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Stories from Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Chamber holds first Cash Mob event (10/03/12)
Murder charges are dismissed in plea agreement (10/03/12)
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...
Event collects over 75 pounds of prescription drugs (10/03/12)
The Cassville Police Department, Cassville Community 2000 and Cassville High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) offered their fifth prescription drug take back event at the Cassville City Hall on Sept. 29. "Around a dozen community members brought medication in," said Cassville Police Chief Dana Kammerlohr. "The comments were all positive from the public, and everyone was thankful for the opportunity to properly dispose of their medication."...
Over $3,000 raised for meals program (10/03/12)
On Saturday, nearly 100 community members attended the Cassville Senior Center's annual Miles for Meals fundraiser, which collected $3,163.45 for the local meals program. "We thought we did really well," said Pam Klepper, assistant administrator. "We will use the money to purchase extras for our meals, like fruit and other items that the grant funding does not cover."...
New SK director has a passion for promoting business (10/03/12)
New Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karen Elsey has an extensive background in media and marketing and a passion for promoting local business and tourism. "I want to increase awareness about how great this community is," said Elsey. "I also want to expand on the things we have for children in order to bring younger families into our area and boost our full-time population...
Pumpkin patch visit (10/03/12)
Missouri State Farm Family (10/03/12)
Absentee voting continues for Nov. 6 election (10/03/12)
Absentee voting for the Nov. 6 general election will continue through Monday, Nov. 5. Absentee voting hours will be offered at the Barry County Clerk's office in Cassville from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Voters must present one form of identification, such as a driver's license or a voter registration card...
Radio transmitter tuned for better weather warning service (10/03/12)
Cassville area residents can feel safer now during se- vere weather outbreaks thanks to the fine-tuning of the local National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis- tration's (NOAA) weather radio all hazards transmitter. "Terrain and other natu- ral features can change over time, and we started getting some complaints about fre- quency interference and un- clear broadcasts from our NOAA weather radio trans- mitter in Cassville," said Bill Davis, meteorologist with the National Weather Serv- ice in Springfield. ...
CCFP community appreciation day (10/03/12)
The Central Crossing Fire Protection District (CCFPD) will host a Community Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the department's headquarters, located at 23463 Highway 39 in Shell Knob. "Shell Knob community members have been such loyal supporters of CCFPD, and we want them to know how much we appreciate each of them and their support," said CCFPD Fire Chief Rusty Rickard. ...
Several injured in area crashes (10/03/12)
A motorcyclist was hurt in a single vehicle crash at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 three miles west of Washburn. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Gary Love, 61, of Austin, Texas, received serious injuries when he drove his 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle off the right side of Highway 90. The motorcycle overturned...
Howl-O-Ween Fest to be held on Oct. 27 (10/03/12)
Event to offer Little Miss Eagle Rock contest
Chamber to hold pie contest at cook-off (10/03/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Com- merce has added a new competition to this year's Chili and Salsa Cook-Off. The cham- ber will hold its first pie baking contest dur- ing the 2012 Fall Festival. "I had the honor of being a pie judge during the pie contest at the Civil War re-en- actment last year," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. ...
Quilt drawings to benefit senior trip (10/03/12)
Several lessons can be learned from one-room schools (10/03/12)
Historic one-room schools still dot the landscape in the Ozarks and several fine examples have been restored with others moving toward restoration. The old schools are an icon of America and are historically tied to agriculture in Missouri. According to David Burton, civic communication spe- cialist with University of Missouri Extension and director of the Ozarks Country School Program, one-room schools are still revealing valuable historical, educational and cultural lessons...
RRSP Alliance hosts annual picnic (10/03/12)
Members of the Roaring River State Parks Alliance met at the Eagle Rock Community Center Pavilion on Friday, Sept. 28 to celebrate by hosting the group's third annual picnic. Several new faces were in atten- dance this year, as well as members and volunteers who assisted with annual...
SWACC rededicated to honor Ralph Scott (10/03/12)
"I'm pleased and humbled by this extremely high honor. Thank you," said Dr. Ralph Scott on Thursday at the dedication of the Scott Regional Technology Center. Dedication ceremonies were held prior to the beginning of the new school year at what had been the Southwest Area Career Center at Monett (SWACC). Around 70 people turned out for the ceremony...
Information sought on photo taken by camera soldier (10/03/12)
Charlie Brown, owner of The Computer Shoppe in Cassville, would like to find information about the house and boys who appear in the photo accompanying this story. The photo was snapped by Jim Stephens, a "camera soldier" stationed at Camp Crowder near Neosho...
