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Stories from Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Before the storm (08/10/11)
R-4 District prepares for school start (08/10/11)
Funding, networking and student performance to merit changes this year
School fair serves nearly 150 kids (08/10/11)
Nearly 150 local students received school supplies at the annual Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center School Readiness Fair held at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Center on Aug. 4 "I thought the fair turned out really good," said Gail Reed, Barry County OACAC director. "I was really impressed with the turnout, and we had some really good vendors this year...
BC Commission to host open forum (08/10/11)
Sales tax proposal to be discussed
Community questions proposed rate increases (08/10/11)
City administrator explains why changes are needed
Counties, E-911 Board file appeal after Judge finalizes TIF ruling (08/10/11)
Circuit Judge Neil Quitno has finalized his April 20 ruling in the lawsuit over Monett's tax increment financing (TIF). Quitno amended his ruling without changing his earlier determination in favor of Monett. In his April 20 ruling, Quitno determined Monett's TIF program had been properly formed under state law. The judge discarded the contention made by Barry and Lawrence counties and the Barry County Emergency Services Board that no payments of sales tax revenue were due to Monett's two TIFs...
Gravel dredging at RRSP (08/10/11)
OACAC receives emergency food and shelter funding (08/10/11)
The Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) has received $13,919 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Barry County. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the US Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and includes representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, USA, National Councils of the Churches of Christ in the USA, the Jewish Federations of North America, the Salvation Army, and the United Way Worldwide.. ...
Bridge repairs underway (08/10/11)
Camp Barnabas opens wellness house (08/10/11)
Members of the Monett Chamber of Commerce gathered at Camp Barnabas last Friday to host ribbon-cutting ceremonies at Lauren's Wellhouse, the new medical clinic that serves the camping population during summer camp sessions. Lauren's Wellhouse was completed in May and has housed medical care personnel and the necessary equipment to serve the special-needs and chronically ill children who attend the camp...
Cassville Chief urges caution as school year begins (08/10/11)
The Cassville R-4 School District will resume classes on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The Cassville Police Department plans to increase patrols around the district's campuses before and after school to ensure school zone laws and safety are observed by drivers and pedestrians...
Fairview woman injured in crash on Highway 86 north of Wheaton (08/10/11)
A three-car crash on Highway 86 three miles north of Wheaton left a Fairview woman injured. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday when the driver of a 2006 Chevrolet Blazer, Danny O. Taylor, 56, of Fairview, and the driver of a 1996 Freight-liner dump truck, Jason Smith, 36, of Anderson, were both stopped in the northbound lane of traffic. ...
State, federal standards have costly impact on city utilities (08/10/11)
Standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) increase the costs associated with operating any public water and wastewater system. Over the next five to 10 years, those standards will have an even larger impact on the City of Cassville...
Shell Knob Chamber donates T-shirts to Joplin (08/10/11)
Seligman approves library improvement project (08/10/11)
On July 11, the Seligman City Council voted to use capital improvement funds to complete a library improvement project. The aldermen received a $5,200 estimate from Dan See for the project. Plans include repainting the facility's floor and walls and spray painting all of the library shelves. The furniture and computer area will also be improved...
Kings Prairie benefit concert (08/10/11)
The 12th annual Kings Prairie benefit concert has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13, and will feature new acts for the rural Monett event and past favorites. Once again the concert will focus on the "old-time" music popular in the days when the Kings Prairie school was active. Proceeds from the concert will go toward maintaining the historic Kings Prairie school and community center...
POW/MIA Awareness Run to be held in Monett on Sept. 18 (08/10/11)
The Missouri MIA/POW Awareness Run, sponsored by Rolling Thunder Missouri Chapter #3, is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Monett's South Park. The ceremony honoring all Missouri MIA and POW military personnel will take place near the Navy jet at 2 p.m...
Long-time Cassville educator retires (08/10/11)
A long-time Cassville teacher has retired after 23 years with the Cassville R-4 School District. Steve McNaught, the high school's industrial technology instructor, announced last May that he would be retiring at the end of the 2010-11 school year. McNaught came to Cassville in 1988 when he married his wife, Becky. ...
Purdy R-2 School Board approves meal rate increases (08/10/11)
The Purdy R-2 Board of Education reviewed financial issues at its July meeting and voted to increase meal prices. Superintendent Jerry Lingo said unexpected cuts in commodity food shipments forced a $20,000 budget increase in food purchases during the past year. Without an increase in meal prices, Lingo anticipated a deficit of $30,000 to $40,000 in the food program...
Newspaper babies (08/10/11)
RRSP to host kids' event on Aug. 20 (08/10/11)
Area children will have the opportunity to enjoy a free day of fishing during Roaring River State Park's annual fall Kids' Fishing Day on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event, which will also offer an assortment of outdoor education classes, will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m...
Friendly reminder (08/10/11)
It's two-a-day time for the Wildcats (08/10/11)
With the MSHSAA-mandated dead week behind them, the Cassville Wildcats returned to the practice field this week to continue preparations for the fast-approaching season. Head Coach David Large and his players have a lot of questions to answer and decisions to make before they host Mountain Grove in the Aug. 26 season opener...
