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Stories from Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Going Cold Turkey (10/24/12)
This year, the theme for Barry County's first Great American Smokeout is "Going Cold Turkey." The event is set for Wednesday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 15. According to Leesa Ginther, R.N. at the Barry County Health Department and event coordinator, commitment stations will be established at four locations in Monett and Cassville. ...
Celebrate fall at annual Chili and Salsa Cook-Off (10/24/12)
Area residents are invited to celebrate fall during the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Chili and Salsa Cook-Off, which will be held on the square in Cassville on Saturday. "I know this is going to be a great event for the Cassville community and our out-of-town guests," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. "Right now, we have over 115 vendors signed up to participate in the event so there really will be something for everybody...
ABC's on tap at The Show (10/24/12)
Tickets are still 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...
Halloween Costume Parade to be held Oct. 31 (10/24/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce Halloween Costume Parade will begin at the chamber office parking lot, located at 504 Main St., at 4 p.m. on Oct. 31. The first 1,000 children who complete the parade will receive a bag of treats at the conclusion of the event...
Howl-O-Ween Fest to be held in Eagle Rock (10/24/12)
The Eagle Rock Community Association (ERCA) and the Eagle Rock Friends of the Library will hold Howl-O-Ween Fest at the Eagle Rock Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 27. The festival will begin with a car show, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trophies will be awarded to the top 30 entries. Five other specialty trophies will also be distributed...
Trick-or-Treat So Others Can Eat (10/24/12)
Next Tuesday, Cassville High School FBLA, FCCLA, FFA and TSA members will trick-or-treat in Cassville neighborhoods to collect donations for area food pantries. Community members interested in donating non-perishable items to Trick-or-Treat So Others Can Eat are encouraged to keep their porch lights on from 5:30 to 7 p.m. ...
Home belonged to Loftins (10/24/12)
Earlier this month, the Cassville Democrat published a photo that was taken by Jim Stephens, a "camera soldier" stationed at Camp Crowder near Neosho in 1943. The house in the photograph is currently owned by Carl Schell and is located on High Street in Cassville. ...
It is possible to have a healthy Halloween (10/24/12)
Halloween is a time filled with candy and sweets for a lot of people, especially those trick-or-treating or attending parties. But, according to Christeena Haynes, a nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension, it is possible to have a healthy Halloween...
Student addresses Rotary Club (10/24/12)
The Cassville Rotary Club was recently addressed by Monett High School student Alex Brennan, who served as an exchange student to Taiwan. Brennan learned Mandarin Chinese before making her trip. Last week, she offered the entertaining speech "A Day in the Life" of an exchange student, which included her perception of Chinese schooling versus American schooling. Brennan was sponsored by the Cassville Rotary Club...
Goodbye party held (10/24/12)
Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed The Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center held a going away party for staff member Julie Bland on Oct. 11. Bland, who is relocating to Oklahoma, has coordinated the Neighborhood Center's School Readiness Fair for over five years. As a member of the OACAC staff she also assisted community members with a variety of other services. Pictured above, from left, are: Gail Reed, Barry County OACAC director; Bland; and Debbie Gemmecke, Neighborhood Center office assistant...
"Year of the Cat" at Haven (10/24/12)
The winner of this year's "Cat Quilt" drawing at the Haven of the Ozarks rummage sale is pictured above. From left are: Angela Landry, winner of the quilt, Betty Jo Jackson, who made and donated the quilt, and Lyn Holtmann, treasurer for Haven of the Ozarks. ...
Ozark Festival Orchestra to open 33rd season on Oct. 28 (10/24/12)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra opens its 33rd season of concerts in Monett on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. The concert will be held at the Monett Elementary School commons room. Music director Ken Meisinger, back for a 14th season with the orchestra, will present a concert of light classics showing many styles that have become crowd favorites...
Purdy resident contributes artistic abilities to Eagles (10/24/12)
Marvin Carney, of Purdy, recently painted gold eagles on the ends of the Purdy R-2 School campus buildings. The entrance to the elementary wing features a pair of eagles on the sidewalk. Carney designed the eagle stencil, which he patterned after the eagle featured on the school district's letterhead stationery. Merle Ash, from Ozark Mountain Steel, constructed the stencil...
