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Stories from Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cassville High School names top graduates (05/09/12)
Car thief causes school lock down (05/09/12)
Emergency procedures initiated to keep Cassville R-4 District children safe
Dogwood Festival attracts 138 entries (05/09/12)
This year's Dogwood Car, Truck and Motorcycle Festival attracted 138 entries. The event, which is sponsored by the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce, drew hundreds of community members and visitors to the square in Cassville on Saturday. "Cassville Cruisers won the Largest Car Club Award with 39 entries," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. "The Donut Gang, from Bella Vista, Ark., came in second with 19 entries."...
Summer school classes on tap (05/09/12)
While classes may be winding down for the traditional school year, area educators are gearing up for summer school. Cassville Schools This year's summer school schedule begins on May 24 and continues through June 19. The program is open to pre-school thrugh eighth grade students. Credit recovery classes will be offered to high school students. Remedial classes will also be available to students who take part in the summer program...
Burglar arrested at scene (05/09/12)
A Cassville woman was arrested Tuesday after she was discovered outside a Mineral Springs area home with a bag of stolen loot by her side. Barry County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a rural Cassville home on April 29 after the homeowners arrived at their residence to find a strange car in the driveway and immediately called 911...
Donation presented to Barry County Drug Court (05/09/12)
Chamber extends coffee events (05/09/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's new networking event, First Friday Coffee, has been so successful that it will be continued through the end of the year. "The event has far exceeded my expectations," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. "It is always a little scary to try something new, but we have averaged around 20 to 30 people at each coffee, and I have been very pleased...
Bright Futures kick-off held (05/09/12)
Community members challenged to use time, talent and treasures for the good of Cassville children
Recycling project receives Coover Education Grant (05/09/12)
The Purdy Recycling Project will use an $11,000 Coover Place-Based Education Grant to install solar panels on the recycling center to zero out utility costs for the building. Teacher and club advisor Gerry Wass and a group of students accepted the grant at the annual Rural Schools Partnership conference held on April 26 in Thomasville...
Residents injured in area wrecks (05/09/12)
Three people were injured in two separate wrecks that occurred last week. Randy L. Allen, 30, of Cassville, was injured when the left front tire on the 1986 Autocar tractor-trailer cab he was driving sustained a blowout. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned. He was not wearing a seat belt...
USDA crop certification deadlines for Barry County (05/09/12)
Barry County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Brian Blount, reminds producers that the annual crop certification deadlines are quickly approaching. Filing an accurate acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planted acreage, are critical for FSA program eligibility...
Concerns about children's vaccinations rise in U.S. (05/09/12)
In result of a recent outbreak of measles in the United States, the importance and safety of children's vaccinations has become a much debated issue. In order to attend school, children must have all their current vaccinations, including MMR, which protects against measles, mumps and rubella. Because of the actions taken to eliminate these deadly diseases, the U.S. has obtained the highest immunization rate at 77 percent of all school-age children having been vaccinated...
MO Snapshots Photo Contest returns (05/09/12)
Rural Missouri and Missouri State Parks have partnered to sponsor the second annual Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest. Photo entries must be submitted by Nov. 26. "Last year, we were impressed with not only the participation in the contest, but also by the quality of the photographs entered," said Jim McCarty, Rural Missouri editor. "Missouri State Parks offer a lot of opportunities for great photography, and we're really excited to see what folks enter this year."...
Exeter names top seniors (05/09/12)
Val and sal named at Southwest (05/09/12)
Southwest High School will celebrate commencement in the high school gymnasium at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 11. The school has released the names of its top seniors. Tammy Martin, daughter of Leslie and Nickie Stanley, of Seligman, has been named valedictorian, and Amberly Miles, daughter of Ben and Amy Miles, of Washburn, has been named as salutatorian...
CIS students tour local museum (05/09/12)
Summer adventures get underway (05/09/12)
The summer heat is on its way but there will be plenty of activities to keep kids cool and entertained at the Cassville YMCA's Summer day Camp program this year. The Cassville YMCA is once again hosting its summer day camp, which is designed to keep youth in kindergarten through sixth grades active and learning throughout the summer. Registrations are accepted throughout the summer...
Missouri Take Back efforts rank first in division (05/09/12)
For the fourth consecutive time, Missouri's prescription drug take back efforts ranked first in the Drug Enforcement Agency's (DEA) St. Louis Division. In April, 20,529 pounds of prescription medication were collected at Take Back events held in Missouri. This included 12,458 pounds collected in the St. Louis metropolitan area and 5,955 pounds collected in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Kansas came in second with 8,753 pounds of medication collected...
