July 2022

Pet of the Week

Meet Lola, the Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week. She is currently living in a foster home due to the extreme heat, which has provided an opportunity to learn how she does in a home. According other foster owners, “Lola wants nothing more than to be a member of a loving family. She is very smart, mannerly, content to sleep in a crate, is fully housebroken, and gets along fine with both dogs and cats. She even likes horses. She has a very exuberant play drive, but is also super mellow and loves to sleep in the [air conditioner]. This lovely girl is just a real gem.” Lola is about five years old and weighs 50 pounds. For more information, call 417-835-3647 or meet her at the Haven, open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day of the week. Contributed photo
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Beat the heat on the gridiron

The Cassville football team is working this summer on the skills needed to beat opposing teams, all the while having to beat another opponent — the heat. Clay Weldy, Cassville football coach, said staying hydrated and healthy is the name of that game during July’s triple-digit heat wave.
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Wildcats lay lines in trenches

When it comes to offensive and defensive lines in the Big 8, the Cassville football team has neither the deepest or the biggest lineup, but the Wildcats aim to make up for that with heart. Clay Weldy, Cassville football coach, said last year the Wildcats were smaller than most teams, and this season will be much the same.
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Rubie Raye Batson, infant daughter of Devin Batson and Emilly Costlow of Cassville, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2022. She was born Wednesday, July 20, in Springfield.


Patsy Ann Wright, 74, of Cassville, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Cassville. She was born July 23, 1947, in Washburn, the daughter of Osa and Maxine (Day) Hendrix.