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This Week's Headlines
Charges filed in drug bust (11/28/14)
Official charges have been filed and bonds have been set for the four people arrested at a home on Kestrel Court in Golden on Monday after deputies executed a search warrant that turned up more than 50 grams of suspected methamphetamine. According to the Barry County Sheriff's Office, those arrested include: Tara Jo Beck, 35, Jerry Beck, 41, Benjamin Widhalm, 43, and Linda Dissette, 62...
Local economy seeing uptick following recession (11/26/14)
With the rebounding of the real estate market, beef cattle production seeing record sales and an uptick of visitors at Roaring River State Park, experts are optimistic about the direction of the local economy. Kelly Mills, president of the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce and assistant vice president at Freedom Bank, said the local economy appears to be moving in a positive direction...
Prayer, songs, tears mark candlelight vigil for Southwest senior (11/26/14)
Hundreds of family and friends of Jessica Morgan, Southwest High School senior, attended a candlelight vigil in her remembrance Monday at the school.
Southwest senior dies after wreck, remembered by family, friends (11/26/14)
A senior athlete who plays three sports at Southwest High School has died as a result of injuries sustained in a car wreck Sunday morning on Highway 37. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Jessica Morgan, 17, of Seligman, was driving a 2007 Nissan Murano southbound on Highway 37 at about 1:35 a.m. when her vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a culvert, two miles north of Washburn. The vehicle was totaled...
Mother granted guardianship Friday in Tyler Cairus case (11/26/14)
The mother of an 18-year-old autistic man facing charges of attempted statutory sodomy and attempted statutory rape was granted guardianship in a hearing on Friday morning. Wendy Cairus, mother of 18-year-old Monett man Tyler Cairus, was granted guardianship by Associate Circuit Judge Robert Foulke, and with with blessing of Tyler's guardian ad-litem, Sarah Weber...
Seligman police chief 
proposes expanded coverage (11/26/14)
The Seligman Police Department wants to expand its coverage schedule by adding a fourth part-time officer to the 2015 budget. "We need this kind of coverage [for all businesses]," said Terry Burgess, police chief. "We want to encourage more businesses to come to town, which will obviously increase revenue."...
Exeter police chief aims to become local D.A.R.E. officer (11/26/14)
The Exeter School District is formulating plans to fill the Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer position, which has been vacant since late August. Morgan Struble, Exeter police chief, said he is going to attend a D.A.R.E. officer training seminar from Jan. 18-30 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Oklahoma City...
Obamacare sign-ups still present major issues (11/26/14)
Enrollment for the second year of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is underway. According to Randall Bell, with Bell and Associates in Monett, the representative for the Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance giant, the federal program still has sign-up issues. Because of apparent changes in the way the law works, Bell and his staff expressed reservations over how well the law is working...
Christmas lighting contest to brighten Cassville (11/26/14)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce encourages local businesses and residents to decorate for Christmas in the annual holiday lighting contest from Dec. 6 to 13. No entry form is required, and participants just need to have their lights on from dusk to 10 p.m., said Mindi Artherton, chamber director...
Hunters check in 738 deer on firearms opener (11/26/14)
Barry County hunters checked in 738 deer during this year's opening weekend for firearms season, which increased by 268 deer over the same period in 2013, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. "Last year's opening weekend was pretty warm, as I recall," said Joe Jerek, statewide news services coordinator for the Conservation Department. ...
Wheaton aldermen analyze annual Christmas festivities (11/26/14)
WHEATON -- The Wheaton city council has scrutinized the city's Christmas festivities because parade numbers have dwindled over the last several years. Because of the lacking turnout, aldermen have discussed whether to have a parade, or to just have children visit Santa Claus...
Area schools celebrate each district's achievements (11/26/14)
Cassville, Monett and Wheaton school districts attended the 16th annual Celebration of Schools banquet with other southwest Missouri schools to recognize their boards, teachers and staff. Wheaton received the Making Learning Coming Alive Award for its series of ACT workshops, which the district started in 2009. ...
Purdy Schools see smooth transition with iPads (11/26/14)
After nearly two months of using iPads in the Purdy schools, both students and teachers have found a new comfort level with the devices. Superintendent Steven Chancellor said the school is well on its way to making the additional technology a standard part of the daily routine...
