Cassville Democrat News News headlines from the Cassville Democrat newspaper in Cassville, Missouri en-us Hatchery preps for 1,800 on Opening Day If Department of Conservation predictions are correct, there may be a little more elbow room on the banks of Roaring River for Opening Day festivities on March 1. Paul Spurgeon, manager of the... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:10:54 -0600 Libraries reinstate Saturday hours Library patrons in Cassville will be happy to know that the doors to their public library, and all the services it offers, are now back open on Saturdays. That means access to the internet, a copy... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:10:49 -0600 Changes expected on sewer project Progress is continuing on the sewer pipeline project from Purdy to Monett, though a few obstacles have surfaced. Purdy Mayor Steve Roden reported that a landowner between Purdy and Monett has refused... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:10:32 -0600 Sidewalk project bearing graduate names comes full circle Historic sidewalks bearing the names of Cassville High School graduates from approximately 1922-1971 have finally found a resting place. This week, a group of alumni and residents worked to carefully... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:14:04 -0600 MAKO Fly Fishers to fire Opening Day gun After a year of waiting, the MAKO Fly Fishers, a Joplin-based group of fly fishing enthusiasts, will have the honor of firing the Opening Day gun at Roaring River State Park on March 1. Originally... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:13:45 -0600 Purdy hires Banwart as high school principal Derek Banwart has been hired as the new principal at Purdy High School for the coming school year, succeeding Matthew Gower, who resigned at the board’s January meeting. Banwart comes to Purdy with... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:13:30 -0600 No children injured in bus wreck A Cassville school bus was involved in a wreck on Friday afternoon at about 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 112. Richard Asbill, Cassville superintendent, said there were 22... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:13:14 -0600 Nurse saves man from heart attack at Walmart   During a recent trip to Walmart in Cassville Exeter resident Billie Joe Ferrell paid for his groceries, then fell flat on his face.  “I busted my head open,” he said. The 63-year-old from Exeter... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:12:33 -0600 Specialist: Partner vaccines and cow reproduction Dairy producers received a primer on how vaccines can affect reproduction in cows during the Monett Dairy Day conference held Tuesday at the Monett National Guard Armory. Dr. Scott Poock, veterinary... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:12:15 -0600 Toes tap at Cassville Jazz Concert Cassville Jazz Band keyboardist Savannah Williamson opens a piece Friday at the Jazz Band’s concert at the FEMA Event Center. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:08:00 -0600 Freshman crowned homecoming Queen at Southwest Freshman Ashley Sharp and Senior Austin Roberts were crowned Homecoming Queen and King on Feb. 10 at Southwest High School. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:05:41 -0600 A patriotic duty performed by Purdy choir Members of the Purdy Choir sing the “National Anthem” before the start of Saturday’s final day at the 2017 Missouri State High School Wresting Championships at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:05:06 -0600 Happy birthday salute for teacher follows orchestra concert A busload of Purdy High School music students attended the Ozark Festival Orchestra’s Soloist Showcase concert on Sunday at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center, where 2005 Purdy High School... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:04:40 -0600 News briefs The Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church will host a guest speaker on Sunday. Tim Tyler, of Conway, Ark., will share the ministry of Water For Christ, a team that drills wells in Africa to give people... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:03:08 -0600 2 injured in wreck north of Cassville Two people were injured Sunday in a wreck at 7:28 p.m. on Business 37, half a mile north of Cassville. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Robert Presley, 33, of Stotts City, was... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:19:46 -0600