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Stories from Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Picture perfect Halloween (11/07/12)
Post #118 welcomes national commander (11/07/12)
American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz visited Irwin-Easley Post #118 in Cassville on Saturday. Koutz met local American Legion members, enjoyed a light lunch and offered a short address during his visit. During his address, Koutz shared information on Operation Comfort Warriors, which is designed to provide nonesstial items that help wounded warriors' recovery...
Chamber offers holiday activities (11/07/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce has released its list of holiday activities. On Saturday, Nov. 10, local businesses will debut new Christmas items and kick off the holiday season with special offers during the annual Holiday Open House. The annual Christmas Show will be performed at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Building on Thursday, Nov. ...
CHS choir students to offer two nights to remember (11/07/12)
Cassville High School music students will entertain community members during the third annual "A Night To Remember" dinner concert this Thursday and Friday. Performances will begin in the high school commons area at 5:30 p.m. each night. The CHS show choir band will perform while attendees are arriving and locating their tables. ...
Schools gear up to honor veterans (11/07/12)
Area high schools will host programs and receptions to honor local veterans this week. Cassville High School will host its 24th annual Veterans Day assembly starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 in the gymnasium. The Junior ROTC color guard will participate in the honors ceremony. The program will include the 13 folds of the American flag and the POW/MIA chair. A distinguished veteran will also be honored...
Families invited to sign up for Share Your Christmas (11/07/12)
The Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center in Cassville will hold Share Your Christmas sign-ups from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday over the next two weeks. The center will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. The deadline to sign a family up for this year's Share Your Christmas distribution is Friday, Nov. 16...
Little Miss Eagle Rock (11/07/12)
Chamber accepts entries for parade (11/07/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting entry forms for the annual Cassville Christmas Parade, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Prizes will be awarded in religious, non-religious, commercial, horse-drawn and marching band divisions. Special awards will also be presented for single unit vehicles...
Tax statements mailed (11/07/12)
Barry County Collector Janice Varner's office mailed the 2012 tax statements on Monday, Nov. 5. County residents who have not received their tax statements by mid-November should call the collector's office at 847-2113. The 2012 taxes become delinquent on Jan. 1, 2013. Penalties and interest will be applied beginning on that date...
Four injured in area wrecks (11/07/12)
A Lockwood woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash that took place at 5:25 p.m. on Monday, on Highway 37, approximately one mile south of Monett. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1998 Dodge Durango, driven by Dora B. Arroyo-Vella, 30, of Monett, was stopped in traffic to make a left turn and was struck from behind by a 2005 Nissan Ultima, driven by Marcus A. Anderson, 40, of Lockwood...
Partnership gives students a better understanding of public health (11/07/12)
A new partnership between the Crowder College Cassville Campus Nursing Program and the Barry County Health Department is offering students an inside look at the role of public health nurses in communities. "The general public has very little idea of the activities that the health department is involved in," said Sandy Reed Wilson, Crowder College Cassville Campus Nursing Program director. ...
Band donates to education fund (11/07/12)
Sheriff's office kicks off Angel Tree effort (11/07/12)
The Barry County Sheriff's Office will once again hold its Angel Tree this year. The holiday effort, which began six years ago, provides gifts for needy children in Barry County. Last year, with generous gifts and donations from area businesses and community members, the Angel Tree provided over 400 gifts for around 150 children...
Kornerstone receives $3,500 grant (11/07/12)
The Chaney Family Foundation has awarded Kornerstone, Inc., a $3,500 grant, which will be used to replace the air conditioning unit at the Kornerstone Early Childhood building. According to Marlene Whitham, Kornerstone volunteer, the replacement of the cooling system will allow the building to be used for services that will benefit expectant teens and low income families in the Shell Knob community...
Chamber to hold final luncheon of 2012 (11/07/12)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its final quarterly luncheon of 2012 at the Barry County Museum at noon on Monday, Dec. 10. Instead of a formal speaker, the luncheon event will give several businesses an opportunity to show off their products...
Thanksgiving Dinner to benefit SWHS Project Grad (11/07/12)
Southwest High School Project Graduation will hold a Thanksgiving Dinner at the high school at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. Adult meals will cost $5 each. Children 12 and under can eat for $3 each. Proceeds will benefit Project Graduation, which will provides a drug- and alcohol-free event for graduating seniors...
