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Thursday, Sep. 29, 2016
CMS patterns American pioneers by offering innovative courses for future (09/28/16)
In the spirit of the 19th Century, when westward expansion began after Thomas Jefferson orchestrated the Louisiana Purchase to improve the nation's health, Cassville Middle School started the school year following in the footsteps of the earliest American pioneers by offering several innovative courses to keep the school moving forward--and staying healthy. ...
Pickleball comes to Central Crossing Senior Center (09/28/16)
The Central Crossing Senior Center announced it has created a Pickleball court to introduce members to the sport. An organizational and informational meeting was held Sept. 26 to discuss plans and scheduling for the court. The center said Pickleball is a sport for all ages, which does not require a lot of moving around nor much skill, and is a good way to get exercise and meet people. ...
Commerce gives $100 to the E.R.C.A. (09/28/16)
Commerce Bank and Commerce Bancshares Foundation recently donated $100 to the Eagle Rock Community Association.
Pet of the Week (09/28/16)
Meet Captain, the Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week.
Industrial Tech Department gets grant (09/21/16)
The Cassville High School Industrial Technology department, led by Instructor Marcus Reynolds, was recently awarded $5,191 through the Ted Gap grant.
Cassville Project Graduation sets up at Shakin' in the Shell (09/21/16)
Cassville High School's Project Graduation set up a booth at Shakin' in the Shell at Chamber Park in Shell Knob on Saturday.
Cassville students make District Honor Choir (09/21/16)
On Sept. 10, Cassville High School choir students traveled to the new high school in Carthage to try out for the prestigious All-District Honor Choir.
Farr begins term as United Methodist bishop (09/21/16)
For the first time in 12 years, the 800 United Methodist Churches in Missouri will have a new bishop at the helm. For the first time in its history, it will be one of their own. Robert Farr was elected to serve as a Bishop in the United Methodist Church at the South Central Jurisdictional Conference in Wichita, Kansas in July and started serving as the Bishop of Missouri on September 1. ...
Soroptimist Club installs new officers (09/21/16)
On Thursday, Sept. 8, the Cassville Soroptimist Club held a meeting to install officers for the 2016-2017 year.
Pet of the Week (09/21/16)
Meet Bennie, the Haven of the Ozarks' pet of the week.
Mercy collects 1,399 pounds of food, makes matching donation to food bank (09/14/16)
The Mercy Hospital Cassville administration recently completed a six-week employee food drive and was able to donate a check for $279.90 to the Cassville Community Food Pantry at Cassville United Methodist Church.
Commerce gives back to community (09/14/16)
Commerce Bank and Commerce Bancshares Foundation has donated $500 to the Cassville YMCA.
Pet of the Week (09/14/16)
Lucie is the Haven of the Ozarks featured pet of the week.
Local woman celebrates 103rd birthday (09/07/16)
On the occasion of her 103rd birthday, Ruth Vollenweider was serenaded by four ladies from the Cassville United Methodist Church.
BarCo native made new command sergeant major (09/07/16)
In July, the Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Garrison welcomed a new command sergeant major in at the Frontier Conference Center, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Fuller. A Barry County native, Fuller was born in Monett, has several family members in Cassville and Monett, and is a graduate of Pierce City High School. ...
CASK completes 'postcards from around the world' (09/07/16)
The recent opening reception of 'postcards from around the world' art exhibit was a hit and enjoyed by visitors and Creative Arts of Shell Knob (CASK) members alike. Artists from all over the world sent a host of unique 'weather-themed' postcards for the exhibit...
Hinsons chosen as BarCo's State Fair Farm Family (09/07/16)
Jimmy and Talana Hinson and family of Cassville were among families recently honored during the Missouri Farm Family Day event on Aug. 15 at the Missouri State Fair. The Hinson family was selected as the Barry County Missouri Farm Family by the Barry County Extension Council and local Farm Bureau. The family includes Talana, Tierany, Cameron and Jaret and Jimmy Hinson...
Phillips honored at Central Crossing event (09/07/16)
On Saturday, Aug.13, the community gathered at the Shell Knob Central Crossing Senior Center to honor couple Glenn and Cathy Phillips for their contributions to the center. The Phillips were instrumental in founding, establishing and growing the senior center and its parent, Shell Knob Seniors, Inc. (SKSI) into the phenomenal success it is today, said Jeff Harp, chief publicity officer for the center...
Cassville students represent school at national FBLA conference (09/07/16)
On Aug. 2, more than 9,380 of America's best and brightest high school students traveled to the peach state of Georgia to connect with top future business leaders, compete in events, add to their industry knowledge and showcase their talents at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) national leadership conference...
Asbill named MASA president for 2016-2017 (09/07/16)
Richard Asbill, superintendent of the Cassville school district, was named the Missouri Association of School Administrator's (MASA) southwest region president for 2016-2017. As a regional president, Asbill will organize monthly meetings for superintendents in the southwest region of Missouri. ...
Barry County court (09/07/16)
Raymond Allen, Cassville, fail to yield to emergency vehicle, no insurance, $61 Misty A. Edwards, Exeter, passing bad check, 60 days in Barry County jail Roy Wayne Johnson, Seligman, driving while revoked/suspended, two years unsupervised probation, no insurance, one year unsupervised probation, fail to secure child under eight in child restraint or booster seat, $41, fail to secure child under 16 in properly fastened restraint, two years unsupervised probation...
Municipal court news (09/07/16)
David K. Antle, Exeter, fail to register vehicle, $100 Scotty R. Hall, Cassville, assault, $200 Shawn M. Hall, Cassville, fail to register vehicle, $150 Patricia J. Harvey, Garfield, Ark., stealing, $150 Kevin Ray Hayes, Cassville, fail to register vehicle, $150...
New teachers welcomed with gift (08/31/16)
Local businesses recently came together to ensure that new teachers in Cassville felt welcomed for the 2016-2017 school year with the gift of a "teacher bag."
First State Bank gives $500 to Cassville Main Street Association for new downtown lighting (08/31/16)
First State Bank of Cassville recently donated $500 to the Cassville Main Street Association to use toward the purchase of concrete poles and fixtures for its lighting project.
Pet of the Week (08/31/16)
Meet Kayak, the Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week.
Pet of the Week (08/24/16)
Beans is the Haven of the Ozarks pet of the week. She is a three-year-old Lab mix.
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...