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Stories from Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Introducing the boys of fall (08/31/11)
Cassville death ruled a homicide (08/31/11)
Second degree murder charges were filed Thursday afternoon against a 40-year-old Barry County man in the death of Vicki L. Clark, 43, of Cassville. Jimmy Joe Nelson, 40, of Cassville, was arrested without incident at a Barry County residence and is being held in the Barry County Jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond. Nelson has also been charged with armed criminal action...
County sales tax to appear on Nov. 8 ballot (08/31/11)
The Barry County Commission voted Monday to place a 3/16th of a cent sales tax on the Nov. 8 ballot. If approved by voters, the revenue from the additional sales tax will be used by the county for law enforcement, according to Barry County Presiding Commissioner Cherry Warren...
USPS makes changes at local post offices (08/31/11)
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is making some behind-the-scenes changes at area post offices that are aimed at lowering USPS costs without impacting customers. Rural route mail carriers are being consolidated at some of the larger post offices, including the Cassville location, which will handle mail for Exeter's rural routes. Mail routes will not change, and no carriers are being eliminated at this time...
Council approves building plans for Casey's General Store (08/31/11)
ed The Cassville City Council approved the building and site plans for Casey's General Store at a special meeting on Aug. 29. The new convenience store will be constructed west of Flat Creek X-Press Lube on Main Street in Cassville. "We are excited to welcome Casey's back to Cassville," said Mayor Tracy Holle. "The city's economic development office and Casey's have worked for over three years toward this announcement...
New clerk (08/31/11)
Award winner (08/31/11)
Influential lady (08/31/11)
Local man to receive $20,000 federal grant (08/31/11)
A local man is among 31 Missouri recipients who have been chosen to receive Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants this year. John T. Lee, of Cassville, will receive a $20,000 grant to purchase and install a renewable energy system that will offer energy efficiency improvements at his agriculture business...
New Mom's Closet has served 50 mothers (08/31/11)
Ministry open to all new and expectant mothers in community
Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce gears up for Fall Festival (08/31/11)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its 2011 Fall Festival and Chili and Salsa Cook-Off, which will be held on the downtown square in Cassville on Saturday, Oct. 22. The theme for this year's event is 1950s and 1960s. Vendors and chili and salsa cook-off participants are encouraged to decorate their booth space and dress according to the theme...
Crowder College Adult Education and Literacy program serves variety of students (08/31/11)
Barry Countians interested in earning a GED, improving their language skills or preparing for post secondary education or the United States Citizenship test are invited to take part in Crowder College's Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) classes. The college began its fall AEL classes at campuses located in Newton, McDonald, Barry and Lawrence counties on Aug. 22...
BCCOA releases annual report (08/31/11)
The Barry County Council on Aging (BCCOA) has released its annual report on services provided to elderly Barry Countians for the 2011 fiscal year, noting that the number of clients needing personal care assistance has doubled due to cuts in the state's Medicaid program in 2010-11...
Area residents invited to Big God Across the Ozarks (08/31/11)
Area residents are invited to hear gospel music and an inspirational message at the third annual Big God Across the Ozarks event, which will be held at Gizmo's Event Center on Highway 86 in Wheaton Wednesday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 11. The singing will begin at 6 p.m., and services will start at 7 p.m. each night...
Washburn Council addresses utility and other issues (08/31/11)
The Washburn City Council addressed several utility and maintenance issues at its regularly scheduled meeting on July 18. The Missouri Rural Water Association suggested the city replace the check valve for well #2. The aldermen voted to follow the recommendation...
Shell Knob School playground improved (08/31/11)
Half of young children in the U.S. are read to at least once a day (08/31/11)
Reading activity has increased among children in low-income families
Area businesses support Shell Knob organization (08/31/11)
Kornerstone, Inc., of Shell Knob, sponsored its fourth annual Dessert on Us fundraiser at the Cassville High School commons area on Thursday, Aug. 4. the event was sponsored by the Kornerstone Community Advisory and Board of Directors. Trina Colwell served as master of ceremonies. ...