Chaney Family Foundation donates $3,878 to OACAC (11/07/12)
The Chaney Family Foundation has awarded $3,878 to Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) Head Start for the purchase of DIAL-4 kits, which will provide services to 156 pre-school children in Barry County. The kits are developmental indicators for the assessment of learning, a tool used to facilitate collaboration between school districts and minimize the need for re-screening students...
Continuing sponsorship (11/07/12)
Wheaton to hold craft and food fair (11/07/12)
Council votes to place sales tax increase on spring ballot
Award-winning MU Extension video shows kids how fresh food travels from the farm to the table (11/07/12)
An animated talking tomato stars in an award-winning University of Missouri Extension video that follows the journey of fresh vegetables from the farm to dinner tables and school lunchrooms. Winner of a 2012 Telly Award for outstanding television programming for children, "From the Farm to You" combines animation and real-world scenes as Tomás the Tomato takes viewers on a food odyssey from farm fields to grocery stores, farmers markets and school kitchens, and finally to cafeterias and dining rooms.. ...
Late fall weed control (11/07/12)
It's not too late to reduce the thistle population
SWLT to present dessert theatre (11/07/12)
Tri-State Water Coalition annual water conference in Springfield Nov. 8-9 (11/07/12)
Missouri State University and Tri-State Water Coalition will present "Water: An Indispensable Resource" on Nov. 8-9 at the Doubletree Hotel, located at 2431 N. Glenstone in Springfield. The conference will give water professionals, community leaders, and the general public, an opportunity to learn about water supply issues at a global, state and regional level...
SWHS FEA students to offer tutoring (11/07/12)
Southwest High School Future Educators of America, which was formerly known as Future Teachers of America, will offer student tutoring at the high school from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 10 and Dec. 15. Tutoring sessions will be open to Southwest R-5 School District students in fifth through 12th grades. Students must bring homework, missing work or other study materials with them to tutoring sessions...
Seligman announces 2012 Christmas parade (11/07/12)
The 2012 Seligman Christmas Parade will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Parade placement will be first-come, first served, and line-up will begin at 1 p.m. The parade will begin at the north end of Seligman at the corner of Highway 37 and Business 37. Entries will travel south to the Seligman Community Center at the corner of South Main and Hurd Street...
Cash Mob (11/07/12)
Festival of Flavor tickets still available (11/07/12)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce will host its ninth annual Festival of Flavors event on Tuesday, Nov. 13, and tickets are now on sale. The popular event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, located at 1600 N. Central in Monett...
Rotary MVP (11/07/12)
Cassville Rotary Club President Caleb Buntin presented the club's 2012 MVP Award to Cassville High School senior softball player Emily Speakman at the annual softball awards banquet on Oct. 23. Pictured above, from left, are: coach Ben Abramovitz, Speakman and Buntin...
Adult ag class well attended (11/07/12)
USPS releases information on pricing and services (11/07/12)
The United States Postal Service recently released the new pricing and services it will offer for the coming year. The new prices and services will be available beginning Jan. 27 2013. One of the new features is the First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp which allows consumers to mail letters anywhere on the globe for $1.10...
Wheaton takes 14th at state cross-country meet (11/07/12)
The Wheaton Lady Bulldogs placed 14th in the Class 1 girls' division of the MSHSAA State Cross-Country Championships at Jefferson City's Oak Hills course on Nov. 3 Salisbury earned the Class 1 title, scoring 54 points. Plato's Lexi McNeil was the champion, running 20:27.85. Crane's Lexie Vaught, a freshman, placed sixth in 21:58.05...
Wildcats fall to Cubs in 10-6 heartbreaker (11/07/12)
The Cassville Wildcats saw their perfect season come to an end with a shocking 10-6 loss to Monett on Monday night in the Class 3, District 4 championship. Although Cassville held a 6-3 halftime lead on two Stone Phelps field goals, Monett found a way to control the tempo of the game. The Wildcats used almost five minutes on the opening possession before a fumble gave the ball to the Cubs at the Monett 12-yard line...
