Cassville Idol winner named
Shelby Jo Taylor was named winner of Cassville Middle School's 2013 Cassville Idol contest, which was held on April 25 in the middle school gymnasium. The contest started at the first of the year with a field of 53 hopefuls, which judges narrowed down to 24 contestants. Each month, an elimination round was held for the remaining contestants, who performed in front of the student body. Taylor competed against finalist Brianna Hemphill, with the song "Next to Me." Taylor received a gift basket that included a $25 iTunes gift card.