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Stories from Wednesday, February 22, 2012

More passing lanes to be added along Highway 37 (02/22/12)
Area motorists should expect delays in the coming months when traveling along Highway 37 between Monett and the Arkansas line. On Monday, crews with APAC Missouri began work on major improvements to Highway 37 that include the resurfacing of 32.5 miles of the roadway...
Local officers help catch child pornographer (02/22/12)
A Climax Springs man has been sentenced to prison on child pornography charges thanks to an investigation conducted with the assistance of members of the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, which includes officers from the Cassville Police Department and Barry County Sheriff's Department...
Wheaton High School hosts special guest (02/22/12)
Wheaton High School students were treated to a special presentation on Monday from National FFA President Ryan Best. His topic was self worth. Best approached the student assembly with a demonstration that involved one of the three staples every home repair kit has in stock: duct tape...
FCC rules impact officers, deputies (02/22/12)
According to a rule enacted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), all private land mobile radio users operating below 512 megahertz must move to a 12.5 kilohertz narrow band voice channel by the end of the year. "The narrow banding mandates will have little effect on the 911 Center," said Mike Phillips, Barry County E-911 director. "The majority of our equipment or radios are already narrow banding compliant...
Luncheon offers facts on local drug trends (02/22/12)
Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce members had the opportunity to learn about local drug trends during the chamber's latest quarterly luncheon. Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force Agent John Luckey served as the guest speaker at the event. "When I retired from the Marine Corps, I had never heard of crank," said Luckey, who serves as the officer in charge of the task force. "Seventeen years later, I know that it is the number one topic that affects this county...
Cassville Council approves YMCA contract (02/22/12)
On Tuesday night, the Cassville City Council approved a contract with the Ozarks Regional YMCA, which allows the organization to continue to operate the city's recreational programs. The approved contract decreases the funding provided by the city to the YMCA for the administration of recreational programs from $58,300 to $40,000 per year. ...
Purdy AmeriCorps Reading Coach program honored (02/22/12)
The Purdy AmeriCorps Reading Coaches program were honored on Jan. 31 by the Missouri House of Representatives. The group was recognized for its role in assisting with recovery efforts following the Joplin tornado on May 22, 2011. The Purdy Reading Coaches were one of 20 AmeriCorps programs from across the country that deployed more than 300 AmeriCorps members to Joplin following the tornado...
Service award (02/22/12)
Register to vote in April election (02/22/12)
Barry County residents who plan to vote during the April 3 general municipal election must register at the Barry County Clerk's Office by Wednesday, March 7. Individuals who have moved or had a name change are also asked to update their voter registration information at the clerk's office...
Central Crossing FPD receives funds (02/22/12)
Business owner to run for MO House (02/22/12)
Shell Knob business owner Scott Fitzpatrick, 24, has announced his plans to run for the 158th District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives. Fitzpatrick, the 24-year-old owner of Maricorp, U.S., has strong ties to the southwest Missouri area. His family has lived in the area for over 50 years, and he is a graduate of Cassville High School...
Filing for county offices begins Tuesday (02/22/12)
Next Tuesday, will mark the first day candidates are eligible to file for the August primary election. Candidates will file on the Democrat or Republican tickets for the following open positions: southern commissioner, northern commissioner, sheriff, assessor, coroner, public administrator and surveyor...
Volunteers needed for opening day festivities (02/22/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce still needs volunteers to help serve coffee to anglers at Roaring River State Park on March 1. Each year, the Cassville Chamber offers complimentary coffee and coffee mugs to anglers who gather along the banks of the Roaring River stream from 5 to 6:30 a.m. on Opening Day...
Crash injures six Cassville residents (02/22/12)
A three-vehicle crash on Highway 60 near Verona on Saturday night left six Cassville residents injured. in a three-vehicle wreck that took place at 7:25 p.m. on Saturday on Highway 60 about three-fourths of a mile west of Verona. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 7:25 p.m. ...
Memorial will honor Christopher Stark (02/22/12)
A memorial to Specialist Christopher Stark, killed in military action in Afghanistan, will be placed at Monett's South Park on the first anniversary of his death on Feb. 28. A bench in Stark's honor will be placed at the Phantom F-4 jet veterans memorial in a ceremony that will be held at 4 p.m. The dedication is open to the public...
FSA reminds producers about enrollments (02/22/12)
Barry County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Brian Blount reminds producers that enrollment for the 2012 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program began on Jan. 23 and will continue through June 1...
Blunt visits county (02/22/12)
OFO to offer Soloists Showcase (02/22/12)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra will continue its 32nd season with its "Soloists Showcase" concert on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. in Monett City Hall Auditorium. Music Director Ken Meisinger has scheduled two double concertos for the concert, showcasing four soloists...
Open house to be held at Haven of the Ozarks (02/22/12)
Haven of the Ozarks will host an open house at the new Barbara Williams Training Center from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. The Barbara Williams Training Center will offer basic obedience classes. Pet owners are invited to enroll in the seven-session course, which will cost $89...
