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Stories from Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Severe storm tears through RRSP (08/08/12)
Several campsites closed until deemed safe by aerial crews
Districts impacted by assessed valuations (08/08/12)
Due to a decrease in assessed personal property valuations, area school districts could be required to increase operating tax levies during the 2012-13 school year. "Looking at the assessed valuations, we are seeing impacts of lost industry and jobs," said Richard Asbill, Cassville superintendent. "We have seen around a $1.6 million loss in new construction and personal property assessed valuation...
BC OACAC School Readiness Fair serves 185 students (08/08/12)
The Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center's 2012 School Readiness Fair served 185 local students this year. The event was held at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Building on Aug. 2. "Everything went really well," said Gail Reed, Barry County OACAC director. "We had a lot of good booths with a lot of good information. We had an ambulance and a patrol car here, which the kids thought was really fun. I was really impressed with all the booths."...
Habitat For Humanity banquet to be held next week (08/08/12)
Habitat For Humanity of South Barry County will hold its annual banquet and fundraiser at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Building on Thursday, Aug. 16. All community members are invited to attend. "This event helps support the local Habitat For Humanity affiliate build homes," said Nora Young, Habitat For Humanity of South Barry County president...
Ready for a new year (08/08/12)
AT&T upgrades local service (08/08/12)
AT&T recently upgraded seven existing towers in Barry County to provide mobile Internet service to customers in Cassville, Purdy, Butterfield, Exeter and Washburn. "Demand for wireless bandwidth is growing rapidly, and we want to meet that demand for our customers in southwest Missouri," said John Sondag, president of AT&T's Missouri division. ...
Local college to begin classes Aug. 20 (08/08/12)
The Crowder College Cassville Campus will begin its 2012 fall semester on Monday, Aug. 20. An open house is scheduled to be held at the campus on Business 37 north of Cassville on Tuesday, Aug. 14. "The open house is an opportunity to tour the campus and see where classes will be held," said Angela Seymour, Crowder College Cassville Campus director. "We will also have staff available to look up student information in our database and determine if any information is still needed."...
Wheaton Council considers sales tax increase (08/08/12)
On June 5, the Wheaton City Council directed Marianne Witt, city clerk, to obtain information on placing a one-eighth of a cent sales tax increase on the February 2013 ballot. Mayor Donnie Powell said aldermen are still considering the possibility of placing the issue on the ballot. The proposed increase would be used to boost the city's general revenues...
Shell Knob man injured in crash (08/08/12)
A Shell Knob man was injured in a weekend crash that occurred at 3:15 a.m. on Sunday on Fish n Fun Road east of Viola. The crash occurred when the driver of a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck, Christopher J. Fox, 27, of Shell Knob, ran off the road and struck a fence and a tree...
Digital media editor speaks in Cassville (08/08/12)
MU dermatologist offers tips to protect skin in sun (08/08/12)
Most states have restricted teenagers' use of indoor tanning salons, but many people continue to tan both indoors and outside, even though exposure to ultraviolet radiation increases the likelihood they will become one of two million Americans diagnosed with skin cancer annually...
Brunner speaks at Tea Party event (08/08/12)
The Southwest Missouri Tea Party hosted its final forum for the pre-primary election on July 31 with U.S. Senatorial candidate John Brunner at the American Legion #118 in Cassville. John Ogle, political coordinator for the Southwest Missouri Tea Party, opened the event with introductions of dignitaries, candidates and the moderators...
Kids Fishing Day to offer 26 outdoor classes (08/08/12)
Roaring River State Park will hold its annual back-to-school Kids Fishing Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. Participating children, who are 15 and under, will receive a free youth fishing tag and a goody bag of gifts. Over two dozen outdoor education classes will be offered throughout the event. Children who attend three classes will receive a choice of small prizes and be entered into a drawing for larger prizes that will be held at 5 p.m. Kids must be present to receive prizes...
New fly fishing class offered (08/08/12)
First Friday Coffee held at Mercy Hospital (08/08/12)
Kings Prairie benefit concert to feature Texas Swing, Brumley songs (08/08/12)
The 13th annual Kings Prairie benefit concert will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, in the Kings Prairie community, east of Monett. The concert will feature Western swing, gospel and bluegrass music. The concert is held as a fundraiser for maintaining and improving the Kings Prairie community center, the 1948 schoolhouse and grounds that serves as a gathering place for various activities. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted...
CHS to hold open house (08/08/12)
Cassville High School will hold its annual open house from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9. All parents and students are invited to attend. Teachers will be available to meet with parents and students and offer information on supplies needed for the school year and expectations for students. Several clubs and organizations will offer information during the event...
