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Stories from Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Body discovered in Flat Creek (10/19/11)
The body of Billy Gene Henry, 57, of Washburn, was found in a dry area of Flat Creek between Ramey and Fasco on Oct. 19. Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly said foul play is not suspected. "He was found in an area that is covered by the Barry County Sheriff's Department and the Cassville Police Department so we are working together on this," said Epperly...
R-4 superintendent addresses council (10/19/11)
Cassville R-4 School District Superintendent Richard Asbill addressed the Cassville City Council during its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 17. "We had a good meeting today," Asbill said referring to a Cassville Infrastructure Task Force meeting held earlier in the day. "Several things were covered. Many issues were brought out, and most of them were resolved."...
It's walnut time (10/19/11)
Fall festival returns to square Saturday (10/19/11)
This weekend, area residents will don poodle skirts and tie-dyed shirts for the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Fall Festival. The theme for this year's Chili and Salsa Cook-Off is 1950s and 1960s. "This is the biggest event our chamber puts on each year," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. "Everyone should stop by, even for an hour, and take advantage of everything this event has to offer...
City will hold meeting Thursday (10/19/11)
Citizens to have opportunity to share concerns on Nov. 3
The Show to offer tunes from the 1950s and 1960s (10/19/11)
Performances of the 19th annual The Show will be held at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Center at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 22 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. "The theme is 50s and 60s, which is always really popular because the crowd we appeal to came up through that music," said Greg Beck, The Show director. "This will not be a bee-bop and poodle skirt show though. That's why we called it 'The Way It Was.'...
Annual nut sale begins (10/19/11)
ISO inspection should not impact premiums (10/19/11)
Even though the City of Cassville didn't fare as well as it would have liked during an Insurance Service Office (ISO) inspection of the effectiveness of the city's building codes, area residents and business owners will not likely see changes in insurance premiums...
Ribbon cutting held for Kornerstone (10/19/11)
Sheriff's department recovers farm machinery (10/19/11)
Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly announced the recovery of several items of farm machinery that were stolen from southwest Missouri, Oklahoma, Georgia and Arkansas over the summer, and a man from Berryville, Ark., has admitted to the thefts. According to Epperly, Detective Doug Henry has spearheaded the investigation, recovering a large amount of stolen property. ...
Commission to host two more meetings (10/19/11)
The Barry County Commission will hold informational meetings in Purdy and Cassville during the next two weeks. Information will be presented on the county's current financial condition and a sales tax that will be decided by voters on Nov. 8. An informational meeting will be held at the Purdy Community Building on Thursday, Oct. 27. The commission will also hold a meeting at the Cassville High School commons area on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Both meetings will begin at 7 p.m...
Red Ribbon Week activities planned for area schools (10/19/11)
Area schools are promoting a drug-free lifestyle with a variety of activities and events for Red Ribbon Week, slated for Oct. 24 through 28. Cassville Intermediate students are boasting the theme "Pawsitively Drug- Free" with a week-long spirit campaign against substance abuse...
SK Fireworks T-shirt quilt awarded (10/19/11)
Fall festival to be held in Wheaton (10/19/11)
The Wheaton Historical Society and L&S Grocery of Wheaton will sponsor the fifth annual Wheaton Fall Festival Party in the Park on Monday, Oct. 31. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. "The festival is a wonderful time for children," said Ralph Lamberson, Wheaton Historical Society member. "All of the families that come out have a great time."...
SK Chamber elects new directors (10/19/11)
The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce recently elected four new members to its board of directors. Dave Fielder, Deb Vawter and Roger Pinnell will return to the board for another three years, and Jim Fohn was elected to his first three-year term. Pinnell will serve as board president, and Vawter has been elected as vice president for 2012...
Events to be held in conjunction with cook-off (10/19/11)
Several events are scheduled to be held in conjunction with the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Chili and Salsa Cook-Off on Saturday. CFPD breakfast fundraiser The Cassville Fire Protection District (CFPD) will host a pancake breakfast at the Cassville First Baptist Church fellowship hall from 6:30 to 10 a.m...
Arkansas auctioneer (10/19/11)
Co-worker of the month (10/19/11)
Brave band members (10/19/11)
Lady Bears visit Exeter Elementary (10/19/11)
Spooktacular events offered in Barry County (10/19/11)
Community members looking for a scare close to home should consider one of the spooky activities below. Seligman Spook Trail The Seligman Fire Protection District will offer its 14th annual Spook Trail on Oct. 21 and 22 and Oct. 28 and 29. Tickets, which cost $5, will be sold from 8 p.m. to midnight. Children under 5 will be admitted for free...
