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Monday, July 28, 2014
This Week's Headlines
Two men die in weekend wrecks (07/27/14)
Two men died in a pair of single-vehicle wrecks on Saturday and Sunday. At 1:50 a.m. Sunday, Jerad Powell, 39, of Wheaton, was traveling in a 1997 GMC Sierra, going eastbound on Hwy. 76 in Ridgeley when his vehicle ran off the roadway and overturned. Powell was ejected from the vehicle and, at 2:11 a.m., was pronounced dead at the scene by Jim Fohn, Barry County coroner...
Vandals strike again at city park (07/25/14)
For the third straight year, vandals have struck at the city park in Cassville, causing about $5,000 in damages to the park's pavilion and picnic tables. Dana Kammerlohr, Cassville police chief, said if caught, the vandals could face charges ranging from a class B misdemeanor to a class D felony...
Candidate: Commission lacks transparency (07/23/14)
The Barry County Commission meets two days per week from 9 a.m. to noon, and if elected, one candidate for presiding commissioner hopes to make some changes. Terry Burgess, 31, of Seligman, said he believes the county commission is not open enough because of the meeting times, and he hopes to change that...
Electric costs, wages drive Purdy budget (07/23/14)
Purdy residents for the present time will see no changes in their billing following passage of a new city budget. Aldermen reviewed options on again raising sewer rates but delayed action while talks continue with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR)...
Barry County attorney candidates look for residents' help (07/23/14)
The three  Republican candidates for Barry County prosecuting attorney are hoping to get more than just a vote from county residents. Amy Boxx, 42, of Monett, Matt Weatherman, 30, of Golden, and Steve Dunker, 50, of Cassville, each have ideas for how residents can help the prosecuting attorney's office and local law enforcement when it comes to stopping crime...
Domestic violence reports increase at month's end (07/23/14)
According to area law enforcement, domestic violence reports tend to increase in number at the end of each month. Brian Nichols, Seligman city clerk, said the domestic violence incidents in Seligman are the highest at the end of the month, and Police Chief Terry Burgess said the increases are typically because of financial problems...
Warren campaign spent no money through June 30 (07/23/14)
As the presiding commissioner race heats up, finance reports filed show that incumbent Cherry Warren spent no money on his campaign through June 30. Warren received the most in contributions at $5,600, and according to the report, $5,000 of that amount was a loan from Warren, and $3,388.27 has been repaid. ...
Prosecutor candidates' finance reports released (07/23/14)
Candidates for Barry County prosecuting attorney have released campaign finance reports, detailing each candidate's contributions and expenditures. Amy Boxx, 42, of Monett, raised the most money for her campaign at $3,800. All of her fundraising, less a $50 donation, is listed as a 6-month loan from Boxx...
Purdy School District signs deal with Apple (07/23/14)
The Purdy School District has made a major commitment to technology and signed a $359,800, three-year deal with Apple Computers. The decision will bring new devices to Purdy for the opening of classes in August. School board members liked the groundwork laid by Superintendent Dr. Steven Chancellor and chose to take immediate action at the June meeting...
Country music star to perform in Cassville (07/23/14)
Country music artist and former National FFA Organization member Easton Corbin is helping Ram Truck Brand and the Country Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram dealership thank the Cassville FFA chapter and their friends and family for participating in a test drive event at the dealership that raised more than $2,000 for local FFA leadership programs...
3rd Annual Purdy Festival fun for 'kids' of all ages (07/23/14)
Purdy held its 3rd Annual Purdy Festival on Saturday.
Cassville band plays hits at Shell Knob's 'Rockin' in the Shell' Saturday night (07/23/14)
Hundreds of area residents attended Shell Knob's Rockin' in the Shell on Saturday.
Habitat for Humanity hosts fundraiser (07/23/14)
The Habitat for Humanity of South Barry County 10th Annual Fundraiser, the organization's only fundraiser of the year, honored the late Louis Metz, a founding member of the organization and 9-year member of its board.
Barry County Pie Contest winner named (07/23/14)
Steven Burcham, president of the Garden Sass Farmers Market, won the overall award at the Barry County Pie Contest.
