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Stories from Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Local men seriously injured in crash on Highway 37 (04/25/12)
On Tuesday, two local men were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 37 one mile south of Cassville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 1994 Ford Mustang, driven by Johnathon M. Larson, 23, of Cassville, ran off the roadway and overturned...
Council appoints new mayor (04/25/12)
On April 20, the Cassville City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Bill Shiveley as Cassville mayor. Mayor Pro Tem Terry Heinz opened the meeting with a motion to nominate Shiveley for the mayor's position. Alderman Darrell Ledenham seconded the motion...
Abundant Blessings Tea held (04/25/12)
Golden man pleads guilty to child porn charge (04/25/12)
A Golden man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of producing child pornography. On Monday, Timothy Stringer, 34, was facing a jury trial in federal court of Springfield when he decided to plead guilty to the charges against him. Stringer admitted that he used two cell phones and a digital camera to take photos of a 15-year-old minor. The images included photos of Stringer and the minor engaged in sex...
R-6 third graders to receive tablets (04/25/12)
The Exeter R-6 School District is working to put computers into the hands of more students. During the 2012-13 school year, all third grade students will be issued Kineo tablets. "We need to begin to put devices into students' hands in a way that can be sustained," said Dr. Ernest Raney, Exeter superintendent. "This is our first step."...
Earth Day fun at Roaring River State Park (04/25/12)
Chamber luncheon attracts crowd (04/25/12)
Community members turn out to hear about Cassville YMCA
YMCA to celebrate Healthy Kids Day (04/25/12)
The Cassville YMCA will celebrate Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA facility on Highway 248 in Cassville from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28. "It's going to be a fun, fun day," said Dove Haney, Cassville YMCA facility manager. "There will be lots of opportunities to play and get ideas for the summer."...
Local motorcyclists take part in Patriot Guard (04/25/12)
Area educator files for northern commissioner (04/25/12)
A long-time area educator has announced his candidacy for Barry County northern commissioner. Duane Kaiser, a Republican, spent his career helping others through education, developing budgets and operating under them and working with a cross section of the public. The Monett native, who has lived in the Stones Prairie community his entire life, taught vocational agriculture for 30 years...
BCSO offers free firearm safety kits (04/25/12)
The Barry County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with Project ChildSafe, is offering Barry County residents free firearm safety kits as part of a nationwide firearms safety education program. Project ChildSafe, a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, has distributed more than 35 million firearm safety kits throughout the country since 2003. ...
Take Back events allow for proper medication disposal (04/25/12)
A pair of prescription Take Back events were held in April and October of 2011 by the Cassville Police Department and the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) to help citizens properly dispose of their unused medications. The next Take Back event will be held at the local police department, which is located in the Cassville City Hall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday...
Health department approves special requests (04/25/12)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees approved a special use permit and a variance request at its regularly scheduled meeting on April 19. "The special use permit is for a holding tank," said Roger Brock, health department administrator. "They want to put in a 2,000-gallon holding tank where their other tank was."...
Volunteers clean Table Rock Lake shoreline (04/25/12)
Auxiliary Recognition Banquet held (04/25/12)
Board accepts return of excess funding (04/25/12)
Members of the Barry County Board for the Developmentally Disabled granted a number of financial requests from supporting agencies in the county during the board's regular meeting in April, which was held at Arc of the Ozarks in Monett. Members approved a request from Robin Boring, director of program services at Arc of the Ozarks, in the amount of $8,220 to allow clients the opportunity to take part in swimming and bowling activities, as well as allow one client to attend the day program in Cassville three times a week. ...
Arkansas woman injured in crash (04/25/12)
A Berryville, Ark., woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck that took place at 10:30 p.m. last Thursday night on Highway 86 about two miles east of Golden. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred when the unknown driver of an eastbound 2000 Dodge Dakota was making a pass on a hillcrest and struck a 1995 Ford Thunderbird, driven by Shauna L. Goodwin, 21, of Berryville, Ark...
Big Bay Campground opens for the camping season (04/25/12)
Big Bay Campground has opened for the 2012 season, which will run through Sept. 30. Located east of Shell Knob, the facility offers camping and lake access in a wooded environment. Big Bay is operated through a special use permit, which allows for concessionaires to provide services previously handled by United States Forest Service personnel...
Area FFA programs receive honors (04/25/12)
Purdy and Wheaton FFA students recently earned several honors at the 84th Missouri FFA Convention held in Columbia. Charli Jo Epperly, of Cassville, was named an honorary State FFA Degree recipient at the convention. Epperly has been an agriculture educator for the past 12 years. She graduated from Missouri State University and began her teaching career in Mound City. She taught at Diamond before joining the Cassville School District six years ago...
Museum volunteers honored (04/25/12)
Cassville Chamber schedules fifth golf tourney (04/25/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its fifth annual golf tournament and luncheon at the Cassville Golf Course on Friday, May 18. The taco bar luncheon, which will be catered by The Sandwich Factory, will begin at 11:30 a.m. Door prizes, including $100 in Cassville Cash and a $200 chamber credit will be given away during lunch. The meal will cost $8 per person...
Take Charge of your health (04/25/12)
Area seniors can have their medications reviewed at a free Take Charge of Your Health event beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 3 at the Cassville Senior Center located at 1111 Fair St. in Cassville. Dr. Saba Habis will perform medication reviews beginning at 10 a.m. Seniors are encouraged to take all medications, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins and herbs, to the event...
CHS choir students earn I and II ratings (04/25/12)
CMS to hold pre-enrollment (04/25/12)
Cassville Middle School sixth and seventh graders currently enrolled at the R-4 School District will have the opportunity to select elective classes for the 2012-13 school year on Tuesday, May 1. The event will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. A parent or guardian must accompany each student to the pre-enrollment event. Parents and guardians are encouraged to guide students in the selection of classes...
