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Stories from Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Comedic performance (10/26/11)
Democrat Photo/Reed Jo Ellen Fielding gave a comedic performance of Patsy Cline's "I've Got You" during the opening medley of The Show last weekend. HomeTown Sound and the RedHots and several talented local singers entertained over 800 community members on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday...
Sunshine draws crowd (10/26/11)
A chilly morning gave way to beautiful blue skies on Saturday, drawing hundreds of people to the downtown square in Cassville for the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Chili and Salsa Cook-Off. "The Chili and Salsa Cook-Off this year was fantastic," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. "The weather was gorgeous, the chili and salsa was delicious, our craft and food vendors offered something for everyone and there were plenty of activities to keep the kids busy...
Citizens pack Cassville City Hall (10/26/11)
On Thursday, Cassville residents packed the Cassville City Hall council chambers to listen to an informational presentation by Eugene Dilbeck, city administrator. The presentation laid out the reasons the city needs to increase water and sewer rates in the near future...
Barry County Fair Board disbands (10/26/11)
After more than a year of struggling to get area citizens to help with the Barry County Fair, the board membership has voted to disband as of Oct. 31. In an interview last year, Board President Ernest Ray said manpower and funding were issues the board had been struggling with, citing lack of sponsorships and a slowly diminishing board when members dropped off and were not replaced...
Trick-or-Treat event returns to square (10/26/11)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Trick-or-Treat Around the Square event at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. "This is a great trick-or-treat option for families in our area," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. "Chief of Police Dana Kammerlohr and her staff will block off traffic to ensure our kids are safe, and local businesses will be providing the treats, so we know they will be safe as well...
Parade winners (10/26/11)
Re-enactment to be held Saturday (10/26/11)
A living history re-enactment of the Claiborne Fox Jackson Legislature is slated to take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the historic Barry County Courthouse, located on the square in Cassville. The re-enactment highlights the second meeting of the Secession Convention, the first being held in Neosho. ...
Local businesses sponsor Cattitude program (10/26/11)
Body found in dry area of creek (10/26/11)
Cause of death pending, according to county coroner
This Friday will be "A Night To Remember" (10/26/11)
Area community members are invited to enjoy a delicious catered meal and a special performance by Cassville High School choir members on Friday, Oct. 28. The second annual performance of "A Night To Remember" will be offered at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Center at 6 p.m. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m...
Exeter man will serve 15 years on federal child porn charges (10/26/11)
An Exeter man will spend the next 15 years behind bars in a federal prison on child pornography charges. Stephen Bee, 34, of Exeter, was sentenced on Oct. 20 to serve 15 years in prison without the possibility of parole. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Richard E. Dorr in the federal courthouse in Springfield...
Letters to the Editor (10/26/11)
Dear Editor: As the federal government prints trillions of dollars in the name of saving jobs, the people struggling to make ends meet watch the value of their dollar drop steadily. Clothing, food, shelter and fuel costs are rising while peoples' ability to earn diminishes or stays the same...
Security Bank sponsors junior football league (10/26/11)
This fall, Security Bank of Southwest Missouri sponsored the jerseys for the Cassville Junior Football Mighty Mite League for the seventh consecutive year. "Security Bank enjoys doing things to help kids in the community," said Justin Gates. "We look forward to sponsoring this program every year. Our board has really gotten behind the long-term partnership we have with this program that helps these kids succeed."...
Commission to host meetings at CHS and Reavisville (10/26/11)
The Barry County Commission will hold informational meetings in Cassville and Reavisville next week. 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 Cassville High School commons area on Tuesday, Nov. 1. A meeting will also be held at the Reavisville Methodist Church on Thursday, Nov. 3. Both meetings will begin at 7 p.m...
BCHD has administered 900 flu shots (10/26/11)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees received an update on flu vaccinations at its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 20. Carol Landstad, public health program coordinator, reported that the health department has administered around 900 flu shots so far this fall. The department received a total of 2,000 vaccines this year...
Cassville man injured in crash on Highway 76 (10/26/11)
A Cassville man was seriously injured on Sunday in a single-vehicle wreck on Highway 76 eight miles west of Branson. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 7:30 a.m. when the driver of a 1994 Ford Ranger, Derek E. Sharp, 27, of Cassville, ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree...
Long-time educator takes helm at Cassville Library (10/26/11)
Armed with a 26-year career in education and a love of the public library system, Cheryl Williams stepped into the role of Cassville Branch Library supervisor on Oct. 3. "I saw this as a new challenge," said Williams, who has served as the Cassville Branch children's coordinator for nearly two years. "It is new and different, and I like the challenge of change."...
City to host fall clean-up (10/26/11)
The City of Cassville will host its fall clean-up days Nov. 7 through Nov. 11. Allied Waste will collect a variety of items on its regular trash routes. Microwaves, furniture, barbecue grills and other items will be collected at the curb on regular trash pick-up days during the clean-up...
County Calendar (10/26/11)
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...
Take back event to be held in Cassville (10/26/11)
The Cassville Police Department and Cassville Community 2000 will host a prescription medication take back event at the Cassville City Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. Prescription drugs will be accepted at the back door of city hall...