Purdy graduation is Saturday (05/09/12)
Purdy High School will hold graduation for the 41 members of the Class of 2012 at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 in the school gymnasium. Valedictorian for the class is Addy Roller, daughter of Mike and Kim Roller. The salutatorian is Rachael Neill, daughter of Russ and Renae Neill...
Val and sal named at WHS (05/09/12)
On Thursday, Wheaton High School will celebrate the achievements of 35 graduates. Commencement ceremonies will be held in the school gymnasium at 7 p.m. Ashley Michelle Christman, daughter of Jimmy and Becky Christman, has been named valedictorian. This year's salutatorian is Jennifer Dawn Day, daughter of Rick and Theresa Day...
MoDOT releases proposed project plan (05/09/12)
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) draft 2013 to 2017 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, which lists projects planned by state and regional agencies, is now available for public review. The plan includes only one project for Barry County, a thin lift overlay on Highway 60. The anticipated award date for the project is 2016...
Students graduate from DARE program (05/09/12)
Students from Wheaton Elementary School and Purdy Middle School traveled to Washburn to participate in the annual Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) graduation, which was held in the Southwest Middle School gymnasium on May 4. Barry County DARE Officer Larry Stockton opened the DARE graduation by introducing teachers, administrators and other officials in attendance at the event. Stockton also recognized his wife, Cheryl, who assists him with the DARE program...
EHS NHS members inducted (05/09/12)
Mary Beck dancers earn gold (05/09/12)
Westco sign makeover (05/09/12)
USPS asks pet owners to restrain dogs (05/09/12)
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is asking area pet owners to properly restrain animals to help protect mail carriers and other community members from dog bites. "This is a serious safety issue in our community," said Tina Strauch, Cassville officer in charge. "We're asking that our customers and neighbors be responsible pet owners by making sure their pets are properly restrained at all times."...
Another gold medal group (05/09/12)
Top soloist (05/09/12)
Lady Wildcats second at Big 8 track championships (05/09/12)
The Cassville Lady Wildcats turned in a strong 110-point performance to place second at the Big 8 Conference Track and Field Championships held at Monett on May 1. The Lady Bulldogs from Carl Junction won the meet with a score of 128. Lamar finished third with 89, and Monett was fourth with 59...
White advances to state (05/09/12)
Cassville High School golfing sensation Evan White advanced to his third consecutive state tournament shooting an eight-over-par 80 at Briar Brook in Carl Junction last Wednesday in the Class 3 sectional. "It feels great to know I am going back to the state tournament," said White. "I didn't play my best round of the year. I just made the best with what I had to work with."...
Wildcats drop to 12-7 with losses (05/09/12)
The Cassville Wildcats had a run in with the law last week -- the law of averages After posting an eight-game winning streak in late April, Kyle Wood's team skidded through a 1-3 stretch and saw their season record slip to 12-7 after losing games to Harrison and Carthage...
Galvan sweeps at district meet (05/09/12)
WHS boys take third
SW boys claim Ozark 7 track title (05/09/12)
Southwest's boys swept to a sixth-consecutive title at the Ozark 7 Track and Field Championships contested at Thomas Jefferson in Joplin last Tuesday. The Trojans scored 188 points, 50 more than second-place Wheaton. Verona was third with 97, followed by McAuley (63), Thomas Jefferson (18), and Purdy (16)...
SW shooters second at state (05/09/12)
Southwest shooters claimed the second-place trophy in both the high school and junior high divisions of the Missouri State Trapshooting Championships at Linn Creek on April 28. Southwest High School team members Eric Anderson, Eithan Still, Tommy Sickles, Johnathon Wolf and Kordell McNabb finished just two targets behind rival Branson. Wolf led the high school team with a score of 97, with Anderson and McNabb both shooting 96...
Hall's blast secures victory for Eagles (05/09/12)
Purdy's Cody Hall made the most of his one hit in the Eagles' 5-2 baseball victory over Morrisville Tuesday night. Hall hit his seventh round tripper of the season, a two-run bomb, to give Purdy breathing room in what was a one-run game. "We battled all night," said Purdy coach Joshua Hughes. "Cody has been clutch at the plate all season. Reese (Stevenson) and Cameron (Terry) pitched exceptionally well. The key for us is to be ready for districts."...
