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Stories from Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Title 1 funding cuts impact local districts (06/20/12)
Although area school districts will be receiving less Title 1 funding during the 2012-13 school year, administrators are working to minimize the impacts on local students. "We are trying to adjust as we go with the financial information we receive," said Richard Asbill, Cassville superintendent. "We are trying to do the best we can to provide the same quantity and quality of services we have over the last four or five years...
Murder for hire sends Mock to prison for life (06/20/12)
A Cassville woman will spend the rest of her life behind bars for her involvement in a murder-for-hire scheme that resulted in the fatal shooting of a Novinger man in 2006. Katherine Mock, 57, was sentenced to life in prison by a federal judge in St. Louis on Monday. Elain Kay Young, 56, of Novinger, Mock's alleged accomplice in the murder for hire, also received a life sentence for her role in the shooting death of Young's fourth husband, Melvin B. Griesbauer, 48, on March 23, 2006...
Weather Safety Week highlights heat safety (06/20/12)
Missouri Summer Weather Safety Week is June 24 through June 30, and the National Weather Service is reminding area residents to keep cool if a triple-digit heat wave hits. "Last year, there were 47 heat-related deaths in Missouri," said David Compton, director of the Barry County Office of Emergency Management. "That was up from 17 in 2010."...
Reception held for retiring R-2 super (06/20/12)
Stories of past adventures and laughs were shared during the reception held recently for Jerry Lingo, retiring school superintendent for the Purdy R-2 District. Lingo served in the Purdy district for 10 years, two as elementary principal before becoming superintendent...
SK Chamber director leaving after 18 years (06/20/12)
After 18 years, Sheila House is leaving her post as the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce executive director in July. House will be working for a new assisted living and memory care facility in Shell Knob. "It's a great privilege to help new residents learn about the community," said House. ...
Honoring local survivors (06/20/12)
Eight seconds of thrills (06/20/12)
Going down (06/20/12)
New rep (06/20/12)
County fair is June 29 and 30 (06/20/12)
The 2012 Barry County Fair will be held at Rockin' P Ranch Rodeo Arena on Highway W in Wheaton on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30. "We hope to see the community come out to support the kids," said Ernest Ray, Barry County Fair Board president. "They work so hard all year long to get ready for these events."...
Communities gear up for Fourth of July (06/20/12)
Area communities are gearing up for their annual Fourth of July celebrations, which are only two weeks away. Both Shell Knob and Eagle Rock will hold fireworks shows on Wednesday, July 4. Fire and Thunder The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce will hold its 37th annual Fire and Thunder Fireworks display on Table Rock Lake at 9:30 p.m. on July 4...
Saving and investing go hand in hand (06/20/12)
Every family has its own unique financial goals. Those goals could be saving for retirement, putting money aside for a college education or buying a house. Whatever a family's goals, investing should be seriously consider, says a University of Missouri associate professor of personal financial planning...
Study shows 4-H members give back to communities (06/20/12)
Recent findings from "The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development" from the Institute of Applied Research at Tufts University indicate that young people in 4-H are three times more likely to contribute to their communities than youth not participating in 4-H. Notably, the Tufts research discovered that the structured learning, encouragement and adult mentoring that young people receive through their participation in 4-H plays a vital role in helping them actively contribute to their communities...
Cassville minister ordained (06/20/12)
Cassville United Methodist Church Minister Andy Lambel was ordained during the United Methodist Church's annual state conference, held at Juanita K. Hammons Hall For the Performing Arts in Springfield on June 9. "It was pretty exciting and humbling at the same time," said Lambel. "I've been a minister for eight years. Being ordained is the culmination of all the work I have been doing until now."...
Staying cool (06/20/12)
Farmers' market offered in Shell Knob (06/20/12)
Stones Prairie Picnic is July 20 (06/20/12)
The annual Stones Prairie Picnic, hosted by St. John's Lutheran Church at Stones Prairie, two and a half miles northwest of Purdy, has been scheduled for Friday, July 20. Serving will begin at 6 p.m. The picnic, held on the church grounds, will feature live entertainment, freshly cooked hamburgers and homemade desserts. There will be games for the children, many based on traditional demonstrations of skill offered at picnics a century ago. Bingo will be available for adults...
Tea Party to introduce Republican candidate (06/20/12)
The Southwest Missouri Tea Party will sponsor a forum to introduce Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Randles. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, located on Highway 112 in Cassville. Randles, a conservative Republican, will explain his platform and share his position on many important issues facing Missouri and America. ...
Music and arts festival Saturday (06/20/12)
A Mountain Music and Arts Festival will be held at the town of Mountain, which is located at the intersection of Highways 265 and KK seven miles north of Pea Ridge, Ark., from noon to dark on Saturday, June 23. Performers will include the Misty Mountain Drifters, Gary Shipley, Suzanne Neeley, Travelin' Tony B, A-Cor-Deen and Buzzard Glory...
Cassville Chamber of Commerce office remodeled (06/20/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce office is newly remodeled. Repairs Unlimited recently completed a renovation project at the office, which is located at 504 Main St. in Cassville. "We want to be a good reflection on the businesses we serve," said Gary Whyte, chamber board president. "By bringing this office up to date we are showing that we care about the impression we make on those visiting Cassville."...
