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Stories from Wednesday, November 30, 2011

'Tis the season (11/30/11)
R-4 Board reviews drug testing policy revisions (11/30/11)
Cassville High School Principal Chris Redmon presented R-4 School Board members with a proposal for revisions to the district's drug testing policy at the board's November meeting. The board is currently reviewing the proposed changes. "We are asking the board to increase the things that we are testing for," said Redmon. ...
Deputy injured by suspect (11/30/11)
Officers with the Barry County Sheriff's Department had a busy day on Nov. 10 with arrests made in two separate incidents. The first occurred when Barry County Deputy Scott Salkill was dispatched to the scene of a combative and intoxicated person in Monett...
Holiday paradeskick off season (11/30/11)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its annual night-time Christmas parade at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. "Christmas is such an exciting time in Cassville," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. "Our close-knit community has a lot to offer this time of the year. One thing in particular is our nighttime Christmas parade...
Purdy superintendent announces retirement (11/30/11)
The Purdy R-2 School District will be seeking a new superintendent in the coming months following the announcement of Jerry Lingo's retirement as superintendent at Monday's night board meeting. Lingo has served as superintendent since taking the post in 2004. Prior to that, he served for two years as elementary principal...
Cassville Campus' first class of nursing students to graduate (11/30/11)
On Dec. 16, the Crowder College Cassville Campus will hold a pinning ceremony for its first class of nursing students. The date will mark two years since the college received final approval to offer the associate degree program from the Missouri State Board of Nursing...
Hutchens featured in "Better Roads" (11/30/11)
A local company was highlighted in the November issue of "Better Roads" magazine, a national publication for those in road construction and state and federal departments of transportation. Phil Hutchens, of Hutchens Construction Company in Cassville, was one of three profile business operators featured in an interview concerning recycling roof shingles into asphalt pavement...
Food pantry presented with funds (11/30/11)
Chamber hosts annual contest (11/30/11)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce encourages local community members to decorate their businesses and residences for the chamber's annual holiday lighting contest, which will be judged Dec. 3 through Dec. 10. Businesses and homeowners interested in participating are asked to keep their lights on from dusk to 10 p.m. throughout the week...
Local woman plays part in Mars rover mission (11/30/11)
Today is the scheduled launch date for the new science lab on wheels taking off for Mars. Watching with rapt interest will be Erisa Hines, a 1998 Wheaton High School graduate who is on the Jet Propulsion Lab team in Pasadena, Cal., guiding the mission...
Donations needed for annual Christmas effort (11/30/11)
Over 170 needy families have signed up for this year's Share Your Christmas program. The gift-giving effort traditionally benefits around 400 Barry County children. "First and foremost, Share Your Christmas benefits the kids who receive the gifts," said Gail Reed, Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center director, "but the program benefits the parents also. It can be hard for parents to be able to buy Christmas parents for their kids...
Chamber luncheon to offer information on golf course (11/30/11)
The Cassville Golf Course will host the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's final quarterly luncheon of 2011 at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 6. "The Cassville Golf Course is an integral part of Cassville, and we hope people will come to the luncheon to learn all our local course has to offer," said Bob Callahan, Cassville Golf Course Board chairman...
Voting now open for Best of Rural Missouri Contest (11/30/11)
$500 gift basket to be awarded to one lucky entrant
BBB issues scam alert (11/30/11)
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Southwest Missouri has issued an urgent scam alert regarding a filed complaint email that appears to be generated by a bbb.org email address. "If you receive this type of email, simply delete it," said Judy Mills, BBB of Southwest Missouri president and chief executive officer. "That's the best way to protect yourself and your computer."...
Holiday effort underway in SK (11/30/11)
The Shell Knob Alliance of Churches is currently collecting donations for its 2011 Share Your Christmas effort. The program will benefit around 60 children this year. "We have a lot of people who are underemployed and struggling," said Melba Eakin, Shell Knob Alliance of Churches president. "This program gives the community an opportunity to share in the spirit of Christmas."...