Locals turn out for Exeter's Home Run Derby (07/23/14)
Many local residents turned out for the Exeter home Run Derby Saturday.
County clerk releases voting info (07/23/14)
The Barry County Clerk's Office has released information regarding absentee and in-person voting in the upcoming primary election. Those who have mobility issues, like walking or standing in lines, may send a written request, with the information listed below, or stop by the office and vote absentee...
News Briefs (07/23/14)
New Hope Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School from July 28 to Aug. 1 from 6-8 p.m. The theme is, "Weird Animals: Where Jesus' Love is One of a Kind." The church is located three miles west of Highway 37 on Highway W, then 3/4 mile north on Farm Road 1052. For more information, people may call 417-442-9357...
Candidate: County, Monett relationship needs growth (07/16/14)
Since the end of the four-year-old dispute over Monett's tax increment financing program, many have said there is an unspoken rift between the city of Monett and Barry County government, and this year's presiding commissioner candidates are weighing in on the issue...
Exeter hires police chief (07/16/14)
The city of Exeter recently hired a new police chief in Morgan Struble, a 26-year-old from Shell Knob. Struble was appointed by Mayor Rusty Reed in early July. He began his duties on July 8 and was approved by the city council on July 9 on a 30-day probationary period...
Prosecutor candidates aim to stem crime (07/16/14)
A goal of the prosecuting attorney's office is to do as much as possible to stem crime, and the trio of Republican primary candidates for the Barry County office have put forward their ideas to do so. Steve Dunker, 50, of Cassville; Amy Boxx, 42, of Monett; and Matthew Weatherman, 29, of Cassville will all be on the Aug. 5 ballot, and each has a plan to slow crime in the area...
Cassville deals with insurance hikes (07/16/14)
The city of Cassville is dealing with rate hikes for its property and workers compensation insurance, with the latter increasing by 20.5 percent. The city paid $28,401.30 for workers compensation insurance last year, but this year's price tag is $34,936.30, an increase of $6,535...
Woman sentenced to prison, restitution for embezzlement (07/16/14)
A Verona woman has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $174,693 in restitution for embezzlement that took place over three years. Teresa Kay Davis, 52, of Verona, was sentenced by Stone County Judge Alan Blankinship on Thursday in Barry County Circuit Court to eight years in prison and to pay restitution for stealing from Les Jacobs Ford, a Cassville car dealership where Davis worked as a bookkeeper. Davis pleaded guilty in April to stealing more than $25,000. No trial was held...
Law enforcement reacts to Supreme Court ruling (07/16/14)
With the rapid advancements in technology, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled on a case that will affect law enforcement's ability to search a cell phone. Police and deputies previously could search anyone's cell phone upon arrest without needing permission, but in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, law enforcement will have to obtain a warrant to access cell phone information...
Right to Farm amendment goes to voters (07/16/14)
On the Aug. 5 primary election ballot will be Amendment 1, the Missouri Right to Farm, which aims to ensure the right of citizens to engage in agricultural production and ranching practices shall not be infringed upon. Many elected officials and organizations support the amendment. Missouri Farmers Care officials say that the amendment will protect family farms from animal rights groups...
SWEPCO requests 6 months to justify line construction (07/16/14)
Over a year after asking the Arkansas Public Service Commission to approve the 345 kV transmission line project, the Southwestern Electric Power Company has sent a letter requesting another six months to justify the need for the project. SWEPCO officials requested in the letter that the company be given until the end of January 2015 to demonstrate the need for the construction of the 345 kV project. ...
Man nearly drowns in Table Rock Lake (07/16/14)
A Cassville man is in critical condition after nearly drowning in Table Rock Lake on July 8. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Carlos Mateo, of Cassville, was holding the boom line and let go, going underwater before being pulled out and taken to shore by another swimmer. The report said family began performing CPR until first responders arrived...
3rd Annual Purdy Festival set for Saturday (07/16/14)
A full range range of activities and entertainment will make up the offerings at the third annual Purdy Festival, slated for Saturday at the school and city park in Purdy. The community gathering offers free rides, a day of tournaments and fun for all ages...
