Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed
The Cassville R-4 School District hosted its annual back-to-school kick-off event in the Cassville High School commons area. During the meeting, R-4 Board President John Sullivan presented several staff members with Lollipop Awards. In the photo above, Sullivan presents awards for the most well organized classrooms to teachers Sue Cavness, Kay McCullah, Darlene Post and Donna Richards. The event also offered a free breakfast, information on professional organizations and a "welcome back" speech by Superintendent Richard Asbill. The district's new teachers received welcome bags courtesy of the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce and area businesses, including: Freedom Bank; Shelter Insurance; Commerce Bank; MARCK Recycling; Barry County Abstract; the Cassville YMCA; Baywash; Les Jacobs Ford-Mercury; Geraldi's; the Cassville Democrat; Willis Insurance; Litho Printers; Centurylink; the Barry County Museum; MOZARK; Barry Electric; Starchman Insurance; the City of Cassville; Encore; Designs by Debbie; American Dream Realty; the Barry County Advertiser; Security Abstract; All Points Recycling; Herrin Animal Hospital; Security Bank; State Farm Insurance; ACCESS Family Care; FASCO; Wiggles 'n' Giggles Daycare; and the Cassville United Methodist Church.