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This Week's Headlines
Missouri State Parks to renovate CCC lodge (09/17/14)
Missouri State Parks is in the beginning phases of a renovation project at Roaring River State Park, planning to spend state general revenue money to renovate the old CCC lodge near the river mouth. Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks announced the project Wednesday night at the Emory Melton Inn and Conference Center, saying the impending renovations are likely to total $1 million...
Cassville searching for city administrator (09/17/14)
In March, Cassville officials said the city did not need a city administrator, but six months later, the city is changing its tune. Aldermen voted last week in an executive session to begin the process of hiring a full-time city administrator. "I think it's becoming apparent [Mayor] Bill [Shiveley], even though he's very effective, has a lot on his plate," said Terry Heinz, alderman. "He works very hard, but he can't cover all the bases at city hall like a full-time administrator could...
Nixon's abortion bill veto defeated (09/17/14)
Working late into the night during the state legislature's veto session on Sept. 9, one bill in particular was on State Sen. David Sater's mind -- the bill extending the waiting period to have an abortion from 24 hours to 72. Nixon vetoed the bill in June, and after being overturned in the State House by a 119-31 margin, the bill was overturned in the State Senate along party lines, 23-9. It will go into effect on Oct. 9...
Shell Knob to be shakin' Saturday with annual event (09/17/14)
The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for a weekend of music, cars and vendors at Saturday's ninth annual Shakin' in the Shell Festival. "We try to encourage people to not just come for an hour or two, but they should come and spend the day," said Twilia Harrison, the chair of this year's festival...
Kornerstone 5K raises $3,000 for local teen mothers (09/17/14)
Runners and walkers start a 5K race Saturday morning at the Cassville Aquatic Park, benefiting Shell Knob-based Kornerstone Inc. The event raised $3,000 toward the organization's Teen Mom Program of Barry County, said Director Marlene Whitham. The race had 26 participants. Andrew Gryder, of Shell Knob, wearing tag No. 67, had the winning time of 20:44:04. Jason Johnston reporter@cassville-democrat.com...
Exeter Corn Maze offers Halloween thrills, chills (09/17/14)
The Exeter Corn Maze opens Saturday afternoon, about four miles south of Exeter on Highway MM, where families and people of all ages can experience the excitement or terror. Artie and Robyn Cole started the seven-acre maze in 2012. "We went to area mazes, and they did not have much to offer," Artie Cole said. "We kind of built what we thought was fun, and at a reasonable price, too."...
Seligman buys 595 water meters (09/17/14)
Seligman recently bought 595 water meters for $85,875 from Longview, Texas-based RG3 Meter Company, hoping to ease the process of reading each meter. "It is going to save us a lot of money in manpower because you just drive by [when collecting meter readings]," said Gerald Harling, alderman. "You don't have to open and close gates, [or] worry about people's dogs."...
Frontier Day gives glimpse into old America (09/17/14)
Organizers are gearing up for the Second Annual Frontier Day, which starts at 10 a.m. on Sept. 27 in rural Jenkins. "The reason that I wanted to do it is to show other people what it was like in the old days before we got automobiles," said Edgar Schreiner, who hosts the Frontier Day on Farm Road 1157. "It's just a reminder: don't let the old days get out of the younger people's minds."...
Extension recognizes 2 Century Farms (09/17/14)
The University of Missouri Extension honored two Barry County families Thursday who live on Century Farms. Duane and Colleen Kaiser, and Mike and Jean Washick, brought their children and grandchildren to the ceremony at Memorial Park in Cassville. Century Farms recognize people with certificates for owning farms that have been in the same family for at least 100 years...
Washburn slightly raises tax rate ceiling (09/17/14)
The city of Washburn recently raised its tax rate ceiling from 39.58 to 40.15 cents, which was calculated by the Missouri State Auditor's Office. Washburn's current assessed valuation is $2,635,428, a decrease of 1.079 percent over 2013. The tax increase is so small that Gary Youngblood, Barry County clerk, said some might not even see an increase in taxes...
