Regal announces several retirements
Regal-Beloit, in Cassville, has announced several recent employee retirements. Nelda Phillips, who has worked for the company since 1976, retired on May 29 after 38 years. She plans to relax on her farm near Eldon. Norman Ozbun, a 34-year employee, retired June 30 and plans to spend his free time hiking with his wife. He was a tool and die maker for the company...
'Goopy, Slimy, Bubbly Stuff' visits
Discovery Center Presenter Bryan Zweerink passes around his "rubbery goop." He taught children how to make the goop and other chemistry projects with household items. The Cassville Branch Library's "Fizz, Boom, Read" program hosted the Springfield Discovery Center's presentation of "Goopy, Slimy, Bubbly Stuff" on July 3. Caitlin McKenzie firstname.lastname@example.org...
July 4 party in Purdy
Around 400 people gathered in the center of Purdy on July 3 for the third annual Independence Day celebration and fireworks show, courtesy of fireworks vendor Ken Terry. As the band Plymouth Junction, from Monett, played, Babette Blay danced with her grandchildren, Jessie and Nicole Swift. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat...
CHS alumnus receives Physician of the Year award
Dr. Joshua Ball, M.D., was recently honored with the Freeman Health System Physician of the Year award. Dr. Ball has been a diagnostic and interventional radiologist at Freeman Health for three years and was asked to serve as medical director of radiology in early 2013...
Chamber welcomes Ken's Collision Center
Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce members recently attended an open house and ribbon cutting at Ken's Collision Center where the had the opportunity to see paintless dent repair demonstrations throughout the event. During the open house, drawings were held for Springfield Cardinal tickets, Arkansas Travelers tickets, Branson tickets, and auto detailing services. Contributed photo...
Collector prepares for Delinquent Land Tax Sale
The office of Barry County Collector, Janice Varner, is preparing for the annual Barry County Delinquent Land Tax Sale. Missouri law requires that land with three years of delinquent taxes sell on the fourth Monday of August each year. The first publication of this sale will appear in the Cassville Democrat the week of July 16, 2014 at which time copies will be available in the collector's office...
Absentee voting registration underway
Absentee voting for the Aug. 5 Primary Election will continue from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through July 9 at the Barry County Clerk's Office in Cassville. If people are unable to vote in person, they may request an absentee ballot to be mailed. Absentee ballot request forms may be obtained at the Monett Chamber of Commerce; the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce; by written request to the office of: Gary Youngblood, Barry County clerk, 700 Main St. Suite 2, Cassville, MO 65625; or by fax at 417-847-5311...
Golden Baptist welcomes new pastor, family
Our church family at First Southern Baptist Church of Golden has welcomed Pastor Zandy Vandall, along with his wife, Jennifer, daughter Grace, and son Ethan.
Through the years
July 8, 1964 Representing the Washburn and Seligman communities in the Summer Youth Baseball program this summer are the Southwest Twins, managed by Bob Norman and Charles Weathers. Team members are: Billy Deans, Glen Rose, Philip Preston, Edie Watson, Billy Schell, Sammy Weathers, David Burnett, Glen Erwin, Charlie Pippin, Jim Eggleston and Earl Mitchell...
CHS teens rewarded for sobriety pledges
Seventy percent of students at Cassville High School signed a pledge this spring to not drink alcohol before they turn 21. Safe and Sober, a nonprofit founded in 2004, rewarded Cassville High School and its students this week for their participation in the program by giving them a check for $500...
Southwest Elementary names fourth quarter honor roll
Officials at Southwest Elementary School have released the list of students named to the fourth quarter honor roll for the 2013-14 academic year. Principal's Honor Roll honorees are: Lyric Bernard, Jess Holder, Nevaeh Stogdill, Hunter Barnes, Miles Bowling, Brady Brinkman, Hunter Cain, Tara Hampshire, Saige Miller, Payton Morris, Ben Morris, Tehya Ross, Juliauna Sierra, Natalie Sanko and John Atkins...
Cassville students get scholarships
Security Bank of Southwest Missouri has announced the names of two Cassville High School seniors were chosen to receive one of two scholarships awarded by the bank.
