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Stories from Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Council adopts water and sewer rate plan (09/21/11)
Cassville residents will have an opportunity to voice opinions during public hearing on Oct. 24
St. John's makes donation to food pantry (09/21/11)
This summer, St. John's Hospital-Cassville hosted a six-week food drive that collected nearly 3,400 pounds of food for the Cassville Community Food Pantry, located in the Cassville United Methodist Church. "Our co-workers were very generous," said Dave Steinmann, St. John's Hospital-Cassville vice president and chief operating officer. "Our co-workers have talked about how it is hard for them right now with today's food prices, but they still donated with their hearts."...
NWS to investigate Washburn tornado (09/21/11)
A storm warning issued on Sunday night advised Barry County residents that a tornado warning was in effect for the southern portion of the county. A Washburn firefighter had reported spotting a tornado about six miles west of Washburn. Officials from the National Weather Service (NWS) now say they plan to investigate whether the tornado touched down in that area of Barry County...
Shell Knob festival to be held Saturday (09/21/11)
The sixth annual Shakin' in the Shell Fest will be held off of Highway 39 behind Meek's in Shell Knob this Saturday. The event, which begins at 10 a.m., will offer musical entertainment, a car show, food concessions, craft and business vendors and an assortment of games and activities for families...
County health board updated on flu vaccinations (09/21/11)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees received an update on 2011 flu vaccinations at its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 15. Carol Landstad, public health program coordinator, reported that the local health department received 2,000 doses of the flu vaccine. Around 1,900 doses are still available...
R-4 SD preplans for storm shelter (09/21/11)
The Cassville R-4 School Board took one more step toward the construction of a storm shelter during its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 15. Board members reviewed RFQs (requests for qualifications) for project architectural services and grant management services...
Wet roadways cause crash near RRSP (09/21/11)
Education fund receives donation (09/21/11)
Improvements underway (09/21/11)
Freedom Bank honors law enforcement officers (09/21/11)
BC Commission to hold meeting in SK (09/21/11)
The Barry County Commission will hold an informational meeting at the Shell Knob VFW Hall at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the county's current financial condition and a sales tax that will come before voters in November...
Weekend crashes leave several county residents injured (09/21/11)
A Golden man was injured in a single-vehicle wreck that took place on Saturday on Highway J two-10ths of a mile east of Golden. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred at 10:20 p.m. when the driver of a Ford Mustang, Shannon K. Forkner, 36, of Golden, ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree...
SWLT to present autumn drama production (09/21/11)
Southwest Little Theatre in Washburn will present an autumn drama production on Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30. Performances are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. The performance on Sept. 29 will feature "Remembering 911" and "Lost." The Sept. 30 show will offer performances of "No Place Like Home" and "Lost."...
Recycling event to be held in Cassville (09/21/11)
Cassville residents looking for a way to dispose of old electronics, appliances and lawn equipment should plan to participate in a recycling event scheduled to be held in the Cassville City Hall parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 8. Computer Trade Recycling Center, of Joplin, will accept items from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m...
Repairs, additions made to Christmas lights (09/21/11)
CenturyLink and DonorsChoose.org partner to help students in need (09/21/11)
Local communications provider CenturyLink is partnering with DonorsChoose.org to offer a $100,000 "Double Your Impact" grant to fund classroom projects in public schools in the company's service areas. Any public school teacher within the CenturyLink service areas can go online to DonorsChoose.org to request support for classroom materials and projects...
Jenkins FD to hold annual fish fry (09/21/11)
The Jenkins Rural Fire Department will host its annual fish fry under the tents at the junction of Highway 39 and 248 on Saturday, Oct. 8. Volunteers will serve all-you-can-eat fish and chicken, baked beans, potato salad, hush puppies, dessert and drinks from 5 to 7 p.m. Adult meals will cost $8, and children 10 and under can eat for $4...
Popular magazine hosts chamber event (09/21/11)
Event to benefit education fund (09/21/11)
Celebrate Cassville's Homecoming at a special Homecoming Luncheon and Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Cassville Golf Course. The event is sponsored by the Cassville Education Fund. Golfers and non-golfers alike are invited to enjoy barbecue sandwiches and sides from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the golf course dining room. Admission is $7 per person and includes a barbecue sandwich, two sides, a dessert and refreshments...
The Easters to perform in Aurora (09/21/11)
Jeff and Sheri Easter will perform at Aurora Junior High School at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. The doors will open at 6 p.m. The Easters won the Gospel Music Association Southern Gospel Song of the Year in 2010 for "Born to Climb." They are also two-time Grammy Award nominees for Song of the Year and Album of the Year and have won five Dove Awards...
