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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016
Crowder College to offer free AEL classes (08/17/16)
Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) classes, offered through Crowder College, are set to begin in Cassville, Monett and Seligman. Classes include instruction for the following areas: academic skills including math, language, social studies, science, and reading; high school equivalency prep, college placement prep; WorkKeys prep for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC); ASVAB prep; college and career transitions...
32nd annual Hillbilly Industrial Golf Tournament announces winners (08/17/16)
The 32nd annual Hillbilly Industrial Golf tournament was held Aug. 4 and 5 at the Cassville Golf Club.
Burbridge Family holds seventh bi-annual family reunion (08/17/16)
The Burbridge Family held its seventh bi-annual family reunion in July at Fairview Church in Shell Knob. At the event, 76 family members enjoyed a slide-show, door prizes, and a catered dinner provided by Zanetta Campbell and Karlton Burbridge. The following family members were in attendance:...
Memorial garden dedication honors Eakin (08/17/16)
The Melba Eakin Memorial Garden dedication was held at Central Crossing Senior Center in Shell Knob July 12, with a crowd of over 100 in attendance.
CASK displays unique 'mini-art' postcards, offers August classes (08/17/16)
Now that Jim Hoover's special event artwork has left the building, which was on display for viewers during July, "mini art" from around the world has arrived including postcards from over 20 countries, 10 states, and 13 second-graders from Shell Knob. Over 100 postcards were displayed from 5 to 8 p.m. during the group's Open Reception event Aug. 5. This year's theme is, "Weather," and the postcards shown are from Canada, Austria, and Russia...
Pet of the Week (08/17/16)
Hena is the Haven of the Ozarks' Pet of the Week.
Barry County circuit court (08/17/16)
Jason Wayne Rayburn, Cassville, failure to register motor vehicle, $30.50 fine Joseph Lee Roden, possession of marijuana, $300 fine plus court costs Nicole D. Stringer-Hunter, Cassville, failure to wear seat belt, $10 fine Randy Lee Walker, Kirksville, failure to pay child support, two years unsupervised probation, plus pay support per agreement...
Municipal court (08/17/16)
Michael S. Vzlik, Shell Knob, failure to obey traffic control devices, $50.50 fine Melissa R. Carter, Exeter, receive stolen property, $150.50 fine Mitchell E. Davidson, Cassville, failure to register vehicle, $300 fine Devin K. Jackson, Cassville, no insurance, $150.50 fine...
Mercy Caritas gives $14,000 to Kornerstone (08/10/16)
Doug Stroemel, hospital administrator of Mercy Cassville, Aurora and Berryville, Ark., hands Marlene Whitham, Kornerstone, Inc. director, a check for $14,000 for the support of the organization's ministry for teen parents.
Pet of the Week (08/10/16)
Meet Brett, the Haven of the Ozarks' pet of the week. This handsome boy is one-year-old Heeler mix.
Residents enjoy 'down home' time at first cowboy picnic (08/03/16)
Good food, good entertainment and good times were had at the Central Crossing Senior Center's first "cowboy" picnic last Friday. Among the festivities were Bluegrass entertainment provided by The Turkey Mountain 3 band, and Branson performer and trick roper, Johnny Lonestar. In addition, several awards were roped in by guests for friendly, down-home competitions, including "Best-dressed Cowgirl," won by Myonza Kennedy, and a Watermelon Seed-Spitting contest, won by George Clute...
Central Crossing Senior Center in Shell Knob offers tasty, affordable meals (08/03/16)
If you haven't eaten at the Center or if it's been quite a while since you have, we encourage you to come on by and give it a try. These meals are prepared daily by our own head cook, Rebecca and assistant, Rita. In addition, volunteers come in daily and help serve and prepare. You won't find a better meal anywhere (maybe not even at home). The portions are beyond generous; the salad bar is extensive, and desert is included. Beyond all that, coffee and tea are available...
Mercy Cassville staff recognized with 5-Star Awards (08/03/16)
A team of professionals at Mercy Hospital Cassville recently received special recognition when they received several 5-Star Awards as a result of a patient survey reporting their experiences with the employees as part of the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey...
CASK continues unique, creative activities (08/03/16)
In the middle of summer, vacations and picnics, CASK members, Creative Arts of Shell Knob, reports it is staying busy learning new things and sharing ideas. This summer, the group has had several Paint 'N Pours, workshops and shows in its special events room, and visitors are coming to the gallery. Paint 'N Pour events have included not just members, but grandchildren, children, and friends making special memories together...
Pet of the Week (08/03/16)
Commander is Haven of the Ozarks' pet of the week.
