Cassville Democrat Headlines News from the Cassville Democrat newspaper in Cassville, Missouri en-us UPDATE: Stolen Boy Scout trailer recovered Det. Danny Boyd, with the Cassville Police Department, said the trailer belonging to Boy Scout Troop No. 76 of Cassville has been recovered... Thu, 25 May 2017 16:12:44 -0500 State legislators laud budget, road district bills With the state’s legislative session wrapping up in May, local legislators say key accomplishments this year include the passing of the state budget, which fully funds the Foundation Formula, and the... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:41:41 -0500 Storms damage boats, lead to wreck Heavy storms early Friday morning led to damage to boats on Table Rock Lake in Shell Knob, as well as multiple reports of tree damage, one of which caused a wreck with injury at 4:40 a.m. on Farm... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:41:35 -0500 Cassville graduates 140 seniors in Class of 2017 Cassville graduates swayed together in song at the conclusion of their commencement ceremony Sunday afternoon, during which 140 seniors graduated and bid farewell to their alma mater. More photos... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:41:23 -0500 Roaring River park manager retiring in July Some people start careers in one field, then transition to another, only to find themselves coming full circle and back to the original job. That is the case for Roaring River State Park Manager... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:41:08 -0500 Youth Camp bus schedule announced Final preparations are underway for the 52nd annual Barry County Youth Camp, which will begin Tuesday and run through June 2 at Camp Smokey at Roaring River State Park. The camp provides experiences... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:40:55 -0500 Lady Eagles go back to work The bar for Purdy softball has always been at a high level. The Lady Eagles have a rabid fan base that will follow them anywhere and can turn any venue into a home field advantage. On Sunday, the... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:38:45 -0500 Cassville Fire Protection District adds first ladder truck The Cassville Fire Protection District recently added a 75-foot ladder truck to its fleet, the first the department has ever had. The 2000 E-One model firefighting apparatus was acquired on April 30... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:28:44 -0500 Purdy Council discovers livestock ban erased After implementing a new nuisance ordinance recently, Purdy aldermen discovered the city's restrictions on livestock are no longer in place, and they have been scrambling to determine options.... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:28:25 -0500 Cassville announces first class of cum laude system Graduation ceremonies brought a lot of joy and excitement to 140 graduates and their families, but Cassville schools also inducted the first class for the district into the cum laude academic system.... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:28:11 -0500 Cassville man arrested on burglary charge A Cassville man was arrested and charged with two felonies, marking the third and fourth felony charged leveraged against him in the past year. Leroy Stockton, 28, of Cassville, is charged with... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:27:52 -0500 Mercy heroes go orange in honor of EMS Week Orange is the color of safety, and residents likely see more of it next week as Mercy’s first responders wear special T-shirts in honor of National EMS Week, which began Sunday and runs through... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:27:40 -0500 Mercy named in Top Five health care systems in U.S.   Shorter hospital stays, fewer complications and better patient results are just a few metrics used to rank Mercy as one of the top five large health systems in the nation, alongside Mayo Clinic.... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:27:29 -0500 Library kicks off ‘Build a Better World’ reading program The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library has presented its 2017 summer reading club and program. Registration for the program is now open at all branches. This year's theme is entitled "Build a Better... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:27:18 -0500 Exeter seniors receive diplomas Exeter High School held its graduation ceremony recently. Wed, 24 May 2017 15:24:07 -0500 One-night circus wows crowds with stunts, dinosaurs A dance number opened the show at the Carson & Barnes CircusSaurus, held one night only on May 17 at the American Legion grounds in Cassville. More photos of the event may be found in a gallery at:... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:21:18 -0500 Last day of school brings wave of emotions Children get a jump start on summer fun after the last day of school ended on Tuesday, playing together on the playground. Wed, 24 May 2017 15:16:02 -0500 Heavy rains, wind mark Friday storm in Barry County A shelf cloud is pictured at about 7:45 p.m. Friday heading northwest into in Butterfield, bringing heavy rains and wind. Wed, 24 May 2017 15:15:21 -0500 35-year Roaring River employee hangs hat An employee of Missouri State Parks at Roaring River for 35 years, from 1982-2017, Leon Mahurin, center, retired from his post and a reception was held at the Barry County Museum. Wed, 24 May 2017 15:10:17 -0500 News briefs Grade cards for Cassville High School students are being mailed this week. If a student does not receive one, the parent may call the high school at 417-847-3137. Sign-ups for the 16th Annual School... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:07:13 -0500 Mareth-Leuckenhoff wedding upcoming Brittany Danielle Mareth, daughter of Edward and Julia Mareth, of Purdy, and Bradley James Leuckenhoff, of Cassville, son of John and Wendy Leuckenhoff, of Monett, and Kathy Wagner, Bella Vista,... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:01:55 -0500 Nau-Bailey wedding upcoming Wed, 24 May 2017 15:00:22 -0500 Clute creates Recreational Library at Central Crossing Senior Center On Wednesday, May 17, Sharon Clute received special recognition for her efforts in creating and organizing the Recreational Library at Shell Knob’s Central Crossing Senior Center. Wed, 24 May 2017 14:58:40 -0500 Cassville recognizes students with perfect attendance for the year Cassville Intermediate School students who achieved 100-percent, perfect attendance — never missing a day of the school year, were rewarded with a special treat on May 8 — an attendance certificate,... Wed, 24 May 2017 14:52:38 -0500 Cassville primary student recognized for perfect attendance Students at Eunice Thomas Elementary who had perfect attendance throughout the entire school year were rewarded with a ‘goody bag’ full of fun activities to enjoy this summer. Wed, 24 May 2017 14:51:38 -0500 Moseley, Stephenson, Henry win $2,000 MFA Foundation Scholarships John Hilsden Moseley, a Wheaton High School graduate, has won a $2,000 MFA Foundation Scholarship. Wed, 24 May 2017 14:25:13 -0500 Wheaton schools recognize Employees of the Year The Wheaton school district honored three teachers as Employees of the Year during its annual end-of-the-year picnic. The sixth annual event was held on final day of school for teachers. This year’s... Wed, 24 May 2017 14:24:54 -0500 Padilla takes first place at District Rotary Speech Contest Cassville High School graduate Olivia Padilla has won the District Rotary Speech Contest. Padilla first won the speech competition at the Cassville Rotary Club, then advanced to the regional level,... Wed, 24 May 2017 14:23:50 -0500 Cassville Intermediate School releases May 'character kids' Cassville Intermediate School released the names of character winners for May. Wed, 24 May 2017 14:17:41 -0500 Cassville intermediate students honored for mastery of math facts Cassville intermediate students who mastered their math facts were honored last week with a celebration including a fun game of dodgeball with their peers. Wed, 24 May 2017 14:14:37 -0500 Leader of the pack Dylan Garner’s list of favorite golf courses has always been short. The Cassville junior felt fortunate to live in a community where its local golf course was challenging, well maintained and fun to... Wed, 24 May 2017 14:13:21 -0500 Track stars head to state meet The Cassville track and field team was not shut out of this year’s state track meet. Austin Wilson will represent the Wildcats in the 400-meter run, and Brianna Hemphill will compete in the triple... Wed, 24 May 2017 14:11:35 -0500 Alumni game location settled The power of persistence and a willingness to compromise has allowed an agreement to be reached between the Monett school district and Alumni Football USA to use Burl Fowler Stadium for the... Wed, 24 May 2017 14:11:14 -0500 6 Wildcats compete in Special Olympics Several Cassville High School students participated in the Special Olympics competition, held recently at McDonald County. Wed, 24 May 2017 14:10:17 -0500 Bob Mitchell: Handwritten records on bridge bids (Continued from last week) Nearly 100 years ago, about 90 to be more exact, the Barry County Court, now county commission, was struggling with the necessity of residents using White River ferry... Wed, 24 May 2017 14:10:02 -0500 Richard Asbill: District head apologizes for missing honor graduate Dear Editor: During the Cassville graduation ceremonies Sunday, I had the opportunity to announce the students who have achieved our top academic honors at Cassville and within the new cum laude... Wed, 24 May 2017 14:09:38 -0500 Bobby Lee Kerr Bobby Lee Kerr, 65, passed away on May 17, 2017. He was born on April 2, 1952, in Stella, to Oven and Grace (Pogue) Kerr. He graduated from Rocky Comfort High School in 1971. He worked for the... Wed, 24 May 2017 14:09:21 -0500 Jewell Rose Farwell Jewell Rose Farwell, 95, of Eagle Rock, passed away in her home on Monday, May 15, 2017. She was born on Nov. 10, 1921, in Washburn daughter of William and Eugenia (Eidson) Hutchens. She was a 1939... Wed, 24 May 2017 14:09:07 -0500 Lady Eagles fall short of state title On a bright and blustery Sunday in Springfield, the Purdy softball team was hoping for more bluster from their bats and a brighter result, as the Lady Eagles fell to Strafford in the state... Sun, 21 May 2017 14:08:31 -0500 Purdy earns 1st championship berth For the first time in school history, the Purdy softball team will play for a state title. The contest will be on Sunday at high noon against Strafford. The Lady Eagles (27-1) flew to a 3-0 victory... Sat, 20 May 2017 19:46:15 -0500