Cassville Democrat Headlines News from the Cassville Democrat newspaper in Cassville, Missouri en-us Cassville mayor race: Newcomer Lowe looks to make mark in Cassville Candidate for Cassville Mayor Colby Lowe has lived in the city for about four years, and he is looking to make his mark in the area politically, basing his mayoral platform on flood issues, taxes and... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:32:31 -0500 Cassville mayor race: Sewer, water projects keep Shiveley in mix For mayoral incumbent Bill Shiveley, one issue in the city over all others pushed him to file again to retain his seat with the city — the bond issue. At the age of 69 and recently retired from Barry... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:32:23 -0500 Bond issue goes to voters Cassville voters will have a decision to make on April 4 — whether to approve an $11 million bond request from the city of Cassville — and one resident in the city said he is against the measure... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:32:16 -0500 Jason Purvis October 12, 1978, to March 12, 2017………… Now, for anybody that knew Jason, that is pretty much all he would feel needed to be said. He was a “No Fuss, Get to the Point” kind of guy. That being said,... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:32:04 -0500 Monett Children’s Center sees steady year in 2016 The Children’s Center of the Ozarks, serving child abuse and neglect victims in Barry and Lawrence counties, completed 2016 with very similar numbers of clients served and cases worked to 2015, with... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:31:52 -0500 Purdy R-2 bonds approved for sale Bonds for the $2.3 million construction project at the Purdy school district will likely go on sale next week. Purdy School Board members passed a “Go to Market” authorization for the sale of tax... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:31:40 -0500 Music in Our Schools event celebrates relevance, benefits of music To celebrate the inspiration, artistic expression and sense of fulfillment music offers and its influence in the school setting, Cassville High School and multiple music performance groups hosted the... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:25:28 -0500 Exeter School Board questionnaire: Kelly Lee Age: 35 Current Occupation: Accounts Receivables at Preferred Poultry Supply in Cassville, MO and Poultry Farm Owner Past Experience: No past experience on a school board. Education: High School,... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:24:59 -0500 Exeter School Board questionnaire: Gary Stringer Age: 46 Current Occupation: Maintenance planner for Glad Manufacturing Past Experience: Six years on Exeter School Board Education: High School and trade school 1. Why do you want to win this... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:24:26 -0500 Exeter School Board questionnaire: Kerry Mattingly Age: 40 Current Occupation: Human Resources/Member Services at Barry Electric Cooperative Past Experience: 9 years on the Board Of Education at Exeter, Served as Region 9 Area Chair with Missouri... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:23:58 -0500 Exeter School Board questionnaire: Larry Meyer Age: 43 Current Occupation: Substitute Teacher Past Experience: Construction Education: Bachelors in Elementary Education from Missouri State University 1. Why do you want to win this position? For... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:23:12 -0500 New public works director takes on city projects With more than 20 years of extension experience across a wide spectrum of public works projects, Robert Forrest, new public works director for the city of Cassville who was hired in December, has hit... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:19:29 -0500 Tomorrow’s leaders explore today’s careers through program Today’s leaders are always looking for ways to prepare and groom future leaders. Through joint partnerships between the Cassville Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and a Cassville High School... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:16:35 -0500 Missouri University Extension hosts meetings to learn community needs Sometimes, people need to have face-to-face conversations to personally connect and better understand each other to find solutions. The University of Missouri Extension aimed to do just that when it... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:16:20 -0500 Cassville students raise more than $12K Cassville Primary and Intermediate School students went all out for the Hoops for Heart campaign to raise money for the American Heart Association, collecting a combined total of $12,282 for the... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:14:53 -0500 Eunice Thomas Elementary adopts new pick-up procedure In an effort to increase student safety, according to the Cassville school district, Eunice Thomas Elementary will institute a new pick-up procedure beginning on March 29 for those students that are... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:14:03 -0500 Shell Knob woman injured in crash A Shell Knob woman was injured Friday in a wreck at 4:30 p.m. on Highway 248, six miles north of Shell Knob. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Josie McGrane, 46, of Shell Knob, was... