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Stories from Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Homecoming to be held Friday (09/28/11)
Man charged with second degree murder (09/28/11)
An Arkansas man has been charged with second degree murder in connection with a shooting on Friday night in Washburn that left 34-year-old John Bevill dead from an apparent gun shot wound to the chest. According to McDonald County Sheriff Rob Evenson, Brian Clapper, 31, of Bentonville, Ark., was taken into custody without incident and is being held in the McDonald County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond...
SK festival attended by over 7,000 community members (09/28/11)
Mild temperatures drew a record number of people to the sixth annual Shakin' in the Shell Fest, which was held in downtown Shell Knob on Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce and Paradise Cove Camping Resort in Eagle Rock...
County officeholders hold the line on salaries (09/28/11)
As required by law, the Barry County Salary Commission met on Monday in the Barry County Courthouse in Cassville. The group of elected officeholders gathered to discuss the salaries for those offices that will be elected in the upcoming 2012 election, which includes sheriff, assessor, northern commissioner, southern commissioner, public administrator and coroner...
Construction crew to breathe new life into service station (09/28/11)
Exterior restoration work scheduled to be completed by December
City to hold public hearing on Nov. 3 (09/28/11)
On Thursday, Nov. 3, the Cassville City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss a plan to develop new water and sewer rates. The hearing, which is scheduled to be held at the Cassville City Hall, will begin at 6 p.m. Although aldermen originally voted to hold the hearing on Oct. 24, the city is legally required to publish a notice of public hearing 30 days prior to the event. In order to meet that requirement, the council changed the date of the hearing...
Crash closes highway in RRSP (09/28/11)
Wheaton hires project inspector (09/28/11)
On Aug. 9, the Wheaton City Council voted to terminate its agreement for inspection services with Tri-State Engineering, of Joplin. Tri-State will still continue to serve as engineer and oversee the city's $1.2 million drinking water improvement project...
GFWC district meeting held in Cassville (09/28/11)
Crowder College student enrollment increases again (09/28/11)
The Crowder College Cassville Campus' fall enrollment increased over 4 percent when compared to 2010 figures. The local college campus is also offering over 5 percent more credit hours this semester. "Crowder College has a great reputation," said Angela Seymour, Crowder College Cassville Campus director. ...
Bank to show appreciation (09/28/11)
Freedom Bank of Southern Missouri will host two customer appreciation luncheons in Barry County next week. "We will be celebrating the week of Oct. 3 through Oct. 8 at both the Cassville and Seligman banks," said Stan Kelley, Freedom Bank president and chief executive officer. "Customers are invited to come in and sign up for daily prizes."...
Miles for Meals fundraiser to offer barbecue, music and duck race (09/28/11)
The Cassville Senior Center will host its 14th annual main fundraising event benefitting Miles For Meals this Saturday. The center's Hoe Down and Duck Quack will be held at the Cassville facility from 5 to 8 p.m. "This event benefits our meals program," said Pam Klepper, Cassville Senior Center assistant administrator. ...
Eagle Rock woman injured in crash on Highway M (09/28/11)
An Eagle Rock woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 10:25 a.m. on Monday. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash took place on Highway M eight miles east of Cassville when the driver of a 2010 Dodge Challenger, Susannah A. Jacqumain-Hardin, 48, of Eagle Rock, went off the roadway and struck a tree...
Fun program prepares children for kindergarten (09/28/11)
Parents looking for a fun preschool program designed to prepare children for kindergarten by building positive academic and social skills should consider SONbeam Preschool in Cassville. Enrollments are still being accepted for the program's Tuesday and Thursday session...
WOW event taking place next weekend (09/28/11)
It's not too late to sign up for the 15th annual Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) outdoor recreation and conservation school taking place at Roaring River Oct. 7 through Oct. 9. WOW is a hands-on learning experience that attracts people of all ages and interests. The classes teach basic skills for families and individuals to help them enjoy outdoor activities in a safe, responsible manner...
Donations to benefit new mothers (09/28/11)
Thanks to donations provided by Soroptimist International of Barry County, the First Christian Church of Cassville's New Mom's Closet ministry currently has a dozen more baskets available for local expectant mothers. "Thank you so much," said Cindy Puryear, of First Christian Church. "This will help us serve a lot more new moms."...
RR Parks Alliance holds annual picnic (09/28/11)
The Roaring River Parks Alliance held its second annual picnic at the Eagle Rock Pavillion on Sept. 23. "We heard many positive comments about the facility from first-time visitors to the pavilion," said Sharon Reidel. "The weather was awesome, and we were overwhelmed with the success of the picnic and the fact that we more than doubled the attendance from last year...
Senior center to host workshop (09/28/11)
Sessions will offer information on managing chronic diseases
Homecoming event to benefit education fund (09/28/11)
Celebrate Cassville Homecoming at a Homecoming Luncheon and Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Cassville Golf Course. The event is sponsored by the Cassville Education Fund. Non-golfers and golfers alike are invited to enjoy barbecue sandwiches and sides from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the golf course dining room. Admission is $7 per person and includes a barbecue sandwich, two sides, dessert and refreshments...
Boy Scouts hold retirement ceremony (09/28/11)
Seligman Council hears police department's plan to cut expenses (09/28/11)
On Sept. 12, the Seligman City Council reviewed the police department's plan to cut expenses to cover a loss in sales tax revenue. Randy Kalbaugh, police chief, reported that the police department's sales tax revenues decreased $7,404.14 in August. In an effort to reduce expenditures, the department will use only one patrol vehicle at a time. ...
Police report tops Purdy City Council agenda (09/28/11)
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 Monett's South Park...
