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Stories from Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Relay raises $30,000 (07/20/11)
Hundreds of local community members took part in the 10th annual South Barry County Relay For Life on July 15 and 16. Many team participants and spectators commented that the indoor venue was a welcome change especially in light of the extreme temperatures experienced across the county last week...
Teens arrested in SK over weekend (07/20/11)
Five people were arrested in Shell Knob over the weekend, increasing the total inmate population at the Barry County Jail to 74. The first arrests came on Friday when officers took three subjects into custody in connection with the early morning robbery of a Subway restaurant in Shell Knob on Sunday, July 10...
Crash closes portion of Highway 37 (07/20/11)
A head-on crash that left one Barry County man dead closed down a portion of Highway 37 between Monett and Purdy early Friday morning. Billy J. Walker, 37, of Exeter, was killed when the 2000 Ford F150 pickup he was driving crossed the centerline and struck a Tyson tractor-trailer head on. Danny P. Beck, 61, of Jay, Okla., who was operating the Tyson truck, was not injured in the crash, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report...
College prepares for upcoming semester (07/20/11)
Open house to be held Aug. 16
New vendors increase offerings at local farmers' market (07/20/11)
In addition to a lot of familiar faces, those who visit the Garden Sass Farmers' Market in Cassville will have the opportunity to meet some new members of the local gardening community. The current state of the economy has inspired several younger families to join the local farmers' market effort...
Cassville City Council approves $11,000 website development proposal (07/20/11)
The Cassville City Council approved an $11,000 purchase order from Wannenmacher Advertising for website development at its regularly scheduled meeting on July 18. "This is a carryover item from last year's budget," said Lynette Dilbeck, economic development director. "We had asked the agency in Springfield that developed our logo to create a RFP (request for proposal) for our new website...
Chamber holds ribbon cutting for YMCA rock wall (07/20/11)
Defending trivia champs seek challengers (07/20/11)
The second round of Trivia Night will be held on Friday, Aug. 5, and the Methodist Saints will be fighting to hang on to their title as trivia champions. Teams are encouraged to sign up for the competition for their chance to take down the defending champs in a battle to prove who has the greatest knowledge of trivia...
Former student to lead SWHS (07/20/11)
Southwest R-5 School District alumna Tosha (Tilford) Watson will take the helm at Southwest High School this year. Watson has been hired as the high school principal for the 2011-12 school year. "I got a call from my mentor superintendent who said that his friend was a superintendent at a school district that was looking for a high school principal," said Watson. ...
Volunteers discuss plans for Civil War re-enactment event (07/20/11)
Individuals who have volunteered to assist with a local Civil War re-enactment met at the Barry County Museum south of Cassville on Saturday. The re-enactment event is scheduled to held at the Barry County Courthouse in Cassville on Oct. 29. Current plans include a dramatic interpretation of a legislative session held at the local courthouse in 1861. ...
Wreck leaves one person hurt (07/20/11)
A St. Louis man was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday on Farm Road 2182 near Cassville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred when the driver of a 1996 Cadillac, Vanessa J. Ortega, 17, of Purdy, traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned...
Award winner (07/20/11)
Purdy FFA hosts annual livestock show (07/20/11)
Several area youth participated in the 35th annual Purdy Livestock Show on Saturday. Results for each class exhibited were as follows: Swine Sheep Dairy Goats Meat Goats Dairy Beef...
Arkansas man wins shopping spree (07/20/11)
Kornerstone accepts sponsors for annual fundraiser (07/20/11)
Kornerstone will host its annual Dessert on Us fundraiser in the Cassville High School commons area from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4. "Kornerstone is preparing for our fourth annual Dessert On Us by selling table sponsorships for the evening," said Marlene Whitham, Kornerstone director. ...
Security Bank make annual donation to Boy Scout Troop (07/20/11)
State shuts down kennel in Monett (07/20/11)
The Humane Society of Missouri, in conjunction with the Missouri Attorney General's Office and the Missouri Department of Agriculture, removed 73 adult dogs and puppies from a breeding facility in Monett. The dogs were removed from Moser Kennel, owned and operated by Linda Brisco. Breeds included Cocker Spaniels, Labrador Retrievers, American Eskimos, Poodles, Beagles, Papillons and Brussels Griffons. All have been taken to St. Louis for veterinary examinations and treatment...
Ag history on display (07/20/11)
Amateur photographers could win big prizes (07/20/11)
Photo contest sponsored by Rural Missouri and Missouri State Parks
Washburn discusses public works issues (07/20/11)
The Washburn City Council discussed several public works issues at its regularly scheduled meeting on June 20. Following a discussion on the need for part-time summer contract labor, the aldermen voted to place James Libertus, city utility superintendent, in charge of hiring for summer projects...
