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Stories from Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Changing, not closing (07/03/12)
Although Kornerstone, Inc. in Shell Knob, has lost funding to provide early childcare services, the organization will continue to offer limited services to Barry Countians. "Kornerstone is changing, not closing," said Marlene Whitham, former director, who is continuing to serve Kornerstone in a volunteer position. "OACAC is losing 54 percent of its early childcare funding so Kornerstone is no longer be contracted with them."...
ACCESS Responds to Court decision (07/03/12)
On June 28, in a five-to-four decision, the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The decision included the controversial individual insurance mandate. "Right now, the dust is still settling on the Supreme Court's decision regarding the Affordable Care Act," said Don McBride, ACCESS Family Care chief executive officer. ...
Garden Sass Market is booming (07/03/12)
An abundance of produce is beginning to show up at the Garden Sass Farmers' Market in Cassville, and vendors are ready to provide more area families with fresh fruits and vegetables for the dinner table. "We are doing really good now," said John Potter, Garden Sass president. "This is a trying year as far as water goes, but we are still able to water our gardens and keep our prices down."...
Main Street group forms committees (07/03/12)
A total of 16 Cassville community members attended a Cassville Main Street Association meeting held at the Cassville United Methodist Church on June 28. Those in attendance discussed goals for downtown revitalization. Carolyn Bishop, Cassville Main Street Association, opened the meeting with information on Missouri Main Street Connection, which is assisting the local group in developing a sustainable revitalization program...
New program will offer survival skills (07/03/12)
Roaring River State Park Ranger Josh Rolls will present the National Association For Search and Rescue's Hug-A-Tree and Survive program during the interpretive program Rolling with Ranger Rolls at the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) Lodge each Thursday throughout July. The program will begin at 3 p.m...
Champion (07/03/12)
Taking a closer look (07/03/12)
Chamber welcomes new law office (07/03/12)
Celebrating the 1980s (07/03/12)
Special celebration planned (07/03/12)
Coalition issues warning for parents (07/03/12)
The Cassville Community 2000 (C2000) Coalition is warning parents that summer time is a prime time for teen substance use. "It is important for parents and guardians to be aware that summertime results in a peak of substance use and abuse among teenagers," said Cassville Police Chief Dana Kammerlohr, who serves as the Cassville C2000 chairwoman. ...
Royal Rangers to celebrate 50th anniversary in ER (07/03/12)
Royal Rangers will celebrate its 50th anniversary during its 10th quadrennial Royal Rangers National Camporama at the national Royal Rangers campgrounds in Eagle Rock July 9 through July 13. "We've been looking forward to this event for a long time," said Doug Marsh, Royal Rangers national director. "We'll be celebrating 50 years in Royal Rangers, and we're believing this will be our best camporama yet."...
Mark Twain National Forest restricts open fires (07/03/12)
Mark Twain National Forest is restricting open fires due to heightened fire danger, drought conditions and continued hot, dry weather forecast for the next few weeks. Mark Twain National Forest Acting Forest Supervisor Teresa Chase said no open fires are permitted except within campfire rings or pedestal grills located in developed recreation areas such as campgrounds and picnic areas...
Green beans can be canned, dried, pickled or frozen (07/03/12)
Many gardeners end up with so many green beans they don't know what to do with them. "There are many ways that you can preserve green beans so you are eating your garden's bounty all winter long," says Tammy Roberts, University of Missouri nutrition and health education specialist. "With all of these options, you can offer your family a great variety of foods from just one type of plant in your garden."...
Grant funds available for septic repairs, replacements (07/03/12)
The Shoal Creek Watershed Improvement Group has grant funds available for residents of northern Barry County to pay the majority of costs associated with having septic systems pumped or for repair or replacement of septic systems that are verified to be failing...
BCSO releases bi-weekly stats (07/03/12)
The Barry County Sheriff's Office received 561 calls for service from June 11 through June 24. The following reports were filed for that time period: Cassville: violation of an order of protection, consumption of alcohol in a moving vehicle, death investigation, informational report, attempted suicide, two reports of stealing a motor vehicle, stealing conspiracy, four reports of stealing, four reports of second-degree burglary, two reports second degree trespass, conveyed or detained a mental person, first degree trespass and third degree assault.. ...
Gubernatorial candidate fires up crowd (07/03/12)
The Southwest Missouri Tea Party hosted a meet and greet forum for Bill Randels, Republican candidate for Governor of Missouri, at the American Legion Hall on Thursday night. Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly, incumbent, and Gary Davis, Republican candidate for Southern Commissioner were also guest speakers...
Cassville High School Alumni Association meets (07/03/12)
The annual meeting of the Cassville High School Alumni Association was held May 26 with two $500 scholarships awarded to 2012 graduates Jaime Everett and Marissa Tucker. Officers elected for the upcoming year were Becky Henningson, president; Carolyn Bowen, vice president; and Lana Couch, secretary/treasurer...
Tips for recycling (07/03/12)
Plan to take part in Friday Squared (07/03/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its final Friday Squared event of 2012 on the downtown square beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 13. "Friday Squared is designed to create exposure and additional revenue for our membership and provide a fun family event for our community," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director...
Absentee voting continues for Aug. 7 primary election (07/03/12)
Absentee voting for the Aug. 7 primary election will continue through Monday, Aug. 6. Voting hours will be offered at the Barry County Clerk's office in Cassville from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Area residents who are unable to vote absentee in person can request an absentee ballot by mail. Written requests should be mailed to Gary Youngblood at 700 Main St., Suite 2, Cassville, MO 65625 or faxed to 847-5311...
McInturff Wins Missouri State Senior Games State Title (07/03/12)
Lowell McInturff, of Wheaton, captured the state title in the Hammer Throw at the Missouri State Senior Games on June 9 on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia. This is McInturff's fourth Missouri state title in the hammer throw. His winning throw of 100-feet, 11-inches beat his previous personal best throw by over 3 feet. His previous personal best was also the state record in Missouri for his age division...
Champions (07/03/12)
County Calendar (07/03/12)
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...
DICK BEBIE (07/03/12)
Richard W. "Dick" Bebie, 81, of Fairview, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Mercy Hospital at Joplin. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Lonnie Charles Bebie; a brother, Bruce Bebie; and two sisters, Erma Taylor and Doris Kirby...
JUNIOR BURBRIDGE (07/03/12)
Junior "R.L." Burbridge, 79, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012, in his home. 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...
NINA GIDDINGS (07/03/12)
Nina M. Giddings, 60, of Washburn, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012, in her home. 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...
ROY CALVIN LANEY (07/03/12)
Roy Calvin Laney, 78, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012, in Cassville Health and Rehabilitation. He was born June 10, 1934, in Washburn, the son of Ira Ernest and Dorthy Ellen (Day) Laney. On May 3, 2004, in Wyandotte, Okla., he was united in marriage to Virginia Laney, who survives...
Tomato time (07/03/12)
A Garden Sass Farmers' Market vendor once told me that customers often don't recognize the start of the growing season until the first tomato arrives. I was also told that Barry Countians want to have their first garden ripened tomato in hand by July 4. ...