Through the Years, March 27

40 YEARS AGO: AMPLE WATER PROVIDES FALL--Spring moisture in the area makes every runnable stream flowing at near full tilt these days. One example is a 90-foot waterfall from atop the spring bluff at Roaring River State Park. This photo Monday shows a healthy stream of water cascading past well worn rock bluffs. Merle Rogers, park naturalist, said the stream is flowing about 35 million gallons of water daily. Average for the spring is 22 million. Contributing to the water situation is the 7.07 inches of rainfall and snow moisture measured in March. Thus far in April, readings Monday were 1.11, says Mary Ann Thomas of the U.S. Forest Service. For the year rainfall stands at 12.55 inches. This March was the wettest since the 7.48 inches recorded in 1978.
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Barry County Sheriff’s Office calls for service and reports taken

March 11-17 The Barry County Sheriff's Office responded to 232 calls for service for the week of March 11-17. The CAD events created by central dispatch are the Calls for Service Barry County Officers respond to every day, included in those calls are alarms, assaults, burglaries, domestic disturbances, DWI's, stealing, harassment, medical issues, paper service, prisoner transports, suspicious persons, traffic stops and warrant service. Reports are not generated on all the calls for service. The following reports were generated from the above 232 calls:
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Missouri aviation leaders to host celebration

Leaders from across the Missouri aviation community will meet with elected officials to commemorate State Aviation Day at the State Capitol on April 2. “Aviation is a vital component of the total transportation package that serves Missouri’s industries, businesses, and residents,” said Steve Stockam, Former Joplin Regional Airport Manager and Immediate Past Chair of Missouri Aviation Advisory Committee.
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Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week, March 20

Fiber deserves a home! He has been in shelter for over 765 days. Fiber is a handsome, playful dog who came to the Haven from the city of Monett after being abandoned. Fiber is a happy, loyal guy, whose favorite games are fetch and tug-of-war. He does a good job on walks but does pull a bit, so between that, his slightly-sassy attitude, and his energy levels, the Haven thinks he’d do best in a home with older kids. He might take some time to warm up to the men in his new family, but this good boy will do literally anything for bacon. He doesn’t get along with cats and will need to meet any potential dog siblings before he goes home. He is a lab/pit bull terrier mix born May 12, 2021. The Haven is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, people may email, or call at 417-835-3647. Contributed photo
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