April 2024

4 vie for sheriff

The incumbent sheriff and three challengers have filed in Barry County, each hoping to be elected in the Aug. 6 Republican Primary and four year’s at the county’s lead law enforcement officer.
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Justin Boot buildings Sold

Nearly four years after closing its doors in 2020, Justin Boot factory in Cassville is now under new ownership. Paul Sidio, a Spokane businessman, worked with local Auctioneer Donnie Stumpff to purchase the pair of buildings on County Farm Road from Justin Boot and Berkshire Hathaway, closing the deal on April 12.
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Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week, April 24

Evren is eager to find her new home. She is a black and white colored Great Pyrenees mix. Her date of birth is Feb. 8, 2024. Evren and her siblings were dumped on the highway and brought to the Haven. She would love to find her forever home soon, so she doesn’t have to spend any more time in the shelter. Evren and her siblings are available to move to a home now. The Haven is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week.
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Drake Thomas: Weathering the storm — The unpredictability of child behavior

It seems that spring has sprung here in the Ozarks! Daffodils and dogwoods are in full bloom, the grass and trees have returned to their lively green selves, and a buzz down any road out of city limits will likely show you new spring calves and lambs at their mothers’ sides. As warm and enjoyable as the weather has been, as a born and bred Missourian, I know that the sweet spring weather can quickly turn sour.
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Leaping into history

Preparing for his second long jump at the Cassville Relays on April 16, Wildcat senior Ashton Wheeler had a feeling he might could make history. His personal record at 6.3 meters, Wheeler leaped into the Cassville history books with a jump of 6.71 meters, surpassing Devin Linenbrink, who held the record with a 2010 jump of 6.58 meters.
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Firearm pulled in Purdy burglary

A Butterfield man is facing a felony charge after allegedly attempting to steal items from a home being built in Purdy, caught and confronted by area residents. Timothy Plopper, 34, of Butterfield, is charged with second- degree burglary and misdemeanor second-degree property damage.
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Wesley Wizards conquer Trivia Night

The Wesley Wizards, a team representing the Cassville United Methodist Church won first place at the Cassville Education Fund’s Trivia Night on Friday, winning the overall competition. Newsflash!, a team sponsored by the Cassville Democrat, won the “Smarty Pants” award for most trivia questions answered correctly.
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