CHS hosts Area XI FFA Banquet
The Cassville High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) club hosted 16 schools and about 550 visitors for the Area XI Awards Banquet on Feb. 25. The banquet, held annually, recognizes FFA members who earn proficiency awards and degrees, many of whom were from schools in Barry County...
Kindergarten class donates more than 100 canned goods
On Feb. 17, the kindergarten class at Cassville Primary School celebrated the 100th day of school. In January, Lyall's class began collecting cans for the 100th day of school, as the kindergartners have been discussing how to help others in the community. The goal was 100 cans for the 100th day...
SADD raises more than $8,000 for Griffis
Dustin Griffis accepted a check for $8,296.30, presented to Griffis to help pay for his medical bills, as Griffis, a 16-year-old sophomore at Cassville High School, was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin's lymphoma in October 2013
Two Exeter FBLA students head to State Leadership Conference
Exeter High School had two students who qualified to attend the State Leadership Conference in Columbia, set for in April 13-15.
Purdy Middle School releases honor roll
The following students have made the second-quarter honor roll at Purdy Middle School. Eighth grade, all A's: Zoe Brown, Savannah Burch, Tyler Keeler, Emma Mareth, Mikey Schad, Layne Skiles and Cailyn Spears. Eighth grade, B's: Megan Bound, Savannah Bradt, Weston Bricker, Julissa Cruz, Casey Elliaon, Savannah Harris, Hallie Henderson, Adam Humphrey, Rylee Moller, Ryan Pack, Yeimy Pastor-Gomez, Jose Perez, Macie Rivera and Joby Young...
Exeter schools announce Student of the Quarter winners
The Exeter R-6 School District recently announced its Student of the Quarter winners for the middle school and high school in the second quarter.
Cassville High School senior wins scholarship
Cassville High School senior Emily Brewer received the District FBLA scholarship in the amount of $500.
Exeter High School celebrates homecoming
The Exeter R-6 School District celebrated Homecoming on Jan. 31. Junior Rylie Odenbrett was voted Queen, and Senior Michael Brattin was voted King by the Exeter High School student body.
CMS Agriculture Club makes candy bouquets
The Cassville Middle School Agriculture Club met in January to make candy bouquets. The students used cans of soda as the base and arranged an assortment of candies on top to make the bouquets.
Exeter Schools announces Character Award winners
The following Exeter students won Character Awards for the month of February. Winners included: Noah Beck, Mason Lee, Coby Johnson, Sage Grimes, Shea Hilburn, Noah Ennis, Dawnee Sorensen, Kayla Wisdom, Jude Still, Aaron Beck, Natalie Crumpler, Mackenzie Reed, Levi Gautney, Levi Hunter, Aubree Reed, Ruth Walker, Brennan Sorensen, Hailey Mattingly, Jessica Johnson, Aaliyah Ortiz and Alex Gomez...
Local University of Arkansas students make chancellor's, dean's lists
A number of Barry County natives made the chancellor's and dean's lists at the University of Arkansas, recently released by the school. Senior information systems major Justin Mills, of Cassville, was named to the chancellor's list and the dean's list, the only Barry Countian to appear on both...
Barry County students make MSU dean's list
The following students were named to the Missouri State University dean's list, recently released by the school: Aurora Jessica Walker Cassville Sarah Allen Courtney Beagle Tracy Buntin Zachary Harris Jessica Houskeeper Jessica Lueckenhoff...
What Roaring River means to me
The following essays are the first-place and second place winners in the Roaring River Trout Hatchery's essay contest for Opening Day. 1st Place What Roaring River means to me By Dakota Moss/Cassville Middle school Roaring River to me means spending time with family...
CHS FBLA competes in district competition
On Feb. 19, the Cassville Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competed in the FBLA District Competition at New Site Baptist Church in Monett. Five students participated in events that go straight-to-state, and 13 students qualified at the district competition...
CHS choirs compete in Soundfest
The Cassville High School Center Stage and No Boys Allowed Choirs recently won awards at the Carthage Soundfest Competition.
Cassville High School names Students of the Quarter
Cassville High School students Alyssa Pearman and Wyatt Lopez were recently named Students of the Quarter by the Holiday Island Elk's Lodge No. 1042.
Two Cassville natives make Pittsburgh State dean's list
A pair of Cassville natives have been named to the Pittsburgh State University dean's list, recently release by the university. Freshman Ali Hanson earned dean's scholastic honors in nursing, and senior Mercedes Brink earned dean's scholastic honors in art...
Cassville woman earns master's degree
A Cassville woman earned her master of science and nursing on Dec. 13 from the St. Louis School of Nursing. Brenna Primrose, the daughter of Herb and Cathi Primrose, of Cassville, earned the master of science in nursing as an adult/gerontological nurse care practitioner...
Crowder trustees name next president
The Crowder College Board of Trustees met on the afternoon of Feb. 14, and after extensive discussion of all three finalists, offered the position of President of Crowder College to Jennifer Methvin, vice-chancellor for academics at the University of Arkansas at Hope...
