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Stories from Thursday, October 13, 2011

WOW returns to RRSP (10/13/11)
Gov. Nixon visits Barry County schools (10/13/11)
On Oct. 5, Gov. Jay Nixon and his wife, Georganne, visited the Exeter and Purdy school districts to congratulate the schools on achieving A+ designation. During the visit, Nixon also encouraged students to take advantage of the program, which offers qualifying students a post-secondary education scholarship...
City to hold information meeting (10/13/11)
The City of Cassville will hold a public information meeting at the city hall council chambers at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20. The purpose of the meeting is to present facts and information on the proposed water and sewer rate increase. "We welcome the opportunity for residents to understand the need and reasons behind the proposed rate increase," said Eugene Dilbeck, city administrator. ...
Meetings to focus on E-911 tax (10/13/11)
The Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board will host informational meetings throughout the county over the next few weeks. Community members are invited to attend the meetings to learn more about the one-eighth of a cent sales tax issue that will be decided by voters on Nov. 8...
Presentations to offer information on county sales tax (10/13/11)
The Barry County Commission has planned a pair of open informational meetings to discuss the county's current financial condition and a sales tax that will come before voters in November. The first meeting will be held at the Wheaton Fire Station at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The second meeting will be held at the Monett Park Casino at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20...
Kings River Golden Express to transport kids to school (10/13/11)
The Cassville R-4 School District will add a new bus transportation route on Monday, Oct. 17. Nicknamed the Kings River Golden Express, the new route will provide public transportation for students living in the Kings River and Golden areas. "The bus will start in Carr Lane and work its way back," said Joe Cavness, district operations director. "We will be moving students off of four current bus routes to the new express route."...
Security Bank has Cattitude (10/13/11)
Community celebrates with St. John's staff members (10/13/11)
Numerous Cassville community members attended the St. John's Hospital Foundation picnic on Oct. 5. Area business and community leaders also took part in a Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony held at the new St. John's Clinic last Wednesday...
Local man attends Silver Haired Legislature (10/13/11)
A Cassville man was among several representatives of the Silver Haired Legislature to attend a recent meeting in Jefferson City. James Purviance, representing seniors in the Cassville area, attended the 2011 session of the Missouri General Assembly to assist in presenting the top five priority bills for senior citizens...
Chamber releases schedule of events for fall festival (10/13/11)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce has released the schedule of events for the annual Chili and Salsa Cook-Off, which will be held on the square in Cassville on Saturday, Oct. 22. Booths will open at 8 a.m., and entertainment will begin at 9 a.m. The following groups are scheduled to perform: the Bootkickers, 9 a.m.; Cassville YMCA Gymnastics, 9:30 a.m.; RWTB Martial Arts, 11:30 a.m.; and Barry County Connection, noon...
Event offers lessons in exercise and safety (10/13/11)
Exeter R-6 School District students learned about exercise and safety during the community's 12th Walk to School Day on Oct. 5. Kindergarten through sixth grade students gathered at the First Baptist Church of Exeter to take part in the annual event...
Register to vote in Nov. 8 election (10/13/11)
Absentee voting for the Nov. 8 special election will continue through Monday, Nov. 7. Voters will decide a 3/16th of a cent sales tax for county law enforcement and a one-eighth of a cent sales tax for county E-911 services. Absentee voting hours will be offered at the Barry County Clerk's office in Cassville from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Voters must present one form of identification, such as a driver's license or a voter registration card...
Freedom Bank events show appreciation (10/13/11)
Arkansas woman injured in crash at Golden (10/13/11)
A Berryville, Ark., woman was injured in a single-vhicle crash on Sunday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Highway H in Golden when the driver of a 2003 Mercedes ML320, Susan J. Bohannon, 60, of Berryville, Ark., failed to stop at a T-intersection and struck a fence...
Farmers' market to conclude 2011 season (10/13/11)
Garden Sass Farmers' Market will conclude its 2011 season on Friday, Oct. 14. All area community members are encouraged to visit the market to purchase the last fresh produce of the season. "There is still plenty of good produce coming through the market so stop on by," said John Potter, Garden Sass Famers' Market president. "Garden Sass would like to thank all the many vendors who passed along their fine produce this season."...
