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Stories from Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Spooky fun (11/02/11)
Special election Tuesday (11/02/11)
Next Tuesday Barry County residents will have the opportunity to decide a pair of county taxes that are designed to support law enforcement and emergency services. County tax In August, the Barry County Commission voted to place a 3/16th of a cent sales tax on the Nov. 8 special election ballot. The county currently operates on a one-half of a cent sales tax and fees generated by county offices...
Area fire departments to be better prepared for disasters (11/02/11)
A series of grants awarded to the Springfield Fire Department (SFD) by the United States Department of Homeland Security will benefit Barry County residents. Several local fire districts have partnered with SFD to receive grant funds for special equipment and training that will help prepare volunteers to respond to disasters like the tornado that hit Joplin in May...
Public hearing is Thursday (11/02/11)
Cassville residents interested in posing questions or voicing concerns about a water and sewer rate increase plan currently being reviewed by the city council will have an opportunity to do so on Thursday night. A public hearing will be held at the Cassville City Hall council chambers at 6 p.m. on Nov. 3...
Secession Convention remembered (11/02/11)
On Saturday, area residents had the opportunity to watch a living history re-enactment of the second meeting of the Secession Convention, which was originally held at the Barry County Courthouse in Cassville in 1861. The event celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Civil War...
Man pleads guilty in shooting death of Golden businessman (11/02/11)
The Arkansas man accused of killing the owner of a liquor store in Golden back in January of 2006 will not stand trial for first degree murder. Instead, Luke A. Trottier, 43, of Berryville, Ark., pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second degree murder and armed criminal action. ...
Clever kid (11/02/11)
ERGM Fire District receives new tanker truck (11/02/11)
Stealing the spotlight (11/02/11)
Time for fall clean-up (11/02/11)
Area residents will have the opportunity to dispose of old furniture, barbecue grills and small appliances during the City of Cassville's annual fall clean-up, which is scheduled to be conducted Nov. 7 through Nov. 11. Allied Waste will collect items on regular routes at residents' curbs. Pick-ups will be made on regular trash collection days...
Concert to benefit Share Your Christmas (11/02/11)
On Nov. 11, area community members are invited to enjoy a free concert hosted by Emmanuel Baptist Church. Gospel artist Sean Lea will perform at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Center at 7 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring new or gently used coats, gloves, scarves or other winter clothing items to the concert. Donated items and monetary gifts will benefit the local Share Your Christmas Foundation...
Church to celebrate centennial (11/02/11)
Ridgley Southern Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a special service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6. Area residents are invited to attend the celebration and church worship services at 10:30 a.m. "We will have special music," said Sandy Forgey, church secretary. "We will also be recognizing past pastors. We have sent letters to all of the ones who live in the area. They will have the opportunity to share their memories at the church...
Fireman's Ball to be held in Wheaton (11/02/11)
The inaugural Wheaton Fire Department Fireman's Ball will be held at Gizmo's Event Center in Wheaton on Friday, Nov. 4. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. "Everyone in the area should plan to attend to support our volunteer firemen," said Donna Youngblood, event fundraiser chair. "These men and women give, give, give to their community. This is our chance to recognize them."...
Letters to the Editor (11/02/11)
Dear Editor: In reference to the upcoming law enforcement sales tax, I would like to ask every voter to please vote "yes." I am an employee of the sheriff's office, and I know first hand how much the current economy has affected people and businesses. The county has tried to ride the bad economy out, but they've come to a point that it is just not possible anymore...
Nutritionalists work to make local residents healthier (11/02/11)
University of Missouri Extension nutritionists Tonya Wogoman and Jacquie Howell are working to make local residents healthier by sharing information on nutrition, fitness and food safety with local students, families and adults. "The statistics are terrifying," said Wogoman, nutrition program associate. "The number of kids with diabetes, asthma and other health concerns is growing because of a lack of exercise and a poor diet. It is unreal how uneducated people are."...
Wheaton approves pay increases (11/02/11)
The Wheaton City Council voted to give two city employees pay raises at its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 6. Mayor Donnie Powell reported that Margie Schad, assistant city clerk, has been employed by the city for over 90 days, which is when job reviews and pay increase considerations are traditionally conducted...
Seligman appoints new alderman (11/02/11)
The Seligman City Council appointed a new alderman during a special meeting on Oct. 31. Mayor Jason Raucstadt recommended Kelly Payne for the position of west ward alderman. After the aldermen approved the recommendation, Payne was sworn in by Joan Andrews, city clerk. Payne will serve until the next election in April of 2012...
Seligman accepts alderman's resignation (11/02/11)
The Seligman City Council accepted the resignation of Alderman Latisha Pippin at its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 10. Pippin, who has served on the council for three years, stated that she was submitting her resignation to pursue other goals...
SWLT to present Seasons' Greetings (11/02/11)
Zombies give surprise performance (11/02/11)
Boys State delegates garner accomplishments (11/02/11)
American Legion Post #118 sent eight delegates to the 72nd session of Missouri Boys State, which was held at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg this summer. Each of the delegates achieved several accomplishments at the 2011 session. Students are listed below with their accomplishments...
