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Stories from Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Alderman Terry Heinz re-elected (04/04/12)
Cassville Alderman Terry Heinz will remain on the city council for another two years. Heinz received more than double the number of votes garnered by challenger Donna Hayes in Tuesday's election. South Ward residents cast 111 votes in favor of Heinz. Hayes received 52 votes...
Market preparations (04/04/12)
Cassville man faces federal charges (04/04/12)
The Eagle Rock postmaster was charged Friday in federal court for conspiring to rob a convenience store. According to David M. Ketchmark, acting United States attorney, Michael Joe Stubblefield, 48, of Cassville, was charged by complaint with conspiring to interfere with interstate commerce by threats or violence in connection with planning an alleged robbery of Uncle Roy's convenience store in Eagle Rock...
Council takes on full agenda without mayor (04/04/12)
On Monday night, the Cassville City Council voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Mayor Bill Hill. Alderman Terry Heinz, mayor pro tem, opened the meeting with the announcement that Hill had turned in a letter of resignation. Hill's letter offered the following short statement: "Effective immediately, I am resigning my position as a member of the City of Cassville Board of Alderman."...
CPD receives $55,000 grant (04/04/12)
The Cassville Police Department has received a $55,314.50 grant from the Missouri Department of Homeland Security for new radio equipment. The Cassville City Council approved the grant on Monday night. The grant will provide funding for the purchase, programming and installation of eight mobile radios, two base control radios, 15 hand-held radios and eight repeaters...
Farm equipment thefts on the rise (04/04/12)
Farm equipment thefts are on the rise, according to Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay. That announcement and a caution for area farmers to be alert for suspicious vehicles was made at the March meeting of the Barry-Lawrence Chapter of Crime Stoppers...
Coloring contest winners (04/04/12)
Sophomore pilgrims (04/04/12)
BCSD receives over 200 calls for service (04/04/12)
The Barry County Sheriff's Department received 205 calls for service from March 26 to April 2. The following offenses and services were recorded during the period: animal neglect; harrassment; child offense; recovered stolen property; stealing from a motor vehicle; speeding; resisting or interfering in an arrest; domestic violence assault in the second and third degrees...
Vendors needed for senior fair event (04/04/12)
The Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center is currently accepting vendors for its first annual senior fair, which will be held at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Center on Friday, Sept. 14. "Our main goal is to provide local seniors with access to the services available in the local area," said Gail Reed, Barry County OACAC director. "We also want to encourage as many seniors, 55 and up, and adult caretakers of seniors as we can to attend the event."...
New candidate for northern commissioner (04/04/12)
David Redshaw has announced his candidacy for the position of northern commissioner of Barry County. Redshaw, 61, is a long-time resident of Purdy. His experience includes 10 years of service as a Purdy alderman and city mayor. He has been a board member with the Purdy Fire Protection District for the past five years...
Luncheon to feature YMCA (04/04/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its second quarterly luncheon of 2012 at the Barry County Museum at noon on Thursday, April 19. The event will feature the Cassville YMCA. "It is important to show that the Y is here to fill a need in the community, and that our goal is to promote strong children and families, good health, a solid community and a better world," said Dove Haney, Cassville YMCA facility manager...
Woman injured in crash on Highway 37 (04/04/12)
A Monett woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred on Highway 37 one mile south of Purdy at 10:52 a.m. on Tuesday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Charles J. Rupp, 51, of Purdy, pulled into the path of a 2003 Lexus RX330, driven by Janice A. Courdin, 47, of Monett, and struck the vehicle...
Local business helps rebuild Joplin homes (04/04/12)
In March, Laminated Panel Systems, of Cassville, had the opportunity to help rebuild three homes in Joplin that were damaged or destroyed by the May 22, 2011, tornado. "It is pretty amazing to be able to help someone get into their house that fast," said Nora Young, who owns the local business with her husband, Tom. "It is also rewarding to help someone build back."...
SBA rep to visit Cassville (04/04/12)
On Thursday, a representative of the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) will be available in Cassville to answer questions regarding disaster assistance. According to information released by SBA, Barry County residences and businesses damaged by severe storms, tornadoes, hail, high winds, heavy rain or flooding between Feb. 28 and March 1 could be eligible for assistance...
