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Stories from Wednesday, February 8, 2012

E-911 sales tax passes by wide margin (02/08/12)
On Tuesday, Barry Countians overwhelmingly approved a one-eighth of a cent emergency services sales tax by an almost two-to-one margin. Over 27 percent of county voters turned out for the election, which also served as the presidential primary. The sales tax, which was placed back on the ballot by the Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board after it failed in November of 2011, was approved by 64.69 percent of voters. The issue received 3,272 "yes" votes and 1,786 "no" votes...
Cassville R-4 District receives FEMA grant (02/08/12)
The Cassville School District has received approval for a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant that will provide funding to construct a storm shelter on the R-4 campus. Superintendent Richard Asbill said district officials will travel to Jefferson City on Feb. 10 to sign grant documents, and the R-4 School Board will receive more information on the funding during its meeting on Feb. 16...
Butterfield teenager arrested for break-ins (02/08/12)
A Barry County teen has been arrested in connection with at least 15 car break-ins that occurred over the weekend. Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly said John C. Plopper, 17, of Butterfield, was arrested Saturday night in the Butterfield area. "He just went out on his own and broke into these vehicles," said Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly. "He is facing multiple charges of vehicle tampering and property damage."...
Free networking group to make businesses stronger (02/08/12)
A new free networking group for small business owners is being developed in Barry County. The group will hold its first meeting at Nickle's Flooring in Cassville at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24. "I've been thinking about this for several years," said Debra Nickle, who is organizing the Barry County Small Business Owners Network meeting. ...
Council updated on studies (02/08/12)
On Monday night, the Cassville City Council received updates on a stormwater study and the bypass elimination study currently being conducted by Olsson and Associates. Engineer Eric Dove reported on the study of Town and Hawk Branches, which carry stormwater through Cassville to Flat Creek. According to Dove, the city's goals are to reduce flow into manholes, lower the groundwater and reduce sump pump flows during flooding events...
Wildcat coach presented with $2,500 (02/08/12)
Local heroes to take on basketball pros (02/08/12)
Electric cooperative to hold meetings (02/08/12)
Barry Electric Cooperative will hold district meetings next week. Meetings, which are scheduled to be held on Feb. 13, 14 and 16, will begin at 7 p.m. Members of District One will meet at the Exeter Fire Station on Monday, Feb. 13. The meeting for District Three members will be held at the Cassville Gold Course clubhouse on Highway 112 south of Cassville on Tuesday, Feb. ...
Chamber taking T-shirt orders (02/08/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce is currently taking orders for Opening Day T-shirts. Orders must be submitted to the chamber office by noon on Thursday, Feb. 9. T-shirts, which will be dark green, will display the message "There is something fishy about Cassville" on the front. Shirts will cost $10 each...
Making Memories Tours joins chamber (02/08/12)
Drug task force agent to speak at luncheon (02/08/12)
Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force Agent John Luckey will be the guest speaker at the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's first quarterly luncheon of 2012. The event is scheduled to be held at the Barry County Museum at noon on Thursday, Feb. 16. "The chamber is excited to have Agent Luckey as our guest speaker for our first luncheon," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. ...
Economic development director provides council with final focus group report (02/08/12)
On Feb. 6, Lynette Dilbeck, Cassville economic development director, presented the Cassville City Council with PGAV Planners' final focus group report. Last year, PGAV conducted three focus groups in Cassville as a portion of the research for the DREAM Initiative. The purpose of the groups was to learn about the community's priorities regarding the downtown area...
Shell Knob woman injured in crash (02/08/12)
A Shell Knob woman sustained moderate injuries in a single-vehicle car crash that occurred at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday on Stallion Bluff Road 10 miles east of Shell Knob. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the 2003 Toyota Camry, driven by Delanie S. Hall, 63, of Shell Knob, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a ditch and a tree...
Haven Of The Ozarks hosts ribbon cutting (02/08/12)
Haven of the Ozarks, a no-kill, non-profit animal shelter in Washburn, hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Barbara Williams Training Center on Monday. The Barbara Williams Training Center offers basic obedience classes through the instruction of professional dog trainer Tristan Jolivette. Classes are $89 for seven sessions...
January co-workers of the month (02/08/12)
Top auctioneers (02/08/12)
Chocolate Festival is Saturday (02/08/12)
The eighth annual Chocolate Lovers' Festival will bring a world of epicurean delights to area choco-holics beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs, Ark. This is the third year the event has been sponsored by Vacation Rentals, Inc...
Barry County Health Board reviews service information (02/08/12)
The Barry County Health Department offered around 2 percent more services to area residents in 2011 than were offered in 2010. The county health department board of trustees reviewed the service counts during its monthly meeting on Jan. 19. The total number of services increased by 489 from 21,445 in 2010 to 21,934 in 2011. Although the number of services offered at the Monett office increased significantly, the number of services offered at the Cassville office decreased by nearly 1.5 percent...
Special event well attended (02/08/12)
Valentine Fancy event planned for area seniors (02/08/12)
A Valentine Fancy is scheduled to take place at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the Cassville Senior Center, located at 1111 Fair St. in Cassville. The sponsored lunch is free to seniors over the age of 60. There will be a free nutrition presentation on the benefits of chocolate and entertainment will be provided by Denny and Missy Wolf...