New building supply store to be constructed in Cassville (10/24/12)
Michael LeCompte, of Cassville, has announced plans for a new building supply store that will be constructed in Cassville. Hidden Creek Home Center will be constructed at 302 Clover Dr. in Cassville. LeCompte estimates that the building will be around 12,000 square feet...
Health board approves part-time bilingual counselor position (10/24/12)
On Oct. 18, the Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees voted to hire a part-time bilingual counselor for the WIC (Women, Infant, Child) program. The new breast feeding peer counselor will meet with clients at the Monett and Cassville offices three to four days per month. The part-time position will pay $9 per hour with no benefits...
BCCOA offers help to elderly (10/24/12)
The Barry County Council on Aging (BCCOA), funded by the Barry County Senior Service Tax Fund, offers a variety of services to assist senior citizens in maintaining their independent lifestyles. Homework Service provides basic housekeeping chores for those unable to manage such tasks. The service provides the opportunity for senior citizens to remain in their homes instead of having to make other living arrangements...
Four injured in Barry County crash (10/24/12)
Four people were injured in a Barry County crash at 7:55 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 on Farm Road 1050 about three miles south of Washburn. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1993 Doge Dakota, Jerod R. Black, 16, of Seligman, crossed the center line and struck a 2001 Buick Regal, driven by Howard L. Anderson, 68, of Seligman, head on...
Resurfacing (10/24/12)
Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) crews are currently resurfacing Business 37 from the intersection of Clover Drive to the intersection of Highway 37. Drivers should expect delays and one-lane of traffic as work is completed...
Simply Bookkeeping opens in Cassville (10/24/12)
Alicia Davis, owner of Simply Bookkeeping, opened the doors to her new office in Cassville on Oct. 8. The new business is located at 907 N. Main, and with its opening, Davis brings over seven years of experience to the area. Davis, who holds an associate degree from Ashworth College in Georgia and is a certified tax preparer for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), worked alongside a certified public accountant for six years at her former Arkansas location...
OBU Harvest Court finalist (10/24/12)
Erin Black, an Oklahoma Baptist University senior from Cassville, has been named a finalist for OBU's Harvest Court. OBU will honor outstanding seniors at the annual Harvest Court ceremony in Raley Chapel's Potter auditorium as part of the university's homecoming celebrations at 7 p.m. ...
Library plans events (10/24/12)
Several activities are planned for the coming week at branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library System. The Food For Fines Amnesty Week begins on Monday, Oct. 22 and runs through Saturday, Oct. 27. Customers that have overdue books or fines will have an opportunity to save money during Food for Fines Amnesty Week...
Cassville FFA receives donation (10/24/12)
Barry County Veterinary Service in partnership with Pfizer Animal Health recently presented the Cassville FFA with a generous donation. The Pfizer Animal Health Rebate Program partners with businesses to give a percentage of sales to local FFA chapters. ...
Weingarten Restaurant reopens (10/24/12)
After closing over 30 years ago, Weingarten Restaurant, located north of Washburn, once again began offering authentic German cuisine and spirits last Friday night. "We had the winery here so we thought we would start selling bratwurst with our wine," said Frank England, Weingarten Restaurant owner. "We eased into the restaurant, but we got where we would have 100 people go through the place in an evening."...
Stay safe on Halloween (10/24/12)
Next week, area youngsters will take to the streets to celebrate Halloween by trick-or-treating in neighborhoods across Barry County. "Halloween activities can be fun for people of all ages," said Jami Blackwell, CoxHealth Trauma Services manager. "But the fun ends quickly when someone gets hurt."...
Exeter School Board reviews district activities (10/24/12)
Exeter R-6 School Board members heard reports on several activities taking place at the elementary campus in recent weeks during their September meeting. Access Dental served 63 students in the district and Walmart Vision visited the campus as well...