Fall activities scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22 (08/31/11)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's Fall Festival and Chili and Salsa Cook-Off will offer live entertainment, craft booths, chili and salsa tasting, a pet parade and food vendors. Booths will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. In addition to the fall festival, a variety of activities will be held throughout the day on Oct. 22...
Roaring River Parks Alliance to host annual picnic (08/31/11)
The Roaring River Parks Alliance (RRPA) will host its annual picnic from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 at the Eagle Rock Community Center Pavilion. The public is invited to attend. Hot dogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings will be served to members...
Verona corn maze set to open in less than three weeks (08/31/11)
By Lisa Craft Yakov Smirnoff, a Russian comedian who performs in Branson, will be the centerpiece of this year's Corn Maize in Verona, just off of Highway 60. The Maize features over seven acres of corn and is operated by GRIP Boys Home in Verona with the help of farmer Jim Sherwood. Sponsors of the attraction are the Springfield Cardinals, Pioneer Seed, Coast to Coast and Clear Channel Communications. The Maize will open on Sept. 17 for its 13th season...
Prize winner (08/31/11)
Cassville woman injured in crash east of Billings (08/31/11)
A two-vehicle crash on Friday on Highway 60 east of the Billings city limits left three people injured. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 1 p.m. when the driver of a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier, Ashley N. Blades, 18, of Billings, failed to yield and pulled into the path of a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by Laci D. Naugle, 24, of Cassville...
Wildcat fans recognized at season opener (08/31/11)
Newcomer takes top prize in stock class (08/31/11)
The Cassville Rotary Club's ninth annual demolition derby attracted a crowd of over 1,800 spectators on Saturday night. The event was held at the Bill Hailey Rodeo Arena in Cassville. "We had a good crowd," said Herb Primrose, Cassville Rotary Club member. "The event turned out good. We had a lot of cars, I think the final count was 23 cars. A lot of the drivers were from here in Cassville. It was a good event."...
Family Reunion (08/31/11)
Higgs family to hold reunion The Higgs family will hold its annual reunion at the Monett Park Casino on Sunday, Sept. 11. A covered dish dinner will be served at 1 p.m. For more information, call Betty (Higgs) Lamberson at 417-652-7488. --- Cole-Still reunion...
Wildcats batter Panthers in opener (08/31/11)
The Cassville Wildcats survived a disastrous turnover spree in the first half and used a punishing ground game to subdue the Mountain Grove Panthers on Friday night, 35-14. Cassville broke on top 14-0, but a pair of costly giveaways allowed the Panthers to tie the game in the closing minutes of the half. The second half was all Wildcats, as David Large's team ran for over 230 yards in just the third and fourth quarters and finished the night with 360 yards on the ground...
Mac County spoils home VB opener (08/31/11)
McDonald County spoiled the home volleyball opener for Cassville on Monday night. Led by dominating senior Darien Stancell, the Lady Mustangs dropped the Lady Wildcats in straight sets, 25-14 and 25-23. "We looked good at times," said Cassville's Jerry Schneider. "The girls played hard, and served pretty well. We competed with them, but we need a go-to hitter in clutch situations."...
CHS wins Crowder tourney (08/31/11)
The Cassville Lady Wildcats softball team has accomplished a first by winning the Crowder Tournament this past weekend. After finishing in the runner-up spot last year, Cassville wasn't going to let that happen again. The Lady Wildcats defeated Southwest, East Newton and Reeds Spring to advance to the championship game against Purdy. After eight innings, Cassville outlasted the Lady Eagles 2-1 to win the tournament title...
Depth, experience boost CHS Xcountry (08/31/11)
Cassville's Chris Shore is excited about the prospects for his high school cross country team. Shore has 10 boys and three girls out running and sees a much improved squad on the boys' side. "We have not had a competitive boys team in quite some time, and I feel like this group may break the streak," said Shore. "We have depth and some kids with the want to. It's going to be fun to see what they can do."...