Chamber ready for 2012 events (02/08/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce has another full slate of activities on tap for 2012. Area residents are encouraged to mark these dates on their calendars and plan to attend the upcoming events. The chamber will once again take part in Opening Day festivities at Roaring River State Park on Thursday, March 1. Chamber members will provide complimentary coffee to fishermen gathered along the stream banks on opening morning...
Cassville R-4 School Board extends administrator contracts (02/08/12)
The Cassville R-4 School Board extended contracts for the majority of the district's administrators at the board's regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 12. Superintendent Richard Asbill's contract was extended through the 2013-14 school year. Other administrators who will return to the R-4 District include: Jill LeCompte, director of instructional services; Chris Redmon, high school principal; Coy Dalton, high school assistant principal; Terry Jamieson, middle school principal; Melanie Stringer, middle school assistant principal; Eric White, intermediate school principal; Catherine Weaver, primary school principal; and Amy Stephenson, director of special services.. ...
School counselors recognized this week (02/08/12)
National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, will be celebrated Feb. 6 through Feb. 10. The event is designed to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within United States school systems...
Big bear rock (02/08/12)
Wheaton Homecoming candidates (02/08/12)
Registrations begin for YMCA's spring youth soccer and flag football program (02/08/12)
The Cassville YMCA is currently accepting registrations for its spring youth soccer and youth flag football programs. "Today, you see commercials on TV promoting playing for 60 minutes per day," said Bob Crouthamel. "When I was a kid, we played four or five hours a day. I never wanted to go home...
Butterfield receives draft plans for water project (02/08/12)
The Butterfield City Council received draft plans for its $1.4 million drinking water system improvement project at its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 23. Pat O'Bryant, of Simmons Engineering, presented the aldermen with the set of draft plans. The city's water project calls for the construction of a new well, the replacement of around 11,000 feet of water line and the repair of roadways that are impacted by the project...
Wildcats hold off Mustangs 57-51 (02/08/12)
The Cassville Wildcats held their turnovers in check and held off a motivated McDonald County team on Thursday night, 57-51. Cassville played without John Cavness, but with Joel Maher putting in 26 points, the Wildcats still had enough firepower to hold off the visiting Mustangs...
Nichols, Lannum sign with MSSU (02/08/12)
A pair of Cassville Wildcats have signed letters of intent to play football at Missouri Southern State University next fall. Cassville High School seniors Ricky Nichols and Josh Lannum put pen to paper and committed to playing for new MSSU coach Daryl Daye...
Trojans drop Purdy 60-49 (02/08/12)
The Southwest Trojans blitzed the Purdy Eagles early in their Ozark 7 contest at Washburn on Friday night, and the Trojans went on to avenge their earlier loss at Purdy, 60-49. That 51-46 loss to the Eagles has been on the minds of Jason Horn and his Trojans ever since they filed out of the Purdy gym and loaded the bus that night of Dec. 13, 2011. Southwest and Purdy are huge rivals in the Ozark 7, so much so that Southwest observes "blackout" whenever the Eagles come to town...
Lady Wildcats enjoy big game and beat Lamar, 43-33 (02/08/12)
The Cassville Lady Wildcats built a 26-18 halftime lead with a 20-point second quarter and held the visiting Lamar Lady Tigers to just 4 points in the fourth quarter while claiming a 43-33 Big 8 Conference victory on Thursday night. While the Cassville offense sputtered and also struggled at the free-throw line, that trademark impenetrable zone defense held Lamar at bay throughout most of the contest...
Roller leads Purdy past SW girls (02/08/12)
The Purdy Lady Eagles survived against the Southwest Lady Trojans on Friday night at Washburn, escaping with a 56-49 victory. Southwest, which trailed by as many as 15 in the third quarter, roared back and trailed by only a deuce with 3:06 to play in the final period. But Addy Roller nailed all six of her free throws in the final three minutes to keep the Lady Eagles undefeated in Ozark 7 play...
County Calendar (02/08/12)
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...
MELBA EAKIN (02/08/12)
Melba Sutton Eakin, 66, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield. Arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
RAYMOND CARTER (02/08/12)
Raymond E. Carter, 47, of Belton, passed way Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1964, in Kansas City, the son of Elmer D. and Avenell (Dodson) Carter. Survivors include: his mother, Avenell Innis, of Shell Knob; one daughter, Samantha R. Carter, of Blue Springs; and two sisters, Connie Ring "Anderson" of Golden, and Carolyn Riddle and her husband, Shaun, of Shawnee, Kan...
DAMIAN ALLAN LITTLER (02/08/12)
Damian Allan Littler, infant son of Travis Allan Littler and Charlotte Ann Buttrum, of Cassville, was born and departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in Cox Monett Hospital, Monett. Survivors include: his parents, Travis and Charlotte; one brother Donavan Mikesh; and his grandparents, Larry and Chris Littler, of Shell Knob, and Glen and Jill Buttrum, of Cassville...
LEOTA FAYE RODEN (02/08/12)
Leota Faye Roden, 81, of Cassville, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield. She born Jan. 8, 1931, at Cassville, the second child of William Henry and Lois Olena (Hawk) Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Harold Roden, and her twin sister, Oleta Maye Thompson...
Pack the CHS gym for a great cause (02/08/12)
Do you enjoy watching talented athletes slam dunk a basketball? Do you like family-friendly comedy? Would you be entertained by a show that gives local community leaders an opportunity to compete against trained professionals? Well, you're in luck. The South Barry County Habitat Hometown Heroes will take on the Harlem Ambassadors at the Cassville High School gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Saturday...