Primetime Program provides after school care (08/08/12)
Although the Cassville R-4 School District will no longer offer its after care program this year, parents are invited to enroll their children in the Cassville YMCA's new Primetime Program, which will be held in the Cassville Intermediate School cafeteria until 5:45 p.m. each school day...
School supplies for everyone (08/08/12)
Produce still available (08/08/12)
Large is in charge (08/08/12)
Chuck Nickle Photography Cassville football head coach David Large instructs his squad in the opening day of practice. The Wildcats open the 2012-13 campaign Aug. 24 against Branson.
Ready to fire (08/08/12)
Jamieson on Mitchell Award watch list (08/08/12)
Former Cassville Wildcat Aaron Jamieson is on the preseason watch list for the Fred Mitchell Outstanding Placekicker Award. Jamieson was a semifinalist for the prestigious award last year when he was an honorable mention All-MIAA kicker for the University of Central Missouri...
28th annual Hillbilly Tournament (08/08/12)
The 28th annual Hillbilly Industrial Golf Tournament was held last Thursday and Friday at the Cassville Golf Course with 84 golfers participating in the four-man scramble. The two-day event is sponsored by the Cassville Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce...
WaterThrashers win conference championship (08/08/12)
The Monett WaterThrashers closed out the summer swim season in style, winning the Tri-State "A" Championship meet at the John Brown University pool in Siloam Springs, Ark. "Our goal this season was to help each of our 147 individuals work and achieve the very best," said Christin Janssen, WaterThrashers head coach. "In turn our team would then perform to the best of their ability."...
Tournament winners (08/08/12)
County Calendar (08/08/12)
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...
ROBERTA JACKSON (08/08/12)
Roberta Lee "Bobbie" Jackson, 76, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Aurora Nursing Center, Aurora. She was born Oct. 19, 1935, in Union City, Mich., the daughter of Otto L. and Florence Henrietta (Bennett) Colby, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were one brother; three sisters; and a great-grandchild...
ELMER J. YOUNGER (08/08/12)
Elmer J. Younger, 88, of Cassville, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Medical Research Center Hospital in Kansas City. He was born on July 20, 1924, son of Fred and Anna (Boos) Younger in Ellis, Kan. He was united in marriage to Loretta Hoffman on Oct. 9, 1945, in Denver, Colo. She preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 2004. In 1956, they moved to Cassville, where he farmed...
LESTER PREWITT (08/08/12)
Lester L. Prewitt, 81, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. He was born on July 6, 1931, at his home near Ridgley. He was one of ten children born to Finis and Loie Prewitt. He was united in marriage to Norma Jean (Richmond) on Feb. 27, 1950, in Eureka Springs, Ark., and she survives...
MAHALA BURBRIDGE (08/08/12)
Mahala Jean Burbridge, 77, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in her home. She was born Dec. 16, 1934, in Stone County, the daughter of William Franklin and Opal (Martin) Owens. On June 18, 1951, in Monett, she was united in marriage to Junior R.L. Burbridge, who preceded her in death on July 1, 2012. Also preceding her in death were her parents; five brothers, Bob, Claude, Kenneth, Billy Lee and Jack Melvin Owens; and one sister, Louis Wilson...
DOLLIE SCHELL (08/08/12)
Dollie F. Schell, 81, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. She was born September 13, 1930, in Wheaton, Missouri, the daughter of George and Bertha (Henson) Thomas. On May 8, 1950, in Bentonville, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to Billy Wayne Schell, who preceded her in death on December 9, 1996. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Donna Stephens and one son, Gary Schell...
JUANITA REED (08/08/12)
Juanita V. Reed, 66, of Seligman, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in her home. She was born Feb. 19, 1946, in Lanagan, the daughter of Cleo A. and Martha (Six) Barger. On Oct. 31, 1963, in Rogers, Ark., she was united in marriage to Vester "Doyle" Reed, who preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 2001. Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Lynn Barger and Buck Barger; and a stepson, Jerry Reed...
MYRTLE RIDENOUR (08/08/12)
Myrtle Mae Ridenour, 88, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012, at her home in Wheaton. she was born in Belleville, Ill., on July 16, 1924, to Alonzo and Mary Brown. She married Lawrence H. Ridenour on Sept. 21, 1946, in Belleville, Ill. They celebrated almost 66 years together...
We love hearing from our readers (08/08/12)
Last week, the Cassville Democrat received a very nice letter from long-time subscriber and reader Edna Faye King, who formerly lived in Cassville but now resides in Stuttgart, Ark. In her letter, Edna shared that she celebrated her 98th birthday in March. She also shared that the weather is much like we are experiencing in Barry County, warm and dry. "I miss living in Cassville but look forward to the Democrat," Edna wrote in her letter...