News briefs

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Cassville City Hall lobby reopened

The Cassville City Hall lobby will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. In accordance with Gov. Mike Parson’s physical distancing guidelines, only one customer at a time can be in the lobby. If someone else is in the lobby, please wait outside. The city asks visitors that have access to a mask to please wear it.

Consumer Confidence Report for the Cassville Water System now available

The City of Cassville’s water quality report for the year 2019 is now available online at The document, also called a Consumer Confidence Report, provides important information about the City’s efforts to provide safe drinking water. Residents can find detailed information about where their drinking water comes from as well as what trace elements (contaminants) have been detected. Residents can call City Hall at 417-847-4441 to obtain a printed copy of the report and to obtain more information on the municipal water system.

Robinson Music Education Scholarship Awarded

Brenda Robinson and Russell Robinson are pleased that in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cassville school district has chosen and awarded the Russell Robinson Music Education Scholarship, now in its 3rd year, to senior Whitney Koenig to pursue a college degree in Music Education. “Many thanks to Superintendent Richard Asbill and Jon Horner, my former student and ex-officio member of this award committee, for making this a reality, even at this time,” Russell Robinson said. “I am so appreciative to all of the Cassville community for supporting the beginning of my career when I was teaching from 1974-1980 and 1980-1981. I would encourage all to support the great work Cassville schools do for all of their outstanding programs and students.”

Exeter planning virtual graduation

Exeter High School is planning a virtual graduation on Friday — the original date of commencement — at 7 p.m. for its class of 16 seniors. Their class song is “Photograph” by Nickelback; their class flower is the Alstroemeria Lily; their class motto is, “Better oops than what if;” their class colors are teal and pink; the valedictorian is Cameron Weston; and the salutatorian is Lindsey Nelson.

Wheaton High School plans senior salute

On Saturday at 2 p.m., a parade is planned in Wheaton to salute the 2020 senior class. Seniors should meet at the high school parking lot at 1:30 p.m. and line up behind Police Chief Clint Danforth. Students may ride in the backs of trucks, but only if observing social distancing practices. Students may also wear their caps and gowns or any Bulldog gear. The community may line up down Main Street, and the parade will start at 2 p.m. People may bring signs, noise makers, Bulldog gear, etc.

Senior wellness calls offered

With COVID-19 (coronavirus) keeping us inside so much these days, it’s easy to feel forgotten and it can be comforting to receive a call from a friend who cares. With this in mind, and because they do care, Central Crossing Senior Center staff has re-instated its telephone reassurance phone calls. It’s pretty simple: During this time of social distancing, someone from Central Crossing Senior Center’s friendly volunteer phone staff will call as designated person each week. The purpose is just to make sure seniors are staying well, that they have plenty of supplies, and to reassure them that this too, will pass. People may call Terri Johnson, Central Crossing Senior Center’s Administrator, at 417-858-6952. The doors to the building may be closed, but the hearts of our volunteers are wide open.

Seligman dances canceled

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce dances at the Seligman Chamber Event Center are canceled until further notice. People may call 417-662-3612 for more information.

Alumni Banquet canceled

The Cassville High School Alumni Association Alumni Banquet set for May 23 has been canceled. For more information, people may contact Kay Baker at 417-847-4219.

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