Youngsters enjoy fundraising event (02/14/12)
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Stories from Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Youngsters enjoy fundraising event (02/14/12)
Second conservation agent assigned to BC (02/14/12)
Barry County native Dan Van Derhoef has returned to the area to take up duties as an agent for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Van Derhoef graduated from Wheaton High School before graduating from Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in wildlife conservation management...
Health department announces list of Silver Spoon recipients (02/14/12)
"This number reflects a slight increase over previous years," said Roger Brock, Barry County Health Department administrator. "This is certainly a challenge for full-blown food establishments to achieve. They have to stay on top of things, and that requires time and effort...
Trivia contest teams needed (02/14/12)
Cassville's newest Champions of Trivia will be crowned on Friday, March 9 at the Cassville Education Fund Trivia Night festivities. The informal evening of fun and games begins at 7 p.m. in the Cassville High School commons area. Two-time defending champions, the Methodist Saints, will battle other teams to see who has the greatest knowledge of trivia. Topics include everything from sports, history, geography, literature, pop culture, movies and music, to food and science...
Nutritionist offers dollar stretching hints (02/14/12)
In a tough economy, it is tough for those living paycheck to paycheck to develop a strong budget that can absorb fluctuating food and gas prices, but Tonya Wogoman, nutritionist with Barry County's University Extension office, has some hints that might help...
Wheaton Council updated on water project (02/14/12)
On Dec. 12, 2011, the Wheaton City Council received an update on the city's $1.2 million drinking water improvement project. Jerry McBride, city employee who was hired as the water project inspector in August of 2011, recommended the city install new meters at 176 locations and only replace meter tiles at those locations if the tiles are damaged. Tiles serve as meter covers...
Purdy R-2 Board receives upbeat audit report (02/14/12)
Reports on the annual audit and the special services program provided the major portion of Purdy R-2 Board of Education's January meeting. Superintendent Jerry Lingo presented details of the 2010-11 school year audit, completed by the Springfield accounting firm of Davis, Lynn and Moots. The clean audit had no non-compliance notices...
BC restaurants undergo inspections in January (02/14/12)
The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 21 food-service establishments during the month of January. Of that group, 14 establishments had critical violations and seven had no critical or non-critical violations...
CHS to offer ACT review course (02/14/12)
Cassville High School will offer an ACT review course in the high school commons area and Cassville Branch Library this spring. Students can take part in the course for $35. The fee, which covers the costs of two workbooks, must be paid in advance. Students will also be responsible for transportation to and from the location of the class. Lunch will be provided...
2012 EHS Homecoming court (02/14/12)
Winter finally arrives (02/14/12)
Snow to disappear quickly (02/14/12)
Exeter R-6 SB receives update on attendance (02/14/12)
The Exeter School Board received an update on the district's annual attendance at its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 18. Currently, the district is not meeting its attendance goal, which was set at 95.4 percent. In December of 2011, the high school attendance rate stood at 93.9 percent and the middle and elementary school attendance rates were at 94.7 percent for the year...
Aurora man named chair of Young Farmer and Rancher committee (02/14/12)
Glen Cope, of Aurora, has been named chairman of the national Farm Bureau's Young Farmer and Rancher Committee for 2012. Cope said he hopes to encourage young farmers to be more active, particularly via social media and the Internet, in countering many misconceptions about agriculture...
County Calendar (02/14/12)
SUPPORT GROUP: The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group of Cassville meets at 8 p.m. at 1308 Harold St. in Cassville. For more information, call 846-4044. SUPPORT GROUP: Anyone who is concerned about a friend's or loved one's drinking is invited to attend the Cassville Al-Anon Family Group, which meets at 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Cassville...