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Stories from Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Murder charges are dismissed in plea agreement (09/26/12)
Murder and rape charges have been dismissed against the stepfather of 9-year-old murder victim Rowan Ford. On Sept. 26, David Spears, 29, of Stella, accepted the terms of a plea agreement and pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child, a Class C felony, and hindering prosecution, a Class D felony, at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Waynesville...
CHS royalty (09/26/12)
Festival draws crowd (09/26/12)
Sunny skies drew hundreds of community members to the seventh annual Shakin' in the Shell Fest, which was held at the old ball diamonds west of downtown Shell Knob on Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce and area businesses...
Speaker challenges Cassville students (09/26/12)
Motivational speaker Eric Alexander, who led the first blind ascent to the summit of Mount Everest, addressed Cassville Middle School students and faculty members during a special assembly on Sept. 20. "This man has been to places we can only dream of," Terry Jamieson, middle school principal, said in his introduction of Alexander. "He will give us an opportunity to see what he has seen and hear what it is like to go there."...
Plea agreement reached in Ford murder case (09/26/12)
The stepfather of 9-year-old murder victim, Rowen Ford, was sentenced this morning to 11 years in prison after reaching a plea agreement with Barry County Prosecutor Johnnie Cox. The charges of murder in the first degree, forcible rape and statutory rape against David Spears, 29, of Stella, were dismissed during a specially scheduled hearing at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Waynesville...
Ceremony remembers MIA/POW (09/26/12)
Rolling Thunder Missouri Chapter #1 held a special ceremony at the American Legion Pavilion on Highway 112 in Cassville on Sunday. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the 2012 Missouri MIA/POW Awareness Run, which honors all Missouri military personnel listed as missing in action or prisoners of war...
Child porn sends BC man to prison (09/26/12)
A Barry County man will spend 35 years in federal prison for producing child pornography and possessing counterfeit money. Timothy C. Stringer, 35, of Golden, was sentenced on Sept. 19 to 30 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor and five years in prison for possessing counterfeit currency. The sentences, which will run consecutively, were handed down in federal court in Springfield by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays...
Senior center to hold annual fundraiser (09/26/12)
The Cassville Senior Center will hold its annual "Miles for Meals" fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 29. Funds raised during the event will help the center provide meals for seniors in Cassville and the surrounding areas. "This event is important to the senior center because it helps raise funds to help our meals program and to help keep the kitchen equipment up," said Linda Parker, senior center administrator...
Library activities (09/26/12)
The Cassville Branch Library will offer a family movie at 4 p.m. on Friday. The Disney animated feature "Bolt" is rated PG. Attendees are invited to bring their own snacks. Community members are invited to learn the Thriller dance at the library. Free lessons will be offered at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 and Monday, Oct. 22...
Register to vote in Nov. 6 election (09/26/12)
Barry County residents interested in voting in the Nov. 6 general election must register by Wednesday, Oct. 10. Residents can register to vote at the Barry County Clerk's office. New addresses and name changes should also be reported at the clerk's office...
Wildcat pride (09/26/12)
CHS celebrates homecoming heroes (09/26/12)
Added security (09/26/12)
Wildcats help inspire young readers (09/26/12)
BCHD approves special use permit (09/26/12)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees approved a special use permit for a wastewater system that will be placed in Eagle Rock on property owned by Tom Wright. Brad Carroll, the wastewater system installer, submitted a proposal for two 1,000-gallon holding tanks...
Law enforcement officials warn of scams (09/26/12)
Area law enforcement officials are cautioning bi-county residents of more telephone scams circulating in the southwest Missouri area. Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly reported his office is receiving numerous complaints. "We get about one call a day concerning some kind of scam that's going on," he said. "If it sounds too good to be true, people should call the sheriff's office. We can tell them if it's a scam or not."...
Ramey recognizes employees (09/26/12)
Employee of the Year (09/26/12)
Grant program winding down (09/26/12)
The Shoal Creek Watershed Improvement Group has grant funds available for a limited time for repair, replacement or pumping services needed to correct failing septic systems. "Eligible landowner costs-share for septic pumping or repair or replacement of a home sewage treatment system ranges from 50 to 75 percent," said Drew Holt, project coordinator with the Elk River and Shoal Creek watersheds. ...
