Kyle Troutman

Kyle Troutman

26 toss caps in Exeter

Exeter senior Star Xiong accepts her diploma from Ashley Fly on Friday during Exeter’s graduation ceremony, where 26 seniors walked the stage and ended their high school educations.

Judge rules in favor of Fertilizer Board

On May 13, a judge ruled in favor of the Missouri Fertilizer Control Board (MoFCB), respondents in a case that was filed in Cole County Circuit Court in Jefferson City, by petitioners, Denali Water Solutions and Synagro Central, on July 27, 2023. Both parties to the suit submitted a request for the judge to make a summary judgment in the case, a legal right when the parties believe the facts underlying their requests are beyond dispute.

Women on the Home Front

“Rosie,” she was called — short for Rosie the Riveter. The iconic name, memorialized by the equally iconic Howard Miller image of a young woman flexing an arm muscle, while sporting a red and white polka-dotted bandana on her head, and including the words, “We can do it,” above her head, refers collectively, to some 6 million women who entered the U.S. industrial workforce during World War II to perform jobs traditionally filled by men.

Record year for Power of Pink

Power of Pink celebrated the largest donation amount in the event’s history on Mother’s Day weekend this year. This year’s banquet and walk brought in a total of $53,442.90, giving four local women over $13,360 each to help during their fight with breast cancer.

Kyle Troutman: A worthy and colorful cause

Inever ceased to be amazed by the extent and variety of our local philanthropic organizations. From the Cassville Education Fund’s support of our school teachers to the Cassville Community Foundation’s support of all things Cassville and Roaring River and the Soroptimist Club’s support of local women to the Cassville Rotary Club’s support of the Cassville community — and many, many more organizations I don’t have all the space to name — there is no shortage of neighbors helping neighbors in our slice of southwest Missouri.

Haven of the Ozarks Pet of the Week, May 22

Drew is a gorgeous white and grey Domestic Medium Hair cat, date of birth July, 2022. He would love to have a human of his own and a couch to curl up on. Drew is FIV positive and would love to be in a home as an only pet. The Haven is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. All Haven of the Ozarks pets are fixed, up to date on their vaccinations, and microchipped. For more information, people may email havenozarksanctuary@gmail.com, or call at 417-835-3647.

Cassville freshman golfs at state

A wet, and at times rain-delayed, 2024 Boys State Golf Tournament in Springfield on May 13-14 saw 92 golfers competing, and Cassville’s Dennis Craig was in a select few of the field. One of only six freshmen to compete at the Par 72 Rivercut Golf Course, Craig shot a 93 (+21) on Day 1 and an 87 (+15) on Day 2 at the Rivercut Golf Course, finishing in 80th place overall with the combined 180.

First State Bank celebrates 80 years

Events scheduled at each local branch, culminating in concert First State Bank of Purdy is excited to announce the celebration of its 80th anniversary, marking eight decades of unwavering commitment to the community. “Since our founding in June 1944 as the successor to the First National Bank of Purdy, we have proudly served our neighbors with integrity, dedication, and a personal touch,” a bank press release said.

Humphries doubles up

Southwest High School Senior Robert Humphries medaled in both the mile and 2-mile on Friday and Saturday at the Class 2 State Track and Field Championships in Jefferson City. Humphries ran the 2-mile in 10:08.87, bettering his time by more than 6 seconds and finishing seventh in the field of 16.