Christmas Show to be offered Dec. 9 and 10 (11/30/11)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Christmas Show at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Auditorium on Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10. Both performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. "The musicians have worked hard to put a twist on the standard Christmas songs you are used to hearing," said Greg Beck, Christmas Show director. ...
Scholarship applications available (11/30/11)
Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly invites area students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice to apply for the John Dennis Scholarship, which is awarded by the Missouri Sheriffs' Association. Applicants must be in good standing at their high school, provide a letter of reference from their school counselor, demonstrate financial need, achieve at least a 2.0 grade point average and participate in extracurricular activities...
Senior center seeks volunteer meal drivers (11/30/11)
The Cassville Senior Center is looking for volunteers who are interested in serving the community by delivering meals to homebound seniors. "This program is so important," said Linda Parker, Cassville Senior Center administrator. "A lot of these seniors are able to stay in their homes longer, but they are not able to cook for themselves. They can be self sufficient if they have a nutritious meal to eat."...
Food Revolution features article (11/30/11)
An article that was printed in the Nov. 2 issue of the Cassville Democrat has caught the attention of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution website. The article about University of Missouri Extension nutritionists Tonya Wogoman and Jacquie Howell, who work out of the Barry County Extension office in Cassville, has been posted in the Food Revolution website's news section. ...
Cokes for a year (11/30/11)
County deputies to participate in enforcement effort (11/30/11)
The Barry County Sheriff's Department will participate in a statewide holiday enforcement campaign from Dec. 5 through Dec. 12 to help deter individuals from drinking and driving. "Losing a loved one during the holiday season is a tragedy no one should have to endure," said Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly. "Impaired driving is a preventable crime, and we intend to crack down so drivers feel secure when traveling on Missouri roadways."...
Christmas Tour of Homes is Saturday (11/30/11)
On Saturday, Dec. 3, Barry Countians will have the opportunity to tour seven decorated residences during the seventh annual Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tour of Homes. Over a half dozen Table Rock Lake homes have been decked with holiday decor for this year's event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m...
OFO Christmas concert coming Dec. 11 (11/30/11)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra will continue its Christmas tradition with a presentation of "Nine Lessons and Carols" for its Christmas concert, which will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at the First United Methodist Church at 1600 N. Central Ave. in Monett...
Annual toy drive underway at local animal hospitals (11/30/11)
Herrin Animal Hospital in Cassville and Monett Veterinary Hospital are currently conducting their 12th annual holiday toy drive. Toys will be collected at both facilities through Wednesday, Dec. 14. "It is always a special time for us when we load up the truck with toys every year," said Dr. Herrin, owner of both animal hospitals. "My staff and I really enjoy participating in this, and our friends and clients always amaze us with their generosity. We look forward to this every year."...
Purdy FCCLA distributes Thanksgiving baskets (11/30/11)
The Purdy Family, Community and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter and the Purdy High School family and consumer science (FACS) classes delivered Thanksgiving food to five families, including 10 children, in the Purdy school district so that the families could enjoy a special dinner for the holiday...
Purdy too much for Exeter (11/30/11)
In an early season battle for Barry County bragging rights, the Purdy Lady Eagles defeated the Exeter Lady Tigers 52-27 in girls basketball action last Tuesday night at the O'Reilly Family Event Center on the campus of Drury University in Springfield...
Track athlete of the year (11/30/11)
Trojans open with win over Ash Grove (11/30/11)
The Southwest Trojans opened the season with a 46-33 victory over Ash Grove in first round action at the Strafford Tournament on Monday night. The Trojans' big man Skylar Knoll paced top-seeded Southwest with 18 points, and James Pettit added 11 as the Trojans controlled the paint. Point guard Travis Hayworth scored 9, Josh Cutberth had 4, and Jordan Epling and Tyler Ferguson both scored 2...
Exeter Tigers fall in season opener (11/30/11)
The Diamond Wildcats raced out to 21-2 advantage in the first quarter and never looked back, defeating Exeter 65-26 in the opening round of the Pierce City Invitational basketball tournament on Monday. "We knew coming into this season we were going to struggle," said first-year Exeter coach Jay Allen. "We have an entirely new coaching staff and only one scorer returning from last year's squad. Diamond is a good Class 3 school, and they played extremely well."...