Gazebo being built in Exeter (07/16/14)
The city of Exeter is on its way to fill a void left on Front Street, as it is building a gazebo where the old caboose sat for 27 years. Myrna Eisenbraun, city clerk in Exeter, said three people have been hired to build the structure, with a local man, Bryce Cassity, doing the foundation brickwork, Seligman's Steve Cline pouring the concrete floor, and Melvin Yoder building the gazebo's roof...
Railroad crossing work started in Purdy (07/16/14)
Repair work started this week on the Arkansas-Missouri Railroad line through Purdy. Mayor Steve Roden reported that since the city closed the Jefferson Street crossing for upgrades on the remaining crossings, the railroad signed a contract with Hutchens Construction of Cassville to resurface the approaches on both sides at Highway C...
Purdy Friends of the Library hosts funding, membership drive (07/16/14)
The Purdy Friends of the Library hopes to boost awareness of the committee, as well as usership at the Purdy Branch Library, by hosting its first ever fundraiser at the Purdy Festival. The group plans on selling gently used and like-new books, audio books, and movies that are not rated above PG-13 at the festival on Saturday...
Purdy proposes new grad ranking (07/16/14)
Purdy High School's principal said he is concerned that money can play a factor in whether a student can be named valedictorian or salutatorian. Bob Vice said students from wealthy families have the ability to pay for dual credit classes, which can enhance grade point averages (GPA), prompting him to propose a new ranking system...
Friday Squared, Sno Glo 5K fun for all ages (07/16/14)
Above: Monty Kabisch, 9, of Seattle, Wash., focuses as he forms a large bubble at the Friday Squared an Sno Glo 5K event held in Cassville Friday. About 100 people ran in the 5K, and many more attended the evening event. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com...
Seligman woman injured in two-vehicle crash on Saturday (07/16/14)
A Seligman woman sustained moderate injuries in a two-vehicle crash at 10:55 a.m., Saturday, on Highway 37 at Highway 112 intersection in Seligman. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the crash occurred when a 2014 Nissan Altima, driven by Richard M. Douglas, 72, of Rogers, Ark., failed to yield at the intersection and was struck by a 2000 Ford Escort, driven by Rachel D. Cline, 51, of Seligman...
Cassville man hurt in wreck (07/16/14)
A Cassville man sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash at 11:28 p.m. on July 9 on Highway 76 about one mile east of Cassville. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the incident occurred when a 1998 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Aaron L. Miller, 34, of Cassville, ran off the road and overturned...
21-year-old woman injured in 2-vehicle crash (07/16/14)
A Cassville woman sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash at 6:55 p.m. on July 9 on Farm Road 1072, about six miles north of Cassville. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the crash occurred when a 1980 Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by Berry D. Thomas, 18, of Purdy, failed to stop at a stop sign and drove into the path of a 1999 Dodge Dakota, driven by Destani R. Stensrud, 21, of Exeter, striking the truck...
Exeter teen injured in Sunday incident (07/16/14)
An Exeter teen was taken by private vehicle to Mercy Cassville for treatment of minor injuries from a single-vehicle crash on Sunday. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the crash occurred at 6:15 p.m. on Farm Road 1057 about three miles southwest of Exeter. The 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Taylor N. Eagan, 18, of Exeter, ran off the roadway and struck a tree. Eagan was wearing a seat belt...
45-year-old hurt in crash on Highway H (07/16/14)
A Cassville man sustained minor injuries in a single-vehicle crash at 7 a.m. Sunday on Highway H, about two miles north of Monett. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the incident occurred when a 2001 Lincoln Navigator, driven by Alfonso B. Ramero, 45, of Cassville, ran off the road, struck a culvert and overturned...
Cassville man injured in wreck (07/16/14)
A Cassville man sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash at 12:30 a.m., Tuesday, on Highway 76, about seven miles east of Cassville. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the crash occurred when a 2008 Hyundai Tiburon, driven by Drew D. Still, 18, of Cassville, ran off the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned several times...