Missouri offers financial help to children with dyslexia (09/17/14)
Missouri amended Bryce's Law this year to better assist children who have dyslexia. "Bryce's Law was initially written by State Rep. Dwight Scharnhorst, R-St. Louis, in an effort to provide scholarships for families of autistic children that would help offset the financial impact and barrier to services that Missouri families were seeking," said Jennifer Edwards, the co-founder of Decoding Dyslexia Missouri, which is a group made up of families who have children with dyslexia. ...
WOW School coming to Roaring River State Park in October (09/17/14)
Springfield-based Wonders of Wildlife National Outdoor Recreation and Conservation School will offer outdoor activities from Oct. 10-12 at Roaring River State Park. "It's for families or individuals to come out for the weekend and take different courses that we offer that are outdoors skill type of courses, and camp, and just learn what it is like to be outdoors and enjoy the outdoors," said Peggy Smith, chief financial officer of Wonders of Wildlife...
Local club learns about fall gardening (09/17/14)
Doyle Ferguson, owner of Aurora Greenhouse, Floral & Gifts, discusses autumn flower and vegetable gardens Thursday at the Front Porch Conversations with Garden People in the Cassville Branch Library. The next gardening presentation starts at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9. Jason Johnston reporter@cassville-democrat.com...
News Briefs (09/17/14)
The city of Washburn is conducting a smoke test of its sewer system on Sept. 22-26. The smoke is non-toxic, non-staining, has no odor and creates no fire hazards. The smoke should not enter a home unless it has defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. If anyone at a home or business suffers from respiratory issues and is immobile, they should notify city hall by calling 417-846-3203 or 417-846-5242. More information about the tests may be found in person at city hall...
Local clinics see shift in patient statistics (09/10/14)
With insurance policies through the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion taking effect on Jan. 1, local clinics have seen changes in the number of insured patients coming in for care. According to a Commonwealth Fund report in July, an additional 9.5 million people ages 19-64 had obtained health insurance, and Gallup has reported the uninsured rate among adults has dropped from 18 percent in the third quarter of 2013 to 13.4 percent in second quarter of 2014...
Future of Viney Creek up in the air (09/10/14)
Missouri State Parks has issued notice to the Army Corps of Engineers saying it is relinquishing the lease for the Viney Creek Recreational Area. Effective Sept. 15, the park will once again belong to the Corps, which had planned to close it earlier this year before the parks department stepped in...
Cassville accepts health insurance plan (09/10/14)
The city of Cassville renewed its health insurance policy, effective Nov. 1, but not without some controversy. Shwan Mayr, of Hollister-based Connell Insurance, came to the city with a recommendation for an Anthem insurance plan, and because of changes with the Affordable Care Act, the rates would climb about 25 percent...
Exeter principal pied by elementary school readers (09/10/14)
Exeter Elementary Principal Tim Jordan challenged his 174 students to read 800 books over the summer, and the students came through with a total count of 962, an average of about 5-1/2 books each. For completing the challenge, Jordan dressed in an Exeter cheerleading outfit and let three students put pies in his face...
Local food banks prep for Hunger Action Month (09/10/14)
The Ozarks Food Harvest has called for residents across southwest Missouri to take action and raise awareness about hunger during September's Hunger Action Month. "This year's Hunger Action Month is especially meaningful to us, as our latest study of hunger in our region just revealed our member pantries and programs are serving more than 260,000 people each year," said Bart Brown, president and CEO of Ozarks Food Harvest. ...
Exeter Schools land $500K grant for after-school program (09/10/14)
Mandy Mattingly, kindergarten teacher and grant writer for the Exeter School District, celebrated her birthday on Sept. 2, and she received an unexpected gift when she was notified the district won a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant it applied for in June...
Barry County organizes solo Relay For Life for Sept. 20 (09/10/14)
The Relay For Life of Barry County has combined this year's area Relays For Life into one event at Monett South Park, located at highways 37 and 60, from 3 to 11 p.m. on Sept. 20. Barry County previously had a Monett Relay and a Cassville Relay each year, said Courtney Furgerson, a Relay specialist for the High Plains Division -- which covers Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Her office is in Springfield...