World War II veteran at long last comes home (11/26/14)
In September, a World War II veteran was buried in Seligman, nearly 16 years after his family discovered he was buried as an indigent in an Alabama cemetery. Vicki (Fogg) Rencken, 60, who moved from Cassville to Oregon in 1974, wanted to know where her uncle, James "Hoppy" Walden, had died...
'Nunsense' production brings laughs in Exeter (11/26/14)
Exeter High School recently put on the production, "Nunsense."
Chamber surpasses $3K goal for Christmas lights (11/26/14)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce raised $3,223.20 to replace holiday light bulbs stolen sometime after last year's Christmas season. "Somebody stole over 500 of our Christmas bulbs," said Mindi Artherton, chamber director. "This year, we put together an effort to raise money for that to replace those missing bulbs as well as raise any additional money [for next year]."...
New Hope Baptist Church celebrates 160th anniversary (11/26/14)
New Hope Baptist Church commemorated 160 years at the same location with a Thanksgiving meal and a gospel concert featuring Final Destination Quartet. Jim Jones, trustee, treasurer and clerk at New Hope, recounted the church's history to the congregation at the Nov. 16 celebration...
Choir sings thanks while wearing holiday wardrobe (11/26/14)
The Cassville High School choir dresses up for the Thanksgiving meal Friday.
Southwest hosts ag education class for adults (11/26/14)
The Southwest High School agriculture department hosted a chili dinner before the initial adult education class.
St. Edwards Catholic Church joins Cassville Chamber (11/26/14)
St. Edwards Catholic Church recently joined the Cassville Chamber.
News Briefs (11/26/14)
The ladies of the Cassville Methodist Church are inviting the public to attend the Tinsel Tea Open House on Dec. 5, from 6-8 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Cassville United Methodist Church. Tables will be decorated from floor to ceiling with Christmas decor and place settings. ...
Barry County Court (11/26/14)
Marco Antonio Aldava, Monett, $10 for a seat belt violation. Joshua Don Bateman, Exeter, $145 for speeding; $10 for a seat belt violation. Penny A. Bingham, Cassville, $10 for a seat belt violation. Kevin M. Burgherr, Monett, two years unsupervised probation, 40 hours community service and interlock ignition device for driving while intoxicated...
Kansas, Colorado trio injured in wreck (11/23/14)
Three people were taken to hospitals in Joplin and Springfield Saturday after a wreck on Highway 112 at 12:10 p.m., seven miles south of Cassville. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Carl Handshy, 87, of Columbus, Kan., was driving a 1997 Ford Econoline Van southbound on Highway 112 when his vehicle failed to negotiate a curve, slid across the center line and struck a 2004 Dodge 2500 Pickup, being driven by Logan Tyler, 25, of Ouray, Colo...
Washburn man injured in tractor wreck (11/19/14)
A Washburn man was seriously injured Tuesday after bing involved in a tractor wreck about 10 miles south of Washburn near Farm Road 1000 and Highway NN. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Jimmy Benson, 85, of Washburn, was driving a Montana tractor northbound at about 3:45 p.m. when he struck a tree, causing it to fall...
Cassville DREAM Initiative master plan moves forward (11/19/14)
Cassville has progressed with the Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri Initiative to improve the city's infrastructure, while still preserving the historical architecture. In 2010, the state chose Cassville, Jackson, Monett, Ozark and Waynesville to be the final DREAM communities...
Chamber welcomes parade entries (11/19/14)
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce has started accepting entries for the local Christmas parade. The deadline to enter the parade is Dec. 1, and the parade is Dec. 6. Participants begin lining up at Cassville High School at 4 p.m., with the procession reaching Main Street at 6 p.m. The parade concludes on either Farm Road 2182 or Clover Street...
All-State Choir taps 3 Cassville vocalists (11/19/14)
A Cassville High School senior made the All-State Honor Choir for the second straight year, while two seniors were named first alternates. Levi Pollreisz, who sings tenor, said he was surprised to make the state choir last year. "This year, it was kind of expected," Pollreisz said. "So, I felt there was a little more pressure, but I sing how I sing. I just got it."...
