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Active cases continue to rise

Barry County has nearly four times as many active COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases as a month ago, and hospitalizations due to the virus remain in the double digits. According to the Barry County Health Department and Barry County Office of Emergency Management, there have been 3,623 (+127) confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.
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13 residents hospitalized with COVID

This week marks a new first for Barry County in the 16 months of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic — the most hospitalizations in any one week. According to the Barry County Health Department and Barry County Office of Emergency Management, there have been 3,496 (+91) confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.
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BarCo Sheriff’s Office reports up 21 percent

The Barry County Sheriff’s Office has been dealing with a significant uptick in call volume, and doing so with only two-thirds of its normal staff. Danny Boyd, Barry County sheriff, said as of July 14, the Office has filed 1,039 reports, compared to 855 at the same time in 2020 — an increase of 21.5 percent.
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U.S. Marshals arrest man wanted for firing at Arkansas authorities; Barry County Sheriff’s Deputies stop him with explosives in his vehicle

STONE COUNTY, Mo. — Sheriff Doug Rader of Stone County releases information regarding the capture of a man wanted for allegedly firing at Carroll County, Arkansas, Officers on June 12. Wednesday, July 7, Barry County Sheriff’s Deputies performed a routine traffic stop in Eagle Rock, Missouri. Where a man fled...
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Dozens of neglected dogs ,cats, and goats rescued from Barry County home

CASSVILLE, Mo. (KY3) - Barry county deputies rescued abandoned several animals inside a home outside of Cassville. The rescue happened at a home off State highway 86. Timothy Rich was on a camping trip with his family when three dogs ran out in front of his car. Rich and his wife pulled over and tried to move the dogs away from the road. When they got a closer look, they noticed the animal’s fur was falling out and was covered in ticks and fleas.
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COVID actives back in triple digits

For the first time since the start of February, the number active COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in Barry County has climbed over 100, nearly doubling the count from last week. According to the Barry County Health Department and Barry County Office of Emergency Management, there have been 3,405 (+83) confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.
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Barry County deputy’s traffic stop leads to fugitive’s arrest

Man who shot at Carroll County cops arrested at residence in Lampe. A Barry County deputy’s traffic stop made on July 1 has ultimately led to the apprehension of an Arkansas fugitive who shot at two Carroll County, Ark., deputies in June. According to the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy...
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Golden man charged in drug task force bust

Possible federal indictment coming for meth distribution. A rural Golden man has been charged in Barry County with selling meth, and a federal indictment for distribution could be in the works. Russell Williams, 64, of Golden, was charged with delivery of a controlled substance following a search of his home...
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News briefs

Construction at Mercy Hospital will require the temporary closure of the northbound driving lane of Gravel Street near 1st Street. The lane closure is expected to begin Thursday morning and last through the end of August, weather permitting. A detour route on Main Street will be marked for through traffic. Local traffic to and from the hospital should adjust driving routes accordingly. Questions or concerns about this road closure may be directed to City Hall at 417-847-4441.
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Visitor restrictions return to Monett nursing home as COVID-19 cases increase in Barry, Lawrence counties

MONETT, Mo. (KY3) -As cases of COVID-19 rise in southwest Missouri, nursing homes and assisted living facilities may have to change their visitation policies. Lacoba Nursing home in Monett announced such a change Wednesday. After seeing a drastic increase in COVID-19 cases in both Barry and Lawrence County, there will now be a restricted visitation policy for the second time due to the pandemic.
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44 new COVID cases added in last week

The Delta variant of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is making a heavy mark in southwest Missouri, as Barry County has received 44 new cases of the virus in the last week, and Lawrence County opened 117 cases over a 7-day period. According to the Barry County Health Department and Barry County Office...
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Pfizer vaccine available in Monett

The Barry County Health Department will conduct a community-wide vaccine clinic on July 12 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Monett Middle School. This vaccine clinic is open to all Missouri residents ages 12 and older who are eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination. There is no cost to individuals receiving the vaccine. Residents must call 417-847-2114 to schedule an appointment.
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COVID actives continue climb

Barry County added 36 new COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in the last week, and and one in three people tested for the virus received a positive result. According to the Barry County Health Department and Barry County Office of Emergency Management, there have been 3,278 (+36) confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.
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Pfizer vaccine available in Cassville

The Barry County Health Department will conduct a vaccine clinic on June 26 at the Health Department’s Cassville office. All Missouri residents aged 12 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination. There is no cost to individuals receiving the vaccine. Residents must call 417-847-2114 to schedule an appointment.
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Local author Debra Walden Davis will be signing copies of her novels at the Barry County Museum on June 26 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Walden Davis, previously of Seligman, attended her freshman year at Southwest, returning in 1977 to teach junior high science for two years. She retired from teaching in 2014. Her first book “Almost Home,” was published in August 2018. Walden Davis’ three-book Gambit Investigations Series is set in Springfield. She incorporates local places of interests in her novels. In “Whispers,” clues lead Greene County deputy John Hutsell to Mark Twain National Forest in search of a missing person. While there, Hutsell meets old-timer, Clayton Roberts, who shows him the best place to “hide a body” in Mark Twain. Inspiration for the Roberts character was inspired by Walden Davis’ 94-year-old father, Wayne Walden, a current resident of Seligman. Walden Davis presently lives in Battlefield, where she is plotting book number five, “Not Dark Yet.”
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More Arrests In Barry County Homicide

Two more men are charged with a murder in Barry County. 25-year-old Daylon Anderson from Monett was found shot to death in a field near Butterfield last week. Carlos Gutierrez, 19, and Jonathan Renteria-Marquez, 20, both from Carthage, are charged with second-degree murder. Dylan Williams from Monett was arrested last...