WHS FCCLA collects 339 pounds of food (10/24/12)
Wheaton High School FCCLA members collected 339 pounds of non-perishable food items during a food drive held Oct. 1 through Oct. 5. Non-perishable food items will be donated to the Ridgley Baptist Church, which coordinates a backpack program for Wheaton Elementary School students who "experience limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods at some point during the year."...
Wildcats complete perfect regular season at Mt. Vernon (10/24/12)
The Cassville Wildcats football team (9-0) overcame an improbable combination of obstacles to claim a 21-12 victory at Mt. Vernon (5-4) on Oct. 19. The Wildcats dominated special teams play and snuffed out the Mountaineers' last gasp when Stone Phelps returned an interception inside the Mt. Vernon 5-yard line in the final minutes...
Parkview sweeps Southwest Invitational again (10/24/12)
For the fourth consecutive year, Springfield Parkview swept both the varsity races at the Southwest Invitational on Oct. 11. Parkview runners scored 20 points in controlling the boys division, and the Lady Vikings scored 34. Cassville placed second in the varsity girls division and third in the varsity boys race...
JV and freshmen Wildcats finish season (10/24/12)
The Cassville Wildcat JV football team (6-1) earned a tough 27-26 win over the Aurora Houn' Dawgs on Oct. 15. After a scoreless first quarter, the Wildcats opened the second quarter with a 2-yard scoring run by quarterback Marcus Weatherman to take a 6-0 lead...
Southwest Spikers Win on Senior Night (10/24/12)
Southwest High School sent its volleyball seniors out in a style with a 25-17, 25-15 non-conference win over Sarcoxie on Oct. 18. The victory marked the eighth straight season that the Lady Trojans (19-10-1) had won on Senior Night. Senior Taylor Mettlach led the Lady Trojans with seven kills, five aces, three digs and a block, while fellow senior Chelsie Leroy added 13 digs, two kills and an ace. ...
No surprises in Class 2 District 11 Volleyball opening round (10/24/12)
A fifth-seed beating a fourth-seed is a mild upset at best and represented the only speed bump in the opening round of the Class 2, District 11 volleyball tournament at Washburn on Oct. 22. The upset belonged to the host Lady Trojans, who knocked off Blue Eye in straight sets to start the evening...
Lamar sweeps Big 8 cross-country meet (10/24/12)
The Lamar Tigers swept the trophies at the Big 8 Conference cross-country championship meet held at Cassville on Oct. 18. Rodney Baldridge's team posted a nearly perfect score of 16 to win the boys division, and the Lady Tigers won the girls' division with a score of 54...
Cassville falls in district play (10/24/12)
The Cassville Lady Wildcats' 2012 volleyball season ended with a 25-17, 25-10 loss to Hollister in the quarterfinals of the Class 3, District 11 tournament on Oct. 22. "Hollister is a very good team," said Cassville coach Jennifer Nichols. "We struggled with their front line height. I was proud of the way we battled, but they are a tough team."...
Exeter CTA to hold scholarship run (10/24/12)
Exeter CTA will hold a 5K scholarship run at the Cassville Aquatic Park on Saturday, Nov. 3. A one mile fun run will also be held during the event. Awards will be presented to the best overall male and female runners in the following age divisions: 17 and under; 18 through 29; 30 through 39; 40 through 49; 50 through 59; and 60 and over...
CMS volleyball team compelete exciting season (10/24/12)
By Treslyn Pollreisz and Jared Lankford The Cassville Middle School seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams completed another exciting year on the hardwood. The seventh graders finished with a season record of 8-8-1, and the eighth grade squad tallied a 6-7-6 overall record...
County Calendar (10/24/12)
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...
FRANKIE PEARL VANDERPOOL (10/24/12)
Frankie Pearl Vanderpool, 79, of Cassville, passed away on Oct. 18. 2012. She was born in the Washburn Prairie/Corinth area on Nov. 10, 1932. She is predeceased by her parents, Rolland and Veva Hopkins, and two brothers, Robert and Darrell Hopkins. Survivors include: her three sons, Terry Roscoe, of San Francisco, Calif., Chris Roscoe, of Mesa, Ariz., and Crockett Roscoe, of Fort Worth, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wendell and Jim Hopkins, of Cassville, and Jay Hopkins, of Pleasant Hope; and three sisters, Peggy McCain and Donna Guzman, of San Jose, Calif., and Betty Shockley, of Cassville.. ...
