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Stories from Wednesday, June 27, 2012

E-911 Board approves budget (06/27/12)
The Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board approved a $1,260,781.87 budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year at its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on June 25. According to the proposed budget presented by Mike Phillips, Barry County E-911 director, the agency will receive $1,307,100 in revenue over the next year...
Teen involved in fatal crash gets probation (06/27/12)
A Purdy young woman has been sentenced to five years probation after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with a crash that claimed the life of a Wheaton teenager. Nicole Sierra Wood, 19, appeared before Circuit Judge Robert S. Wiley in a Barry County courtroom on Tuesday with her attorney John Lewright by her side. Judge Wiley suspended the formal imposition of sentence and ordered Wood be placed on probation for five years...
Gearing up for the Fourth of July (06/27/12)
Area residents gearing up for next week's Fourth of July holiday will have plenty of activities to add to their calendars. The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce will hold its 37th annual Fire and Thunder fireworks display on Wednesday, July 4. The show will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m...
2012 Barry County Youth Fair is Friday and Saturday (06/27/12)
This weekend, area community members will have the opportunity to support local agriculture students by attending the 2012 Barry County Fair at Rockin' P Ranch Rodeo Arena on Highway W in Wheaton. Over 90 participants have registered over 240 entries for this year's fair...
Kornerstone's Teen Mom Program receives new grant (06/27/12)
Expectant teens to receive doula services
Get To Know Our Community programs planned at library (06/27/12)
The Cassville Branch Library will offer its inaugural Getting To Know Our Community program at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday. The event will feature All Points Recycling. Getting To Know Our Community programs are part of a new community outreach effort being conducted by the local library. An assortment of programs will be conducted by the library each at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday throughout the month...
Tomatoes galore (06/27/12)
Drawing winner (06/27/12)
Civil trial granted a change of venue (06/27/12)
After waiting nearly 13 years to achieve some sort of justice or resolution, the family of a Cassville man who disappeared in 1999 is once again facing disappointment. The daughters of Gary McCullough, who was declared dead in 2000, have filed a civil lawsuit against Sandra (McCullough) Klemp, her husband, Kristopher Klemp, Sandra's daughter, Liehnie "Lena" Chapin, and Klemp's ex-wife, Jennifer Lee Brattin, for the wrongful death of Gary McCullough. ...
Residents without power on Tuesday (06/27/12)
On Tuesday morning around 20 percent of the households served by Barry Electric Cooperative were impacted by a wide-spread power outage brought on by loss of the KAMO substation located near Mineral Springs. "This is not heat related, but we have shifted to other transformers and other substations," Bill Shiveley, Barry Electric general manager and chief executive officer, said Tuesday morning. "Because of the heat we are encouraging members to shut off what they can shut off...
Market vendors address health department again (06/27/12)
On June 21, the Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees was once again addressed by members of the Garden Sass Farmers' Market. "I just wanted to talk to you about the health benefits of the farmers' market," said John Potter, Garden Sass president. "All of these foods are grown in Barry County using very little if any spray...
SWHS student receives special award (06/27/12)
Austin Broyles, a senior at Southwest High School and two-year student at Southwest Area Career Center in Monett, received the state award for Breaking Traditions. The Missouri Breaking Traditions contest is for outstanding students in nontraditional career and technical education programs...
Several injured in weekend wrecks (06/27/12)
Several area residents were injured in wrecks that occurred over the weekend. A Cassville man was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday on Highway F about three miles west of Eagle Rock. The crash occurred when the driver of a 2001 GMC Jimmy, Aparicio Santiago, 42, of Cassville, ran off the right side of the roadway before returning to the roadway, skidding across the center line and off the roadway where the vehicle overturned...
BCSD to bump of efforts to stop drunk drivers (06/27/12)
The Barry County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies across the state will intensify efforts to stop drunk driving July 3 through July 8. "Driving drunk is simply not worth all the consequences," said Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly. "Our message is simple and unwavering: drive sober or get pulled over."...
40 under 40 (06/27/12)
Youth Tour delegate (06/27/12)
Summer time tips for pet safety (06/27/12)
Throughout the hot summer months, pets become susceptible to many illnesses, including heat stroke, dehydration and sunburn, if left outside. Even healthy pets can suffer from these ailments, making the need for all pets to escape from the heat even greater...
Pets and fireworks don't mix (06/27/12)
Independence Day is a day for family get-togethers and fireworks. But Bob Schultheis, a natural resource engineering specialist with University of Missouri Extension, advises families to leave their pets at home when going to crowded summer events. Schultheis suggests the following safety tips for managing pets around crowds and fireworks...