Annual Sweetheart Dinner held (02/22/12)
Southwest High School celebrates Homecoming (02/22/12)
SWMS to host Scholar Bowl (02/22/12)
The Ozark 7 Scholar Bowl Tournament is slated to take place on Wednesday, Feb. 29, and will be hosted by Southwest Middle School in Washburn. Two teams from Exeter, Thomas Jefferson, Purdy, Verona and Wheaton will take on students from Southwest in double-elimination competition, starting at 1:30 p.m...
Purdy hires new superintendent (02/22/12)
The Purdy R-2 Board of Education hired Dr. Steven Chancelor as the district's new superintendent, succeeding Jerry Lingo, who is retiring. Chancelor was selected during the Monday board meeting and came to Purdy on Tuesday to sign the contract. Purdy board members received applications from 15 candidates screened for the district by the Missouri School Boards Association. Five candidates were interviewed during special board meetings on Feb. 15 and Feb. 16...
Purdy's Addy Roller is in a class by herself (02/22/12)
Roller scored six treys in last week's overtime loss to Fair Grove to bring her total to 287 three-pointers made during her four-year career at Purdy High School. When Roller was asked after the game about the record, she revealed her competitive spirit...
SW girls batter Verona (02/22/12)
Verona was nearly doubled up at home by the Southwest Lady Trojans on Friday night. The Lady Wildcats fell 53-27 to Southwest. "Our two freshmen starters made it hard for (Tristan) Carrasquillo to get in a rhythm," observed Southwest's Steve Rissler. "Our bigs rebounded well and that turned into easy run-out baskets for our guards."...
Wheaton roars back to beat Purdy 75-64 (02/22/12)
A stirring third-quarter comeback lifted Wheaton into the lead and propelled the Bulldogs to a 75-64 Ozark 7 Conference win over the visiting Purdy Eagles on Monday night. Sean Goostree scored 30 points in a victory that kept the Bulldogs in the hunt for a conference championship...
Trojans pick up another victory (02/22/12)
The Trojans, ranked #8 in Class 3 in the most recent Missouri polls, ran to an early 8-0 lead as Jordan Epling buried a trey from the left wing. The Cavaliers weathered the storm and fought back to trail by only 12-9 with Oserowsky pouring in 6 points...
Wildcat seniors recognized (02/22/12)
Lady Wildcat seniors honored (02/22/12)
Cassville opens districts by beating Monett (02/22/12)
Cassville prevailed 35-23 over Monett in the end, but it wasn't easy an easy win for the Lady Wildcats in opening round of the Class 4, District 12 districts on Monday night. The battle marked the fourth time the Big 8 Conference foes had tangled this season. The Lady Wildcats had won the previous three meetings by an average of 19 points...
Pflug signs to play college ball (02/22/12)
Cassville senior Justin Pflug, who was a standout on both offense and defense for the Wildcats, will continue his football career beyond high school at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kan. Pflug signed a national letter of intent to play for Coach Kent Kessinger's Ottawa Braves last week...
Lady Wildcats earn Senior Night win (02/22/12)
"Ken-sanity" took over the Cassville gym on Thursday night. Playing in her last home game in a Lady Wildcat jersey, Kennadi Howard scored 22 points on Senior Night to lead Cassville past Seneca, 54-39. "After they got back within one point, we made good decisions down the stretch," said Cassville's Chris Shore...
CHS Wildcats fall to Indians 67-54 (02/22/12)
The Seneca Indians opened a 20-point lead in the third quarter and made 13 of 23 free throws in the final period as they downed the Cassville Wildcats 67-54 on Friday night. A flurry of three-pointers and key offensive rebounds and putbacks propelled the Indians to the Big 8 Conference victory...
CHS senior cheerleaders recognized (02/22/12)
Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed The Cassville High School senior cheerleaders celebrated senior night on Feb. 17. Senior cheerleaders and their parents were recognized before the varsity boys basketball game. Pictured above, are: Emma Beeson, daughter of Wendy Henson, of Cassville; Macayla Coleman, daughter of Dea Coleman, of Cassville, and Edward Coleman, of Houston, Texas; Adrianna Fine, daughter of Ben and Mary Ann Fine, of Eagle Rock; Becca Haney, daughter of Shannon and Dove Haney, of Cassville; Kory Hayward, son of Sonya and Gary Hayward, of Eagle Rock; Danielle Pianalto, daughter of Rodney and Margie Pianalto, of Cassville; and Josh Sexton, son of Heidi Catmull, of Cassville.. ...
CHS winter conditioning program is showing growth (02/22/12)
Cassville High School's winter conditioning program has seen 60 to 70 kids daily as student athletes get prepared for spring sports. The program runs Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays after school throughout the months of January and February. The program is open to any athletes that are not playing basketball, and high school coaches Jay Rogers and David Large are in charge of the off-season program...
Young Ladycats in training (02/22/12)
The program is set up for girls in third through sixth grade. Starting in October and running through the spring, there is an intramural league that allows all girls to participate on teams. They play on Saturdays on teams coached by the girls' parents...
County Calendar (02/22/12)
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...
Let there be light (02/22/12)
Evil loves darkness. It hides in the cover of black night and shuns the light. In today's world, evil is personified by a raging drug problem that crosses all socioeconomic lines and preys upon the weak, the innocent, the young, the old and even the powerful. Too many people choose to shut the door on the issue, keeping the evil hidden away from the light where solutions and help can be found...