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Stories from Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fun with Frisco Jack (08/01/12)
Artist shares talent at local market (08/01/12)
Voters to pick county candidates (08/01/12)
A pair of county races will be decided by voters during the Aug. 7 primary election. Republican candidates Gary Schad, David Redshaw, Eddie Dummit, Tom Hutchens, Duane Kaiser and Machelle Vanderpool will be vying for Barry County northern commissioner...
Inmate dies in BC Jail (08/01/12)
Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly has announced that an inmate being housed in the Barry County Jail died in his sleep on Thursday morning. In a press release, Epperly said that William Shove, 51, of Cassville, was housed in a cell alone. Shove was being treated for multiple health problems...
R-4 students to go back to school (08/01/12)
Cassville R-4 School District students will return to classes in less than two weeks. The 2012-13 school year begins on Tuesday, Aug. 14. "We will have our back-to-school in-service for new teachers next Tuesday and Wednesday, and then all staff will report on Thursday and Friday of next week," said Superintendent Richard Asbill. ...
Ex-postmaster indicted by jury (08/01/12)
Last Tuesday, a federal grand jury indicted Michael Joe Stubblefield, 49, of Cassville, for conspiring to rob a convenience store in Barry County. Stubblefield formerly served as Eagle Rock postmaster. Stubblefield has pleaded not guilty to the charges...
Man with connection to BC charged with capital murder (08/01/12)
A man, who reportedly has been living in Shell Knob, has been charged with attempted capital murder after allegedly trying to kill his estranged wife in Arkansas. On July 26, at around 1:55 p.m., Green Forest (Ark.) Police Chief John Bailey and officer Gaylon Riggs were en route to an ATM after receiving a call from a woman claiming her husband had violated a protection order...
SW voters to decide on Proposition Safety (08/01/12)
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...
Special visit (08/01/12)
Sheriff's office receives $153,378 state grant (08/01/12)
The Barry County Sheriff's Office has received a grant from the Missouri State Department of Public Safety in the amount of $153,378 to be used toward the purchase of new communications equipment. Announcement of the grant came Friday. The funds will be used to purchase new car radios, hand-held radios, vehicular repeaters and a new console for central dispatch that will comply with new narrow-band frequency standards issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...
Collings appeals death penalty (08/01/12)
Convicted killer Christopher Collings is appealing his death sentence for the murder of 9-year-old Rowan Ford. In March, a jury found Collings guilty of capital murder and recommended the death penalty. The trial took place in Rolla on a change of venue...
Judge Dale Burke killed in car crash (08/01/12)
Former 39th Associate Circuit Judge, W. Dale Burke, 75, was killed on July 25 in a two-car crash on Highway 60, just east of Highway 37. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Burke, of Monett, was killed when his 2011 Toyota Camry collided with the rear end of a 2005 Kenworth FMC transport tanker truck around 6:24 p.m. in the south turning lane of the highway...
Barry County fire consumes 25 acres (08/01/12)
A brush fire along the Barry and Stone County line consumed approximately 25 acres of scrub brush, fields and woods on Tuesday, July 24. Central Crossing Fire Protection District firefighters responded to the call, which sounded at approximately 3:16 p.m. The fire was located on Lake Road YY-15 just east of Highway 39...
Barry County Health Board approves special use permit (08/01/12)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees approved a special use permit during its regularly scheduled meeting on July 26. The permit was issued for a 1,000-gallon holding tank at the Frito Lay warehouse in Monett. "There is no exposed soil on the lot," said Roger Brock, health department administrator. "It is all parking lot. When it was built, they didn't realize that the facility would require a bathroom."...
Drive sober or get pulled over (08/01/12)
MSU program to begin in Cassville fall semester (08/01/12)
Missouri State University will begin offering its elementary education degree completion program at the Crowder College Cassville Campus this fall. Enrollments are still be accepted for fall classes. "We started offering this program at the Neosho campus in 1997 and at the Nevada campus a couple years ago," said Larry Nichols, Missouri State University Outreach coordinator. "The program is designed for students who have completed a two-year associate of arts degree in teaching at Cassville...
CCF accepting grant applications (08/01/12)
By Lindsay Reed The Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for its 2012 granting cycle. "Last year, we had the privilege to grant money to 10 different organizations, and we look forward to continuing this process on an annual basis," said Landon Fletcher, Cassville Community Foundation president...