Exeter Council adopts tax rate (09/28/11)
The Exeter City Council adopted the tax rate for 2011 at its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 9. The tax levy was set at $0.4484. In other business, the aldermen approved the bank reconciliations, voted to pay the July bills as presented and reviewed the bank balances...
SK SD launches new website (09/28/11)
The Shell Knob School District has launched a new website, which offers a variety of features designed to connect the school with the community and keep parents informed. Internet users who visit the new website, at shellknob.cyberschool.com, can check the weather from the homepage or subscribe to the RSS feed to get automatic updates, including school calendar information, sent directly to a smart phone or email...
CHS agriculture department begins new program (09/28/11)
This year, the Cassville High School agriculture department will begin a new program that will help students learn more about careers and work environments. "A portion of the curriculum taught through the agricultural program is on agricultural careers and characters of a quality employee," said CHS agriculture instructor Charli Jo Epperly. "We thought it would be a great benefit to have our students seek the working knowledge behind the businesses in our communities."...
Cassville routs Mt. Vernon, 49-8 (09/28/11)
The Cassville Wildcats racked up 42 points before halftime and rolled to a 49-8 Big 8 Conference victory at Mt. Vernon on Friday night. The parade of old Pontiacs ferrying the Mountaineers' homecoming royalty was almost as impressive as the Cassville team. Ricky Nichols looked even faster than the featured GTO convertible, running for three touchdowns and completing all seven of his passes -- one of them a 12-yard touchdown strike to Cole Beagle...
Cassville spikers third in tourney (09/28/11)
The Diamond Lady Wildcats won their own Diamond Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, defeating Greenfield 25-15 and 25-16 in the final. Cassville claimed third place, while Southwest and Purdy finished fifth and seventh respectively. The Lady Wildcats opened up pool play by tying eventual tournament runner-up Greenfield 26-24 and 19-25. Cassville then defeated McAuley 25-10, 25-14 and Golden City 25-15, 25-11...
Wildcat strikers down Houn's (09/28/11)
The Cassville Wildcats shut out the visiting Aurora Houn' Dawgs 2-0 last Thursday night to up their record to 3-5. "The team knew district expectations were on the line and performed beautifully," said Cassville soccer coach Andrew Hoskins. Battling a tough Aurora midfield, the Wildcat defense held strong and helped to limit the Houn's scoring opportunities...
Southwest volleyball team to host Pink Out game on Oct. 4 (09/28/11)
In honor of breast cancer awareness and education, the Southwest High School volleyball team will hold a Pink Out game Tuesday, Oct. 4. The Lady Trojans face McAuley Catholic in an Ozark 7 Conference game in Washburn. The jayvee game begins at 6 p.m. with the varsity game to follow. Southwest will play with special pink uniforms and a pink ball...
Cassville has good showing in softball tourney (09/28/11)
Joplin On Friday, Cassville fell to Joplin 4-1. The Lady Wildcats scored a run in their first at-bat when Jaime Everett walked and scored on three Lady Eagles' wild pitches. Joplin countered with a run in the first, two runs in the second and a single run in the third...
East Newton course yields fast times (09/28/11)
A total of 339 cross country runners, accompanied by coaches, family and fans, descended on the campus of East Newton High School on Saturday for the 13th annual East Newton Invitational. Coach Jake Holt of the Patriots has built this meet from a ho-hum local affair into one of the premiere high school running events in southwest Missouri...
Southwest's Sellars fourth at Nixa XC (09/28/11)
The Cassville Wildcats claimed 13th place in the large schools varsity race at the Nixa Invitational cross country meet on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Nixa won the meet, scoring 87 points. Cassville boys varsity finishers were: Taylor Dodson, 58th, 19:08; Connor Redmond, 59th, 19:09; Jordan Shore, 73rd, 19:47; Walker Perez, 74th, 19:52; Ben Makela, 76th, 19:59; Nathan Vitt, 83rd, 20:59; and T.J. Matthews, 96th, 23:08...
Cassville softball falls to Reeds Spring 6-4Cassville softball falls to Reeds Spring 6-4 (09/28/11)
The Cassville Lady Wildcat softball team hosted Reeds Spring last Wednesday afternoon and fell 6-4. Held scoreless for the first six innings, the Cassville bats finally came alive in the seventh inning and put four runs across the plate. The effort was impressive but fell short of the win...
Golf tournament to benefit drug court (09/28/11)
The Barry County Drug Court Planning Team will hold its third annual golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Cassville Golf Course. All proceeds from the event will benefit the local drug court program. The cost to participate in the four-man scramble is $50 per golfer, which includes cart rental, 18 holes of golf and a barbecue lunch. ...
Register now for adult flag football (09/28/11)
The Cassville YMCA is currently accepting registrations for its adult coed flag football league. Games will be played in a seven-on-seven format. Competitions will be held on Tuesday nights beginning Oct. 18. Participants will be guaranteed the opportunity to play in at least eight games. Players will also be able to participate in a single elimination post-season tournament...
County Calendar (09/28/11)
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...
Night of fun to benefit seniors (09/28/11)
On Saturday, the Cassville Senior Center will host its 14th annual Miles For Meals fundraiser, which generates funding for the center's meals program. Although Barry Countians have done their part to raise funds for many local organizations this year, I hope that area community members will come out once again to support local seniors...
Letters to the Editor (09/28/11)
Dear Editor: I do hope that the citizens of Cassville and Barry County are paying attention to the local governing entities. Apparently, they all have determined that this is the kind of economy in which to raise an assortment of taxes and fees. The Barry County commissioners held a public forum to determine the support or lack thereof for a 3/16th sales tax increase to support law enforcement related expenses. ...