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Stories from Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sewer upgrades will cost $2.5 million (07/25/12)
According to the bypass elimination plan completed by Olsson Associates, of Springfield, the City of Cassville will need to come up with over $2.5 million to update the city sewer system in order to meet Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) requirements...
Counties identified as disaster areas because of heat, drought (07/25/12)
Farmers throughout Missouri affected by the heat and drought that has gripped the state will now have access to low-interest loans and other assistance from the federal government, said Gov. Jay Nixon. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has designated all 114 counties as primary natural disaster areas, following a request by the governor. ...
Voters to decide safety issue (07/25/12)
Southwest R-5 School District voters will once again have the opportunity to decide on a $1.5 million bond issue, Proposition Safety, in the upcoming Aug. 7 election. The bond, if approved will finance a new music room at the high school as well as elementary and middle school offices...
MO State Parks adds programs (07/25/12)
There are two new ways to volunteer in Missouri State Parks. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources recently announced the start of the Adopt-a-Park and Youth Volunteer Patch programs. Families, organizations, youth groups, school groups and businesses are invited to adopt trails, campgrounds, picnic areas and streams within state parks and historic sites through the Adopt-a-Park program...
School Readiness Fair is Aug. 2 (07/25/12)
The Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center will hold its 2012 School Readiness Fair at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Center on Thursday, Aug. 2. In addition to receiving the majority of their school supplies for the 2012-13 school year, 194 area students will be provided with an assortment of information and gifts from local businesses and organizations...
TIF appeal moving closer to hearing (07/25/12)
The City of Monett had until July 20 to file its response to the appeal of the ruling that favored the city in a lawsuit involving the Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board and the Barry County Commission. The county has filed a 116-page brief with the Southern District Court of Appeals. ...
Firefighters battle grass blazes (07/25/12)
Unique race (07/25/12)
Saturday hours offered for absentee voting (07/25/12)
The Barry County Clerk's office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 4. The special hours will be offered for absentee voting for the Aug. 7 primary election. Absentee voting for the election will also continue through Monday, Aug. 6. Weekday voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Voters must present one form of identification, such as a driver's license or a voter registration card...
Barbecue king (07/25/12)
Drawing winner (07/25/12)
BCSO issues scam warning (07/25/12)
The Barry County Sheriff's Office has issued a warning regarding scams that have been used to target local community members. Several area residents have reported that they have received a fraudulent call notifying them that they have won a large sum of money. The resident is asked to mail a small sum of money to the notification center in order to receive the reward...
Summer reading programs attract over 1,000 participants (07/25/12)
Around 150 preschool through high school students signed up to participate in the Cassville Branch Library's summer reading program this year. The local library also attracted over 1,000 participants to its special reading programs in June and July...
Raid culminates in termination of rights (07/25/12)
A Guatemalan woman who was caught up in a raid at George's, Inc., in Butterfield, in 2007 has lost custody of her child. A Springfield judge terminated the parental rights of Encarnacion Bail Romero, last Wednesday, on the grounds of abandonment. Romero was swept up in an immigration raid in 2007 and entered guilty pleas for immigration violations and aggravated identity theft...
Cassville man seriously injured in crash Saturday (07/25/12)
By Melonie Roberts A Cassville man sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday on Highway C about five miles east of Purdy. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, Lane J. ...
Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for Barry County (07/25/12)
Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly has announced a sobriety checkpoint has been scheduled for Barry County in the remaining weeks of July...
Cutest kids (07/25/12)
Purdy memorial dedicated to vets (07/25/12)
A new addition to the Purdy community, a memorial naming all the town's known veterans, back to the Civil War, was unveiled on Saturday during the first Purdy Festival. A large crowd assembled to dedicate the simple, yet elegant stone memorial that contains the names of over 280 men and women who have served their country and called Purdy their home...
Purdy Renewal Project underway (07/25/12)
Members of the Purdy Renewal Project (PRP) have completed the first phase of improvements to the Purdy City Park. PRP volunteers gathered for two Saturdays at the park to plant trees, shrubs and plants. "We planted trees throughout the park and created a nice plant bed in front of the existing caboose," said Kala Bailie, PRP president. "It feels good to get the park improvements started."...