Share Your Christmas brings toys to local children (11/19/14)
The local community has organized efforts under the Share Your Christmas campaign to ensure area children get toys this holiday season. Eligible families have until Friday to sign up for the campaign at the Barry County Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation Neighborhood Center, located at 700 E. Hwy. 248, which accepts applications from 9 a.m. to noon and 1--3 p.m., through Friday. Proof of all household income for October and Social Security cards for each household member are required...
Wheaton initiates $15,750 proposal to replace old 2007 patrol car (11/19/14)
2012 Dodge Charger purchase to come out of city's general fund The Wheaton Police Department plans to buy a 2012 Dodge Charger for $15,750 from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The Charger, which has between 50,000 and 55,000 miles, will replace the department's 2007 Crown Victoria Police Intercept, which has 97,000 miles, said Clint Clark, Wheaton police chief...
Idaho recognizes Century Farm with roots near Cassville (11/19/14)
A 3,750-acre farm in southern Idaho with family ties to Barry County was recently designated as a Century Farm. The Idaho State Historical Society and the Idaho Department of Agriculture held the Century Farm ceremony at the Cassia County Commission meeting in Burley, Idaho...
OACAC coordinates coat drive (11/19/14)
The Barry County Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation Neighborhood Center restarted its coat drive this year until Dec. 3. "I can't imagine not being able to have a coat for my kid," said Gail Reed, the Neighborhood Center supervisor. "If we can do that for families and make sure that they stay warm, it just makes sense for us to try and get the coats and see if we can get the coats to the families."...
Washburn man injured in Sunday wreck (11/19/14)
A Washburn man was seriously injured on Sunday in a wreck on Highway 112, four miles east of Seligman. Robert Milne, 44, of Washburn, was traveling eastbound on Highway 112 at about 1:20 p.m. when his 2002 Dodge Dakota traveled off the right side of the road and struck two trees...
Children solve problems, 1 Lego at a time (11/19/14)
ABOVE: Lucas Hall, 9, of Cassville, constructs his Lego set Saturday in the Eagle Rock Community Center. The Lego Club meets again at 10 a.m. Dec. 13.
Community Foundation awards $4,000 (11/19/14)
The Cassville Community Foundation awarded $750 to the Barry County Council on Aging, $500 to Cassville Bright Futures, $1,000 to the Cassville Community Food Pantry, $750 to the Cassville School Discovery Center program, $500 to the Cassville Senior Center, $250 to Crowder College and $250 to Kornerstone Inc. ...
Habitat for Humanity embraces community (11/19/14)
Customers attend an open house Saturday at Habitat for Humanity ReStore, located at 201 S. Main St. Darcy Rowland, right, vice president of Habitat for Humanity of South Barry County, talks about a cold pack won by Sharon Hilburn, left, of Cassville. Earlene Gallagher, of Cassville, looks at gift baskets. Hilburn said she also won $5. Both prizes were in separate purses that Hilburn bought at the celebration event...
Homeschool students weave camp baskets at Eagle Rock Community Center (11/19/14)
Makayla Malotte, right, 9, of Oak Grove, places a bead on her camp basket Thursday at the Eagle Rock Community Center. Christina Barnes, left, of Eagle Rock, taught 11 homeschool students how to make baskets. Barnes is a board member of Barry-Lawrence Regional Library and a member of Best of Missouri Hands, part of the Missouri Artisans Association. She has entered her baskets into state competitions, and she said her baskets were judged as some of the best in Missouri...
News Briefs (11/19/14)
The Southwest Agriculture Department invites all parents and community members to the first Adult Education Class in the Southwest High School agriculture building on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The topic for the first class will be fall and winter grazing, presented by Tim Schnakenberg, with the University of Missouri Extension. There will be a chili dinner and refreshments. For more information, people may call the Southwest Agriculture Department at 417-826-5164...
State test scores decrease throughout Cassville, Purdy (11/12/14)
Purdy Elementary, Southwest and Wheaton show improvement District test scores under the state's 2014 Annual Performance Report revealed that Cassville did not show enough growth, progress and status; Purdy Elementary showed double-digit increases versus decreases with the other local schools; Southwest High School improved by nearly 30 points; Wheaton showed improvement; and Shell Knob Elementary remained constant over 2013...
