Cassville Democrat graphic designers Veronica Stevenson, pictured at left, and Teresa Richards, pictured at right, were honored by the Missouri Advertising Managers Association this year. Stevenson, who joined the newspaper staff last year, won several awards in the 2008 Best Advertising Contest, including first place in the Best Full Page Ad division and second place in the Most Creative Use of Full Color division for an advertisement she created for Tru Photography. She was also awarded second place in the Most Effective Use of a Small Space division for an advertisement created for Tomblin's and third place in the Best Ad Smaller Than a Full Page division for an advertisement that she created for Herrin Animal Hospital. Richards, who has been a member of the newspaper's staff since December of 2005, was recognized for her work on the newspaper's 2007 Progress Edition. She took home a first place award in the Best One-time Special Section division.