Hillbilly tournament celebrates business, industry (08/10/11)
The 27th annual Hillbilly Industrial Golf Tournament was held last Thursday and Friday at the Cassville Golf Course with 80 teams participating in the four-man scramble. The two-day event is sponsored by the Cassville Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce...
Athletes shouldn't just "shake off" concussions (08/10/11)
HLM News Service -- The start of the school year is just around the corner. With that comes the excitement of the fall sports season and the lights of Friday night football. For the many athletes who competed on high school teams last year, it can also bring worries about sports-related concussions...
Olympic training (08/10/11)
Special program (08/10/11)
CMS volleyball to begin on Aug. 17 (08/10/11)
The Cassville seventh and eighth grade girls will begin volleyball practice on Wednesday, Aug. 17 in the Cassville Middle School gym from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. All girls interested in trying out need to bring kneepads and their sports physicals. Sports physicals may be turned into the middle school office on the first day of school. For more information, contact Coach Treslyn Pollreisz or Coach Sherri Brooks at 847-4010...
Strength training not just for young (08/10/11)
Strength training isn't just for young people, says Nina Chen, a University of Missouri Extension human development specialist. "Studies show that strength exercises are effective whether you are 30 or 85," said Chen. Muscle mass diminishes as individuals age. This can lead to injuries and balance problems and leave older adults without the strength for everyday activities such as climbing stairs and carrying groceries. But strength training can help slow this process, Chen said...
County Calendar (08/10/11)
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...
DONNA TOQUOTHTY (08/10/11)
Donna Grace Toquothty, 72, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in Brighton Ridge Nursing Home, Eureka Springs, Ark. She was born Aug. 6, 1938, in Ocean Park, Calif., the daughter of Robert Logan and Thelma Iona (Jennings) Glass. On May 15, 1974, in New Kirk, Okla., she was united in marriage to Lee Daniel Toquothty, who preceded her in death on May 10, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Loretta Forbeck; two brothers; and two sisters...
KENNITH DEWITT (08/10/11)
Kennith Ray DeWitt, 89, of Washburn, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at the Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Ark. He was born on Jan. 12, 1922, in Powell, son of Frank Leon and Retha Pearl (Daugherty) DeWitt. He graduated from Southwest High School in 1942. ...
JEWEL EPPERLY (08/10/11)
Jewel Marie Epperly, age 78, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born April 2, 1933, in the Gaddis community, the daughter of Alvin and Francis E. (Starkey) Henson. ...
DELORES DAVIS (08/10/11)
Delores Lee (Weaver) Davis, 84, of Nevada, passed away Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, in Moore-few Care Center, Nevada. She was born May 24, 1927, in Seligman, the daughter of L.F. "Buck" and Blanche (Roller) Weaver. In 1945, she was united in marriage to Lee Wayne Reed and to this union two children were born. In 1965, she married Dr. Braxton Davis, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Shirlene Voegle...
LORENA MARGARET BALL (08/10/11)
Lorena Margaret (Carter) Ball, 97, of Seligman, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born Dec. 17, 1913, in Eureka Springs, Ark., the daughter of Rev. James Allen Carter and Artie Elizabeth (Cordell) Carter. ...
DANNY SMITH (08/10/11)
Daniel "Danny" Smith, Jr., 76, of Jenkins, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, in his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial with military honors will be in Washburn Prairie Cemetery, Washburn. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
JOHN W. REED (08/10/11)
John W. Reed, 81, of Cassville, passed away on Nov. 10, 2010. He was born on Dec. 5, 1928, in Springfield, to Eldon Reed and Josephine Ritchie Reed. He was one of 12 children born to them. survivors include: his wife, Joyce (Owens) Reed. they were united in marriage on Nov. 17, 1961, in Arlington, Texas...
DONNIE POWERS (08/10/11)
Donnie Leon Powers, 54, of Exeter, passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at his home. Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Roy Powers; and one sister, Rosella Powers. He grew up in Arkansas and received his education in Springdale, Ark. For several years, he traveled throughout the states working as a welder for PDM, Ind. out of Des Moines, Iowa. His home residence was in the Wheaton area most of his life. He was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church at Rocky Comfort...
MARY JANE STIPECH (08/10/11)
Mary Jane Stipech passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in St. John's Hospital, Berryville, Ark. She was born Sept. 3, 1935, in Houghton, Mich., the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Meville) McLean. On Nov. 17, 1956, in Houghton, Mich., she was united in marriage to Ernest Stipech, of Chassell, Mich., who survives...
ANTHONY KOENIG (08/10/11)
Anthony Glennon Koenig, 91, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, in Cassville Health and Rehab. He was born July 13, 1920, in St. Louis, the son of John F. and Sarah (Mensie) Koenig, who preceded him in death. He was one of five children; his siblings were John F. ...
8 ways to save on school expenses (08/10/11)
Getting children ready to head back to school often entails supplementing their wardrobe with new items. Every year parents spend significant amounts of money on school expenses. While there's not much parents can do about tuition, there are ways to save on additional expenses, including clothing. Restocking a student's wardrobe can be costly, but savvy Moms and Dads can lessen the blow in a variety of ways...