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Stories from Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Former Cassville Police chief passes (12/28/11)
Lonnie McCullough, Sr., former Cassville Police chief, passed away on Dec. 26. McCullough also served as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) officer and chairman of Cassville Community 2000. "Lonnie McCullough will be deeply missed among the community of law enforcement and the community of Cassville," said Dana Kammerlohr, current Cassville Police chief. "Lonnie always had Cassville's best interest in mind. He was very much involved in community events and school events...
Christmas royalty (12/28/11)
When will first baby arrive? (12/28/11)
The first baby born in Barry County next year will once again have the opportunity to win a bundle of gifts donated by local businesses. The Cassville Democrat will host its 17th annual First Baby contest this year. Each year, the newspaper, with the help of nearly a dozen local business sponsors, awards a bounty of prizes to the family of the first child born in the county on Jan. 1...
Joplin superintendent to speak at chamber banquet (12/28/11)
Dr. CJ Huff, Joplin School District superintendent, will be the guest speaker at the annual Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce banquet on Saturday, Jan. 28. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Cassville High School commons area. "We would like to extend an invitation to the 2012 chamber banquet with guest speaker Dr. ...
Cuts mean fewer meth lab busts (12/28/11)
Due to federal budget cuts, the Missouri Sheriff Methamphetamine Action Relief Team (MoSMART), which has been funded for the past seven years, is facing a cut in staff and a blow to the organization's continued fight in the war on meth. Announcement came earlier this week that the federally funded program has been axed...
Ground work begins for Casey's (12/28/11)
Cassville City Council appoints new mayor (12/28/11)
On Tuesday night, the Cassville City Council held a special session to discuss options for appointing a new mayor. A closed session was held to discuss legal options with David Cole, city attorney. Cole advised the aldermen that they had three options for appointing a new mayor. ...
Boil water when preparing formula (12/28/11)
Health departments await test results for infant formula after newborn dies
Council approves $4.69 million budget (12/28/11)
On Dec. 19, the Cassville City Council approved nearly a $4.7 million budget for 2012. Although the new budget appears to total $1,080,976 more than the 2011 budget, the increase in expenditures can be attributed to auditor recommended changes to the city's accounting practices...
More candidates file for elections (12/28/11)
Several more incumbents and newcomers have announced candidacy for the upcoming April municipal elections. As of Dec. 27, four new candidates and seven incumbents have filed for the spring elections. The Cassville City Council election has still only attracted one candidate. South Ward Alderman Terry Heinz filed for re-election on Dec. 13. North Ward Alderman Darrell Ledenham has not yet filed...
Seligman hosts hearing to discuss rates (12/28/11)
On Dec. 15, the Seligman City Council hosted a public hearing to discuss a water and sewer rate increase. Around a dozen community members attended the hearing, which offered a 20-minute Power Point presentation on the city's capital needs and the proposed rate increases...
Butterfield returns to original project (12/28/11)
The Butterfield City Council voted to continue its original water improvement project during a special meeting held on Nov. 29. In April of 2010, Simmons Engineering presented the aldermen with various plans for water system improvements. The council asked Simmons to develop a plan that would call for the construction of a new well, the replacement of smaller water lines and the repair of streets along the routes of the line replacement...
Cassville grad takes over Monett pet grooming business (12/28/11)
The Pet Parlor, located at 101 S. Lincoln Ave. in Monett, is under new ownership. Parker Stumpff, of Cassville, is the new owner and groomer. The Pet Parlor was owned and operated by Connie Holland for approximately 20 years. When Holland decided to move to Arizona last summer she asked Parker's father, Donnie Stumpff to do an auction of her business and supplies. Donnie contacted his son about the opportunity, thinking Parker would be interested in the business...
Traffic fines can be paid online (12/28/11)
Cassville traffic tickets and fines can now be paid online. Credit and debit card payments are accepted at www.TrafficPayment.com. Individuals using the online payment service will need their citation number, driver's license number, contact information and the amount of the fine...
BCHD grants SK Eagles Club variance request (12/28/11)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees granted a variance request submitted by the Shell Knob Eagles Club during its regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 15. Roger Brock, health department administrator, said that the property where the Eagles Club is located currently utilizes a 750-gallon septic tank and a 50-gallon grease trap...