Golden woman injured, arrested in single-vehicle crash (07/16/14)
A Golden woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash at 7:40 p.m., Tuesday, on Highway 86 about three miles east of Golden. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the crash occurred when a 2007 Hyundai Elantra, driven by Elisha R. Field, 37, of Golden, traveled off the roadway, came to a controlled stop, began backing up, struck an embankment and then traveled forward and struck a tree...
Sater: Legislature will overturn abortion veto (07/09/14)
State Sen. David Sater is rallying legislators as he attempts to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the abortion bill he and State Rep. Kevin Elmer, R-Nixa, passed in May. Sater introduced a bill in December 2013 that would triple the waiting period for an abortion, from one day to three days, and Elmer filed a replica of the bill in the Missouri House...
Cassville pitches 
tech initiative (07/09/14)
District hopes to get 300 Chromebooks in fall The Cassville R-4 School District is looking to bring more technology into its classrooms, and plans are in the works to do just that by implementing the 1:1 Initiative. Melanie Stringer, middle school principal, said the district aims to buy 300 Chromebooks, which are personal, laptop computers that run Chrome OS. ...
Exeter R-6 upgrading security on campus (07/09/14)
District buys more cameras, will install buzz-in door system With school shootings on the rise nationwide, the Exeter R-6 School District is taking proactive steps to make sure its buildings and students are kept safe. Recently, the district approved the purchase of 16 cameras, a video buzz-in system for the high school entrance and new glass and bullet-resistant film for the main office entrance...
Exeter High School receives grant for 20 Kindle Fires (07/09/14)
Exeter High School administration hopes to motivate technology-savvy students and improve their reading skills with the integration of Kindle Fires into the library. Principal Robert Taylor said in the spring, he and the high school librarian applied for and received a $3,238 grant, funded by the Clorox Company Foundation, that will put 20 Kindle Fires in the school's library...
Seligman residents celebrate Independence Day (07/09/14)
The city of Seligman held its annual Fourth of July celebration behind city hall.
Sales tax shift results in downward trend for June (07/09/14)
Missouri Department of Revenue's unprecedented shift of sales tax disbursement to May resulted in a significant drop in funds sent to bi-county cities and counties in June. Traditionally the biggest month of the year for sales tax, coinciding with payments made quarterly, June numbers dropped about 10 percent from a year ago after the 43 percent spike in May. Most recipients reported mid-year gains compared to 2013...
Local lawmakers claim 
neutrality in House race (07/09/14)
Two local lawmakers are declining to take sides in an August primary featuring a Republican incumbent. Mike Moon of Ash Grove and Julie Ruzicka of Mt. Vernon are set to square off in the Aug. 5 Republican primary for the 157th House seat. State Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob, said he knows both candidates, having worked with Moon during his time in office after he won a special election...
Schools team up to apply for NIJ grant (07/09/14)
School Districts in Barry County are applying for a grant from the National Institute of Justice to implement funding for the spring 2015 semester. Exeter, Purdy, Shell Knob, Southwest and Wheaton schools hope to use the funding to provide each campus with a resource officer, as well as offer mental health services for students and their families...
U.S. Supreme Court denies hearing in Moser case (07/09/14)
With the U.S. Supreme Court's denial to hear an appeal on behalf of a Guatemalan woman, a seven-year-long parental rights case has now come to an end. Attorneys acting on behalf of Encarnacion Bail Romero, have been fighting the adoption of Romero's son, Jamison (originally named Carlos), who was adopted by Melinda Moser, of Carthage, after a 2007 raid of George's Inc. in Butterfield caused Romero to lose custody of the boy...
CPD hopes to implement Community Safety Net (07/09/14)
The Cassville Police Department is hoping to team up with Community Safety Net in order to educate children in the community about safety. Community Safety Net is a safety awareness and education initiative that creates a network of community organizations that want to protect and educate children...
Barry County Youth Camp draws 100 children (07/09/14)
The 49th annual Barry County Youth Camp once again had a successful run at Camp Smokey at Roaring River State Park. A total of 100 campers from ages 7-10 and 26 counselors participated in a wide range of activities patterned around the theme "Exploring Nature's Magic."...