VA seeks to stay in Mount Vernon (09/10/14)
The Gene Taylor Outpatient Clinic in Mount Vernon, which serves 2,975 Barry County veterans, is trying to remain open in the Missouri Rehabilitation Center through 2017. "We are currently working with the University of Missouri and the city of Mount Vernon on an interim plan that would allow our operations to remain at the MRC facility through 2017 -- at which time the clinic will relocate to Springfield, Mo.," said Wanda Shull, a public affairs officer for the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks. ...
Local link to German family brings exchange student to Purdy (09/10/14)
A foreign exchange student association that has grown into a lasting friendship took another step with a German family returning the favor and sending their daughter to spend four months in Purdy. The story began 26 years ago, when David Mareth, son of Bob and Marlene Mareth, now of Monett, spent a year as a foreign exchange student in Germany. ...
Cassville mulls high school library remodel (09/10/14)
The Cassville School District is considering remodeling the Cassville High School library, as preliminary project ideas have been presented to the Cassville Board of Education. Proposals call for new desks, which have wheels and may be moved to create multi-desk collaboration stations, hoping to give the library a college-like atmosphere to help prepare students for their futures. ...
USDA, Extension teach veterans farming, ranching skills (09/10/14)
Area veterans can gather useful information from their local U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Agency or University of Missouri Extension. The Missouri AgrAbility Project has also set aside resources to work with veterans who have any disease, disability or disorder, said Karen Funkenbusch, the project director and an MU Extension health and safety specialist...
Library: More customers, less circulation (09/10/14)
Patron use of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library showed an increase in visitors and less materials circulated during the year ending on June 30. Director Gina Milburn noted several positive trends in her annual report. Circulation totals remained very comparable to the previous year, though down by a little over 4 percent. Items circulated totaled 467,974, compared to 489,577 in the previous year...
Grandparents come to Cassville schools (09/10/14)
Grandparents were invited to come see their grandchildren at the Cassville School District on Friday.
Cassville man wins at Demolition Derby (09/10/14)
The Rotary Club hosted a Demolition Derby in Cassville on Saturday.
News Briefs (09/10/14)
People may still register for Kornerstone's 5K, benefitting its Teen Mom program, on Saturday. The 5K begins and ends at the Cassville Aquatic Center and travels 3.1 miles along Sale Barn Road and through the country. The race begins at 9 a.m. Registration will be open the morning of the race...
Courthouse (09/10/14)
Barry County Courthouse Jack Ray Bailey, Kimberling City, five years with the Missouri Department of Corrections for theft of services. Timothy L. Block, Purdy, five years supervised probation for second degree burglary. Michael Stephen Bohanan, Cassville, 120 days incarceration and five years supervised probation each count for two counts of theft of a controlled substance...
Cassville superintendent discusses lockdown rumor (09/03/14)
The Cassville School District on Tuesday released information regarding an incident last week that prompted a statement saying the schools were not in a lockdown. According to Cassville Superintendent Richard Asbill, a disruption occurred in the high school office on Wednesday, Aug. 27, when a student allegedly used profanity, threw a book bag and slammed a door...
County poverty rate above state's (09/03/14)
According to the United States Census Bureau, poverty rates in Barry County are higher than the statewide poverty rate, and one in four Barry County children live in poverty. Bureau statistics show 18 percent of county residents were living below the poverty level between 2008 and 2012, while the statewide poverty rate for the same time frame is 15 percent. The same 15 percent rate applied to the United States, as 46.5 million people were living at or below the poverty line...
Luck-E-Strike shuts its doors, leaves Cassville (09/03/14)
Luck-E-Strike in Cassville closed its doors at the end of July, and the reasons behind the closure are not being released. David Hooten, CEO of True North Enterprises, of Geneva, Ill., bought Luck-E-Strike in 2013 from former owner John Hendrix Jr., of Cassville...
Pep rally full of fun at Cassville High School (09/03/14)
A group of Cassville High School cheerleaders call out for the junior class to make some noise during a pep rally at the school Friday afternoon before the Wildcat football team's home opener. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
Board for Developmentally Disabled tax rate causes stir (09/03/14)
The Barry County Board for the Developmentally Disabled recently set its property tax rate at 0.07 percent, declining a proposal from State Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, to lower it to 0.067 percent. The state sets a maximum tax rate for the board, which is 0.0706 percent, and the board voted to keep the rate at 0.07 percent, which is the same as last year. Jim LeCompte, board president, cast a vote in favor of the same rate...
