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Stories from Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Unstoppable (09/05/12)
Weather impacts Labor Day weekend (09/05/12)
With a rainy start and a warm ending, Labor Day weekend weather made only a slight impact on recreational activity. "We had a nice weekend," said Gene Stimble, owner of Campbell Point Marina near Shell Knob. "The rain was welcome, and we had a good Sunday and Monday."...
Greeters make positive impact (09/05/12)
Community members are getting involved in the Cassville Bright Futures program by simply volunteering to greet students as they arrive at school each morning. Area congregations are invited to volunteer for the R-4 School District's new door greeter program...
Linemen help with hurricane recovery (09/05/12)
As most local community members enjoyed family barbecues or time at the lake this weekend, four Barry Electric Cooperative linemen voluntarily spent their three-day weekend restoring power to homes in Louisiana impacted by Hurricane Isaac. "When a disaster occurs, the statewide association in that state calls Missouri's statewide association to see if anyone is willing to go help," said Bill Shiveley, Barry Electric Cooperative general manager and chief executive officer. ...
Senior fair will be Sept. 14 (09/05/12)
Event to offer information and entertainment
Ribbon cutting held at Kristine's Consignments (09/05/12)
Climber to offer special address at Cassville Middle School gym (09/05/12)
Motivational speaker Eric Alexander, who is also the author of "The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest's Death Zone," will address Cassville sixth, seventh and eighth grade students and teachers in the middle school gymnasium at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20...
Chamber to organize cash mobs (09/05/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce hopes to organize four cash mobs during the remaining four months of 2012. "Cash mobs were created with this simple statement in mind, 'We each do a little. We all do a lot,'" said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. "Cash mobs are a new movement aimed at supporting local businesses...
Southwest Research Center Field Day Set for Sept. 14 (09/05/12)
From dealing with drought to beekeeping, the Southwest Research Center Field Day will showcase a breadth of agricultural research and practice Friday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Southwest Research Center, located four miles west of Mt. Vernon, is part of a network of University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources' (CAFNR) centers across Missouri conducting research benefiting agricultural producers and natural resource managers...
Subway joins Cassville Chamber (09/05/12)
Re-opening celebration (09/05/12)
By Melonie Roberts (09/05/12)
Washburn CC sets 2012 tax levy (09/05/12)
Members of the Washburn City Council set the 2012 tax rate during a public hearing held Aug. 20. The 2012 assessed valuations were $1,970,144 for real estate and $562,701 for personal property, totaling $2,532,845. The tax rate for 2012 was set at .3958, which will generate approximately $1,002,500 for the city...
Purdy Council holds property tax at ceiling (09/05/12)
Purdy City Council members continued the city's annual property tax at the ceiling for the coming year at the August monthly meeting. Assessed valuations dropped in Purdy by approximately $50,000, part of a general adjustment across the county. The property tax was kept at the highest level allowed by the state at $.3956 for each $100 of assessed property...
Cassville teen injured in crash (09/05/12)
A Cassville teen was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 7:35 p.m. on Sunday on Highway 76 about four miles north of Shell Knob. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened when the driver of a 1995 Honda Accord, Ashley J. Cousins, 16, of Cassville, failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the left side of the roadway, struck a tree and overturned...
SK clinic welcomes new doctor (09/05/12)
Authorities eye dangerous buildings, nuisance violations (09/05/12)
Law enforcement officials are eyeing dangerous buildings and other code violations in the City of Seligman. During the Seligman City Council's August meeting, aldermen heard from Seligman Police Chief Marion Jacobson that several derelict buildings are under investigation. Jacobson also reported that five property owners received warnings concerning noxious weeds and high grass and three verbal warnings were issued concerning derelict vehicles...
City of Butterfield treasurer resigns (09/05/12)
Butterfield City Treasurer Anna Marie Erwin submitted her resignation to the Butterfield City Council, stating her last day would be June 11. Aldermen have elected not to replace the treasurer's position. Work on the new city well continues, with the depth last reported at 1,350 feet. ...
