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Stories from Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cassville utility rates to increase (11/09/11)
Mayor casts tie-breaking vote to increase city's water and sewer rates
Both Barry County sales tax issues fail (11/09/11)
On Tuesday, Barry Countians voted against a pair of sales taxes designed to support county law enforcement and emergency services. Less than 21 percent of the county's registered voters visited area polls on Nov. 8. The 3/16th of a cent law enforcement sales tax, which was placed on the special election ballot by the Barry County Commission, received a total of 1,983 "yes" votes and 2,201 "no" votes, which means 52.61 percent of voters opposed the tax...
Citizens feel the quake (11/09/11)
Area residents were shaken up late Saturday evening as many felt, for the first time, the tremors from an earthquake that struck near Oklahoma City, Okla. According to David Compton, director of the Barry County Office of Emergency Management, it was "a pretty good shake."...
Wheaton firefighters recognized (11/09/11)
Exchange program allows teen to experience local culture (11/09/11)
Student realizes cheerleading dream at CHS
Cassville residents voice concerns at public hearing (11/09/11)
The Cassville City Hall Council Chambers could not accommodate the number of citizens who turned out for Thursday night's public hearing on proposed water and sewer rate hikes. Over 150 people filled seats, stood and crowded the foyer outside the meeting room for the hearing, which was designed to give residents an opportunity to voice their concerns and ask questions about the proposed rate increases...
Army donates laptops to CHS (11/09/11)
On Nov. 2, United States Army First Sergeant Jefferson Paul and Sergeant First Class Darrell Boyd visited Cassville High School to present officials with 10 laptop computers. "We have several laptops at our battalion headquarters in Kansas City," said Paul. "We try to identify schools that these can be asset for. It is up to the school how they choose to use them."...
Monett resident injured in crash on Highway 37 (11/09/11)
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle wreck Tuesday on Highway 37 at Route W in Butterfield. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck took place at 6:35 a.m. when the driver of a 1995 Jeep Cherokee, Clan L. Crane, 48, of Eagle Rock, made a left turn and pulled into the path of a 2010 Ford Taurus, driven by Pauletta M. Banes, 60, of Monett...
Cassville Health Care hosts chili cook-off (11/09/11)
Events planned to honor veterans (11/09/11)
School districts across Barry County will honor the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces with a variety of special Veterans Day ceremonies and events this week. Area schools will hold honorary ceremonies on Nov. 10 and Nov. 11...
Community events to spread Christmas cheer (11/09/11)
Christmas is less than seven weeks away, and area communities are preparing to spread holiday cheer with annual parades and other events. Cassville Christmas Parade The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual night-time Christmas parade at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3...
Residents invited to fill shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child (11/09/11)
Area residents are invited to gather shoe boxes and small toys and treats for Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, which will be held Nov. 14 through Nov. 21. Boxes can be dropped off at the First Baptist Church in Cassville. Operation Christmas Child gifts can include any of the following items:...
Families invited to sign up for Share Your Christmas (11/09/11)
Sign-ups for Share Your Christmas will be held at the Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center in Cassville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 through Thursday, Nov. 17 and from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 18. Families interested in signing up for the program, which provides Christmas presents for local needy children, should bring Social Security cards for each member of the household and proof of income from the month of October to the Neighborhood Center. ...
Sponsors needed for Christmas Show (11/09/11)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting sponsors for the 2011 Christmas Show, which will be held at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Center on Dec. 9 and 10. Sponsorships range from $25 to $100. Each sponsor will be recognized using a digital Christmas card that will be included in a PowerPoint presentation that will be shown before each performance, during intermission and after performances. ...
Emergency management director to speak at meeting (11/09/11)
Sheriff's department kicks off Angel Tree campaign (11/09/11)
Once again, the Barry County Sheriff's Department is accepting donations for its sixth annual Angel Tree campaign to benefit children of Barry County during the holiday season. Names of children in need in Barry County will be placed on a Christmas tree at the Barry County Sheriff's Department in Cassville. Local businesses, civic groups or individuals wishing to adopt a child or an entire family may stop by the office and either get the necessary information or donate money for the drive...