CHS FBLA students attend ethics workshop
Cassville High School sent 42 freshman and sophomore Future Business Leaders of America members to an Ethics Workshop in Washburn.
Cassville Intermediate School releases honor rolls
The following Cassville Intermediate School students were named to the second-quarter honor roll, recently released by the school. Fifth grade, all A's Zachary Acheson, Jordan Anderson, Dylan Berndt, Jayden Bowman, Madison Bowyer, Zachary Coenen, David Delano, Jerome Ewing, Josie Guevara, Joshua Holz, Cameron Lewis, Kelsey Liley, Lakein Madison, Michelle Martinez, Olivia McCracken, Zane Mebruer, Cole O'Neill, Robert Preddy, Jaiden Reibert, Kegan Robinson, Hayden Sink, Camron Sloan, Jordyn Stafford, Carson Whittemire, Brylee Wilson and Chantly Yarnall.. ...
Area schools surpass allotted snow days
With all area schools canceling classes Feb. 3-7 due to inclement weather, districts are mulling makeup-day options that will likely extend school into summer months. The Cassville R-4 School District allots 10 makeup days for inclement weather throughout the year, and with last week's lingering snow and poor road conditions, the district is now five days over that allotted amount...
Pair of girls tops in Cassville's Middle School's sixth-grade spelling bee
Cassville Middle School announced the winners of its sixth-grade spelling bee on Tuesday.
Purdy schools make staffing changes
Two teachers retired and two resigned at the Purdy School District in January. The Purdy Board of Education accepted the retirements of two middle school teachers: Gary W. West and Julie Jeanay Price. West began teaching in Purdy in August 2002. Price began teaching in Purdy in August 2007...
PHS homecoming this week
Purdy High School will celebrate homecoming this week, culminating in the crowning of the homecoming queen on Friday. Theme for the event is "Purdy's Queen of Hearts." The queen will be crowned before the hometown crowd at about 6:30 p.m. Friday. The Eagles will take on McAuley for the big game. The coronation will take place between the junior varsity boys game and the varsity boys game. The girls game will follow in a doubleheader...
Cassville FCCLA groups win awards
Seven Cassville Middle School students, all members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) group recently won awards at the Students Taking Action for Recognition (STAR) events at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin...
Missouri S&T awards degrees at annual commencement
More than 700 candidates received degrees during ceremonies held on Dec. 13, 2013, and Dec. 14, 2013, one of whom is a native of Washburn. Kyle Benjamin Henry of Washburn earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and was named magna cum laude...
Cassville Intermediate School names December Character Award winners
The Cassville Intermediate School recently named its Character Award winners for the month of December 2013.
Four school boards to hold elections
The upcoming April 8 school board elections will feature both new and old candidates.
Voters in four cities will have the opportunity to choose new school board members, and two school boards will not be holding any contested races.
In Cassville, incumbents David Haddock, Becky Henningson and Jon Horner will be running against new candidates, Wade Hermansen and Ann Hennigan for the three vacant positions. ...
CHS show choirs host "Soup & Song"
Cassville High School's Center Stage Choir and No Boys Allowed Choir recently performed its "Soup & Song" for more than 200 people.
Cassville Rotary presents "Don't Meth With Us" to fifth-graders
The Cassville Rotary Club presented a program, entitled "Don't Meth With Us," to fifth-grade students at Cassville Intermediate School Friday.
Shell Knob native named to dean's list at Westminster College
Kaylin Dilbeck of Shell Knob was named to the Fall 2013 Academic dean's list for exemplary academic performance at Westminster College in Fulton. The dean's list recognizes those Westminster students who have shown high academic performance during the past semester. To be included on the dean's list, a student must have a 3.60 semester grade point average with at least 12 hours completed that semester...
Missouri S&T announces honor list
Missouri University of Science and Technology announces the names of students who made the honor list for the 2013 Fall semester. Students who made the list include: Kyle Benjamin Henry of Washburn, a senior in mechanical engineering Brock Michael Jacobs of Eagle Rock, a junior in chemical engineering...
New study says children's weight in Kindergarten predicts weight later in life
A recent study found that children who are overweight in Kindergarten are four times more likely than "normal" weight children to become obese by eighth grade. The study is the latest in a series of studies examining the epidemic of childhood obesity and its potential causes...
Cassville 8th-grader raises $200 for Susan G. Komen
An eighth-grade student at Cassville Middle School has raised $200 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. Audra Brooks, 14, of Cassville raised the money by crocheting hand-made scarves and selling them for $12 each at her mother's work and to her teachers at school...
SBU releases Fall 2013 graduate, honor roll lists
Southwest Baptist University has released its Fall 2013 graduate and honor roll lists. Graduates who made the list, along with their degree and honors, are: Rylie Wilks of Golden, Trustee's List; Rachael Neill of Purdy, Trustee's List; and Courtney Krueger of Shell Knob, Trustee's List...
