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Stories from Thursday, May 3, 2012

DREAM ideas unveiled at meeting (05/03/12)
Presentation focuses on buildings and streetscapes
Teaching kids about healthy decisions (05/03/12)
Men sentenced for kiddie porn (05/03/12)
According to press releases issued by David M. Ketchmark, acting United States attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Jason Farris, 31, of Anderson, and Jerry Earl Troupe, Jr., 51, of Humansville, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith on Monday...
Dogwood Festival is this Saturday (05/03/12)
The 26th annual Dogwood Car, Truck and Motorcycle Festival will be held on the square in Cassville this Saturday. Over 100 entries are expected for this year's event, which is sponsored by the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce. "Last year, we had 145 entries, and I am optimistic the show will be every bit that large this year," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. "The Dogwood has such a strong history in Cassville. It is exciting to see the entries come into the chamber office...
R-4 Board approves 2012 summer school (05/03/12)
The Cassville R-4 School Board approved the 2012 summer school application at its regularly scheduled meeting on April 12. This year's summer school program will be held May 24 through June 19. The regular school year concludes on May 17, and students will be dismissed early on May 16 and May 17...
CCC Worker Statue to be placed in RRSP (05/03/12)
Fundraising is currently being conducted for the purchase and installation of a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Worker Statue at Roaring River State Park. Project organizers hope to place the statue in the park by May of 2013 in recognition of the 80th anniversary of the CCC...
Soroptimists distribute annual grants (05/03/12)
Several local organizations received grants from Soroptimist International of Barry County during a luncheon held in the Cassville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on April 26. "This is the reason we sell all of those nuts," said Christel Roller, club president. "This allows us to give back to our community."...
Court ruling has local impact (05/03/12)
A ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court over sales tax charges by the Department of Revenue will cost Barry County over $100,000 a year. In January, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled in favor of Craig Street, a Springfield attorney who protested the Missouri Department of Revenue's practice of charging local sales tax on vehicles purchased outside of Missouri...
Four people hurt in weekend wrecks (05/03/12)
Four people were hurt in wrecks that occurred over the weekend. Two Cassville residents, Charles R. Edwards, 57, and Jeanetta A. Phelps, 49, were seriously injured when the 1989 GMC S15, driven by Edwards, travelled off the roadway and struck a tree...
Martial arts center moves to new location (05/03/12)
The local Rosenbach Warrior Training Branches (RWTB) Family Martial Arts Center has relocated to 613 Main St. in Cassville. Classes began at the new location in April. "I have taught martial arts in Cassville since 2001," said Ernest Freeman, RWTB instructor. "This started as a city park and recreational program, and when it outgrew that we opened our own center at the corner of Seventh and East streets."...
Bridge repairs begin May 14 (05/03/12)
A project to repair damaged overhead trusses on the Shell Knob bridge on Highway 39 is scheduled to begin Monday, May 14, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). The bridge was damaged on Feb. 27 when a 1994 Peterbilt that was pulling a trailer started across the bridge and the load shifted. The elevated load of scrap metal struck the bridge superstructure...
Barry County Sheriff's Office releases weekly stats (05/03/12)
The Barry County Sheriff's Office received 527 calls for service from April 16 through April 29. The following reports were filed for that time period. Cassville: attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, two reports of custody dispute/interfering with custody, four reports of stealing, two attempted suicides, a missing juvenile, forgery, three reports of second degree burglary, overdose, first degree burglary, first degree property damage, two information reports, one attempting to steal, animal bite, domestic assault, second degree domestic assault and harassment.. ...
Exeter students try out tablet computers (05/03/12)
The Exeter R-6 School District has decided to unveil its $30,000 tablet project a little earlier than planned. Although Kineo tablets were scheduled to be issued to third grade students during the 2012-13 school year, the district decided to provide this year's third graders with limited access to the new hand-held computers...
Cruisin' for a Kidney planned (05/03/12)
Ozark Mountain Motorcycle Club will host Cruisin' for a Kidney on Saturday, May 26. The event will start in the parking lot of the Barry County Museum, located on Highway 112 south of Cassville. Registration for the poker run is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The entry fee is $25 per person. The grand prize will be 40 percent of the pot. The participant who has the worse hand will earn 10 percent of the pot...
Book signing held at museum (05/03/12)
Trailblazers hold bake sale event (05/03/12)
Teaching kids to save (05/03/12)
Juvenile office sees fewer cases in 2011 (05/03/12)
Youth crime cases processed by the Juvenile Office for the 39th Judicial Circuit dropped by 11 percent in 2011. Chief Juvenile Officer Keith Parris said his staff stayed busy throughout the year and welcomed the decrease in activity for the second consecutive year...
Martial arts demonstrations (05/03/12)
Cassville School District placed on lock down (05/03/12)
On Thursday morning, the Cassville School District exercised its lock down procedures after receiving notice that a subject left a stolen vehicle on the R-4 campus and fled on foot. According to Richard Asbill, Cassville superintendent, Barry County E-911 notified the school district about the vehicle...
Art students awarded blue ribbons (05/03/12)
Students earn awards at art competition (05/03/12)
Electronic Recycling Day is May 12 (05/03/12)
The City of Cassville will hold an electronic recycling day from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the parking lot behind Cassville City Hall. The event will be held in conjunction with Computer Trade Recycling Center and is limited to electronic or battery operated devices. ...
Wildcats celebrate senior night (05/03/12)
Streak ends with extra-inning loss (05/03/12)
Logan-Rogersville scored twice in the top of the eighth inning and then held on to claim an 8-6 victory at Cassville on Friday night. The extra-inning baseball thriller put an end to the Wildcats' eight-game winning streak. Cassville pushed that streak to eight on Thursday with a 6-3 win over Mt. Vernon...
