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Stories from Wednesday, July 11, 2012

City council opts to contract with out-of-area agency (07/11/12)
On Monday night, after hearing from representatives of two insurance companies, the Cassville City Council voted to enter into an agreement with Connell Insurance, of Hollister. The agreement is for the city's property and liability, workmans' compensation and airport insurance...
Search warrant leads to arrests (07/11/12)
A fight led Barry County deputies to execute a search warrant on a Cassville residence, which ended with the arrest of five people. On June 30, Barry County Deputy Terry Burgess responded to a call concerning four male subjects who were reportedly fighting at 17274 Highway 76. Burgess was told that one of the subjects might have a stab wound...
Local daycares will not face charges (07/11/12)
Recently, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services sent letters to Barry County Prosecuting Attorney Johnnie Cox requesting he take action against seven unlicensed facilities in and around the Cassville area. Cox, who believes childcare decisions should be made by parents, has decided not to file charges against the facilities...
Woman killed on Hwy. 37 (07/11/12)
A Purdy woman is dead following a vehicle-pedestrian crash that occurred at 11:35 p.m. on Thursday on Highway 37 about three miles south of Purdy. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the victim, Peggy A. Fahring, 59, of Purdy, jumped in front of a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer, driven by Bruce A. Lachance, 47, of Aurora...
Fun filled event is this Friday (07/11/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its second and final Friday Squared event of 2012 on the downtown square in Cassville this Friday. The pre-show block party will begin at 7 p.m., and "Goonies" will be shown on the outdoor big screen at dark...
Celebrating America (07/11/12)
Fire over the water (07/11/12)
Celebrating 14 years (07/11/12)
Central Crossing Department responds to grass, structure fire (07/11/12)
The Central Crossing fire chief says a 14-year-old boy shooting fireworks accidentally caught a ditch and field on fire on Tuesday afternoon. The blaze occurred southeast of Shell Knob at Highway 39 and Campbell Point Road near Table Rock Lake. It spread to a field and some trees and then destroyed one home and damaged another home...
Seligman CC shuts down public water fountains (07/11/12)
Aldermen in the city of Seligman have ordered locks placed on the frost-free water spigots at both city parks because residents who have had their water service cut off were transporting water from the park to their homes. The move came during the regular June meeting of the Seligman City Council...
Wheaton Council seeking one-eighth cent tax increase (07/11/12)
Wheaton Mayor Donnie Powell has planned to check into the process necessary to get a one-eighth cent tax before voters on the February ballot. City Clerk Marianne Witt said the one-eighth cent would generate funds for general revenues, which covers all budgeted expenses for the city...
Deputies have busy holiday (07/11/12)
The Barry County Sheriff's Department responded to 39 calls on July 3 and 44 calls on July 4. Calls included five fireworks complaints and seven domestic disturbances. Deputies also provided traffic control for the fireworks celebrations held in Shell Knob and Eagle Rock on July 4. According to Sheriff Mick Epperly, deputies work to provide a law enforcement presence for the large crowds and to ensure all area citizens have a safe Independence Day holiday...
Nutrition labels on meat, poultry make decisions easier (07/11/12)
On March 1, a new rule of USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service took effect requiring nutrition labeling on major cuts of raw meat and poultry products. "The labels will make it easier to make decisions about what types of meat and poultry to purchase," said Tammy Roberts, nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension...
DASH diet can lower blood pressure (07/11/12)
There is a 90 percent chance that a middle-aged American will develop high blood pressure during their life. However, research has shown that following the DASH diet plan will decrease blood pressure in as little as two weeks. The DASH diet includes foods low in saturated fat, cholesterol and total fat and emphasizes fruits, vegetables and fat-free milk and milk products. The plan also recommends a healthy amount of whole grain foods, fish, poultry and nuts...
Sandwich Factory serves up tasty fare (07/11/12)
Area citizens, especially golfers, now have the opportunity to sample freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and more at the Sandwich Factory, located at the Cassville Golf Course. Francisco and Rosa Rangel, formerly of Branson, moved to the Cassville area and opened their business on April 1...
Hospice Compassus schedules training for non-medical volunteers (07/11/12)
Hospice Compassus will be conducting training for persons interested in becoming non-medical volunteers, according to Janet Gard, executive director of the Branson office. The training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at the Monett Hospice Compassus office, located at 845 Hwy 60, Suite A...
Speak Up for Smoke Free Air (07/11/12)
The Barry County Connections Coalition (BCCC) is hosting a public awareness meeting on the effects of smoking at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at the health department office on Highway 37 south of Monett. Guest speaker, Delores Joyce, MPA, project coordinator for MSU Ozark Public Health Institute, will deliver the program entitled "Speak Up for Smoke Free Air."...
MoDOT begins summer mowing (07/11/12)
Over the next few weeks, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) maintenance crews will be mowing many of the roadsides throughout southwest Missouri. These crews will complete maintenance on roadsides on state routes in rural and city areas, small towns and suburban areas. They will usually cut six to 15 feet from the road in one pass, depending on the area's terrain...
MSU awards scholarships (07/11/12)
Missouri State University has awarded scholarships to several incoming students for the 2012-13 school year. Students were selected based on their ACT scores, grade point averages, standing in their graduating classes and leadership shown in community and school activities...
Shopping spree awarded (07/11/12)
First Friday Coffee at Four Seasons (07/11/12)
Annual picnic held (07/11/12)
Diabetes self management class offered at Mercy Hospital (07/11/12)
A free educational program on self-managing diabetes is being offered at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 20 in conference room C at Mercy Hospital in Cassville. Jim Murphy will be delivering the program on self-management and lifestyle strategies based on his training and personal experience living with diabetes...