Cassville High School choirs win awards
The Cassville High School competitive choirs, No Boys Allowed (an all-girls choir) and Center Stage Choir (a mixed choir), recently won awards at the Mount Vernon High School Competition in Mount Vernon. It was the first show of the year for the two groups, and they walked away with a second-place trophy in the division, as well as trophies for "Over-All Best Vocals" and "Best Show Opener."...
SW R-5 Elementary releases honor roll
The following Southwest R-5 Elementary School students were named to the second-quarter honor roll, recently released by the school. First grade, all A's: Elizabeth Salsbury, Saige Miller, Tara Hampshire, Hunter Cain, Miles Bowlin, Neveah Stogdill, Jayden Lee, Riley Flippo, Abigale Clark, Monica Housekeeper, Allyson Fry, Brady Brinkman, Hunter Barnes, Raeli Miles, Jesse Holder and Samuel Corn. ...
Purdy delegation visits Apple headquarters
A delegation from the Purdy R-2 School District visited Apple Computer headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., over the weekend to explore technology options for Purdy students. Superintendent Steven Chancellor led the group that includes Randy Henderson and Ronnie Veith, school board president and vice president, and several faculty members...
Exeter R-6 announces homecoming court
Exeter R-6 High School recently announced its homecoming court for Friday's homecoming game against Wheaton.
16 Cassville students make Southwest District Honor Band
Sixteen band students at Cassville Middle School were recently named to the Southwest District Honor Band.
Summer School menus: June 10-14
Cassville R-4 School BREAKFAST: (Monday) Cereal, granola bars, raisins. (Tuesday) Cereal, Go-Gurt, fruit and nut mix, tropical fruit. (Wednesday) Cereal, Pop Tart, pineapple chunks. (Thursday) Cereal, cinnamon toast, sausage patty, applesauce and Jell-O. (Friday) Cereal, banana nut muffins, strawberries...
CIS releases honor roll lists
Cassville Intermediate School has released its fourth quarter honor roll for the 2012-13 school year. Students are listed below by grade and achievement level. A Honor Roll Fourth grade: Zayne L. Bouchard, Zachary Coenen, Brina Daniels, David Delano, Olivia Holman, Cameron Lewis, Kelsey Liley, Lakein Madison, Robert Massey, Zane Mebruer, Cole O'Neill, Emily Ortega, Ayasha D. Prillwitz, Kegan Robinson, Camron B. Sloan and Jordyn Stafford...
Purdy High announces honor roll
Students named to the A and B honor rolls at Purdy High School for the fourth quarter of the 2012-13 school year have been announced. Named to the A honor roll from the senior class were: Lucas Barton, Kaitlin Brigman, Brooke Cahalan, Kaitlyn Carpenter, Devin Fulp, Alyssa Gwin, Brittany Hayes, Sarah Ly, Chelsea Mareth, Vaughn Payton, Taylor Reynolds, Phillip Roller, Bailey Spears, Jacey Staponski, Cameron Terry, Hayle Wedel, Mattie White and Vang Yang...
On Monday, during the annual Cassville Community Teacher Association reception, Superintendent Richard Asbill recognized Michael Hall, high school communication arts teacher, and Lisa Hoffman, kindergarten teacher, who achieved perfect attendance this year. Pictured above, from left, are: Hall and Hoffman. Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed...
Teachers earn scholarships
Cassville School Board member Becky Henningson presented district scholarships to Jennifer Pendergraft, middle school mathematics teacher, and Mary Hagens, high school communication arts teacher during the annual Cassville Community Teacher Association reception on May 20. Pictured above, from left, are: Hagens, Henningson and Pendergraft. Democrat Photo/Lindsay Reed...
Purdy Middle School announces honor roll
The Purdy Middle School has announced its honor roll students for the fourth quarter of the 2012-13 school year. Fifth graders named to the All-A Honor Roll are: Heather Greenway, Shelby Haskins and Elizabeth Hoffman. Sixth grade All-A Honor Roll students include: Justin McGuirk, Kyler Propps, Madison Renkoski, Brendan Reynolds and Mason Schallert...
Purdy students visit senator
A pair of Purdy R-2 School District students recently had the opportunity to visit Sen. David Sater in Jefferson City. David and Sean Thomas, who are pictured above with Sater, were accompanied to the state capitol by Dr. Ken and Ann Hall. Sen. Sater gave the group the opportunity to visit the Senate floor where they were introduced to the assembly. They were also able to tour the capitol during their visit...
SWMS honor roll released
Southwest Middle School has released its fourth quarter honor roll for the 2012-13 school year. Students are listed below by grade and achievement level. Principal Honor Roll Fifth grade: Rylie Hill, Jayda Ladd and Ashlenn Robbins. Sixth grade: Iliana Brown, Lane Cargile, Michael Foster, Gracelyn Gentry, Lacey Reeves, Trevor Sneed and Heather Windes...
Cassville High School scholarship awards
A total of 82 members of Cassville High School's graduating class received scholarship awards this year. This number represents over half of the graduating class. Individual scholarship winners are listed below...