Purdy man graduates US Marine Corps Boot Camp

Private Travis Zan Hughes, 18, of Purdy graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on Dec. 8, 2023. Private Hughes successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of many recruits in Charlie Company Platoon 1043. Following a short leave, he has reported to Camp Pendleton for Infantry Training Battalion. Contributed photo
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Through the Years, Jan. 31

Feb. 6, 1974 — AMBULANCE DISTRICT TO CONSIDER 12 TOWNSHIPS Possibly the first official step toward formation of an ambulance district to serve the southern half of Barry County will be taken Friday when local emergency services officials meet with a federal program coordinator to investigate possibilities.
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Through the years, Jan. 24

40 YEARS AGO: MIND SIGNS, THEY MEAN BUSINESS — Signs such as this is up on highways of the state, a result of severe break up of pavement in recent thawing weather. Jay Buxton, area maintenance supervisor, says a minimum of 75 miles of roads are in bad condition following weekend traffic. Especially hard hit are routes like Highway 37 which carries large counts of both passenger and commercial vehicles daily. Buxton said highway crews would be placing these signs at locations wherever “potholes” appear. He said the public should use caution traveling in any area road, signed or not, since break-up can occur at any time.
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Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week, Jan. 24

Frank has been in the shelter over 280 days and needs to find a home. Before arriving at the Haven, he had been shot in the face, but he is perfectly fine now. Frank is a sweet, mellow dog who would do well in any home. He can start out a little nervous when he first meets you but has never shown an ounce of hostility towards anyone or anything! Frank loves to have his ears scratched, is house trained and great riding in the back of a car.
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Through the Years, Jan. 17

40 YEARS AGO: HIGHWAY PROGRAM IN CASSVILLE — Initial plans of a Highway 37 improvement between Cassville and the Arkansas line getting underway with full location hearings this fall, were presented by Joseph Mickes, second from left, district highway engineer last week.
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