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Stories from Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Festival returns to Shell Knob (09/12/12)
The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce will hold its seventh annual Shakin' in the Shell Fest at the old ball diamonds one-quarter mile west of downtown Shell Knob on Saturday, Sept. 22. The annual festival offers live entertainment, food concessions, a family fun area, a car show, a beer garden and crafters. Adult admission is $1. Children under the age of 18 are admitted at no cost. The event also offers free parking...
Suspect arrested in Casey's General Store robbery (09/12/12)
An 18-year-old Cassville man has been arrested in connection with the Monday morning armed robbery at Casey's General Store, located at 728 Highway 60 in Monett. Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly and Monett Police Detective Brian Landreth made the arrest today (Wednesday)...
Officers receive commendations (09/12/12)
Cassville Police officers Eric Terry and Scott Salkill received commendations from the Cassville City Council on Monday night. Dana Kammerlohr, Cassville Police chief, introduced the officers, who helped save a local resident after they responded to the scene of a structure fire on Aug. 14...
New publishers named to guide newspaper (09/12/12)
New publishers have been named to guide the Cassville Democrat, Connection magazine and The Monett Times. Mike and Lisa Schlichtman will now serve as co-publishers of all three publications. The Schlichtmans are former owners of the Cassville Democrat. The couple owned and operated the Cassville Democrat from 1995 until 2005 when they sold the property to Rust Communications, based in Cape Girardeau. The Schlichtmans retain a minority ownership in the properties...
LeCompte attends national convention (09/12/12)
Cassville High School alumna Victoria LeCompte had the opportunity to serve as a page at the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Fla., Aug. 18 through Aug. 24. "It was a lot of fun," said LeCompte. "I would recommend it. You get to meet so many people. I have friends in Alaska, Connecticut, Ohio and Oklahoma who I am still talking to...
Cassville CC hears budget requests (09/12/12)
On Monday night, the Cassville City Council heard presentations on 2013 capital requests submitted by several staff members. The council also reviewed three options for the 2013 budget. Dana Kammerlohr, chief of police, requested funding for seven expenditures. The largest request was for a patrol vehicle that will replace one of the department's high mileage cars. Kammerlohr estimated the expense at $26,500...
CHS cheerleaders show appreciation (09/12/12)
Grandparents are great (09/12/12)
Looking for a deal (09/12/12)
Food pantry donation (09/12/12)
Senior fair is Friday (09/12/12)
Area seniors and caregivers for seniors are invited to attend the first annual Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center Senior Fair at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Building on Business 37 north of Cassville this Friday. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon...
Be cautious when crossing SK bridge work zone (09/12/12)
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) encourages local drivers to obey the temporary traffic signals operating around the clock on the Shell Knob bridge, which is currently undergoing major repairs. In order to allow one lane to remain open to traffice, crews will complete repair work on one half of the bridge at a a time. ...
Casey's General Store robbed during early hours (09/12/12)
Monett was the scene of an armed robbery early Monday morning. The Monett Police Department received a 911 call reporting the robbery at Casey's General Store, located at 728 Highway 60 in Monett at 6:18 a.m. on Sept. 10. The clerk reported that a tall white male subject, wearing a dark mask, entered the store displaying a knife and demanding money. The subject left the store with an undetermined amount of cash...
Field Day offers programs Sept. 14 (09/12/12)
Programs on diverse areas of agriculture will be presented on Friday, Sept. 14, at the Field Day for the University of Missouri's Southwest Research Center, near Mt. Vernon. Programs will be presented from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free lunch will be provided for the first 1,000 visitors. In addition to the speakers working in several locations on the research farm, there will be a walking tour of horticulture research, a tree and shrub walk at noon and exhibitors showing agricultural products...
Recognizing emergency personnel (09/12/12)
Community invited to hear motivational speaker (09/12/12)
Local community members are invited to reserve a seat for motivational speaker Eric Alexander's special address at the Cassville Middle School gymnasium at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 20. Alexander is the author of "The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest's Death Zone."...
GFWC Silver Leaf Benefit Club officers (09/12/12)
Drawing to benefit Bayless House (09/12/12)
Hispanic Heritage Festival is Saturday (09/12/12)
The first Hispanic Heritage Month Festival in Monett will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 in downtown Monett. Sponsored by Asociaci--n Latina Imagen, the event will showcase various aspects of Hispanic culture, particularly the performing arts, in a day-long event...
Health department conducts food-service inspections (09/12/12)
The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 45 food-service establishments during the month of August. Of that group, 23 establishments had critical violations and seven had no critical or non-critical violations...
Wildcats shutout Lamar, 31-0 (09/12/12)
The Lamar Tigers, the defending Class 2 state champions and the pick of many preseason polls to win the Big 8 championship, fumbled away their conference title hopes with a 31-0 loss to Cassville on Friday night. In a game marred by heavy rain, wind and a long lightning delay in the second quarter, the Tigers lost four fumbles and had a punt blocked for a touchdown...
Soccer team falls to Monett (09/12/12)
Every time the Monett Cubs and the Cassville Wildcats tangle on the soccer field you can be assured of two things -- the game will be close, and each team will play exceptionally hard. Last Tuesday night's tilt lived up to the drama and excitement that comes with a long-time rivalry with the Cubs claiming a 2-1 victory...