Outstanding season (11/30/11)
Jamieson earns MIAA honors (11/30/11)
CMS Lady Wildcats hit the court (11/30/11)
The Cassville Middle School seventh and eighth grade Lady Wildcat basketball teams have been competing in a busy schedule of games this past month. Seventh grade action Since Oct. 29, the seventh grade squad has recorded five wins and two losses. The young Lady Wildcats defeated Monett twice by scores of 31-12 on Nov. 10 and 43-18 on Nov. 3...
County Calendar (11/30/11)
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...
GERALD "JERRY" A. MC CAFFREY (11/30/11)
Gerald (Jerry) A. McCaffrey, 75, of Monett, passed away on Nov. 21, 2011, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He moved to Monett in 1952, and was a graduate of Monett High School in 1954. He was employed with Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Co., which later became Jumping-Jacks Shoes...
HELEN HALE (11/30/11)
Helen Hale, 93, a resident of Berryville, Arkansas, was born Sept. 09, 1918, in Carroll County, AR. She departed this life for Heaven Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011. She was the daughter of Elmer and Isabel (Jones) Wade, sister of Ruby Pharis, Joe Tommy Wade, and Bill Wade, all of whom preceded her in death...
RUBY LESTER STANLEY (11/30/11)
Ruby Lester Stanley, 95 of Seligman, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. He was born July 30, 1916, in Busch, Ark., the son of James Leonard and Josephine (Call) Stanley. On March 11, 1939, he was united in marriage to Ersie Marie David, who preceded him in death on Oct. ...
BONNIE LOUISE STEWART (11/30/11)
Bonnie Louise Stewart, 83, of Marionville, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. She was born in Miami, Okla., Sept. 7, 1928, the daughter of William Franklin (Jack) and Ella Mae (Stark) Stewart, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were three brothers, George, Bernard and Jack, Jr.; and one sister, Gwendolyn Myers...
NANCY JEAN HENBEST (11/30/11)
Nancy Jean Henbest, 78, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, in Cassville Health Care and Rehab. She was born Oct. 4, 1933, in Springfield, Colo., the daughter of Lloyd R. and Rena (Powell) Ward. On May 23, 1952, she was united in marriage to Raymond E. ...
MARIE ANN MERZ (11/30/11)
Marie Ann (Held) Merz, 91, of Shell Knob, passed away at The Playce Independent Living Facility in Shell Knob, on Nov. 26, 2011. She was born in Alma Center, Wis., Nov. 5, 1920, to Peter and Mary (Strobel) Held. In 1941, she was united in marriage to Emmett Hepler, he preceded her in death on June 5, 1983. In 1984, she was remarried to Lester Merz, who also preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 2001...
ARTIE GRACE TUCKER (11/30/11)
Artie Grace Tucker, 99, of Clearwater, Kan., formerly of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. She was born Feb. 8, 1912, in Exeter, the daughter of Charles and Florence (Moore) Haddock. On Jan. 27, 1934, she was united in marriage to George Reams, and to this union three children were born. ...
MARY HIGGS (11/30/11)
Mary Francis Higgs, 103, of Pierce City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in St. John's Hospital, Aurora. She was born Aug. 1, 1908, in Exeter, the daughter of James Elmer and Lena Eliza "Davidson" Tucker. On Aug. 5, 1928, in Stella, she was united in marriage to Jess Higgs, who preceded her in death on July 31, 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Grace Higgs at the age of 14; three sisters; and four brothers...
DOROTHEA JANE REDDING (11/30/11)
Dorothea Jane (Madison) Redding, 94, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in Cassville Health Care and Rehab, where she had been a resident three years. She was born May 3, 1917, in Coffeyville, Kan., the daughter of Roy Levi and Wilhelmina Jane (Phillips) Madison. ...
Emailing news and photos 101 (11/30/11)
The Cassville Democrat receives hundreds of emails each week. Each of these messages contain valuable information, such as press releases, county calendar items, advertising information and submitted photos. This week, we would like to use this editorial space to offer a few suggestions for emailing information to the newspaper staff...