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Stories from Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cassville family survives tornado's destruction (02/29/12)
Tragedy struck quickly and without warning for the Pendergrass family of Cassville. Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Kevin and Crystal Pendergrass' mobile home was flipped upside down with the couple and their two sons inside. Their home was one of four mobile homes completely destroyed by a tornado that touched down on Farm Road 1102 just north of Business 37 in Cassville...
Governor to take part in opening day (02/29/12)
In addition to hosting around 2,000 anglers on March 1, the Roaring River State Park staff will welcome Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday. Nixon, who will receive the first trout tag of the 2012 season, has also volunteered to shoot the gun during opening day festivities...
Jury selection begins in Collings' murder trial (02/29/12)
The capital murder case against a Wheaton man accused of raping and murdering 9-year-old Rowan Ford began Monday with jury selection in the Platte County Circuit Courthouse. Christopher Collings faces the death penalty on charges of first degree murder, forcible rape and statutory rape in connection with Ford's death...
School board approves Bright Futures program (02/29/12)
Next Tuesday, a group of Cassville community members will come together to discuss how to meet student needs. Business owners, members of local civic organizations, individuals from the faith community and parents will come together to discuss the Bright Futures program...
Several file for state offices (02/29/12)
Several candidates filed for state representative and state senator to represent the bi-county area as filings for the Aug. 7 primary election opened on Tuesday. For the 29th District tate senator seat, four candidates filed. Running are: David Sater, of Cassville; James Strahan, of Kirbyville; Gayle Wridge, of Branson; and James Strafuss, of Branson. All are running as Republicans. Jack Goodman, who has held the seat, is ineligible to run due to term limits...
Nearly a dozen file for county offices (02/29/12)
Nearly a dozen candidates filed for the August primary election on Tuesday. Although the Democratic ticket only attracted one candidate, 10 candidates signed up to run on the Republican ticket. Incumbents Sherry Sears, county assessor, and Jim Fohn, county coroner, have filed for new four-year terms...
Senior center hosts Valentine Fancy (02/29/12)
Jack Goodman to run for circuit judge (02/29/12)
Jack Goodman (R) has announced his candidacy for the position of presiding judge of Missouri's 39th Judicial Circuit. The circuit is composed of Barry, Lawrence and Stone counties. Goodman has practiced law in the 39th circuit for 14 years. In addition to serving as an assistant prosecuting attorney for five years and serving clients in a variety of legal fields, Goodman has represented the people of southwest Missouri in the state legislature for the past decade. ...
Job fair planned for Casey's General Store (02/29/12)
Have you heard of Roaring River? (02/29/12)
It's located outside of a small town called Cassville in the southwest part of Missouri. Cassville is blessed to have something as beautiful as Roaring River. Roaring River is a very large tourist attraction especially for a small town. This beautiful place has hiking trails to enjoy the natural, beautiful scenery. It's mostly known for its fishing. People come from all around to fish for our popular trout fish...
Glade restoration work continues in Roaring River (02/29/12)
After completing phase one of a 10-year stewardship plan designed to remove invasive eastern red cedar trees and restore the glade habitat in a large portion of Roaring River State Park's wild area, staff members conducted prescribed burns in 650 acres of the wild area this year...
SWHS Homecoming queen crowned (02/29/12)
CHS choirs perform during assembly (02/29/12)
Storm leaves four injured, one dead (02/29/12)
Four local residents were injured and a Cassville man was killed when an unconfirmed tornado touched down north of Cassville early Wednesday morning. The storm tore through several trailer houses located on Farm Road 1102 north of Cassvilleg. The mobile homes were severely damaged or destroyed...
Trojans clinch Ozark 7 championship (02/29/12)
The Southwest Trojans ended a 25-year drought on Tuesday, Feb. 21, claiming their first outright Ozark 7 Conference basketball championship since 1987 with a tense 50-48 victory over the visiting Wheaton Bulldogs. The Trojans tied Thomas Jefferson for the league title two years ago. Southwest has now won or shared the conference title seven times...
