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Stories from Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Habitat completes build (01/04/12)
Delene Abbott partnered with the organization on the recent project
Council discusses revisions to YMCA contract (01/04/12)
Monetary commitment to be reduced to zero in three years
Officers sworn in for new year (01/04/12)
Craig Williams, Barry County circuit clerk, swore in a large group of law enforcement officers who serve as county deputies during a ceremony held at the Barry County Judicial Center on Dec. 29, 2011. Officers from the Barry County Sheriff's Department, the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force and the Cassville, Monett, Exeter and Washburn police departments participated in the ceremony...
Residents invited to tour BC 911 center (01/04/12)
Area residents are invited to tour the Barry County E-911 Operations Center, next to Barry Electric Cooperative's headquarters north of Cassville, during a series of open house events scheduled to be held at the facility this month. The first open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6...
Successful First Day Hike (01/04/12)
Over 30 individuals took part in Roaring River State Park's inaugural First Day Hike on Sunday. Kerry Hays, park assistant superintendent, guided the hiking tour to Devil's Kitchen on New Year's Day. "We were very happy with the turnout," said Hays. "The hike went very well. We ended up having one group, a family group, who participated by themselves, but we caught up to them throughout the hike and offered them information."...
Event recognizes importance of alert (01/04/12)
Each year, law enforcement officers and communities across the nation observe AMBER Alert Awareness Day on Jan. 13. This year, area residents are encouraged to learn more about the alert system and its importance in locating missing and abducted children...
Thornton's Christmas dinner breaks records (01/04/12)
"The Lord just opened doors," said Linn Thornton about his Christmas day community dinner. "Everything fell in place. I couldn't have asked for more." The 27th annual dinner Thornton organized became a textbook example of one of the biggest private undertakings in Monett. With temperatures in the 50s and the event relocated this year to the Family Life Center at the First United Methodist Church, the dinner handled a record crowd with a record number of volunteers helping...
Cassville woman injured in New Year's crash (01/04/12)
A Cassville woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash on New Year's Day on Highway 76 about five miles east of Cassville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 9:20 a.m. when the driver of a 2003 Chevrolet, Melissa M. Renfrow, 30, of Cassville, skidded off the right side of the roadway and overturned before hitting a fence...
Purdy recycling program celebrates sixth anniversary with big changes (01/04/12)
The Purdy Recycling Project is moving ahead in January with plans to make a bigger difference to the Purdy community. After six years of working on Saturdays, the student-run recycling center will now be open each Tuesday from 3:30 till 6:30 p.m. "We know that we have to have more convenient hours if people are going to bring us more materials," said Esmeralda Pérez, recycling coordinator for the Purdy High Spanish Club, which runs the program. ...
Santa visits Eagle Rock Library (01/04/12)
Winter wonderland (01/04/12)
Fulfilling a dream (01/04/12)
Washburn Council approves funding for safety awards (01/04/12)
The Washburn City Council approved funding for a safety award dinner at its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 21. The aldermen approved a $530 expense for the safety award dinner, which was held on Dec. 5. The expense also included safety award bonus checks...
Trojans win Holiday Tournament (01/04/12)
The Southwest Trojans broke a 12-year drought and won their own Southwest Holiday Tournament on Thursday night, pummeling Wheaton in the final, 64-44. The Trojans, seeded fourth in this year's tournament, mowed down Pea Ridge (60-38), top-seeded Billings (81-60) and Wheaton (64-44) to claim the championship. Wheaton reached the championship game with solid wins over Cassville and Purdy...
Wildcats split at tournament (01/04/12)
Cassville finished its 2011 Southwest Holiday Tournament appearance with a 51-44 loss to the East Newton Patriots on Thursday night. The Wildcats finished the week 2-2 in play at Washburn. After a sluggish win over McAuley in the opening round of the Southwest Holiday Tournament, the Wildcats suffered a diappointing 62-50 loss to the Wheaton Bulldogs on Tuesday night. In addition to the defeat, Cassville absorbed a string of injuries during the game:...
