News Briefs

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Crowder names Morgan Classified Staff Employee of the Year

Crowder College recently gave the Classified Staff Employee of the Year award to Krystal Morgan, office manager of the Cassville Campus. Upon entering the Administrative Building at the Cassville Campus, Morgan is the person who greets guests with a smile and a pleasant, "How may I help you?" Morgan wears many hats in her daily routine and thrives on the challenge of making a positive impact in all that she does. She was nominated by several people, one of whom commented, "She knows every student by name and usually a bit about their life because she takes the time to get to know them and to listen to them. She is compassionate but at the same time, reminds them why they are here. She is a valuable asset for Crowder College."

Offices closed on Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day on May 26, the Barry/Lawrence Regional Library system, the Barry County Judicial Center and the Barry County Courthouse will all be closed.

CHS Alumni Association hosts 'Blasts from the Past'

The Cassville High School Alumni Association Banquet will be held on May 24 with a theme of "Blasts from the Past." The program will be provided by seniors Audra Shumaker and Pate Shumaker, and the business portion of the event will include the presentation of scholarship awards, the election of officers and the recognition of classes. Tables at the event will also be decorated with trophies won throughout the years from many competitions, from the Marble Bowl to the present. Registration for the banquet begins at 4:30 p.m., and the banquet itself begins at 6 p.m. The cost is $15 per person, which includes dinner, alumni dues and a contribution to the CHS Alumni Scholarship Fund. Any classes hosting reunions may contact Baker at 417-847-4219 to reserve tables.

Barry County Council on Aging seeks board members

The Barry County Council on Aging is seeking people to serve on its Board of Directors. Members of the board are people who are interested in securing solutions to the in-home needs of seniors. The board is active in in-home care, having home workers keep houses clean and safe, including offering a 5-Star Medical Alert system for quick responses to emergencies. Those interested in serving on the board may call 417-847-2229, write to the council at 1111 Fair Street, Cassville, MO 65625, or email New members will be selected on June 10. The council is also hosting a meeting on May 27 at 1 p.m. at the Cassville Senior Center.

Cemetery associations to meet

Two cemetery associations will host meetings this week. The Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association will hold its annual business meeting at 2 p.m. on May 24 at the Mt. Pleasant Church and cemetery. All community members with family or friends interred in the cemetery are encouraged to attend. Donations are appreciated and provide for maintenance and upkeep of the church and grounds. Donations can be made to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association's account at First State Bank, Purdy or mailed to Secretary Diana Cope, 10404 E. Fifth St., Butterfield, MO 65625. For more information, people may call 417-342-4900. The Ennis Cemetery Association will meet at the cemetery at 2 p.m. on May 25. Those wishing to donate to the Ennis Cemetery may do so at an account at Freedom Bank, or by mailing checks to Carolyn Sleeth, 14702 FR 1137, Cassville, MO 65625. Leann Cemetery's annual meeting will be held at the cemetery at 2 p.m. also on May 25. Contributions for mowing may be sent to Secretary Ruby Vincent, 20674 Farm Road 2065, Aurora, MO 65605. Flowers should be removed by June 9. For more information, people may contact the secretary at 417-574-6323.

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