Local business hosts breakfast event (10/13/11)
YMCA to host Chili Run event (10/13/11)
The Cassville YMCA will hold its second annual Chili Run in conjunction with the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's Fall Festival on Oct. 22. The event will be held on the square in Cassville at 8 a.m. The Chili Run will offer a 5K race and a one mile fun run. A trophy will be awarded to the top male and female runners in the 5K race...
MDA Lock-up raises over $8,200 (10/13/11)
The Greater Ozarks Area Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association hosted a MDA Lock-up at The Rib in Cassville on Sept. 27. A total of 34 jailbirds raised over $8,200 during the event. The following individuals made bail by raising over $500: Chris Fleming, of Mid-America Petex; Chief Dana Kammerlohr, of the Cassville Police Department; Lisa Miles; Trooper Travis Hilburn, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol; Debbie Kelley, of the Cassville School District; Scott Neal, of SL Neal Orthodontic Lab; Jason Dickinson, of St. ...
New Cox staff (10/13/11)
CHS band finishes marching season (10/13/11)
Servicing smiles (10/13/11)
Fall cruise-in (10/13/11)
CHS cheerleaders are third in state (10/13/11)
Overall outlook poor for fall color (10/13/11)
Crisp nights and the warm days of Indian Summer herald the arrival of fall in the Ozarks. The energizing cooler days are a welcome relief from this summer's intense heat and drought that turned yards and crops brown. Even through the stress of a long, hot summer, trees in southwest Missouri have bounced back from late summer and early fall rains. Many area residents will only have to step into their back yards and view Mother Nature at her best...
'Cats escape trap game with 24-10 win (10/13/11)
Cassville's David Large rarely sleeps on the night following a high school football game. Following Friday's close win over Carl Junction, that may have been the best formula for avoiding nightmares. The Wildcats survived a sluggish start and rebounded from a 10-10 halftime tie to claim a 24-10 win over the Bulldogs. ...
Lady Eagles are district runners-up (10/13/11)
The Purdy Lady Eagles are the district runners-up after falling 10-0 to the Pierce City Lady Eagles in the Class 2, District 10 championship game on Friday. Gabby Phillips extended the inning, hitting a two-RBI double that scored Kelley and Stearns. Faith Strong laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt to score Phillips...
CHS season ends in district semi-finals (10/13/11)
The Cassville Lady Wildcat softball team's season ended Thursday night with a 5-0 loss to the Carl Junction Lady Bulldogs in the Class 3, District 12 semi-finals. Cassville fell behind 2-0 in the first inning and struggled to find its offensive rhythm...
Cassville spikers lose pink out game (10/13/11)
The Lady Wildcats team and fans turned out in all shades pink for the annual "Pink Out" volleyball night for breast cancer awareness on Monday, but the visiting Lady Wolves from Reeds Spring added the blues to the evening, painting a straight-set 25-17, 25-19 win over Cassville's hopes...
Lady Trojans beat McAuley and Gentry (10/13/11)
Southwest defeated McAuley Catholic and Gentry (Ark.) in high school volleyball games last week. In the win over McAuley, Southwest improved its Ozark 7 Conference record to 4-1. Freshman middle Shannon Mitchell led the way with six attacks and four blocks, while sophomore setter Montana Hendrix added six assists, four attacks and three aces...
Wildcats fall to Monett, beat Aurora (10/13/11)
The Cassville Wildcats soccer team lost a tough 3-1 decision to the Monett Cubs on Monday night. The Wildcats struck first with a penalty kick by Austin Deffenbaugh in the 29th minute. Monett's Eddie Aceves scored the equalizer via penalty kick in the 36th minute...
Cassville JV loses tough game to CJ (10/13/11)
On Monday night the JV Wildcats hosted the Carl Junction Bulldogs. The game was a hard-fought battle with several of the Wildcats turning in their best performances of the year, but it was is in a losing effort as Carl Junction scored a late touchdown to seal the deal and win the contest by a score of 20-13...