Municipal Court (08/03/16)
Drew A. Chadd, Cassville, failure to register vehicle, $75.50 fine Jan Ellen Christ, Monett, defective equipment, $100 fine Jeffrey Alan Crumpler, Jr., Cassville, possession of drug paraphernalia, $150 fine, possession marijuana, $150 fine Richard D. Davis, Cassville, failure to register vehicle, $300 fine...
Cassville Cruisers present awards (07/27/16)
At their July Cruise-In, the Cassville Cruisers car club members presented Bill and Sharon Knapp with the Eddie Award for being chosen as the Best of the Bunch from 1961-1970 vehicles.
Pet of the week (07/27/16)
Loverboy is the Haven of the Ozarks' pet of the week.
Staff complete last of summer projects (07/27/16)
Custodians Katherine Long and Stan Boyd complete painting projects in the Cassville Primary and Middle School cafeterias.
Education briefs (07/27/16)
Emily Speakman of Cassville was named to the Central Methodist University Dean's List for the spring 2016 semester. Speakman is a senior pre-nursing major at the main campus in Fayette. The academic achievement is awarded only to students who meet all criteria required to earn a place on the CMU Dean's List, including a minimum 3.5 or above grade point average for spring 2016. ...
Gates sworn in as Rotary Club president (07/20/16)
New Cassville Rotary Club President Justin Gates receives the gavel from outgoing President Eugene Dilbeck, as he was sworn in on July 1.
Pet of the Week (07/20/16)
Marissa is the Haven of the Ozarks' featured pet of the week.
Purdy Class of '66 meets (07/20/16)
The Purdy Class of 1966 recently gathered for a class reunion. The group met at the Angus Branch Restaurant on June 25 to celebrate.
Barry County Court News (07/20/16)
Margo Marie Belisle, Eagle Rock, operating a vehicle without a license, six months unsupervised probation and court costs; failure to register a motor vehicle, $30.50 fine Kylan James Bruton, Cassville, $310 fine for speeding and failure to wear a seat belt...
Purdy honor students named (07/13/16)
Officials at Purdy High School have released the names of students listed to the fourth quarter honor roll for the 2015-16 academic year. Students are listed by grade level and achievement. Seniors: Umar Akhtar, Desirie Ennes, Brooke Farris, Mikala Fletcher, Breanna Keeler, Robbie Ortega, Abby Parsons, Maria Perez, Katie Real and Jonatan Salazar...
Southwest Middle School students achieve perfect attendance (07/13/16)
Officials at Southwest Middle School have released the names of students who achieved perfect attendance for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 academic year. Fifth grade: Logan Campbell, Anna Church, Jacob Corter, Bryce Hammers, Jacob Nelson, Colton Pendergraft, Hunter Peterson, Tyler Sadr-Momtaz, Harley Setzer and Signe Suchowski...
Southwest Middle School honor students named (07/13/16)
Officials at Southwest Middle School have released the names of students listed to the fourth quarter honor roll for the 2015-16 academic year. Students are listed by grade level and achievement. Fifth grade: Bryce Hammers. Sixth grade: Andrew Cornell, Jared Hayworth, Samuel Jennings, Ryan Lawrence, Christian Long, Amy Reeves and Elizabeth Ross...
Cassville Cruisers announce Eddie Award winner (07/13/16)
The Cassville Cruisers Car Club presented Bill and Lea Hills with an Eddie Award for their 1959 Chevrolet at their June cruise-in event. Contributed photo
Forum held at Central Crossing Senior Center (07/13/16)
A large crowd showed up to attend a forum at the Central Crossing Senior Center to ask questions of five of the seven candidates for the Barry County Sheriff's position, as well as the three candidates for the Barry County Public Administrator position. ...
Pet of the Week (07/13/16)
Nebbie Nose is the Haven of the Ozarks' Pet of the Week.
CASK reports June happenings (07/13/16)
CASK, which stands for Creative Arts of Shell Knob, held its June meeting at the guild gallery in the Bridgeway Plaza. The group reported that the month flew by, and members are planning events for July. Among upcoming group happenings, Jim Hoover's art takes residence in the special event room for the month. His special talent is painting with oils on wood, and he will have more to share. Hoover will be having an Open House at the gallery on Saturday, July 2, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m...
REGAL associates honored upon retirement (07/13/16)
Brenda Popplewell celebrated her retirement from Regal Beloit America, Inc.,
Turkey Mountain 3 entertains seniors (07/06/16)
Bluegrass and folk band Turkey Mountain 3 entertained guests at the Central Crossing Senior Center on Thursday, June 2.
