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Stories from Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mixed weather impacts Labor Day weekend (09/07/11)
With a warm start and a cool finish to the three-day weekend, area marina owners gave mixed reviews regarding recreational activity during the Labor Day holiday. Roaring River State Park issued over 3,000 daily trout tags this weekend. "The weekend went really well," said Gene Stimble, Campbell Point Marina owner. "It started off hot but turned out nice and cool. People went from buying ice cream on Saturday to sweatshirts on Sunday...
Special memorial ceremony to be held Sunday (09/07/11)
On Sunday, Barry County community members are invited to gather at the downtown square in Cassville for a special memorial that will be held in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001. The Sept. 11 Memorial and Rally Around the Flag Pole event will be held on the south side of the Barry County Courthouse at 8 a.m...
Extension Council honors five local families (09/07/11)
The Barry County University Extension Council honored five Century Farm families at its annual meeting on Sept. 1. This year's Century Farm families are from the Cassville, Butterfield and Verona areas. Farms owned by Laverne Black and Randall Black, of Cassville, Ruth Higgs and Betty Lamberson, of Purdy, and the late Joe Higgs, Odell and Joyce Mattox, of Verona, Jeff and Eva Holder, of Butterfield, and John and Linda Sperandio, of Monett, were added to Barry County's list of honored Century Farm families last week.. ...
Infrastructure Task Force continues rate increase discussion (09/07/11)
The discussion surrounding proposed water and sewer rate increases for the City of Cassville continued at the infrastructure task force meeting held at Cassville City Hall on Tuesday. "It looks like you do have a certifiable problem," said Nolan McNeill, who was in attendance at the meeting. ...
Tips for keeping kids safe online (09/07/11)
As area kids go back to school, they begin spending more time on homework, reports and projects. These and other daily activities require internet usage, which can leave parents asking how to keep their kids safe online. Communication is the key to keeping children safe on the internet, said James Smith, who investigates internet crimes against children for the Cassville Police Department and the Southwest Cyber Crime Task Force...
Ribbon cutting held at Sonic (09/07/11)
Connection will host chamber luncheon (09/07/11)
Connection magazine will host the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's third Quarterly Luncheon of the year at noon on Friday, Sept. 16 at the Barry County Museum. The popular magazine was launched in December of 2009 and has experienced strong growth since its inception. A publication that began with 44 pages has increased to 68 pages with more growth expected in 2012...
BC groups working to decrease smoking among teenagers (09/07/11)
Despite the efforts of the Barry County Health Department and Barry County Connections Coalition, studies show that students in Barry County high schools remain above the state average for smoking in their junior and senior years. Leesa Ginther, a registered nurse with the Barry County Health Department, has been working since 2008 with schools in the county to develop and implement tobacco-free campuses and businesses to improve the health of area citizens...
Local 4-H members compete at state fair (09/07/11)
On Aug. 15, members of Bit By Bit 4-H - FIRST Robotics Team 3784 traveled to Sedalia to compete at the Missouri State Fair in the Show Me Robotics Competition. The event was held to showcase science and technology advancements and to promote science to students...
Sheriff plans DWI checkpoint this month (09/07/11)
A sobriety checkpoint will be held sometime during the month of September, according to Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly. The operation, aimed at cracking down on motorists who drink and drive, will be held in cooperation with the Southwest Missouri DWI Task Force and other area law enforcement agencies...
Cassville UMC to take part in SERVE 2011 (09/07/11)
Cassville United Methodist Church members will roll up their sleeves and take part in a variety of service projects during SERVE 2011, a statewide community service effort. The local Methodist church has planned five mission projects directed by Mission Co-Chairmen Leslie Reed and Joan Andrews...
Award winner (09/07/11)
BCHD approves emergency planning contract (09/07/11)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees approved a contract for emergency planning services at its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 18. Roger Brock, health department administrator, reported that he has been working with Nancy Boyd, executive assistant, and Carol Landstad, public health program coordinator, to complete the budget for the department's regional public health emergency planning and preparedness contract...