Shell Knob native active in Coast Guard Auxiliary (07/09/14)
To say Penny Bailey loves the water would be an understatement. Bailey, a native of Shell Knob, is a public affairs officer with the Coast Guard Auxiliary in her hometown, and after spending many years away from Shell Knob, she's enjoying living back near her roots and helping to keep people safe on Table Rock Lake...
Women in full charge of businesses in Exeter (07/09/14)
Businesses at the intersection of Commercial Street and Front Street in the city of Exeter have a characteristic not shared by many similar corners, as all the businesses are owned by women. Though some of the stores in the past were owned by men or married couples, they have been owned by women for the past decade...
MoDOT proposes projects near Cassville (07/09/14)
The Missouri Department of Transportation has proposed eight highway projects in Barry County, and four projects would be completed in the Cassville area if a 3/4-cent sales tax funding highway construction passes on Aug. 5. Local projects would include: Replacing the deck of the bridge on Highway 112 near Roaring River State Park and adding sidewalks, resurfacing Highway 76 from Highway 112 to Stone County, resurfacing Highway 76 from Highway 37 to Business Highway 37 in Cassville and resurfacing Highway 37 to Highway Y in Cassville.. ...
Southwest region teens go wild in the west (07/09/14)
The annual Barry County 4-H camp gave area teens some lessons life skills, and it allowed them to give back to their communities. The camp theme was "The Wild, Wild West," and the activities each day pertained to the overall theme while still providing fun, educational workshops...
Barry County 4-H visits Minnesota (07/09/14)
Barry County 4-H members hit the road recently, as some of its members stayed with 4-H families in Wright County, Minn. Ten 4-H teens between the ages of 13 and 18 headed to Minnesota on June 30 and stayed with the families for five days, using the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of 4-H in areas besides Barry County...
Oakwood graduate creates 
software (07/09/14)
Oakwood Christian School graduate Nathaniel Heston, 17, recently created a product called NomenChanger in his computer science class, a product which may soon have some market value. NomenChanger is a program that displays, renames and organizes up to 3,500 digital photos in less than an hour. It is a multi-platform program that is written entirely in JAVA. The program's name is a mix of Latin and English meaning "name changer."...
Cassville man hurt in 2-car collision (07/09/14)
A Cassville man received injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 76 at Highway 112 in Cassville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Billy Burnette, 32, of Cassville. was driving west on Highway 76 in a 2007 Lincoln MKZ at 2:16 p.m. Wednesday, July 2. An eastbound 2013 GMC Yukon SUV, driven by John McLean, 69, of Paola, Kan., steered into the path of Burnette's car, resulting in a head-on collision...
County land tax sale set for Aug. 25 (07/09/14)
Barry County Collector Janice Varner is preparing for the annual Barry County delinquent land tax sale, slated to begin at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 25, at the historic Barry County Courthouse in Cassville. Missouri law requires that land with three years of delinquent taxes sell on the fourth Monday of August each year...
CHS to purge Class of 2009 records (07/09/14)
Officials at Cassville High School will be purging the cumulative school records for the graduating class of 2009. Those wishing to obtain their records must pick them up in person at the high school between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. before July 31. Those unable to pick them up in person may designate another person but must fill out a signed request before the records may be released...
Local students participate in Electric Youth Tour (07/09/14)
Kallie Bowman, Washburn, and Chase Logan, Seligman, were two of 91 Missouri high school students who participated in the 51st annual Missouri Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 13 through 19. Local delegates were sponsored by Barry Electric Cooperative, Cassville...
Deffenbaugh receives two CFO scholarship awards (07/09/14)
Mikala Deffenbaugh, a 2014 graduate of Cassville High School, was selected to receive the Olin J. Brattin Scholarship and Doris Lorayne Sims Easley Scholarship, both administered by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. These endowed scholarships are component funds of the Cassville Community Foundation, an affiliate of CFO...
Cassville man nearly drowns in Table Rock Lake (07/09/14)
A Cassville man is in critical condition after nearly drowning in Table Rock Lake on Tuesday. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Carlos Mateo, of Cassville, was holding the boom line and let go, going underwater before being pulled out and taken to shore by another swimmer. The report said family began performing CPR until first responders arrived...
