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Stories from Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Memorial honors fallen Americans (09/14/11)
On Sunday, a small crowd of Barry Countians gathered on the square in Cassville for a special memorial in remembrance of the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. "This is the eighth Sept. 11 memorial we had held," said Janice Varner, Barry County collector, who organized the event. "We are gathered to remember a terrible day in our country's history and those who lost their lives in the attack."...
Accident leaves Cassville man dead (09/14/11)
Eugene Madison, of Cassville, was killed in an accident on Farm Road 2180 in Cassville on Monday. According to a statement released by the Cassville Police Department, officers responded to the address at 10:16 a.m. on Sept. 12. "We were advised that Eugene Madison was working on conveyer type machinery," said Detective Danny Boyd. "Mr. Madison was under the conveyer working on it when it fell on him."...
Road districts await funding for flooding repairs (09/14/11)
Around four months after heavy flooding impacted much of southern Barry County, area road districts are still waiting for project funding and reimbursements from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). According to Cherry Warren, Barry County presiding commissioner, roadways located in nearly a dozen districts were damaged by spring flooding. The Sugar Creek and Shell Knob road districts were two of the hardest hit areas...
CMS student hopes to organize community garden (09/14/11)
A Cassville Middle School eighth grade student is taking the initiative that could provide area residents with a very unique opportunity. Drake Thomas is interested in organizing a community garden in Cassville. "Drake's interest in gardening started when he was around 3 years old," said Tricia Thomas, Drake's mother. "All three of his grandfathers were gardeners so he has been around it since he was very little."...
E-911 Board discusses sales tax issue (09/14/11)
On Monday, the Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board discussed the one-eighth of a cent sales tax issue that will be decided by voters on Nov. 8. Jon Horner, board president, distributed a report that showed why Barry County E-911 is in need of a sales tax increase...
SK festival to be held Sept. 24 (09/14/11)
Festival organizers are finalizing plans for the 2011 Shakin' in the Shell Fest, which will be held off of Highway 39 behind Meek's in Shell Knob on Saturday, Sept. 24. "Why should you attend the sixth annual Shakin' in the Shell Fest?" asked Sheila House, Shell Knob Area Chamber of Commerce executive director. "Because you want to have fun. Because you want to get away from work and worries and listen to music, eat yummy food and play like a kid again."...
City approves new health insurance policy (09/14/11)
The Cassville City Council approved a health insurance benefits policy with Connell Insurance, Inc., at its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 6. According to Noelle Harmon, deputy city clerk, the new health insurance policy will save the city around $28,000 over the next year. Previously, the city participated in the MOPEG consortium, which indicated that insurance premiums would increase 5 percent this year...
Golden woman injured in crash near Eagle Rock (09/14/11)
A single-vehicle crash on Monday sent a Golden woman to the hospital. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1994 Honda Accord, Stephanie A. Busse, 21, of Golden, failed to negotiate a curve, skidded across the center line, traveled off the roadway and overturned. The wreck occurred at 6:29 p.m. on County Road E two miles northeast of Eagle Rock...
Using, not abusing, timeouts for kids (09/14/11)
Many parents and grandparents use timeouts to remove a misbehaving child to a quiet setting before a no-win situation escalates out of hand. Although a timeout may seem trivial to an adult, it is remarkably powerful for a child if managed properly, said Saralee Jamieson, University of Missouri Extension human development specialist...
Cassville FFA receives donations (09/14/11)
Local mission work (09/14/11)
Purdy Police report tops August meeting (09/14/11)
August was a quiet month for officers with the Purdy Police Department, according to Purdy Police Chief Jackie Lowe in his September report to the Purdy City Council. Lowe reported one serious matter regarding a registered sex offender who was allegedly following the Purdy cross country track team members during practice. He said the man's vehicle, a red Monte Carlo, was also spotted near the Purdy School and at the Monett South Park...
Community members attend cruise-in (09/14/11)
High in the sky (09/14/11)
Luncheon and golf tourney to benefit CEF (09/14/11)
Celebrate Cassville's Homecoming at a homecoming luncheon and golf tournament at the Cassville Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 20. The event will benefit the Cassville Education Fund. Golfers and non-golfers alike are invited to enjoy barbecue sandwiches and sides from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the golf course. Meals, which are $7 per person, include a barbecue sandwich, two sides, a dessert and drink...
SADD officers attend conference (09/14/11)
Drawings benefit technology fund (09/14/11)
Cassville School District industrial technology instructors Joe Schmitz and Eric Robb designed and constructed several items that were offered in a drawing at the Cassville High School home football game on Sept. 2. The items included a Cassville football helmet lamp and a Cassville bean bag toss board set. ...
