Cassville graduating seniors rake in many scholarships
Officials at Cassville High School have released the list of senior scholarship recipients. Melissa Arnold -- A+ Scholarship. Raeghan Blisard -- MSSU Excellence Scholarship, MSSU A+ Leadership Scholarship and CHS A+ Scholarship. Geoffrey Brophy -- A+ Scholarship...
Exeter Students of the Quarter announced
Officials at Exeter School District have announced Students of the Quarter for the fourth quarter.
Field Day held at school
Cassville Primary and Intermediate held their annual Field Day event May 15.
4th grade class hosts special guest
Kim Kenney, right, a wood turning artist from Cassville, shows a small wood turning to Jillian LeCompte, middle, and Macie Walker, left.
Students achieve perfect attendance
Students at Cassville Elementary School were honored for achieving perfect attendance for the 2014-15 academic year.
May character awards given
Cassville Intermediate School recognized third-grade character award winners in May.
Exeter names Students of the Quarter
Officials at Exeter School District have named Students of the Quarter for the third quarter of the academic year.
Math olympiads recognized
Cassville Intermediate School recognized its math olympiads.
Cassville Middle School celebrates acts of service
Members of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) from Cassville Middle School celebrated acts of service to the community they coordinated and volunteered for during the 2014-2015 school year.
Cassville Middle School celebrates acts of service
Members of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) from Cassville Middle School celebrated acts of service to the community they coordinated and volunteered for during the 2014-2015 school year.
Exeter hosts NHS induction ceremony
Exeter held the 2015 National Honor Society induction on April 15.
Cassville FBLA wins awards at leadership conference
Nearly 4,500 students grades fifth through 12th, college students, and advisers, descended upon Springfield for the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America -- Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference.
Fancy footwear makes debut at Cassville High School
Students at the Cassville High School art department recently entered into the annual Vans Custom Culture Shoe Competition in hopes of winning the grand prize of $50,000.00 and a trip to New York. Over the course of the last month, seven students worked tirelessly to sculpt, paint and wire four pair of white Vans shoes. Each pair of shoes had to tie to one of the competition themes of art, music, local flavor and action sports...
Exeter students take honors
Exeter math and science students recently competed in the Ozark 7 Math and Science competition in Monett.
Cassville High School recognizes band
Cassville High School recently recognized the band for its March 27 performance at the Missouri State High School Activities Association District Solo & Ensemble music festival at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin
Purdy announces honor rolls
Officials at Purdy High School have released the list of students named to the third quarter honor roll for the 2014-15 cadmic year. Students and their achievement are listed below. Freshmen: Savannah Bradt, Zoe Brown, Tyler Keeler, Mikey Schad and Layne Skiles...
Big Man on Campus contest slated for Saturday
Cassville Project Graduation's ninth annual Big Man on Campus contest will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the FEMA Building.
Students jump rope for heart
During the month of February the second through fifth grad students at Cassville Primary and Intermediate participated in the annual Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart event.
Wheaton releases honor roll
Officials at Wheaton Elementary School have released the list of students named to the third quarter honor roll. Students are listed by grade level and achievement. Third grade: Jianna Cha, Christian Renkoski, Hayden Royer and Chloe Yang. Fourth grade: Adrianna Barrientos, Alanis Hang, Archie Hang, Joselyne Juarez, Kadence Mestas and Allison Whitman...
Exeter's Academic Team takes 2nd
Exeter's 8th Grade Academic Team, took second place at the Wheaton Knowledge Bowl Tournament, held Feb. 25.
Cassville Middle School recognizes band members
Cassville Middle School band members were part of outstanding ensembles at the Monett Cub Fest band festival on March 21.
Area FFA groups attend banquet
Purdy Future Farmers of America attend the Area 11 FFA banquet Thursday at Cassville High School.
Wheaton Homecoming Court honored
The Wheaton Basketball Homecoming Court coronation ceremonies were recently held, with Marley Sherwood, junior, crowned as Homecoming Queen.
Students raise funds for March of Dimes
Cassville Future Business Leaders of America recently held a change drive and raised nearly $500 to benefit the March of Dimes.
