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Stories from Tuesday, November 20, 2012

BCHD reviews budget options (11/20/12)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees reviewed the 2013 budget at its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 15. According to the budget, 2013 revenues are estimated to be $956,277. The health department receives funding through county tax revenues, intergovernmental revenues and charges for services...
Shoe boxes for children (11/20/12)
Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed Hundreds of holiday gift shoe boxes were delivered to the Cassville First Baptist Church for the Samaritan's Purse's annual Operation Christmas Child shipment. FBC volunteers accepted the filled shoe boxes over the last few weeks. ...
Prepare for winter weather now (11/20/12)
The 2012 Winter Weather Awareness Day, which was observed last week, gives Missourians an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming winter season. Area residents are encouraged to take steps now to be better prepared for the upcoming winter season. "Be aware of the warnings, and dress for the weather," said Cassville Police Chief Dana Kammerlohr. "Be sure your children are properly dressed when they have to be outside...
Wildcat fans invited to donate toys (11/20/12)
For the second consecutive year, Wildcat fans are invited to donate new, packaged toys at the Cassville High School boys basketball team's season opener. Fans who donate a toy will be admitted to the games at no cost on Dec. 4. "Anytime you get an opportunity to do something good for someone who really needs it, you feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment," said coach Danny Powers. "Our kids are really looking forward to using basketball to make a difference in the community."...
Winter fishing open at RRSP (11/20/12)
Even though the catch-and-keep trout season at Roaring River State Park has concluded, anglers can continue to enjoy the tranquility of fishing at the park. Catch-and-release fishing season will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays through Feb. 11, 2013...
Here comes Santa Claus (11/20/12)
Area communities to host holiday parades
Remodeling continues (11/20/12)
Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed Work continues on the building located at the intersection of Eighth and Main Streets in Cassville. Lowe Construction is completing an extensive remodeling of the building, which is owned by Bob and Carolyn Bishop. When the project is completed, the exterior of the building that houses Towneley Furnishings will feature beautiful showroom windows and a new storefront entrance...
Bank donates to Crowder College (11/20/12)
Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed Commerce Bank and Commerce Bancshares Foundation presented Angela Seymour, Crowder College Cassville Campus director, with a donation on Oct. 11. "Each year, it is our pleasure at Commerce Bank to contribute to organizations that make positive impacts on the lives of a great number of Barry Countians," said Mike McCracken, Commerce Bank president. ...
Table Rock master plan under revision (11/20/12)
Proposed changes that may impact landowners, recreational activities to be discussed at Shell Knob meeting
Judge Sweeney receives excellence award (11/20/12)
Judge J. Edward Sweeney, of Monett, recently received the 2012 Missouri Bar Theodore McMillian Judicial Excellence Award, recognizing jurists who, by virtue of their integrity, leadership and diligence in the pursuit of the efficient administration of justice, inspire other members of the judiciary to similar noble purpose...
Special holiday events planned (11/20/12)
Cassville Chamber to give away $500 in Cassville Cash
Medicare class to be offered in Seligman (11/20/12)
The Seligman Chamber of Commerce will hold a class on Medicare updates and changes for 2013 at the Seligman Community Building at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. The last date to enroll or make changes to a Medicare enrollment is Dec. 7. Part D and Medicare Advantage plans must also be changed in December...
Stotts City teen injured in county wreck (11/20/12)
A Stotts City teen was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, on Highway 37 approximately one mile south of Butterfield. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 2002 Buick LeSabre, Anthony G. Daniels, 19, of Monett, struck a 2009 Dodge Journey, driven by Angel D. Wright, 34, of Stotts City, from behind. The Wright vehicle continued off the left side of the roadway...
Dinner with Santa set in Butterfield (11/20/12)
The City of Butterfield will host the fourth annual soup and chili dinner with Santa starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Butterfield Community Building. The evening will include activities for children, including face painting, crafts and a coloring contest. Santa and his elves will be in attendance...
MDC confirms mountain lion sighting (11/20/12)
Animal caught on game camera near Branson
Able 2 honors employees (11/20/12)
Able 2 Products Company in Cassville recognized 28 employees for milestone employment anniversaries at a company-wide meeting on Nov. 13. In business since 1972, Able 2 Products Company sells lights and accessories for police, emergency and utility markets under the SHO-ME trademark. ...
Exeter CC approves synthetic drug ordinance (11/20/12)
The Exeter City Council approved an ordinance prohibiting the sale of synthetic drugs within the city limits during its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 11. The aldermen also set regular hours for Willie Stephens, police officer, during the meeting. Stephens will be on duty from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. each day...
After School program (11/20/12)
The Eagle Rock Library will host an after-school program starting on Thursday, Nov. 29. All children are invited. For more information, contact Jennifer Cochran, Eagle Rock Branch supervisor, at 417-271-3186.