Wooley Creek Bluegrass Fest planned (10/03/12)
Plans are being completed for the eighth annual Wooley Creek Bluegrass Festival and School History Days, Oct. 12 through Oct. 14 in Cape Fair. The three-day extravaganza will feature food, fun and music starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. Visitors are invited to tour the old schoolhouse and hear from some of the former students of life in the early 1900s. Photos and other memorabilia will also be available, includ- ing photos, an old pot-bellied stove, the old school bell and school records...
E-911 Board approves retirement program, reviews director's report (10/03/12)
On Sept. 18, the Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board approved Lagers, a statewide retirement system for employees of local government employers in Missouri. Mike Phillips, Barry County E-911 director, recommended approving Lagers for all general employees at a 1.25 percent life allowance rate...
Area parks to close for winter season (10/03/12)
The Corps of Engineers closed seven parks for the winter recreation season, which began on Sunday, Sept. 16. Parks closed for the winter are Aunts Creek, Baxter, Big M, Eagle Rock, Long Creek, Viola and Viney Creek. Parks remaining open, with full ameni- ties, through Oct. 31, are Campbell Point, Cape Fair, Indian Point and Mill Creek...
Wonders of Wildlife on tap this weekend (10/03/12)
Roaring River State Park will host its 15th annual Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) outdoor recreation and conservation school on Oct. 5, 6 and 7. WOW is a hands-on learning experience for peo- ple of all ages, skill levels and interests. The classes teach basic skills for families and individuals to help them enjoy outdoor activities in a safe, responsible manner...
Free adult exercise classes offered (10/03/12)
Shell Knob Chamber holds election for board director (10/03/12)
The Shell Knob Cham- ber of Commerce will accept sealed ballots for new board members until Monday, Oct. 8 at 4:30 p.m. Candidates are: John Coonrod, Ozark Air Condi- tioning general manager; Butch Miller, Cabin Fever owner; Brad Hayes, Accent Hardscapes owner; Mark...
Area youth invited to join 4-H (10/03/12)
Area youth, ages 5 to 18, are invited to sign up for Barry County 4-H during the open enrollment period that will continue through Dec. 1. "You do not have to live on a farm to join 4-H," said Velynda Cameron, 4-H youth development special- ist with the University of Missouri Extension. "Project opportunities include com- puters, robotics, food and nutrition, horticulture, large and small animals and much more."...
CHS to offer ACT review course (10/03/12)
Cassville High School will offer an ACT review course over a three-day time frame in October. The course cost is $35, and includes two workbooks and a practice test. The fee must be paid in advance. On Saturday, Oct. 13, students will complete a practice ACT test under actual testing conditions. The test will begin at 8 a.m., and must be completed by 11:45 a.m. Students must take the practice test to continue the course...
Democrat club holds outdoor picnic (10/03/12)
Co-worker of the month (10/03/12)
Wheaton council sets 2012 tax levy (10/03/12)
Members of the Wheaton 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 gen- erate approximately $10,025 for the city...
Mercy Clinic in Shell Knob welcomes Dr. Patrick Harr (10/03/12)
Mercy Clinic in Shell Knob welcomes Dr. Patrick Harr, formerly of Maryville, to the Shell Knob community. Harr, a family physician for over 40 years, and his wife Teri, a registered nurse, made the decision to leave the busy practice at the Family Practice and Sports Medicine in Maryville to retire to the slower pace of life in Shell Knob...
Cassville holds off Monett's upset bid (10/03/12)
By Lee Stubblefield "Someone has got to beat Cassville, it might as well be us," Monett coach Chad Depee told his players all week. But despite the in- spired play of the Cubs on Friday, Sept. 28, the Cassville Wildcats overcame adversity and held on for a 30-20 victory at Monett's Burl Fowler Stadium...
Lady Wildcats take third in Branson tourney (10/03/12)
The Cassville Lady Wildcats softball team (13-15) took third place in the nine-team Branson Invitational tournament on Saturday, Sept. 29. Cassville opened tournament play with a 6-3 victory over Fair Grove. The Lady Wildcats scored two runs in the first, a single tally in the third and three runs in the fourth to solidify the win...
Purdy sends seniors off with a win (10/03/12)
The Purdy Lady Eagles (8-13) earned a 10-0 victory over the Galena Lady Bears on Monday, Oct. 1, which was senior night. For Mattie White and Lydia Berry the evening was emotional. It marked the final time they played on the dirt at Purdy as a Lady Eagle...
Cassville cross-country takes sixth at Lamar (10/03/12)
Conner Redmon's 22nd place finish paced the Cassville Wildcats to a sixth place team finish at the Lamar Tiger Invitational cross-country meet on Sept. 25. Monett edged Cassville, 186-188, in the boys' team standings. Lamar won the title with 37. In the girls' division, Deborah Kern finished in 21st place for the Lady Wildcats...