Cassville resident to compete in International Finals Youth Rodeo (07/06/16)
Brent Whitley, of Cassville, is competing in the 24th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo held July 10-15 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, in Shawnee, Okla. Whitley is participating in the world's richest youth rodeo, hoping to win his share of more than $200,000 in prize money and championship saddles and buckles...
Local teen elected to Missouri State 4-H Council (07/06/16)
Jeremiah Rittenhouse, of Barry County, recently returned from Columbia, where he was elected as a regional representative to the Missouri State 4-H Council. The election took place as part of the 71st annual State 4-H Congress from June 1-3, which was attended by more than 230 Missouri teens. Jeremiah is the first regional representative elected from Barry County since the 1940s...
Local horse earns award (07/06/16)
I Know a Cool Secret, a 4-year-old quarter horse gelding owned by Walter and Glenda Hasler, of Cassville, and shown by Evelle Hasler Houck, of Pierce City, earned points to complete a Register of Merit in Halter from the American Quarter Horse Association at the June 12 show in Carthage...
Pet of the Week (07/06/16)
Kit is The Haven of the Ozarks' featured Pet of the Week. This sweet and adorable little girl is about four-and-one-half-years old and is a great size for any home.
CHS scholarship recipients named (06/29/16)
Officials at Cassville High School have announced scholarship awards for the 2016 graduating seniors. Memory Barber -- Baker University Scholarship of Academic Merit; Little Joe Transplant Fund Scholarship; CHS A+ scholarship; and Barry County Youth Camp Scholarship...
Pet of the Week (06/29/16)
The Haven of the Ozarks featured pet of the week is Little Debbie. This beautiful, outgoing, and happy Border Collie mix is about seven-and-a-half years old.
Compassus recognizes local nursing assistant (06/22/16)
The Hospice Compassus program serving Monett and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Stacey Green, of Seligman, during National Nursing Assistants Week, June 9-16, for providing the highest level of quality hospice care for patients and their families...
Pet of the Week (06/22/16)
Rosanna is the Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week.
Barry county court news (06/22/16)
Cody Eugene Wilderbuer, Cassville, three years probation for second degree assault. John Daniel Wilson, Eagle Rock, four years with the DOC for five counts of second degree burglary and four counts of theft of services or property. Cherie Allan Chitwood, Shell Knob, $67.50 for defective equipment...
Purdy fourth quarter honor roll students named (06/22/16)
Officials at Purdy High School have released the names of students listed to the fourth quarter honor roll for the 2015-16 academic year. Students are listed by grade level and achievement. Seniors: Umar Akhtar, Desirie Ennes, Brooke Farris, Mikala Fletcher, Breanna Keeler, Robbie Ortega, Abby Parsons, Maria Perez, Katie Real and Jonatan Salazar...
Pet of the Week (06/15/16)
This week's pet of the week at the Haven of the Ozarks is Rosanna, a pretty little girl, just over a year old and a likely a beagle mix. Rosanna arrived at the Haven pregnant and has finished raising her babies. She is now ready for a home of her own. ...
Cassville honor students named (06/15/16)
Officials at Cassville High School have released the names of students listed to the second semester honor roll for the 2015-16 academic year. Students are listed by grade level and achievement. Seniors: Alyssa Brewer, Brooke Cornell, Zachary Denton, Colton Dilbeck, Parker Dunker, Kourtney Greek, Lindsey Halterman, Jessica Haney, Andrew Hare, Jena Hilburn, Austin Holt, Dylan Klewer, Tawnie Nelson, Sydney Olbertz, Riley Wilson and Kiley Wolf...
Pet of the Week (06/08/16)
This week's pet of the week at the Haven of the Ozarks is Quinn, a gorgeous girl that about four years old and very sweet.
Cassville Education Fund presents awards (06/08/16)
The Cassville Education Fund has awarded Andrew Hoskins, Cassville High School's geography and government instructor, received $1,650 to purchase government and geography curriculum that will be utilized by ninth, 11th and 12th grade students.
Cassville hosts National Honor Society induction (06/08/16)
A total of 37 qualifying juniors and seniors were inducted into CHS National Honor Society Wednesday, April 20.
Southwest National Honor Society names new officers (06/08/16)
The Southwest High School chapter of National Honor Society held their new member induction and officer installation on Monday, April 18.
National Honor Society members named (06/08/16)
Exeter R-6 High School hosted its National Honor Society Induction April 18 with Lucretia Brattin, chapter advisor, prsenting seniors with their honor cords for graduation.