Rivalries rekindled by Big 8 restructure

The Cassville football team will rekindle Big 8 rivalries of yesteryear in its new schedule this season, which features a contest against each conference foe and one non-conference bout. Clay Weldy, Cassville football coach, said he's excited to play a Big 8 Conference slate consisting of Cassville, Aurora, East Newton, Lamar, Nevada, McDonald County, Monett, Mt.
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Bird flu: Not just for the birds

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), or “bird flu,” is on the move in dairy herds across the United States, and while scientists seemed baffled by the means of the H5N1 virus’ initial leap from poultry to a herd of Texas dairy cattle in March, poultry-industry insider William Wymore, of Owensville, believes its transmission can be easily explained. The storage and land-application of poultry and meat-processing sludge is facilitating the spread of bird flu, he alleges.
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Business 37, Route 76 to be resurfaced

Drivers can expect lane closures and occasional traffic delays on Business 37 in Cassville and Missouri Route 76 in Barry and McDonald counties for a resurfacing project beginning Monday, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. This is where the work is being done: • Business 37 (Main Street) from Missouri Route 37 north of Cassville south approximately three (3) miles through town to Missouri Route 76 (5th Street) • Missouri Route 76 from McDonald County Route U south of Rocky Comfort east approximately 17 miles to Missouri Route 37 in Cassville On Business 37, the contractor will remove the old driving surface and replace it with a new asphalt surface and permanent striping.
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Saturday night slides

Kyle Dahmer, of Sheldon, begins his pull in the 8200 stock tractor division, billowing smoke as he got going. Dahmer took second place at the annual event, held at the Stumpff Family Event Center on Saturday.
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Through the Years, July 10

30 YEARS AGO: FIREWORKS SHOW FINALE — So bright was the Shell Knob fireworks finale, film didn’t separate the display, but obviously provided a lighting of the Central Crossing Bridge over Table Rock at right. Special firings of the Shell Knob C of C program boats ands spectators along the way who yelled, honked horns and flashed lights as their method of approving the show.
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