Library system achieves fundraising goal (07/20/11)
The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library achieved a major fundraising goal this past week. Jean Berg, director of the library system, announced that $33,800 in matching funds had been raised, satisfying the requirements of the Gates Foundation grant the library was awarded in 2009...
Summer camps announced (07/20/11)
A high school cross country camp will be held in Cassville next week. Interested students should meet at the Cassville Middle School gymnasium at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 25, Wednesday, July 27 and Friday, July 29. For more information, call 847-7832...
Athletes warned to use caution in extreme heat (07/20/11)
Temperatures over the past several days have hovered around the 100 degree mark. For some individuals working outside or participating in summer sports camps is unavoidable and in these cases extreme caution and care should be taken to ensure that an individual doesn't succumb to the extreme elements...
CMS students take part in volleyball camp (07/20/11)
Undefeated team (07/20/11)
County Calendar (07/20/11)
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...
MICHAEL SHANE MATHES (07/20/11)
Michael Shane Mathes, 42, of Washburn, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in California. He was born Oct. 17, 1968, in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Floyd and Opal (Wendland) Mathes. He received his education in Centerville, Iowa, where he graduated from high school. Twenty years ago, he moved from Exline, Iowa, to Missouri to make his home. He was currently employed with American Farm Supply as an over-the-road truck driver...
JOHNNY DEAN HARRIS (07/20/11)
Johnny Dean Harris, 84, of Wheaton, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011, in his home. He was born April 28, 1927, in Fairview, the son of John Sterling and Nora (Wogoman) Harris. On Oct. 6, 1950, in Ridgley, he was united in marriage to Geneva Mae Birkes, who preceded him in death on Aug. 20, 2010. Also preceding him in death were his parents...
CLYDE PHIPPS, JR. (07/20/11)
Clyde M. Phipps, Jr., 40, of Osceola, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011, in Bolivar. Memorial services will be held at a 1ater date. Arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
LLOYD "SODIE" REED (07/20/11)
Lloyd Cecil "Sodie" Reed, 94, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in The Ozarks Methodist Manor, Marionville. He was born Aug. 15, 1916, in Ozark County, one of 12 children, to John and Maggie (Lawson) Reed. On Aug. 6, 1941, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Patton, who preceded him in death on Aug. 8, 1978. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Gary "Cotton" Reed; and 11 brothers and sisters...
AUSTIN GREG WISDOM (07/20/11)
Austin Greg Wisdom, 26, of Batesville, Ark., died Friday July 1, 2011. He was born Nov. 29, 1984, in Hope, Ark., to Marvin Wisdom and Dianna Hall. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Survivors include: his parents, of Spring Mill, Ark.; a four-year-old daughter, Kayla Wisdom, of Cassville; four sisters, Angela Estes, of Marshall, Ark., Stephanie Gibson, of Melbourne, Ark., Jennifer Grimes, of Melbourne, Ark., and Francis Wolf, of Tacoma, Wash.; and two brothers, Marvin Wisdom, Jr., of Shelton, Wash., and Paul Wisdom, of Batesville, Ark.. ...
BILLY J. WALKER (07/20/11)
Billy J. Walker, 37, of Exeter, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011, near Monett. He was born Dec. 31, 1973, in Cassville, the son of James Stephen "Steve" and Marylon Kay (Tate) Walker. On April 27, 1996, in Eureka Springs, Ark., he was united in marriage to Krystal Towler, who survives...
SANDRA KRUMWIEDE (07/20/11)
Sandra Sue (Pictor) Krumwiede, 51, of Lubbock, Texas, formerly of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011. She was born Oct. 28, 1959, in Gary, Ind., to Robert and Dorothy (Beckman) Pictor, graduated from Boone Grove High School in 1978 and attended Purdue University...
SIBYL ENGLAND (07/20/11)
Sibyl R. England, 90, of Exeter, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, in her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wheaton Southern Baptist Church, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Pastor Richard Buck, Pastor Paul Wahlert and Brother Steve Higgs will conduct the services. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter...
WILMA JEAN SCOTT (07/20/11)
Wilma Jean Scott, 82, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011, in her home. She was born Jan. 8, 1929, in Mills, N.M., the daughter of Chester and Ruth (Bosarge) Burnett. On June 18, 1949, she was united in marriage to Clarence T. "Bud" Scott, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, June Rose Burnett; two brothers, Eul Burnett and Carl Burnett; and a grandson...
Low- and no-cost opportunities (07/20/11)
If you are like me, your pocketbook is lined a little thinner this year. The economy has taken a toll on all of us. Some local residents have probably decided to try to spend less and save more, and others are just trying to stretch their dollars as far as they can go to meet their family's needs. ...