permission from Corps before cleaning or burning (07/06/11)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials remind residents interested in cleaning up and burning debris left on the Table Rock Lake shoreline by flooding that they must contact a ranger for permission and instructions before clean-up efforts begin. After permission is obtained, residents can pile driftwood on the shoreline on public land adjacent to their property and burn it. ...
Barry County restaurants undergo inspections in May (07/06/11)
The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 24 food-service establishments during the month of May. Of that group, 10 establishments had critical violations, 14 had no critical or non-critical violations. The Playce in Shell Knob, Big M Marina in Cassville and Little Tommy's Dogs I underwent routine inspections in May that yielded no critical or non-critical violations. ...
Farmers need to remember dangers of high heat (07/06/11)
Summer's high temperatures and humidity have been relentless in southwest Missouri. As heat advisories continue, farmers should remember the dangers of high heat as they head to the fields, according to Amanda Marney, agriculture preparedness specialist, University of Missouri Extension...
Entries for hay show due July 10 (07/06/11)
It is time for landowners and hay producers to start making entries to the Ozark Empire Fair Hay Show, according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension. The entry deadline is July 10; judging takes place the day before the fair opens...
Feedout shows average profit of $120 per head (07/06/11)
The results of the 2010-11 Missouri Steer Feedout were revealed during a program held June 23 in Mt. Vernon. "Participants were pleased because they learned a lot about their cattle's performance and they all made a nice profit," said Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension...
County Calendar (07/06/11)
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...
EDITH FAWVER (07/06/11)
Edith B. Fawver, 91, of Tucson, Ariz., passed away Friday, June 24, 2011, in her home. She was born June 23, 1920, in Fayetteville, Ark., the daughter of Walter J. and Annie C. (Bashe) Curtis. On Aug. 18, 1942, in Miami, Okla., she was united in marriage to Robert E. Fawver, who preceded her in death on May 15, 2005. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Wesley Curtis; and one sister, Bettie, in infancy...
JIMMIE JOE BOYD (07/06/11)
Jimmie Joe Boyd, 67, of Lincoln, Ark., died June 29, 2011, at Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born Oct. 27, 1943, in rural Cassville, the son of Archie Estes boyd and Mary Christa (Hilburn) Boyd. In March 1967, he married Gretchen Stubblefield and to this union a son, Jim Eric, was born in 1968. Later, in 1970, he married Charlene Harp, who survives. To this union a daughter, Rebecca Sue, was born in 1978...
NENGNTAKHUEYENG THAO (07/06/11)
Nengntakhueyeng Thao, 48, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at his home. He was born June 5, 1963, in Laos, the son of Nao Lue Thao and Chea Vang. He was united in marriage to Yer Yang, who survives. Additional survivors include: two sons, Justin Thor, of Iowa, and Yeeshua Thor, of Cassville; two daughters, Dione Thor, of North Carolina, and Maihou Moua Yang, of Cassville; three brothers, Blia Thao, Pao Thao and Leng Thao, all of Madison, Wis.; two sisters, Mai Thao of Madison, Wis., and Chee Thao, of Laos; and one grandchild.. ...
GERALD "GENE" CARGILE (07/06/11)
Gerald left this world early Sunday morning July 3, 2011, to join his beloved Elaine in heaven. Gerald passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 11, 1926 in Washburn, Mo., to Pansy and Lonnie Cargile. He served in the Pacific during WW II and returned to Washburn to marry his childhood sweetheart, Elaine Louise Daniels, on November 14, 1946. The newlyweds farmed on the family homestead until 1954 when Gerald moved to west Texas to work in the oilfield...
JOE EDWARDS (07/06/11)
Joe Meridith Edwards, 72, died on July 4, 2011, at Cassville Health Care and Rehab in Cassville. He was born on Oct. 16, 1938, son of Charles Efton and Bessie Ray Edwards at home near Cape Fair. He grew up in the Eagle Rock/Shell Knob area and attended the Fairview School. ...
SUE LOR (07/06/11)
Sue Lor, 32 of Diamond, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 30, 2011. He was born Feb. 20, 1979, in Laos, the son of Xong Xiong Lor and Cha Xiong, and they both survive. He is also survived by five brothers, Toua Lor, Shoua Lor, Thaotou Lor, Xaokee Lor and Ye Lor; three sisters, Bee Lor, Chue Lor and Joua Lor and many other relatives and friends...
BILLY ELLIOTT (07/06/11)
Donald "Billy" William Elliott, 60, of Kansas City, Kan., passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011, at his home in Kansas City, Kan. He was born on Sept. 24, 1951, in Kansas City, the son of Bob Elliott and Shirley (Dean) Masqua. He was a life long resident of the Kansas City area and was previously employed by Penkse Truck Rental...
GARY CLIFFORD KEELING (07/06/11)
Gary Clifford Keeling, age 68, of Bolivar, passed away at 11:14 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at the Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar following a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on April 25, 1943, in Butterfield, Mo., the son of Clifford and Mildred (Pilant) Keeling...
Johnson-Maher vows exchanged (07/06/11)
Make Friday Squared a success (07/06/11)
Mindi Artherton, Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, went out of her way to ensure that this month's Christmas in July event is the best Friday Squared yet. Artherton recruited Santa Claus to visit the square and hand out free candy canes to youngsters during the pre-show block party, which will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. She also issued invitations to an assortment of businesses and vendors that will offer a variety of food concessions and activities for attendees of all ages...