Barry County Clerk's office offers Saturday hours (10/26/11)
The Barry County Clerk's office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 5. The special hours will be offered for absentee voting for the Nov. 8 election. Absentee voting for the special election will also 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...
Students rewarded for good attendance (10/26/11)
Benefits available under LFD Program (10/26/11)
Brian Blount, executive director for Barry County Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that livestock producers may be eligible for benefits under FSA's Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for forage grazing losses incurred during 2011. For 2011, producers must provide a completed application for payment and required supporting documentation to their administrative FSA county office within 30 calendar days after the end of the calendar year in which the grazing loss occurred...
MoDOT to resurface Hwy F (10/26/11)
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has announced that Highway F near Chain-O-Lakes in Barry County is scheduled to be resurfaced beginning the week of Oct. 31. Drivers can expect one-lane traffic where crews are set up. Flaggers will be on the road to guide drivers through the work zone...
CoxHealth Center Cassville earns ACR Accreditation (10/26/11)
CoxHealth Center Cassville has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning -- sometimes called CAT scanning -- is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions...
Daytime financial aid meeting to be offered at CHS (10/26/11)
The Cassville High School guidance department will offer a daytime financial aid meeting in the high school conference room from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The event is designed for parents who are unable to attend an evening meeting. Parents who have students attending classes at any area school district are welcome to attend...
Church to celebrate 100th anniversary (10/26/11)
Ridgley Southern Baptist Church will host a 100th anniversary celebration at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6. The church was founded in 1911. The anniversary celebration will offer music, testimony and fellowship. Ridgley Southern Baptist offers Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday...
SWMOA seeks volunteer tax preparers to help seniors (10/26/11)
The Southwest Missouri Office on Aging (SWMOA) is currently searching for volunteer tax preparers to offer services to seniors and low-income individuals in Barry, Lawrence and surrounding counties. The Tax Counseling for Elderly (TCE) Program provides free help to people age 60 and older across 17 counties in southwest Missouri...
The Show offers memorable performances (10/26/11)
Wildcats stay perfect at 9-0 (10/26/11)
Cassville shuts out East Newton 44-0 to earn second district win
Southwest runners earn Ozark 7 title (10/26/11)
Although Parkview High School won both the varsity boys and varsity girls team divisions at the annual Southwest Invitational Cross Country Meet on Oct. 13, the real story was the race within the race. There had been no Ozark 7 Conference cross country championship since 2003 due to a lack of conference schools fielding teams, but last Thursday, Southwest's boys defeated Wheaton to win the 2011 title, and Chris Saladin, of Thomas Jefferson, was the individual conference champion...
Cassville runners fifth at Big 8 cross country meet (10/26/11)
The Lamar Tigers and Lady Tigers, running for the only Class 2 school in the Big 8 Conference, swept the Big 8 Conference cross country championships at Carl Junction on Thursday. Coach Rodney Bald-ridge's boys fought to a 41-41 tie with Monett in their division, but the Tigers earned the title with the sixth-man tiebreaker. The Lamar girls won their first conference title ever, outscoring second-place East Newton 36-49...
Wildcat strikers take key victories (10/26/11)
The Cassville Wildcat soccer team is on a roll after winning back-to-back games against Webb City and New Covenant. Last Thursday at home, Cassville defeated the Webb City 2-1 in a defensive battle that was ultimately decided by penalty kicks. The Cardinals scored the first goal 10 minutes after the game started. Cassville responded, and Austin Deffenbaugh scored the equalizer 14 minutes later...
Area volleyball teams compete in districts (10/26/11)
The Cassville Lady Wildcats volleyball team's season came to end in the Class 3, District 11 tournament at Seneca. Cassville fell to the third-seeded Mt. Vernon Lady Mountaineers in two games, 25-13, 25-9 in first round action. In other opening games, Monett defeated Aurora in three games, 14-25, 25-23, 25-21, and East Newton downed Seneca in three, 25-7, 19-25, 25-18...
Southwest spikers split games this week (10/26/11)
The Southwest volleyball team lost to Exeter in three sets but defeated Sarcoxie in its final regular season games last week. The Lady Trojans finished with a 14-12-2 record overall and a 5-1 mark in the Ozark 7 Conference. In the Exeter match, Southwest grabbed an early lead by winning the first set 25-18, but the Tigers rallied to win the next two sets on Senior Night 25-16, 25-21. ...
Patton earns varsity jersey (10/26/11)
Audrey Patton, a 5-10 forward from Purdy, is one of only three freshmen to make the women's varsity basketball roster at Central Methodist University. Patton, who is majoring in elementary education, joins newcomers Kyra Williams, of Knob Noster, and Lyndsey Roberts, of Harrisburg, on the 16-girl roster for the Lady Eagles...
BC Drug Court hosts successful golf tourney (10/26/11)
Barry County Drug Court hosted another successful golf tournament at the Cassville Golf Course on Oct. 9. The event raised $3,661.71 for the successful local drug court program. "We want to thank all those who donated to the tournament," said Johnnie Cox, Barry County prosecutor and a member of the Drug Court team. "It was all needed and very much appreciated."...
