Cassville Democrat Headlines News from the Cassville Democrat newspaper in Cassville, Missouri en-us Emergency manager keeping eye on waters in Barry County Rains over the past nearly 36 hours have dropped about 2.5 inches of water in some areas, and despite some flash flooding in the most flood-prone areas, Barry County Emergency Management Director... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:45:07 -0500 Purdy mayor calls for 90-day plan Bo Prock, at his first meeting as the new mayor of Purdy, proposed undertaking new initiatives that paved the way for more active involvement in the community by city leaders. Prock presented... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:55:49 -0500 Cassville man faces 5 felonies A Cassville man is facing five felonies after allegedly being caught with methamphetamine and pills while at a swimming area on Highway Y. Chance Henson, 21, of Cassville, is charged with delivery of... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:55:39 -0500 City approves next round of street repairs The city of Cassville has approved a new round of street repairs for the year, budgeting more than $200,000 for work on a handful of areas in town. According to Robert Forrest, Cassville public works... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:55:17 -0500 Prock assumes duties as new mayor in Purdy A new shape for the Purdy government developed last week, as the city council reorganized and one council member resigned. Bo Prock, who has served on the council since 2015, was sworn in as the new... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:55:03 -0500 Barry County family raises 12 children in small cabin The Barry County Museum is charged with collecting, preserving and exhibit items that represent the past, present and future of the life and times of Barry Countians, and one example of its work is a... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:54:59 -0500 Purdy schools seeking to fill administration, teaching slots The Purdy school district is looking for an administrator, three teachers and a counselor for the coming school year. Superintendent Steven Chancellor said that the district is seeking a new... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:54:47 -0500 SKITS ready to delight audiences with upcoming play Shell Knob in the Spotlight (SKITS) wants the people of Barry County to know that “meatballs” are simmering on the back burner, as the play, “Million Dollar Meatballs,” described by staff as a comedy... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:52:34 -0500 Spawning spuds in the Ozarks Growing vegetables may not be a simple science, but with the expertise of a village of University of Missouri Extension specialists, it's not rocket science either. Take potatoes, for instance, a... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:52:18 -0500 Drug Take Back Day scheduled The Cassville Police Department is again participating in the D.E.A. Prescription Take Back Day. The event will be held on April 29 between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cassville City Hall and... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:52:07 -0500 Residents enjoy traditional Easter buffet with families A beautifully-displayed salad bar and assorted dessert bar was on the menu at the Emory Melton Inn & Conference Center Easter Sunday as part of their traditional Easter Buffet, which the center has... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:50:48 -0500 No rain check needed for Easter egg hunts Children take a group photo for their parents’ memory album in between eating Easter candy, after a multi-family Easter egg hunt at Roaring River State Park Sunday afternoon. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:49:58 -0500 New Dollar General places sign, prepares for opening Workers prepare to mount the sign for the new Dollar General store located at corner of 11th and Main Street, which is tentatively scheduled to open the first week of May. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:49:30 -0500 Cassville Arrows to bring collegiate baseball to community this summer The Cassville Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for the Cassville Arrows Baseball Club, a summer collegiate baseball organization, on April 14, to welcome the group to the community. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:49:07 -0500 Cassville Chamber of Commerce welcomes McKay Roofing Services The Cassville Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for McKay Quality Roofing Services on March 11 to celebrate its recent opening and help welcome the business to the Cassville... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:48:36 -0500 News briefs The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 31st Annual Dogwood Car, Truck and Motorcycle Festival on May 6 on the Cassville square. Registration will take place inside of the courthouse... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:48:15 -0500 Upcoming wedding scheduled for Hanson, Graham Dr. and Mrs. Brad Hanson of Monett are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Abby-Leigh to Spencer Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Graham of Shell Knob. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:48:00 -0500 Letting his stick do the talking The No. 4 hitter in a baseball team’s lineup is often referred to as the cleanup hitter, as it is his job to drive in runners. In high school, the cleanup hitter is often a team’s best all-around... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:43:35 -0500 FCCLA members attend Leadership Conference Students from Cassville Middle and High School attended the annual Missouri Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference on March 19-21, at Tan-Tar-A Resort in... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:43:23 -0500 Southwest FFA students take wins at district The Southwest FFA chapter recently had two contest teams and three speakers qualify for state competition. Poultry placed seventh at districts, Soils placed 10th at districts, Creed placed third at... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:42:04 -0500 Students, parents enjoy family time The Casville Primary School held a K-5 Family Activity Night event on April 6 in the school cafeteria. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:40:52 -0500 CHS Speech & Debate students qualify for national competition Members of the Speech & Debate Team have been advancing through the ranks, taking wins at each competition, and, recently, four of those students qualified to attend a national competition — the... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:40:21 -0500 Speech & Debate students participate in Fine Arts Education Day On Wednesday, March 29, Cassville High School Speech and Debate students participated in the Fine Arts Education Day at the Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:39:14 -0500 Monett student places in top five of state business competition Crowder College Business students recently attended the Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference in Springfield. Over 200 college students from around the state competed, attempting to qualify for... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:38:58 -0500 Wildcats cutting scores on the links While the Cassville golf squad finished in the middle of the 18-team Sonic Invitational at Carthage on Monday, Coach Jay Rogers said the group is played its best golf of the season. “There were 18... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:38:16 -0500 Cassville track welcomes area schools for Invitational The Cassville track team will be busy on Thursday as they welcome several area team for the annual Wildcat Invitational track and field event. Cassville was busy last wee traveling to Nixa and East... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:37:27 -0500 Bob Mitchell: 3 river days Back in the three river days of this region, there was many a boy that well could have cut his permanent teeth on a boat paddle while making their way down White River, James River or King’s River.... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:37:09 -0500 Larry E. Warson Larry E. Warson, 57, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at his home. He was born Feb. 27, 1960, in Goodrich, Mich., the son of Max E. and Betty Mary (Hill) Warson, who preceded him... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:36:51 -0500 Jeffie Martin Jeffie Martin, 94, of Cassville, died Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 2, 1923, the second of three children born to Lloyd Patrick and... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:36:35 -0500 James O. “Joe” Holder James O. “Joe” Holder, 73, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017. He was born Jan. 28, 1944, in Cassville, the only child of Odis and Eve (Oxendine) Holder, who preceded him in death.... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:36:06 -0500 William H. “Bill” Cole William H. “Bill” Cole, 85, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Cassville. He was born Aug. 28, 1931, in Exeter, the son of Garr F. and Blanche (Hulett) Cole. ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:35:51 -0500 Pamela Wilhelm Beisner Pamela Wilhelm Beisner, 56, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017M at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. She was born July 9, 1960, in Black River Falls, Wis., the daughter of David Paul and... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:35:01 -0500