Library board elects officers, approves budget (07/25/12)
The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library Board of Directors elected officers and passed a budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year during their June meeting. Current officers were returned to their posts for another year. Continuing their leadership roles are Ann Hall, president; Charles Peiter, vice president; and Felicity Nesbitt, secretary/treasurer...
CHS announces registration hours (07/25/12)
High school students who are new to the Cassville R-4 School district will have the opportunity to register at the high school on Thursday, Aug. 2 and Friday, Aug. 3. Registration hours are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. A parent or guardian should accompany the student to registration...
SW District to hold open house (07/25/12)
The Southwest R-5 School District will hold a back-to-school open house at the school from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10. Faculty and staff will be on hand to meet their students for the 2012-13 academic year. Elementary and middle school teachers encourage all students to bring their classroom back-to-school supplies during this event...
CMS announces back-to-school info (07/25/12)
Cassville Middle School students who will be in the seventh and eighth grades during the 2012-13 school year are invited to pick up their schedules and select lockers from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2 or Friday, Aug. 3. Students who will be in the sixth grade this year can pick up their schedules and select lockers from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9. All students in sixth through eighth grades are invited to visit the school during these hours to meet their teachers...
Delegate (07/25/12)
Trevor Kim McClintock, son of Kim and Lisa McClintock, of Cassville, participated in the American Legion Boys State of Missouri held June 16 through June 23 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. McClintock was selected for the honor based on his leadership, citizenship, academics and character during his junior year at Cassville High School. ...
Local students earn degrees (07/25/12)
Several area students earned degrees from Crowder College this spring. Graduates are listed below by home town...
Cox to offer pregnancy prep classes in August (07/25/12)
Cox Monett will offer several pregnancy preparation classes during the month of August. A newborn care class will be held in conference room C on the third floor of the hospital from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7. A sibling class will be offered in conference room C from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14. On Thursday, Aug. 16, Cox Monett will offer an infant CPR and first aid class in conference room B, which is on the west side of the hospital, from 6 to 8 p.m...
Successful picnic (07/25/12)
Council reviews departmental reports (07/25/12)
The Cassville City Council reviewed departmental reports during its regularly scheduled meeting on July 9. The reports included information on the city's finances, police department and public works. According to the finance department report, which was presented by Darelyn Cooper, city finance officer, the city has spent $96,083.34 on its bypass elimination and stormwater plan...
Septic tank pump-out reimbursement (07/25/12)
Maintaining a septic system is not only good for the environment, it's good for public health. The James River Basin Partnership has partnered with Table Rock Lake Water Quality to offer a cost share program for residents of the upper White River Basin who pump their septic tanks...
Marshall re-enlists in USN (07/25/12)
MM2 Michael Marshall, son of Cari and Steve Shiveley, of Cassville, re-enlisted in the United States Navy during ceremonies conducted aboard the U.S.S. Missouri memorial on Jan. 6 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Marshall's wife, Amber, was also in attendance. The couple will reside in Honolulu, Hawaii, for the next six years. Marshall is the grandson of Bill and Dianne Shiveley and Roy and Lettie Foss, all of Cassville...
Chamber holds open house (07/25/12)
Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed Several community members attended a open house event at the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce office on July 19. Attendees enjoyed light refreshments and coffee provided by Repairs Unlimited owners Keith and Valerie Speer and learned about the renovation project that was completed at the chamber in May. ...
Trailblazers win at Regional Achievement Day (07/25/12)
County Calendar (07/25/12)
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...
Time for a new approach (07/25/12)
What caused 35-year-old George Hennard to shoot and kill 22 people and wound 20 others at a Luby's Cafeteria in Kileen, Texas, in 1991? Why did 18-year-old Eric Harris and 17-year-old Dylan Klebold kill 12 of their classmates and a teacher and wound 26 others at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. ...