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News Headlines
Sheriff Race: Washburn native learned value of hard work on 240-acre farm (08/24/16)
A lifelong resident of Barry County, Sheriff's Deputy Justin Ruark said his decision to run for the office's top job...
Sheriff Race: Former agent details experience in FBI, 50 years of marriage (08/24/16)
Former FBI Agent Gary Davis said his decision to run for sheriff did not come quickly, and was not even on his radar...
Strong arm robbery suspect apprehended (08/24/16)
The suspect of a strong arm robbery at Ramey in Purdy on Aug. 16 has been apprehended after an associate in the alleged...
Ambulance district lowers tax rate (08/24/16)
Nearly one year after voters approved a sales tax for the South Barry County Ambulance District, the district's board...
Misplaced child prompts reassessment of Purdy system (08/24/16)
On the second day of school in Purdy last week, the school district faced one of those nightmare situations that all...
Sports Headlines
Wildcats prep for Wolves' ground game (08/24/16)
Each week, Cassville Coach Lance Parnell puts together a scouting report and game plan for his Wildcats. On Monday,...
Wildcats look to rebound from Week 1 loss (08/24/16)
Even though Lamar is a five-time state champion, Cassville's football coach was not expecting to be defeated by a 50-0...
Lady Trojans ready to volley (08/24/16)
A 22-9-3 volleyball season is alright for some teams, but the Southwest squad is used to reaching lofty heights. The...
Digging it (08/24/16)
The Cassville volleyball team travels to Clever on Monday.
State football rankings (08/24/16)
Monett at Logan-Rogersville Reeds Spring at Cassville East Newton at Lamar McDonald County at Marshfield Springfield...
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Community News
Pet of the Week (08/24/16)
Beans is the Haven of the Ozarks pet of the week. She is a three-year-old Lab mix.
Crowder College to offer free AEL classes (08/17/16)
Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) classes, offered through Crowder College, are set to begin in Cassville, Monett and...
32nd annual Hillbilly Industrial Golf Tournament announces winners (08/17/16)
The 32nd annual Hillbilly Industrial Golf tournament was held Aug. 4 and 5 at the Cassville Golf Club.
Burbridge Family holds seventh bi-annual family reunion (08/17/16)
The Burbridge Family held its seventh bi-annual family reunion in July at Fairview Church in Shell Knob. At the event,...
Memorial garden dedication honors Eakin (08/17/16)
The Melba Eakin Memorial Garden dedication was held at Central Crossing Senior Center in Shell Knob July 12, with a...
CASK displays unique 'mini-art' postcards, offers August classes (08/17/16)
Now that Jim Hoover's special event artwork has left the building, which was on display for viewers during July, "mini...
Pet of the Week (08/17/16)
Hena is the Haven of the Ozarks' Pet of the Week.
Barry County circuit court (08/17/16)
Jason Wayne Rayburn, Cassville, failure to register motor vehicle, $30.50 fine Joseph Lee Roden, possession of...
Municipal court (08/17/16)
Michael S. Vzlik, Shell Knob, failure to obey traffic control devices, $50.50 fine Melissa R. Carter, Exeter, receive...
Mercy Caritas gives $14,000 to Kornerstone (08/10/16)
Doug Stroemel, hospital administrator of Mercy Cassville, Aurora and Berryville, Ark., hands Marlene Whitham,...
Pet of the Week (08/10/16)
Meet Brett, the Haven of the Ozarks' pet of the week. This handsome boy is one-year-old Heeler mix.
Residents enjoy 'down home' time at first cowboy picnic (08/03/16)
Good food, good entertainment and good times were had at the Central Crossing Senior Center's first "cowboy" picnic...
Central Crossing Senior Center in Shell Knob offers tasty, affordable meals (08/03/16)
If you haven't eaten at the Center or if it's been quite a while since you have, we encourage you to come on by and...
Mercy Cassville staff recognized with 5-Star Awards (08/03/16)
A team of professionals at Mercy Hospital Cassville recently received special recognition when they received several...
CASK continues unique, creative activities (08/03/16)
In the middle of summer, vacations and picnics, CASK members, Creative Arts of Shell Knob, reports it is staying busy...
Weird news
  • Alaska roadkill thieves target moose meant for charity
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses, making away with hundreds of pounds of meat that normally goes to a program run by state troopers that gives it to the needy and others willing to butcher the carcasses, officials said Wednesday....
  • For 10 years, possibly biggest pearl was hidden under bed
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world's biggest pearl, but he didn't know it....
  • Branching out: Stick sculptor gains global following
    BOYLSTON, Mass. (AP) -- The towering, whimsical shapes Patrick Dougherty creates by twisting and weaving sticks together have gained him an international following. Now, the artist who lives in a log cabin near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is back in New England to build two more of his almost cartoon-like stick sculptures....
  • Officers penalized for taking recruits to play 'Pokemon Go'
    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) -- Two officers in a suburban Denver police department that's under federal investigation are no longer allowed to train recruits after taking them to play "Pokemon Go" instead of teaching them....
  • Purdue entomologist returns moth library book 60 years late
    LINTON, Ind. (AP) -- A Purdue University entomology professor has returned a copy of "The Moths of the Limberlost" that he checked out 60 years ago at age 8....