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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Vietnam War historian looking for photos

Janna Hoehn, a 25-year-resident of Maui, Hawaii, is working on a Vietnam War project and asking for information about three local residents: Galen Brown, of Cassville; Timmy Mattingly, of Exeter; and Howard Threet, of Monett. Hoehn is working on a "Wall of Faces" memorial spanning multiple states and using more than 4,000 photos of veterans. Anyone with photos or information about the three may email the content to Hoehn at For more information about her project, people may visit

SONbeam preschool hosting Open House

The SONbeam Preschool at Cassville United Methodist Church, located at 601 Gravel St., will host an Open House for 3- and 4-year-olds on Aug. 16 from 6-7 p.m. The children must be 3 by Aug. 1. The Open House will cover concept and language skills, social skills, gross and fine motor skills, art and music, the Christian learning environment and the certified early education teacher. For enrollment information, people may call 417-847-6427 or 417-547-4714.

CHS purging class of 2011 records

Cassville High School will be purging the cumulative school records for the graduating class of 2011. Graduates who would like their records must pick them up in person at the high school between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. by Sunday. Those unable to pick them up in person and would like someone to do it must give a signed request from you before records may be released. In addition, anyone who should have graduated with the class of 2011 but dropped out may also pick up their cumulative records.

Absentee voting continues through Aug. 1

Absentee voting for the Aug. 2 primary election will continue through Aug. 1, where voters must choose a party. Those with mobility issues may vote absentee on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. If unable to vote in person, voters may send a written request to the office of: Gary Youngblood, 700 Main St. Suite 2, Cassville, MO 65625 or fax to: 417-847-5311. A request must include: Date of election, name, physical address, mailing address, date of birth, last four digits of Social Security number, phone number, reason for voting absentee and a signature. For the Aug. 2 primary, the last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed is today (Wednesday). For more information, people may call Youngblood at 417-847-2762 or 417-847-2561, or email

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