Wildcats fifth at Cassville Invitational cross country meet (10/13/11)
McDonald County swept the team titles in both the varsity boys and varsity girls divisions of Monday's Cassville Invitational cross country meet. The Mustangs scored 42 to take the boys' crown while the Lady Mustangs tallied 49. The Monett Cubs took third in the boys team race with 70 points. Cassville finished fifth (168), Southwest was sixth (178) and Wheaton placed 10th (217)...
Bingle, Bangle, Bungle held (10/13/11)
The Cassville Women's Golf League hosted the Bingle, Bangle, Bungle on Sept. 29. Winners included: Betty Seely and Susie Jacobs, tied for first place, 19 points; Lynn Blanke, second place, 18 points; Anne Ogle and Sue King, tied for third place, 17 points; and Mary Anne Blankenship, fourth place, 16 points...
Honored athlete (10/13/11)
Honored athlete Lynne Nicole (Biggs) Maddox, daughter of Bruce and Sue Biggs, of Kansas City, and granddaughter of the late Bill and Gladys Biggs, of Exeter, was one of five individuals inducted into the Hairston Sports Hall of Fame at Central Methodist University (CMU) in Fayette on Sept. ...
Jack and Jill Golf Tournament held (10/13/11)
County Calendar (10/13/11)
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...
EVE "EVA" HOLDER (10/13/11)
Eve "Eva" Holder, 91, of Butterfield, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. She was born Aug. 26, 1920, at Newtonia, in Newton County, to Sherman and Naomi (Troxel) Oxendine. She attended all 12 years of school at Fairview School in Fairview, where she graduated in 1939. ...
VALERIE HAYDEN (10/13/11)
Valerie (Davis) Hayden, 41, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. She was born Sept. 15, 1970, in Sterling, Colo., the daughter of Tom and Nadean L. (Martin) Davis. On Sept. 13, 2002, she was united in marriage to Keith Hayden, who survives...
KIRK EUGENE DAVENPORT (10/13/11)
Kirk Eugene Davenport, age 51, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born April 25, 1960, in Sigourney, Iowa, the son of Russell and Norma Kay (Corll) Davenport. On Feb. 14, 2008, in Eureka Springs, Ark., he was united in marriage to Linda Easley, who survives...
RUBY SANDERS (10/13/11)
Ruby D. Sanders, 100, of Washburn, passed away on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. Also preceding her in death were her parents; and three sisters, Pearl Shipley, Opal Day and Maxine Hendrix. Survivors include: one son, Jerry Sanders and his wife, Vivian, of Washburn; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
STONEY HEATHERLY (10/13/11)
Stoney Heatherly, 85, of Exeter, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at his home. He was born on Jan. 17, 1926, in Jasper, Ala., son of James Carl Heatherly and Sovia Godfree. in 1974, he moved to Barry County. He was a decorated member of the U.S. Navy and served during WWII. During his time in the Navy, he traveled to the Pacific, the Phillipines and the Lucian Islands...
CLARICE MARIE HAIMBAUGH (10/13/11)
Clarice Marie Haimbaugh, 79, of Exeter, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at the Willard Care Center in Willard, She was born on May 3, 1932, in North Liberty, Ind., daughter of Elroy and and Lillie Marie Kime. She was raised in North Liberty and graduated from the North Liberty High School. ...
BILL ERVIN (10/13/11)
Billy R. "Bill" Ervin, 79, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at his home. He was born in Tulsa, Okla., Oct. 3, 1932, the son of Erie Meadows and Goldie (Williams) Ervin. On Nov. 21, 1954, in Coffeyville, Kan., he was united in marriage to Patricia Marie Mayfield, who survives...
A+ opportunity for all students (10/13/11)
By the end of the 2011-12 school year, all southern Barry County school districts will have received A+ designation, which means all area students will have the opportunity to earn two years of free college tuition after high school. Last week, Gov. ...
SK chief supports county tax issues (10/13/11)
Dear Editor: The people of Barry County have two very important items on the upcoming ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and all registered voters in the county will be able to vote. There will be a law enforcement tax and a 911 tax on the ballot. I personally support both of these but wanted to discuss the 911 tax...