Character Kids demonstrate kindness
Exeter Elementary Students demonstrated kindness by raising over $860 dollars for Pennies for Patient with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Southwest drama students rake in awards
Drama students with the Southwest Little Theatre, under the direction of Wyatt Hester, are the Ozark-7 Conference One-Act Play Champions after taking first Place/Best Play with their production of Lost at a recent competition at Crowder College in Neosho...
Local students make Missouri State University dean's list
Each semester, students at Missouri State University who attain academic excellence are named to the dean's list. For undergraduate students, criteria include enrollment in at least 12 credit hours during and at least a 3.50 grade point average on a 4.0 scale...
Kelsey Renee Fields, Cassville, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Dean's Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan. Fields is a senior majoring in elementary education. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more credit hours and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60 for the semester...
Students earn Best Attendance honors
Cassville Elementary School students received recognition for Best Attendance.
Crowder College honor students named
Crowder College has released the names of students listed on the Dean's List for the fall 2014. Students and their hometowns are listed below: Morgan Cope, Pula Baker, Daniel Beckwith, Dana Bender, Erica Cubel, Megan Heman, Abigail Marcano and Salvador Martinez, all of Aurora; Jacqueline Resto, Sarah Stewart and Kelly Tolbert, all of Butterfield; Lyr-Ann Akers, Kelsey Baker Eric Bohmke, Katie Davis, Kasey Durm, Todd Evans, Jharry Gumabon, Natasha Gunkel, Chase Horner, Lucy Khang, Garrett Kirk, Anne Menego, Jamie Moore, Jordan Shore, Emily Speakman, Hunter Speakman, Braiden Vaught and Callie Woolhiser, all of Cassville;Christina Mock and Jennifer Neal, of Eagle Rock; Kylie Brown, Austin Couey, Breana Dave-Turner, Mai Hang, Shelby Medley, Jonathan Pointer, Sue Ann Stanley and Makala Stephens, all of Exeter.. ...
Cassville FBLA hosts leadership workshop
The freshman and sophomore FBLA Leadership Workshop was held at the Crowder Community Building in Cassville on Oct. 17.
CHS speech and debate 2nd in East Newton
Cassville High School speech and debate students took second in sweeps out of 11 participating schools at the recent East Newton competition.
FFA attends convention
Members of the Exeter FFA Chapter took a trip to the 87th Annual National Convention, held in Louisville, Ky.
Exeter Character Kids named
Officials at Exeter School District have announced students who demonstrated the character traits of feeling or showing appreciation, gratefulness and thanks.
Wheaton names Students of the Month
Officials at Wheaton High School have announced Students of the Month for November.
Hands on learning taking place in Cassville
Barry County Conservation Agent Dan VanDerhoef recently visited second-grade students at Cassville Primary School to conduct a program on fur-bearing animals as a class science lesson.
Exeter Miss Merry Christmas
Exeter High School recently named its 2014 Miss Merry Christmas court.
Choir sings thanks while wearing holiday wardrobe
The Cassville High School choir dresses up for the Thanksgiving meal Friday.
Class with most improved attendance in October
Students in Mrs. Rose's first grade were recently honored for having the most improved attendance during the month of October.
Southwest FFA builds float
The Southwest FFA plans on entering the float into area Christmas parades in December.
Stussy in National Band
Stussy Stephenson, a member of the Cassville FFA chapter, was on stage and in the spotlight at the 2014 National FFA Convention and Expo, held Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 in Louisville, Ky.
8th-graders explore careers in Scott Tech tour
Eighth grade students from Marionville, Billings, Cassville, Exeter and Pierce City High schools visited the Scott Regional Technology Center (Scott Tech) to explore career options. Students received a briefing on the various fields of study offered at Scott Tech and the kind of career available through successful completion of coursework...
Monett woman, Purdy graduate a homecoming candidate at College of the Ozarks
Kaitlyn Carpenter, of Monett, served as a candidate in the College of the Ozarks 2014 Homecoming Coronation on Oct. 30.
Murphy receives award
Crowder College student Courtney Murphy, pictured, received the Missouri Community College Association's Student Leadership Award at a recent ceremony in Branson.