Locals graduate from College of the Ozarks
Jesse Henderson, of Cassville, graduated from College of the Ozarks at Point Lookout during commencement ceremonies held in May. He received a bachelor of science degree in psychology. Henderson is a graduate of Cassville High School. Also graduating were: Donovan Bartkoski, of Purdy, with a bachelor of arts degree in religious studies; and Jacob Nolan, of Aurora, with a bachelor of science in computer information science...
Area students named to MSU's Dean's List
Local students were recently named to the dean's list at Missouri State University. For undergraduate students, criteria includes enrollment in at least 12 credit hours during the spring semester and at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale...
Dilbeck inducted into national honorary society
Kaylin Dilbeck, of Shell Knob, was inducted into the national academic honorary society Alpha Chi in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury on the Westminster College campus in Fulton. Dilbeck is a senior at Westminster, majoring in biochemistry...
MU names students on 2014 Dean's List
Several Barry County students have been named to the Dean's List at University of Missouri for the spring 2014 semester. They inlcude: Trevor McClintock, of Cassville, and Jess Colby Ross, of Seligman, freshmen; Kory Waylynn Hayward, of Eagle Rock, a junior; and Jennifer Michelle Girard, of Shell Knob, a senior...
Thompson graduates from William Woods
Seth Thompson, of Cassville, recently graduated with a bachelor of science degree from William Woods University in Fulton, Mo. A total of 396 degrees were conferred during the day. A combined total of 941 students in all disciplines have graduated from WWU in the past 12 months...
Through The Years
July 1, 1964 The newest tourist attraction in this area is the Roaring River Deer Park on Highway 112, south of Cassville. The business is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Merl Emmert. The exhibit has six species of deer, a children's zoo and features animals native to this area...
Cassville woman graduates from UofA
Amy Stockton Henry recently graduated from the University of Arkansas, Sam M. Walton College of Business with a bachelor of science in business administration in supply chain management with minors in Spanish and marketing. Henry was a member of the Gamma Beta Phil Honor Society and was recognized for high scholastic achievement in Beta Gamma Sigma in the International Honor Society fo Collegiate Schools of Business in the University of Arkansas Chapter...
Purdy student named to MSU Dean's List
A Purdy High School graduate has been named to the Missouri State University College of Education's Dean's List for the 2014 spring semester. Jennie Smith, who is working toward a degree in early elementary education, earned a 3.8 grade point average during the past semester...
Local resident graduates with honors from University of Arkansas
Justin Mills, pictured above, graduated with honors from the Sam Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas on May 10. Mills earned Bachelor of Science Degrees in Business Administration in both Information Systems and Marketing. He was awarded as a First Ranked Senior Scholar with Summa Cum Laude honors. ...
Deffenbaugh receives MariCorp scholarship
Mikala Deffenbaugh has been named the recipient of the 2014 MariCorp U.S. Scholarship. Pictured above, from left, are: Steve Weeks, Kyle Wilkerson, Mikala Deffenbaugh, State Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob. Deffenbaugh is daughter of Robert and Lisa Deffenbaugh. ...
Proud to be an American
On Friday, May 30, the traditional Memorial Day, Southwest Missouri Office on Aging and the Central Crossing Center staff, with the help of Arvest Bank, Country Fresh Market, the VFW, and Tru Care Assisted Living, honored local veterans with a free lunch and program. ...
Sturgell finalist for pre-teen pageant
Rebelle Sturgell, 12, of Cato, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Pageant, to be held June 30 in Columbia. The pageant is for girls ages 4 to 18 competing in five different divisions. Rebelle will be participating in the pre-teen division with other young ladies from across the state for prizes ranging from scholarships to a Ford Mustang and an all-expanse paid trip to Disneyland. ...
CHS announces second semester honor rolls
Officials at Cassville High School have released the list of students named to the second semester honor roll for the 2013-14 academic year. Students are listed by achievement and grade below. Principal's Honor Roll Seniors: Kristeen Albert, Emily Brewer, Mikala Deffenbaugh, Noah Galey, Kodie Gibson, Wyatt Lopez, Lindsey Nolan and Jerrica Russell...