Cassville claims trophy at Monett Invitational (05/03/12)
The Cassville Wildcats claimed the boys championship trophy at the Monett Track and Field Invitational on April 24, finishing with 113.5 points. Monett placed second with 104, and no other team scored more than 70. The Lady Wildcats scored 70.5 points and finished third behind Reeds Spring's 109 and Monett's 101...
Late rally lifts Purdy to victory (05/03/12)
For the third consecutive year and sixth time in seven years, the Purdy Eagles baseball team claimed the Ozark 7 Conference title. On Monday, the Eagles scored four times in the sixth inning to earn a 4-2 victory over Wheaton. "Every win is important, and tonight we earned another conference title," said Purdy coach Joshua Hughes. "However, we only achieved a portion of our goals this season with the victory. We have to stay hungry, because we know there is still a lot of season left."...
Purdy Eagles climb in state rankings (05/03/12)
The Purdy Eagles climbed to sixth in the latest Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association rankings. The entire rankings are listed below. Class 1 1. Santa Fe 2. Cooter 3. Oran 4. Concordia 5. Billings 6. New Franklin 7. Northeast Cairo 8. Pilot Grove...
Continuing a proud tradition (05/03/12)
Wildcat golfers advance to sectionals (05/03/12)
The sun was shining, but Mother Nature still made her presence felt with large wind gusts during the Class 3, District 6 golf tournament at Honey Creek golf course in Aurora on Tuesday. Despite the difficult playing conditions, Cassville's Evan White, Parker Skinner and Cody Stehlik advanced to the sectional round next Wednesday at Briar Brook in Carl Junction...
Purdy downs Pierce City (05/03/12)
The Purdy Eagles made four hits count against Pierce City in order to claim a 3-1 victory in Thursday night baseball action. "Pierce City's pitcher Garron Cantrell did a good job of keeping our batters off balance," said Purdy coach Joshua Hughes. "We were limited in our chances to score. I was proud to see the boys persevere."...
Purdy and PC advance to sectional (05/03/12)
The Purdy Eagles golf team won the Class 1, District 5 golf tournament on Tuesday at the Cassville Golf Course. Purdy recorded a 378 to earn first place honors. McAuley finished second with a team score of 404, and College Heights Christian High School was third with 419...
County Calendar (05/03/12)
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...
VELMA "MAURINE" SLAUGHTER (05/03/12)
Velma "Maurine" Slaughter, 97, of Cassville, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012, in the home of her daughter, Sandra Herndon, in Seligman. She was born Sept. 26, 1914, in Monroe County, the daughter of Roy and Montie (Quisenberry) Holohan. On Jan. 9, 1943, she was united in marriage to John "Leslie" Slaughter, who preceded her in death on Dec. ...
DIANNE MARY MOON (05/03/12)
Dianne Mary Moon, 65, of Cassville, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Cox South in Springfield. She was born on July 22, 1946, to Edward and Alice (Silvey) Nicodemus in Elkhart, Kan. She lived in Brownsville, Ore., for many years until moving to the area eight years ago. In 1982, she married Vernon Moon. He preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1995...
GENEVA JUNE ANTLE (05/03/12)
Geneva June Antle, 80, of Exeter, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012, at Red Rose Health and Rehab, Cassville. She was born on May 15, 1931, in Washburn, daughter of Lott and Reldia (Mauhrin) Banks. She was raised and educated in the Trent's Creek community in Washburn...
DALE C. MARNEY (05/03/12)
Dale C. Marney, 79, of Humboldt, Kan., died Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute, Kan. He was born Nov. 19, 1932, at Rocky Comfort, the son of Champ Clark and Kate Frances (McNeill) Marney. He grew up in Rocky Comfort where he graduated from high school in 1950...
GARY GREEK (05/03/12)
Gary "Fuzzie" Greek, 55, of Shell Knob, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at the Mercy Hospital in Berryville, Ark., after a lengthy illness. He was born on Oct. 10, 1956, son of Robert and Wilma (Thomas) Greek, in Purdy. He received his education in Barry County. He was a mechanic and worked for many years at A-1 Auto. He was a former member of Masonic Lodge #355 of Shell Knob, Shriners Club of Shell Knob and the Scottish Rite of Joplin. He was a charter member Eagles Lodge #4155...
TEDDY SIMS (05/03/12)
Teddy R. Sims, 74, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. He was born April 3, 1938, in Purdy, the son of Willie "Bill" and Velma (Swadley) Sims. On Dec. 8, 1989, in Miami, Okla., he was united in marriage to Glenda Bingham, who survives...
ALAIKE SCOTT KENNEDY (05/03/12)
Baby Alaike Scott Kennedy passed away on April 14, 2012, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was the beloved son of Breeze and Derek Kennedy, of Exeter. Survivors also include: his maternal grandparents, Jerry Hoskins and Tammie Ferguson, both of Exeter; and paternal grandparents, Rex and Debra Kennedy, of Exeter...
JOAN ANDREWS (05/03/12)
Joan Andrews, 55, of Eagle Rock, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Cassville. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Cassville...
COLENE ENGLAND (05/03/12)
Ruby "Colene" England, 82, of Ridgley, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield. She was born in Rocky Comfort on March 2, 1930, the daughter of Marvin Clinton and Georgia Mae (Stephenson) McCullah. On May 12, 1948, in Eureka Springs, Ark., she was united in marriage to Otis George England, who preceded her in death on Nov. ...
Motorcycle Awareness Month (05/03/12)
Few love warm weather more than avid motorcyclists. Being married to a rider, I have experienced the thrill of hopping on the back of a motorcycle and cruising down an open highway with the cool wind hitting my face. I have also enjoyed many peaceful rides through the winding roads that lead to Eureka Springs, Ark., and Rogers, Ark...