Delinquent tax sale totals more than $150,000 (09/03/14)
The area delinquent tax sale sold 66 out of 173 real estate properties on Aug. 25 for a total of $150,441.38, according to the Barry County Collector of Revenue's Office. "The sale was one of the largest in recent years for parcels (piece of properties) being offered," said Janice Varner, county collector...
Crowder hopes for funding with line item veto (09/03/14)
The Missouri Legislature may have enough votes Sept. 10 to overturn more than 100 line item vetoes by Gov. Jay Nixon, which include an expansion proposal at the Crowder College Cassville Campus. The proposal in House Bill 2021 would appropriate up to $375,000 from the higher education capital fund for a 50-50 match from the state and local levels toward "planning, design, renovation and construction of the corridors and common space at the Cassville campus."...
Seligman hopes new meters save time, money (09/03/14)
Longview, Texas-based RG3 Meter County is installing a $14,000 pilot program in Seligman to help the city improve its water meter reading capabilities. "We're doing a pilot program for the city to see if they want to buy the rest of the meters to install throughout the whole town," said Ken Wethington, a crew leader for RG3, who installed the 25 meters that Seligman bought for the program. ...
Sater's abortion bill coming up at veto session (09/03/14)
Local state legislators said the Missouri House and Senate will override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the bill that would extend the current 24-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions to 72 hours. "There was over 9,000 abortions in 2012 in the state of Missouri, and I would like to see that number, of course, decrease," said Sen. ...
Teen run over by vehicle (09/03/14)
17-year-old flown to Springfield with serious injuries A 17-year-old girl was transported by air to Cox South Hospital in Springfield Saturday after being run over by a vehicle near Wheaton. Zackary Kimbrough, 18, of Wheaton, was driving a 1992 Chevrolet Lumina on private property off Route T, five miles north of Wheaton, when a pedestrian, Raven Mullin, 17, of Wheaton, jumped into the window of the vehicle. The vehicle then began backing, and Mullin fell from the window and was run over...
Demolition Derby hits Cassville Saturday (09/03/14)
The Cassville Rotary Club will host its 12th Annual Demolition Derby at the Bill Hailey Rodeo Arena, starting 7 p.m. Saturday, to raise money for college scholarships, water wells in third-world countries and the eradication of polio everywhere. "It really helps the Rotary to be able to contribute to making other lives better," said Chad Yarnall, chairman for this year's demolition derby. ...
Sheriff's Office joins Facebook, updates website (09/03/14)
The Barry County Sheriff's Office updated its social media presence within the last two weeks to establish a better relationship with the public. "We rely on the public's help to help solve cases," said Sheriff Mick Epperly. The Sheriff's Office joined Facebook Aug. ...
Next 2 weeks may help, harm soybeans (09/03/14)
Local experts say the next two weeks could determine if soybean crops receive an above average yield this year. "If we are going to get rain, it's going to be a good crop of soybeans," said Brian Blount, the executive director of United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agencies that cover Barry and Lawrence counties. "We usually get 30 [to] 40 bushels an acre. But, I was told that if we don't get some rain in the next week or two, we might not get that good of a crop."...
Area corn harvest may be best in decades (09/03/14)
Area farmers are anticipating this year's corn harvest to be better than ever. "It's going to be the best corn crop in probably 15 or 20 years," said Curtis Schallert, who farms about 250 acres of corn west of Purdy. Schallert, 62, said it will likely be the best corn that he has ever cut, expecting to make 150 bushels per acre this year...
Jammin' at Jolly slated for Saturday (09/03/14)
Jammin' at Jolly, the 2014 Tal Wooten Memorial Music Festival, will get underway at 5 p.m., Saturday at Jolly Mill Park, located off Highway 60 in Newton County. The annual event will feature local artists, including the Mark Chapman Band, Timberline Bluegrass Band, The Bootkickers and Neva Welters. The event will conclude with a fireworks display at dark...