CIS recognizes character students
Cassville Intermediate School recently gave character awards for perseverance.
Purdy Middle School announces honor rolls for first quarter
Officials at Purdy Middle School have released the list of students named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-15 academic year. Students are listed by grade level and achievement. Fifth grade: Jomelin Alvarez, Bradley Biloki, Payton Crumpler, Adrien Hess, Savannah McGuirk, Jasmine Holloway, M'Kena Propps, Lauryn Ramirez, Mario Ramirez, Shelby Robertson, Heidi Sehrbrock, Michael Stanford and Lara Temple...
Southwest honor rolls announced
Officials at Southwest Middle School have released the list of students named to the first quarter honor roll for the 2014-15 academic year. Students are listed by grade level and achievement. Fifth grade: Samuel Jennings and Amy Reeves. Sixth grade: Austin Gideon, Emma Larson, Laney Moore, Bonnie Robbins, Travis Sickles and Isaac Starr...
Wheaton Students of the Month
Officials at Wheaton School have announced October Students of the Month.
CHS to purge Class of 2009 records
Officials at Cassville High School will be purging the cumulative school records for the graduating class of 2009. Those wishing to obtain their records must pick them up in person at the high school between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. before July 31. Those unable to pick them up in person may designate another person but must fill out a signed request before the records may be released...
Deffenbaugh receives two CFO scholarship awards
Mikala Deffenbaugh, a 2014 graduate of Cassville High School, was selected to receive the Olin J. Brattin Scholarship and Doris Lorayne Sims Easley Scholarship, both administered by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. These endowed scholarships are component funds of the Cassville Community Foundation, an affiliate of CFO...
CHS teens rewarded for sobriety pledges
Seventy percent of students at Cassville High School signed a pledge this spring to not drink alcohol before they turn 21. Safe and Sober, a nonprofit founded in 2004, rewarded Cassville High School and its students this week for their participation in the program by giving them a check for $500...
Southwest Elementary names fourth quarter honor roll
Officials at Southwest Elementary School have released the list of students named to the fourth quarter honor roll for the 2013-14 academic year. Principal's Honor Roll honorees are: Lyric Bernard, Jess Holder, Nevaeh Stogdill, Hunter Barnes, Miles Bowling, Brady Brinkman, Hunter Cain, Tara Hampshire, Saige Miller, Payton Morris, Ben Morris, Tehya Ross, Juliauna Sierra, Natalie Sanko and John Atkins...
Cassville students get scholarships
Security Bank of Southwest Missouri has announced the names of two Cassville High School seniors were chosen to receive one of two scholarships awarded by the bank.
Locals graduate from College of the Ozarks
Jesse Henderson, of Cassville, graduated from College of the Ozarks at Point Lookout during commencement ceremonies held in May. He received a bachelor of science degree in psychology. Henderson is a graduate of Cassville High School. Also graduating were: Donovan Bartkoski, of Purdy, with a bachelor of arts degree in religious studies; and Jacob Nolan, of Aurora, with a bachelor of science in computer information science...
Area students named to MSU's Dean's List
Local students were recently named to the dean's list at Missouri State University. For undergraduate students, criteria includes enrollment in at least 12 credit hours during the spring semester and at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale...
Dilbeck inducted into national honorary society
Kaylin Dilbeck, of Shell Knob, was inducted into the national academic honorary society Alpha Chi in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury on the Westminster College campus in Fulton. Dilbeck is a senior at Westminster, majoring in biochemistry...
MU names students on 2014 Dean's List
Several Barry County students have been named to the Dean's List at University of Missouri for the spring 2014 semester. They inlcude: Trevor McClintock, of Cassville, and Jess Colby Ross, of Seligman, freshmen; Kory Waylynn Hayward, of Eagle Rock, a junior; and Jennifer Michelle Girard, of Shell Knob, a senior...
Thompson graduates from William Woods
Seth Thompson, of Cassville, recently graduated with a bachelor of science degree from William Woods University in Fulton, Mo. A total of 396 degrees were conferred during the day. A combined total of 941 students in all disciplines have graduated from WWU in the past 12 months...
