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Stories from Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Utility rate increase placed on hold (11/22/11)
Citizens group to present city administration with alternative options
CCF awards nearly $5,000 in grants (11/22/11)
On Nov. 17, the Cassville Community Foundation (CCF) handed out nearly $5,000 in grants to 10 different local organizations. The grants were made possible through the CCF's Grantmaking Endowment Fund. "We hope to keep growing the fund so that we can keep making grants and giving away more money in the future," said Landon Fletcher, CCF chairman. ...
Wildcat fans invited to give (11/22/11)
Wildcat fans are invited to share in the spirit of giving during the holiday season by donating toys at the Cassville High School boys basketball team's season opener on Dec. 2. Fans who donate a toy will be admitted to the games at no cost. "The main goal of this toy drive is to help local families who may not have the means to get their children Christmas presents this year, and bring the Cassville community and student-athletes together for a good cause," said Danny Powers, CHS boys basketball coach. ...
Foundation meets hunger challenge (11/22/11)
The Cassville Community Foundation (CCF) has reached other fundraising goal, which will provide the Cassville Community Food Pantry with over $6,000 in funding through the Ozarks Million Dollar Hunger Challenge II. "We will be spending the money at the Ozarks Food Harvest, which stretches our dollars significantly," said Janet Mills, of the Cassville Community Food Pantry. "We are able to purchase food items for 10 cents on the dollar."...
Winter fishing season open at Roaring River State Park (11/22/11)
Winter is the perfect time to sharpen fishing skills without fighting large crowds. Roaring River State Park will offer catch-and-release fishing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays through Feb. 13, 2012. "The winter catch-and-release season is a great time to fish the waters at Roaring River State Park," said Paul Spurgeon, hatchery manager. "The summer crowds are gone, and the scenery is so much different with the leaves off the trees...
Swaffar arraigned (11/22/11)
A Purdy man was arraigned in Barry County Circuit Court Monday on charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the drunk driving crash that killed a 10-year-old Washburn girl. Gregory Swaffar, of Purdy, was set to appear before Judge Robert S. Wiley. Swaffar also faces charges of second degree assault and driving while intoxicated, persistent offender. Swaffar is represented by Shara Anne Martin, assistant public defender...
Barry County Health Board approves variance request (11/22/11)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees approved a wastewater system variance request at its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 17. Roger Brock, health department administrator, presented the board with a request that was submitted by Daniel Dougherty, who lives in Emerald Beach near Eagle Rock. Dougherty plans to install a drip irrigation advanced treatment system at his 15,600-square-foot lot...
Golf course to host luncheon (11/22/11)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's final quarterly luncheon of 2011 will be held at the Cassville Golf Course on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The event, which will be hosted by the golf course, is scheduled to begin in the clubhouse dining room at noon. "The Cassville Golf Course is a valuable part of our community," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. ...
Washburn man injured in crash on 90 (11/22/11)
A Washburn man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on Sunday on Highway 90 one and a half miles west of Washburn. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 10:30 a.m. when the driver of a 1999 Ford F250, Daniel M. Porter, 59, of Washburn, slid off the right side of the highway, struck an embankment and overturned...
Sponsors needed for holiday show (11/22/11)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce is still accepting sponsors for the 2011 Christmas Show. The two-night holiday production, which features HomeTown Sound and The RedHots, will be held at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Center on Dec. 9 and 10...
Seligman discusses utility rate increases (11/22/11)
The Seligman City Council discussed a possible water and sewer rate increase at its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 14. Currently, the city is not receiving enough revenue from utility fees to cover operating expenses. Officials are also concerned that the city does not have a reserve fund for water and wastewater system repairs and upgrades...
Washburn City Council addresses public works issues (11/22/11)
The Washburn City Council addressed several public works issues during its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 19. Greg Alley, public works employee, reported that the transit pipe under the intersection of Highways 37 and 90 was in danger of breaking. He said he is especially concerned about the pipe due to heavy construction scheduled to be completed in the area by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) in November...