Ceremony honors prisoners of war and missing soldiers (09/21/11)
On the heels of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington D.C., this year's annual POW/MIA ceremony in Monett was especially poignant. The third annual ceremony honoring military personnel who are still designated as prisoners of war or missing in action was sponsored by Rolling Thunder Missouri Chapter #3...
Funding available for septic replacements (09/21/11)
Funding is now available to help more Barry County residents finance septic system replacement projects. Ozarks Water Watch (OWW) has received a $1 million grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to establish a grant and loan program designed to improve and protect water quality in the upper White River basin watershed by assisting homeowners with the cost of replacing failing onsite septic systems...
50th reunion (09/21/11)
Spectacular save (09/21/11)
Cassville survives Aurora challenge, 21-7 (09/21/11)
The Cassville Wildcats scored on two short-field opportunities in the first half, and added a third-quarter touchdown on a Trey Rose catch-and-run to defeat visiting Aurora, 21-7, in Big 8 Conference play on Friday night. Aurora used its mammoth line and a great defensive scheme to stymie Cassville's vaunted running attack. The Houn' Dawgs keyed on Ricky Nichols and Kyle Brattin the entire game and dared the Wildcats to beat them with the passing game...
CHS spikers earn first season win (09/21/11)
The Cassville Lady Wildcats broke into the win column with a straight set victory over the Wheaton Lady Bulldogs in volleyball action last Tuesday in the Cassville gymnasium. The Lady Wildcats opened with a dominant 25-6 set and then held on for a 25-20 second set to take the match...
Runners compete at Monett (09/21/11)
The Monett Cubs raced to a second-place team finish at the annual Monett Invitational cross country meet on Sept. 13, losing to Nixa, 48-62. Rogers (Ark.) squeezed past McDonald County on a tiebreaker for third place, and Carl Junction, Bentonville (Ark.) and Seneca completed the Class 3-4 field...
Lady Wildcats split pair of Big 8 games (09/21/11)
The Cassville Lady Wildcat softball team won one and lost one last week, beating Aurora 7-6 but falling to Carl Junction 12-2. Against Aurora last Thursday, Cassville started strong and had a commanding 6-0 lead after three innings. The first inning started out with a double by Raeghan Blisard, who stole third, followed by a single from Kennadi Howard, which scored Blisard, to give the Lady Wildcats a 1-0 lead after their first at bat...
Lady Panthers caravan rolls into Purdy (09/21/11)
The Drury Lady Panthers caravan rolled into Purdy on Saturday morning and received a warm Eagles welcome. A standing room-only crowd gathered in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church as community members took advantage of the opportunity to meet members of Drury's 2011-12 women's basketball squad, which now includes Shelby White, one of Purdy's own...
Wildcat jayvee wins big (09/21/11)
Cassville's JV football team improved its record to 3-0 with a solid victory over the visiting Prairie Grove (Ark.) Tigers last week. The 'Cats continued their recipe for success with a stingy, tough defense, a strong running game and a timely passing game...
Wheaton baseball boosts record to 9-2 (09/21/11)
The Wheaton Bulldog baseball team has had a busy two weeks, competing in both the Crane Woodbat Tournament and the Purdy Fall Classic as well as playing Golden City at home. Wheaton placed second in the Crane Woodbat Tournament, which wrapped up last weekend, and are currently two for two in the Purdy Classic with one more game left to play. The Bulldogs are currently 9-2 on the season...
Purdy softball clips Pierce City 10-7 (09/21/11)
The Purdy Lady Eagles softball team moved a step closer to securing the number one seed in the district playoffs with a 10-7 over Pierce City on Friday. "I am really proud of my girls," said Purdy head coach Stephanie Ray. "We jumped on the board early and held on for the win. I have preached all season long that we have to keep scoring and have to keep battling. Today we did that."...
Freshmen 'Cats edge out the Houn' Dawgs 21-14 (09/21/11)
The Wildcats opened the game on defense and immediately forced an Aurora punt. Unfortunately for Cassville, the punt was muffed and the Houn' Dawgs regained possession deep inside Wildcat territory. This time, the Cassville defense would not be able stop the Aurora drive, and the Houn's scored the first touchdown of the game and punched in a two-point conversion to make the score 8-0 in their favor at the end of the first quarter...
CHS, SWHS pick up wins at Volleyfest (09/21/11)
The Cassville Lady Wildcats finished the day even at two wins, two losses during the annual Southwest Volleyfest in Washburn on Saturday, boosting their season record to 3-7. Cassville opened the day with an early morning victory over Pea Ridge (Ark.) in the middle school gym, 25-16 and 25-10. The Lady Wildcats then moved down the hill to the winners bracket at the high school...
