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Stories from Wednesday, January 18, 2012

CHS royalty (01/18/12)
YMCA counters city's proposed contract (01/18/12)
Brown agrees to lower contract fee with changes in some requirements
Election to offer contested races (01/18/12)
The upcoming April municipal and school board elections have attracted a dozen new candidates. A pair of local school boards and three municipalities will host contested races. Cassville South Ward voters will have the opportunity to decide one of the local contested municipal races this spring. Incumbent Terry Heinz will be challenged by Donna Hayes. North Ward Alderman Darrell Ledenham has also filed for re-election...
Seligman CC revokes business license (01/18/12)
Aldermen also accept resignation of chief and approve utility rate increase
New Jaycees chapter to be formed in Cassville area (01/18/12)
The Junior Chamber of Commerce, known as the Jaycees, held an informational luncheon meeting at the Barry County Museum in Cassville on Jan. 13. Arwen Pritchett, Junior Chamber International vice president, was the featured guest speaker for the event...
Car thefts plague Barry and Lawrence counties (01/18/12)
People in both Barry and Lawrence counties are being plagued by car thefts, and law enforcement officials are hunting for the men they believe are responsible. The most recent in the series of thefts was a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am, stolen from the Butterfield area. The car was set on fire and left in a residential neighborhood in Monett...
Over 350 birds counted by Roaring River staff (01/18/12)
Roaring River State Park employees completed their annual bird count on Jan. 11. During tours of the park, staff members counted 500 fewer birds living around the trout stream this year. "Roaring River is still a great place to view birds because of all of the natural land," said Tim Smith, park naturalist. "We have the free flowing water that doesn't freeze anytime during the year and offers birds unlimited access to fresh water...
Open house events offer information on sales tax issue (01/18/12)
Area residents who attend one of the open house events offered at the Barry County E-911 Operations Center this month will have the opportunity to ask questions about the one-eighth of a cent sales tax that will appear on the Feb. 7 ballot. "We have been underfunded from day one," said Mike Phillips, Barry County E-911 director. ...
Newspaper announces cutest couple contest (01/18/12)
Do you and your better half have what it takes to be crowned as the area's cutest couple? Beginning this Wednesday, the Cassville Democrat is hosting the Scott Photography Cutest Couple Contest, the newspaper's latest online event. Couples of all ages are encouraged to go online to www.cassville-democrat.com/contest, submit a photo of themselves and enter the contest for a chance to win $300 in prizes...
Purdy community fund established (01/18/12)
"Renewing community by uncovering hidden resources" is the mission of the newly established Purdy Renewal Project Fund. The new fund will help support community projects in Purdy in cooperation with the Monett Area Community Foundation, which is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks...
Speech finalists (01/18/12)
Former mayor recognized by council (01/18/12)
Credit recovery classes offered (01/18/12)
Cassville High School will offer evening credit recovery classes beginning Monday, Jan. 23. Classes will meet from 3:15 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week until the end of April. Students who have failed a class or lost credit for a class due to attendance are invited to participate in the evening classes. Students will work individually on computers. Incomplete work can be carried over to the next semester in many cases...
R-5 Board receives update on recycling project (01/18/12)
The Southwest R-5 School Board received an update on the Southwest FFA Alumni school recycling project at the board's regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 15, 2011. The district will partner with the group by paying for costs associated with pouring a concrete slab for the recycling building. Students and staff members will also collect recyclable items and load trailers...
Country Kickin' Cancer to offer food, fun and info (01/18/12)
The South Barry County Relay For Life Committee will host Country Kickin' Cancer at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Cassville at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. "The event is for every one of all ages to enjoy," said Julie Grillone, South Barry County Relay For Life Committee chair, "This is the ideal time for people who know they are going to have teams at the Relay for Life event this summer to come and pick up their team packets...
School Board Recognition Week to be observed (01/18/12)
Gov. Jay Nixon has designated Jan. 22 through Jan. 28 as School Board Recognition Week. Area residents are encouraged to recognize the men and women who serve on local school boards. "As citizens who serve children and represent their community, the school board members of Purdy R-2 School District are to be commended for their dedicated service," said Jerry Lingo, Purdy superintendent. ...
SWLT to present dessert theatre (01/18/12)
Purdy basketball royalty (01/18/12)
SK Chamber releases new vacation guide (01/18/12)
The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce has released the 2012 Shell Knob/Table Rock Lake Vacation and Relocation Guide, a 48-page color booklet that offers information for visitors and area residents. "Each year, quite a bit of effort goes into this, our main promotional publication," said Sheila House, Shell Knob Chamber executive director. "For 2012, not only are all new photos included from local residents and our many visitors, but we have several new articles...
More days to fish (01/18/12)
CHS Wildcats tip the Tigers 70-51 (01/18/12)
TJ Matthews and Jaime Everett were crowned as Cassville High School's 2012 Tip-Off king and queen, and the Cassville Wildcats saluted them with a Big 8 Conference victory over visiting Lamar on Friday night, 70-51. "I was worried about Trey Rose's conditioning going into this game," said Cassville's Danny Powers. "But he had no trouble staying on the floor."...
SW rolls past TJ and Verona in Ozark 7 action (01/18/12)
The Southwest Trojans rolled to a third consecutive conference win on Tuesday, Jan. 10, taking a 65-58 victory over the visiting Verona Wildcats. After winning their own holiday tournament, the Trojans have notched wins over Exeter, Thomas Jefferson and Verona to run their season record to 11-3 to go with a 4-1 conference slate...
