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Stories from Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CHS senior to be honored by Marshall Faulk (10/10/12)
On Oct. 16, Pro Football Hall of Fame member Marshall Faulk, who helped lead the St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl championship in 1999, will visit Cassville High School to honor senior Drew Henbest. Henbest is one of 10 national finalists for the U.S. ...
Predicting fall color to pose challenge (10/10/12)
This year could prove to be a challenge in predicting the outlook for autumn color, according to Tim Smith, Roaring River State Park naturalist. "I don't really know what the outlook is this year," said Smith. "Last year, we had a hot dry summer and spectacular foliage. This year, we have already seen some trees changing."...
Event encourages students to walk to school (10/10/12)
The Exeter community celebrated its 13th Walk to School Day on Oct. 3. R-6 School District students gathered at the First Baptist Church of Exeter to take part in the annual event. "We would like to encourage those of you who can to make this a routine," said Superintendent Dr. Ernest Raney. "Walking to school is a great way to incorporate exercise into your day."...
SWHS begins FCA chapter (10/10/12)
Southwest High School students now have the opportunity to join the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). A new chapter began meeting at the school during the second week of the 2012-13 school year. "This organization offers students the opportunities to speak with peers about their love for Jesus," said Linda Morgan, communication arts teacher, who also serves as the FCA advisor. "It helps them to realize they aren't alone...
Outdoor fun (10/10/12)
Photos by Kerry Hays/Missouri State Parks Hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts gathered at Roaring River State Park for the 2012 WOW (Wonders of Wildlife) Weekend on Oct. 5, 6 and 7. The National Outdoor Recreation and Conservation School is held every fall at Roaring River and offers a large variety of courses ranging from beginning fly fishing to photography. ...
Council continues budget discussions (10/10/12)
The Cassville City Council continued 2013 budget discussions at its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 8. Mayor Bill Shiveley asked for information regarding the structuring of the 2010 water sewer sales tax revenue bond and the 2010 COP (certificates of participation) bonds...
New tool helps officer investigations (10/10/12)
The Cassville Police Department has a new piece of equipment that is beneficial in investigations conducted by all southern Barry County law enforcement officers. The Cassville Police Department received the latest version of the Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) in August. ...
Fire Prevention Week (10/10/12)
The American Red Cross is helping families and businesses learn how to protect themselves from fires during National Fire Safety Week, Oct. 7 through Oct. 13. So far this year, the American Red Cross has responded to an average of three house fires a day across 40 counties to provide comfort and basic necessities. Last year, the organization responded to approximately 63,000 fires across the nation, providing assistance to over 82,000 families...
Library to promote Teen Read Week (10/10/12)
The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, and the Cassville Branch Library will promote Teen Read Week Oct. 14 through Oct. 20. Teen Read Week has been celebrated since 1988. The theme for this year's event is "It Came From the Library." Teens are encouraged to visit local libraries to see what is offered...
OATS serves over 600 Barry County residents (10/10/12)
By Lindsay Reed OATS, Inc., provided 611 Barry County residents with 178,565 miles of transportation between July 1, 2011, and June 30. "OATS has continued to meet the challenges facing transit over the last few years," said Dorothy Yeager, executive director. "We will continue to fulfill our mission of providing 'reliable transportation for transportation disadvantaged Missourians so they can live independently in their own communities."...
Supporting a good cause (10/10/12)
In observance of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Kayla Sandoval, of Urban Edge Salon, visited Mercy Hospital in Cassville to place pink feather hair extensions in the hair of hospital employees wanting to show their support. Pictured above, from left, are Tori Smith, Mercy Hospital employee, and Sandoval. ...
Little church does great things (10/10/12)
Chapel of the Ozarks in Rocky Comfort has a new name and a new location. On Sunday, Sept. 9, the Body of Christ Ministries opened its doors at the former Gizmo's Event Center in Wheaton. "We had our first service in the auditorium on the first day of this year's Big God event," said Gene Robinson, pastor of the church. "This is a huge endeavor for a church of our size."...
Chamber releases schedule of events for fall festival (10/10/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce has released the schedule of events for the annual Chili and Salsa Cook-Off, which will be held on the square in Cassville on Saturday, Oct. 27. Area bakers are invited to submit pie entries at the chamber booth beginning at 7 a.m. Pies will be accepted until 9 a.m...
