The Cassville FFA chapter participated in the Newton County Fair on July 7th - 10th, as well as the McDonald County Fair on July 15th- 17th.
Cassville FFA members competing include (from top left to bottom right) Peter Littlefield, Timothy Hudson, Tierany Sloan, Langston Mitchell, Dakota Bowen, Hailey Bowen, Jarrett Hinson, Elizabeth Ray, Maci Barton, Colton Blankenship, and Hallie Fratus.
During the fair, members compete in judging of animal confirmation as well as the contestants showmanship. The Cassville FFA chapter brought home several awards for their hard work this year.
The Arvest Foundation has made a $5,000 contribution to the Cassville R-IV Bright Futures Program. The donation will be used to assist in meeting the physical needs of wildcat students within 48 hours. Physical needs include things such as clothing, school supplies, personal hygiene items, nutritional needs and more.
Bright Futures, established at Cassville Schools in 2011, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing community members together to focus on the success of children.
Through a grant program, Arvest Foundation
Arvest Bank, Cassville location, provided a $1,000 sponsorship to the Cassville R-IV School District W.I.L.D. About Learning Summer School program. The sponsorship was used by the district to treat both students and staff to ice cream bars from the ice cream truck during the end of school celebration on the last day of summer school.
Before school was dismissed, the Clark Community Mental Health Center took some time to recognize Mrs. Preddy and Mrs. Weaver from Eunice Thomas Elementary School for being champions for children’s mental health.
Both Mrs. Preddy and Mrs. Weaver will retire from the Cassville R-IV School District at the end of June. Preddy has served as the primary counselor while Weaver has been serving as the principal.
"We thank them for advocating for their students' needs and for working so closely with us to serve their students in need of mental health services," stated Savannah Charleston, Director of Children's Services at the Clark Community Mental Health Center. "We will miss working with them!"
Three grants totaling $5,600.00 from the Cassville Education Fund were awarded to Cassville teachers at the Cassville Community Teachers Association banquet on Friday, May 28, at the Cassville middle school gym.
A grant of $4,200.00 was presented to physical education teacher, Erin Flehmer, for heart rate monitors for high school physical education classes. A grant of $1,000.00 was presented to CHS communication arts teacher, Victoria Robertson, for books for her classroom library. A grant of $400.00 was presented to industrial technology instructor, Robbie Artherton, for a camera to be used in robotics, shop and PLTW classes.
Established in 2010 by community volunteers, the Cassville Education Fund is a permanent endowment fund benefiting Cassville R-IV school district academic programs. Grants from the fund are awarded annually. More than $25,000.00 in grants have been awarded to Cassville teachers in the past eleven years.
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