Tickets available for The Show (09/26/12)
Tickets are now available for The Show, which will be performed at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Building on Oct. 26, 27 and 28. The Show, sponsored by the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year...
Changes discussed by Purdy R-2 Board (09/26/12)
The Purdy R-2 Board of Education discussed the opening of school and routine changes at the August board meeting. Superintendent Dr. Steven Chancellor reported the first day of classes came off "without a hitch." Only one child who had ridden the buses before got on the wrong bus at the end of the day...
Southwest Board sets 2012 tax levy (09/26/12)
In August, members of the Southwest R-5 School Board set the 2012 tax levy at $2.75 for the operational levy and 85 cents for the debt service levy for a total of $3.60. That rate will generate approximately $1,215,103 for the 2012-13 school year based on the combined assessed valuations of $33,752,862 from Barry and McDonald counties...
Photo contest deadline approaches (09/26/12)
Area photographers only have a few more weeks to submit entries for the second annual Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest, which is sponsored by "Rural Missouri" magazine and Missouri State Parks. The contest deadline is Friday, Oct. 26. "After the long, hot summer we've endured, these next few weeks offer a great opportunity to enjoy time outdoors in Missouri's state parks and historic sites," said Jim McCarty, "Rural Missouri" editor. ...
Cassville Chamber to hold costume parade (09/26/12)
On Oct. 31, the Cassville Chamber of Commerce will host a Halloween costume parade in place of the normal business-to-business trick-or-treating. Although Trick-or-Treat Around the Square has changed, it will continue to be a fun and safe environment for local kids...
Local corn maze features images of weather men (09/26/12)
Wildcats take 34-24 win over CJ (09/26/12)
It took a lot of razzle dazzle for Cassville to make Carl Junction go away. The Wildcats (5-0, 4-0) took a 21-3 lead into halftime and appeared on their way to an easy victory. But Carl Junction's junior quarterback Dustin Satterlee got a hot hand in the second half, and the Wildcats had to battle to hold on for the 34-24 victory...
Lady Wildcats spilt games in tourney (09/26/12)
The Cassville Lady Wildcats softball team (10-10) split four games in the Springfield High School Invitational Tournament on Sept. 21 and 22. Cassville opened tournament play on Friday with a 9-3 setback to Pierce City. The Lady Eagles struck first with four runs in the first inning...
Cross country meet held (09/26/12)
Athletes also compete at Nixa
Cassville soccer team splits soccer matches with Aurora and Carl Junction (09/26/12)
The Cassville Wildcats soccer team (5-7) split two matches, on the pitch, with Aurora and Carl Junction last week. On Tuesday, Sept. 18 the Wildcats fell 2-0 to Carl Junction. The Bulldogs were able to capitalize early and held the Wildcats offense in check for the entire contest...
SW takes second at Diamond tourney (09/26/12)
The Southwest volleyball team took second in the Diamond Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 22, falling to the state-ranked Diamond Lady Wildcats 25-23, 25-15 in the championship match. The Lady Trojans won pool play games against Greenfield, McAuley and Golden City and split with Cassville...
Cassville JV remains perfect on season (09/26/12)
The Cassville Wildcats JV team improved to 4-0 with a 37-0 victory over the Seneca Indians on Sept. 17. There was plenty for Wildcat fans to cheer about with tough runs, long passes, a physical defense and good special teams. Cassville did not waste any time in mounting a successful scoring drive after receiving the opening kickoff...
Freshman Wildcats earn first win (09/26/12)
The Cassville Wildcats freshmen football team picked up a 30-14 victory over the Buffalo Bison on Monday, Sept. 17 The Wildcats looked impressive early as the offense marched down the field, sparked by a 35-yard pass from quarterback Lee Cox to wide receiver Noah Hadlow...
Jamieson sets UCM scoring record (09/26/12)
Former Cassville Wildcat Aaron Jamieson set a new University of Central Missouri scoring record for a kicker during a nationally televised game against Truman State University on Thursday, Sept. 20. Jamieson, a senior, tied the scoring mark with a 48-yard field goal in the third quarter to put the Mules up 31-10. He broke the record with a PAT kick three minutes later...