Bulldogs win big over McAuley (02/29/12)
By Jared Lankford The Wheaton Bulldogs shook off the rust and used a 20-5 run in the second period to defeat McAuley 77-51 in the quarterfinals of the Class 2, District 12 tournament. "I don't know if it was the 4:30 p.m. start or if we were tired, but we started really slow," said Wheaton coach Rusty Roe. "Then in the second quarter we woke up and stopped turning the ball over and went on a run."...
Mustangs hold off late charge by CHS Wildcats (02/29/12)
The Cassville Wildcats couldn't make a fourth quarter four-point lead stand, as they fell 56-50 to the McDonald County Mustangs in the semi-finals of the Class 4, District 12 tournament on Thursday. A sluggish start to the game put the Wildcats in a 18-11 hole after one quarter of play. Cassville battled back in the second period, outperforming the Mustangs 15 to 9 to trail 27-26 at intermission...
Late surge lifts Lady Tigers (02/29/12)
Exeter boys fall to Chadwick in district tournament opener
Purdy Eagles' defense clamps down on College Heights (02/29/12)
The Purdy Eagles advanced to the semi-finals of the Class 2, District 12 tournament with a 53-26 victory over College Heights on Monday. After a close first quarter, Purdy clung to a 12-11 lead. "Our defense has been playing extremely well the last few games," said Purdy coach Tommy Egan. "Tonight, we didn't shoot the ball well, but our defense put us in a position where we could overcome our shooting slump."...
Cassville ladies fall to CJ (02/29/12)
With strong defense and a trio of players in double digits, the Cassville Lady Wildcats played their way into overtime against the host Lady Bulldogs in Wednesday's district semi-final game at Carl Junction. But the Carl Junction girls pitched a shutout in the OT period and escaped with a 57-45 victory in the Class 4 District 12 contest...
Ball movement (02/29/12)
Winners of local indoor hitting league (02/29/12)
SWMS volleyball season to begin (02/29/12)
The Southwest Middle School volleyball season is approaching. The Lady Trojans play four home games, six road games and two tournaments over 36 days. "It's an exciting time because for many of these girls it's their first exposure to the sport other than maybe a camp or gym class," said coach Steve Voyak, who is in his ninth season at Southwest. "It's fun to teach the fundamentals and watch some players really take to the game."...
County Calendar (02/29/12)
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...
JEAN DUNEHEW (02/29/12)
Willa "Jean" Dunehew, 78, of Cape Fair, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, in her home. She was born Aug. 7, 1933, in Dowdy, Ark., the daughter of Ethel (Inmon) McDoniel. On May 7, 1954, in Batesville, Ark., she was united in marriage to Robert Nash "Bob" Dunehew, who survives...
GARY WAYNE SCHELL (02/29/12)
Gary Wayne Schell, 56, of Exeter, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield. He was born on Sept. 29, 1955, in Monett, son of Billy Wayne and Dollie Faye (Thomas) Schell. He graduated from Southwest High School in Washburn. ...
NORMA JEAN ALLEN (02/29/12)
Norma Jean (Randolph) Allen, 84, of Monett, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, in Benchmark Healthcare of Monett. She was born May 19, 1927, in Fremont, the daughter of Silas H. and Ella M. (Vermillion) Randolph, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were three brothers and four sisters...
FRANCES MAE THOMAS RICHMOND (02/29/12)
Frances Mae Thomas Richmond, 80, of Jay, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. She graduated from Cassville High School, class of 1950. After graduation, she moved to Jay, Okla., to live with her grandmother Thomas. She married Neal Richmond in 1952...
JACKIE CLARK (02/29/12)
Jacqueline "Jackie" (O'Benar) Clark, 76, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in her home. She was born Dec. 14, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of John and Emma (Schue) O'Benar. On Dec. 29, 1961, in Aurora, Ill., she was united in marriage to Ronald Allen "Ron" Clark, who survives...
VERNA MAE NATIONS (02/29/12)
Verna Mae Nations, 81, of Cassville was called to her eternal rest on Monday, February 27, 2012. She died peacefully at home following a short battle with cancer. Verna Mae was born April 23, 1930 in Purdy, Missouri, to John and Anna Miller. Siblings include Elna Meister, Dorothy Miller, Marzella Hemmerling, Mildred Lilleoien and Gene Miller, all of which predeceased her except for Gene...