Cassville shocks College Height in district play (11/07/12)
The fourth time proved to be the charm for the third-seeded Cassville Wildcats soccer team (9-13-10) against the second-seeded College Height Cougars (16-7) as the Wildcats advanced to the Class 1, District 12 championship with a 3-2 double overtime victory on Oct. 30...
Verde's hat trick not enough for Wildcats (11/07/12)
Regulation was not enough time to settle the Class 1, District 12 soccer championship between Cassville and Monett on Nov. 1. In the 12th minute of overtime, Monett's junior striker Eddie Aceves scooted a line drive worm-burner past a diving Cassville goalie Indy Cole to lift the top-seeded Monett Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the upset-minded Wildcats...
Wildcats spook the Indians, 48-13 (11/07/12)
It was a game that failed to live up to the hype. Playing at home on Halloween under a rustler's moon, the Cassville Wildcats played a near-perfect game in defeating the Seneca Indians by a resounding 48-13 margin in the Class 3 District 4 semi-final...
First harvest (11/07/12)
Watson gets hole-in-one (11/07/12)
County Calendar (11/07/12)
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...
LEWIS C. CORRELL (11/07/12)
Lewis C. Correll, 88, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. 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...
EMILIO A. ALVA, JR. (11/07/12)
Emilio A. Alva, Jr., 67, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the Red Rose Health & Rehab in Cassville. He was born on Oct. 3, 1945, in McAllen, Texas, son of Emilo and Genoveva Acevedo Alva. He worked most of his adult life as a production laborer at Itt Higbie in Archbold, Ohio, before moving to Barry County in 1994. He was an accomplished musician and guitar player...
LEROY "ARNOLD" DAVISON (11/07/12)
Leroy "Arnold" Davison, 88, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at the home of his son, Eddie Davison, in Shell Knob. He was born on Jan. 1, 1924 on the family farm east of Braddyville, Iowa, to Homer Arnold and Maggie Dunn Davison. He served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in San Diego, Calif. He worked in the engine room on three ships, the USS Hamilton, the USS Nuthatch and the USS Pheasant...
RONALD E. GEROT (11/07/12)
Ronald E. Gerot, 72, of Exeter, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in his home. He was born on April 30, 1940, in Riverside, Iowa, the son of Orval and Beulah (Russell) Gerot. He was united in marriage to Terry Schiedemann. Survivors include: one daughter, Gina Gerot-Groh and her husband, Robert, of Covington, La.; one son, Ty Gerot, of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Marilyn Bennett and her husband, Steve, of West Chester, Iowa; and one grandson...
CATHERINE MARIE HICKS (11/07/12)
Catherine Marie Hicks, 101, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in her home. She was born July 1, 1911, in Kansas City, the daughter of John F. and Alice (Cramm) Ritchie. On Sept. 27, 1931, in Kansas City, she was united in marriage to Claude Oscar Hicks, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, John Ritchie...
JERRY HILTON (11/07/12)
Survivors include: his parents, Carl and Faedola Hilton; one daughter, Jackie Lange and her husband Jason, of Newport, Minn.; one sister, Janet Hopper and her husband, Brian, of Canon City, Colo.; and one grandson. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Horner Cemetery in Cassville, with Chaplain Vicki Smeya officiating...
BYRON JAMES "BJ" SMITH (11/07/12)
Byron James "BJ" Smith, 68, of Shell Knob, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Mercy Hospital Springfield. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Michael D. Smith. He grew up and received his education in Sherman Oaks, Calif., where he graduated from Notre Dame High School. ...
EVALEAH E. VAUGHN (11/07/12)
Evaleah E. Vaughn, 63, of Pittsburg, formerly of Cassville, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Freeman Hospital, Joplin. 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...
JOANNE "JODI" WILLIAMS (11/07/12)
Joanne "Jodi" Williams, 76, of Cassville, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at her residence in Cassville. She was born on Oct. 6, 1936, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Ernie E.J. and Anna Mae (Ayers) Enfield. She was a 1954 graduate of Exeter High School and a lifelong area resident. ...
Veterans Day (11/07/12)
On Friday, Barry County school districts will honor area members of the Armed Forces through special Veterans Day assemblies, ceremonies and receptions. The national Veterans Day ceremony will be held on Sunday, and many local businesses and offices will observe the patriotic holiday on Monday. ...