Crime Stoppers seeks executive board members (11/22/11)
The Barry-Lawrence Chapter of Crime Stoppers is seeking new board members and executive board members. Chairman John Strong indicated that recent attendance numbers were down, because people are unable to attend the monthly meetings or have relocated, leaving vacancies on the board...
DeCocq-Mutrux Reunion held (11/22/11)
The annual DeCocq-Mutrux Reunion featured a collection of 40 photos of brothers and sisters. Among the collection was a photo of brothers JD, Bob, Laverne, Leland and Lynn with their cousin Ted, which was taken in 1934, and a photo of sisters Eunice (Cole), Tressia (Leonard) and Faye (Herrel) taken in 1929...
Emergency planning district recalls equipment for inventory (11/22/11)
Members of the Local Emergency Planning District (LEPD) are recalling all equipment currently on loan to other agencies so the organization's inventory lists can be updated. The motion came following a suggestion from Tom Jones to bring all of the LEPD-owned equipment "home," so it is accessible to all partner agencies...
Historical society announces contest winners (11/22/11)
The Wheaton Historical Society has announced the winners of its annual Fall Festival Costume Contest, which was held in the Wheaton City Park on Oct. 31. Costume contest winners included: Katlin Epperson, Caeson Wollaway, Chase Ruark and Erica McMullian, children 3 and under; Andrew Gray, Lori McNeil, Clay Burns and Kelton Park, children between the ages of 4 to 8; Kenra Davidson, Bniky Harrell, Tori Goostree and Rachel Lacey, children between the ages of 9 and 12; and John Mcally, Jacob Bennett, Sam Dash and Jamie Farless, teens and adults.. ...
Cassville man to direct concert (11/22/11)
The Holiday Island Singers, directed by Kerry Hays, of Cassville, will offer a Choral Celebration at the Holiday Island, Ark., Clubhouse on Friday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 11. "The first part of the concert will offer a series of secular songs," said Hays. "Then, we will have a break. After the break, we will have four or five more religious Christmas songs, and then, we will have more secular songs to end the concert with a sing-along."...
Church hosts concert and annual coat drive (11/22/11)
Security Bank hosts First Friday Coffee (11/22/11)
Cub Scouts hold Soapbox Derby in Shell Knob (11/22/11)
Police issues continue to top Purdy agenda (11/22/11)
September was a busy month for both illegal drugs and dog complaints, according to Purdy Police Chief Jackie Lowe, in his October report to aldermen at the Purdy City Council. Several citizen complaints for the month of September concerned various activities at Autumn Woods Apartments, including reports of indecent exposure, illegal drug activity and a pit bull being kept in one of the apartments in violation of the city ordinance...
Exeter approves rate increase (11/22/11)
The Exeter City Council approved a utility rate increase at its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 12. The aldermen voted to increase the basic water rate for individuals who live outside the city limits but have meters located inside the city limits. The basic fee for those users will increase $10 per month...
Grant to help R-5 School District improve security (11/22/11)
The Southwest R-5 School Board heard that the district received a grant from the United States Department of Justice at its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 22. "The grant is officially named the Secure Our Schools grant," said Bob Walker, superintendent. "These grants allow schools to access funds to improve safety and security, provided there is a coordinated effort with local law enforcement departments."...
Fountain creators win national competition (11/22/11)
What started as an oddly-shaped metal frame on a bare patch of property next to Purdy City Hall has been transformed into an impressive two-tiered fountain, depicting what one might see in a natural rainforest. The fountain is a focal point in the new Purdy park, developed by local entrepreneur Ed Mareth, who is spearheading the Genesis Project, a revitalization effort to benefit the community...