Area attractions offer plenty of scary fun (10/19/11)
Flirting with winter while still claiming fall, Halloween is an excellent time for family adventures -- or giving into superstitions and phobias. And that's what Descent is all about. "It's a lot of fun to see your vision come to life after many months of planning and construction," said Joe Blackerby, an owner of the new haunt, which is located near Hollister. ...
Wildcats take care of Cubs, 28-6 (10/19/11)
Football is a great game for teaching math, because everything important about the game is expressed numerically -- scores, records, passing yardage, rushing yardage, average starting field position, net yards per punt. Every game is a numerologist's game chest of trivia...
Lady Wildcats ready for district play (10/19/11)
The Lady Wildcats split a pair of volleyball matches to finish the week. Cassville dropped a match to Mt. Vernon on Tuesday night, 2-0 but recovered to win on the road at Lamar on Thursday, 2-0. On Thursday, the Lady Wildcats overcame the rigors of a long road trip to sweep Lamar, 25-23 and 25-16. Rhiannon Miller led the Lady Wildcats, scoring five kills. Rachel Sanders had 12 of Cassville's 15 assists in the match...
SW team seeded third in districts (10/19/11)
Southwest will be the #3 seed in the Class 2, District 11 Volleyball Tournament to be held Oct. 24 and 25 at Diamond High School. Pierce City, the #7 team in the state in Class 2A, is the #1 seed, while Diamond, ranked 10th in the state, is the #2 seed. Both schools received first-round byes...
Setting the stage (10/19/11)
Freshman Wildcats stumble against Bulldogs (10/19/11)
The Cassville Wildcats freshman football team took on a conference foe on Oct. 10 as they battled the Carl Junction freshman in their sixth game of the season. Late in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs pulled away to hand Cassville a 42-10 defeat, marking the young Wildcats' second loss of the season...
CMS cheerleading squad (10/19/11)
County Calendar (10/19/11)
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...
DOROTHY ROSE "DOTTIE" DEVINE (10/19/11)
Dorothy Rose "Dottie" Devine, 86, formerly of Shell Knob, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2011. She was born Jan. 16, 1925, in El Dorado, Ark., the daughter of Wilbur and Rose (Moore) Rose. On April 24, 1946, she was united in marriage to John W. Devine, who preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents...
JULIA COOPER (10/19/11)
Julia F. Cooper, 92, of Granby, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Medicalodges Neosho, at Neosho. Arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
KATHRYN RUTH ELLIS (10/19/11)
Kathryn Ruth Ellis, 75, of Washburn, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born Oct. 1, 1936, in Pea Ridge, Ark., the daughter of Willis Wesley and Hettie (Johnson) Keene. On Nov. 26, 1955, in Washburn, she was united in marriage to James Ellis, who preceded her in death on March 24, 2009. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Roger Ellis; and one sister, Connie Ellis...
CLARA ELIZABETH BRANDON (10/19/11)
Clara Elizabeth Brandon, 99, formerly of Cassville, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in Boise, Idaho. She was a school teacher for 37 years in Missouri, Kansas and Nevada, as well as a homemaker. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Loy Bowen will conduct the services. Burial will be at Mineral Springs Cemetery...
WILLIAM "BILL" WHITE (10/19/11)
William "Bill" Harvey White, 68, of Butterfield, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville. He was born on Dec. 28, 1942, in Jackson, Mich., son of Estel and Ruth Chaffen White, Jr. He grew up and received his education in Michigan. ...
Alicia Ann Wade (1929 -- 2011) (10/19/11)
Alicia Ann Wade passed away Oct. 10, 2011, in Christian Health Care of Nixa. She was born June 27, 1929, in Cassville, Mo., to Vernon and Grace Chumbley. Alicia left her hometown of Cassville in 1953 when she married R. Clell Wade. She spent most of her life in Quincy, Ill., where she raised her family. They retired back to Cassville in 1979, and lived there until 1990 when they moved to Springfield, Mo...
It's not too late (10/19/11)
The ongoing issue of the City of Cassville's proposed water and sewer rate increases is getting lots of attention from the public these days, especially after letters were mailed out informing citizens of the pending changes. The whole process has been rather confusing, and I know many citizens are upset because they believe the decision has already been made without their input. ...
Letters to the Editor (10/19/11)
Dear Editor: As business owners in Cassville, we are very concerned about the new proposed water rates. We discussed the proposed increase with one of the city aldermen. When we expressed concern that bills would more than double, he responded by saying "no one has said anything about the bills being doubled." The city has informed us that our bill will more than double under the new proposed rates...