Purdy student named to MSU Dean's List
A Purdy High School graduate has been named to the Missouri State University College of Education's Dean's List for the 2014 spring semester. Jennie Smith, who is working toward a degree in early elementary education, earned a 3.8 grade point average during the past semester...
Local resident graduates with honors from University of Arkansas
Justin Mills, pictured above, graduated with honors from the Sam Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas on May 10. Mills earned Bachelor of Science Degrees in Business Administration in both Information Systems and Marketing. He was awarded as a First Ranked Senior Scholar with Summa Cum Laude honors. ...
Deffenbaugh receives MariCorp scholarship
Mikala Deffenbaugh has been named the recipient of the 2014 MariCorp U.S. Scholarship. Pictured above, from left, are: Steve Weeks, Kyle Wilkerson, Mikala Deffenbaugh, State Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob. Deffenbaugh is daughter of Robert and Lisa Deffenbaugh. ...
Purdy lands duo on all-district teams
By Jared Lankford firstname.lastname@example.org The Purdy Eagles baseball team picked up two postseason awards this week with the release of the all-district team. Alex Mareth, earned first team honors, and Brent Cornman was added to the Honorable Mention team...
CHS announces second semester honor rolls
Officials at Cassville High School have released the list of students named to the second semester honor roll for the 2013-14 academic year. Students are listed by achievement and grade below. Principal's Honor Roll Seniors: Kristeen Albert, Emily Brewer, Mikala Deffenbaugh, Noah Galey, Kodie Gibson, Wyatt Lopez, Lindsey Nolan and Jerrica Russell...
Brinton named to CMU Dean's List
Ciera Brinton, a special education major from Shell Knob, has been named to the Central Methodist University Dean's List for the Spring 2014 semester. To qualify for Dean's List recognition, one must be enrolled as a full time student and achieve a 3.5 or higher grade point average on the University's 4.0 scale, according to Dr. Rita Gulstad, Provost...
Veith named to USM honor roll
University of Saint Mary Provost Dr. Bryan Le Beau has announced the Spring 2014 Dean's Honor List. Riley Veith, of Purdy, was one of the students who ended the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or better. The University of Saint Mary is a Catholic co-educational applied liberal arts university founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. The University of Saint Mary offers evening, accelerated graduate and undergraduate degree-completion programs...
Purdy students receive awards, scholarships
Scholarships and top honors for the year were recently announced at Purdy High School. The student council named the junior class as the Class of the Year. The choir was the Organization of the Year. The Golden Apple Award, given annually to a teacher, was presented to math teacher Molly Strickland...
Cassville's Education Fund awards $1,500 in grants
For the fourth consecutive year, the Cassville Education Fund has awarded grants in support of the Cassville R-4 School District academic programs. Two grants, totaling $1,594, were handed out at the annual Cassville Community Teachers Association Banquet on May 2 at the Cassville High School commons...
Exeter inducts 7 into National Honor Society
Exeter's National Honor Society recently held its annual banquet and induction of new members. Each new member had to display extraordinary academics, participation in school activities and be held to the highest of school standards. The inductees honored were: sophomores Sydney Carpenter, Tori Dean, Renz Kho, Will Noltie, Amy Alverson, junior Travis Raney, and senior Matthew Dallis...
CHS students win at foreign language competition
Cassville High School students recently competed in the Foreign Language Field Day Competition at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. Cassville finished in 10th place out of at least 33 schools at the competition, making it the third straight year the Wildcats have placed within the top third of schools...
CMS Students host supply drive for Haven
The Cassville Middle School recently held a supply drive for the Haven of the Ozarks animal shelter.
Cassville High School choir members compete in State Music Competition
The Cassville High School Vocal Music Department recently competed at the State Music Competition.
CHS band competes in MSHSAA State Music Festival
Members of the Cassville High School band recently participated in the MSHSAA State Music Festival.
Cassville High School names Students of the Quarter
he Holiday Island Elk's Lodge No. 1042 has named Lane Madison and Grace Gouvion Students of the Quarter at Cassville High School.
Cassville Middle School students go to TEAM contest
Cassville Middle School Industrial Technology students recently competed in the Technology Education Association of Missouri state contest.