Purdy Eagles take fourth at Southwest (01/04/12)
The top-seeded Billings Wildcats had one whole day to lick their wounds from their 21-point loss to the host Southwest Trojans in the semi-finals of the Southwest Holiday Tournament. On Thursday night, the Wildcats rebounded to a 64-41 victory over the Purdy Eagles to claim the third place tournament trophy. Austin Essick torched the Eagles defense for 29 points, and Chad Yeokum added 15 in the blowout win...
Nowhere to go (01/04/12)
Chuck Nickle Photography Wheaton's Sean Goostree is boxed in by the relentless Southwest defense led here by Travis Hayworth, #21.
PHS Lady Eagles settle for third in Neosho Tornament (01/04/12)
The Purdy Lady Eagles (11-3) recovered from a loss in the semi-finals to claim third place in the Neosho Holiday Tournament with a 49-33 victory over Rogers (Ark.) Heritage on Friday. "This was a really good tournament for our girls," said Purdy coach Grant Young. "It showed us that if we played as a team we can compete with anyone. The key for the remainder of this season is to channel this effort and energy and use it to play consistently."...
Top player (01/04/12)
County Calendar (01/04/12)
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...
ROBERT EUGENE ALLRED (01/04/12)
Robert Eugene Allred, 71, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. He was born July 26, 1940, in Alfriend, Ark., the son of John W. and Sara Jane (Buck) Allred. On Aug. 26, 1967, in Shell Knob, he was united in marriage to Janice Wilson, who survives...
MICHAEL RAY PRIEST (01/04/12)
Michael Ray Priest, 59, of Ft. Lupton, Colo., passed away, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Longmont United Hospital. He was born May 13, 1952, in Springfield, Colo., to Murl and Wilma (Robb) Priest. He graduated in 1971 from Ulysses High School in Ulysses, Kan. On May 31, 1980, he married Deborah Norgren in Platteville, Colo...
ETHEL CHARLEEN HUFFHINES (01/04/12)
Ethel Charleen Huffhines, 83, of Crane, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Ozark Mountain Regional Health-care Center, Crane. She was born March 20, 1928, in Cape Fair, the daughter of Willard and Hettie (Carney) Seitz. On June 23, 1946, in Ormsby County, Nev., she was united in marriage to Howard Huffhines, who preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1986. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Jack and Joe Seitz; and two sisters, Noma Carney and Nona (Judy) Swearingen...
GENEVIEVE BLACK (01/04/12)
Genevieve Black, 88, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born June 27, 1923, in Rocky Comfort, the daughter of Martin E. and Lula (Lamberson) McClure. On March 5, 1942, in Monett, she was united in marriage to William H. Black, who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1988. Also preceding her in death were her parents, three brothers and one sister...
BARBARA JANE HOLDEN (01/04/12)
Barbara Jane Holden, 84, of Washington, Mo., passed away Dec. 30, 2011. She was born Aug. 23, 1927, in Cassville to Gladys Mae Williams Holden and John Allen Holden. Survivors include: her sister, Mary Francis Whorton, of Carson City, Nev.; two sons, Gary L. (BethAnn) Bracken, of Robertsville, and Larry G. (Sheryl) Bracken, of Marthasville; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren...
WANDA BEA SWAFFORD-PHILLIPS (01/04/12)
Wanda Bea Swafford-Phillips, 87, of Berryville, Ark., formerly of Cassville, died on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at the Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville. She was born on Oct. 2, 1924, daughter of Tom and Dona (Wise) King in Golden, where she spent her childhood and received her education. ...
A heart for young people (01/04/12)
Cassville is mourning the loss of a dedicated public servant. While on vacation for Christmas, I received word that long-time Cassville police officer and police chief Lonnie McCullough died on Dec. 26, 2011. I considered Lonnie a friend, and I am deeply saddened by his death...