Teen injured in one-vehicle wreck (09/03/14)
An 18-year-old suffered moderate injures in a wreck Thursday morning on Highway 39, two miles north of Shell Knob. Brandt Vice, 18, of Shell Knob, was traveling southbound on Highway 39 when his vehicle, a 1999 Mercury Cougar, went off the left side of the road. The move led to an overcorrection, making the vehicle travel off the right side of the road and strike some trees. The vehicle overturned an ejected Vice, who was not wearing a safety device...
Cassville tailgates, fundraises before home opener (09/03/14)
From left, Cassville High School seniors Audry Holman, Kelsey Roney and Hannah Scott, along with Treslyn Pollreisz, Cassville Middle School volleyball coach, ask for donations toward Project Graduation before the Wildcats football team's home opener Friday night. Pollreisz, mother of a Cassville High School senior, said the class of 2015 is raising money for the event on graduation night. Jason Johnston reporter@cassville-democrat.com...
Sheriff's Office celebrates (09/03/14)
Sheriff Mick Epperly, left, grills hamburgers and hotdogs Friday at the Barry County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Bill Watkins, center, and his wife, Jenall, who is a Barry County dispatcher, came to the celebration for retiring and serving law enforcement. Jason Johnston reporter@cassville-democrat.com...
News Briefs (09/03/14)
The Eagle Rock Library will be offering a home school program again this year. Every other year, the library does a full Art class, but this is its off year, so the library is instead doing a "The Art of..." Class. There will be seven different speakers coming in once a month to teach the children something new. ...
Minor run over by vehicle in Wheaton (09/01/14)
A 17-year-old girl was transported by air to Cox South Hospital in Springfield Saturday after being run over by a vehicle near Wheaton. Zackary Kimbrough, 18, of Wheaton, was driving a 1992 Chevrolet Lumina on private property off Route T, five miles north of Wheaton, when a pedestrian, Raven Mullin, 17, of Wheaton, jumped into the window of the vehicle. The vehicle then began backing, and Mullin fell from the window and was run over...
Disruption prompts statement from Cassville Schools (08/27/14)
According to a release from Cassville School District Superintendent Richard Asbill, a disruption occurred at one of the district's building offices Wednesday morning. Asbill said in a letter the disruption was handled and the person or persons involved left the building. He said there were reports the school went into lock-down, but he said that was not the case and all students were safe...
Seligman businesses favor new Walmart (08/27/14)
Seligman's businesses and its leaders are reacting favorably to a Walmart Express coming into town. "We are all ecstatic about it," said Joanie Hornback, the morning manager at Ruby's. "We're happy that the community is thriving. It's going to be a good thing for Seligman."...
Sheriff's Office part of weapons program (08/27/14)
The Barry County Sheriff's Office in upcoming weeks will receive 15 more AR-15 rifles from a program garnering national attention after protests in Ferguson led to riots. After Darren Wilson, Ferguson police officer, shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, many Ferguson-area residents poured out into the street to protest...
Assessed valuations for year increase for area schools (08/27/14)
The assessed valuation for each school district increased this year to allow for more property tax revenue in the districts' incidental and debt service funds. Each district determines its tax rate by dividing the amount of revenue needed by the current assessed valuation. The result is multiplied by 100. The tax rate is expressed in cents per $100...
Cassville bond projects are wrapping up (08/27/14)
The Cassville School District passed a $4 million bond resolution in April, and 90 percent of the work associated with the issue has now been completed. Dusty Reed, director of facilities and operations for the Cassville School District, said the only projects remaining include: ground source work in the middle school, the sidewalk from the Rock Gym to the intermediate school, middle school bleachers, high school gym and Rock Gym air conditioning units and adding a security fence at the middle school.. ...
Locals keep cool during ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' (08/27/14)
Staff and residents at Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville took the "Ice Bucket Challenge" Friday, supporting efforts to fight the degenerative neuro-muscular disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. The Challenge has prompted many celebrities and individuals to either donate $100 or dump a bucket of ice water over their heads and donate $10. ...
Reeds Spring man faces 4 felonies (08/27/14)
A 60-year-old man Reeds Spring man is facing four felony charges after allegedly burglarizing a home on Kings Cross Lane in Golden. Lewis Coker, 60, of Reeds Spring, is facing charges of first-degree burglary, a class B felony; stealing, a class C felony; and two counts of first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle, class C felonies. ...
