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Stories from Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Car club hosts ladies' night (08/17/11)
Gov. Nixon releases funds for senior centers (08/17/11)
Earlier this month, Gov. Jay Nixon released funds that will benefit local senior centers' meals programs, but Missouri's 10 Area Agencies on Aging continue to face possible funding shortfalls this year. On Aug. 3, Nixon released $1.2 million that will benefit domestic violence shelters and crisis care services for children and provide Area Agencies on Aging with $471,000. ...
E-911 Board to pursue additional sales tax (08/17/11)
The Barry County E-911 Board met Tuesday night and voted to place a one-eighth of a cent sales tax on the November ballot. Currently, Barry County E-911 operates on a quarter cent sales tax, which will become a three-eighth of a cent sales tax if the ballot issue is approved...
RRSP to host kids' fishing event (08/17/11)
Roaring River State Park will host its annual fall Kids' Fishing Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event, which offers a free day of fishing and educational opportunities, is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources...
Cassville man nabbed for pharmacy break-ins (08/17/11)
A Cassville man has been arrested in connection with two pharmacy break-ins in Shell Knob and one pharmacy break-in Cassville. Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly said that Steven Estel Henson, 30, of Cassville, confessed to the break-ins following investigations and questioning by detectives. ...
Barry County law enforcement officials stop man on the lam (08/17/11)
Barry County law enforcement officials put a stop to a slow-speed chase that originated in downtown Eureka Springs, Ark., last week. Officers in Eureka Springs received a call concerning a man who was possibly intoxicated last Thursday night and responded to the Eureka Live parking lot at about 11:38 p.m. The suspect was driving a gray Dodge pickup, and officers observed the vehicle swerving over the yellow line several times and drifting toward a ditch on the right...
Image of historic war (08/17/11)
Wheaton Council approves request (08/17/11)
Water project around 5 percent complete
Two injured in weekend wreck (08/17/11)
Two teens were seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred on Sunday. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck happened at about 5:20 p.m. on Highway 37 in Cassville when the driver of a 2001 Ford, Lora B. Weathers, 16, of Exeter, failed to yield and drove into the path of a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by Angela M. Grooms, 30, of Mt. Vernon...
Representing Missouri Main Street (08/17/11)
Funds help city complete projects (08/17/11)
In August of 2010, the Cassville City Council authorized the execution and delivery of $1,180,000 in certificates of participation (COPs) for a $1,000,000 lease agreement. As Cassville aldermen consider a possible utility rate increase, many area citizens have asked how the COPs have been used...
Exeter man receives overdue recognition (08/17/11)
Purple Heart awarded nearly 60 years after service
Cassville Police will increase presence next few weeks (08/17/11)
The Cassville Police Department is once again joining other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving. The local "You Drink and Drive, You Lose" Campaign will be conducted Friday, Aug. 19 through Monday, Sept. 5. "In 2010, 234 people were killed and 957 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver," said Cassville Police Chief Dana Kammerlohr. ...
Cassville Council changes utility deposit fees (08/17/11)
On Monday night, the Cassville City Council approved the second and final reading of an amended ordinance that will increase deposit fees for water and sewer services. The change, which will take effect on Sept. 1, will apply to new and delinquent accounts. The change will not impact accounts that are currently in good standing...
Cyber crimes task force arrests sex offender (08/17/11)
A Pierce City man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly trying to entice a young boy for a sexual encounter. William Fred Rohe, 54, a convicted sex offender, was arrested at the Pierce City Park after he made arrangements online to meet a young boy...
Museum releases newest "Lifetimes of Memories" (08/17/11)
The Barry County Museum will host a book signing for the 15th volume of "Lifetimes of Memories: Voices of Barry County" from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26. The newest volume of "Lifetimes of Memories" features Wayne Farwell, JD Fletcher and George Wilson...
Habitat to hold annual banquet Thursday (08/17/11)
Habitat For Humanity of South Barry County will hold its annual banquet at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Center at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18. All community members are invited to attend. "This is our biggest fundraiser," said Nora Young, Habitat For Humanity of South Barry County president. "People of all kinds come to this just to support Habitat. For $20 each you can eat, fellowship with others and listen to some of the best music around."...
Purdy R-2 welcomes new staff (08/17/11)
Exeter receives Reading Recovery Grant (08/17/11)
Exeter R-6 Board of Education members learned at their June board meeting that the district had been awarded a Reading Recovery Grant, which will primarily benefit students in first grade. The grant, which is funded through the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and valued at $4,500, will cover training expenses. The grant requires a three-year commitment...
Southwest accepts resignation, hires employees (08/17/11)
The Southwest R-5 School Board accepted a resignation and hired two new employees at its regularly scheduled meeting on July 14. The board approved the resignation of Lisa Miller, Title I aide, and hired Emeli Jimenez, Spanish teacher, and Ashley Fly, special services aide...