Safe handling of fireworks can prevent Fourth of July trip to ER (06/27/12)
The Fourth of July holiday won't be a celebration for the 8,800 or so Americans likely to end up in hospital emergency rooms from injuries by fireworks. "National Fire Protection Association statistics in 2009 showed 51 percent of those injuries were burns, while a quarter were contusions and lacerations. ...
Security Bank hosts baseball weekend (06/27/12)
Memorial concert well attended (06/27/12)
Market offering sweet corn (06/27/12)
Sweet corn is ready to be picked, and vendor spaces are filling quickly at the Farmers' Market in Shell Knob. The market is open from 8 to 11 a.m. each Thursday at the old Church Gallery, weather permitting. New crops are ripening each week, and soon the market will offer tomatoes, snow peas, lettuce, beets, red, gold and purple potatoes, broccoli, yellow squash, zucchini and onions...
Purdy Alumni to meet June 30 (06/27/12)
The Purdy Schools Alumni Association will meet at Purdy High School at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. Light refreshments will be served during registration, which begins at 6 p.m. The association will conduct its annual business meeting, electing a treasurer and editors of the newsletter. Scholarships, which are $500 each, will be awarded to three members of the 2012 graduating class. The Class of 1962, which is celebrating 50 years, will be honored during the event...
CMS students invited to pick up schedules (06/27/12)
Cassville Middle School students will be able to pick up their schedules and select lockers from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2 or Friday, Aug. 3. Middle school students who will be new to the Cassville R-4 School District during the 2012-13 school year are also invited to enroll on Aug. 2 or 3. New students should bring a current immunization record, a birth certificate, a Social Security card and proof of residency to the school...
Local debate helps define Senatorial candidates (06/27/12)
The Southwest Missouri Tea Party hosted a Missouri Senatorial debate for the 29th District on June 18 at the Shell Knob VFW, with candidates Jim Strafuss, James Strahan and Representative David Sater participating. A total of 97 citizens attended the event, along with several candidates seeking other offices in the next election...
Truck and tractor pull to be held July 3 (06/27/12)
American Legion Post #118 will host the Kenny Robbins Truck and Tractor Pull at the American Legion Grounds on Highway 112 in Cassville on Tuesday, July 3. The pull will begin at 7 p.m. Attendees should bring their lawn chairs. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed at the event. The truck and tractor pull sled will be provided by Spring River Pulling Association...
New option for air and refrigeration repairs (06/27/12)
Barry County residents now have a new option for refrigeration and air conditioning repairs. Ice Age Refrigeration and Air, which is owned by Robert Scott Melton, opened on June 14. "Opportunity brought me to Barry County," said Melton. "I have never had as little trouble opening a business as I have in this state. There have been so many friendly people to help me. I thank God for bringing me here."...
Post #118 splits at Monett (06/27/12)
Irwin-Easley Post #118 broke a 4-4 tie with two runs in the top of the fourth, and went on to a 9-5 victory in the first game of an American Legion AA doubleheader at Monett on Thursday. After getting rocked for four runs early, Marcus Weatherman settled down and limited Monett's Post #91 to a single run in the final five innings while earning a complete-game victory...
WaterThrashers splash to first at Springfield (06/27/12)
Last weekend, the Monett WaterThrashers traveled to Springfield for the Missouri State Aquatics Meet and captured the overall championship trophy. The WaterThrashers rolled up 646 points in taking first. Branson was second with 468.50. A total of nine teams competed in the meet...
YMCA to hold soccer camp (06/27/12)
The Cassville YMCA will hold its a soccer camp for 6- to 15-year-old kids at the Cassville Aquatic Park soccer fields on July 9, July 11 and July 13. The camp will focus on players' individual skills. Participants will work on fundamentals. Each camper will receive a soccer T-shirt. Kids who have soccer balls are encouraged to bring them to camp...
FBC to hold sports camps (06/27/12)
Cassville First Baptist Church will hold Sports Crusaders sports camps for kindergarten through sixth grade students at the Family Life Center in Cassville in July. The cost is $25 per camp. Cheerleading camp will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13. Basketball and soccer camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20. Lunch will be provided for the soccer and basketball camp...
YMCA to hold Y Not Tri Triathlon (06/27/12)
The Cassville YMCA will hold its sixth annual Y Not Tri Triathlon at the Cassville Aquatic Park on Saturday, July 14. The event, which will include a 400-yard swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a three-mile run, begins at 8 a.m. The race will begin in waves based on divisions. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age division. Door prizes will also be awarded after the race...