Veterans designation available on driver's license and state ID (09/05/12)
For the state of Missouri, Veterans may now acquire a veteran designation on their Missouri driver's license or state ID as part of Senate Bill 470, signed by Gov. Nixon. Effective Aug. 28, veterans may obtain their veterans designation by visiting any Missouri license office with a copy of the DD-214 showing the veteran's discharge as "honorable," "general," "under honorable conditions" or "general under honorable conditions" and pay the required fees for the license or ID card...
Wreck Check app helps motorists through crashes (09/05/12)
A new smartphone app from the Missouri Department of Insurance tells drivers the proper and safest steps to take after being involved in a car crash. A recent survey from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners says that, although car crashes occur daily, many Americans do not know the proper steps to take after the accident. This free Wreck Check mobile application for iPhone and Android is available at www.insurance.mo.gov and assists in removing all guesswork of an accident...
MS bike ride slated for Sept. 8-9 (09/05/12)
Cycling enthusiasts are gearing up for one of the biggest biking events in the area: the two-day Bike MS: Ozark Ride, taking place on Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9. The ride starts at Clever High School and ends at Schiffendecker Park in Joplin...
Items still available at market in Shell Knob (09/05/12)
A farmers' market is held at the Old Church Gallery in Shell Knob from 8 to 11 a.m. each Thursday, weather permitting. Summer crops are getting sparse at the market, but vendors continue to offer tomatoes, potatoes, squash, melons, cabbage, green beans, onions and garlic. Vendors hope recent rain will help provide fresh fall crops in the near future...
Program focuses on Bright Futures (09/05/12)
Business brings life to old building (09/05/12)
Sanders receives EFCO scholarship (09/05/12)
Exeter R-6 welcomes new teachers (09/05/12)
R-6 School Board sets 2012 levy (09/05/12)
The Exeter R-6 Board of Education set the district's levy for the 2012-13 academic year. Board members voted during their August meeting to set the incidental tax rate at 3.4360 and the debt service at .6500 for a total of 4.0860, which will generate approximately $436,401 for the incidental fund and $80,440 for debt service...
Cassville School Board sets tax rate (09/05/12)
On Aug. 16, the Cassville R-4 School Board set the district's incidental operating tax rate at $2.95 and debt service tax rate at 37 cents. "Last year, the board was able to reduce the operating (levy) by five cents to $2.90," said Superintendent Richard Asbill. "It was previously $2.95 the year before. We adjusted up or back to $2.95 this year due to the assessed valuation impacts and loss of revenues."...
Fire consumes over 200 acres (09/05/12)
Between 200 and 250 acres burned in a massive fire that started around 1 p.m. on Aug. 29 in Barry County between Pulaskifield and Farm Road 1100 along Highway BB near Midway. The blaze started after a vehicle became unsecured from the trailer it was being hauled on and dragged along a four-mile stretch of Highway, sending a shower of sparks into nearby fields. Flames were driven by an east wind, complicating efforts by firefighters to extinguish the fire...
Move Over Law expanded (09/05/12)
A new law was enacted Tuesday, Aug. 28 by Gov. Jay Nixon expanding the "Slow Down and Move Over" law to include Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) maintenance vehicles, along with law enforcement vehicles. New signs will be posted reminding motorists to slow down or change lanes when approaching an emergency or maintenance vehicle parked on the shoulder. ...
Good idea to monitor credit report and scores (09/05/12)
A person's credit report is an important tool because the credit score is determined by evaluating information in the report according to Nellie Lamers, family financial education specialist, University of Missouri Extension. "Creditors, employers, landlords and others use your credit report and score to determine the interest rate you pay and whether or not you are offered a job, lease or credit," said Lamers...
Cassville blanks McDonald County (09/05/12)
The Cassville Wildcats followed up their season-opening 48-7 win over Branson with an equally impressive 45-0 shutout of the McDonald County Mustangs at Anderson, on Friday night. Cassville improved to 2-0 with a performance to rival Clint Eastwood's "empty chair" speech at the Republican National Convention. Like President Obama's answering tweet, the victory made the statement, "We're here, and we're not going away."...
Lady Wildcats team stumbles at Monett (09/05/12)
The Cassville Lady Wildcats concluded a frustrating week of softball with a 5-2 loss to Monett last Thursday. The Lady Wildcats drew first blood in the first inning. Raeghan Blisard reached on an error and scored on Madison Jamieson's one-out sacrifice...