MO Highway Patrol initiates new audit (04/04/12)
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has initiated a new audit of county sheriff's offices to ensure established procedures are used in issuing concealed carry permits for weapons. Jena Smith, at the Barry County Sheriff's Office, was recently audited by the patrol to ensure background checks, fingerprints and criminal histories are being obtained and checked before a concealed carry permit is issued...
SWLT to hold annual Angel Awards (04/04/12)
Southwest Little Theatre will hold its 12th annual Angel Awards on Saturday, April 14. Miss Missouri, Sidney Friar, and Miss Missouri's Outstanding Teen, McKensie Garber, will serve as hostesses for the event. Friar and Garber will perform the talent competition pieces from their respective pageants. Garber will perform a musical theatre dance to the song "I Am What I Am."...
Wheaton extends contracts to administrators (04/04/12)
The Wheaton R-3 School Board extended contracts to two members of the district's administrative team during its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 16. After an executive session, the board voted to extend contracts to Michael Evans, high school principal, and Eileen Ford, elementary school principal, for the 2012-13 school year. Evans' new contract includes a salary of $60,003...
Making room for new books (04/04/12)
Library staff weeding catalog
Family Casino Night to benefit non-profit (04/04/12)
Kornerstone Inc., will hold a Family Casino Night at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Center from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. "Community members who attend will be supporting a worthwhile non-profit program," said Marlene Whitham, Kornerstone director. "It will be a fun night. We will be using all play money. Attendees will use their play money winnings to purchase items through our silent and live auctions."...
Boy Scout Troop #76 to celebrate anniversary (04/04/12)
Program teaches a variety of skills
Hospital hosts blood drive event (04/04/12)
Mercy Hospital Cassville hosted a Community Blood Center of the Ozarks blood drive on Feb. 27. The following individuals participated in the blood drive: Joanne Fehring, Kelly Catron, Fred Spencer, Willard Mast, Carol Latschar, Michael Stubbs, Angela Smith, Beth Garner, Stanley Kolwaleski, Gary Youngblood, Janeth Griffis, Dan Philbrick, Anita Philbrick, Anita Weaver, Kimberli McMillian, Jacquelyne Douglas and Elwyn Holder...
Barry County restaurants undergo inspections in February (04/04/12)
The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 49 food-service establishments during the month of February. Of that group, 29 establishments had critical violations and 15 had no critical or non-critical violations...
Health board receives update on WIC funding (04/04/12)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees received an update on WIC (Women, Infant, Child) program funding at its regularly scheduled meeting on March 15. Roger Brock, health department administrator, reported that the agency's first quarter WIC participation numbers decreased by 588. The drop in numbers will result in a $7,644 decrease in WIC funding for the 2011-12 contract year, which ends Sept. 30...
Student art on display at museum (04/04/12)
Artwork created by Cassville, Southwest, Exeter and Wheaton students will be on display at the Barry County Museum, located on Highway 112 south of Cassville, through May 5. Area community members are invited to visit the museum to view the exhibit...
Getting ready (04/04/12)
CHS Wildcats pick up wins (04/04/12)
The Cassville Wildcats improved their baseball season record to 3-2 last week with home wins over Seneca and Reeds Spring. The Wildcats defeated the Seneca Indians on Monday by an 8-4 score then clipped the Reeds Spring Wolves 5-3 on Tuesday. John Cavness struck out nine while picking up the win over Seneca. ...
Class, district assignments are announced (04/04/12)
New eight-team districts are finalized
Purdy takes second in Monett tourney (04/04/12)
The Purdy Eagles baseball team continues to hold their own against bigger schools. On Saturday, the Eagles took second place in the Monett Tournament. "I really like this team and this group of players," said Purdy coach Joshua Hughes. "We are tired right now. We played four games in three days and have a double-header on Monday. We battled and had a good showing."...
Wildcat golfers taking charge (04/04/12)
The Cassville Wildcats golf team had a productive week on area links. Last Tuesday, the Wildcats finished second in a three-team scramble with Seneca and Lamar. Cassville's Evan White was an individual medalist, shooting a one-over-par 37. Wil LeCompte recorded a 49. Parker Skinner shot a 47. Connor Redmon shot a 52, and Brady Pry finished with a 56...
