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Stories from Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sweet display (12/14/11)
The magic of the "Nutcracker" (12/14/11)
Party with Saint Nick (12/14/11)
Deputy salary increase will likely be short-lived (12/14/11)
Sheriff's department will operate with reduced staff next year
College adds PT program (12/14/11)
This spring, individuals interested in pursuing a career in the pharmacy industry will have an opportunity to receive entry level education locally. "We are very excited to be adding the pharmacy technician certificate program at the Crowder College Cassville Campus this spring," said Angela Seymour, Cassville Campus director. "We will be the first branch campus to offer the program on the ground...
Candidates file for upcoming elections (12/14/11)
Nearly a dozen candidates have already signed up for the April municipal and school board elections. On Tuesday, six new candidates and five incumbents filed for the spring elections. Cassville South Ward Alderman Terry Heinz has filed for re-election to the city council. North Ward Alderman Darrell Ledenham has not yet filed...
More holiday parade winners (12/14/11)
Community members enjoyed Christmas parades in Washburn, Seligman and Wheaton last weekend. Each event offered a variety of decorated units, festive vehicles and spirited marching groups. Washburn Christmas Parade Cassville Cruisers received the best decorated award in the vehicle division at the Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Christmas parade on Saturday morning...
E-911 center to host open house events in January (12/14/11)
On Dec. 12, the Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board heard that the 911 operations center will host open house events each Friday and Saturday throughout the month of January 2012. Jon Horner, board chairman, reported that the one-eighth of a cent sales tax increase has been placed on the ballot for the Feb. ...
Presidential primary confusing in Missouri (12/14/11)
Voters in Barry County will have a chance to participate in the presidential preference vote in Missouri on Feb. 7, 2012. The notice of candidates who have filed for the presidential preference primary appears in today's issue. The vote became a political football after leaders in the state acted to move up the date to place Missouri's vote earlier in the primary season. ...
Donation signifies renewal of partnership (12/14/11)
Spirit of giving (12/14/11)
Featured benefit auctioneer (12/14/11)
Redistricting brings changes to counties (12/14/11)
New redistricting maps for the Missouri General Assembly were filed last Wednesday with the Missouri Secretary of State's office. The final rearrangement of boundaries bring some changes to Barry and Lawrence counties, especially to Pierce City. The biggest adjustments come to the Missouri House of Representatives. ...
More opportunities to view eagles this year (12/14/11)
Roaring River State Park adds more winter programs
YMCA to offer childcare program on snow days (12/14/11)
In an effort to accommodate working parents when area school districts cancel classes due to inclement weather, the Cassville YMCA will once again offer Snow Day Snow Camp this winter. "This is a place where parents can put kids when classes are canceled," said Bob Crouthamel, Cassville YMCA sports and youth director. "So often parents have to say home and miss work when their kids are out of school or take a day of vacation, which is no fun."...
MU Extension specialist encourages smart spending (12/14/11)
Smart consumers know money isn't earned accidentally, so they don't spend it carelessly. One useful tool for shrewd shoppers is the Rule of Three. "Basically, you check out at least three sources for prices and features before you make a decision," said Janet LaFon, family financial education specialist for University of Missouri Extension...
New members (12/14/11)
Fire safety tips for happy holidays (12/14/11)
Bright lights on the tree, a festively decorated house, a warm fire in the fireplace. Christmas is a time to celebrate family, friends and the joy of the season. It's also time to check the batteries in the smoke alarms and take some extra precautions to prevent a fire...
Residents invited to take part in Stop and Give Campaign (12/14/11)
Area community members are invited to make a difference this holiday season by taking part in Community Blood Center of the Ozarks' (CBCO) Stop and Give campaign. The campaign encourages area residents to help build the community blood supply during a season when blood donations typically decrease by 20 percent. It is also designed to encourage individuals to drive safely during the holiday season...
Washburn man injured in crash (12/14/11)
A Washburn man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck Thursday on Highway 37 in Washburn. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 4:22 p.m. when Robert B. Milne, 41, of Washburn, traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned on his 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle...