Free membership to help fight breast cancer (10/10/12)
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in observation of that event Curves fitness center, in Monett, is offering a free membership to new members who show proof of a mammogram performed within the last year or who choose to donate $25 to the American Cancer Society (ACS)...
National Family Partnership holds national contest for drug prevention (10/10/12)
The National Family Partnership will hold its national contest for the 27th annual Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23 through 31. The tradition of wearing red ribbons began in 1985 after the murder of DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, and ever since then, people across the country have worn red ribbons to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs. ...
Monitoring children with social media (10/10/12)
In the digital age, children are granted the privilege of social media at a much younger age than psychologists suggest is healthy. "Given the mind of an 8-, 10-, 12-, 13-year-old child, the risk-benefit ratio is unfavorable because they don't understand the possible repercussions of it," said psychologist Dr. Edward Christophersen...
CHS to offer financial aid meetings (10/10/12)
The Cassville High School guidance department will offer its first financial aid meeting of the year for parents and ninth through 12th grade students in the high school conference room at 2 p.m. On Thursday, Oct. 18. Parent/teacher conferences will follow at 3:30 p.m...
CHS band earns awards (10/10/12)
The Cassville High School Wildcat Pride Marching Band participated in the Valhalla Marching Band Festival at Parkview High School in Springfield on Oct. 6. The band received awards for outstanding horn line and outstanding marching and maneuvering. The Wildcat Pride Band also earned first place in class in preliminary competition, which allowed the group to perform in the finals competition. ...
TIF suit updated on eve of annual bond payment (10/10/12)
Last week, Mary Jo Shaney, the City of Monett's lead attorney in the lawsuit over Monett's tax increment financing (TIF) program, met for over two hours with Monett's TIF Commission. Shaney last met with the TIF Commission in late August 2011...
Purdy Council looks at city projects (10/10/12)
Aldermen in Purdy looked at city projects and activities during the September city council meeting. A bid from Hutchens Construction was reviewed for two street surfacing projects. Work involved placing a two-inch overlay on Business Highway 37 from the north to the south city limits and Washington Street from the Business Highway 37 to Ninth Street...
Artillery on display (10/10/12)
Democrat Photo/Murray Bishoff Artillery pieces from the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield provided examples of the heavy firepower used in the first and second Civil War battles fought in Newtonia during the community's Fall Festival on Saturday.
Sales tax drops sharply in September (10/10/12)
For the third consecutive month, sales tax disbursements to the bi-county area have slid below 2011 levels. The September monthly total dropped 12 percent from 2011, even though the sum was 7 percent above the 2010 tally. Monett's September sales tax disbursement, historically the biggest of the year, topped the $255,000 level for the general fund in 2006 and 2007 before the economic downturn. ...
Fall festival is less than three weeks away (10/10/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Fall Festival and Chili and Salsa Cook-Off will be held on the square in Cassville on Saturday, Oct. 27. Booths will open at 8 a.m. The theme for this year's event is fall. Vendors and chili and salsa cook-off participants are encouraged to decorate their booth space with hay bales, corn stalks, pumpkins, mums and other fall décor...
Haven hosts rummage sale fundraiser (10/10/12)
The Haven of the Ozarks recently hosted a successful rummage sale fundraiser at the Shell Knob VFW building. People in Cassville, Shell Knob and Springfield donated children's toys, furniture, Christmas decorations, linens, crafts, books, movies, dishware and sporting goods for the event. ...
Seligman to host Fall Fest (10/10/12)
The City of Seligman will host Fall Fest 2012 from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Elsie Corn Memorial Park. The free event will feature a hot dog eating contest, pumpkin carving contest and a chili cook-off. There will be an 18-foot dolphin slide, a junior bounce house, a kiddie obstacle course, hayrides and a toddler bounce...
Health department conducts food-service inspections (10/10/12)
The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 34 food-service establishments during the month of September. Of that group, 26 establishments had critical violations and 17 had no critical or non-critical violations...
"Harvey" on tap at Holiday Island (10/10/12)
Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey, which causes havoc among Dowd's family in the comedy "Harvey," which will be presented by the Holiday Island (Arkansas) Association of the Art Theater Guild...
