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Stories from Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Races to feature six new candidates (01/09/13)
With less than a week to file for the upcoming election, area municipalities and school boards have attracted only six new candidates. Over a dozen incumbents have also announced candidacy for the April election. Cassville Mayor Bill Shiveley will face off against challenger Tracy Lannum in the spring election. North Ward Alderman Ann Hennigan has also filed for the upcoming election...
Monett lass is first baby of 2013 (01/09/13)
Barry County's first baby of 2013 arrived at Cox Monett Hospital at 3:31 p.m. on New Year's Day. Sophia Marie Shideler is the daughter of Taren and Leah Shideler, of Monett. The little lass weighed six pounds and 11 ounces and measured 20 and one-quarter inches. She will be welcomed home by five-year-old twin brothers, Ashton and Skiler...
Doulas provide delivery support for expectant teens (01/09/13)
Nearly a dozen young woman are now receiving doula services through the Kornerstone Teen Mom Program of Barry County. Physical and emotional support services are provided before, during and after labor and delivery by trained labor companions. "We go through labor and delivery with them as a support person who helps with comfort, position changes and ensuring teens understand the information they receive from doctors and nurses," said Lisa Miller, who serves as one of Kornerstone's two part-time doulas. ...
RRSP holds second First Day Hike (01/09/13)
Nearly 20 individuals took part in Roaring River State Park's second annual First Day Hike on Jan. 1. Kerry Hays, park assistant superintendent, guided the hiking tour on New Year's Day. "I loved having the opportunity to take people through the park," said Hays. "Even though all of the participants had visited the park at one time or another, I was able to share some information with them about the park that they didn't know."...
Purdy fiddler plays at the White House (01/09/13)
Joshua Lee, a violinist of rural Purdy and a sophomore at Missouri State University, recently performed at the White House in Washington, D.C., with his colleagues from the Possom Hollow Fiddlers, "I've not been to Washington, D.C., before. It was a great experience," Lee said. "I love traveling and visiting new places."...
Funds remain tight for Barry County (01/09/13)
Money will remain tight for Barry County in 2013, according to initial budget information released by Barry County Clerk Gary Youngblood this past week. Budget requests submitted by county officeholders in 2013 total $3,290,448, which is $215,925 less than spending plan approved in 2012. Last year, the county came in slightly under budget, spending $3,391,246 of the $3,506,373 allocated...
State Republican Party under new leadership (01/09/13)
On Saturday, the Missouri Republican State Committee voted to elect Ed Martin as chairman. Martin will replace Cassville attorney David Cole, who held the position for the last four years. "I look forward to working with the members of the state committee, our volunteers, activists and donors as we take our conservative message to Missourians from across the state and from all walks of life," said Martin. ...
Fundraiser to benefit injured deputy (01/09/13)
The Ozark Mountain Motorcycle Club (OMMC) is currently working to raise funds for Barry County Deputy David Ruark, who sustained a major back injury last year. OMMC is offering tickets for a drawing for a Henry lever action .22 caliber rifle, which has been provided by A & J Sporting Goods. Tickets are $2 each...
Annual AMBER Alert Awareness Day is Jan. 13 (01/09/13)
On Jan. 13, the seventh annual AMBER Alert Awareness Day will commemorate the anniversary of the 1996 abduction and murder of Amber Hangerman and raise awareness of the fight to recover missing children. Nine-year-old Amber Hangerman of Arlington, Texas, was abducted and murdered in 1995, and the outraged community began the "America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response Plan," or AMBER Alert system in 1996 to assist law-enforcement by having the community, broadcasters and transportation agencies search for the missing child.. ...
Use caution with unsolicited callers (01/09/13)
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Southwest Missouri reminds area residents to be cautious when talking with individuals who call unsolicited. "There is no need for anybody to call you and ask for personal, identifiable information over the phone," said Judy Mills, president and chief executive officer of BBB of Southwest Missouri...
Home under construction (01/09/13)
Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed Habitat For Humanity of South Barry County is currently working on its fourth building project in the Cassville Area. The newest Habitat build is being completed at 103 West. 13th St. next to the first home constructed by the local Habitat group. ...
Promotion announced (01/09/13)
RCB Bank has announced the promotion of Lonnie E. McCullough, Jr., to Kansas Market Branch president. "Lonnie is a great addition to RCB Bank's Ark City and Winfield markets," said Skip Mefford, current Kansas Market Branch President. "The Ag and commercial banking knowledge that Lonnie possesses further strengthens the services offered by seasoned lenders Steve Russell and Larry Hoover. ...
Alderman resigns in Purdy (01/09/13)
Aldermen accepted the resignation of Sean Priest from the Purdy City Council during the December meeting. Priest, who ran unsuccessfully in 2011, was elected to the Ward 1 seat in 2012. Mayor Ron Dutra said Priest had moved out of the city and no longer qualified to serve...
Several injured in area crashes (01/09/13)
Six area residents were injured in crashes that occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The first occurred at 6:15 a.m. at Highway CC and Farm Road 1072, about three miles north of Exeter. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier, William A. ...