CMS football camp scheduled (06/27/12)
Cassville Middle School football camp will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 16 through Thursday, July 19. The camp is for students who will be in seventh or eighth grade during the 2012-13 school year. Middle school football practice will begin the first day of school. ...
County Calendar (06/27/12)
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...
BERNICE HAZEN (06/27/12)
Bernice Hazen, 90, of Carbondale, Kan., passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, in Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. She was born June 4, 1922, in Girard, Kan., the daughter of Sherman and Hazel May (Markham) Yoho. On Sept. 5, 1940, in Girard, Kan., she was united in marriage to Harold E. Hazen, who preceded her in death on April 26, 1995. Also preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Wayne Yoho and Vernon Yoho...
HELEN MUNDAY (06/27/12)
Helen Virginia Munday, 80, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012, at her home. She was born in Cassville, on Aug. 2, 1931, the daughter of William Henry and Lilly Bell (Shoop) Gautney. On May 27, 1950, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Orville Allen Munday, who preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1970. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Billy Gautney...
REX WILLIAMS (06/27/12)
Wilbur "Rex" Williams, 83, of Verona, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012, at his home. He was born April 11, 1929, in Barry County, the son of Wendell Rex and Lola Fern (Mullen) Williams. He lived in the Barry and Lawrence county communities his entire life and was a 1947 graduate of Verona High School. ...
DAN CLARK (06/27/12)
Daniel Charles "Dan" Clark, 52, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012. He was born June 19, 1960, in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of Joe and Kathleen (McPhee) Clark. Survivors include: his mother, Kathleen Clark, of Cassville; one daughter, Tamra Leigh Clark, of Truman, Ark.; one step-daughter, Janie Lynn Gordon, of Truman, Ark.; and one brother, Jim Clark and his wife, Pam, of Torrance Calif...
MAEVENE WEBB (06/27/12)
Maevene (Watts) Webb, 81, of Washburn, passed away Friday, June 22, 2012, in Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in Rogers, Ark. She was born June 28, 1930, in Marshall, Ark., the daughter of James Abraham and Rosa (Huckabee) Watts. On Aug. 3, 1950, she was united in marriage to Lowell Treadwell and to this union four children were born. ...
RONALD HUFFINES (06/27/12)
Ronald Lee Huffines, 56, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012, in his home. He was born Aug. 3, 1955, in Victorville, Calif., the son of Richard Lee and Connie Rose (Butler) Huffines. Survivors include: his mother, Connie Hipkins, of Shell Knob; one son, Kenneth "Kenny" Simon Huffines and his wife, Penny, of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandparents; one brother, Keenan Pierce, of California; three sisters, Teresa "Sue" Cuna and her husband, Joe, of Blue Eye, Lori LeCure and her husband, Tim, of Reeds Spring, and Angela "Angel" Blevins and her husband, Ted, of Shell Knob; and two grandchildren.. ...
ROY LANEY (06/27/12)
Roy Calvin Laney, 78, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012, in Cassville Health and Rehabilitation. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, in Concord Cemetery, Exeter, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
MONICA PATTON (06/27/12)
Monica Johanna Smith-Hall Patton, 89, of Monett, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012, in her home. She was born Nov. 14, 1922, in Farley, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph P. and Agnes (Chapman) Smith. On June 7, 1945, she was united in marriage to Abner P. ...
MAX FIELDS (06/27/12)
Max Duane Fields, 82, of Cassville, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012, in Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation. He was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Dodge City, Kan., the son of F.O. "Pa" and Cleo "Ma" (Sample) Fields. On July 30, 1949, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Margie Banks, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Gary Fields and his wife, Gayle, of Cassville, and Eric Fields and his wife, Francita, of Springfield, and two grandsons...
JIMMY DALE CLINE (06/27/12)
Jimmy Dale Cline, 55, of Cassville, Mo., died on Sunday, June 24, 2012, in his home. Jim was born April 25, 1957, in Huntsville, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Edna Cline; and two brothers, Raydeen and Cleburn Cline. He enjoyed hunting, firearams and the great outdoors. He was employed for 26 years at the Walmart return center in Bentonville, Ark. He was a life-long resident of the Ozarks...
Synthetic drugs are not welcome here (06/27/12)
Headlines grab our attention and then are quickly forgotten with the delivery of the next day's news. With that in mind, I want to make sure a recent statement made by Sheriff Mick Epperly remains etched in the minds of our readers and citizens across the Barry County area...
Letters to the Editor (06/27/12)
Dear Editor: Last week, President Obama announced that he would halt the deportation of over 800,000 illegal immigrants and, instead, grant them work permits and, eventually, a path to citizenship. I would like to say I was surprised but it is just another example of his disregard for the Constitutional limits of executive power...