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Stories from Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Elvis sighting (08/22/12)
Flu vaccine has arrived in county (08/22/12)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees learned that the county has received a portion of its flu vaccine shipment during the board's regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 16. Carol Landstad, public health program coordinator, reported that the health department has received between 700 and 800 doses of the flu vaccine...
Former EHS coach arrested (08/22/12)
On Aug. 13, a Barry County warrant was issued for the arrest of Scott Thomas White, 41, who formerly served as Exeter High School boys basketball coach. White was arrested Tuesday. White is being charged with four counts of statutory rape in the first degree -- sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years of age...
Rotary Demolition Derby is this weekend (08/22/12)
Action-packed motor sport event to feature local drivers
Roaring River State Park's kids' fishing event attracts 904 (08/22/12)
On Saturday, hundreds of youth and their parents turned out to enjoy the sunshine and take part in the annual back-to-school Kids' Fishing Day at Roaring River State Park. Free fishing tags were distributed to 904 children for the event. Last spring, the youth fishing day drew in 1,174 participants...
Wheaton Fire Department Barbecue is this Saturday (08/22/12)
The 54th annual Wheaton Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue will be held at the Wheaton City Park on Saturday. Antique and customized vehicles will be on display at the Show and Shine Car Show at 9 a.m., and the 18th annual Spud McCracken Memorial Horseshoe Tournament will start at 11 a.m...
R-6 School District achieves Total Fleet Excellence (08/22/12)
Student enrollment numbers decrease in Barry County (08/22/12)
Cassville, Southwest and Purdy serving more students
Fourth annual POW/MIA ride to be held (08/22/12)
The 2012 Missouri MIA/POW Awareness Run, sponsored by Rolling Thunder Missouri Chapter #1, is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Cassville's Irwin Easley American Legion Post 118, located on Highway 112 South, in Cassville. The commemorative ride honoring all Missouri MIA and POW military personnel will stage at the Phantom Jet at Monett's South Park at 11:30 a.m. and leave at 12:30 p.m. for the ride to Cassville...
Effort to take drunk drivers off area roadways (08/22/12)
The Barry County Sheriff's Office will join law enforcement agencies from across the state in an effort to crack down on drunk driving through Sept. 3. "Driving drunk is simply not worth all the consequences," said Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly. "Our message is simple and unwavering: drive sober or get pulled over."...
Smith joins American Angus Association (08/22/12)
Tyler Smith, of Purdy, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, chief executive officer of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph. The American Angus Association, with nearly 30,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on nearly 19 million registered Angus...
Extension counsels farmers on enduring drought (08/22/12)
Over 250 area farmers converged on Forest Family Farms last Tuesday as University of Missouri extension agents and agronomists discussed and answered questions about surviving the current drought, which has plagued southwest Missouri for two years. "We are currently in the third worst drought on record," said Tim Schnakenberg, an agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension based in Galena. ...
Counties eligible for ECP drought program (08/22/12)
Drought conditions have worsened in Missouri with 93 percent of the state suffering from extreme to exceptional drought conditions. The latest drought monitor from the Drought Mitigation Center, issued on Aug. 16, indicates that extreme (D3) to exceptional (D4) drought conditions were observed over the Missouri, Ozarks and Southeast Kansas. ...
Results for Purdy livestock show announced (08/22/12)
Winners have been named in the various competitions during the Purdy FFA Alumni Livestock Show, held on July 21 at Purdy High School. Results for each division are as follows. Beef Goats Dairy Cattle Sheep Hogs Market sale This year, the show featured inaugural terminal market sale. Eight head were sold in the sale. Total gross sales were $13,650, with an average of $1.706 per animal...
Thundershirts ease animal stress (08/22/12)
The Thundershirt Company, of Durham, N.C., has awarded a grant of Thundershirts to Haven of the Ozarks to help reduce animal stress and anxiety in shelter dogs. The company has partnered with PetFinder.com Foundation to donate Thundershirts to adoption organizations across the country. Nearly 80 percent of dogs that wear Thundershirts are relieved of fear, separation and travel anxiety, hyperactivity, leash pulling and more. The garments use gentle pressure to calm dogs and ease their anxiety...
Kings Prairie concert brings back musical memories (08/22/12)
Around 300 people turned out for the 13th annual Kings Prairie benefit concert at the historic Kings Prairie school, east of Monett, on Aug. 11. The performers reveled in perfect weather and the scenic setting, providing nearly three hours of toe-tapping music...
Exeter R-6 SD to participate in pilot project (08/22/12)
On July 18, the Exeter R-6 School Board approved participation in a pilot project during the 2012-13 school year. "The Model Education Evaluation System is a pilot project for districts to participate in this school year," said Dr. Ernest Raney, superintendent. "It's to promote exploration, expand awareness and enhance learning and understanding through the evaluation process...
Cassville Council reviews departmental reports (08/22/12)
The Cassville City Council reviewed departmental reports during its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 13. The reports included information on the city's finances, police department and public works. Noelle Harmon, city clerk, reported that progress continues on preparing the 2013 budget. Harmon asked all department heads to submit lists of capital needs to her by Aug. 31. She said the lists will be limited to actual needs for the 2013 budget year...
MDA fights removal of cheese from WIC package (08/22/12)
The Missouri Dairy Association recently asked the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to reconsider its decision to eliminate cheese from the Womens, Infants and Children (WIC) approved list of foods for young children and some women. "We were shocked to learn of this," said MDA president Larry Purdon, of Purdy. "The decision was made in April, but no one informed us."...