CMS FBLA, FFA clean local park
Cassville Middle School FBLA and FFA members recently devoted a few hours to Rocky Edmondson Park in Cassville, picking up trash throughout the park.
CIS 5th-grader earns black belt in recorder karate
Patrick Dunker was recognized by Cassville Intermediate School as the only fifth-grade student to achieve a black belt in recorder karate, which helps children at the school learn to play the recorder.
Exeter names Students of the Quarter for third quarter
Exeter recently named its Students of the Quarter for the third quarter.
CIS announces April Character Award winners
Cassville Intermediate School recently named its April Character Award winners for courage
CHS FFA members receive proficiency awards
Cassville FFA members recently won Proficiency Awards at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention.
Wheaton FFA poultry team wins state contest
COLUMBIA -- The Wheaton FFA Chapter won first place in the poultry career development event (CDE) at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 47 teams in the competition. The winning team members are Haley Beck, Kayla Mason, Lia Boa Yang and Meng Yang. Mason placed first, Lia Boa Yang placed fourth, Haley Beck placed eighth and Meng Yang placed 12th overall out of 178 participants. Their advisors are David Bolton and Eric Roller...
Wheaton FFA dairy food evaluation team places first at state
COLUMBIA -- The Wheaton FFA Chapter placed first in the dairy foods career development event (CDE) at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 45 teams in the competition. Team members are Vanessa Cook, Emily Killion, Ana Lowry and Skyler Scates. Cook placed first, Lowry placed second, Scates placed fourth and Killion placed 35th out of 169 Students. The Wheaton advisors are David Bolton and Eric Roller...
CHS Alumni Association hosts 'Blasts from the Past'
The Cassville High School Alumni Association Banquet will be held on May 24 with a theme of "Blasts from the Past." the program will be hosted by seniors Audra Shumaker and Bradley Lueckenhoff, and the business portion of the event will include the presentation of scholarship awards, the election of officers and the recognition of classes...
Cassville Intermediate names Physical Fitness Award winners
The Cassville Intermediate students participated in the Fitnessgram Challenge Test in the months of March and April in their physical education class. The Fitnessgram Challenge helps to motivate children to have an active lifestyle and is a great tool to help students set fitness goals that relate to five fitness components...
CMS IT team earns 6 medals at April district competition
The Cassville Middle School Industrial Technology team attended the Technology Education Association of Missouri district competition on April 25. The Industrial Technology team earned 6 medals by achieving top scores during the event. Medal winners competed at the state competition at Lake Ozark on May 5-6. The results of that competition were not available as of press time...
Cassville FFA dairy cattle team places 2nd at state
COLUMBIA -- The Cassville FFA Chapter placed second in the dairy cattle evaluation career development event (CDE) at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 59 teams in the competition. The team members consist of Kyle Cheek, Colton Dilbeck, Hunter Madison and Dakota Townsend. Hunter Madison placed seventh, Dilbeck placed 14th and Townsend placed 18th individually out of 224 participants. The advisors for Cassville are Jimmy Hinson and Kelin Kruse...
Wheaton's Yang named state FFA Vice President
COLUMBIA -- During the 86th Missouri FFA Convention, Yia Yang, of Wheaton, was graced with a pair of honors. Yang received the second-place Missouri FFA Agricultural Communications Entrepreneurship and Placement Combined Proficiency Award, and he was named the 2014-2015 State FFA Vice President representing Area 11...
Yang finishes 2nd in agricultural communications proficiency award area
COLUMBIA -- Hli Yang of Rocky Comfort, received the second-place Missouri FFA Agricultural Communications Entrepreneurship and Placement Combined Proficiency Award at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention. Yang, a graduate of Wheaton High School, is the daughter of Toua and Chao Yang. Yang is a member of the Wheaton FFA Chapter. Her FFA advisors are David Bolton and Eric Roller...
CHS students win at Big 8 Art Competition
Cassville High School art students placed at the Big 8 Art Competition in Mount Vernon on April 25-26.