Southwest remains perfect in conference play (10/03/12)
The Southwest Lady Trojans vol- leyball team won two of their three games last week. The Lady Trojans im- proved to 11-7-1 overall and 3-0 in the Ozark 7 Conference. On Sept. 24, the Lady Trojans fell in three sets to state-ranked Pierce City. Southwest won the first set 26-24, but the Lady Eagles rallied to win the next two 25-13, 25-17. Shannon Mitchell, with nine kills and six blocks, and Tay-...
CHS volleyball squad to hold Pink Out Night (10/03/12)
The Cassville High School volleyball team will hold a Pink Out Night when they take on Lamar on Thursday, Oct. 11. The junior varsity game will start at 6 p.m., and the var- sity game will follow. Kathy Trotter, from A Cut Above in Cassville, will be selling and applying pink hair extensions in the high school commons area at a cost of $10 each. Proceeds from the event will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Cassville volleyball team...
Cassville JV downs Carl Junction (10/03/12)
The Cassville Wildcat JV football team (5-0) earned its fifth win of the season with a 13-8 decision over Carl Junction on Sept. 24. The Bulldogs received the ball to start the game, and their offense went to work. Running behind one of the biggest JV lines the Wildcats had faced, the Bulldogs picked up four to five yards every play as they drove to the end zone to take an 8-0 lead...
Freshmen overpowered by CJ (10/03/12)
The Cassville Wildcats freshmen football team (1-3) fell 48-0 to Carl Junction on Sept. 24. The Carl Junction fresh- men looked impressive early and scored on their opening possession to take an early 8-0 lead. The Wildcat offense, on the whole, struggled as they managed only one first down in the entire first half...
Local talent (10/03/12)
Buddy Bass Tournament is Saturday (10/03/12)
The 33rd annual Homer Sloan Buddy Bass Tournament will begin at Campbell Point Marina and Kings River Marina at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. The team with the biggest stringer will receive $750. The second place team will earn $250, and the third place team will be awarded $200. The fourth and fifth place teams will receive $150 and $100, respectively...
Second place finish (10/03/12)
County Calendar (10/03/12)
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...
JAMES HAGERMAN (10/03/12)
James Wray Hagerman, 89, of Shell Knob, passed away on Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012, at his home. He was born on Aug. 24, 1923, to Wray and Helen (Dyette) Hagerman in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was the second genera- tion carpenter following in the footsteps of his dad. ...
ORVAL WILBANKS (10/03/12)
Orval Wilbanks, 77, of Washburn, passed away Sat- urday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Rogers, Ark. He was born March 8, 1935, in Versailles, the son of Willard and Mary (Campbell) Wilbanks. On Feb. 26, 1955, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Gladys Rose, who survives...
CECIL J. "DUKE" SHERFY (10/03/12)
Cecil J. "Duke" Sherfy, 81, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in his home. He was born June 28, 1931, in Michigan, the son of Cecil V. and Blanch (Steele) Sherfy. On March 7, 1951, in St. Louis County, he was united in marriage to Margaret "Peggy" Hoehne, who preceded him in death on July 2, 2003. Also pre- ceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Edward Sherfy; and one sister, Leta Ering...
DICK THORP (10/03/12)
Richard G. (Dick) Thorp, 77, of Golden, passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at his home. He was born in Lam- bert, Okla., on June 14, 1935, the son of Jerry Lee Thorp and Alda Lorraine (Johnson) Thorp. He was united in marriage on Aug. 18, 1956, to Margaret Kokaly, who survives...
INA I. STEPHENS (10/03/12)
Ina I. Stephens, 93, of Washburn, passed away Sat- urday, Sept. 29, 2012, in her home. She was born Sept. 9, 1919, in Washburn, the daughter of Lemma and Ola (Pippin) Rose. On Sept. 15, 1937, in Washburn, she was united in marriage to Titus "T.R." Stephens, who pre- ceded her in death on March 27, 2000. Also preceding her in death were her parents; a daughter in infancy; five brothers; three sisters; and two siblings in infancy...
DAVE DIVERS (10/03/12)
Robert David "Dave" Divers, 77, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. He was born June 25, 1935, in St. Louis, the son of Ray and Dortha (David) Divers. On Feb. 14, 1959, in Flat River, he was united in marriage to Peggy Arisman, who survives...
On the right track (10/03/12)
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, which was released last week, showed that prescription drug abuse has declined across the United States. A large part of this can be credited to young Americans. According to the survey, the number of people age 18 to 25 who regularly abuse prescription drugs fell 14 per- cent, and in 2011, the lowest number of young adults sur- veyed in a decade (3.6 percent) indicated that they abused pain relievers. ...