Blue Eye spoils Cassville's volleyball home opener (09/05/12)
The Cassville Lady Wildcats dropped their volleyball home opener to Blue Eye last Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs took a straight sets victory over the Lady Wildcats, 27-25 and 25-21. Blue Eye jumped to a 9-2 lead in the first game as Cassville struggled to find some continuity in play. ...
Wheaton softball off to slow start (09/05/12)
The Wheaton Lady Bulldogs softball team started the 2012 season on Aug. 23 with a game against the Marionville Lady Comets. The Lady Bulldogs ran into a buzz saw in the form of Elizabeth Henry. The pitcher struck out five and did not surrender a hit as the Lady Comets won 19-0 in three innings...
Cassville grad earns first collegiate win (09/05/12)
Former Cassville Wildcat Evan White and Collin Herron helped the 2012 Kansas City (Kansas) Community College (KCKCC) golf season get off to a spectacular start as they teamed up to win the Independence Community College Invitational Best Ball Tournament...
County Calendar (09/05/12)
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...
MILDRED HENDRIX (09/05/12)
Mildred Irene Hendrix, 99, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Cassville Health and Rehab. She was born on Aug. 27, 1913, in Washburn, daughter of Isaac "Ike" Clifton and Maggie Lillis (McCormick) Henry. She grew up in the family home located on Greasy Creek and attended Measle Prairie School and OK School. ...
MARY LOU SLAWSON (09/05/12)
Mary Lou (Wilson) Slawson, 91, of Piney Creek Wilderness, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at her home. She was born Aug. 22, 1921, the daughter of Clarence and Lillian Wilson in Ringling, Okla. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and husband...
LOYD TICHENOR (09/05/12)
Lloyd Keith Tichenor, 75, of Wheaton, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Select Specialty Hospital, Springfield. 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...
LORENE DOUGLAS (09/05/12)
Lorene J. Douglas, 86, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Cassville Health and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
LOUISE WILKINSON (09/05/12)
Louise V. Wilkinson, 88, of Wheaton, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Freeman Neosho Hospital, Neosho. She was born Sept. 30, 1923, in Barry County, the daughter of Henry C. and Ansy Rae (Mahurin) Lombard. She was united in marriage to John Wilkinson, who survives...
GERALD FINK (09/05/12)
Gerald L. Fink, 62, of Cape Fair, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. He was born May 21, 1950, in Barry County, the son of Efton and Coleen (Edwards) Fink. Survivors include: one son, Gerald Fink and his companion, Buffy Sturgell, of Shell Knob; two daughters, Cathy McIntosh and her husband, Jason, of Cassville, and Sara Velasquez and her husband, Joe, of Cassville; his mother, Coleen Dilley, of Elkland; his maternal grandmother, Emma Edwards, of Cape Fair; two brothers, Ed "Eddy" Fink, of Cape Fair, and Jackie Fink, of Elkland; one sister, Carrie Fink, of Marshfield; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.. ...
ALMA WEEKS (09/05/12)
Alma Weeks, 94, of Shell Knob, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences FOHN FUNERAL HOME Shell Knob, Missouri 417-858-3151...
DARLENE HENDRIX (09/05/12)
Arvola "Darlene" Hendrix, 70, of Seligman, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Select Specialty Hospital, Springfield. She was born July 11, 1942, in Berryville, Ark., the daughter of Rev. Georgie Alvin "GA" and Mildred Gladys (Johnson) Brannan. On June 8, 1963, in Hugo, Okla., she was united in marriage to Lonnie D.K. Hendrix, who preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 2004. Also preceding her in death were her parents...
CAROL WISELEY (09/05/12)
Carol Faye "Cookie" Wiseley, 71, of Jenkins, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. Jim Williams and Rev. Korbie Williams will conduct the services. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Cassville...
"The most important school supply" (09/05/12)
The most utilized items in my purse are my cell phone, my debit card and, believe it or not, my library card. I have used my library card several times a month ever since James and I returned to Cassville nearly 10 years ago. Over the last two years, I have used my library card to borrow dozens and dozens of children's books from the Cassville Branch. ...