News Briefs

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Two retire from Cassville School District

Connie Christen and Debbie Kelley turned in letters of resignation to the Cassville School Board last week.

Christen, a 40-year employee of the district, needs time to assist her family with health needs and will retire at the end of the school year.

Kelley, who has worked for the district since 1992, will also retire at the end of the school year. Kelley worked in the elementary office until she was moved to the central office in 1999. She has worked with Cassville superintendents for more than 14 years.

Cassville PD to sell vehicle, receives grants

The Cassville Police Department plans to sell a D.A.R.E Police Interceptor which has been previously damaged. Bids on the vehicle will be reviewed at the February city council meeting.

The department also received a pair of grants this month. The department received a $1,500 grant from Walmart for public relations materials and equipment, plus another $250 grant from the Walmart volunteer associate program for educational materials.

Crowder College to hold events

The Crowder College Foundation, Campus Life and Lady 'Riders Basketball team will be hosting Alumni and Homecoming events at the game on Saturday, Jan. 25.

A pre-game indoor tailgate party will be held prior at 1 p.m., with the basketball game against Jefferson Community College starting at 2 p.m.

The game is free and open to former students and staff, alumni, former basketball players and anyone who has been a part of Crowder College. Events are planned during halftime with KSNF Local News Today Anchor, Eric Crosswhite here to emcee the activities.

An alumni basketball game is scheduled to be played following the Lady 'Riders game. All basketball alumni are invited to participate. For those who wish to participate, please contact Coach Tina Robbins at

Cassville Trivia Night planned

The Cassville Education Fund will host Trivia Night at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 7 at the Cassville High School commons area. Four rounds of trivia questions will be interspersed with winner-take-all bonus point games. The entry fee is $15 per person. Spectators are welcome at a cost of $5 per person. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Cassville Education Fund supporting academic programs at Cassville schools.

ARC hosts blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Crowder College, located at 4020 N. Main St. in Cassville.

Southern Missouri Beekeepers to meet

The Southern Missouri Beekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at First United Methodist Church, located at 1600 N. Central in Monett. This month's topic is deep hive bodies, frames and foundation for beginners. A pot luck dinner will be served. Those attending are encouraged to take a dish. For more information, call John Schmidt at 417-235-7726 or Bob Clark at 417-229-4217.

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