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Stories from Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Testimony begins in murder trial (03/14/12)
Rowan Ford's brief glance back at the man who had just raped her was all the prompting Christopher Collings needed to strangle the 9-year-old with a rope outside his trailer in rural Wheaton in the early hours of Nov. 3, 2007. This description of Rowan's final minutes of life was offered as part of the opening statement presented by Barry County Prosecutor Johnnie Cox on Monday morning in the Phelps County Courthouse in Rolla...
Energetic performance (03/14/12)
Student numbers unchanged at Cassville Campus (03/14/12)
Although Crowder College's overall enrollment has continued its upward trend, the Cassville Campus' numbers remained flat when compared to the 2011 spring semester. "This is the very first time that we have ever been flat," said Angela Seymour, Crowder College Cassville Campus director, "but we have added classes in Monett and Mt. Vernon this year."...
Guns taken from T-MAC (03/14/12)
On March 8, the Cassville Police Department responded to T-MAC Pawn Shop on Highway 112 in Cassville after a report of a burglary. According to Lt. Danny Boyd, someone entered the building after removing a portion of metal on the back side of the business. The burglar took 13 handguns from the pawn shop...
Improvement project to be completed at RRSP (03/14/12)
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is working to improve services at Roaring River State Park by completing a new water line construction project this summer. "Our goal is to have the primary project completed prior to Memorial Day weekend so we can provide a quality experience to all our visitors throughout the busy season," said Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri DNR...
Sisters open new bakery in Cassville (03/14/12)
Simply Sweet Shoppe offers gourmet cupcakes and more
Ribbon cutting held at Lopez Fitness (03/14/12)
Event raises $1,300 for education fund (03/14/12)
On Friday night, Cassville community members came together to raise $1,300 for the Cassville Education Fund, a permanent endowment fund for the educational needs of Cassville Schools. Funds were raised during Trivia Night, which was held in the Cassville High School commons area...
Nominations needed for legislature (03/14/12)
The Southwest Missouri Office on Aging is seeking candidates for its Silver Haired Legislature (SHL). Nominated individuals must be 60 years of age or older. SHL delegates participate in a model legislative session in Jefferson City each fall. During the session, delegates debate and vote on five priority proposals or concepts for presentation to the Missouri General Assembly...
CPD to step up enforcement (03/14/12)
This month, the Cassville Police Department will take part in two campaigns designed to decrease the number of fatalities on Missouri roadways. Local law enforcement officers will take part in an aggressive youth seatbelt mobilization effort from March 15 through March 31. Officers will also work to crack down on drunk driving from Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18...
CHS student selected for presidential security detail (03/14/12)
Cassville High School senior Kendal Cooper has been selected to serve in the United States Marine's Presidential Security Detail for two years after he graduates from high school. "I'm definitely excited, if nothing else for the extra training," said Cooper. "Any training that they put in front of me, I will go at as hard as I can. This is a different and unique opportunity."...
Event to benefit local Drug Court (03/14/12)
The Cassville First Baptist Church's Women's Ministry will sponsor its second Abundant Blessings Tea at the Family Life Center in Cassville on April 21. The event, which benefits Barry County Drug Court, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Barry County Drug Court is an intensive court-supervised drug treatment program for non-violent offenders who have drug or alcohol abuse problems. ...
Library celebration (03/14/12)
A great show (03/14/12)
Student enlists (03/14/12)
Kindergarten screenings scheduled (03/14/12)
The Wheaton R-3 School District will hold kindergarten screenings from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21. Screenings will be held in the kindergarten rooms. Children who will be 5 years of age on or before July 31 must be screened before they can be enrolled to attend kindergarten during the 2012-13 school year...
Cassville to hold preschool screenings (03/14/12)
The Cassville R-4 School District will hold preschool screenings for 3- and 4-year-old children on Friday, April 20 and Friday, April 27. The DIAL 3 test will be used to screen children in the following areas: concepts, language and motor development. Each child's vision, hearing and articulation will also be evaluated. Results will be shared with parents...
LeCompte honored (03/14/12)
BMOC to be held March 24 (03/14/12)
Facts unfold in capital murder trial (03/14/12)
FBI agent testifies about finding Rowan Ford's body in the bottom of a cave
Academic All-State honors (03/14/12)
Wildcat baseball team returns senior players (03/14/12)
With 10 senior players and eight starters returning from a team that tied for the Big 8 Conference crown last year, Cassville's Kyle Wood is anxious to get this baseball season started and expects even bigger things this time around. After a sluggish start, the Wildcats had an unimpressive 6-9 record last spring before turning things around and finishing 12-10...
Wheaton falls to Billings (03/14/12)
The Wheaton Bulldogs fell 89-78 to Billings last Wednesday in the class Class 2 sectional. The Wildcats (26-3) used their speed and agility to frustrate the Bulldogs. "Billings played a great game," said Wheaton coach Rusty Roe. "They sped us up, went around, over and through us to the hoop. We couldn't guard them."...
Lady Eagles downed by Comets (03/14/12)
The Marionville Lady Comets got 20 points from Josie Young and defeated the Purdy Lady Eagles 53-47 in the Class 2 sectional playoffs Wednesday night in Republic. Addy Roller scored 41 of the Lady Eagles' 47 points, but it wasn't enough as Purdy ends the season 24-6...
Honored players (03/14/12)
Lady Wildcats earn honors (03/14/12)
Eagle golfer to play at Independence (03/14/12)
Purdy's Garen Nelson signed a national letter of intent to play golf at Independence College in Independence, Kan., on Friday. "It feels greats to sign, but it was a tough decision," said Nelson. "I made a choice to give up baseball and pursue golf. That was extremely hard for me."...