Hospital hosts blood drive (09/07/11)
St. John's Hospital-Cassville held a Community Blood Center of the Ozarks blood drive on Aug. 29. The following individuals participated in the blood drive: The hospital will host its next blood drive on Monday, Oct. 24...
Golf tourney to benefit CEF (09/07/11)
A homecoming luncheon and golf tournament will be held at the Cassville Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 30. The luncheon meal, which will cost $7 per person, will be served at 11 a.m. A putting contest will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The contest is open to anyone. Three putts can be purchased for $10...
Horticultural booth earns fourth place award (09/07/11)
CHS to offer ACT review course (09/07/11)
Cassville High School will offer an ACT review course during the fall semester. The course fee, which is $35, will cover the cost of two workbooks and must be paid in advance. On Thursday, Sept. 22, students will meet for a review of all four ACT test areas, and on Saturday, Oct. 1, a practice ACT test will be administered under actual testing conditions in the high school commons area. The test is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at approximately 11:45 a.m...
Cassville to host Grandparents' Day open house (09/07/11)
The Cassville R-4 School District will celebrate Grandparents' Day on Friday, Sept. 9. An open house will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Grandparents are invited to enjoy refreshments in the primary and middle school cafeteria. They will be directed to their grandchild's classroom after the welcoming ceremony...
SKS to hold special assembly (09/07/11)
The Cosmosphere, a Smithsonian-affiliated space museum from Hutchinson, Kan., will present the "Living in Space" assembly at the Shell Knob School o
Retiring library director honored (09/07/11)
Seligman discusses police and maintenance issues (09/07/11)
The Seligman City Council discussed several police and maintenance department issues at its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 8. Police Chief Randy Kalbaugh offered to replace Shayn Jermain, maintenance supervisor, as the city's code enforcement officer. Jermain is moving from the area. The council accepted Kalbaugh's offer and agreed to pay him $100 per month for the extra duty...
Purdy approves 2011 tax levy (09/07/11)
Aldermen with the Purdy City Council met in special session to approve the 2011 tax levy. Aldermen left the levy at the same rate as last year's, at .3956, which will generate approximately $12,000 in general revenue. Aldermen also approved the purchase of a tanker of oil from the Purdy Special Road District at a cost of approximately $15,000...
Wildcats surge past Branson, 28-14 (09/07/11)
Ricky Nichols ran for three touchdowns and passed for another to lead the Cassville Wildcats to an exciting 28-14 victory over the visiting Branson Pirates on Friday night. Just as they did against Mountain Grove in the season opener, Cassville stormed to an early 14-0 lead. But Branson fought back to achieve a 14-14 tie before the Wildcats surged to a pair of touchdowns in the late stages of the fourth quarter...
Cassville stumbles in softball action (09/07/11)
After winning the Crowder Tournament a week and a half ago, the Cassville Lady Wildcats suffered a pair of set backs, falling to Lamar 7-2 last Tuesday and losing to Monett 4-0 last Thursday. In the Lamar game, Cassville got on the scoreboard first, leading 1-0 after the third inning. The Lady Tigers tied the game up at 1-1 in the fifth and then ripped the game wide open in the final two frames, plating six runs and earning the Big 8 win...
Seneca spikers down Lady Wildcats (09/07/11)
The Seneca Lady Indians invaded Cassville on Thursday and claimed a Big 8 Conference volleyball victory over the Lady Wildcats, 2-1. Cassville won the first game in a thriller, 30-28, but then Seneca took command of the match, sweeping the final two games, 25-17 and 25-21...
Southwest volleyball team wins two of three (09/07/11)
The Southwest Volleyball team defeated Gentry (Ark.) and Thomas Jefferson before losing a close match to Exeter last week. The Lady Trojans are 1-1 in the Ozark 7 Conference and 2-1 overall heading into a non-conference game with Marionville this week...
Gridiron frosh win first game (09/07/11)
Cassville's freshmen football squad traveled to Logan-Rogersville last Monday night for a clash of the Wildcats. Thanks to a stingy defense and a quick strike offense, the Wildcats from Cassville were able to claim a 28-14 victory. Gabe Kirk, behind some good blocking from the line, broke loose on two long touchdown runs in the first half. Unfortunately, a couple Cassville turnovers led to two Logan-Rogersville scores. At intermission, the score was tied 14-14...
