April 2023

Trout Tales, April 26

I couldn’t help falling in love at Barn at Bear Ridge on Saturday. The Purdy Prom Committee brough Elvis to shake, rattle and roll the scene. Attendees wearing their blue suede shoes had a little less conversation when the King took the stage. Elvis preached a don’t be cruel message, so no one was left crying in the chapel, and that’s all right. It was a unique Prom experience, one that will remain always on my mind as I go to other proms. Kudos to the Purdy kids for creating unique memories!
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Open for play

Aaron Pyle climbed the new playground structure at Cassville Primary School on April 18, heading to the slide afterward. It was the first day students were allowed to have recess at the new playground after numerous construction delays.
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Here, record, record

Cassville seniors Jolie Evans and Caleb Leach are go-getters. The duo have combined to break three school records this season, and two were in events they do not normally run — but they wanted the records.
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State board changes fertilizer permitting

After June 30, the Missouri Fertilizer Control Board (MoFCB) will no longer issue fertilizer permits for the land-application of wastewater residuals. The change comes after outcry from landowners in southwest Missouri led to a meeting of Missouri State representatives and senators at a meeting organized by Representative Dirk Deaton, R-Noel, in Pineville last month.
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34 years on the job

When Cassville Police Chief Dana Kammerlohr was in college to become a veterinary technician, she made a connection within the program that would take her career in a different direction but provide 34 years of employment. Set to retire on June 1, Kammerlohr transitioned from vet tech to training search and rescue dogs, ultimately being hired as a Barry County deputy, where she served for 20 years, then as Cassville police chief for another 14.
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Joyce Jost

Joyce Jost, 82, of Cassville, passed away April 19, 2023 at home surrounded by family. She was born October 16, 1940, in Vernon County, Mo., the daughter of James and Ruth (Woody) Nickell.
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Lloyd Eugene Fleming

Lloyd Eugene Fleming, 90, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Friday, April 21, 2023, at home. He was born July 31, 1932, in Port Huron, Mich., the son of Robert and Velma (Hall) Fleming, who preceded him in death.
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Alta Mae Harmon

Alta Mae Harmon, 86, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at Roaring River Health and Rehabilitation in Cassville. She was born August 2, 1936, in Springfield, the daughter of Roy and Virginia (Lowe) Harmon, who preceded her in death.
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