Purdy teens take part in conference (11/09/11)
Members of the Purdy Youth Empowerment Project Chapter attended the annual YEP Youth Philanthropy Conference at Drury University in Springfield on Oct. 20. The students joined about 180 students from 25 chapters across southern Missouri who attended conference, which featured a keynote address from local entrepreneur and philanthropist Doug Pitt...
SK kindergarteners kick off postcard collection (11/09/11)
Old station receives a new coat of paint (11/09/11)
Local take back event collects over 47 pounds of medication (11/09/11)
The Cassville Police Department and Cassville Community 2000 hosted their third successful prescription drug take back event on Oct. 29. "I believe we had a better turnout than ever before," said Cassville Police Chief Dana Kammerlohr. "The public education and media coverage is letting people know that this service is available."...
Wildcats return to state quarterfinals (11/09/11)
The Cassville Wildcats remained perfect on the season with a 42-12 Class 3 sectional victory over Pleasant Hill at Wildcat Stadium on Monday night. The Wildcats used a dominating ground game to dispatch the Roosters, running for over 350 yards and maintaining possession for over 31 minutes of the 48-minute contest...
Wildcats blank Clinton, 35-0, in regional game (11/09/11)
The Cassville Wildcats rolled to 11-0 on Wednesday night, pitching a third consecutive shutout while defeating the Clinton Cardinals, 35-0, in a Class 3 regional playoff game at Wildcat Stadium. It was a miserable weather night for football, the first game Cassville played in less than ideal conditions this year. With a weather system marching in from the northwest, the temperatures dropped throughout the game, and a steady, cold rain enveloped the stadium by halftime...
Volleyball honors (11/09/11)
Cassville soccer wins district title (11/09/11)
The Cassville Wildcat soccer team won the 2011 District championship by defeating top-seed Carl Junction 3-2 in the title match on Thursday at Monett. To advance to the championship game, the Wildcats first faced off against rival Monett, who Cassville had lost two twice before in the regular season. The 'Cats fell behind early, and it was 1-0 in the Cubs favor at half time...
Sellars earns All-State medal at cross country championships (11/09/11)
Southwest's senior Cristian Sellars joined a long list of Trojans who have earned All-State medals at the state cross country championships. Sellars raced to 24th place in the Class 1 boys race at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City on Saturday to lead Southwest to a 14th place team finish...
SW volleyball players honored with post-season awards (11/09/11)
The Southwest Lady Trojan volleyball squad had four players earn post-season honors. Juniors Taylor Mettlach and Chelsie Leroy, sophomore Montana Hendrix and freshman Shannon Mitchell were named to the Ozark 7 All-Conference team. Mettlach and Leroy were voted second team All-District, while Hendrix was selected All-Region in Class 2...
County Calendar (11/09/11)
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...
EDWARD "EDDY" WILLIAM ARCHER (11/09/11)
Edward "Eddy" William Archer, 60, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Springfield. He was born in Burbank, Calif., July 30, 1951, the son of Lee R. and Dorothy (Birlew) Archer, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: a son, Edward W. Archer, Jr., of Freeport, Texas; a sister, Jean Cartier and her husband, Thomas, of Lincoln, Calif.; and one grandson...
MARY ALICE COBLE (11/09/11)
Mary Alice Coble, 91, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center in Cassville. She was born in Exeter on July 1, 1920, the daughter of Edgar O. and Bessie L. (Austin) Bowman. On Nov. 15, 1939, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Rolland "Mike" Coble, who preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2005. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Lee Bowman and Willie Bowman; and two sisters, Marie Gibson and Jessie Young...