Howl-O-Ween Medallion Hunt to begin Oct. 21 (10/10/12)
Car show and festival to be offered Oct. 27
Wooley Creek Festival is this weekend (10/10/12)
The Wooley Creek Community Association will hold its eighth annual bluegrass festival and school history days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The gates and one room school house will open at 4 p.m. on Friday. Attendees are invited to listen to the tales of life in the early 1900s as some of the original students reminisce in the school house. Photos and other memorabilia will be on display in the facility, which features the original potbellied stove, an old school bell and school records...
Seligman city-wide clean-up planned (10/10/12)
The City of Seligman will host a city-wide clean-up for all city residents starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the maintenance building by Fire Station #2. Once the dumpsters are full, the event will close, so residents are urged to arrive early. Those taking items for disposal must live inside the city limits of Seligman...
Wildcats rumble past East Newton, 42-0 (10/10/12)
By Lee Stubblefield The Wildcat senior football players celebrated "Senior Night" by Giving David Large his 100th win as Cassville's head football coach. His 100-26 record at Cassville computes to a 0.793651 winning percentage After going to halftime with just a 14-0 advantage, the Wildcats scored four touchdowns in the second half while shutting out the Patriots, extending their perfect season record to 7-0 with a 42-0 victory...
Cassville falls in district semi-finals (10/10/12)
The Cassville Lady Wildcats softball team (14-16) fell 8-0 to Monett in the Class 3, District 12 semi-finals on Oct. 4. The Lady Wildcats had hoped to ride the momentum of a 5-2 victory over Aurora but ran into a red-hot Lady Cubs team that went on to claim the district title...
Cassville struggles, falls 10-2 to Monett (10/10/12)
The Cassville Wildcat soccer team fell 10-2 to the Monett Cubs on Oct. 8. "We wanted to come out and be the aggressors," said Cassville coach Andrew Hoskins. "We looked good early but couldn't maintain our energy level." The Wildcats threw a furious assault at the Cubs' goal to start the contest. Cassville was awarded five corner kicks and had seven shots on goal during the first 15 minutes of play...
Fourth annual Jack and Jill X2 tourney a success (10/10/12)
The Cassville Golf Course hosted its fourth annual Jack and Jill X2 Tournament on Sept. 29 with 112 golfers hoping to come in with the low score. Each team consisted of two men and two women. Boasting rights for closest to the pin went to Lori Reaves on hole #6, Pam Gipple on hole #11, Vaughn Smith on hole #8 and Mike Riehn on hole #17...
Softball tourney and 5K run to be held Oct. 27 (10/10/12)
A co-ed softball tournament and 5K run will be held in Purdy on Saturday, Oct. 27. The registration deadline for the event is Tuesday, Oct. 23. For more information or to register, call Danny Boyd at 342-3290.
Area runners attend Chicago Marathon (10/10/12)
The annual Chicago Marathon offered some memorable moments on the morning of Oct. 7. Tsegaye Kebede, of Ethiopia, won the race and set a new men's course record of 2:04:3. In the wonen's race, Atsede Baysa, of Ethiopia, and Kenya's Rita Jeptoo battled all the way to the wire in the closest finish in the history of the Chicago race. Baysa won in 2:22:03, while Jeptoo was clocked in 2:22:04...
County Calendar (10/10/12)
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...
SHERRI CLANCY (10/10/12)
Sherri Clancy, 44, of Cassville, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark. She was born on Feb. 13, 1968, to Larry Johnson and Kathryn (Smith) Johnson in Neosho. On April 28, 1990, she was joined in marriage to Scott Clancy in Bentonville, Ark. She worked at True Value in Cassville and at George's in Butterfield for many years. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
GERALD DEAN DIERS (10/10/12)
Gerald Dean Diers, 78, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in his home. Arrangements will be announced by Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. A complete obituary will be in next week's paper. Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences...
NORMA JEAN "JEANNIE" YOUNGMAN (10/10/12)
Norma Jean "Jeannie" Youngman, 80, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in her home. 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...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (10/10/12)
This Thursday, the Cassville High School volleyball squad will invite their families, fans and area community members to join in the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Pink Out Night. Volleyball squad members will be wearing pink jerseys in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the CHS gymnasium will be decorated for the special occasion. ...
A bright future lies ahead for newspapers (10/10/12)
In celebration of National Newspaper Week, which is Oct. 7 through Oct. 13, we would like to share the following editorial written by Caroline H. Little, president and chief executive officer of the Newspaper Association of America. There's an excessive amount of gloom and doom being spread around these days when the talk turns to the future of newspapers. ...