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Stories from Wednesday, September 19, 2012

CHS to celebrate homecoming (09/19/12)
OACAC fair attracts 101 seniors (09/19/12)
The Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center Senior Fair attracted 101 seniors and senior caregivers. The event was held at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Building last Friday. "I think it turned out really well," said Gail Reed, Barry County OACAC director. "I thought we had a really good cross section of services. Everyone seemed to enjoy it."...
Shakin' in the Shell Fest to be held at old ball diamonds (09/19/12)
The seventh annual Shakin' in the Shell Fest will be held at the old ball diamonds one-quarter mile west of downtown Shell Knob from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. this Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce and area businesses. "With its wide variety of entertainment options, the Shakin' in the Shell festival is for everyone," said Clyde Lobb, festival volunteer. ...
Sisters complete new mural (09/19/12)
Although it only took three weeks to paint a mural in the quiet time room at the ARC of the Ozarks' Cassville Day Center, the masterpiece, which was designed and painted by local artists and sisters Vida Finch and Margaret Jump, will be enjoyed by current and future ARC clients for many years...
Cassville teen arrested for Monett Casey's burglary (09/19/12)
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 Barry County Detective Brian Landreth made the arrest Tuesday...
Cassville man is stabbed (09/19/12)
A Cassville man was hospitalized for stab wounds on Wednesday, Sept. 12, following an incident in Monett. According to a statement from Monett Police Chief Tim Schweder, Jonathan Gemmecke, 32, reported he had been stabbed outside a house on Sixth Street shortly after 11:30 p.m...
Century-old farms recognized (09/19/12)
The Barry County University Extension Council honored three Century Farm families at its annual meeting on Sept. 6. This year's Century Farm families are from the Monett, Pierce City and Aurora areas. Farms owned by Darrell and Cathie (Chapman) Brown, OD and Pamela Cope and Sandra Haddock, Jacalyn (Haddock) Counts and Robyn St. John were added to Barry County's list of honored Century Farm families last week...
Exeter Backpack Program now serving more students (09/19/12)
Thanks to generous donations by a local business and area churches and student volunteers, the Exeter R-6 School District's Backpack Program is now serving 20 children each week. "We have been able to expand the number of backpacks we offer each week," said Tim Jordan, elementary school principal. "We know even more students are in need, but we have to help those in most need and expand from there...
Bank works to combat hunger (09/19/12)
Arvest Bank is embarking on its second initiative to fight hunger in more than 90 communities it serves. On Sept. 5, Arvest Bank kicked off a two-month, bank-wide effort to provide one million meals or more to those in need. Bank officials have pledged to raise the equivalent of one million meals through bank donations, in-branch fundraisers and non-perishable food drives to benefit local organizations fighting hunger...
September is National Preparedness Month (09/19/12)
Throughout the month of September, the American Red Cross is helping Americans take steps to become better prepared for emergencies and disasters. National Preparedness Month presents an opportunity for people to become better prepared for hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, like Sept. 11, 2001, and other emergencies. It also provides a time to honor the victims and those who responded to the disasters, while making a commitment to be more prepared in the future...
Presentation sheds light on human trafficking in Missouri (09/19/12)
Dr. Deborah Hume, associate teaching professor in the Masters of Public Health Program at University of Missouri-Columbia, offered an informational presentation on human trafficking in Missouri at St. Edwards Catholic Parish Hall in Cassville on Sept. 7...
Black walnuts selling at premium (09/19/12)
The black walnut season is rapidly approaching and harvesters will be paid a premium price for collecting the fall fruits -- $13 per 100 pounds hulled. This year's crop may not be as plentiful as last year's, according to Mike Brattin, who operates a hulling station at Farm Pro, located on Highway 37 south of Monett...
Picnic and music in the park (09/19/12)
The Barry County Democrat Club is sponsoring a picnic and music in the park from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the American Legion Pavilion in Cassville. Wayne Hendrix, Barry County southern commissioner who is seeking re-election to that position, will be in attendance...
OFO announces plans for 33rd season (09/19/12)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra has announced plans for its 33rd season. Based in Monett, the classical music orchestra will again perform five concerts from October through May. Music director Ken Meisinger will return for a 14th season. This year's focus will be more on lighter classics. All of the concerts will be held on Sunday afternoons...
Ride for Freedom event scheduled (09/19/12)
The Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, along with Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association #43, will host its ninth annual Ride for Freedom to benefit Missouri veterans on Saturday, Sept. 22. This motorcycle poker run will travel approximately 115 miles through the Ozarks. The top three hands will win, along with the low hand. Prizes will be awarded...
First Friday Coffee (09/19/12)
R-4 District declares critical teacher shortage (09/19/12)
Cassville R-4 Board of Education declared a critical shortage of qualified applicants in several core areas of education during their September meeting. The shortage of qualified applicants falls into several areas of instruction. They include: special education, mathematics, industrial technology, counseling, early childhood, foreign language, science, music, art, speech and language pathology and speech and debate...
Barefoot Shakespeare on tap at SWLT (09/19/12)
Volunteers are needed for Shakin' in the Shell festival (09/19/12)
Volunteers are needed for the seventh annual Shakin' in the Shell Festi-val, taking place on Sept. 22 in Shell Knob. Event organizers say volunteers are needed to assist with parking, shut-tling guests from the park-ing lot to the festival in golf carts and at the admission gate...
Three injured in recent wrecks (09/19/12)
A Shell Knob woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash at 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 on Highway 76 about seven miles east of Cassville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Amanda C. Hohmann, 23, of Shell Knob, drove her 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt off the left side of the highway and struck an embankment...