LEON HENDERSON (11/09/11)
Leon Henderson, 85 of Seligman, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation. He was born in Rocky Comfort, July 30, 1926, the son of James Henry and Nannie May (Cox) Henderson. He was united in marriage to Geneva Mahurin on Aug. 26, 1944, and to this union two children were born, Charles and Leta...
CAROLINE BEAN (11/09/11)
Caroline J. Bean, 58, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in her home. She was born in Yuma, Ariz., on Oct. 4, 1953, the daughter of Mervil Harlan and Wanda Bell (Curtis) Garner. She was preceded in death by her mother. Survivors include: her daughter, Alona Lytharae; two grandchildren; and her stepfather, Thomas E. "Tom" Johnson, of Cassville...
HALLIE M. BAXLEY (11/09/11)
Hallie M. Baxley, 88, of Cassville, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at her home. She was born on Sept. 17, 1923, daughter of Britt and Grace (May) Mattingly in Exeter. She was a graduate of Exeter High School and a life long-resident of Barry County. On Oct. 2, 1943, she was united in marriage to Robert Lee Baxley. He preceded her in death on March 14, 1967. She was a member of the Assembly of God...
GARY LEE ELLIS (11/09/11)
Gary Lee Ellis, 53, of Richland, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in St. John's Hospital, Lebanon. He was born May 7, 1958, in Cassville, the son of Curtis and Dorothy L. (Harrison) Ellis. On March 26, 1975, in Butterfield, he was united in marriage to Diane Hickman, who survives...
JAMES E. "BARNEY" ANDERSON (11/09/11)
James E. "Barney" Anderson, 89, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at the home of his daughter, Jean Whisenhunt. He was born July 25, 1922, in Sparta, the son of Charles and Mamie (Hall) Anderson. On Aug. 22, 1941, in Ozark, he was united in marriage to Byrdine Haile, who preceded him in death on June 21, 1995. ...
PHOEBE DORIS ROSE (11/09/11)
Phoebe Doris Rose, 97, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in St. John's Hospital in Cassville. She was born March 29, 1914, at Mapleton, Iowa, the daughter of John and Ida Goodall. On Dec. 10, 1935, she was united in marriage to LeRoy Rose who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were one son, Dallas Rose; two sisters; and three brothers...
DAVID MICHAEL BOURBEAU (11/09/11)
David Michael Bourbeau, 53, of Whittier, Calif., died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at the home of his sister in Cassville. He was born in Norwalk, Calif., on June 14, 1958, the son of Roland and Rosemary (Tuttle) Bourbeau. He was united in marriage to Nancy Hardison on Feb. 5, 1982, in Whittier, Calif., and she survives...
LAVERNE BLACK (11/09/11)
Laverne Harold Black, 83, passed away peacefully at his home in Cassville, Mo., on Nov. 4, 2011. He was born in Barry County, June 14, 1928, the eldest son of Marion and Iva (Taylor) Black. He was the third of 8 children. He grew up on his family's farm on Flat Creek, where, as a child, he attended Black School. ...
Ignoring the will of the people (11/09/11)
On Monday night, three out of five members of the Cassville City Council chose to act with complete disregard for the wishes and needs of the citizens they were elected to serve. Aldermen Darrell Ledenham and Jeff Parsons voted in favor of the water rate increase adopted several weeks ago prior to the public hearing, and aldermen Bill Hill and Terry Heinz voted against it. ...
Business owner supports rate increase (11/09/11)
Dear Editor: How many of you have taken the time to go to the city to find out the true impact of the proposed rate change on your water/sewer bills? Or, are you relying on the rumor mill? Let's put aside personal agendas and emotions and look at the facts...
We obviously need a change at City Hall (11/09/11)
Dear Editor: As speaking in public is not something I do comfortably, it was my intention to follow up with a letter after the Nov. 3 public hearing on the water and sewer rate increase. I decided to wait until after the regular council meeting on Nov. 7 to prepare the letter...