Girl Scout cookies on sale now (01/09/13)
It's Girl Scout cookie time and local chapters across the area will offer eight delicious varieties to buyers. Girls will go door-to-door or set up booth spaces at local merchants to sell their cookies. This popular fundraiser helps support various programs through the Missouri Heartland's Girl Scout Cookie Program, including troop proceeds and credits that can be used to pay for camp, leadership programs, uniforms and more...
Sk Chamber welcomes new member (01/09/13)
The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce welcomes Arrowhead Building Supply, Inc., as a new member. Arrowhead provides a wide range of materials to residential and commercial customers including roofing, siding, windows, doors, decks and outdoor living products. ...
Ornamental grasses bring variety to winter landscape (01/09/13)
Landscapes can be just as exciting during the winter as they are during the rest of the year according to Patrick Byers, a horticulture specialist with University of Missouri Extension. "During the winter, texture and movement become as important as color, and ornamental grasses have much to offer," said Byers...
Microgreens pack big nutritional punch (01/09/13)
Tiny versions of edible greens are four to six times higher in nutrient value than their mature counterparts, according to new research presented at the recent Missouri Livestock Symposium in Kirksville. Microgreens are becoming popular at upscale restaurants because of their texture, colors and intense flavors, but it turns out they add more to meals than just visual appeal and palate-pleasing taste...
Health department conducts food-service inspections (01/09/13)
The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 34 food-service establishments during the month of December, 2012. Of that group, 24 establishments had critical violations and five had no critical or non-critical violations...
CHS student wins oratory contest (01/09/13)
Cassville High School senior Chris Hinebaugh, son of Russell and Gretchen Hinebaugh, won the District 15 American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship contest, which was held at Legion Post #392 in Pineville on Jan. 6. Hinebaugh's oratory was about a citizen's duties and obligations to our government as emphasized in our Constitution. ...
CMS Students chosen for honor band (01/09/13)
Democrat Photo/Roberts Band students from Cassville Middle School traveled to Webb City on Friday, Jan. 4 to audition for the Southwest District Junior High Honor Band. Ten students were selected for the band. In the front row, from left, are: Savannah Williamson, fifth chair flute; Kassie Moore, fifth chair horn; James Curtis, ninth chair trombone; and Issac Dodson, first chair mallet/timpani percussion. ...
Students raise funds for foundation (01/09/13)
The Purple Power Day project, started by Purdy FCCLA members Jessica Ball and Kaylynn Harley, culminated on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, with a check presentation to the family of Carl Geyer. These students have raised awareness of pancreatic cancer, which took the life of Geyer, a social studies teacher at Purdy High School, on Dec. ...
Duke TIP search is on (01/09/13)
Each year, Duke University, located in Durham, N.C., sponsors a youth talent search called Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program). Students who meet certain eligibility requirements have the option of enrolling in the talent search process. Enrolling in TIP allows students and families access to advanced testing, online enrichment, exclusive publications, scholarship opportunities and academic support...
Bulldogs put the bite on Cassville, 69-48 (01/09/13)
The Carl Junction Bulldogs overwhelmed the Cassville Wildcats with speed and quickness and claimed a 69-48 Big 8 Conference victory at Cassville on Jan. 4. Cassville's only advantage in the game was in the paint. Ethan Lowery posted a double-double for the Wildcats, scoring a game-high 20 points to go with his 11 rebounds. The Bulldogs had three players in double figures, led by Dustin Satterlee's 19 points...
Trojans tweet Tigers, 67-34 (01/09/13)
Inspiration can be a two-way street. After Jay Allen's, "No moral victories scheduled for Friday" tweet, the Southwest Trojans responded with a 67-34 win over Allen's Tigers at Exeter on Jan. 4. Jordan Epling led the Trojans with 22 points, but James Pettit rocked the house with his flying two-handed jam that ignited a 24-point third quarter for Southwest...
Purdy takes second in Miller tourney (01/09/13)
The Purdy Eagles competed for four quarters but couldn't secure the game falling 63-58 to Ash Grove in the championship of the Miller Tournament on Jan. 5. "I can't complain about out effort and intensity," said Purdy coach Tommy Egan. "We played hard. Our execution was the best at times. We have to learn to finish in games against bigger schools."...
Lady Trojans tame the Tigers (01/09/13)
On Friday night, Southwest's Nicole Ickes dribbled and scored to lead the Lady Trojans to a 57-21 win at Exeter. When Ickes needed help, She had the Taylor Mettlach, Montana Hendrix, Cady Swindle, Jaime Shrum and Mitchell sisters to help pass, set picks and dish out assists...
Undefeated champs (01/09/13)
Photo courtesy of William Schlichter The Exeter Lady Tigers eighth grade basketball team, pictured above, recently completed a 13-0 undefeated 2012 season. The team is compromised of Lindsay Henson, Caylee Erwin, Mikayla Meyer, Kelly Utter, Brooke Baldwin, Lanna Burnette, Allison Burnette and Bethany McMurray. "I've seen constant improvement from day one," said coach Jason Cole. "I feel as if they are headed in the right direction on an individual and team basis."...