Benefit supper (12/14/11)
Purdy students host succesful food drive (12/14/11)
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Purdy Elementary students joined forces with the Purdy AmeriCorps Reading Coaches to sponsor their annual food drive. This year, the response was phenonmenal with over 200 students and teachers donating to the cause and over 2,300 cans, boxes and bags of food collected. According to food drive organizers, the outpouring of food represented a 66 percent increase over last year's donations...
First Friday Coffee (12/14/11)
Crowder College Cassville Campus to host pageant (12/14/11)
The Crowder College Cassville Campus will host its 2011 Little Mr. and Miss Snowflake Pageant on Sunday, Dec. 18. Contestants must register by 9:30 a.m. Girls, who are 17 and younger, and boys, who are under the age of 10, are invited to participate in the pageant. Baby Miss and Mr., Itty Bitty Miss and Mr., Tiny Miss and Mr., Little Miss and Mr., Petite Miss and Mr., and Pre-Teen Miss, Young Miss and Junior Miss titles will be awarded...
Duke TIP Talent Search underway (12/14/11)
Each year, Duke University, located in Durham, N.C., sponsors a youth talent search called Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program). Students who meet certain eligibility requirements have the option of enrolling in the talent search process. Enrolling in TIP allows students and families access to advanced testing, online enrichment, exclusive publications, scholarship opportunities and academic support...
Motivational speaker (12/14/11)
Academic teams needed for contest (12/14/11)
Teams are needed for the second annual Southwest Academic Challenge, which will be held in Washburn on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. The event is open to varsity and junior varsity teams. The entry fee is $80 per team or $105 for both varsity and junior varsity teams. Teams with buzzers will receive a $5 discount on the entry fee...
Welcoming guests to the Tinsel Tea (12/14/11)
CPS students construct carolers for newspaper office (12/14/11)
Visit with Santa (12/14/11)
Elegant setting (12/14/11)
Wildcats earn All-State recognition (12/14/11)
All-State football teams named
CHS girls win home opener (12/14/11)
The Cassville Lady Wildcats celebrated their home opener with a 49-32 victory over Monett at Cassville on Thursday night. Kennadi Howard and Emily Speakman led Cassville with 17 points each, while Breanna Varner paced Monett with 12. Speakman opened the game with 8 points in the first two and a half minutes. Speakman also scored the final bucket of the first period, and the Lady Wildcats owned a 14-4 lead at the first break...
Cassville Wildcats fall 57-41 to Republic (12/14/11)
The Cassville Wildcats fought to a 12-12 tie with Republic after one quarter of play but then the visiting Tigers pulled away for a 57-41 win on Friday night. The Wildcats executed Danny Powers' game plan well in the first half. Cassville started 6'5" Ethan Lowery alongside Joel Maher to offset Republic's decided height advantage. ...
Purdy teams are winning b-ball games (12/14/11)
The Purdy Eagles cruised to an easy victory over visiting McAuley last Tuesday night and then boosted their record to 3-2 with a convincing 68-54 victory over East Newton on Friday night. Against the Patriots, Purdy built a 16-13 lead after one quarter of play. The Eagles continued the momentum in the second period as Purdy outscored the Patriots 16-9 to lead 32-22 at halftime...
SW player signs to play college baseball (12/14/11)
Jordan Savage, a senior at Southwest High School in Washburn, has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Okla. Wesleyan won the 2011 National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship over defending champ North Greenville (SC) in the tournament at Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio...
Wheaton Bulldogs are now 5-1 on young 2011-12 season (12/14/11)
The Wheaton Bulldogs concluded their second week of basketball action with a 65-51 victory over Pierce City last Tuesday followed by a heartbreaking 58-56 loss to Verona on Friday. In the game against East Newton, Wheaton kept its undefeated streak alive behind the offensive play of Jory Bartkoski who put up 22 points and pulled down nine rebounds for the Bulldogs. Bubba Galvan added 6 points and 6 rebounds in the win...
Lady Trojans reach 5-1 mark (12/14/11)
The Southwest Lady Trojans continued their winning tear on Friday night, taking a 67-19 victory over visiting McAuley Catholic. Southwest improved to 5-0 with the win and moved to 1-0 in the Ozark 7 Conference. The Lady Trojans exploded to a 22-7 lead after one quarter and led 43-9 at halftime over the overmatched Lady Warriors. McAuley managed to score 10 in the third frame, but Southwest blanked the visitors 11-0 in the final period to take the 67-19 win...