Cassville man indicted by grand jury (11/12/14)
A Cassville man arrested on Oct. 10 was indicted on three counts by a federal grand jury in Springfield Tuesday. The indictment, which replaces a federal criminal complaint filed Oct. 15, alleges Chase Trevor Norman, 24, of Cassville, used a minor to produce child pornography between Sept. 21 and Oct. 10. The indictment also charges Norman with two counts of using the Internet and a cell phone to induce a minor to engage in illicit sexual activity...
Cassville High School honors veterans at ceremony (11/12/14)
Cassville High School held a ceremony Tuesday in appreciation of veterans.
Barry County voter turnout spikes in General Election (11/12/14)
Despite most candidates for office running unopposed, Barry County voters took to the polls on Nov. 4 at a higher rate than the municipal or primary elections earlier this year. According to figures released by Barry County Clerk Gary Youngblood, 35.87 percent of registered voters took to the polls, which is 7,288 voters out of 20,319...
Local American Legion serves breakfast to area's veterans (11/12/14)
The American Legion veterans breakfast was a family affair Saturday morning at the Irwin-Easley Post 118 in Cassville. Harry Stephens, who joined the U.S. Army in 1973 with a communications specialty and was discharged in 1976 as a sergeant, started preparing for the breakfast at 4 a.m. The breakfast began at 6 a.m...
Superintendents happy with Amendment 3 vote (11/12/14)
Area school district superintendents reacted favorably toward Missouri voters rejecting Amendment 3, which proposed drastic modifications to teacher performance evaluations and tenure. In the Nov. 4 general election, state voters defeated Amendment 3 by a margin of 76.45 percent to 23.55 percent with 1,436,196 total votes...
Law enforcement identifies suspect (11/12/14)
A suspect in a string of thefts in Barry County and Arkansas has been identified, according to the Barry County Sheriff's Office. A warrant has been issued for Justin Hamby, 39, who allegedly stole a motor vehicle on Farm Road 1200 north of Highway 76. He also allegedly stole credit cards from another vehicle, and the credit cards have been used at various businesses in Arkansas...
Museum showcases Rock Gym court (11/12/14)
The Barry County Museum is now displaying part of the historic Rock Gym floor, which was damaged back in January from a water leak. The Rock Gym court, which the Cassville School District uses for basketball and volleyball, was damaged by a water main break, and the building is undergoing renovations...
Crowder Cassville campus enrollment declines by 70 students (11/12/14)
Student count drops nearly 15 percent, shifts to other campuses The Crowder College Cassville Campus has seen a decline of students from 546 in fall 2012 and 467 in fall 2013 to just 397 during this semester. Many Cassville campus students, who were from the Monett area, started attending the Monett campus because it was more convenient for them, said Angela Seymour, director of the Cassville campus...
Crowder relies on Festival of Wreaths funding (11/12/14)
Crowder College has its 12th annual Festival of Wreaths -- which raised $96,000 last year for scholarships -- on Nov. 18 at the Elsie Plaster Community Center in Neosho. "Approximately $5,000 in scholarship assistance has been awarded to Cassville area students in the last two years," said Haley Reardon, assistant director of resource development and alumni relations with the Crowder Foundation...
3 hurt in head-on crash (11/12/14)
A head-on collision on Highway 37 Tuesday afternoon resulted in three people being injured and two being airlifted to Springfield. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Dennis Cole, 55, of Cassville, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet S10 northbound when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck head-on a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, being driven by Olivia Autrey, 29, of Cassville...
2 injured in Highway 76 wreck (11/12/14)
Two Cassville residents were injured Saturday in a single-vehicle wreck on Highway 76, five miles south of Cassville. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol Report, Leroy Stockton, 26, of Cassville, was driving a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser when he allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a ditch...
Shell Knob troupe puts on 'You Can't Get There From Here' (11/12/14)
Area actress Lori Reaves, left, plays Liz, actor Jim Robinson plays a reporter named Arthur, and actress Karin Stanley plays Liz's sister, Myrtle, in the play, "You Can't Get There From Here," at the Shell Knob United Methodist Church Friday. Shell Knob In The Spotlight, an area acting troupe, presented the play from Friday to Sunday. Jason Johnston reporter@cassville-democrat.com...