"Santa Paws II: The Santa Pups" on tap for Nov. 30 (11/20/12)
All branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no movie on Friday, Nov. 23 at the Cassville Branch Library. The next movie, "Santa Paws II: The Santa Pups," will be shown at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 at the Cassville Branch Library...
Spooky décor (11/20/12)
Youngsters who visited Bill and Diane Andrews' home on Forrest Circle Drive east of Cassville on Halloween received more than a bag of treats. Children also had the opportunity to tour the couple's large spooky Halloween display, which has spread across the front yard of their home and into their garage. This year, 113 brave youngsters toured the Andrews' spooky display. Images of the Halloween exhibit are pictured above and below...
Girl Scouts celebrate founder's birthday (11/20/12)
Local Girl Scouts recently celebrated the organization's founder, Juliette Gordon Low's Oct. 31 birthday with a slumber party on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27. The girls participated in a variety of Dr. Seuss-themed activities, which included making ice cream sundaes, creating "Trufala Trees" from the animated film "The Lorax," and the council-wide service project, "Birthday in a Bag."...
SBA provides $14 million locally (11/20/12)
Lenders in the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Springfield branch office submitted and received SBA guarantees for $14.2 million loans for Barry, Lawrence and McDonald counties for fiscal year 2011, which ended Sept. 30. In Barry County, 14 loans totaling nearly $5.7 million were approved, followed by Lawrence County, where seven loans totaling $4.6 million were granted. McDonald County received approval of five loans totaling $3.9 million...
Headed to nationals (11/20/12)
Over 30 Crowder College students, including several from the Barry County area, have qualified for the National Post Secondary Ag Students (PAS) Conference, which will be held in Louisville, Ky., in March of 2013. Nearly 40 Crowder College students completed at the 33rd annual Missouri PAS Conference at State Fair Community College this month. ...
What route will holiday turkey take to the table? (11/20/12)
Thought there was only one way to cook a turkey? The oven is often needed for side dishes. That means the big bird may have to take an alternate route to the table according to Dr. Pam Duitsman, nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension...
Residents encouraged to keep lights on (11/20/12)
Holiday lighting contests to reward creative homeowners
First Friday Coffee (11/20/12)
Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce held its monthly First Friday Coffee networking event at Security Insurance in Cassville on Nov. 2. Attendees enjoyed coffee and breakfast treats, including cinnamon rolls. Pictured above, are: Bill Shiveley and Dove Haney...
Cars needed for Kidney Foundation program (11/20/12)
The National Kidney Foundation of Missouri is currently accepting used vehicles through its Kidney Cars program. Vehicle donations are used to support prevention programs and direct patient services designed to enhance the lives of Missourians with, and those at risk for, kidney disease. Donations are tax deductible...
Exeter choir students perform in Branson (11/20/12)
Exeter School District seventh through 12th grade choir students opened the Clay Cooper Country Music Express Show in Branson by performing the national anthem and "God Bless the USA" on Oct. 25. The Exeter Dance Troupe also performed Dance Evolution, a medley of dance songs from the 1950s to the present. ...
Rotary MVP (11/20/12)
David Verde was chosen as the 2012 Rotary MVP for soccer. He had 26 goals this year as well as 14 assists. In a pre-season poll on OzarksSportsZone.com, Verde placed third among area players, beating out players from Ozark, Catholic and Glendale high schools. ...
Materials and labor donated (11/20/12)
Recent improvements to the Purdy R-2 School District campus were made possible through local businessmen Phil Hutchens and Curtis Schallert. Hutchens donated gravel for the elementary playground and Schallert contributed his time and efforts to haul it. ...
Give thanks for safe travels this holiday (11/20/12)
Motorists urged to travel safely
Bring home the turkey (11/20/12)
Cooking a Thanksgiving dinner for a flock of relatives doesn't have to be an exercise in stress and frustration. Whether a first-timer or a seasoned cook, a little planning can help make the turkey meal a big success. First, how big a turkey will be needed to feed all the hungry guests?...
Larges to step down Cassville (11/20/12)
Cassville Wildcat football will be under new leadership for the 2013-14 season. Head coach David Large has decided to step down as head coach for personal and family reasons. "I would like to take this time to inform our Wildcat community that I have turned in my resignation as the head football coach of Cassville High School," said Large. "I met with the team today and informed them of my decision...
Southwest's Ickes earns All-State softball honor (11/20/12)
Southwest sophomore Nicole Ickes was named to the 2012 Class 2 All-State softball second team. The Southwest sophomore was also a unanimous choice for All-District and All-Region first teams. "Two strikeouts in two seasons," Southwest softball coach Tony Eagleburger said. "Two is all she has."...
