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Stories from Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Local Thorco plant to close July 1 (06/13/12)
On June 6, Thorco Industries announced the closure of the Cassville plant. Thorco released the following official statement regarding the decision to end operations in Cassville. "Management of Thorco Industries LLC today (June 6) informed employees of plans to idle operations at the company's manufacturing plants in Butler and Cassville, effective July 1. ...
Over 900 served at Friday Squared (06/13/12)
On June 8, Commerce Bank and Willis Insurance celebrated their 125th anniversaries by serving free hamburgers and hotdogs to over 900 community members during Friday Squared, which is sponsored by the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce and local businesses...
OACAC cuts affect area residents (06/13/12)
A last-minute budget cut at the state level has impacted two early childhood care centers and at least six staffers and administrators in Barry County. The Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) was surprised by deep funding cuts to the state's Early Head Start program after the Missouri General Assembly passed the budget in May...
70th annual Rotary Rodeo this weekend (06/13/12)
The Cassville Rotary Club's 70th annual rodeo will be held at the Bill Hailey Arena at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16. "This is one of the better rodeos in southwest Missouri," said Stan Kelley, Cassville Rotary Club Rodeo Committee chairman. "The stock producer is one of the top IPRA producers in the country."...
Relay for Life to be held this Saturday (06/13/12)
Area residents are encouraged to join the fight against cancer by taking part in the 2012 South Barry County Relay for Life, which will be held at the Cassville Wildcat Football Stadium from noon to midnight on Saturday. Community members are encouraged to bring their families to this event. Admission is free, and refreshments will be available for purchase from the teams participating in the Relay for Life...
All-Star caliber (06/13/12)
Photo by Stacy Stevenson Three Barry County athletes were selected to play in last Saturday's Missouri Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game in St. Joseph. In addition to the players, Southwest baseball coach Kenny Ferguson and Purdy coach Joshua Hughes assisted on the All-Star team's coaching staff. Pictured above, from left, are: Kenny Ferguson, Cody Hall, Purdy; Tyler Ferguson, Southwest; Reese Stevenson, Purdy; and Joshua Hughes...
Award winner (06/13/12)
Cassville graduate and pitching ace Travis Northern was named Outstanding Pitcher of the Year at Crowder College, in Neosho this season. Northern helped lead the Rough Riders to the NJCAA Region 16 Tournament. While at Cassville he received All-State honors in baseball and football and was named Big 8 Conference Player of the Year his senior season. Northern is the son of Melaynie Wells and David Northern...
Post #91 wins Carl Junction Tourney (06/13/12)
The Monett Post #91 American Legion baseball team (6-6) is red hot as it enters the meat of its summer schedule. After dropping its first four contests of the season, Post #91 has ripped off five consecutive victories including three wins on Saturday to claim the Carl Junction Tournament...
Evans, Ragsdale win at Running of the Squirrels (06/13/12)
The seventh annual Running of the Squirrels 5K in Marionville on Saturday morning featured a number of local runners. The run, along with its unique awards and shirts, is a favorite among southwest Missouri runners, and provides funding for the Marionville Comets Band Boosters...
The Human Race benefits area athletes (06/13/12)
"The Human Race" is run on ordinary roads by ordinary people, many of whom just happen to achieve extraordinary things. Five years ago, the Humansville Board of Education and administration considered eliminating both the high school track and cross country programs, due to a lack of participation and generally poor performances by what few athletes participated. Instead, the school hired Brian Winckler, a former collegiate runner at Southwest Baptist University, as the new running coach...
WaterThrashers fifth at Pittsburg (06/13/12)
The Monett WaterThrashers traveled west over the weekend to compete in the Pittsburg, Kan., YMCA Invitational Swim Meet and finished a respectable fifth in the team rankings. "We didn't take a lot of our kids, and we had a lot of new swimmers, but they swam very well," said coach Cristin Janssen. ...
ANITA LOUISE HUTCHESON (06/13/12)
Anita Hutcheson, 60, of Elsie, Neb., passed away April 9, 2012. She was born Jan. 8, 1952 in Cassville, the daughter of Lyle and Ruth (Sronce) Papka. She grew up in the Eagle Rock community. She married Tom Hutcheson on Dec. 11, 1971, in Elsie, Neb. She and Tom made their home in Elsie. She was a member of the Elsie United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband...
LOUIS GILLESPIE (06/13/12)
Louis B. Gillespie, 79, of Rocky Comfort, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Landmark Hospital in Joplin. He was born on May 2, 1933, in Doniphan, son of Floyd and Flora Rachel (York) Gillespie. He owned a farm in Ava before moving to Rocky Comfort, where he also owned a farm. He was a member of the Church of God International...
BEA WHITE (06/13/12)
Bea Pearl White, 86, of Shell Knob, formerly of Joplin, passed away on June 11, 2012. She was born on March 3, 1926, daughter of Ed and Pearl (Ledbetter) Perry in Douthit, Okla. On March 6, 1949, she married George D. White in Joplin. He preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 2006...
LEONARD JUEL (06/13/12)
Leonard Arden Juel, 85, of Seligman, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. He was born in Mission, S.D., on Sept. 3, 1926, the son of Lester Arnold and Lillian Albertha (Sauerwein) Juel. In 1951, he married Ima Fay Davis, who preceded him in death. On May 15, 1997, he married Ambolene Tilford, who preceded him in death on May 7, 2008. He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Andrew and Dick...
PAUL "ROGER" EVANS (06/13/12)
Graveside services were held today (Wednesday) at the Ruddick Cemetery, in Garfield, Ark., with Rev. Jim Clay officiating. Memorials may be made to the Ruddick Cemetery and entrusted to the White Funeral Home...
DOROTHY MAE PERIMAN (06/13/12)
Dorothy Mae Periman, 82, of Cassville, passed away at her home on Saturday, June 9, 2012. She was born in Golden, on Feb. 4, 1930, the daughter of Wilber J. and Minnie Mae (Phillips) Tate. On Nov. 6, 1948, at Eureka Springs, Ark., she was united in marriage to Alvin Clinton "Red" Periman, who preceded her in death on March 18, 1992. ...
ALFRED CERVANTES (06/13/12)
Alfred Franklin Cervantes, Sr., 72, passed away on June 10, 2012, at Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville after a long illness. He was born to Nellie and Natchez Cervantes on July 4, 1939, in Tulsa, Okla. He started his profession as a barber and ended his career as a section man with the Union Pacific Railroad in 2002 after 28 years of service...
JAMES CALVIN "JIM" JANUARY (06/13/12)
James Calvin "Jim" January, 84, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in his home. He was born Aug. 28, 1927, in Seminole, Okla., the son of Clinton Calvin and Ruby Lee (Feaster) January. On Feb. 2, 1946, in Emporia, Kan., he was united in marriage to Mary Nadine Powers, who survives...