Post-season softball honors announced (11/02/11)
Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed The Cassville Lady Wildcat softball team placed eight players on the All-Big 8 Conference and Class 3, District 12 All-District teams this fall. The honored Cassville players are pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Kelsey Baker, All-District second team, designated player; Kennadi Howard, All-District first team, infielder, and All-Big 8 honorable mention, short stop; and Raeghan Blisard, All-District first team and All-Big 8 first team, outfielder. ...
Wildcats complete undefeated regular season (11/02/11)
The Cassville Wildcats, hitting on all cylinders, blasted Seneca 42-0 on Thursday night to finish the regular season undefeated and win the Big 8 Conference and District championships. Cassville also completed a perfect slate of district games and earned the right to host Clinton at Wildcat Stadium on Wednesday night...
Wheaton boys win cross country title (11/02/11)
The Wheaton Lady Bulldogs raced to a district championship at Washburn on Saturday, winning the Class 1 District 5 Cross Country Championships with a score of 24 points. The Sparta Lady Trojans took second with 31 points. Hailey Stevens, a freshman from Chadwick, was the individual champion, posting a 20:49 on the campus of Southwest High School...
Wildcat seniors honored (11/02/11)
Chuck Nickle Photography Senior football, cross country players, band members and cheerleaders and their parents were honored before the start of last Thursday's home football game. Pictured above are: football players Garrett Barnes, son of Kent and Kelly Barnes, of Cassville, Kyle Brattin, son of Eric and Michelle Brattin, of Cassville, Joseph Campbell, son of Steve Campbell, of Cassville, Trevor Hobbs, son of Travis and Renee Hobbs, of Cassville, Travis Honeyman, son of Marvin and Anna Honeyman, of Cassville, Josh Lannum, son of Tracy Lannum, of Cassville, Josh McCarroll, son of Christopher Price, of Cassville, and Michelle and Gaylyn Bell, of Monett, Kreg Myers, son of Tobey and James Periman, of Cassville, and Brian and Melissa Myers, of Mt. ...
Wildcats lead list of All-Big 8 Conference honors (11/02/11)
A host of Cassville Wildcats have been named to the All-Big 8 Conference football team for the 2011 season. Leading the list of honored players are senior quarterback Ricky Nichols, who was tapped as 2011 Offensive Player of the Year, and senior Justin Pflug, who was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year for 2011. Wildcat head coach David Large also was honored as Big 8 Coach of the Year after his squad went 7-0 in the Big 8 to win the championship...
Southwest falls to Diamond in volleyball district semifinal (11/02/11)
The Southwest Lady Trojans volleyball team ended the season with a 25-12, 27-25 loss to #9 Diamond in the semifinals of the Class 2 district tournament. Southwest, which finished the season 15-13-2, led 24-23 in the second set but could get the final point as Diamond rallied at the end. The Lady Trojans were playing shorthanded in the districts because sophomore setter Montana Hendrix was sidelined with a hand injury...
Mitchell is now in record books (11/02/11)
Sometimes it takes a little time to get recognized. Back on Oct. 19, the Southwest Lady Trojans hosted the Farmington Lady Cardinals in a Missouri-Arkansas volleyball border war. As expected, the then 13-1 Cardinals headed home with the win, after besting Steve Voyak's girls, 3-1...
County Calendar (11/02/11)
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...
FAYE BOWMAN (11/02/11)
Faye Bowman, 67, of Jenkins, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, from complications of heart surgery. She was born in Cassville, July 18, 1944, the daughter of Raymond and Lola (Ross) Lassiter. She was united in marriage to Donald Kent Bowman in Jenkins on Dec. 23, 1962. He preceded her in death in 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents...
MARY LORENE HOWELL (11/02/11)
Mary Lorene Howell, 89, Ozark, passed away Oct.31, 2011, at The Baptist Home after a short illness. She was born Dec. 15, 1921, to Orba and Martha Alice Vanderpool, in Barry County. She married Eugene Howell on Oct. 10, 1946. Eugene passed away Jan. 26, 2004...
CARL HENBEST (11/02/11)
Carl L. Henbest, 76, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Sept. 20, 1935, in Cassville, the son of Homer Alfred and Clara (Robison) Henbest. On June 6, 1954, in Exeter, he was united in marriage to Roberta Sapp, who survives...
MARTY LEON BOYD (11/02/11)
Marty Leon Boyd, 44, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in Rocky Comfort. He was born March 10, 1967, in Bentonville, Ark., the son of Billy W. and Laveta "Tweedle" (Ellis) Boyd. He received his education at Southwest School in Washburn and East Newton High School. He was currently enrolled in Crowder College. He was a self-employed musician. He spent time in Nashville, Tenn., pursuing a music career. He was also president of "Caring For Our Troops."...
DUANE EDWARD TRUMAN (11/02/11)
Duane Edward Truman, 71, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 20, 1940, in Diagonal, Iowa, the son of Ed and Ora (Wilmeth) Truman. On Dec. 27, 1974, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Janice "Jan" Jackson, who survives...