Cassville Cruisers display nearly 50 vehicles (11/12/14)
A 1935 Chevrolet sedan is among nearly 50 vehicles at the Cassville Cruisers event Saturday at the Barry County Museum. Jason Johnston reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Community supports Washburn Fire Department (11/12/14)
Dave Ewbank, left, of Exeter, chooses a piece of cake during the Wasburn Fire Department's fish fry Saturday at the Southwest School. Emily Brooks, right middle, 4, and Ali Shrum, right 9, both from Washburn, helped Ewbank. Coy Shrum, 9, is pictured watching the exchange. Jason Johnston reporter@cassville-democrat.com...
Exeter Carnival brings fun (11/12/14)
Destiny Reed, a pre-K student at Exeter, throws a bean bag during the Exeter School District's Carnival Saturday. Jason Johnston reporter@cassville-democrat.com
News Briefs (11/12/14)
On Thanksgiving Day, First Baptist Church in Cassville will deliver hot meals to homebound individuals. Those who are homebound, or those would like to submit the name of a homebound individual to receive a Thanksgiving meal, may call the church office at 417-847-2965 by Nov. 21...
Charges filed in 3-county theft spree (11/05/14)
Official charges have been filed against three Verona residents accused of stealing items from residents in Barry, Lawrence and Stone counties. The Barry County Sheriff's Office recovered about $40,000 in stolen property Tuesday at a home on Highway VV near McDowell, arresting three individuals at gunpoint...
Local schools mixed in APR scores (11/05/14)
After the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the 2014 annual performance reports to all the school districts, Cassville and Purdy saw double-digit declines, while Exeter, Southwest and Wheaton trended upward and Shell Knob remained constant...
Cairus hearing reset for Nov. 21 (11/05/14)
A guardianship hearing for 18-year-old autistic man Tyler Cairus scheduled for Friday was pushed back, as Cairus' mother, Wendy Cairus, filed for guardianship on Thursday. According to Judge Robert Foulke, who is presiding over the case, the petition from Wendy Cairus came too close to the hearing date, forcing the delay. Foulke said all parties must have at least five days between the time such petitions are filed and the time of the hearing...
Late Joe Preddy remembered by Cassville community (11/05/14)
A Cassville native and lifelong resident, Joe Preddy, 86, left a mark on the city that will not be forgotten. Described by his daughter, Annette Henderson, as a quiet man and strong leader, Preddy may not have had too many words, but he has left a legacy of volunteerism and selflessness with his actions...
Cassville Schools move on Phase II of tech initiative (11/05/14)
The Cassville School District has made its move on Phase II of its 1:1 Initiative about two months early, resulting in savings of about $125,000. Melanie Stringer, middle school principal who is overseeing the initiative, was approved by the board of education to spend $244,525 to enter a 3-year lease for 575 new Chromebooks, which are personal laptop computers that run Chrome OS...
2 arrested for allegedly making meth in Washburn (11/05/14)
Two people were arrested on Oct. 29 in Washburn on suspicion of manufacturing methamphetamine. Bart Jermain, 54, of Seligman, and Sarah Brooks, 20, of Garfield, Ark., were arrested by the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force after an investigation at a home on Farm Road 1085...
Most Wanted man caught in Seligman (11/05/14)
The Barry County Sheriff's Office took a name off its Most Wanted list with an arrest in Seligman on Oct. 28. Bradley Hufford Jr., 34, of Seligman, is facing a charge of possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony, relating to his Tuesday arrest. He was on the Sheriff Office's Most Wanted list for a separate possession of a controlled substance charge. Hufford is being held in the county jail on a $10,000 bond...
MoDOT in early stage of sidewalk project (11/05/14)
The Missouri Department of Transportation was on hand in Cassville on Oct. 29 to discuss its upcoming sidewalks project for Main Street. The project, in its infancy stages, would aim to bring the sidewalks under MoDOT control to be compliant with the Americans for Disabilities Act...
Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce hires Harrison as new executive director (11/05/14)
The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Twilia Harrison, 54, replaced Karen Elsey in October. Elsey was the executive director for about 2-1/2 years. Elsey resigned for personal reasons, said Pat Bingley, chamber president. "She was not let go," said Bingley, who is a part of the chamber's executive board, which hired Harrison...
Seligman starts leasing process for new police car (11/05/14)
The Seligman Police Department plans on leasing a 2014 Dodge Charger over a four-year period to upgrade the city's patrol fleet. The city is looking to pay $7,000 per year, said City Clerk Brian Nichols. Starting this year, those payments will come out of the capital improvement account, which receives funding from a half-cent sales tax...
Crowder Cassville students enroll in less classes (11/05/14)
Crowder College Cassville Campus students enrolled in 4,157 credit hours this fall, a decrease of 730 hours over fall 2013 and 689 hours over fall 2012, according to documents from the college. "We had such a drastic [change] last year because of the restrictions from the Public School Retirement System," said Angela Seymour, director of the Cassville campus. "We are restricted with the number of hours that a teacher can teach if they are part time...
State authorizes $80K for new preschool (11/05/14)
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved an $80,000 grant toward a new preschool program in the Southwest School District. Springfield-based Missouri Equipment Leasing Inc. will construct and transport a 1,296-square-foot modular building to house the preschool children on the southeast corner of the Washburn campus. The classroom space has to be at least 700 square feet to accommodate for the maximum of 20 students in both the morning and afternoon sessions...
City of Seligman appoints Springfield engineering firm (11/05/14)
Seligman hired Olsson Associates for $5,000 to pursue a plan that would better irrigate the city lagoon. The contract costs with the engineering firm's Springfield office include the complete site plan, the stationary gun configurations, the length and the amount of piping, the grid layout and the materials list, said City Clerk Brian Nichols...
Sheriff's Office requests help in identifying suspect (11/05/14)
The Barry County Sheriff's Office requires the public's help in identifying a male suspect that allegedly stole a motor vehicle on Farm Road 1200 north of Highway 76. He also allegedly stole credit cards from another vehicle, and the credit cards have been used at various businesses in Arkansas, according to an Oct. 20 posting on the Sheriff's Office...
Exeter students parade in ghoulish attire (11/05/14)
Exeter students in pre-k through sixth grade display their Halloween costumes Thursday.
Church hosts Fall Festival (11/05/14)
Liliana Burgess, 2, of Cassville, slides downs an inflatable bouncy castle as a fairy pirate Friday at First Christian Church's Fall Festival. Kingston Nichols, 3, of Cassville, dressed up as Captain America. Jason Johnston reporter@cassville-democrat.com...
Trail of Treats a trail of sweets on Halloween night (11/05/14)
Christian Renfrow, left, 4, of Wheaton, walks the Roaring River Health and Rehabilitation's Trail of Treats Friday as a zombie.
Children dress up, play at Wheaton Fall Festival (11/05/14)
From left, Junior Nunez, 10; Daniel Barrintos, 10; and Brian Nunez, 10, all from Wheaton, swing at the Wheaton Fall Festival Friday. They each dressed up as Ghostface from the "Scream" movies, but they did not have their masks on at the time.
CIS holds Red Ribbon assembly (11/05/14)
Heno Head Jr., left, a science instructor and author from Branson, throws a boomerang at Thursday's Red Ribbon assembly for Cassville Intermediate students. Head performed science experiments for the students. Jason Johnston reporter@cassville-democrat.com...
CMS plays games at reward day (11/05/14)
Cassville Middle Schoolers run a hula-hoop relay Oct. 29 at the Wildcat Football Stadium during positive, behavior and support reward day. Students who met attendance, behavior and grade requirements participated in activities throughout the day, said Becky Haynes, middle school library media specialist. Jason Johnston reporter@cassville-democrat.com...
Crowder holds 'Run, Hide, Fight' seminar (11/05/14)
Eric Schroeder, an independent contractor, talks to community members about active shooter scenarios during a Run, Hide, Fight seminar Friday at the Crowder College Cassville Campus. Schroeder, who has been a police officer with the Springfield Police Department since July 2000, said "what if" are the words to remember most when referring to situations involving active shooters or violent intruders. Jason Johnston reporter@cassville-democrat.com...