Three injured in crash west of Monett (06/20/12)
Three people were injured Thursday in a single-vehicle crash that took place at 6:35 p.m. on Farm Road 2020 about two miles west of Monett. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1993 Dodge Ram, Tyler J. Tuell, 16, of Monett, ran off the roadway and struck an electrical cable box and an embankment...
Ferguson heads list of All-State baseball players (06/20/12)
Four senior players from the Southwest Trojans district championship baseball team received All-State honors from the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association (MHSBCA). Jake Shrum, Tyler Ferguson, Jordan Savage and Travis Hayworth were all included on the MHSBCA 2012 listing. Cameron Terry, Reese Stevenson and Cody Hall, all of Purdy, also received honors...
Ernst to lead Lady Eagles (06/20/12)
Eli Ernst has been tabbed to take the reins of the Purdy Lady Eagles basketball team next season. "I'm excited about it," Ernst said. "I believe my family and I will fit in at Purdy. I have heard nothing but good things about the community and am ready for the challenge that awaits."...
Post #118 falls to Webb City (06/20/12)
A suicide squeeze in the top of the sixth inning helped push Webb City's Post #322 to a 5-3 lead, but the visitors needed three more runs in the seventh frame to subdue Irwin-Easley Post #118 to start last Thursday night's AA American Legion twinbill at Cassville. The visitors won the opener 8-5, and then ran away with the second game, 16-5...
Local runners excel at Aurora Run for the Parks 10K (06/20/12)
There was no need for a motorcycle cop escort for the runners Saturday morning at Aurora. Monett's Jerry Ragsdale led the 10K race from start to finish, his flame-red hair, a constant beacon to the line of runners trailing him, as he claimed the overall title in the Run for the Parks 10K...
Zingers win fast pitch softball tournaments (06/20/12)
CMS hosts volleyball camp (06/20/12)
Cassville Middle School hosted a volleyball camp last week, with participants pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Ashley Ray, Jesse Edie, Haley Matthews, Jessica Velasquez and Brenna Pendergraft. Second row: Molly Durossette, Emma Coenen, Audra Brooks, Lexi Wilson, Ashlynn Howe, Camielle Holman, Kynsey Branham and Cassie Graves. ...
CMS students attend basketball camp (06/20/12)
County Calendar (06/20/12)
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...
HELEN ELIZABETH JONES (06/20/12)
Helen Elizabeth Jones, 100 years old, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri, after a short illness. Helen was born Nov. 3, 1911, in Washburn, the daughter of Walter and Clara (Davis) Jones. She attended Washburn School and graduated in 1929. ...
WAYNE GORDON REICHARD (06/20/12)
Wayne Gordon Reichard, 69, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born June 29, 1942, in Marshall, Minn., the son of Walt and Ardene (Johnson) Reichard. On June 30, 1962, in Westminster, Colo., he was united in marriage to Elayne Lewis, who survives...
ROSA MAY FELDER (06/20/12)
Rosa May Felder, 70, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012. She was born April 2, 1942, in Essex, England, the daughter of David C. and Lilian (Davies) Phillips. On Jan. 21, 1985, in Boulder, Colo., she was united in marriage to David E. Felder, who survives...
GREGORY PINTO (06/20/12)
Gregory Pinto, 54, of Wheaton, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. He was born in Dallas, Texas, on Jan. 25, 1958, the son of Anthony and Leslie (Bumbalough) Pinto, who preceded him in death. Survivors include: one son, Dustin Pinto, of Manassas Park, Va.; one daughter, Andrea Bailey, of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Anthony Pinto, Jr., of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Bernadett Adams and Kathy Hembey, both of Dallas, Texas; and two grandchildren...
RONALD GENE MORRIS (06/20/12)
Ronald Gene Morris, 66, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012, in his home. He was born Aug. 19, 1945, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Robert and Mary (Schlecta) Morris. Survivors include: one son, Brandon Morris and his wife, Jamie, of Oronogo; one daughter, Sheralyn Berry and her husband, Jim, of Kansas City, Kan.; his father, Robert Morris, of Kansas City, Kan.; one brother Danny Morris and his wife, Vicki, of Lake Ozark; and one grandson...
BILL JOHNSON (06/20/12)
William (Bill) Johnson, 81, of Shell Knob, passed away June 11, 2012. He was born on Aug. 19, 1930, in Hawkins, Wis., to William Chris and Rose Lee (Gibson) Johnson. He served in the U.S. Army at Fort Knox, Ky., and received an honorable discharge on Aug. ...
BERNICE HAZEN (06/20/12)
Bernice Hazen, 90, of Kansas, formerly of Cassville, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, in Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. Arrangements will be announced by 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...
BILLIE JEAN DART (06/20/12)
Billie Jean Dart, 81, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012, in her home. She was born Nov. 28, 1930, in Washburn, the daughter of Hazel (Anderson) Bishop and Guy P. Church. On Aug. 5, 1956, she was united in marriage to Bernard Gordon Dart, who preceded her in death on June 25, 2010. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Hazel and Jack Bishop and her father, Guy P. Church...
It's never too late to join the fight (06/20/12)
June 4 was a very sad day for several area residents, including myself. On that day, former Exeter High School mathematics teacher Judy Olson passed away after battling cancer. Mrs. Olson was only 65. July 30, 2011, was another day of mourning for many local residents. ...