Exeter aims to avoid DNR study (07/02/14)
The city of Exeter is hoping to avoid a visit from the Department of Natural Resources later this year, as it is applying for a bypass elimination agreement extension to solve some of its wastewater pipe issues on its own. Rusty Reed, mayor of Exeter, said the city has until July 30 to send an application letter for the extension. If it is granted, the extension will allow the city to conduct a study of its wastewater pipes and fix the most troublesome spots causing the excess inflow of water...
Seligman water line project delayed (07/02/14)
Seligman city officials have postponed the water line replacement project, as they are looking to hire an engineering firm to perform a water study before continuing work. In the meantime, the city's three full-time maintenance workers are fixing leaks in the water pipes until the project can begin...
550,000 to visit Roaring River this year (07/02/14)
Opening Day at Roaring River State Park may have been four months ago, but staff at the park are in the midst of the busiest time of the year. Kerry Hays, superintendent of Roaring River State Park, said about 550,000 people are expected to visit Roaring River this year, and the summer months are the most busy...
Local 4th of July events to light up the area skies (07/02/14)
Three southwest Missouri cities are gearing up for 4th of July celebrations, with each celebration culminating in fireworks shows. The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 35th annual fireworks show on July 4, and Karen Elsey, Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce director, said this year's show will be better than ever...
Schools give raises to employees (07/02/14)
Each summer, area school districts are tasked with deciding whether or not to give raises to its staff, and this year, Cassville, Southwest and Wheaton schools have chosen to up employees' pay. The Cassville R-4 School District approved a $250 raise to the base pay, meaning a new teacher with a bachelor's degree and no teaching experience will now earn $34,750. Classified staff also received a 25-cent per hour step...
School officials wary of funds withholding threat (07/02/14)
Local school superintendents offered "wait and see" sentiments about Gov. Jay Nixon's announcement that he plans to withhold $1.1 billion in state spending in light of bills passed by the Missouri General Assembly. Richard Asbill, superintendent of the Cassville R-4 School District, said any time there are such withholdings, it has a direct impact on schools and how they approach funding...
Washburn Post Office may reduce hours (07/02/14)
According to the United States Postal Service, the Washburn Post Office will face closing or a reduction of hours in the near future. The USPS implemented the Post Office Structure Plan, or POST Plan, in May 2012. Before the plan was announced, the USPS announced an idea that would lead to the closing of thousands of rural post offices to save money. The Washburn post office was on the list...
Library sees positive numbers as financial year ends (07/02/14)
Moving into summer, the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library found operations and funding in a relatively strong position. Third quarter circulation figures showed the Monett branch held the top circulation spot again in April, with 7,158 items checked out, ahead of the Cassville branch with 6,608...
Annual Shell Knob boat parade celebrates July 4 (07/02/14)
Those who visit Shell Knob on July 4 at about 6:30 p.m. can bear witness to a one-of-a-kind event that takes place on Table Rock Lake each year. Organized by Becky Caddell and her husband, Jerry, residents of Shell Knob and even tourists visiting the area take part in a boat parade each year, showing their patriotism on the way to a prime viewing area for the city's fireworks show...
Central Crossing Senior Center adding to building (07/02/14)
The Central Crossing Senior Center in Shell Knob held a recent fundraiser in an effort to fund a 6,000-square-foot addition to its building. Jeff Harp, chief publicity officer and member of the center's board, said with help from the local Knights of Columbus chapter, the center held a fish fry and barbecue, serving over 200 meals in an effort to raise money for the ongoing construction project...
Cassville woman injured in 2-vehicle crash (07/02/14)
A Cassville woman sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 37 about a mile south of Butterfield. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the crash occurred when a 1990 Toyota, driven by Ronald J. Beaudoin, 51, of Cassville, struck a 1990 Ford F150, driven by Jerry G. Bickford, 38, of Cassville, from behind at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, June 24...
Red Rose hosts weekend Independence Day event (07/02/14)
Southwind performed recently at the Fourth of July event at Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville.
Rain does not slow Townball game (07/02/14)
A rain shower Saturday did not keep locals from participating in the first ever Townball game at Roaring River State Park.