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Stories from Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Execution date sought for cop killer (05/23/12)
Convicted killer Cecil Clayton has called Missouri's Death Row home for the past 14 years. In October of 1997, a Jasper County jury found the Purdy man guilty of capital murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Barry County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Lee Castetter. Clayton was sentenced to death by lethal injection, and his case has been the subject of numerous appeals over the years...
USDA recognizes local board (05/23/12)
On Tuesday, the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development presented the Cassville Senior Citizens Rental Housing Corporation Board of Directors with a certificate of appreciation for participation in the Rural Senior Housing Initiative (RSH) Grant program...
CHS named one of nation's best high schools (05/23/12)
Cassville High School has once again been recognized as one of the nation's top high schools by the U.S. News and World Report. Cassville was the only Barry County school to receive the magazine's bronze medal listing this year. "It is always a great honor when a high school or school district gets recognized nationally," said Chris Redmon, Cassville High School principal. ...
CEF awards nearly $1,500 to Cassville teachers (05/23/12)
The Cassville Education Fund (CEF) awarded three grants totaling $1,467.94 during the Cassville Community Teachers' Association banquet on May 16. This is the second year CEF has awarded grants to Cassville educators. "It was very difficult to decide on the recipients this year," said Mary Cupps, CEF chairperson. "I wish we had more money so we would have more to give. Hopefully, in the future we will."...
Kids' Fishing Day attracts 1,174 youngsters (05/23/12)
On Saturday, hundreds of families enjoyed sunshine and warm temperatures at Roaring River State Park during the annual spring Kids' Fishing Day. Free fishing tags were distributed to 1,174 children during the event. Last spring, the youth fishing day attracted 1,267 children, and in the spring of 2010, the event drew 1,018 kids...
Solar eclipse (05/23/12)
Annual CCTA reception held (05/23/12)
Cassville R-4 School District Superintendent Richard Asbill announced the 2012 technology grant recipients at the Cassville Community Teachers Association (CCTA) reception, which was held in the Cassville High School commons area on May 16. A portion of the district's technology grant funding was awarded to the Cassville Primary School...
BC Health Board hears market vendors' concerns (05/23/12)
Over 40 supporters of the Garden Sass Farmers Market attended the Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees meeting last Thursday night in Cassville. Market vendors and customers were in attendance to voice concerns regarding the enforcement of county and state health codes...
Friday Squared plans announced (05/23/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled two Friday Squared events for this summer. The events will be held on the square in Cassville on Friday, June 8 and Friday, July 13. Friday Squared on June 8 will offer a theme reflective of the 1800s. The movie for the evening, which will be shown at approximately 9 p.m., will be "Back to the Future III."...
Proclamation recognizes Drug Court Month (05/23/12)
Shell Knob Fly-In is Saturday (05/23/12)
Myth Busters class offered (05/23/12)
Cassville Middle School industrial technology instructor Eric Robb will offer a Myth Busters class during Cassville's summer school program, which is scheduled to be held from May 24 through June 19. The class will be based on the Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" and offer several projects related to activities that have been completed on the TV show. For example, students will create one large and several small air cannons...
Barry County Youth Camp schedule released (05/23/12)
The Barry County Youth Camp, which will be held May 29 through June 1 at Camp Smokey in Roaring River State Park, will offer bus services in Cassville, Monett and Purdy. The Monett bus stop will be at the Monett First Baptist Church parking lot, located at 412 Fourth St. Campers should assemble at the stop by 8:30 a.m. on May 29. The bus will leave at 8:45 a.m. Campers will return to Monett by 11:15 a.m. on June 1...
Donation made to SW program (05/23/12)
Seligman Chamber welcomes new church (05/23/12)
Shell Knob man injured in motorcycle crash (05/23/12)
A Shell Knob man was injured in a motorcycle crash that occurred at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday on Highway 39 in Shell Knob. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 2007 Kawasaki, Jeffrey A. Parker, 53, began to skid while trying to avoid another vehicle in an intersection and overturned...
BCSO weekly stats released (05/23/12)
The Barry County Sheriff's Office received 242 calls for service from May through May 13. The following reports were filed for that time period: Cassville: burglary, three reports of stealing, sexual assault, tow an abandoned vehicle, third degree domestic assault, first offense stalking, tampering with a motor vehicle, trespassing and child abuse...
Certification of appreciation presented to SW (05/23/12)
Cox Monett Asthma Education Program presented a certificate of appreciation to Southwest R-5 School on May 3. The school recently completed the asthma education program provided by the hospital. Funding for the program is provided by the Missouri Foundation for Health. ...
T-shirts on sale (05/23/12)
Cruisin' for a Kidney (05/23/12)
Ozark Mountain Motorcycle Club will host Cruisin' for a Kidney on Saturday, May 26 starting 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. Entry fee is $25 per person...
CHS grads earn scholarships (05/23/12)
A total of 74 members of Cassville High School's Class of 2012 received scholarship awards this year. This number represents over 60 percent of the graduating class. Individual scholarship winners are listed below...
Aquatic center opens Saturday (05/23/12)
The Cassville Aquatic Center will kick off the 2012 swimming season at 1 p.m. Saturday. The pool will be open until 8 p.m. This year's open swim hours are the same as the hours offered in 2011. In addition to being open from 1 to 8 p.m. each Saturday, the aquatic center will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday...
The President arrives (05/23/12)
Exeter rehires staff members (05/23/12)
The Exeter City Council rehired nine staff members at its regularly scheduled meeting on April 10. Staff members who will continue to serve the city include: Myrna Eisenbraun, city clerk; Stacie Reed, city treasurer and court clerk; Mark Brooks, public works; Paul Duncan, wastewater treatment plant operator; Willie Stephens, police chief; Justin Fohn, police officer; Darrell Reynolds, public works; Jim LeCompte, city attorney and prosecutor; and Andrew Hager, judge...