Purdy splits games with Seneca (01/18/12)
The Purdy basketball squads split games with the Seneca Indians last Tuesday night. The Lady Eagles started out slow and fell behind 10-1 but recovered for a commanding 73-42 victory over the Lady Indians. "In each of our last four games, we have started slow and dug ourselves into a hole," said Purdy coach Grant Young. "Seneca came out on fire. I thought we did a good job of responding, and once we got rolling, we played pretty well."...
He's got drive (01/18/12)
Southwest ladies batter Verona 61-33 (01/18/12)
The Southwest Lady Trojans relied on 18-point performances from Nicole Ickes and Michaela Mitchell to run away from Verona 61-33 on Tuesday night at Washburn. Southwest's trapping pressure defense limited Verona's All-State guard Tristan Carrasquillo to just 6 points and held the Lady Wildcats to just 13 total points in the second half...
County Calendar (01/18/12)
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...
RODNEY "ROD" LEE OLIVER (01/18/12)
Rodney "Rod" Lee Oliver, 62, of Exeter, died at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. He was born in Price, Utah, Sept. 28, 1949, the son of Vernell Charles and Norma Rue (Safley) Oliver. Survivors include: his mother, Norma Oliver, of Purdy; one daughter, Malisa Every and her husband, Cregg, of Wellington, Utah; three brothers, Louis Oliver and his wife, Carol, of Fruitland, Idaho, Sidney "Sid" Oliver and his wife, Bonnie, of Fairview, and Cody Oliver and his wife, Jenny, of Indiana; two sisters, Sherry Alger and her husband, Tom, of Fairview, and Brenda Oliver, of Purdy; and five grandchildren.. ...
BARBARA RHOADES (01/18/12)
Barbara Jean Rhoades, 65, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. Arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper...
RONALD EMERY JENNINGS (01/18/12)
Ronald Emery Jennings, 62, of Siloam Springs, Ark., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at his home. He was born in Jamestown, Penn., on March 15, 1949, the son of Emery and Byrel (Hamner) Jennings. In March, 1991, he was united in marriage to Betty Joe "BJ" Rader...
DOUG JOHNSON (01/18/12)
Walter Douglas "Doug" Johnson, 73, of Exeter, passed away Friday Jan. 13, 2012. Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, William Johnson and Gerald Johnson. He grew up in Oak Grove, where he graduated from high school. He continued his education at the University of Missouri and graduated in 1960 with a bachelor of agriculture degree. ...
FRED ALLEN TUCKER (01/18/12)
Fred Allen Tucker, 70, of Monett, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born July 16, 1941, in Galesburg, Ill., the son of James M. and Ethel (Daniels) Tucker. On Sept. 3, 1961, in Riverside, Calif., he was united in marriage to Mary Lynn Bradley, who preceded him in death on Jan. 13, 2005. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Chuck; and one sister...
FRANK ALAN LARUE (01/18/12)
Frank Alan LaRue, 60, of Purdy, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. He was born on Feb.17, 1951, in Dallas, Texas, son of Buford and Angie (Loving) LaRue. Frank was united in marriage to Fredna Walker on June 13, 1969, in Desoto, Texas. Survivors include: one daughter, Niki LaRue, of Frisco, Texas; one grandson, one brother, Jesse and his wife, Beth, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one sister, Anita Booth and her husband, Bill, of Sacramento, Calif.; his parents, Buford and Angie LaRue, of Cassville; and the mother of his children, Fredna Walker, of Burleson, Texas. ...
ALMON H. MAUS (01/18/12)
Almon H. Maus, 88, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. He was born on March 10, 1923. He was educated in Springfield Public Schools, graduating from Central High School in 1940. He attended South-west Missouri State and the University of Missouri (LL.B. 1948). He served overseas in the Army Air Force during World War II. He married Doris Elaine Day in 1942. They lived in Monett for 28 years where he was the city attorney for 20 years...
KATHIE DIANE SIZEMORE (01/18/12)
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. 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. they moved to Eagle Rock in 1997...
JERAULD FULTON (01/18/12)
Survivors include: his son, Jerry Fulton, of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; one sister, Ruth E. Overton, of Des Moines, Iowa; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Wilma C. Fulton and his parents Ray and Gertrude Fulton...
DANNY STEVERSON (01/18/12)
Danny Steverson, 60, of Anaheim, Calif., passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at his home. He was born in Barry County on Dec. 1, 1951, the son of Leonard "Jerry" and Barbara L. (Zinn) Steverson, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were two siblings in infancy...
HARLAN WAYNE HECKEL (01/18/12)
Harlan Wayne Heckel, 83, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born March 10, 1928, in Alden, Kan., and was raised by his grandparents. He was a graduate of the University of California and received his master's degree in Long Beach, Calif. From Aug. 23, 1950, until May 22, 1954, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Korean War. In 2001, he moved to Cassville to make his home. He was of the Catholic faith...
The Y is an asset to the community (01/18/12)
Over the past several weeks, the Cassville City Council has been re-evaluating its contract with the local YMCA in an attempt to cut costs while still maintaining support for the organization that provides recreational opportunities for area citizens and also operates the city's Aquatic Center. ...
Letters (01/18/12)
Dear Editor: I just found out that by Dec. 31, Barry County 911 service will either be completely suspended or at best -- dramatically reduced -- without an increase in revenue. Right away I began thinking of the consequences: I was greatly relieved to learn that on Feb. 7 we will have an opportunity to vote for a one-eighth of a cent sales tax. This revenue will keep us from losing our Barry County 911 service...