County Calendar (09/26/12)
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...
ELDON B. LONG (09/26/12)
Eldon B. Long, 72, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, in Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation. He was born Sept. 15, 1940, in Neosho, the son of Frank and Luva Boyer, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his adopted parents, the Longs, and one sister, Joyce E.B. Rhodes...
FRED DARRELL MYERS (09/26/12)
Fred Darrell Myers, 86, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at his home. He was born Jan. 17, 1926, in Ellisville, Ill., the son of Adam Ashel and Lucretia Anna Irene (Roth) Myers. On Dec. 6, 1947, in Shreveport, La., he was united in marriage to Hazel Onieta Rodgers, who preceded him in death on July 29, 2012. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one son, James Alan Myers; and one sister, Cherril Milligan...
EILEEN HODGES (09/26/12)
Eileen Hodges, 91, of Cassville, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in Cassville Health Care. She was born July 8, 1921 in Sparta, the daughter of Walter and Mary (Baty) Robison. On Dec. 25, 1937, she and Leland Hodges were united in marriage. She lived in Sparta, Branson and Cassville throughout her life...
ROBERT "RED" BONE (09/26/12)
Robert "Red" Lee Bone, age 78, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012, in his home, surrounded by his family. On July 26, 1973, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth "E" Dudley, who preceded him in death on May 14, 2010. Also preceding him in death were his mother, Lena Wheeler and a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Breslau...
ROBERT "BOB" SMITH (09/26/12)
Robert "Bob" Smith, 76, formerly of Eagle Rock, currently of Holiday Island, Ark., passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at the Brighton Ridge Nursing and Rehab in Eureka Springs, Ark. He was born on July 5, 1936, in Rifle, Colo., son of Charles and Mildred (Wiley) Smith...
JEWEL FRANCES BOOTHE (09/26/12)
Jewell Frances Boothe, 88, of Wheaton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. She was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Hood County, Texas, the daughter of Lester William and Arta (Lockhart) Hopper. On June 28, 1941, in Clovis, N.M., she was united in marriage to Erwin A. Boothe, who preceded her in death on July 16, 1999. Also preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers and two sisters...
DORANCE IVANHOE "DON" PAINTER (09/26/12)
Dorance Ivanhoe "Don" Painter, 77, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Washburn, passed from this life on Sunday, September 2, 2012, in Tulsa, Okla. He was born June 26, 1935, in Washburn, Missouri, the son of John Lowell and Esther Geneva (German) Painter...
ELDON TROY BOXLEY (09/26/12)
Eldon Troy Boxley, 77, of Springfield, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in his home. He was born Nov. 8, 1934, in Alpena, Ark., the son of James Alfred and Clara Frances (Sperry) Boxley, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were three sisters, Velma Cook, Arlene Larson and Pauline Chambers and three brothers, Howard Boxley, Glenn Boxley and Gene Boxley...
VERA D. MAYS (09/26/12)
Vera D. Mays, 80, Eureka Springs, Ark., passed Wednesday Sept. 19, 2012. She was born on July 23, 1932, in Cassville, the daughter of Elmer and Florence (Davis) Turner. She worked as a social worker for the state of Arizona. She graduated from high school and had attended college for a time. She enjoyed gardening, writing, playing Bingo and bird watching...
Challenges are not roadblocks (09/26/12)
Cassville Intermediate School fifth graders and middle school sixth, seventh and eighth graders had the opportunity to take a journey with climber Eric Alexander up Mount Everest last Thursday. Along the way to the summit, the students learned a number of valuable lessons, including the true meaning of courage and faith, the importance of serving others and the realization that they have the ability to overcome challenges to reach their dreams. ...
Letters to the editor (09/26/12)
Dear Editor: Isn't it a shame that "we the people" are being led along a path of forceful thinking? Our rights of expressing an opinion, whether it might be right or wrong, isn't in this picture. The right to say yes or no isn't in this picture. We want our names on this picture, and we listen to how big monies can buy pretty paint to cover over many mistakes that have been painted in this picture by artists of the past who held broad brushes with synthetic bristles that left ugly streaks...