Washburn man honored by CMU at banquet
FAYETTE, MO -- The Central Methodist University Division of Business, Accounting and Economics honored Anthony Dow, along with 15 other students, in a special banquet and awards ceremony on April 22 on the Fayette campus. Dow, a business major from Washburn, was presented the Gentry Estill Award for Total Business Excellence...
Wheaton Students of the Month
Wheaton recently named its Students of the Month for April and March
CHS FBLA students place in Leadership Competition
Members of the Cassville High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter recently participated in the 2014 Missouri FBLA Leadership Competition. Cassville FBLA had 19 students qualify for the State Leadership Competition. Winning recognition in the competition were: Elisha Michael, third place in American enterprise report; and Brittany Sanchez, eighth place in local chapter annual report. ...
CHS students compete at MSSU
Students from the Cassville High School business department traveled to Missouri Southern State University on April 2 for the 36th Annual Business Competition. This year was the first year where half of the events were broken down into class groups, and three places were given for each age group...
SW students attend FBLA conference
Southwest FBLA recently attended the State Leadership Conference in Columbia.
Southwest Little Theatre to present 'Laugh-In'
The Southwest Little Theatre will present the comedy production "Laugh-In" on May 9. The early show is at 5:30 p.m., and the late show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per guest and can be reserved by calling 417-826-5361 or emailing email@example.com...
CHS Knowledge Bowl team 2nd
The Cassville High School Knowledge Bowl team recently competed in the MSHSAA Academic Bowl district competition in Diamond.
Southwest High School inducts 18 into NHS
The Southwest Chapter of National Honor Society inducted 18 new members recently.
Cassville native performs in Harding University's Spring Sing
Tyler Skinner, of Cassville, performed in Harding University's annual Spring Sing production April 17-19. More than 1,000 students from 24 different social clubs participated in the production as they competed for cash prizes to donate to eight charitable organizations...
Purdy Middle School releases honor roll
Purdy Middle School recently released its honor roll, and those who made the list are as follows: Eighth grade, all A's: Zoe Brown, Tyler Keeler, Emma Mareth, Mikey Schad, Layne Skiles and Cailyn Spears. Seventh grade, all A's: Jasmine Canales, Avery Hancock, Kyler Propps, Hannah Reid, Madison Renkoski, Brendan Reynolds, Colby Robbins, Bayleigh Schad and Mason Schallert...
WHS inducts 10 into National Honor Society
The Bowers-Rutledge Chapter of the National Honor Society of Wheaton High School inducted 10 new members into its chapter on April 9. New inductees include: Chase Burns, Kim Yang, Christopher Yang, Lyda Yang, Rosillie Vang, Meng Yang, Marley Sherwood, Vanessa Cook, Skyler Scates and Brittany Harmon...
Purdy High School releases honor roll
Purdy High School recently released its honor roll, and those who made the list are as follows: Twelfth grade, all A's: Jake Beaty, Ruben Ibarra, Deana Burch, Dillon Lowe, Bailey Burnside, Tanner Marshall, Brent Cornman, Kelton Mattingly, Doni Craig, Clarissa Nunez, Dana Cunningham, Jesus Perez, Kyle Davidson, Megan Schilly, Alissa Graham, Tyler Scott, Carleigh Hall, Jared Smith, Jake Henderson, Gerbin Solis and Melanie Heston...
CIS names self-discipline Character Award winners
Cassville Intermediate School recently announced its Character Award winners for self-discipline in March.
Exeter prom brings smiles to seniors
Exeter High School hosted its prom on Saturday night.
Wheaton HS hosts prom
Wheaton High School hosted its prom on Saturday night.
CHS Choirs win medals at District Solo and Small Ensemble Competition
The Cassville High School choirs recently attended the District Solo and Small Ensemble Competition, with 15 students receiving 1-ratings and advancing to the State Competition in Columbia during the first week of May. Soloists advancing to the State Competition include: Audra Shumaker, Mikala Deffenbaugh, Brooke Cornell and Levi Pollreisz...
CHS Band, Winter Guard compete in Springfield, Joplin
The Cassville High School Band recently competed in a number of festivals, including the Mid-Continent Color Guard Association Winter Championships, held in Springfield, and the Missouri State High School Activities Association District Music Festival, held in Joplin at Missouri Southern State University...
