September 2023

Plucky Purdy pushes for wins

Purdy volleyball senior Rylee Stanford was in fourth grade the last time the Lady Eagles won a district title, and she and new Head coach Barry Wheeler aim to lead Purdy back to postseason glory and revive a program that has not had a winning season since 2015. Wheeler, who brings nearly four decades of club, high school and collegiate coaching experience to Purdy, said the Lady Eagles’ best quality this season is their effort on the floor.
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It’s electric!

The Cassville school district and Environmental Protection Agency joined on Thursday to celebrate a $1.9 million investment at the district — five new electric school buses paid for entirely by the Clean School Bus Rebate Program. Merlyn Johnson, Cassville superintendent, said the buses have been in service for the last few weeks, receiving rave reviews from riders and athletic teams that have used them.
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40 signed up for Women in Nature

Roaring River State Park will have an inflow of women on Saturday, as 40 have signed up for the first Women in Nature course at the park, led by the Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center. Anna Skalicky, naturalist/ resource interpreter at the Nature Center, said signups are full, but women still interested may sign up to be on the wait list should anyone drop out.
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Scoreboard, Sept. 20

Purdy volleyball coach Barry Wheeler reached his 500th win last week with a 2-0 (2519, 25-19) victory over Exeter on Saturday in the Thomas Jefferson Invitational. The Lady Eagles went 2-2 at the tournament and have an overall record of 3-8-2 this season.
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Part of Farm Road 1120 closed during weekdays

Construction of sewer improvements requires the daily closure of Farm Road 1120, between Partridge Drive and Skyline Drive, which began on Friday. The closures are needed each weekday during working hours for the open trench replacement of sewer pipe and manholes. The road will likely be reopened to through traffic each night, with closures reinitiated each day after 8:15 a.m. Contributed photo
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