JV Wildcats blank Seneca (08/31/11)
The Cassville Wildcat JV football team traveled to Seneca on Monday night for their first game of the season and came away with a decisive 35-0 victory. The win was an all-around team effort that saw a swarming Wildcat defense and a punishing ground game...
Bulldogs baseball wins two (08/31/11)
The Wheaton Bulldog baseball team started off its fall season with a pair of wins last week. The Bulldogs hosted the Crane Pirates on Aug. 22 and defeated the Pirates 9-6, then traveled to Golden City on Thursday and picked up a 13-1 victory. Against Crane, Wheaton steadily built up a 7-0 lead after five innings behind a strong pitching and hitting performance from Kyle Robbins. ...
State tournament winners (08/31/11)
The Monett Grizzlies 12-and-under baseball team won the 2011 Show-Me State Games tournament in Columbia. The Grizzlies completed the season with a 58-14 record. In the front row, from left, are: Mason Dickemann, Danny McKinney, Mason Swearingen, Troy Rose and Brady Wright. Second row: Coach Scott Sangston, Zac Burgherr, Ricky Aldaba, Tommy Sangston, Ian Meyer, Johnny Saunders, Alex Turner and Coach Scott Wright...
County Calendar (08/31/11)
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...
CASEN ISSAC VANZANT (08/31/11)
Casen Issac Vanzant, infant son of Makayla Sturgiss and Jared Vanzant of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, in Springfield, Missouri. Survivors include: his parents; maternal grandparents, Bobbie Weathers, of Cassville, and Bill Sturgiss, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and paternal grandparents, Nick and Lisa Vanzant, of Golden...
LETHA "RUDDICk" HILTON (08/31/11)
Letha O. "Ruddick" Hilton, 82, of Springfield, died at 12:05 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center. Letha was born Feb. 25, 1929, in Duquesne, Mo., the daughter of Clyde and Effie Roller Ruddick. She married Ferdinand "Ferd" Hilton in Las Vegas in 1978. He preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2007...
PAMELA ELLIOTT-MILLER (08/31/11)
Pamela Elliott-Miller, 44, of Shell Knob, passed away at her home on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. She was born on Feb. 19, 1967, in Wichita, Kan., to Vernon Elliott and Patricia (Loveland) Elliott. On Feb. 19, 2002, she married Tom Oran Miller in Carroll County, Ark...
JERRY WAYNE SCHMIDT (08/31/11)
Jerry Wayne Schmidt, 77, of Exeter, passed away at his home on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. He was born on May 23, 1934, in Pampa, Texas, son of Edwin Schmidt and Geneva Overstreet. He was a graduate of Kemper Military High School in Boonville. After graduation, he attended the University of Arkansas and Texas Tech University, where he completed his degree in petroleum engineering. He honorably served in the U.S. Army and retired from BP global...
CATHERINE SINCLAIR-HALL (08/31/11)
Catherine Sinclair-Hall, 62, of Cassville, passed away Sunday Aug. 28, 2011, at Cox South in Springfield. She was born Jan. 3, 1949, in Poole Dorset, England, the daughter of the late Patrick and Rose(Brown) Whalley. She was united in marriage on July 12, 1974, in Poole Dorset, England, to John Sinclair-Hall who survives...
PHYLLIS J. KACKLEY (08/31/11)
Phyllis J. Kackley, 78, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born April 25, 1933, in Verona, the daughter of Earnes Jenning and Meta Rebecca (Thomas) Zinn. In May, 1950, in Eureka Springs, Ark., she was united in marriage to Roy Ray Kackley, who preceded her in death on May 2, 2005. ...
Community builds character (08/31/11)
Growing up, I remember my father watching every sport that happened to be broadcast on the television. In the winter, he watched college basketball. In the spring and summer, he didn't miss a Cardinals game. Then, fall came. Fall activities were centered around football. ...