Cassville Board of Education commits $1,500 toward repair of Golden Community Center

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Shown is the Golden Community Center, which was built in 1939 with native stone. The building is owned by the Cassville school district and is used for road commissioner meetings and local special events. The Cassville Board of Education recently voted to commit up to $1,500 toward the replacement of windows on the east side of the building, which were in need of repair. Contributed photo

After a unanimous vote of support from the Cassville R-IV Board of Education, the Cassville school district approved up to $1,500 toward replacement of windows on the east side of the Golden Community Center, which is owned by the district, and was previously known as the Golden School House.

Built in 1939, the exterior is covered in native stone. The center and the district have a long-standing lease agreement. Historically, the center has taken care of all upkeep and repairs. In 2015, the center replaced the windows on the west side of the building.

"The financial commitment we have made is a great opportunity for our district to continue a long-standing partnership with our friends, parents, and patrons in the Golden community and lake area," stated Jon Horner, Board of Education member. David Haddock also commented that this effort would hopefully help the building last into the future by reducing window leaks and making events more comfortable and library resources used by the community more secure.

In a motion made by Board of Education Treasurer, Jon Horner, and seconded by Becky Henningson, the board unanimously agreed to support this project. The community center is run by the Golden Circle Shores Board of Directors. The center is used for voting, road commissioner meetings, local special events and is available for community members to rent the space. There is also a library located within the center.

"With the cold winter months ahead, replacing the windows will help our building be more fuel efficient," stated Bob Ricky, Golden Circle Shores board president. Kent Goude, local carpenter in the Golden area, will replace the windows. Golden Circle Shores Board of Directors include: Ricky, president, Dave Hoeck, vice-president, Margret Fancher, secretary/treasurer and Genny Ricky and Rick Ott.

Dusty Reid, director of facilities and operations for the district, will help facilitate the project and will order the windows through local business partner Lowe's Glass.

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