Roller signs with MSSU (11/20/12)
Purdy High School senior golfer Phillip Roller signed a national letter of intent on Nov. 20 to play golf at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin next year. Roller is a three-time first team All-District selection and state qualifier. During his three-year tenure on the Eagles' golf team, Roller has earned five individual tournament titles and nine top five tournaments finishes...
Donation supports Hoops Club (11/20/12)
Security Bank of Southwest Missouri has sponsored the team shirts for the Lady Cats Hoops Club for the sixth consecutive year. Security Bank's donation to the program allows each third through sixth grade participant to receive a free team T-shirt for the basketball season, which begins in October and ends in the spring. ...
CMS Lady Wildcats shine on basketball court (11/20/12)
The Cassville Lady Wildcats seventh and eighth grade basketball teams continue their outstanding play this season. Each team gathered a pair of victories. The seventh grade Lady Wildcats improved to 6-0 on the season with a pair of victories over Monett and Mt. Vernon...
VALERIE LYNN HARRIS (11/20/12)
Valerie Lynn (House) Harris, 54, of Shell Knob, passed away on Nov. 15, 2012, after a lengthy illness. She was born on March 4, 1958, in Springfield the daughter of Billie and the late Ed House, also of Shell Knob. She was a member of the Cassville Branch Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints...
RUBY LEE HATCH (11/20/12)
Ruby Lee Hatch, 102, of Holiday Island, Ark., passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in her home. She was born June 16, 1910, the daughter of Albert and Josephine (Wilson) Miller, in Rossville, Kan. On Jan. 25, 1939, she was united in marriage to Donald Hatch who preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 1988. Also preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers...
DOUG JACKSON (11/20/12)
Doug Jackson, 56, of Monett, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at his home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and entrusted to the White Funeral Home. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home & Crematory...
SOFIA RENEE KOESTER (11/20/12)
Sofia Renee Koester, passed away at birth on Nov. 16, 2012, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. Survivors include: her father and mother, Dale and Jennifer Koester, of Belton; her sister, Nalani Koester; paternal grandparents, Ron and Julie Storey, of Hinkley, Ill., and Eric and Cathy Koester, of Klein, Texas; paternal great- grandparents, Phil and Nancy Horvath, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Roger and Judy Koester, of Centennial, Colo.; maternal grandparents, Bill and Pam Tibbs, of Wylie, Texas; and maternal great-grandparents, Jim and Imogene (Jean) Edens, of Washburn, Frances Perry, of Plano, Texas, and Bill and Tammy Tibbs, of Colcord, Okla.. ...
GEORGE ARTHUR LANCASTER (11/20/12)
George Arthur Lancaster, 74, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Mt. Vernon Veterans home in Mt. Vernon. He was born Feb. 25, 1938, in Kansas City to Amelia and Lester Lancaster, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Evy Lancaster...
LOUISE MCCORD (11/20/12)
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Wendell; and her lifelong friend, Ellen Kidwell. She was involved in search and rescue and was a volunteer at the Cassville Chamber of Commerce and other places around Cassville. No services are being held. A memorial will be at Corinth Cemetery in Cassville...
EARL RICHARD "BUD" OSGOOD (11/20/12)
Earl Richard "Bud" Osgood, 88, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in his home. He was born Jan. 9, 1924, in Hale, the son of James R. and Eliza H. (Woodard) Osgood. On Jan. 1, 1943, he was married to Ruth Mitchell, and to this union three children were born. On Jan. 17, 1975, he was united in marriage to Marcella I. "Marcie" (Walters) Lacey, who survives...
SANDY K. STRINGER (11/20/12)
Sandy K. Stringer, 55, of Cassville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield. She was born July 12, 1957, in Missouri, the daughter of James and Irene (Igo) Schaeffer. On Jan. 19, 1974, she was united in marriage to Stan Stringer, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were: her parents, James Schaeffer and Irene Schaeffer Nelson; one sister, Dee Dee Schaeffer; and one brother, Pat Schaeffer...
CAROL RUTH WILLIAMS (11/20/12)
Carol Ruth Williams, 71, of Holiday Island, Ark.passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Regency Hospital in Springdale, Ark. She was born to Roy and Gertrude Smith in Keokuk, Iowa, on Feb. 16, 1941. She was united in marriage to Ron Williams on Oct. 3, 1964. ...
A reason to be thankful (11/20/12)
This month, several of my Facebook friends have been taking the time to make daily posts regarding the blessings in their lives. I think this is referred to as 30 days of Thanksgiving. My friends have listed family, friends, their jobs, their health, their faith and many other things on their daily posts. I am very thankful for all of these things as well, but I would like to add something to this list. I am thankful for those who continue to support the Cassville Democrat...