Tournament winners announced (09/21/11)
The Cassville Womens' Golf League's annual invitational tournament, held at the Cassville Golf Course on Aug. 25, drew numerous competitors. The winners of the championship flight included: Trahan and Dillard, first place; Dandy and Ellison, second place; Moore and Powers, third place; and Boyes and Boyes, fourth place. ...
Newtonia to be site of 5K run (09/21/11)
The historic Newtonia battlefield and Ritchey Mansion will be the site of a 5K run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 24. The new event will begin at 7:30 a.m. and is open to all area runners and walkers age 10 and up. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in the following age divisions: 10-12; 13-15; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; and 60 and older...
Women's golf league holds tourney (09/21/11)
The Cassville Women's Golf League held its annual invitational tournament at the Cassville Golf Course on Aug. 25. The event offered "awesome weather, delicious food and wonderful fellowship," according to Becky Ryder, of the Cassville Women's Golf League...
Cassville women's golf group hosts scramble (09/21/11)
The Cassville Women's Golf Association hosted a four-person team scramble on Sept. 15 at the Cassville Golf Course. The low gross first place team of Pam Gripple, Mary Lee Meyerkord, Becky Ryder and Janie Watson shot a 72. The second place low gross team of Connie Figgins, Susie Jacobs, Ann Loeppke and Sue Louk shot a 73...
County Calendar (09/21/11)
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...
RUBY BETTERTON (09/21/11)
Ruby Betterton, 77, of Purdy, passed away Saturday September 17, 2011, at Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville. She was born May 17, 1934, in Purdy, Mo., the daughter of the late Floyd and Mayme (McGuire) McCracken. She was united in marriage on October 15, 1981, in Butterfield, Mo., to Curtis Betterton, who preceded her in death on October 3, 2002...
OLIVE "MARIE" ROGERS (09/21/11)
Olive "Marie" Rogers, 84, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in her home. She was born June 20, 1927, in Clayton, Ohio, the daughter of Frank Lewis and Tacy Ann (Miller) Bialkowski. On Jan. 25, 1944, in Orange County, Calif., she was united in marriage to Robert Wesley Rogers, who survives...
DANIEL SHAFFER (09/21/11)
Daniel Shaffer, 68, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, in his home. Arrangements will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
GILBERT "GIB" URICK, JR. (09/21/11)
Gilbert Hunt "Gib" Urick, Jr., 77, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehab Center, Cassville. He was born Aug. 13, 1934, in Erie, Penn., the son of Gilbert H. Urick Sr., and Genevieve (Bahm) Urick. On Aug. 25, 1956, in Warren, R.I., he was united in marriage to Lucy Caroline Crocker, who survives...
LEE EUGENE TICE (09/21/11)
Lee Eugene Tice, 64, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in his home. He was born April 14, 1947, in Geneva, Neb., the son of Howard D. and Mildred E. (Mills) Tice, who preceded him in death. Surviving are two sisters, Betty E. Stollar and her husband, Cody. of Lincoln, Neb., and Lorraine Boardman, of Beloit, Kan...
NORMAN K. HILLYER (09/21/11)
Norman K. Hillyer, 84, of Eagle Rock, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in St. John's Hospital -- Cassville. He was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Reserve, Kan., the son of Edwin "Bay" and Geraldine "Gerry" (Frakes) Hillyer, who preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Jo Ann (Wade) Faulkner on April 19, 1975, in Cassville. She survives...
HERSCHEL LEE BECK, JR. (09/21/11)
Herschel Lee Beck, Jr., 56, of Exeter, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Services are pending. visit our website or call the White Funeral Home for arrangements information.
S.T. SIMS (09/21/11)
S.T. Sims, 79, of Sedalia, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at a hospital in Sedalia. He was born Sept. 11, 1932, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Sims, of Washburn. He graduated from Cassville High School with the class of 1950. He was a member of the 1949 Marble Bowl football team. He was also a member of the American Legion baseball team and the Cassville Blues team. He had a career in the beverage business at Sedalia...
VELMA CHRISTINE BAKER (09/21/11)
Velma Christine Baker, 88, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehab Center, Cassville. She was born Oct. 10, 1922, in Washburn, the daughter of Oliver and Gertie (Privitt) Nodine. On Nov. 18, 1977, in Washburn, she was united in marriage to Andrew Joe Baker, who preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2010. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Arnold Nodine...
Engagement announced (09/21/11)
Robbins reunion held at RRSP (09/21/11)
Support our student-athletes (09/21/11)
For many, fall means football, and based on my Facebook feed alone, it appears as if almost every single one of my friends has a favorite team they're following. Whether it be Arkansas, Missouri or even KU, diehard football fans are a breed apart. And from my days at Mizzou, I can tell you there's nothing more fun than putting on the black and gold and tailgating with friends outside Faurot Field...