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Stories from Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Where is CHS alumnus Austin Atkinson? (06/06/12)
Austin Atkinson, a 2009 graduate of Cassville High School, was living in Ozark when he last made contact with his friends and family. Over the last three and a half weeks, Sherry Atkinson, Austin's mother, has worked night and day to find her son, who was last heard from on May 12...
Making way for a new facility (06/06/12)
R-4 School District demolishes middle school field house
Step back in time at Friday Squared (06/06/12)
On Friday, the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will partner with local businesses to hold Friday Squared on the downtown square in Cassville. The pre-show block party will begin at 6 p.m., and "Back to the Future III" will be shown on the outdoor big screen at dark...
Pot pulled in SK (06/06/12)
Last Tuesday, the Barry County Sheriff's Department pulled over 40 marijuana plants growing on a farm in Shell Knob. Officers arrested Omer Pearson, 71, who was renting a farmhouse at the residence. A press release issued by the Barry County Sheriff's Department states that the property owner notified Sheriff Mick Epperly that someone was growing marijuana on the land. Epperly responded to the property where he observed a garden hose running from a farmhouse down a path into a field...
SW voters get a second chance for Proposition Safety (06/06/12)
Voters in the Southwest R-5 School District will have a second chance to decide a $1.5 million bond issue, Proposition Safety, in the upcoming Aug. 7 election. Board members unanimously approved placing the issue on the August ballot during their regular meeting in May...
E-books petition in circulation (06/06/12)
Readers with e-books are well aware that the cost of non-paper novels, magazines and newspapers is only slightly less than their paper and ink counterparts, leading many to seek e-books through a library loan system. Although libraries have various DVD movies and books on compact disc, the e-book question is one that is still unresolved for both libraries and e-readers...
Imagination at work (06/06/12)
Proclamation honors Cassville Rotary Club (06/06/12)
Celebrating retirement (06/06/12)
Rotary celebrates 70th annual rodeo (06/06/12)
This year, the Cassville Rotary Club will celebrate its 70th annual IPRA/ACRA rodeo at the Bill Hailey Arena at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16. The Cassville Rotary Rodeo began at a temporary site near the location where the Cassville Wildcat Football Stadium now stands. In the early days of the rodeo, the event was often held in late July or early August...
Upcoming Relay for Life supports cancer fighters (06/06/12)
The annual Relay for Life event allows the Barry County community to support friends and family members in the fight against cancer. This year's event will be held at the Cassville Wildcats Football Stadium from noon to midnight on Saturday, June 16...
BCCOA honors long-time board member (06/06/12)
Last Thursday, the Barry County Council on Aging (BCCOA) held a reception in honor of long-time board member Ron Shook. "The first time I saw Ron was in the Barry County Courthouse," said Linda Parker, Cassville Senior Center administrator. "They were having a kick-off for the ballot issue that would fund the senior tax board...
Volunteer meals drivers needed (06/06/12)
The Cassville Senior Center is once again in need of volunteers to deliver meals to local homebound seniors. Meals on Wheels drivers are needed for a variety of routes. "Our homebound meals enable seniors to stay in their homes instead of either being forced to move away to seek more assistance or go into a nursing care facility," said Pam Klepper, Cassville Senior Center assistant administrator. ...
Crash results in fatality (06/06/12)
A Rocky Comfort man was killed in a crash that occurred at 1:50 a.m. on Thursday, May 31 on Highway H about four miles east of Neosho. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by Steven T. Kerley, 25, of Rocky Comfort, ran off the roadway and overturned...
Library to kick off summer reading program this week (06/06/12)
This week, the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will kick off its summer reading program with shows featuring magician DJ Edwards. The performance will offer a blend of magic, juggling, comedy and storytelling. Edwards will appear at the Shell Knob Branch Library at 10 a.m., the Cassville Branch Library at 1:30 p.m. and the Purdy Branch Library at 3:30 p.m. on June 7. The Eagle Rock Branch Library will kick off its summer program with a science program featuring Heno Head at 2 p.m. on Thursday...
County Calendar (06/06/12)
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...
Successful fly-in (06/06/12)
Fish at Roaring River for free (06/06/12)
The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold its annual free fishing days at parks throughout the state, including Roaring River State Park, on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. Fishing hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free fishing days give area residents and visitors an opportunity to try fishing at a state park without purchasing a permit. No permits or daily tags are required during the annual event...
Imagination at work (06/06/12)
New mobile website launched for BCSO (06/06/12)
Sheriff Mick Epperly with the Barry County Sheriff's Office announces the launch of the agency's mobile website. The mobile site is designed specifically for smart phones and mobile device users. The new mobile website provides easy access to the most popular content for site visitors including press releases, inmate roster, most wanted and sex offender information...
RRSP featured in Rural Missouri (06/06/12)
Roaring River State Park, which is located only seven miles south of Cassville, is featured in this month's edition of Rural Missouri. "Any time an organization wants to feature the park in a story like this, we are honored," said Dusty Reid, Roaring River State Park superintendent. "I believe it is great exposure for the park, the community and the entire Missouri State Parks system...
