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Stories from Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wildcats back in action (08/29/12)
CHS student is finalist for national award (08/29/12)
Cassville High School senior Drew Henbest has been selected as one of 10 national finalists for the U.S. Army -- Pro Football Hall of Fame -- Award for Excellence. "Athletes and Army Strong Soldiers possess a unique and similar set of strengths," said John Meyers, director of marketing U.S. ...
Crowd turns out for Rotary Club's Demolition Derby (08/29/12)
Rookie driver takes first place in stock class heat
Exeter counselor takes helm at elementary school (08/29/12)
After serving the Exeter R-6 School District for seven years, former fourth grade teacher and counselor Tim Jordan has accepted the position of elementary principal. "I want to be a leader who leads by example," said Jordan. "I want to be a principal who works beside teachers to help them. I want to build relationships with the teachers that they can model as they build relationships with their students...
Barbecue was "biggest and best ever" (08/29/12)
The 54th annual Wheaton Fire Department Barbecue was the "biggest and best, ever," according to Lindy Lombard, of the Wheaton Fire Department. The day's activities got underway with the 18th annual Spud McCracken Memorial Horseshoe Tournament. At 11 a.m., volunteer firefighters began serving chicken, which was barbecued over open fire pits. The department also offered pulled pork dinners...
Crowder College numbers nearly double at new campus in Monett (08/29/12)
Enrollment at the Monett campus of Crowder College has increased 95 percent this fall over last year. Angela Seymour, director at Crowder College Cassville Campus, said 614 credit hours are scheduled for this fall, compared to 315 in 2011. A total of 64 students are enrolled in classes at the Monett campus compared to 43 at the start of classes last fall, for 41 full-time equivalent (FTE), compared to 21 FTE last fall...
Sweet tater (08/29/12)
Cassville woman injured in crash (08/29/12)
A Cassville woman was hurt in a one-vehicle crash at 6 a.m. on Sunday on Highway 76. Sheryl Martin, 48, was driving west a quarter mile east of Cassville when her 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee traveled off the left side of the road, struck a culvert and overturned...
State court administrator issues new scam warning (08/29/12)
The Missouri Office of State Courts Administrator (OSCA) has issued a warning regarding a new telephone scam that involves the state court system. According to OSCA, residents have received phone calls from an individual who says they are calling from the local circuit court office. The caller tells the victim that he or she has outstanding parking tickets that must be paid. In one case, the caller used an abusive tone of voice in an effort to intimidate the victim...
CHS to offer adult ag education classes again (08/29/12)
Cassville High School will offer its first adult education class of the 2012-13 school year at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17. Guest speaker Eldon Cole, University of Missouri Extension beef cattle specialist, will share information on bull selection using expected progeny differences (EPDs)...
MoDOT to begin bridge repair project in Shell Knob (08/29/12)
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has announced that crews will begin major repairs on the Highway 39 bridge over Table Rock Lake in Shell Knob during the week of Sept. 4. The bridge deck will be replaced one-half at a time to allow one lane of traffic to continue across the bridge. In addition to replacing the deteriorating bridge deck, contractor crews will add new bridge walls and paint steel parts of the bridge...
CDC says U.S. deaths from West Nile virus jump to 41 (08/29/12)
The number of West Nile virus cases in the U.S. has jumped dramatically in one week, increasing to 1,118, with 41 deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today. The report marks a substantial increase from last week's report of 693 cases and 26 deaths...
County tax sale offers over 100 parcels (08/29/12)
Veterans memorial dedicated in Wheaton (08/29/12)
A formal ceremony was held on Saturday during the Wheaton Barbecue to dedicate the flagpole from the retired VFW Post as part of a larger memorial at the Wheaton Depot Museum. Ralph Lamberson, chairman of the event and a member of the Wheaton Historical Society board of directors, explained the flagpole on the lawn outside the museum belonged to the Wheaton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5219. The Post had given the flagpole to be part of a veterans memorial being developed by the museum...
Cassville YMCA to offer School Days Out Program (08/29/12)
The Cassville R-4 School District will hold in-service professional development training for faculty members on several Fridays the 2012-13 school year. On those days, no classes will be scheduled for students. The Cassville YMCA will offer a School Days Out Program for parents who are in search of a fun activity to fill their children's time on Fridays when classes are not scheduled...
Scouts to hold School Night to Join Scouting events (08/29/12)
Book commemorates Missouri's agricultural heritage (08/29/12)
At the 110th Missouri State Fair, Gov. Jay Nixon unveiled a new book honoring Missouri's Century Farms. The book, entitled "Missouri's Century Farms: Preserving Our Agricultural Heritage," commemorates the 35th anniversary of the program. Sponsored by Missouri Farm Bureau, University of Missouri Extension and The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), the book recognizes the farming traditions passed down through generations and families who have attained Century Farm recognition.. ...
