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Stories from Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Funding extended for Talent Search (07/13/11)
Crowder College program benefits students at local school districts
Community turns out for Friday Squared (07/13/11)
Christmas in July was the most successful event so far
Relay to be held Friday (07/13/11)
Event to be held at the Family Life Center
Weekend fire claims the life of Exeter woman (07/13/11)
On July 9, an early morning fire claimed the life of 71-year-old Barbara Hobbs, of Exeter. The Exeter Fire Protection District responded to the fire at around 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Around a half dozen volunteer firefighters battled the blaze with four fire apparatus vehicles for nearly five hours before containing the fire and clearing the scene at 10:08 a.m...
OACAC offers help with cooling bills (07/13/11)
Community members struggling to pay costs associated with air conditioning their homes are encouraged to apply for OACAC's Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP). "This program helps with electric costs to keep homes cool," said Gail Reed, Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center director. "Only electric bills can be submitted, and individuals must have a disconnect notice to qualify for the program."...
Cassville Rotary Club officers (07/13/11)
New manager enjoying summer at the pool (07/13/11)
This summer, the Cassville YMCA welcomed a new pool manager to the Cassville Aquatic Center. Niki Crouthamel has been serving in the leadership position since May 28. "I enjoy being outside, and I love swimming," said Crouthamel. "I also really like working with the public and talking with the patrons."...
Pierce City resident killed in crash near Golden (07/13/11)
A Pierce City man died in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 86 two mile east of Golden early Tuesday morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Travis G. Barnes, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene by Barry County Deputy Coroner Charlie McManus at 12:20 a.m. after Barnes's 2006 Dodge pickup ran off the roadway and struck a tree...
Credit cards compromised (07/13/11)
Scam artists in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas have compromised over 1,000 credit cards belonging to area residents. According to Virgil Harrington, executive vice president at Freedom Bank of Southern Missouri, notification of compromised card holders was sent to Freedom Bank after the bank's credit card processing facility noted the unusual activity...
Fire department hosts annual barbecue (07/13/11)
Scorching temperatures can't stop event
Cassville United Methodist welcomes new pastor (07/13/11)
Pastor Andy Lambel began serving at the Cassville United Methodist Church on July 5. He led his first Sunday service at the local church on July 10. "I will preach the gospel and share the love of God at Cassville United Methodist," said Lambel. "We are open to anyone who wants to come and worship with us...
Cassville City Council reviews repairs made to city well (07/13/11)
Members of the Cassville City Council were updated on recent repairs to one of the city's wells during the aldermen's meeting on July 5. Public Works Director Steve Walensky said it was discovered that well #2 had a "hammering noise," which was indicative of water rushing into the pipe and hitting an air pocket...
Barry County Fair livestock show results (07/13/11)
Dozens of awards were presented to area youth during the 2011 Barry County Fair, which was held at Gizmo's Event Center in Wheaton June 23, 24 and 25. Results from the livestock shows are listed below. Beef cattle Charolais heifer: Megan Thomas, champion...
Concert to benefit Joplin church (07/13/11)
The Barry County Southern Baptist Association is planning a gospel concert that will benefit Harmony Heights Baptist Church in Joplin, which was completely destroyed by an EF-5 tornado. The concert will be held at New Site Baptist Church in Monett at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5...
Veith signs with St. Mary (07/13/11)
Purdy baseball player Riley Veith signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the University of St. Mary next season in Leavenworth, Kan. "It feels awesome," said Veith, who graduated from Purdy High School this spring. "I felt honored just to keep my playing career going. Baseball has always treated me well."...
New soccer coach named at Cassville (07/13/11)
The Cassville Wildcat soccer program has a new leader. Andrew Hoskins, an Ozark native, has been hired as the new head coach of the Cassville High School soccer team. Hoskins replaces Brian Wilbanks, who left the post to accept an assistant principal's position with Houston High School...
Area runners tackle Freedom Run (07/13/11)
"Oh come on coach," said Caleb Mitchell when I suggested that he and I should race at a comparatively longer distance. "I can beat you without training." "You've done it now," I growled back at him. Caleb and I go back a long way. I remember watching him run at the Kids Classic Race in Joplin when he was 9 years old and thinking that he was a natural middle distance runner. ...