Purdy baseball player to join St. Mary's team (03/14/12)
Purdy High School is fertile athletic recruiting ground for colleges. Riley Veith, Cody Hall, Addy Roller, Brooke Swadley, Shelby White, Audrey Patton and Garen Nelson have inked national letters of intent to play athletics on the collegiate level in the past 24 months...
Nothing easy (03/14/12)
County Calendar (03/14/12)
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...
RICHARD DAVIS (03/14/12)
Richard Shawnee Davis, 60, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in his home. Arrangements will be announced by 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...
ARTHUR EAGAN (03/14/12)
Arthur L. Eagan, 82, of Washburn, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at the Cassville Health Care and Rehab in Cassville. He was born on Dec. 13, 1929, in Beaver, Okla., son of Emery and Bessie (Bryan) Eagan. In 1973, he retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service, and moved to Washburn from Melvin, Kan. ...
MARY LOU SNEED (03/14/12)
Mary Lou Sneed, 67, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Freeman Hospital West, Joplin. She was born June 10, 1944, in Boise, Idaho, the daughter of Alonzo "Lon" and Zuma (Roberts) Bolen. On Dec. 1, 1967, in Stillwater, Okla., she was united in marriage to Clifford Sneed, who survives...
THOMAS DUNCAN (03/14/12)
Thomas Bruce Duncan, 77, of Cassville, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield. He was born Dec. 22, 1934, in Cassville, the son of Bob and Amanda (Starkey) Duncan. On July 3, 1959, in Washburn, he was united in marriage to Thelma "Arvilla" Edwards, who survives...
DELLA L. O'NEAL (03/14/12)
Della L. O'Neal, 96, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare, Crane. She was born Dec. 3, 1915, in Decatur County, Ind., the daughter of John T. and Nettie Mae (Lynn) Martin. In October 1949, she was united in marriage to Richard O'Neal, who preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1987. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Ellena and Marie; and one brother, Telly...
KELLY EGGLESTON BROOKS (03/14/12)
Kelly Eggleston Brooks, 40, of Seligman, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at the Cox South Hospital, Springfield. She was born on Jan. 20, 1972, in Fayetteville, Ark., the daughter of Johnnie and Doris (Corn) Eggleston. She attended Southwest High School in Washburn and was a lifelong resident of Seligman. She was baptized in Eagle Rock...
DONALD WARNER (03/14/12)
Donald Wayne Warner, 85, of Monett, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012, in University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia. He was born April 11, 1926, in Purdy, the son of Thomas Albert and Lucy Mae (Sass) Warner. On Oct. 31, 1950, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Starkey, who preceded him in death on March 3, 1992. Also preceding him in death were his parents; a son-in-law, Tim Sosebee; three brothers, Carl, Gerald and Earl Warner; and one sister, Esther West...
BILL HARTER (03/14/12)
William L. "Bill" Harter, 69, of Purdy, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in his home. He was born Feb. 3, 1943, in Wheaton, the son of Harold W. and Dixie J. (Russell) Harter, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: two brothers, James "Jim" Harter, of Nashville, Tenn., and Robert "Bob" Harter, of Tulsa, Okla.; and one sister, Becky Neal, of Springfield...
BOB MARSHALL (03/14/12)
Bob Marshall, 75, Cassville, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
EVERETT "PAUL" RICHARDS (03/14/12)
Everett "Paul" Richards, of Bellingham, Wash., born January 7, 1924, in Berryville, Ark., made last call before closing on Saturday, March 3, 2012. He formerly lived in Eagle Rock. Crackerjack welder, daring aviator, wielder of well-honed knives, classic mixologist, Orwood Tract fire marshal, pool shark and driving instructor, he piloted award-winning photographer Russ Reed to where the news was breaking, wiped footballs on the sidelines for John Madden, played golf in Berkeley with Billy Martin, and walked around the track at Pleasanton with Eddie Arcaro. ...
TRENTON WAYNE MC COOL (03/14/12)
Trenton Wayne McCool, 45, of Pineville, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark. He was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, on Nov. 29, 1966, to Kenneth and Anna (Lewis) McCool. He graduated from McDonald County High School in 1984. He worked as a Utility Locator for Arkups in Arkansas and SM&P in Joplin...
JERRY HAMMERS (03/14/12)
Jerry Lee Hammers, 69, of Exeter, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in his home. He was born March 6, 1943, in Galena, the son of Louis and Crystal (Smith) Hammers. On June 20, 1964, in Crane, he was united in marriage to Myrna Wilson, who survives...
DUANE THOMAS MAC DONALD (03/14/12)
Duane Thomas Mac-Donald, 58, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in his home. He was born Aug. 17, 1953, in Lansing, Mich., the son of Ernest and Betty (Burr) MacDonald. On Jan. 3, 1983, in Denver, Colo., he was united in marriage to Cecil Dianne Hunley, who survives...
RETHA "DIANA" BRATTIN (03/14/12)
Retha "Diana" Brattin, 52, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Cedar Ridge Care Center, Cassville. She was born Jan. 10, 1960, in Monett, the daughter of Junior E. "Pete" and Retha Jean (Mattingley) Brattin, who preceded her in death...
Celebrate Sunshine Week (03/14/12)
This week, news media organizations, civic groups, schools and individuals interested in the public's right to know will join together to celebrate Sunshine Week, an event designed to "promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information." Barry Countians can be a part of Sunshine Week by engaging in discussions about the importance of open government. ...
Letters to the editor (03/14/12)
Dear Editor: I'd like to take a moment to talk about the upcoming Tuesday, April 3 bond election for the Southwest School District. In these difficult times school budgets across the country are often being reduced and sometimes even slashed. This leaves districts in some locations with the unhappy choice of downgrading programs (that were often already cut to the bone) or trying to approve tax hikes to maintain those programs they do have left...