Sponsored needed for chili cook-off (08/29/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting sponsors for the 2012 Fall Festival and Chili and Salsa Cook-Off, which will be held on the downtown square in Cassville on Saturday, Oct. 27. "Our Chili and Salsa Cook-Off sponsors are the backbone to this event," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. "The chamber is a non-for-profit organization that runs on limited funding. Therefore, sponsorship dollars make it possible for us to have events such as the Chili Cook-off...
Wildcats roll in home opener (08/29/12)
The Cassville Wildcats rolled up over 400 yards of offense and shut out the Branson Pirates for 47 minutes before yielding a score in Friday night's home opener. The Wildcats extended their home winning streak to 21 games with the 48-7 victory. While the Wildcat Nation expected a victory, the margin took many by surprise...
Cassville rallies to beat Purdy (08/29/12)
The prospects of victory had appeared to wane, but hiding beneath the surface was the festering will of the Cassville Lady Wildcats to overcome the odds. Trailing the Purdy Lady Eagles 4-1 entering the bottom of the fourth inning of Saturday's quarterfinal game at the Crowder Tournament, the Lady Wildcats broke loose with four runs and went on to win, 5-4...
Lady Trojans open softball season 2-2 (08/29/12)
The Southwest Lady Trojans dropped a 12-2 season opener to Marionville last Wednesday, but recovered to take two of their next three games to post a 2-2 record for their first week of work. "We didn't play poorly," said Southwest's Tony Eagleburger. "That was an offensive and defensive clinic by a Class 2 quarterfinal team from a year ago. Marionville scored 10 runs and sent 14 people to the plate in just the second inning."...
Women's invitational attracts 100 golfers (08/29/12)
The Cassville Women's Golf Association held its annual invitational tournament at the Cassville Golf Course on Aug. 23. The two-person scramble attracted 100 participants. "The tournament was started in the 1960s and has grown in popularity, with this year being no exception," said Sharon Riedel. "The weather was spectacular, and the theme Denim and Diamonds was evident in the clubhouse and on the course."...
County Calendar (08/29/12)
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...
LEROY "BUCK" BROOKS (08/29/12)
Leroy Dale "Buck" Brooks, 73, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. He received his education in Cassville. For several years, he was a plumber in Colorado, before returning to Cassville, where he continued plumbing work in Missouri and Arkansas. After his retirement, he helped Calvin Holman on his farm and also Brice Cassity in his fruit orchard...
LOUISE WILKINSON (08/29/12)
Louise V. Wilkinson, 88, of Wheaton, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho. 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...
TERRY ALLEN (08/29/12)
Teresa "Terry" Allen, 74, of Eagle Rock, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. She was born on Jan. 26, 1938, daughter of Arch and Lucille Wynn, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was united in marriage to Kermit Allen, who survives, on Aug. 4, 1978, in Hot Springs, Ark. ...
BETTY JO FARMER (08/29/12)
Betty Jo Farmer, 81, of Wheaton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in her home. She was born Nov. 15, 1930, in Iron Stob, Okla., the daughter of Joe Taylor and Mamie Helen (Menasco) Myers. On Sept. 8, 1947, in Santa Maria, Calif., she was united in marriage to Lawson Earl Farmer, who preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Sue; two sons, Allen and Donnie; two children in infancy; and eight brothers and sisters...
VIVIAN EVANS (08/29/12)
Vivian Gay (Bradley) Evans, 66, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. She was born in March 16, 1946, in Seattle, Wash., the daughter of Melvin Aubrey and Naomi Hattie (Nickle) Bradley. In 1964, at Cassville, she was united in marriage to Weldon "Johnny" Leonard Evans and to this union one daughter was born...
MARTIN SHERMAN (08/29/12)
Martin Neal Sherman, 66, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at his home. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on Oct. 23, 1945, the son of William S. and Doris (Delaune) Sherman, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Harold Chappell...
TOM WILLIAMS (08/29/12)
Thomas Dale Williams, known as Tom Williams, has died peacefully at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 19, 2012, in the final state of the terrible mind-robbing disease of Alzheimer's. He fought a courageous fight to the end. He was a well-known and much respected businessman and owner of Tom Williams Machine, Inc., for almost 30 years. ...
Happy Labor Day (08/29/12)
Many area families will enjoy Labor Day weekend by holding backyard barbecues, spending an extended weekend at the lake or taking a mini vacation. Labor Day comes roughly two months after the mid-summer Fourth of July holiday. In addition to serving as a much needed break before student activities hit full speed and families begin juggling work, study time, sports and other student events, Labor Day is a celebration of our nation's workforce...