JAMES L. PARKER (10/26/11)
James L. Parker, age 78, of Altamonte Springs, Fla., passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011. He was born December 07, 1932, in Cassville, Mo. Mr. Parker is survived by his loving wife, Delphia Parker, of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; daughter, Lisa (Scott) Parker Carpenter, of Shelburne, Vt.; son, Jay (Becky) Parker, of Apopka, Fla.; sister, Mary Bradford, of Seligman, Mo.; six grandchildren, Caroline, Hayden and Reed Carpenter, Jamie Parker, Kimberly Solitro and Michael Redmond; and one great- grandchild, Brianna Solitro.. ...
CLARA BRANDON (10/26/11)
Clara Elizabeth Brandon, 99, passed away Oct.17, 2011, at her daughter's home in Boise, Idaho. She was born July 3, 1912, in Mineral Springs, the eldest daughter of Luther W. and Bessie Burbridge Smith. She married Herbert Brandon on June 6, 1942, and to this union one daughter, Marilyn, was born. The family moved to Hawthorne, Nev., in 1953; where Clara spent the next 40 years. In 1993, she moved to Boise, Idaho, to live with her daughter...
JAMES ELVIS STARNES (10/26/11)
James Elvis Starnes, 75, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, in his home. He was born Feb. 24, 1936, in Ridgley, the son of Herman Cleo and Lillie May (Stewart) Starnes. On July 31, 1970, in Exeter, he was united in marriage to Jessie M. Cotton, who survives...
BILLY GENE HENRY (10/26/11)
Billy Gene Henry, 56, of Washburn, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011. He was born on Sept. 21, 1955, in Monett, son of Ronald G. and Lena Fay (Smith) Henry. He was a graduate of Southwest High School and had received two associates degrees from Crowder College...
DARLENE BUCK (10/26/11)
Darlene Natalie Buck, 85, of Cassville, passed away at her home Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. She was born in Harmony, Minn., July 29, 1926, the daughter of George and Gladys (Halisy) Hillesland. She was united in marriage to Arthur "Art" Wilson Buck, Jr., on Jan. ...
DORIS VIRGINIA REED (10/26/11)
Doris Virginia Reed, age 80, of Monett, Missouri, passed away Friday, October 21, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Missouri. She was born April 26, 1931, in Washburn, Missouri, the daughter of John Lowell and Esther Geneva (German) Painter. On June 16, 1948, in Exeter, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Hubert Neal Reed and to this union five children were born...
DUANE TRUMAN (10/26/11)
Duane Truman, 71, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
EDNA J. OWENS (10/26/11)
EDNA J. OWENS Edna J. Owens, 94, of Wheaton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born Oct. 23, 1916, in Bentonville, Ark., the daughter of Ernest and Margarett "Bell" (Mahurin) Letts. On Nov. 23, 1936, in Garfield, Ark., she was united in marriage to Herschell Owens, who preceded her in death on Feb. ...
CARL HENBEST (10/26/11)
Carl L. Henbest, 76, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. James Weaver and Rev. Paul Yarnall will conduct the services. Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery, Cassville...
MARTY LEON BOYD (10/26/11)
Marty Leon Boyd, 44, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in Rocky Comfort. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Washburn First Baptist Church. Rev. Glenn Erwin will conduct the services. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
JULIA COOPER (10/26/11)
Julia F. Cooper, 92, of Eagle Rock, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Medicalodge at Neosho. She was born in Eagle Rock, on May 26, 1919, the daughter of William Greenberry and Mollie (Larcey) Easley. She was united in marriage to Allen Stanton Ball in December 1936. He was killed in a logging accident in 1950. Later, she married Walter James Cooper on July 16, 1952, who preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1994...
DORIS JEAN LONG (10/26/11)
Doris Jean (Lewis) Long, 82, of Lampe, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, in Table rock Healthcare, Kimberling City. She was born in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 27, 1928, the daughter of Jack Henry and Sophia Marie (Eisen) Gaddis. She was united in marriage to Jesse Lewis, who preceded her in death. ...
MATHEW PAUL ROWE (10/26/11)
Matthew Paul Rowe, 24, Neosho, Mo., passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born Oct. 16, 1987, in Joplin, Mo. Matt was a lifelong area resident and a member of Jones Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He was a graduate student at the University of Arkansas, where he was finishing his master's degree in animal science. ...
RAYMA PEARL JONES (10/26/11)
A graveside memorial for Rayma Pearl Jones, who passed at on Sept. 27, 2011, has been scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 28. Friends and family will gather at her grave at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville at 1 p.m. Flowers may be sent in her memory to Joplin Health and Rehabilitation Center...
Enjoy dinner and a show Friday night (10/26/11)
The Cassville High School Wildcat football team will take on the Indians on Thursday night this week, which means many members of the Wildcat Nation will be free on Friday night. If your family is looking for something to do, please consider spending the evening with the CHS choir department. ...
Let your voices be heard (10/26/11)
Citizens of Cassville don't forget to attend next Thursday night's public hearing on the proposed water and sewer rate increases. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Cassville City Hall. It was encouraging to see so many people show up for last Thursday's informational meeting. ...