Motorists killed in Barry County crashes (08/01/12)
A retired Barry County judge died of injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 6:24 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, in Monett at the intersection of Highways 37 and 60. According to the Monett Police Department, W. Dale Burke, 75, of Monett, was driving a westbound car that struck a southbound tractor-trailer that had stopped in a turning lane from behind. The truck driver was not injured...
Report shows conditions becoming more difficult for children in Missouri (08/01/12)
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2011 Kids Count Data Book has been released, showing the condition of children throughout the United States, In Missouri, signals were mixed through 2008, the last year for which statistics were available. Between the base and current years, three outcome measures tracked in Missouri worsened, seven improved and one remained unchanged. ...
R-3 track under construction (08/01/12)
Board members with the Wheaton R-3 School District approved paying $12,000 to Graham's Excavation for work completed thus far on the construction of a new track. According to Connie Banks, board secretary, the work has been partially completed, but the crew is waiting for rain...
Decorating contest held at Cassville Health and Rehab (08/01/12)
Luncheon to feature KY3 editor (08/01/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its third quarterly luncheon of 2012 at the Barry County Museum at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 7. The guest speaker will be Chris Brewer, digital media editor for KY3 and KSPR in Springfield. Brewer assists the newsrooms of KY3 and KSPR in creating and managing content for KY3.com and KSPR.com. He also helps manage both stations' social networking presences. He has held his position since January...
Drought survival tour in Barry County Aug. 14 (08/01/12)
The drought this summer has caused many headaches for farmers who are preparing to feed cattle this winter with little forage and hay on hand. The Barry County Extension Center is offering a tour on Tuesday, Aug. 14 near Pleasant Ridge for farmers who want to discuss this issue and gain tips for surviving the drought. The Forest Family Farms will be the location of this tour...
SCWIG to hold ice cream social (08/01/12)
The Shoal Creek Watershed Improvement Group will host an ice cream social at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 at Pioneer Baptist Church, located near Highway T north of Highway 97 in Barry County. The event will allow attendees to share ideas for improving and protecting streams in the Shoal Creek Watershed, learn about cost-share opportunities for septic tanks pumping, repair or replacement of failing systems, stream water quality and its impact to livestock, landowner cost share for soil and water conservation and scientific findings and recommendations for Shoal Creek.. ...
Local artist gains national recognition (08/01/12)
Kim Kenney, "JusKim," a woodturning artist from Cassville, was recently awarded Juried Artist Status into The Best of Missouri Hands (BOMH). Kenney began her woodworking career in 2008, working weekends with her instructor and mentor, Jerry Crowe, of Cassville...
Seligman CC reviews dangerous buildings (08/01/12)
Members of the Seligman City Council are looking at what can be done about several dangerous buildings in the community. Aldermen have appointed Sgt. Garry Thornton, of the Seligman Police Department, as code enforcement officer for the city. Thornton will be investigating ownership of the properties in question in an effort to get property owners to take corrective action. ...
FSA announces continuous sign-up for CRP land initiative (08/01/12)
Brian Blount, executive director for the Lawrence and Barry County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced that continuous sign-up for the Highly Erodible Land (HEL) Initiative under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) started on July 23. Missouri received a total allocation of 50,000 acres to enroll in the HEL CRP program. Offers will be accepted until either the state acreage allocation limit is reached or Sept. 30 whichever occurs first...
Get involved in Barry County's first senior fair (08/01/12)
Vendor applications are still being accepted for the first annual Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center Senior Fair, which will be held at the Crowder College Cassville Campus from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 14. The senior fair is designed for community members who are 55 years of age or older. Senior caregivers and children of seniors will also find an assortment of value information at the event...
CHS to hold new student orientation (08/01/12)
High school releases schedule pick up and registration information
Time for back-to-school immunizations (08/01/12)
With the approaching school year, children in childcare, preschool and kindergarten through 12th grades are required by law to receive certain immunizations designed to protect the student and those around him or her from diseases. According to the Barry County Health Department, the immunizations needed for children entering childcare, preschool or kindergarten through 12th grades are the same as last year...
Purdy School Board makes key changes (08/01/12)
The Purdy R-2 Board of Education approved key personnel changes for the coming year at the July board meeting. The board accepted the resignation of Stacey Williams as board secretary and bookkeeper, effective July 6. Williams, who had been with the district for eight years, resigned to take a similar position with the Cassville R-4 School District...