Washburn City Council accepts trash service bid (08/22/12)
Washburn City Council members approved a trash service contract in an emergency meeting held June 29. On June 18, the council had accepted a bid from Southwest Sanitation in the amount of $10 per month for residential customers and $13.85 per month for those with poly carts...
PC man is new owner of Subway restaurants (08/22/12)
In mid-June, long-time Subway customer Larry Eden, of Pierce City, became the owner of the two Subway restaurants in Cassville, which were formerly owned by Jason Kruse, of Springfield. "I grew up in Diamond, and now I live in Pierce City so I haven't moved far," said Eden. "I grew up coming to Cassville, Roaring River, Campbell Point and Eagle Rock. I love the location, and all the things there are to do in the area...
New business opens downtown (08/22/12)
Are back-to-school expenses straining the budget? Try finding some gently used clothing at Kristine's Consignments, located at 101 E. Seventh St. in Cassville. Kristine Samuel, owner, opened the shop for the express purpose of helping herself and others...
YMCA accepts registrations for tumbling, soccer, flag football (08/22/12)
The Cassville YMCA is currently accepting registrations for fall youth tumbling classes and youth soccer and flag football leagues. Tumbling Fall tumbling classes will begin Aug. 29. The three-month class sessions will continue through the week of Nov. 19. For guaranteed placement, children should be registered by Aug. 22...
Hunter ed class scheduled (08/22/12)
The Missouri Department of Conservation will sponsor a Missouri Hunter Education course at the Purdy High School. The three-day 12-hour course will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 and Friday, Sept. 28 and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 29...
There is such a thing as too much competition (08/22/12)
Parents who encourage their children to be highly competitive athletes may not be doing them any favors according to Renette Wardlow, a human development specialist with University of Missouri Extension. "An emphasis on excelling in organized, competitive sports may deprive children of the opportunity to develop other important skills and values," said Wardlow. ...
Protecting senior citizens from fraud (08/22/12)
A new program, serving Barry and Lawrence counties, will help adult caregivers prevent scammers from targeting their elderly parents. The Home Instead Senior Care office in Joplin, a provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, is offering tools to help senior citizens be aware of and prevent scammers from jeopardizing their life savings and independence...
None arrested during recent DWI checkpoint (08/22/12)
On Saturday, Aug. 18, officers with the Monett Police Department, Barry County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted a sobriety checkpoint in Monett as part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over nationwide campaign. During the operation, 340 vehicles were checked. No arrests were made for driving while intoxicated...
July co-worker of the month (08/22/12)
Mercy offers prayer and support by email (08/22/12)
Mercy patients and their family members can now request prayer or support via email. E-chaplaincy can provide support for those grieving the loss of a loved one, experiencing anxiety after receiving a diagnosis or worrying about caring for a family member...
New gospel singing event begins Saturday (08/22/12)
A new gospel singing event will begin at Merl's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, on Highway Y north of Cassville, this Saturday night. The event, which will also offer opportunities to testify, pray and perform music, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. "This will be modeled after what they have done at McDowell, Clio and in McDonald County, but it will only be gospel singing," said Leroy Pugh, who serves as pastor at Merl's Chapel. ...
Wildcats impressive at Jamboree (08/22/12)
Let the games begin. The Cassville Wildcats turned in a businessman like performance in their jamboree at Springfield's JFK Stadium on Friday night. Cassville's defense pitched shutouts against Willard, Parkview and Neosho, while the offense reached the end zone against each of those same opponents...
SWHS softball team is focused (08/22/12)
The Southwest Lady Trojans have rallied around Coach Tony Eagleberger and are focused on improving on their 9-10 record from 2011. Eagleberger suffered serious injuries in a May automobile accident, and has undergone a number of procedures since to speed the healing process. ...
Lady Trojans volleyball team anxious to play (08/22/12)
The Southwest Lady Trojans are anxious to get on the volleyball court. "It's nice to have an experienced team," said Steve Voyak, who is beginning his 10th year on the bench at Washburn. "We have put in a new base defense and additional hitting and setting responsibilities. The players are being challenged mentally."...
County Calendar (08/22/12)
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...
LARRY BUTLER (08/22/12)
Larry Jackson Butler, 58, of Wheaton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Freeman West Hospital, Joplin. He was born Nov. 28, 1953, in Monett, the son of Lawrence and Ila Jean (McQueen) Butler. On July 21, 1973, he was united in marriage to Jeanie Moore, who survives...
ABEL IBARRA (08/22/12)
Abel Ibarra, 45, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in Lawrence County. He was born July 30, 1967, in Durango, Mexico, the son of J. Socorro and Juana (Rodriquez) Ibarra. On Dec. 1, 1990, he was united in marriage to Ancelma Serrano, who survives...
JUSTEN BAUMGARDEN (08/22/12)
Justen Leroy Baumgarden, 27, of Golden, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in his home. He was born on Sept. 30, 1984, son of Kenneth Baumgarden and Robin (Oles) Coonrod, in Clinton. He grew up and spent most of his life in the Clinton area. He moved to Golden a year ago to be closer to his family. He had served in the U.S. Army...
We are Cassville (08/22/12)
I love living in Cassville. We have a great business community that goes out of its way to support local youth, our school, non-profit organizations and events. We have a top-notch school system that earns Distinction in Performance and other prestigious awards every year. ...
Letter to the Editor (08/22/12)
Law is ridiculous Dear Editor: I read a letter to the editor in the Aug. 15 edition of the Cassville Democrat from Cleta Stanley concerning the confinement of a pet raccoon. According to the letter, the raccoon had been a pet for eight years, and now for some ungodly reason two big brave agents decided to put this poor defenseless animal in a cage after all this time...