CHS FCCLA members attend State Leadership Conference
Students from Cassville Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club recently attended the annual Missouri FCCLA State Leadership Conference at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. The delegates from across the state represented more than 11,500 members of Missouri FCCLA...
Local students attend Youth Leadership Day
Area high school FFA students from Cassville, Monett, Southwest and Wheaton attended Youth Leadership Day this month in Jefferson City.
Cassville Intermediate releases honor roll
The Cassville Intermediate School recently released its third-quarter honor roll. Students who made the honor roll include the following. Fifth grade, all As: Zachary Acheson, Jordan Anderson, Zayne Bouchard, Jayden Bowman, Zachary Coenen, Brett Cooper, Brina Daniels, Sebastian Hernandez, Olivia Holman, Joshua Holz, Taylor Lamia-Beck, Cameron Lewis, Kelsey Liley, Lakein Madison, Robert Massey, Zane Mebruer, Cole O'Neill, Robert Preddy, Jaiden Reibert, Kegan Robinson, Camron Sloan, Jordyn Stafford, MaKenna Waggoner, Carson Whittemire, Brylee Wilson and Chantly Yarnall.. ...
Cassville, Exeter students attend Sophomore Pilgrimage
The Silver Leaf Benefit Club of Cassville is has announced the names of the two high school sophomores who represented Cassville and Exeter High Schools at the annual General Federation of Women's Clubs Sophomore Pilgrimage in Jefferson City on April 8...
Wheaton names Students of the Month
Wheaton High School recently named its Students of the Month for February.
CHS students compete at Crowder Business Contest
Cassville High School students competed at the Crowder Business Contest on March 26 in Neosho. There were over 400 competitors from area schools, which were divided into three divisions according to their enrollment. Cassville competed in Division II, which includes schools with enrollments of over 500 students...
Southwest R-5 releases 3rd-quarter honor roll
Southwest Elementary School recently released its third-quarter honor roll. Those honored include the following. Fourth grade, all As: Ryan Lawrence, Samuel Jennings, Josie Taylor, Chelsea Blount and Amy Reeves. Third grade, all As: Hayley Hignite, Payton Morris, Nathaniel Salsbury, Rayden Blackburn, Shaylea Eggleston, Signe Suchowski, Brittany Trotter, Rachel Willer, Braedyn Boyd, Alli Fosse, Jordyn Martin, Zakary Starr and Traven Walkingstick...
'Big Man' contestants announced
Cassville High School has announced the participants for its annual Big Man on Campus contest, to be held in the FEMA Event Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Contestants include: Glenn Thomas as Black Lvender, Boyd Goade as Bonnie Anne Clyde, Briar Meek as Kana Korn, Nate Travis as Niomi Price, Bradley Lueckenhoff as Anita Bigman, Noah Galey as Tequila Mockingbird, Tyler Peterson as Helen Black and Brent Thompson as Trixie Delight...
Southwest Little Theatre hosting Angel Awards
The Southwest Little Theatre, under the direction of Mr. Wyatt Hester, will be presenting its 14th Annual Angel Awards in a Dramatic Monologue format. The event will be hosted by Shelby Ringdahl, Miss Missouri, on April 12 at 4:30 p.m. for the Junior High Awards ceremony and at 6 p.m. for the High School Awards ceremony. Tickets are $10 per person and can be reserved by calling 417 826-5361 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org...
Cassville man makes Rose-Hulman Dean's List
A Cassville man was recently named to the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Dean's List for the winter quarter. Mathew Angel, senior mechanical engineering major at Rose-Hulman, was named to the Dean's List after maintaining at least a 3.3 grade point average on a 4.0 scale...
Cassville students head to state math competition
Five Cassville Middle School students recently competed in the 29th Annual Missouri Elementary Student Mathematics Contest, and four of those students will head to the State Finals at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg later this year...
CMS FCCLA donates $400 to African village
The Cassville Middle School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club recently donated $414.34 to the Heifer International Missions project.
CMS students host sale for Haven
Cassville Middle School students held a bake sale on March 13-18, raising $79.50 for the Haven of the Ozarks.