Winners announced for Purdy Festival Car Show (08/01/12)
Winners have been announced from the car show held as part of the 2012 Purdy Festival on July 21. Best of Show honors went to Tad and Ladonna Daily for their 1956 Chevrolet Belair. Honors for the top antique car were awarded to Don and Pat Neill for their 1957 Chevrolet. The runner-up was a 1940 Chevrolet owned by Bill and Trix Long...
Child porn investigation leads to Monett man (08/01/12)
A child pornography investigation that started in Germany three years ago has led to the arrest of a Monett man. Donald Rise, 56, was arrested after law enforcement officials traced the downloaded images from a website in Germany through the Internet IP address to his computer, located in his home in the 400 block of Cale Street...
Purdy CC looks at playground improvements (08/01/12)
The Purdy City Council discussed future improvements to the playground at the city park during the July meeting. Mayor Ron Dutra presented a letter from Neal Wass with the Purdy Renewal Project asking for a commitment of support for the organization's effort to improve the park...
MoDOT waives fee for moving wide hay loads (08/01/12)
Severe weather throughout Missouri and surrounding states has prompted a special hauling permit to help farmers move hay as needed for livestock. The permit will allow for the movement of wider loads through Dec. 31 of this year. At the Department of Agriculture's request, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is waiving the fee for blanket oversize permits to haul wide loads of hay. ...
Asphalt scam alert issued (08/01/12)
Many property owners have begun construction and home improvement projects. Freelance contractors will often approach homeowners about possible work. Unknown vendors pose a risk, particularly when offering a service that is unfamiliar to the buyer. Jeffery Myers, who works with Hutchens Construction, offered a caution about vendors driving around with a load of asphalt, claiming to have extra and offering to make a deal to use it up...
DNR introduces online permits (08/01/12)
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has introduced an online permit process that significantly reduced the time required for the traditional application process. "The online permit process will simplify and speed up the process for those seeking land disturbance permits from the DNR," said Sara Parker Pauley, director. "Builders, contractors and developers will now be able to get permits in minutes instead of weeks while still offering the same level of environmental protection."...
Recent scam claims to pay utility bills (08/01/12)
A new scam has surfaced across the nation claiming President Barack Obama will pay utility bills with a new federal program. Customers from the utility company FirstEnergy Corp have reported this scamming problem, and other utility companies have sent out warnings to their customers about the new scam...
Wildcat football begins Aug. 17 (08/01/12)
Wildcat football begins in less than three weeks. Cassville High School's 2012 football season will include four home and five away games. After participating in the Springfield Jamboree on Aug. 17, Cassville will kick off the 2012 schedule with its traditional match-up against Branson. The Wildcats will host the Pirates at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24...
SWMO Camp completes fifth season (08/01/12)
The annual SWMO Running Camp concluded its fifth season on Friday, July 27 as nearly 200 campers parted ways to return home. Athletes from Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas all came together at Sagmount Summer Camp near Joplin for an intense week of training, study, and bonding as they prepared for the upcoming cross country season...
Missouri runners claim cowbells at Bedlam Run (08/01/12)
Jacob Jennings is back. After taking a year away from running, Jennings hit the roads again this summer and punctuated his comeback with an age-group victory at the Bedlam Run 10K in Tulsa on Saturday. He finished third overall in the field of 330 runners with a time of 41:01...
The best at the World Series (08/01/12)
Golf tourney to be held Aug. 25, 26 (08/01/12)
The Dettwiller/Lehr Golf Tournament will be held at the Holiday Island clubhouse course on Aug. 25 and 26. Entries are still being accepted for the two-person scramble. The $300 team fee includes both rounds of play with cart, a dinner on Saturday evening, refreshments on the course, a continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday and other prizes...
CMS volleyball practice to begin (08/01/12)
Cassville Middle School seventh and eighth grade girls volleyball practice will be held in the middle school gymnasium from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Aug. 14. Students interested in trying out for volleyball should bring knee pads to practice and turn their sports physicals into the middle school office...
County Calendar (08/01/12)
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...
BARBARA STOLL (08/01/12)
Barbara Adell Stoll, 74, of Golden, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born in Waukegan, Ill., on April 28, 1938, the daughter of Walter and Mary Radke. On June 26, 1986, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., she was united in marriage to Delmer Edward Stoll, who survives...