Purdy Hair and Spa is a place to be pampered (09/07/11)
Local residents needing a day of pampering after a stressful week can now make an appointment at Purdy Hair and Spa, located behind Country Corner at 405 Highway C in Purdy. Purdy Hair and Spa is owned by Kindria Brown. Working at the new business are Lee Anne Wingo, who performs massages and skin care esthetics, including waxing and spray tanning, and Adrian Reed, stylist...
County Calendar (09/07/11)
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...
JOSEPHINE MARY HEINTZ (09/07/11)
Josephine Mary Heintz, 92, of Golden, passed away on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at the St. John's Hospital in Berryville, Ark. She was born on Oct. 18, 1918, in Depew, Okla., daughter of Dan and Francis (Irwin) Capshaw. In 1938 she and her family moved to Fresno, Calif., where she met Gottlieb Heintz. ...
JAMES ANDREW "JAMIE" FARRIS, JR. (09/07/11)
James Andrew "Jamie" Farris, Jr., 42, of Golden, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in his home. He was born March 30, 1969, in Arlington, Texas. On May 26, 2001, in Exeter, he was united in marriage to Rebecca Ladon Robbins, who survives. Additional survivors include: his mother and step-father, Carolyn and Les Gryder, Sr., of Golden; his father, James Farris, of Crane; three sons, Seth Robbins, Chase Farris and Tristan Wade Farris, all of Berryville, Ark.; one daughter, Christina Coffer, of Springfield; three brothers, John Farris and his wife, Shannon, of Purdy, Joey Farris, of Crane, and Les Gryder, Jr., of Cassville; two sisters, Audrey Farris and Anne Marie Farris, both of Corpus Christy, Texas; and his grandmother, Bonny Gardner of Aurora.. ...
WALTER LEN "LENNIE" SCHULZ (09/07/11)
Walter Len "Lennie" Schulz, 52, of Purdy, passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, near Pioneer. He was born Feb. 27, 1959, in Nevada, the son of Walter A. and Cora "LaVerne" (Barlow) Schulz. Preceding him in death were his father; one son, Michael Schulz; and one brother, Jay Bivens...
WILMA JONES (09/07/11)
Wilma L. Jones, 82, formerly of Cassville, passed away at Circle of Life Hospice Center in Bentonville, Ark., on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. She was born on Oct. 7, 1928, in Jefferson City, daughter of Carl and Stella (Shikies) Williams. On Oct. 7, 1945, she was united in marriage to Lee Jones in Noblesville, Ind. ...
LUELLA EVELYN JOHNSON (09/07/11)
Luella Evelyn Johnson, 82, of Shell Knob, passed away Aug. 31, 2011, at her home. She was born on Feb. 19, 1929, in Deer Creek Minn., to Charles Albert and Irene (Marquardt) Brown. She grew up in a family of 14 in Guthrie, Minn. She was united in marriage to her husband of 62 years, William J. Johnson, on July 16, 1949, in Minneapolis, Minn. Together they own and operate the Big Bobber Resort and the Vintage Ozark Antique Store both in Shell Knob...
SARAH ELIZABETH "BETTY" MOELLER (09/07/11)
Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Moeller, 85, of Bentonville, Ark., passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at the Circle of Life Hospice Home in Springdale, Ark. she was born July 8, 1926, in Cassville to the late Oscar Hilburn and Grace Beck Hilburn. She was a life-long Southern Baptist...
PATRICIA SUE GANNON (09/07/11)
Patricia Sue Gannon, 66, of Shell Knob, Missouri, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Patricia was born December 12, 1944, in Springfield, Missouri, to Richard and Mildred Crinklaw, who preceded her in death...
Dedicated librarian (09/07/11)
Public libraries are a valuable community resource. They provide access to information and education to anyone who walks through the doors. Libraries also strengthen communities by providing an avenue for self-improvement, self-education and life-long learning...