CMS football camp set to begin Monday (07/13/11)
Football camp for Cassville's seventh and eighth grade football players will be held July 18 through July 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. This four-night camp will be a fundamental skills teaching camp in preparation for the 2011 middle school football season. Each night's camp will conclude with a modified touch football game called Nebraska Rules Football...
Young players attend Cassville YMCA soccer camp (07/13/11)
Chamber hosts successful tourney (07/13/11)
A total of 19 teams participated in the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's annual golf tournament on July 8 at the Cassville Golf Course. The first place winners in the championship flight were Doug McCullah, Matt McCullah, Kendall Haynes and Shannon Keller, sponsored by The CPA Group. ...
Athletes compete in Y Not Tri triathlon (07/13/11)
The Cassville YMCA hosted its annual Y Not Tri triathlon event on Saturday with area athletes competing in a 400-yard swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a three-mile run. Carly Twarog was the fastest overall female finishing the grueling course in a time of 1:29.23. The top male finisher was Brad Hammon who clocked the course in 1:11.33. Noel and Jana Anthonysz made up the first place team. They completed the course in 1:46.22...
County Calendar (07/13/11)
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...
LLOYD REED (07/13/11)
Lloyd Reed, 94, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in the Ozark Methodist Manor, Marionville. A complete obituary will appear in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
TRAVIS GENE BARNES (07/13/11)
Travis Gene Barnes, 50, of Pierce City, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011, following injuries he received from an automobile accident. He was born in Aurora, Feb. 21, 1961, the son of Charles and Wanda (Harris) Barnes, who survive. Additional survivors include: two sisters, Tina Nolan, of Jenkins, and Tatlana Bole, of Pegion, Mich...
IVAN GEORGE (07/13/11)
Ivan George, 96, of Pea Ridge, Ark., died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at his home. He was born in Edgar, Neb., Oct. 3, 1914, the son of Wyle and Mary (Parker) George. On July 27, 1936, he was united in marriage to Edith M.K. Frandson in Clay Center, Neb...
HELEN BENNETT (07/13/11)
Helen Bennett, of Purdy passed away July 3, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born May 31, 1919, in Purdy, Mo., the daughter of the late James and Flossie (Sapp) Linebarger. She united in marriage on Sept. 28, 1941, to George Bennett at the First Baptist Church in Purdy, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1989...
JOYCE "DARLENE" STEPHENS (07/13/11)
Joyce "Darlene" Stephens, 71, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2011, at Rehabilitation Center of Raymore in Raymore. Mrs. Stephens was born to Gene and Doris (Charles) Antle on June 21, 1940, in Wheaton. On April 9, 1960, she married Gralie Joe Stephens in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 2009. She was a member of the Central Christian Center of Joplin...
BARBARA JEAN "BARB" HOBBS (07/13/11)
Barbara Jean "Barb" Hobbs, 71, of Exeter, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011, in her home. She was born May 4, 1940, in Ridgley, the daughter of George Michael and Elsie Mae (Thomas) Charles. On April 13, 1963, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Bubby Carl Hobbs, who preceded her in death on March 7, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents; three sisters, Doris Kimbrough, June Armstrong and Odean Brown; and three brothers, Eugene Charles, Don Charles and Marcell Charles...
DONNA PEARL SWOFFORD (07/13/11)
Donna Pearl Swofford, 78, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011, in her home. She was born June 15, 1933, in Viola, the daughter of Oran and Audrey (Smith) Bonham. On Dec. 7, 1949, she was united in marriage to Charlie Swofford, who preceded her in death on March 13, 2003. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Vancel Bonham...
Engagement announced (07/13/11)
A lost art? (07/13/11)
In this world of Facebook, Skype and email, it has become rare to receive a handwritten note, card or letter in the mail. I recently realized I no longer rush to see what's arrived in our mailbox each evening. Instead I sort the mail in my kitchen, dumping unopened credit card applications and unwanted store circulars directly into the trash can. ...