Bittersweet results for FB food survey (11/22/11)
The results for Missouri Farm Bureau's annual market basket survey on the costs of a Thanksgiving meal are out. The survey is conducted in conjunction with a national price poll by the American Farm Bureau Federation. The survey assumes enough food for a gathering of 10. ...
Washburn hires new police officer (11/22/11)
The Washburn City Council hired a new part-time officer at its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 17. Doug Henry, police chief, pointed out that all of the city's current officers work for the Barry County Sheriff's Department during the day. He recommended the city hire a part-time officer to conduct some patrol services during the day...
Return to the Renaissance (11/22/11)
Fall Madrigal well attended (11/22/11)
Snowflakes return (11/22/11)
Cavness signs with WWU (11/22/11)
Darren Munns, head baseball coach at William Woods University in Fulton, has announced the signing of John Cavness, of Cassville. Cavness, a versatile left-handed pitcher and first baseman, is a solid addition to an Owls program that is rising to the top of the NAIA's American Midwest Conference...
Pla-Mor Sports is now open (11/22/11)
Jeremy Marple and Roger Brock return to area baseball
County Calendar (11/22/11)
SUPPORT GROUP: The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group of Cassville meets at 8 p.m. at 1308 Harold St. in Cassville. For more information, 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...
HAROLD TARR (11/22/11)
Harold M. Tarr, 63, of Cassville, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. He was born on March 6, 1948, in Big Sandy, Tenn., son of James and Dennie (Butler) Tarr. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam war. On April 14, 1973, he was united in marriage to Debra Cobb in Chicago, Ill. ...
BONNIE LOUISE STEWART (11/22/11)
Bonnie Louise Stewart, 83, of Marionville, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at her home. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Rev. Linda Jordan will conduct the services. Burial with full military honors will be in Muncie Chapel Cemetery, Wheaton...
BESSIE FAYE PURLER (11/22/11)
Bessie Faye Purler, 68, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. She was born April 16, 1943, in Essex, the daughter of Eli and Ida (Fields) Payne, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were three brothers, James, Freddie and David Payne, and three sisters, Mary Payne, Jewell Hinshaw and Wilma Lee Rayburn...
DOROTHEA JANE "DOT" REDDING (11/22/11)
Dorothea Jane "Dot" Redding, 94, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in Cassville Health Care and Rehab. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23 in Clio Cemetery, Jenkins, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Doyle Russell will conduct the services...
WILLIAM DONALD WILLARD (11/22/11)
William Donald Willard, 78, passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in Springfield. He was born March 14, 1933, in Cherokee, Kan., to Ted and Gertrude Willard. He had six siblings, three brothers and three sisters, who preceded him in death, as well as, his parents. ...
MARY ROSELEE (11/22/11)
Mary Rosalee Allen, 79, of Exeter, longtime former resident of Bella Vista and Bentonville, Ark., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. She was born July 26, 1932, in Jane, Mo., to James Oak and Christine Louise Harmon Ragsdale. She was a loving, wife, mother, and nurse. As an elementary teacher in the State of Arkansas, she taught and counseled for many years. She devoted her life to caring and providing for the needs of others...
Yes, the newspaper looks different (11/22/11)
This week, you probably notice something different about the Cassville Democrat. Yes, the newspaper is slightly narrower in size. This change has been made to bring the local newspaper in line with the size of other publications, such as the Springfield News-Leader...
Officeholders appreciate efforts (11/22/11)
Dear Editor: We would like to thank the Barry County Commissioners, sheriff and prosecuting attorney for their effort to inform the voters of Barry County of the need for the 3/16th of a cent law enforcement tax. These individuals deal with the finances and needs of the county on a day-to-day basis. Knowing the needs and lack of funds available, they chose to present it to the taxpayers for their decision...
People's generosity amazes veteran (11/22/11)
Dear Editor: I was looking for something to take up slack in my spare time. Seeing as I had gone on an Honor Flight last April 26, I contacted the Honor Flight to see if I could help in some way. They said right at that time they had all the help they needed...