Cullers honored as top soybean grower (12/28/11)
Rural Purdy farmer Kip Cullers has been honored by the Pioneer Hi-Bred Company, a DuPont business, for winning the irrigated category of the Missouri Soybean Association yield contest. Winning entries were planted with Pioneer brand Y Series soybean varieties...
Monett singer-songer writer releases new country album (12/28/11)
Monett singer-songwriter Leon Troyer is making ripples in the music scene with his new CD of modern country music, "The Common Man's Highway." Troyer, who has long circulated around the southwest Missouri music scene, has served as master of ceremonies for events such as Monett's Oktoberfest. His first foray as a recorded performer has given him the opportunity to perform with Carrie Tillis at a fundraiser on Nov. 12 and appear on several regional broadcasts...
SWACC hosts another successful food drive (12/28/11)
Thousands of cans of food were collected by students at the Southwest Area Career Center (SWACC) in Monett who participated in their sixth annual Christmas canned goods drive. This year, students donated a total of 1,742 cans of food. Tyson's of Monett partnered with SWACC and contributed an additional 200 items. The drive was part of the SkillsUSA Community Service Project...
Hospital hosts blood drive (12/28/11)
St. John's Hospital-Cassville hosted a Community Blood Center of the Ozarks blood drive on Dec. 19. The following individuals participated in the blood drive: Russell Lowe, Mary Tillman, Clara Elliott, Terri Revoloiro, Freddie Spencer, Beth Garner, Judy Carver, Randall Antle, Carol Latschar, Jacquleyne Douglas, Sarah Pursell, Larry Craig, Marilyn Saville, Keri Stubbs, Michael Stubbs, Kelly Catron, Connie Craig, Dennis Usrey, Barbara Hart, David Cupps, Jaira Ragland and Nicole Thompson...
Co-worker of the month (12/28/11)
Shell Knob holiday food drive a success (12/28/11)
Tips for preparing for winter weather (12/28/11)
By Melonie Roberts They say if you don't like the weather in the Ozarks, wait a minute and it will change. That old adage is especially true in the late fall and early winter here in southwest Missouri. As most people have experienced one can go to bed in the evening with the sounds of crisp, brown leaves scraping along the asphalt outside their windows and awake to a snow-covered and silent pristine winter wonderland...
Candidates raise over $11,000 for SYC (12/28/11)
Experienced educator (12/28/11)
Children's coordinator served as SWES teacher
Up and over (12/28/11)
Photo by Chuck Nickle Photography Senior Kennadi Howard scores over her Galena counterpart during the Lady Wildcats win Dec. 20. The Cassville girls team, which claimed a 41-38 victory over Galena, is playing in the Neosho Tournament this week.
Wildcats win tourney opener over McAuley (12/28/11)
The Cassville Wildcats earned their second win of the season with a 69-62 victory over McAuley in the first round of the Southwest Holiday Tournament on Monday night in Washburn. Down 10-4 with 4:55 remaining in the first quarter, Cassville looked like a team in trouble. The Wildcats were lethargic at both ends of the court, while the hustle of the Warriors bought an early lead...
Purdy survives for tourney win (12/28/11)
Using clutch defense and opportunistic offense the Purdy Eagles held on for a 56-51 win in the opening round of the Southwest Holiday Tournament in Washburn. Purdy squandered an 8-point lead in the third quarter and watched as the Tigers roared back in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 51-51 with 2:25 remaining in the fourth period...
SW Trojans smother Blackhawks in opener (12/28/11)
That Barry County high school basketball tournament is under way again. In one form or another, it's been "The Southwest Holiday Tournament" for the better part of three decades. For the fans who travel up from Arkansas, it has become "The Pea Ridge Invitational" with their Blackhawks winning the tournament in five of the past six years. But in 2011, the tallest trophy won't be going south when this week is over...
Eagles earn victories (12/28/11)
The Purdy Eagles and Lady Eagles picked up hard-fought victories on Tuesday night. The Eagles downed Crane 54-53 to improve to 5-3 on the young season. The Pirates jumped out to an early 15-9 lead in the first quarter, but Purdy rallied, outscoring the defending Class 2 champions 18-10 to take a 27-25 lead into halftime. Crane tied the game at 39-39 at the end of the third quarter. Purdy, however, outperformed Crane 23-16 in the final eight minutes to ensure the victory...
