Have you heard of Roaring River?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
First youth trout tag awarded to CMS student On Feb. 23, Cassville Middle School eighth grader Courtney Rasmussen was awarded the first youth fishing tag of the 2012 trout season. An essay written by Rasmussen was selected as the top entry in the Roaring River State Park Hatchery's contest this year. In addition to the first trout tag, Rasmussen received a fishing rod and reel and a tackle box. Pictured above, from left, are: Brad Farwell, hatchery assistant manager; Rasmussen; and Paul Spurgeon, hatchery manager.

It's located outside of a small town called Cassville in the southwest part of Missouri. Cassville is blessed to have something as beautiful as Roaring River.

Roaring River is a very large tourist attraction especially for a small town. This beautiful place has hiking trails to enjoy the natural, beautiful scenery. It's mostly known for its fishing. People come from all around to fish for our popular trout fish.

What Roaring River means to me is a beautiful place full of nature that Cassville is blessed with. Roaring River for me has a lot of memories. It is one of my grandpa's favorite places.

A funny story of mine that took place at Roaring River on Opening Day, March 1, was when instead of catching a fish, I caught my glove.

I'm proud of Roaring River and so is my town. Without Roaring River, my family and I would have missed out on a lot of fond, fun, memories.

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