Southwest VB team splits two (09/12/12)
The Southwest Lady Trojans volleyball team split games with Marionville and Thomas Jefferson last week. The Lady Trojans lost a heartbreaker to Marionville after leading 22-16 in the third and deciding set. Sophomore middle hitter Shannon Mitchell led Southwest with 10 attacks and 10 blocks, while senior right side hitter Taylor Mettlach, and junior middle hitter Montana Hendrix added seven attacks and five assists apiece. ...
SW softball has up, down week (09/12/12)
After dispatching College Heights last Tuesday in a 4-2 ballgame, the Southwest Lady Trojans fought to a fifth place finish in the Seneca Tournament on Saturday. With a disappointing loss to Jasper to open the tournament, the Lady Trojans rebounded to earn victories over Diamond and Ash Grove...
Lady Wildcats cap perfect week (09/12/12)
The Cassville Lady Wildcats earned a pair of conference victories last week. On Tuesday, the Lady Wildcats picked up an 8-7 win over Seneca. In the bottom of the sixth with one out, Cassville scored two insurance runs to solidify the victory. Paighton Brock singled, and moved to third on a wild pitch. Callie Meek drew a walk. Skyler Branham then singled and a Lady Indians' error allowed Brock and Meek to score...
Area runners shine at Strafford CC meet (09/12/12)
The cross country season kicked off on Saturday with a number of meets around the state. Some races were cancelled due to the weather and course conditions. The Strafford Invitational went on as planned Saturday morning, with Monett, Purdy and Wheaton among the competing schools...
CMS runners earn top honors at Seneca meet (09/12/12)
The Cassville Middle School girls cross country team, pictured above, finished first at the Seneca meet. The team includes Olivia Padilla, Alicia Huse, Camille Holman, Mattie Stephenson, Madisyn Popanz, Jordan Campbell, Hailey Mathews and Kaylee Morgan. ...
County Calendar (09/12/12)
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...
DOROTHY DELL (09/12/12)
Dorothy A. Dell, age 88, of Cassville, Missouri, left her earthly life to be with her Lord on Friday, September 07, 2012. Mrs. Dell, daughter of the late Orba and Alice Vanderpool, was born on February 16, 1924 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Dorothy attended school and was raised in the Eagle Rock Community. ...
CAROL FAYE "COOKIE" WISELEY (09/12/12)
Carol Faye "Cookie" Wiseley, 71, of Jenkins, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born Aug. 21, 1941, in Kansas City, the daughter of John Mason and Clydia B. (Berry) Williams. On June 21, 1958, in Cape Fair, she was united in marriage to Blaine Leon Wiseley, who preceded her in death on July 8, 2002. ...
LORENE DOUGLAS (09/12/12)
Lorene J. Douglas, 86, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Cassville Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Sept. 17, 1925, in Malden, the daughter of Hosea Victor and Ora lee (McCarthy) Smothers. On Feb. 9, 1946, she was united in marriage to Charles William "Bill" Douglas, who preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 1998. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Linda Roeller; two brothers; and three sisters...
KENNETH CARR (09/12/12)
Kenneth Laverne Carr, 95, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012. Kenneth was born on July 14, 1917, on the family farm near Cato, Barry County, Missouri, to Benjamin "Franklin" Carr and Mary Manus Hailey Carr Frost Rill. He married Eleanor Margarette Young in Little Rock, Arkansas, on October 19, 1947. ...
MIKE ENGLESBY (09/12/12)
Michael S. "Mike" Englesby, 67, of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. He was born June 16, 1945, in Eau Claire, Wis., the son of Lyle and Alice (Olson) Englesby. On Nov. 27, 1965, in Rock Falls, Wis., he was united in marriage to Mary Pichler, who survives...
DR. PATRICK THOMPSON (09/12/12)
Dr. Patrick Alan Thompson, age 57, passed away Friday, September 7, 2012, in his home, surrounded by his family after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Pat was born on December 6, 1954 in Joplin. He graduated with high honors from Memorial High School in 1972. He attended Missouri Southern State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with his B.S. in biology in 1976...
LLOYD TICHENOR (09/12/12)
Lloyd Keith Tichenor, 75, of Wheaton, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Select Specialty Hospital in Springfield. He was born Aug. 9, 1937, in Oklahoma City, Okla., the son of Melvin E. and Oma Opal (Fehring) Tichenor. On Sept. 20, 1990, he was united in marriage to Shirley Cockrum, and she survives...
EILEEN SANDERS (09/12/12)
Mary Eileen Sanders, 97, passed to her reward on Sunday, September 9, 2012, two years to the day after entering the Cassville Care Center. Eileen had live a long productive life of service to her family, God, her church, and community. She is survived by her children: Nola Ruth (Jerry) McMillen, Stella; Richard (Connie) Sanders, Raymore; Alice (Larry) Purdom, Purdy; five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one sister-in-law, Mary Lee Sanders; one brother-in-law, Emory Melton; and several nephews and nieces. ...
MAYNARD TAYLOR (09/12/12)
(June 11, 1953 - Sept. 6, 2012) Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 11a.m. at the White Funeral Home with Jason Mackey officiating. A complete obit will be posted in next week's edition.
Website turns negative into positive (09/12/12)
Tuesday marked the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. I still remember exactly where I was when I learned about the attacks. I still remember how I felt -- fearful and sad. Although I couldn't watch the initial images on television, I had the opportunity to listen to reporters' accounts of the scene by radio. ...