POW/MIA ceremony scheduled (09/19/12)
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 begin 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...
Ready to play (09/19/12)
Wildcats overcome Seneca upset bid (09/19/12)
With Cassville trailing 14-12 on the road late in the fourth quarter, the Wildcats committed the game's first turnover at the Seneca 40-yard line, and the Indians were just a couple of first downs away from recording a shocking upset. But on the very next play, Chris Dunker stripped Seneca tailback Braxton Graham as he crossed the line of scrimmage, and Cassville's defense covered the loose ball near midfield...
CHS boys finish sixth at Monett XC meet (09/19/12)
The Cassville Wildcats boys team ran to a strong sixth place showing in the large schools boys division of the Monett Invitational cross country meet last Tuesday. The Wildcats scored 146 points, while Monett tallied 152 for seventh. The Nixa Eagles won the event with an impressive 30-point score...
Missouri braces for new playoff system (09/19/12)
The Missouri State High School Activities Association has revamped its football playoff form. This is the second time since 2008 that the football playoff system has been tweaked. The new format features a nine-game regular season slate and eight team districts. The district alignments are still based on the geographic location of each school...
CHS JV, freshmen football squads are off and running (09/19/12)
The Cassville freshmen and junior varsity Wildcats football teams' season is off to a hot start. On Sept. 10, the young Cassville teams traveled to Missouri Southern to play the Lamar Tigers. After rain over the past couple of weekends, Lamar's football field was deemed unplayable and so the team and coaches pounced on the idea to take the shorter bus trip to Joplin instead of Lamar...
Martial arts studio wins trophy (09/19/12)
Several area martial arts students from the Rosenbach Warrior Training Branch (RWTB) Family Martial Arts Center in Cassville competed in the Ultimate Dragon Championship Open Martial Arts Tournament in Nixa. "This was a great opportunity for our students to compete against other area martial artists," said Ernest Freeman, head instructor for the RWTB Family Martial Arts Canter in Cassville. ...
Hunter education planned in Seligman (09/19/12)
The City of Seligman will sponsor a hunter education course Oct. 18 though Oct. 20 at the Seligman City Hall. The courses will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 19, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 20. The course will offer information on gun safety training, the role of a hunter and hunting in wildlife management and conservation, firearms and ammunition, outdoor ethics and hunter preparedness...
Church to host Itty Bitty program (09/19/12)
Beginning Oct. 6, First Baptist Church of Cassville will offer the Itty Bitty Basketball and Cheerleading program for 5 year olds and kindergarten students. The program, which will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays from Oct. 6 through Oct. 27, will offer 20 minutes of practice time, a five minute devotional and 30 minute of games...
County Calendar (09/19/12)
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...
NORVEL LYNN ROSE (09/19/12)
Norvel Lynn Rose, 58, of Eagle Rock, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. He was born on July 28, 1954, son of Lemoine and Rosia Lee (Ball) Rose in Harper, Kan. Survivors include: his wife, Darla Rose, of Eagle Rock; three daughters, Misty Blu Rose Day and her husband, Dustin, and Danielle Marie Rose, and her fiance, Cory, all of Yakima, Wash., and Cheyanne Rose, of Stella; one son, Lakota Lynn Rose, of Stella; his mother, Rosia Lee Ennes, and her husband, Robert, of Seligman; a stepmother, Hazel Rose, of Yakima, Wash.; four brothers, Greg Ennes, of Seligman, Bobby Ennes, and his wife, Ann, of Cassville, Eddie Rose, and his wife, Janet, of Yakima, Wash., and Jeff Rose, and his wife, Debbie, of Yakima, Wash.; one sister, Sherry Kelley, of Seligman; and five grandchildren.. ...
MAYNARD ROY TAYLOR (09/19/12)
Maynard Roy (McCloud) Taylor, 59, of Shell Knob, passed away on Sept. 6, 2012, in Utah. He was born on June 11, 1953, son of Maynard Paul Taylor and JoAnn (Bishop) McCloud, in Kansas City. He grew up in Kansas City and graduated from Winnetonka High School in 1973. On Dec. 8, 1989, he was united in marriage to Sharon Brigman in Miami, Okla., and she survives...
GARY WILSON BRADLEY (09/19/12)
Gary Wilson Bradley, 68, passed away suddenly Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at his home in Kansas City, Mo. Gary was born Oct. 12, 1943 in Tucson, Ariz., reared in Cassville, Mo, graduating from Cassville High School in 1961. He attended Southwest Missouri State University, served in the United States Army. He was self-employed most of his adult life...
SHERRY LEONARD (09/19/12)
Sharon (Sherry) Leonard, 67, of Cassville, passed away at Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center after sustaining a stroke in May 2011. She was born on June 15, 1945, in Miami, Fla. She graduated with honors from Piedmont High School in 1963. ...
BOBBIE JO GOUGH (09/19/12)
Bobbie Jo Gough, 34, of Seligman, passed away at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark. She was born on Sept. 29, 1977, daughter of Bobby Gough and LaRoya McClish, in Lancaster, Calif. She grew up and attended school in California and later moved to Missouri to be closer to her family. She was a certified nurses assistant...
OACAC offers another valuable resource (09/19/12)
Last Friday, over 100 area seniors and senior caregivers attended the Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center's first senior resource fair. Nearly 50 vendors offered information on emergency services, healthcare, home health, long-term care, fitness, credit counseling, disability services, dental service, volunteer opportunities, end-of-life planning, hospice, insurance, legal services, medical supplies, transportation, prescription medications and Social Security...