A lesson in safety (06/06/12)
40 Under 40 (06/06/12)
Seniors shine in Grin Iron Classic (06/06/12)
Seven athletes from Barry and Lawrence counties put the football pads on for one more high school football game, the Sertoma Grin Iron Classic, which was held at JFK Stadium in Springfield on Friday. Jeff Craft, of Monett; Wayne Joe Sooter, of Pierce City; and Ricky Nichols, Trey Rose, Josh Lannum, Garrett Barnes and Justin Pflug, of Cassville helped the West All-Stars secure a 34-14 victory...
Wildcat signs with Evangel (06/06/12)
Cassville Wildcat Joel Maher has signed to play intercollegiate basketball at Evangel University in Springfield. At 6'6", Maher brings size to an Evangel roster that had only two players over 6'5". Cassville's versatile post player is also a deadly outside shooter, and will provide matchup problems for Crusader opponents...
Post #118 wins home opener (06/06/12)
American Legion baseball has returned to Cassville. After not fielding a legion team in 2011, Irwin-Easley Post #118 is once again represented on the diamond. A lot has changed since Cassville last took the field in American Legion play. Longtime coaches Jeremy Marple and Roger Brock are gone, and the team is under the direction of Kyle Wood, the Cassville High School baseball coach. Irwin-Easley is only fielding a AA team this year, with plans to resume a AAA schedule in 2013...
Local athletes carry All-Stars to victory (06/06/12)
Wesley Kissinger and Skylar Knoll each scored 19 points to help the Blue All-Stars slip past the White All-Stars 86-82 Saturday night in the 33rd annual Lions Club International Twin Classic at Ozark Christian College. Desmond Buerge led the Blue team with 22 points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the final second. Kyle Heman had 18 points, including a pair of 3-pointers...
Area athletes pick up conference honors (06/06/12)
The Spring River Valley and Ozark 7 Conferences recently announced their post season baseball awards. The following local coaches and athletes picked up conference honors. Ozark 7 Conference First Team Tyler Musick and Sean Goostree, Wheaton; Kong Lee, Exeter; Anthony Berticino and Shaw Robertson, McAuley; Travis Haworth, Jordan Savage and Jake Shrum, Southwest; and Reese Stevenson, Cameron Terry and Austin Hancock, Purdy...
Monett Post 91 opens summer season (06/06/12)
The Monett American Legion Post #91 baseball team opened the 2012 season dropping a doubleheader 10-5 and 2-0 to the Joplin Miners. The Monett team, consisting of players from Cassville, Purdy, Monett, Pierce City and East Newton, grabbed a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the first...
JUDY OLSON (06/06/12)
Judy Olson, 65, of Cassville, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012, in Mercy Hospital at St. Louis. She was born Oct. 1, 1946, in Newark, Ohio, the daughter of Paul and Mabel (Thompson) Blythe. She was a school teacher at Aurora High School and a former Exeter High School teacher...
CHRIS OWENS (06/06/12)
Christopher Merl "Chris" Owens, 55, of Wheaton, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012, in his home. He was born Aug. 14, 1956, in Knoxville, Tenn., the son of Billy and Wanda (Cochran) Owens. On Feb. 11, 1995, in Phoenix, Ariz., he was united in marriage to Claudia Heintz, who survives...
THELMA STEPHENS (06/06/12)
Thelma Stephens, 87, of Washburn, passed away Monday, May 28, 2012, in Ashley Health Care in Rogers, Ark. She was born on April 11, 1925, in Washburn, daughter of Oliver and Gertie (Privitt) Nodine. As a child, she attended the Seven Star rural school, and was a lifetime Barry County resident. ...
DR. JAMES EDEN (06/06/12)
Dr. James Eden, 80, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at his residence. James was born the son of Waldo Emerson and Ruth Jeannette (Robbins) Eden on September 1, 1931 in Purdy, Missouri. He was a 1949 graduate of Purdy High School, Purdy, Missouri. On August 9, 1953, he was united in marriage to Martha Howard in Purdy, Missouri...
EDWARD J. ALBRO, SR. (06/06/12)
Edward J. Albro Sr, 87, of Holiday Island, Ark., passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2012, at his home. He was born May 28, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., to Edward and Helen (Whittelsey) Albro. He was formerly from Hutchison, Kan., where he retired as owner/co-founder from Haven Steel Co., which he started in 1969. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, where he landed at Omaha Beach on D Day in 1944. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal...
CYRIL "CY" BAUER (06/06/12)
Cyril (Cy) Bauer, 97, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the Harmony Gardens Assisted Living Center in Warrensburg, Missouri. Funeral services were Friday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Warrensburg, with Father Joseph Miller, C.PP.S. officiating. Burial was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Viney Creek Cemetery in Golden, Missouri, with father Mark Boyer officiating...
Friday Squared is back (06/06/12)
This Friday, the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its first Friday Squared of 2012. As in the past, the June event will offer an assortment of family-friendly activities and an opportunity to watch an outdoor movie on the Cassville square. In addition, this month's event will celebrate the 125th anniversary of two local businesses, Commerce Bank and Willis Insurance...
Letter to the Editor (06/06/12)
Amendment will reaffirm rights Dear Editor: Recently, the Barry County Commission passed a resolution to place "In God We Trust" inside the commission chambers. The display serves as a good reminder for commissioners and is meant to help guide our many decisions. However, displays like these have been under attack...