SW wins Miller Tourney (05/09/12)
The Southwest Trojans won the Miller Baseball Tournament on Saturday, defeating Fair Grove 4-3 in the championship game. The Trojans defeated College Heights on Tuesday, 10-5, then downed Pierce City on Friday, 6-3, to advance to the title. Southwest batters ripped College Heights pitchers for 18 hits in Tuesday's action. Tyler Ferguson led the team with four hits in five plate appearances. Timmy Johns, Jordan Savage, Travis Hayworth and Jake Shrum all had three hits for the Trojans...
Wildcats dominate All-Conference team (05/09/12)
This year, the Cassville Wildcat baseball squad dominated the Big 8 All-Conference team. Trey Rose was named Player of the Year and head coach Kyle Wood claimed Coach of the Year honors. Rose, a unanimous first team selection at catcher, was joined by John Cavness, a unanimous selection first team pitcher, and Ricky Nichols, a first team unanimous honoree at short stop. Kreg Meyers was named to the first team as an outfielder...
Sellars wins 800 at district track meet (05/09/12)
Southwest's senior middle-distance specialist Cristian Sellars won the 800-meter dash at Lamar on Saturday, providing the highlight for area athletes at the Class 2 District 5 Track and Field Championships. Sellars ran a personal best 2:02.36, edging past the legendary Cody Sapp for second on the All-Time Trojan List...
Kids Fishing Day to be held at RRSP on May 19 (05/09/12)
Roaring River State Park will hold its annual spring Kids Fishing Day from 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Free youth fishing tags for kids 15 and under will be available at the Roaring River Hatchery office throughout the day on Friday, May 18 and during the event on Saturday. Participating children will also receive a goody bag...
County Calendar (05/09/12)
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 "DICK" SYBERT (05/09/12)
Richard W. "Dick" Sybert, 75, of Golden, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Skaggs Community Health Center, Branson. He was born in Kansas City, Kan., on June 11, 1936, the son of Percy William and Victoria Marie (Hanson) Sybert. On May 22, 1993, in Wichita, Kan., he was united in marriage to Nancy K. Graham, who survives...
ELIZABETH A TAYLOR (05/09/12)
Elizabeth A. Taylor, 72, of Cassville, passed away at her home on Saturday, May 5, 2012. She was born in Hamburg, N.Y., on Feb. 6, 1940, the daughter of Howard and Dorothy (Kitching) Carrow. She was united in marriage to William J. Andrews, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1978. On April 3, 1987, in Hesperia, Calif., she married Mel Taylor, who survives...
JANE VAN SLYKE (05/09/12)
Jane Michelle VanSlyke, 47, Neosho, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at her home. She was born Aug. 15, 1964, in Wichita, Kan., to Charles Wayne and Norma Elaine (Murphy) Beasley. She and her family moved to Neosho in 1967. She has lived in this area most of her life. She had worked as a babysitter, beautician and church custodian. She was a member of Calvary Baptist of Neosho...
DONNA HENRY (05/09/12)
Donna Louise Henry, 63, of Rogers, Ark., passed away Friday, May 4, 2012, in Northwest Medical Center, Bentonville, Ark. She was born Feb. 1, 1949, in St. Louis, the daughter of Vincent and Mildred Leach. On April 4, 1971, she was united in marriage to Lee Henry, who survives...
JAMES EDWARD ENGLAND (05/09/12)
James Edward England passed away on April 18, 2012. He was born Feb. 21, 1946, in Springfield, the son of Jack and Willodean Dunlap England. He received his early education in Tulsa, Okla., and joined the U.S. Navy in 1965. He was commissioned and received his aviators' wings in 1966 in Corpus Christi, Texas. ...
JOAN ANDREWS (05/09/12)
Joan Delea Andrews, 55, of Eagle Rock, passed away on April 30, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on Aug. 28, 1956, in Macon, the daughter of Allen Christman and Ferne Louise (Reynolds) Watson. She graduated from South Shelby High School in 1974 and enlisted in the U.S. ...
Can you help make the future brighter? (05/09/12)
Last week, I had the honor of attending the kick-off event for Cassville Bright Futures. This new program is designed to help more students reach goals, such as successfully completing high school, by meeting basic needs from the time children begin preschool...
Letter (05/09/12)
Dear Editor: I have only been a resident of Cassville for two years, but I have lived in Barry County for 30 plus years. I am very concerned about the new water and sewer rates. I understand the need for the increase in the rates. However, having the sewer rate based on every gallon of water that comes through your meter is unrealistic in the summer...