Headed to MSSU (04/04/12)
Chuck Nickle Photography Garrett Barnes, the first team All-State kicker for the Cassville Wildcats, has been invited to walk on at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. After taking over the placekicking chores from Aaron Jamieson, Barnes blossomed in both the 2011 and 2012 seasons. ...
Wildcat boys track team places second (04/04/12)
The Cassville boys track team placed second at the Reeds Spring Track and Field Invitational on March 27, scoring 109 points. The host Wolves won the meet with 114. Monett finished third with 81. Reeds Spring also won the girl's division, scoring 139. Monett was second with 92, and Cassville took fourth with 79...
Ferguson throws one-hitter (04/04/12)
Southwest's Tyler Ferguson threw a one-hit gem, as the Trojans defeated College Heights 13-0 in a run rule-shortened game on Friday at Washburn. The victory lifted Southwest to a 2-1 overall record. Cody Shirk's single in the top of the fifth inning was the only clean hit the Cougars managed against Ferguson, who fanned six batters and walked five while collecting the win...
Galvan wins three, Hendrix breaks two at Republic Classic (04/04/12)
Wheaton's Bubba Galvan won three events, and Montana Hendrix, of Southwest, set two school records to highlight the Republic Classic track and tield meet on March 26. Galvan won the long jump with a leap of 21'3" and then the triple jump with a 43'9.5" effort. He slipped to second in the high hurdles behind Strafford's Blake Alexander but then won the 300-meter hurdles in 40.91...
Area homeschool basketball team finishes third in nationals (04/04/12)
The Summit City Christian Homeschool Academy Blazers (SCCHA) competed in two divisions of the National Christian Homeschool Basketball Tournament (NCHBC) in Springfield March 19 through March 24. The Blazers' teams are made up of players from southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas...
Women's golf league to begin (04/04/12)
The Cassville Women's Golf League will begin its season with a kick-off breakfast at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 12. The first official day of play is Thursday, April 19. "We encourage any female, 18 years of age or older, who is interested in having fun and meeting new ladies that love and enjoy the game of golf to attend," said Becky Ryder. "We have all levels of golf expertise."...
County Calendar (04/04/12)
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...
OLLIE NORRIS (04/04/12)
Ollie 'Robbins' Norris, 80, of Berryville, Ark., born June 1, 1931 in Mano, Missouri, daughter of Lee Franklin and Belva M. (Towler) Holman, departed this life Thursday, March 29, 2012. in Springfield, Missouri. Ollie was a member of Towering Oaks Church. She worked at Tyson Foods...
CHERYL CREECH (04/04/12)
Cheryl Katherine Sara Creech, 58, of Washburn, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Ark. She was born June 4, 1953, in Wichita, Kan., to Leroy Norman and Mary Alpha Clark White. She worked as a cashier at the Seligman Super Stop...
RHODA RICE (04/04/12)
Rhoda Lee Rice, 56, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012, in her home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in 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...
MEL HARKER (04/04/12)
Melvin Foster "Mel" Harker, 91, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012. He was born March 5, 1921, in Waterville, Kan., the son of Frank J. and Katherine (Albright) Harker. In November, 2007, he married Ruby "Louise" Pratt, who survives. Additional survivors include: one sister, Maxine Hassig; two sons, Michael Harker and his wife, Colleen, and Charles Harker; one daughter, Kaye Hansen and her husband, James; four stepsons, Ken Smith and his wife, Connie, Timothy Smith and his wife, LeeAnn, Don Lampe and Darrell Lampe; two step daughters, Linda Herdman and her husband, Bob, and Lisa Tapscott; 12 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.. ...
Services expanded (04/04/12)
After nearly a year of construction, the new 9,000-square-foot Access Family Care Clinic is now open. This Friday, local community members will have the opportunity to tour the new facility during the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee event, which will be held in conjunction with Access' grand opening celebration. A ribbon cutting ceremony is also scheduled to be held at the new clinic, which is located at 4016 N. Main in Cassville...
Letter (04/04/12)
Smoking is bad for business Dear Editor: I am a 17-year-old guy, and I want to talk about something that has been bothering me. Over the last several years, I've noticed employees, or owners smoking outside, right in front of their business entrance. I won't name any names but, one is a gift shop, one is a clothing store and one is a restaurant...