Health department conducts food-service inspections (07/11/12)
The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 26 food-service establishments during the month of June. Of that group, 16 establishments had critical violations and seven had no critical or non-critical violations...
Local players named to all-state team (07/11/12)
Four area baseball players were selected to the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association All-State baseball team on Friday. Purdy's Cameron Terry was honored as a first-team pitching selection, and Southwest's Tyler Ferguson earned a first-team infield nod in Class 2. Wheaton's Kyle Robbins was picked as a second-team outfielder in Class 1. Cassville's Ricky Nichols was named to the second team infield squad...
Tourney winners (07/11/12)
Overnight basketball camp (07/11/12)
The second annual Lady Wildcat Hoops overnight basketball camp will be held from 3:30 p.m. on July 27 to 12:30 p.m. on July 28. The camp is for all area students who will be in third through sixth grades during the 2012-13 school year. The camp cost is $45 per student. ...
Phantom runner clouds run results (07/11/12)
Sellars wins men's half marathon
Cassville YMCA soccer camp held (07/11/12)
CHS softball camp scheduled (07/11/12)
Cassville High School will hold softball camp at the high school softball field from 5 to 7 p.m. July 24 through 26. Any female athlete entering the ninth through 12th grades who is interested in playing softball during the fall season is encouraged to attend. All athletes must have a completed physical turned into the high school office prior to the first day of practice. A physical is not required for camp...
CMS football camp scheduled (07/11/12)
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. ...
Bike event slated for Saturday (07/11/12)
The fourth annual Tour de Monett bicycle ride, a fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, will be held this Saturday at Monett's South Park. Monett pool passes will be given to all participants and are valid for Saturday and Sunday. Registration, which will open at 6 a.m., is $30 on the day of the event...
County Calendar (07/11/12)
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...
JUNIOR BURBRIDGE (07/11/12)
Junior R.L. Burbridge, 79, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012, in his home. He was born July 24, 1932, in Shell Knob, the son of Vernie R.L. and Arizona (Blythe) Burbridge. On June 18, 1951, in Monett, he was united in marriage to Mahala Owens, who survives...
PARLEE LLOYD (07/11/12)
Dema "Parlee" Lloyd, 79, of Washburn, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in her home. She was born Jan. 22, 1933, in Washburn, the daughter of Vadis Lee and Velma (Henry) Morgan. On June 2, 1976, in Washburn, she was united in marriage to Randal Lloyd, who preceded her in death on March 13, 1978. Also preceding her in death were her parents; three brothers, James, Richard and Larry Morgan; and two sisters, Geneva Henry and Bonnie Coin...
DARLENE THOMAS (07/11/12)
Barbara "Darlene" Thomas, 70, of Cape Fair, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield. Preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, Floydene Baker; two brothers, Claude Daniel and Carroll Daniel; and one grandson. She grew up and received her education in Pomona, Calif. ...
PEGGY ANN FAHRING (07/11/12)
Peggy Ann Fahring, 59, of Purdy, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012. 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...
CHARLES LEON RIDDLE (07/11/12)
Charles Leon Riddle, 87, of Ozark, passed away June 21, 2012. He was born June 5, 1925, in Cassville, to Charles and Audra (Moore) Riddle. He was a member of South Haven Baptist Church, Springfield. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. His ship, Mt. Olympus, was docked in Tokyo Bay to witness the signing of the Japanese surrender...
NINA MARIE GIDDINGS (07/11/12)
Nina Marie Giddings, 60, of Washburn, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012, in her home. She was born Sept. 29, 1951, in Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of Eugene Kelley and Ella (Beede) Lakey. In 1967, in Wichita, Kan., she was united in marriage to Jim Giddings and to this union three children were born...
SELMA DELORES DALTON (07/11/12)
Selma Delores Dalton, 87, of Exeter, passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. She was born in Gregory, S.D., on March 28, 1925, daughter of John and Tora (Laurenson) Fischer. On Dec. 24, 1945, she was united in marriage to Raymond Dalton in Scottsbluff, Neb. He preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 2005. They moved to Exeter from California in 1992...
EUGENE JOE WILLIAMS (07/11/12)
Eugene Joe Williams, 87, of Marionville, formerly of Verona, passed away Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Ozarks Methodist Manor in Marionville. He was born June 26, 1924, in Barry County, the son of Herbert and Jewel Glenn (Thomas) Williams. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a cattle rancher. He and his brother, Tom, owned Williams Brothers Construction for 30 years. He lived in the Verona and Aurora area until moving to Marionville in 2002...
BETTY DUNCAN (07/11/12)
Betty M. Duncan, 82, of Cassville, formerly of Dumas, Ark., died Tuesday, July 3, 2012. She was born May 22, 1930, in Star City, Ark., the daughter of Sammie B. and Margaret Storey Clark. She was a former employee at Sunbeam and owner of D&R Convenience Store. She attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in Cassville. Her son, Mike Reed and parents preceded her in death...
BERLENE DOROTHY STOLTE (07/11/12)
Berlene Dorothy (Moege) Stolte, 96, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the Pioneer Medical Center in Big Timber, Montana. Berlene was born on April 29, 1916, in Topeka, Kan. She married the Reverend Alfred Stolte in 1940. They lived in Hunter, Clay Center and Pratt, Kan., and Cassville, Missouri, during their Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod ministry years. The couple retired to Loveland, Colo., in 1978...
Body peace treaty (07/11/12)
Last week, after receiving a petition signed by over 84,000 people, Ann Shoket, the top editor of Seventeen magazine, made several promises through a "body peace treaty." According to the treaty, Shoket and Seventeen magazine will reserve Photoshop for stray hairs, clothing wrinkles and blemishes. ...