QUIN GARY TEGERDINE (10/24/12)
Quin Gary Tegerdine, infant son of Gary and Emily Kate (Cowherd) Tegerdine, passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in the University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia. Survivors include: his parents, Gary and Emily Katie (Cowherd) Tegerdine of Columbia; one brother, Connor Tegerdine, of the home; maternal grandparents, Don and Cheri Cowherd, of Billings, and Kathy Cowherd, of Columbia; paternal grandparents, Maureen and Gary Tegerdine, Sr., of Columbia; great-grandparents, Ernest and Mary Cowherd, of Purdy, Emily Griggs, of Austin, Texas, Dorothy Tumulty, of Columbia, and Elizabeth Tegerdine, of Columbia.. ...
MORRISS FRANKLYN "MOREY" PARKER (10/24/12)
Morriss Franklyn "Morey" Parker, 75, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1937, in Round Rock, Texas, the son of Carl and Minnie (Selstrom) Parker. On Sept. 30, 1984, in Las Vegas, Nev., he was united in marriage to Lena Marie "Lee" (Orlando) Schilz, who survives...
NEIL ROY O'DONNELL (10/24/12)
Neil Roy O'Donnell, 73, of Washburn, passed away Friday, Oct.19, 2012, in Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in Rogers, Ark. He was born June 2, 1939, in Burnett, Wis. On Aug. 2, 1986, in Burnett, he was united in marriage to Marian Borresen, who survives...
DORIS MARK (10/24/12)
Doris Mark, 81, of Fairview, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. She was born June 10, 1931, in Augusta, Kan., the daughter of Leslie and Eliza (Hilburn) Chappell. She was united in marriage to Raymond Edward Mark and to this union six children were born...
JACKIE LEE LARKIN (10/24/12)
Jackie Lee Larkin, 73, of Monett, passed away at his home on Sunday Oct. 21, 2012. He was born Nov. 23, 1938, the son of the late Roscoe and Wilma (Inman) Larkin. He was united in marriage on Nov. 12, 1998, to Karen Gottschalk in Mt. Vernon, and she survives...
JOYCE LAHR (10/24/12)
Joyce Lahr, 62, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Circle of Life Hospice at Legacy Village in Bentonville, Ark. She was born on March 22, 1950, in Stella, daughter of Kennith and Crilla (Cook) DeWitt. She was a 1968 graduate of Southwest High School and received her master's degree in education from Drury University in Springfield. ...
WILLIAM H. "BILL" HOLMAN (10/24/12)
William H. "Bill" Holman, 95, of Raymore, MO passed away October 20, 2012. Visitation was at 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October, 23 at Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Mo. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today (Wednesday) October 24 at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville, Mo., with services 10 a.m. Thursday, October 25 with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville, Mo...
PEARLENE HILBURN (10/24/12)
PEARLENE HILBURN Pearlene Hilburn, 87, passed away on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at her home in Cassville. She was born on Oct. 26, 1924, in Ozark, Ark., daughter of Harvey and Annie (Lasiter) Boggess. She has lived in Barry County since she was 10 years old. She was a homemaker. She was united in marriage to Lavern Hilburn on July 31, 1942. Lavern preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 2010...
RONALD E. GEROT (10/24/12)
Ronald E. Gerot, 72, of Exeter, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in his 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...
LUCAS RAY BRIGGS (10/24/12)
Lucas Ray Briggs, three month old son of Evin McPherson and Courtney Briggs, of Golden, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Survivors include: his parents; his grandmother, Melina Briggs, of Golden; and great grandparents, Ray and Margaret Dick, of Golden...
Get in the spirit of the spooky season (10/24/12)
I love Halloween. It is the one time of year when we can all be a little spooky and get away with it. We can dress up in crazy costumes and decorate our houses with spiderwebs, ghosts, jack-o-lanterns and witches. We can play creepy music, and just act a tiny bit crazy, all in the name of Halloween. ...