County Calendar (01/09/13)
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...
MARY BARNARD (01/09/13)
Mary Franklin Barnard, age 82, of Stella, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in her home. She was born Feb. 3, 1930, in Prim, Ark., the daughter of Oscar A. and Stella Ann (Morgan) Willis. She was united in marriage to Glenn Barnard, who survives. Additional survivors include: one son, William Barnard and his wife, Nicole, of Belton, Texas; one daughter, Ruth Ann Spano and her husband, George, of Aurora, Colo.; a foster son, Karl Jacobs, Sr., and his wife, Denise, of Wyandotte, Okla.; one brother, Jimmy A. ...
VANESSA ERIN BLAND (01/09/13)
Vanessa Erin Bland, 43, of Purdy, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in Cox-Monett Hospital. She was born July 7, 1969, in New York City, N.Y., the daughter of Don and Jean Sohl. On Nov. 8, 2008, in Cassville, she was united in marriage to Kevin Bland, who survives. Additional survivors include: one son, Noah Eells, of Purdy; one daughter, Hope Eells; and one sister, Johne Bené, of Florida...
GRACE AUDRY ENGLEMAN (01/09/13)
Grace Audry Engleman, 78, of Exeter, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in her home. She was born March 13, 1934, in Sulphur Springs, Ark., the daughter of John and Margie (Standifer) Thornhill. On June 5, 1952, in Gentry, Ark., she was united in marriage to Richard "Dick" Engleman, who preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1997...
LUCILLE JOHNSTON FAULKNER (01/09/13)
Lucille Johnston Faulkner, age 92, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013, at Alexandria INOVA Hospital, in Alexandria, Virginia. Lucille, a long time resident of Cassville, graduated from Cassville High School, attended both Drury College, and Pittsburg State University. Lucille was active in debate and public speaking, winning a national championship in debate and Oratory. She began her professional life as a classroom teacher, first in Neosho, and later in Cassville...
KELLY GORDON (01/09/13)
Kelly Gordon, 50, of Seligman, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Mercy Hospital Springfield. She was born Jan. 4, 1962, in Stockton, Calif., the daughter of Bill and KrLinda (Herndon) Walsh. On Sept. 15, 2002, she was united in marriage to Richard Gordon, and he survives. She was a homemaker...
LEE HENRY (01/09/13)
Lee Henry, 71, of Lowell, Ark., passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Ark. 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...
CALVIN CLOYSE KEEN (01/09/13)
Calvin Cloyse Keen, 66, of Purdy, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. He was born June 20, 1946, in Ava, the son of Roy and Evelyn Keen. Survivors include: three sons, Calvin Anderson, Jr., Charles Anderson and Jason Keen; one sister, Verna Lee; and three grandchildren...
NEVA JOSEPHINE LINEBARGER (01/09/13)
Neva Josephine (Wormington) Linebarger, 89, of Purdy, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Cox Monett Hospital in Monett. She was born May 9, 1923 in Purdy, the daughter of the late Ellis and Goldie (Smith) Wormington. On June 24, 1944, she was united in marriage to Eugene Linebarger in Purdy, he preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1988...
DANNY JOE NELSON (01/09/13)
Danny Joe Nelson, 70, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. He was born May 18, 1942, in Cassville, the son of Howard L. Nelson and M. Marie (Brandon) Nelson Allison. On Aug. 17, 1963, in Austin, Texas, he was united in marriage to Mary Lou Hinson, who survives. ...
LUELLA G. NICCUM (01/09/13)
Luella G. Niccum, 86 , of Cassville, passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in Winchester, Va. Burial was at the Halltown Cemetery in Halltown, Mo. A memorial celebration service will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at Community Faith Chapel, Cassville, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Doyle Russell officiating...
JOE ALLEN PACKWOOD (01/09/13)
Joe Allen Packwood, 61, of Wheaton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in his home. He was born October 31, 1951, in Wheaton, Missouri, the son of Kenneth and Sarah Lenore (Privett) Packwood. On November 28, 1970, in Wheaton, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Sheila Brattin, who survives. ...
GERALD PATTON (01/09/13)
Gerald Patton, 70, of Branson, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, 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...
PHILLIP E. PRIMROSE (01/09/13)
Phillip E. Primrose, 52, of Seligman, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Mercy Hospital, Cassville. He was born Oct. 11, 1960, in Union City, Calif., the son of Spencer and Beverly (Davilla) Primrose. On Feb. 29, 2004, he was united in marriage to Ruth (Jensen) Primrose, who survives...
Recommendations designed to protect children (01/09/13)
Last week, the state Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children issued its final report, which called for several changes in the legal system designed to catch offenders and provide justice for victims. According to an article in the Springfield News-Leader, the report calls for the following seven law changes or clarifications:...