Solid defense (12/14/11)
Rotary MVPs are honored (12/14/11)
Trojans defeat McAuley in Ozark 7 play; record now 4-1 (12/14/11)
The Southwest Trojans extended their win streak to three with a 69-39 home victory over McAuley on Friday night. Southwest defeated East Newton earlier in the week, 64-43, behind a 21-point performance by Skylar Knoll. "Our defense was solid in the first half, limiting McAuley to only 14 points," reported Southwest's Jason Horn. "Offensively, we are starting to find our rhythm, and show some consistency in shooting the basketball."...
Eighth grade girls basketball team (12/14/11)
CMS squads face Lamar, East Newton (12/14/11)
The Cassville Middle School seventh and eighth grade basketball teams played East Newton and Lamar last week. The eighth graders lost to the Lady Patriots 49-10. Cassville scorers were: Lindsey Halterman, 6 points; Micah Cole, 2; and Tyfanee Horrocks and Alesha Cousins, 1 each...
County Calendar (12/14/11)
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...
LEAH FAYE HARP (12/14/11)
Leah Faye Harp, 27, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at her home. She was born in Eureka Springs, Ark., on July 18, 1984. Survivors include: her mother, Joyce Harp, of Springdale, Ark.; and her fiancÚ, Kelly Harris, of Exeter. She was preceded in death by her father, Keith Harp, and two brothers, Dwain Harp and James Dickson...
RONALD JONES (12/14/11)
Ronald Jones, 57, of Nevada, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, in Medicalodges of Nevada, Nevada. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
J.D. SMITH (12/14/11)
J.D. Smith, 84, of Pierce City, died on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Freeman Health System West in Joplin. He was born at Star City on June 9, 1927, the son of thurman and Lou (Oaks) Smith. He was married to Kaye Kelly on June 22, 1956, in Monett. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Pierce City, Decatur Lodge #400 in Pierce City, and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Temple in Springfield...
LARRY GENE LUNEY, SR. (12/14/11)
Larry Gene Luney, Sr., 63, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, in Fayetteville VA Medical Center, Fayetteville, Ark. He was born April 20, 1948, in Cassville, the son of Frank and Geneva (Lassiter) Luney. On May 29, 1971, in Las Vegas, Nev., he was united in marriage to Beulah Withnell and to this union seven children were born...
WANDA D. SENTER (12/14/11)
Wanda D. Senter, 76, of Washburn, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, in her home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Washburn First Baptist Church under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Jim Erwin will conduct the services. Burial will be in Washburn Prairie Cemetery, Washburn...
CHARLES DOUGLAS "CHARLIE" HENRY (12/14/11)
Charles Douglas "Charlie" Henry, 62, of Marionville, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, in his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rick Hendrix will conduct the services. Burial will be in King Cemetery, Washburn...
SHIRLEE DIANNE FERRIN (12/14/11)
Shirlee Dianne Ferrin, 56, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in her home. She was born Feb. 11, 1955, in Norwalk, Calif., the daughter of Roland and Rosemary (Tuttle) Bourbeau. In 1971, she was united in marriage to Bruce Robert Ramsey, and to this union two sons were born. ...
ALBERT FERRIN (12/14/11)
Albert Merritt Ferrin, 65, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in his home. He was born May 27, 1946, in Salmon, Idaho, the son of Harold William and Dorothy LaVonne (Hill) Ferrin. On May 10, 1997, he was united in marriage to Shirlee (Bourbeau) Randolph, who survived at the time of his death. She passed away Dec. 11, 2011...
These cuts will hurt (12/14/11)
For those who thought the Barry County Commission was making idle threats about cutting law enforcement if the sales tax proposal did not pass, think again. Last Friday, Sheriff Mick Epperly was forced to layoff four hard-working deputies to meet the demands of another constrained budget year. It's a stark reminder of the county's current economic condition and the consequences of a "no" vote this past Nov. 8...