Chamber banquet brings laughs, surprises

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Victor Head, left, former associate circuit court judge and now senior judge, accepts a Community Service Award from Kelly Mills, former Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce president. Head spent 17 years as a public defender in the 39th Judicial Circuit before earning a judgeship, which he held from 2007 until December 2014. He was instrumental in starting the Barry County Drug Court program, which averages 30-40 participants at a time and has graduated more than 40. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com

In place of a routine speaker, the Cassville Chamber Banquet this year featured a comedic and buzzer-filled round of Cassville-related trivia. Participating for one of the two teams, from left, were Jon Horner, Jill LeCompte, Charli Jo Ledgerwood and Angela Seymour. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
Victor Head, right, former associate circuit court judge and now senior judge, speaks after receiving a Community Service Award award at the Cassville Chamber Banquet Saturday. Standing behind Head are members of his family, some of whom traveled from across the state to surprise Head as he received the award. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
The inaugural 4 Under 40 recipients were recognized Saturday at the Cassville Chamber Banquet. Those who won the award, from left, included: Caleb Buntin, Stacy Runnels, Justin Mills and Mindi Artherton. The award aimed to recognize four individuals under 40 years of age who are making a significant impact as a leader in the Cassville community. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce awarded four Business Beautification awards at its annual banquet on Saturday. Those who won the honors, from left, included: Kristy Lawrence and Jennifer Pendergraft, with Cr-ose Cafe; Ken Cieslinski, with Ken's Collision Center; Kurt Berndt, with Country Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram; and Bob Bishop, who owns the building at the 900 block of Main Street. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
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