Cassville hosts back-to-school event (08/17/11)
R-4 School District welcomes new teachers (08/17/11)
Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed The Cassville R-4 School District welcomed 14 new teachers for the 2011-12 school year. Pictured above, in the front row, from left, are: Samantha Cosper, high school FACS; Tina Mills, high school biology; Niki Crouthamel, high school math; Casey Andrews, high school speech and debate; and Stephanie Montze, high school band. ...
Buchanan earns scholarship (08/17/11)
Brett Buchanan, a 2006 graduate of Cassville High School and a junior at University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, was recently awarded a $2,500 Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship. Buchanan, who lives in Golden, was raised on a cattle farm and became interested in veterinary science at a young age. ...
R-4 SD passes reviews in grant process (08/17/11)
The Cassville R-4 School Board received an update on a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) project at its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 11. Last year, the district applied for a FEMA grant that will provide 70 percent of the funding needed to construct a storm shelter on the R-4 campus. Cassville has remained a candidate for the funding by passing the first and second reviews in the grant application process...
SW shooters seventh at nationals (08/17/11)
The Southwest High School Trapshooting team placed fourth of 25 squads in their class and seventh overall at the AIM Grand Nationals, shooting 961 out of 1,000 in the competition in Sparta, Ill., on Aug. 6 and 7. Team members included Eric Anderson, Charly Phillips and Kordell McNabb, who all shot 193s, Johnathon Wolf, who shot a 192, and Alan McNabb, who posted a 190...
YMCA kicks off youth programs (08/17/11)
The Cassville YMCA is currently accepting registrations for its fall youth soccer and flag football programs. Practices for both leagues will be held at the Cassville Aquatic Park and begin during the week of Sept. 5. Practice times for all flag football and soccer teams will be determined by the coach and fall on a weekday evening. Parents are invited to volunteer to serve as a team coach. Volunteer training will be provided...
Traveling soccer team now forming (08/17/11)
The Cassville YMCA will offer a traveling soccer team for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students this year. Cassville U-15 Travel Soccer Team will begin practice on Tuesday, Aug. 23. "The YMCA youth soccer league stops at sixth grade," said Bob Crouthamel, Cassville YMCA youth and sports director. "There is nothing to prepare kids for high school soccer. This team will extend the local soccer program from pre-kindergarten to high school."...
YMCA hosts cheer and tumbling camp (08/17/11)
County Calendar (08/17/11)
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...
THOMAS KERMIT HERMANSEN (08/17/11)
Thomas Kermit Hermansen, 79, of Cassville, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Cassville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18 at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Kronborg. Rev. Chris Kester Beyer will officiate. Interment will be in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora...
DOROTHY IRENE HENRY (08/17/11)
Dorothy Irene (Reaves) Henry, 89, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at her home. She was born May 9, 1922, in Leadwood, the daughter of Joseph Walter and Edna Mae (Barrett) Reaves. Most of her life was spent in Kirkwood and Webster Groves areas...
DANNY SMITH (08/17/11)
Daniel "Danny" Smith, Jr., 76, of Jenkins, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, in his home. He was born, Feb. 20, 1935, in Washington, D.C., the son of Elmer Daniel Smith, Sr. and Maxine Delores (Hibler) Smith. On Jan. 5, 1979, in Waldorf, Md., he was united in marriage to Rebecca "Becky" (Cargile) Harman, who survives...
JOSEPH D. WIERMAN (08/17/11)
Joseph D. Wierman, 29, of Versailles, died Aug. 11, 2011, in California, Mo. He was a graduate of Cass-ville High School, Class of 2000. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorraine Flieger; and his grandparents, Sydney and Grace Wierman. Survivors include: his father, Jerry Wierman; his daughter, Lila; and his sister, Shannon Gibson...
ROBERT ALCORN (08/17/11)
Robert L. Alcorn, 82, of Cassville, formerly of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. He was born March 22, 1929, in Gasconade, the son of William Ray and Gladys M. (Hannaford) Alcorn, who preceded him in death...
JOHN GREER (08/17/11)
John Greer, 59, of Archie, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Kindred Hospital, Kansas City. He was born Aug. 27, 1951, in Bates County. Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife, Helen. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements were under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
MAI HANG (08/17/11)
Mai Hang, 85, of Butterfield, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, in her home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Newtonia IOOF Cemetery, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. The family will receive friends from 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, until 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton...
BRAD SMITH, SR. (08/17/11)
Bradley Dale "Brad" Smith, Sr., 52, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, in Sundance, Wyo. He was born April 9, 1959, in St. Louis, the son of Richard and Edna (Bone) Smith, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was a sister...
Developing successful students (08/17/11)
Last week, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a report that credits Missouri with some of the highest academic performance standards in the country. According to the report, in four areas measured, fourth and eighth grade reading and math, Missouri's standards rank among the top three states in the nation. ...