CHS recognized in Battle of the Belt
Cassville High School was recognized Monday with a banner for the Battle of the Belt contest, sponsored by Mercy Hospital's Injury Prevention group.
Cassville Intermediate School gives Character Awards
Cassville Intermediate School recently gave Character Awards for cooperation.
Exeter R-6 School District celebrates reading
The Exeter R-6 School District recently "Celebrated Reading" with several activities. Students who participated dressed as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters, had a Wacky Socks day, a Red/White day, a Hat day and a Pajama day. Students in grades 3-12 voted for their favorite Dr. Seuss book. The winner was "Green Eggs and Ham" with The "Lorax" and "Horton Hears a Who" finishing up second and third, respectively...
Cassville High School to host Big Man on Campus
Cassville High School's annual Big Man on Campus contest will be held in the FEMA Event Center at 7 p.m. on April 5. John Lueckenhoff will be the master of ceremonies, and the contestants will be announced next week. Contestants will compete in the following categories: Evening gown, talent and judge's question...
Cassville to host preschool screenings
The Cassville R-4 School District will host preschool screenings for 3-year-old and 4-year-old children on April 11 and April 18. Parents of preschool children may call the primary office at 417-847-2445 to schedule an appointment. The DIAL-III test will screen children in the following areas: concepts, language and motor development...
Middle school girls raise money for Griffis
A group of Cassville Middle School girls recently hosted a teacher lunch and raised $325.24 for Dustin Griffis, a 16-year-old sophomore at Cassville High School who has been diagnosed with stage 4 leukemia.
CHS releases first semester honor roll
The following students were named to the first semester honor roll at Cassville High School. Principal's List seniors: Kristeen Albert, Emily Brewer, Mikala Deffenbaugh, Noah Galey, Kodie Gibson, Wyatt Lopez, Lindsey Nolan and Jerrica Russell. High honor roll seniors: Jordan Adams, Caleb Clere, Kasey Durm, Hersayn Fierro, Madyson Greene, Lindsay Lawson, Zach McGuffey, Elisha Michael, Jade Null, Hayden Prater, Patrick Rawlings, Jose Rivera, Katie Sewell, Drew Still, Mariah Willard, Allison Williams and Callie Woolhiser.. ...
Wheaton releases second quarter honor roll
The following students made the honor roll at Wheaton Schools. Twelfth grade A honor roll: Matt Hickman, Robbie Pointer, Christina Yang, Kim Yang and Yia Yang. Twelfth grade A/B honor roll: Toby Banks, Chase Burns, Kristina Chang, Monica Conquest, Jamie Farless, Michele Johnson, J.R. Keeney, Mariah Kochell, Brandon Mestas, Amanda Munday, Kyla Sample, Aaron Sweaney, Amanda Vang, Christopher Yang and George Yang...
Cassville FBLA hits the rink
Cassville Future Business Leaders of America club members recently went ice skating.
FBLA raises $595 for March of Dimes
The Cassville Future Business Leaders of America recently raised $595 for the March of Dimes program as one of its state community service projects. Each year, participating chapters raise money for the project. In years past, Cassville's FBLA chapter has sold heart-o-grams at lunch and only been able to donate $20 to $50...
Exeter teen headed to National Fine Arts Competition
A junior at Exeter High School is making her way to the National Fine Arts Competition in Columbus, Ohio. Lydia Alverson, 17, recently participated in the Southern Missouri Fine Arts Festival in Springfield. She competed in the category of female, vocal solo, senior high division, receiving a Superior rating and an invitation to compete in the National Fine Arts Competition this summer in Columbus, Ohio...
Ten Barry County natives graduate from Missouri State
The following Barry County natives graduated from Missouri State University in its 2013 fall commencement. Cassville Ethan Emery Couch, BS John Leslie Lee, MHA Kenneth Eugene Schieler, BS Matthew Ryan Stewart, BA, Magna Cum Laude Exeter Dennis Keith Daniels, MHA...
Cassville Intermediate January Character Award winners
Cassville Intermediate School recently named its Responsibility Character Award winners for the month of January.
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...