Lady Wildcat relay team headed to state (05/23/12)
Saturday was a big day for area competitors at the Class 3 track and field sectional at Marshfield. Three Cassville individuals and one relay team also qualified to this weekend's state meet. Calisia Brookes won the girls 100-meter and earned another gold medal as part of the victorious 4x100 relay...
State bound (05/23/12)
SW falls to Clever in baseball sectional (05/23/12)
The Southwest Trojans saw their baseball season end with a 5-1 loss to Clever in a Class 2, Sectional game played at Washburn on Monday afternoon. After pulling off three consecutive upsets to win a district title, the Trojans couldn't find enough magic to stay with Clever, the team that took third in last year's state competition...
Bulldogs leave it "all on the field" (05/23/12)
There is an old sports cliche that coaches don't mind losing as long as their players give their best effort "all on the field." That saying is not entirely true. It was evident by the exhausted and tear-stained cheeks of the Wheaton baseball player's faces that for three hours they gave everything they had in a 7-6 Class 1, Sectional loss to Norwood in 11 innings...
Wheaton boys third at state track contest (05/23/12)
The Wheaton Bulldogs captured the third place team trophy at the Class 1 MSHSAA Track and Field Championships at Jefferson City's Lincoln University over the weekend. The Bulldogs scored 46 points with just three athletes in attendance as coach Darrel Crane carried home another trophy from the state meet. Wheaton placed second last year, trailing only Valle Catholic in Class 1, 63.5 to 43. Valle repeated as champions this year in the boys division, and also won the girls division...
Sellars first Trojan to medal in 800-meter at state (05/23/12)
It was a busy day for area track athletes at the Class 2 Track and Field Championship in Jefferson City on Saturday. Cristian Sellars became the first Southwest boy to medal in the 800-meter race at the state meet, taking fifth in 2:00.88 in Saturday's final. On Friday, Sellars won his preliminary heat in 1:58.96, the fastest FAT (fully automated timing) 800-meters in school history...
Area golfers complete season at state (05/23/12)
The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) hosted the Class 1 through Class 4 state golf tournament championships in the Springfield area on Monday and Tuesday. Three area golfers, Evan White, Cassville, Phillip Roller, Purdy, and Jacob Fair, Monett, qualified at their districts and sectional tournaments for the right to compete at the annual state event...
Chamber announces golf tourney winners (05/23/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce held its fifth annual four-man scramble golf tournament at the Cassville Golf Course on May 18. The Sandwich Factory, located inside the golf course clubhouse, provided a taco bar luncheon prior to the tournament...
Free CMS girls basketball camp (05/23/12)
A free Cassville Middle School girls basketball camp will be held at the middle school gymnasium from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8. Any seventh or eighth grade Cassville girl interested in playing basketball next year is invited to attend the camp...
County Calendar (05/23/12)
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...
LOLA JUNE THOMAS (05/23/12)
Lola June Thomas, 71, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012, in her home. She was born May 5, 1941, in Orient, Iowa, the daughter of Lloyd and Villa (Galbreath) Brown. She was united in marriage to James Thomas, who preceded her in death in 1976. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Rex Brown; and one sister, Treva Ulmer...
WANDA WILLYARD (05/23/12)
Wanda Faye Willyard, 80, of Golden, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Berryville, Ark. She was born Oct. 16, 1931, in Eagle Rock, the daughter of Frank and Myrtle Belle (Skelton) Easley. On April 17, 1949, in Pleasant Hope, she was united in marriage to Shirley Austin Willyard, who preceded her in death on June 9, 2002. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Thomas Russell Willyard; one daughter, Connie D. Willyard; and one brother, Russell Ray Easley...
RICHARD ALLEN ERWIN (05/23/12)
Richard Allen Erwin, 48, of Washburn, passed away Monday, May 21, 2012, in his home. Arrangements are under direction of 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...
BEVERLY REED (05/23/12)
Beverly S. Reed, 65, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, in her home. She was born June 24, 1946, in Exeter, the daughter of Wilmer and Artie (Ryan) Mattingly. On July 9, 1965, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Larry Reed, who survives...
NORMAN HARRISON WILLIAMS (05/23/12)
Norman Harrison Williams, 79, of Brenham, Texas, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Sherwood Health Care in Bryan, Texas. Norman was born February 18, 1933, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, to parents Alvin and Dorothy (Hayse) Williams. He served in the United States Army. Norman married Carol Sue Arnold on June 18, 1971, in Ashdown, Arkansas. He was Vice President of Information and Warehous-ing for Rogers Toolworks in Rogers, Arkansas...
More than a three-day weekend (05/23/12)
This week, many Barry Countians will enjoy their first three-day weekend in months. Memorial Day weekend is a long awaited break that falls four months after the winter holidays conclude. Area residents will celebrate the weekend with barbecues, swimming, picnics at the lake and other family gatherings. Whether you combine Memorial Day with a week-long vacation or simply enjoy an extra day away from work, the holiday is a much needed break...
Letter to the Editor (05/23/12)
Poison pill law is destroying USPS Dear Editor: We have been told that the United States Postal System is not solvent, necessitating huge layoffs, reduction of services and closing of sorting centers. What we are not told is that in 2006, the Republican Bush Administration passed a "poison pill" law to destroy the U.S. Postal System and the Postal Workers Union so that the argument for privatization (corporatism) could be made successfully...