Senior olympics (09/14/11)
School honors grandparents (09/14/11)
Sidewalk sale (09/14/11)
Farmers' market still open (09/14/11)
The Garden Sass Farmers' Market continues to offer a variety of fresh produce at the pavilion on Mineral Springs Road in the Cassville City Park from 7 to 11 a.m. each Tuesday and Friday. Current vendors are offering tomatoes, cantaloupe, green beans, okra, cucumbers, summer squash, beets, winter squash, watermelon, bell peppers and other types of sweet and hot peppers...
Wildcats crush Prairie Grove Tigers (09/14/11)
The Cassville Wildcats improved to 3-0 on the season with a 40-14 interstate victory over the Prairie Grove Tigers on Friday night. Cassville left northwest Arkansas with a perfect non-conference record after dominating the Tigers in every phase of the game...
Southwest Lady Trojans earn respect with big wins (09/14/11)
The Southwest Lady Trojans may be 5-9, but they are one dangerous softball team. After graduating All-State catcher Kirstie Ickes, Tony Eagleberger was pretty much resigned to a rebuilding year. But his young players have improved at warp speed, and even the dour Eagleberger pours on the compliments when talking about his team...
Soccer 'Cats ground the Jays (09/14/11)
Cassville broke its three game losing streak against Marshfield in a convincing manner on Monday. Previously, the soccer 'Cats lost to Neosho, Monett and Branson. Avenging a 2-1 loss last year, the Wildcats controlled the time of possession and tallied three goals against the Jays...
Carthage takes VB win from CHS Ladycats (09/14/11)
The Cassville Ladycat volleyball team traveled to Carthage to take on the Lady Tigers in a non-conference volleyball match on Thursday. The taller Tigers wasted no time, subduing the Ladycats in straight sets, 25-4 and 25-12. Libby Hinson led Cassville with 12 attacks and two kills...
Chamber welcomes Speer Home Inspection (09/14/11)
County Calendar (09/14/11)
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...
JOYCE DEAN AKIN (09/14/11)
Joyce Dean Akin, 72, Neosho, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at her home. She was born Feb. 1, 1939. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Clark Funeral Home Chapel, Granby. Burial followed in Rocky Comfort Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Granby...
JOHN EDWARD KENNEDY (09/14/11)
John Edward Kennedy, 71, of Bountiful, Utah, passed away at his home Wednesday Sept. 7, 2011. He was born Sept. 29, 1931, to Vernie Smith Long Kennedy and William Kennedy. He resided on a farm in Monett the first 17 years of his life. In 1948, he moved to Bountiful, Utah, and graduated from Davis High in 1950. He was of the Baptist faith...
EUGENE MADISON (09/14/11)
George Eugene Madison, 78, of Cassville, passed away on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. He was born in the Cato community on May 11, 1933, to George and Elva (Sturgell) Madison. He attended school in the Hailey Community and graduated from Cassville High School in 1951. ...
SHIRLEY ANN WILLIAMS (09/14/11)
Shirley Ann Williams, 73, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born June 20, 1938, in Maysville, the daughter of James Thomas "J.T." and Vera (Early) Williams. On June 28, 1958, in Hardin, she was united in marriage to Lewis M. Williams, who survives...
JAMES EUGENE HILBURN (09/14/11)
James Eugene Hilburn, 72, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. He was born Feb. 13, 1939, in Butterfield, the son of Harvey and Lona (Richardson) Hilburn. Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Charles Hilburn; and one sister, Helen Stasponski...
JAMES DAVID "J.D." WILLIAMS (09/14/11)
James David "J.D." Williams, 50, of Seligman, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born in Hinton, Okla., on July 18, 1961, the son of Arvil D. and W. Francis (Whitt) Williams. On June 20, 1996, he and LayVon (Slate) Clark pledged their love to one another. She preceded him in death on April 13, 2011. He was also preceded in death by his parents...
JOSEPH E. "JOE" FORGEY (09/14/11)
Joseph E. "Joe" Forgey, 90, of Wheaton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in his home. He was born June 13, 1921, in Seligman, the son of Elige and Winnie Gay (Bowman) Forgey. On July 15, 1946, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Glenda Ray Pitts, who preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 1995. Also preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Morris...
CMS student has a great idea (09/14/11)
On Sept. 6, Cassville Middle School student Drake Thomas presented the Cassville City Council with his idea for a community garden. Drake hopes to organize a project that would bring together community members of all ages to learn about and experience growing their own fruits and vegetables. ...