JANICE HULL (08/01/12)
Janice Hull, 63, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. She was born on Jan. 25, 1949, daughter of Clairabell McConhey, in Washington, Penn. She was a current resident of Lawrence County Manor, in Mount Vernon...
EDDIE BRADFORD (08/01/12)
Edward Earl "Eddie" Bradford, 69, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Cassville Health Care and Rehab. He was born Oct. 16, 1942, in Barry County, the son of Earl and Nadean (Jordan) Bradford. On Jan. 29, 1966, in Perryville, he was united in marriage to Merle Berkbigler, who survives...
HAZEL ONIETA MYERS (08/01/12)
Hazel Onieta Myers, 84, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. She was born June 15, 1928, in Beckville, Texas, the daughter of John Thomas and Ethel Minnie (Jones) Rodgers. On Dec. 6, 1947, she was united in marriage to Fred Darrell Myers, who survives...
RUSSEL SCOTT MAY (08/01/12)
Russel Scott May, 54, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in his home. He was born March 25, 1958, in Monett, the son of Jerry and Mary (Tennison) May. On Dec. 24, 1977, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Cathy Blythe, who survives...
BRIEN LEIGHROI SMITH (08/01/12)
Brien LeighRoi Smith, 54, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012, in his home. He was born in San Bernardino, Calif., Jan. 17, 1958, the son of Donald H. and Evelyn M. (Vaughn) Smith, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Mandie Smith on May 24, 2012...
TIMOTHY ELDER (08/01/12)
Timothy R. Elder, 46, of Golden, passed away at Mercy Hospital in Berryville, Ark., on July 25, 2012. He was born on April 30, 1966, son of Harold and Wanda (Enix) Elder, in Harlan, Iowa. He grew up in Iowa and graduated from Walnut High School in Walnut, Iowa. He moved to Golden in 2003. He was a construction laborer...
CLIFFORD RAY WOOLMAN (08/01/12)
Clifford Ray Woolman, III, 26, of Aurora, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, in an automobile accident east of Monett. He was born Dec. 31, 1985, in McKinney, Texas, the son of Clifford "J.R." Woolman, Jr. and Penny (Hall) Woolman. On Oct. 7, 2006, in Springfield, he was united in marriage to Erica Stever, who survives...
GEORGE COLLINGS (08/01/12)
George Collings, 78, of Springdale, Ark., passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in Westwood Health and Rehab, Springdale, Ark. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Alan Collings; and six brothers, Clarence, Willie, Leo, Virgil, Tommy and Samuel Collings...
MYRTLE RIDENOUR (08/01/12)
Myrtle Ridenour, 88, of Wheaton, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012, in her home. Arrangements will be announced by McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
WILMA CANTWELL (08/01/12)
Wilma L. Cantwell, 88, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012, in Cassville Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 9, 1923, in Monett, the daughter of Benjamin and Jewett (Keeling) DeCocq. On July 4, 1940, in Newton County, she was united in marriage to Clida Cantwell, who preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 1997. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Bette Mitchell; and one sister, Mary Alire...
W. DALE BURKE (08/01/12)
W. Dale Burke, 75, of Monett, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Monett. Survivors include: his wife of 53 years, Sharon (Grieb) Burke, of the home; two sons, Capt. James R. (Randy) Burke, of Waxahachie, Texas, and David Burke, of Lewisville, Texas; two daughters, Lori Welch and fiancÚ, Larry Cantrell, of Monett, and Debbie McClelland and husband, Hal, of Springfield; one brother, Terry Burke and wife, Vicki, of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; one sister, Joy S. ...
Tips for back-to-school shopping (08/01/12)
In less than two weeks, most Barry County school districts will be back in session. As families prepare for the start of classes, they will be spending much of their free time shopping for supplies and back-to-school clothing and shoes. According to the United States Census Bureau, in August of 2011, families spent $7.7 billion at clothing stores and $2.4 billion as book stores. ...
Letters to the Editor (08/01/12)
Dear Editor: We Americans face the greatest erosion of liberty of our lifetime. We are suffocating our free-market economy with burdensome regulations and taxes. Now every aspect of our lives is being planned by an "unelected bureaucracy." This "trickle-down tyranny" is rapidly increasing our slide toward a government-dependent society (the nanny state)...