Roaring River hires assistant park manager (08/27/14)
Roaring River State Park recently promoted one of its employees to assistant park manager. Cheyne Matzenbacher, 32, previously worked as an interpretive specialist at the park before he was hired to the new position. "I am excited about the new opportunity, and I feel like I am getting a chance to make a difference for the park and the community," he said. "The position will bring some new challenges, but that is expected with any new job."...
Dirt stirred up in Seligman water lines (08/27/14)
The city of Seligman over the past was recently forced to flush its water lines after construction workers at the site of the new Walmart jarred the lines, knocking loose sediment and making the water dirty. Brian Nichols, city clerk for Seligman, said crews working at the Walmart site had been using a fire hydrant with a 4-inch line to draw water out to compact the site's foundation...
Supreme Court rejects death penalty appeal (08/27/14)
The Missouri Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Christopher Collings, upholding a death penalty conviction in the 2007 rape and murder of a 9-year-old Stella Girl. Collings, 39, was convicted for the crimes against Rowan Ford, and he appealed his death penalty sentence on the grounds that confessing to a police officer he knew, photographs of Rowan shown in court and some physical evidence was not relevant to the case...
Purdy schools see adjustments with new schedule, building improvements (08/27/14)
School opened with a few wrinkles at the Purdy School District. Superintendent Steven Chancellor said the first late-start Mondays and changing the lunch schedule offered the two biggest changes. The school day now starts at 8:15 a.m., 15 minutes earlier, and lets out at 3:15 p.m., five minutes later than before. ...
Purdy sees 2nd wreck in week's time (08/27/14)
For the second time in less than a week, three cars were involved in a wreck on Highway 37 in Purdy. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, at about 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mynor Lopez, 30, of Purdy, in a 1996 Honda Accord, and Michelle Scrivner, 21, of Mount Vernon, in a 2010 KIA Sportage SUV, were driving northbound on Highway 37...
Springfield woman injured in rollover (08/27/14)
A Springfield woman was injured in a wreck on Highway 248 early Saturday morning, 10 miles east of Cassville. Allison Stuart, 31, of Springfield, was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer when her vehicle ran off the roadway, struck a culvert and burned. Stuart was subsequently arrested for driving while under the influence...
Purdy school construction nears completion (08/27/14)
ABOVE: Following their August meeting, members of the Purdy school board viewed the completed hallway with satisfaction. The final phase of the project involves installation of decorative metal panels on the gym entrance exterior and interior vestibule. ...
Legislators talk politics (08/27/14)
Legislators representing Barry County were on hand last week at the CenturyLink Eggs and Issues Breakfast, held at the Barry County Museum. Topics discussed included: The upcoming veto session in September, the state budget and the announced closure of the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mount Vernon. ...
The Hoppers bring gospel voices to Cassville (08/27/14)
The Hoppers sing gospel music Saturday evening in the Crowder College Cassville Campus community building. Pictured, from left, are: Kim Hopper, Dean Hopper, Karlye Hopper, Connie Hopper, Claude Hopper and Mike Hopper (not pictured), who travel across the U.S. and the world playing gospel music. Jason Johnston reporter@cassville-democrat.com...
MoDOT resurfaces part of Main Street in Cassville (08/27/14)
On Aug. 20, Missouri Department of Transportation workers repaved Main Street between East Ninth and 11th streets in Cassville. They guided traffic onto one lane while the crews made the repairs. Jason Johnston cassville-democrat.com
Seligman hosts dance (08/27/14)
Neal Stanley, the vice president of Seligman Chamber of Commerce, leads a train dance Thursday evening in Seligman while Classic Country sings "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash. Jason Johnston reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Hillbilly Golf Tournament draws 80 golfers (08/27/14)
A total of 80 golfers took part in the Hillbilly Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce. Contributed photo
News Briefs (08/27/14)
Lance Parnell, Cassville head football coach, is excited for Cassville to host its first Cassville Football Alumni Night, which will be Friday at 7 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium. Check-in will be at the north end zone from 5:45-6:15 p.m., and alumni may watch the game from the north end zone, complete with food and drinks. At about 6:35, alumni will be recognized on the field...