Cat Stackers excel at tourney (04/25/12)
Several of the Cassville Cat Stackers participated in a recent Claw and Paw speed stacking tournament at Cassville Intermediate School. The competition featured four events in which 7- to 12-year-old Cat Stackers participated. Carson Whittemire and Madry McCrackin won the 3-3-3 event with a time of 3.38 seconds. ...
Benefit concert (04/25/12)
B.A.C.A. speaks to Rotarians (04/25/12)
Little Joe Scholarship recipients announced (04/25/12)
The Little Joe Transplant Fund Board of Trustees has released the names of its 2012 scholarship recipients. This year, 15 students were chosen for the scholarship. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship, which will give them $500 for each of their first two semesters in college. The funds will be paid directly to the education institution that the student selects...
FASCO holds environmental awareness day (04/25/12)
On April 18, in celebration of Earth Day, the Cassville FASCO plant hosted an environmental awareness day that gave employees an opportunity to learn about recycling and energy efficiency. "I knew Earth Day was coming up, and I didn't think we had ever done anything like this," said Tracy Roney, who organized Earth Calling 911: Let's Get a Vision Energy Awareness Day...
Students take honors at Special Olympics (04/25/12)
Helping local environments (04/25/12)
Mary Beck dancers perform the "Funky Monkey" (04/25/12)
Wildcats show improvements (04/25/12)
The Cassville boys' track team placed second and the girls claimed third at the annual Cassville Track and Field Invitational on Thursday evening at Wildcat Stadium. Carl Junction claimed the boys division with 145 points. Cassville totaled 96, and Southwest scored 28...
Cassville'swinning streak continues (04/25/12)
The Cassville Wildcats baseball team is on a tear. Coach Kyle Wood watched his team win its sixth consecutive victory on Thursday night. The 12-1 victory over Seneca lifted the Wildcats to a 9-4 season record to cap a week in which they also defeated McDonald County and Monett...
Golf honors (04/25/12)
Grant Young leaves Purdy, heads back home (04/25/12)
Purdy Athletic Director and girls basketball coach Grant Young resigned Tuesday morning in order to take the girls' head coaching position at Union High School. "It was an extremely hard decision for my family and I," said Young. "Purdy has been such a wonderful community, and we have had so much success on the court. The teams I've coached and the people I've come to call friends will always hold a special place in my heart."...
Horn takes over Neosho boys basketball program (04/25/12)
The final horn has sounded for Jason Horn at Southwest. After six years at the helm of the Trojans, Horn is resigning to take the varsity boys basketball position at Neosho. "This was a very tough decision to make," said Horn. "Southwest has been a great place to work, and I've really enjoyed my time here. ...
SW to sponsor volleyball events (04/25/12)
The Southwest R-5 School District will sponsor two volleyball tournaments this summer. Both tournaments will be held at the high school. Southwest Spikefest, which is open to high school volleyball teams, will be held on Thursday, May 31. Junior Spikefest, which is open to area junior high and middle school teams, will be held on Saturday, June 2...
Smooth transaction (04/25/12)
Terry's no hitter lifts Purdy to win (04/25/12)
By Jared Lankford Purdy's Cameron Terry threw a no-hitter as the Eagles cruised to a 12-0 victory over Miller last Tuesday night. "Cameron gave us really good innings tonight," said Purdy head coach Joshua Hughes. "He kept throwing strikes and the defense played well behind him."...
SW Lady Trojans volleyball camp (04/25/12)
Lining it up (04/25/12)
Big Catch (04/25/12)
SK students excel at Aurora track meet (04/25/12)
County Calendar (04/25/12)
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...
PAUL MATTINGLY (04/25/12)
James Paul Mattingly, 73, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012, in his home. He was born Dec. 18, 1938, in Cassville, the son of Winford "Slim" and Hattie (May) Mattingly. On June 19, 1993, he was united in marriage to Rita (Murphy) Nunziata, who survives...
TUNNEY BOWMAN (04/25/12)
Thomas Chandler (Tunney) Bowman, 85, of Cassville, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012, at Red Rose Health and Rehab Center, Cassville. He was born Sept. 24, 1926, in Exeter, the son of Edgar O. and Bessie L. (Austin) Bowman. On May 18, 1957, he was united in marriage to Jacquelyn Mae "Jackie" Enfield, who preceded him in death on Feb. ...
CHAMP J.R. MARNEY (04/25/12)
Champ J.R. Marney, 66, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012, in Freeman West Hospital, Joplin. He was born June 9, 1945, in Wheaton, the son of Champ and Kate (McNeill) Marney. On April 9, 1966, he was united in marriage to Linda Hailey, who survives...
GENE CURTIS PRUETT (04/25/12)
Gene Curtis Pruett, 87, of Freistatt, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012, in Cox-Monett Hospital, Monett. He was born Jan. 12, 1925, in Dallas, Texas, the son of Curtis Depree and Ruby (Allen) Pruett. On Sept. 18, 1987, in Arkansas, he was united in marriage to Dawn TenBroeck, who survives...
Something for everyone (04/25/12)
Community members who attended the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's latest quarterly luncheon were treated to an educational program about the local YMCA. Dove Haney, facility manager, and Bob Crouthamel, youth and sports director, provided an assortment of information on the organization, which offers recreational programs and a variety of youth, adult and family activities. ...
Letters to the Editor (04/25/12)
Dear Editor: Due to the incredible amount of misinformation being circulated throughout the various social media outlets, pertaining to a recent incident involving one of our kindergarten students soiling her pants while in class, a clarification is needed...