Southwest KO's Diamond, 60-51 (12/28/11)
The Southwest Trojans controlled the tempo and poured in free throws to take a non-conference home win over Diamond on Tuesday, Dec. 20. The Trojans took a 60-51 decision from the Wildcats in a rough and physical game. Southwest players hit 30 of 37 free-throw attempts in the game, and sealed the victory by sinking 19 of 21 freebies in the fourth quarter...
Edie's role expands with Lady Bears (12/28/11)
The Missouri State Lady Bears improved to 7-3 on the season with a 77-68 win over Arkansas State at Jonesboro on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Whitney Edie, the junior from Exeter, continued her impressive play, contributing 4 points, a block and a steal in just 10 minutes off the bench...
CMS Lady Wildcats teams finish season (12/28/11)
The Cassville Middle School seventh and eighth grade girls basketball team finished their season with the Big 8 Conference Tournament, which was held Dec. 10 through Dec. 13. The eighth graders lost to the East Newton 39-10. The team also fell to the Lamar Lady Tigers 32-26 and 27-16 to end the season with a 3-11 final record...
County Calendar (12/28/11)
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...
JAMES FREDDIE BERZIEL (12/28/11)
James Freddie Berziel, 86, passed away Monday Dec. 26, 2011, at his home in Joplin. He was born July 9, 1925, the son of James Nathan and Arvilla (Hance) Berziel. He was the youngest of four children. He was married to Wilma Fern Santee on Sept. 16, 1952, in Eureka Springs, Ark...
CHARLES DALE LYNGAR (12/28/11)
Charles "Charlie" Dale Lyngar, 80, of Shell Knob, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at his home. He was born June 21, 1931, in Topeka, Kan., the son of J. Frank and Blanche (Whaley) Lyngar. After graduating from high school, he went to Washburn University. He then went to General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich., until his marriage June 7, 1951, to Eva May Shaner, who survives...
KATHIE DIANE SIZEMORE (12/28/11)
Kathie Diane Sizemore, 61, of Eagle Rock, passed away on Dec. 25, 2011, at her home. She was born on Dec. 16, 1950, in Wichita, Kan., daughter of James and Maxine (Bevan) Love. During her early years, she was raised in Albuquerque, N.M. She was a graduate of Wichita North High School. On June 17, 1977, in Wichita, Kan., she was united in marriage to JD Sizemore. She and JD moved to Eagle Rock in 1997 to retire and make their home...
OLIVE L. "OLLIE" ALLSBURY (12/28/11)
Olive L. "Ollie" Allsbury, 99, of Cassville, a longtime Carterville resident, passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at the Christian Health and Rehab of Republic, in Republic. She was born May 16, 1912, in Brazelton, Kan. She lived in Carterville until 2004 when she moved to Cassville. She was an active member of the Carterville Christian Church, and later attended College Heights Christian Church in Joplin...
LONNIE McCULLOUGH (12/28/11)
Lonnie Eugene McCullough, 69, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born Sept. 15, 1942, in Haskell, Okla., the son of Paul McCullough and Maudie Kincaide. On March 12, 1960, in Miami, Okla., he was united in marriage to Connie Sue Buntin and remained married for 52 years. To this union two children were born, Lonnie, Jr., and Robert...
Make a difference in 2012 (12/28/11)
This weekend, Barry Countians will celebrate the start of another new year. It is tradition for Americans to make resolutions to improve their lives at the beginning of each new year. According to USA.gov the following vows are among the top New Year's resolutions: drink less alcohol; eat healthier; get a better education; get a better job; get fit; lose weight; manage debt; manage stress; quit smoking; recycle; save money; and volunteer...
Sports writer shares memories of exceptional cat (12/28/11)
A great voice has been stilled. Diesel, our 16-year-old gray tabby with the purr to rival a Massey-Ferguson, passed away peacefully at Herrin's Animal Hospital on the first day of November. Most outdoor cats live less than four years. Pampered indoor felines average a life span of 11 years. ...