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:13:52 -0500 Man injured in wreck near Washburn A Goodman man was injured Monday in a wreck at 4:55 p.m. on Highway 37, one mile north of Washburn. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, David Price, 41, of Goodman, was driving a... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:13:36 -0500 Commerce Bank donates $1,000 to the Cassville Community Foundation Commerce Bank and Commerce Bancshares Foundation recently donated $1,000 to the Cassville Community Foundation. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:13:07 -0500 News briefs Macedonia Free Will Baptist, located at 11057 Farm Road 2060, will be hosting “New Road” on March 25 at 6 p.m. “New Road” presents concerts all across the Midwest, and are featured each year at... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:12:52 -0500 Cassville intermediate announces character awards Cassville Intermediate School announced its February character student winners. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:12:02 -0500 Freedom Bank hires new vice president of Lending Freedom Bank is proud to welcome Jennifer Mitchell as the newest addition to its lending team. As vice president of lending, Mitchell will meet customers' lending needs, be part of the credit... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:10:47 -0500 Stepping process in effect for Wildcats Monday was a huge day for the Cassville baseball program, in more ways than one. Less that 48 hours after the team (1-2) suffered two defeats, a 12-0 decision to Glendale and a 15-2 setback to... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:09:18 -0500 Offensive woes mount for diamond Eagles It is often the little things that drive coaches crazy in sports. On Monday, Joshua Hughes, Purdy baseball coach, expressed this sentiment to his team after a 7-1 loss to Cassville dropped the Eagles... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:08:32 -0500 Area players named to All-District hoops teams The Class 2, All-District 12 hoops teams were announced recently, and they contain several local and familiar names. For the girls, Purdy’s Layne Skiles and Sami House are representing the Lady... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:07:52 -0500 Bass tournament coming in May The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce will host a River Bassin’ Tournament on May 13 on Table Rock Lake and on many of the tributaries. Information is available online at or by... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:07:17 -0500 Project Graduation benefit golf scramble set for March 25 The Cassville Project Graduation committee will host a four-person scramble on March 25 at the Cassville Golf Club. The cost is $200 and prizes are awarded to the top three teams in each flight. Tee... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:06:44 -0500 Cassville announces competitive cheer squad The members of the 2017-2018 Cassville High School competitive varsity cheer squad were released on Monday. Making the team were: Grace Schell and Taylor McDonald, co-captains; Grace Vandall and... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:06:21 -0500 Going college fishing Cassville High School senior, Riley Fletcher, will attend Drury University in the fall of 2017 on a bass fishing scholarship. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:05:48 -0500 Bob Mitchell: Road hunting rattlesnakes Bringing back thoughts of the late Jeanne Wallace, better known in these parts as the Mountain Maid, provided memories of one of Cassville’s best liked businessmen, John Haddock. He was a plumber who... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:05:26 -0500 Billy Schell Billy Schell, 65, of Cassville, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. He was born on March 25, 1951, in Monett, son of Billy Wayne and Dollie Faye (Thomas) Schell. He was a 1969 Southwest High... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:04:24 -0500 Jeremy JoeDon Rains Jeremy JoeDon Rains, 36, of Springfield, formerly of Cassville passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Springfield. He was born March 5, 1981, in Ada, Okla., the son of Kenneth Don and Cindy (Adams)... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:04:03 -0500 Frank Peterson Frank Peterson, 53, of Seligman, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. He was born on April 6, 1963, in Boise City, Okla., son of Victor James and Rachel (Ewing) Peterson. On April 21, 2015, he was... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:02:09 -0500 Henry Keith Henbest Henry Keith Henbest, 71, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Cedar Ridge Care Center in Cassville. He was born July 16, 1945, in Cassville, the son of Eugene “Gene” and Beulah... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:01:47 -0500 Anna “Frances” Ennes Anna “Frances” Ennes was born on May 11, 1925, to Frank and JoAnna (Baker) Ryan in the Mineral Springs Community in Barry County Missouri. She left this earthly life on March 14, 2017, at 3:40 a.m.... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:01:25 -0500 Michael Ray Dunham Michael Ray Dunham, 50, of Cuba, Mo., formerly of Cassville, passed away in his home on Monday, March 13, 2017. He was born on May 21, 1966, in Lincoln, Ill., to George Oliver Dunham and Sharon Lee... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:01:07 -0500