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Celebrate Recovery where are they now: month 11, step 11
Sater: ‘You have to make that decision for yourself; no one else can make it for you’. Sharon Sater first told her story about her journey with Celebrate Recovery (CR) two years ago, on Nov. 24, 2021, as part of a 12-part series published in the Cassville Democrat, one step of the 12-step program for each month of the year.
These garfield, AR based Cats are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to garfield..
Beaver Lake: A Pristine Oasis with Multifaceted Regional Benefits
Beaver Lake, nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, is a stunning man-made reservoir renowned for its recreational and utilitarian advantages. Formed by the impressive Beaver Dam on the White River, it spans an expansive shoreline that beckons outdoor enthusiasts for fishing, hiking, and water sports. The lake is a recreational haven, offering modern facilities and activities like scuba diving and picnicking, making it a nationally recognized bass fishing destination that draws visitors from all over the country.
The Enchanted Lake of Holiday Isle: A Tale of Wishes and Wonder
Nestled among the lush landscapes of the Holiday Isle, a lake of extraordinary beauty whispers tales of enchantment. Local folklore tells of an old fisherman who, on a day that seemed like any other, captured a golden fish from the lake's mystical waters. This was no ordinary fish, for it possessed the power to grant the fisherman three wishes, weaving his fate with threads of gold and altering his destiny forever. The legend of the golden fish continues to resonate, a reminder of the magic that nature holds and the dreams it can fulfill.
Kyle Troutman: Unboxing a holiday tradition
Holiday traditions are a dime a dozen, but creating new one that stands the test of time is easier said than done — yet, we have a new Black Friday tradition at the Troutman house. We always host Thanksgiving for my mom’s side of the family, as we are...
OFO to play, students to perform ballet
The Ozark Festival Orchestra will present its Christmas concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. A special feature for this performance will be 10 dancers from the Midwest Regional Ballet Performing Arts Company and School in Joplin, dancing to three selections from Tchikovsky’s “Nutcracker.” The concert will also include holiday favorites by Leroy Anderson, arrangements of “Carol of the Bells” and other seasonal selections, a visit from Santa Claus and a sing-along. Parents are encouraged to bring children for photos with Santa. Cost for admission is $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and free to children age 18 and under. The OFO is a not-for-profit ensemble based in Monett with 53 players in this concert, 15 of whom are from Barry and Lawrence counties. The OFO is under the direction of Carla Wootton. Local performers include: Nancy Hitchcock, of Rocky Comfort, on horn; Holly Thompson, of Eagle Rock, and David Oliphant, of Cassville, on trumpet; Sarah Willson, of Purdy, Michele Oliphant and Katherine Oliphant, both of Cassville, on violin; Moira Oliphant, of Cassville, on viola; Phyllis Garrett and Carol Dahlstrom, both of Monett, and Trent Oliphant, of Cassville, all on cello; Mareena Snarey, of Monett, on bass; and Gina Milburn, of Monett, on piano and percussion. Contributed photo.
Cape Fair: The Hidden Gem of the Ozarks
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, Cape Fair is a peaceful enclave where the legacy of early settlers and the Delaware Indians intertwines with breathtaking natural beauty. This tranquil town, located on the James River Arm of Table Rock Lake, is aptly known as the 'Hidden Gem of the Ozarks.' With its storied past, including Civil War landmarks and the poignant legends of Virgin Bluff, Cape Fair invites visitors to step back in time while enjoying modern recreational activities. Dubbed the 'Bass Capital of the World,' anglers and nature lovers alike find solace and thrill in the exceptional bass fishing and picturesque float trips along the James River.
Senior Center hosts inaugural Holiday Craft Bazaar
Khrysta Modine, of Cassville, looks over a display of earrings at the inaugural Cassville Senior Center Holiday Craft Bazaar on Saturday. Kyle Troutmanemail@example.com.
Exploring the Rich History of Golden, Colorado at the Golden Pioneer Museum
Nestled in the heart of Golden, Colorado, the Golden Pioneer Museum serves as a cultural cornerstone, offering a deep dive into the local history through its incredible array of artifacts and memorabilia. This hidden gem is more than just a repository of the past; it's an active celebration of the pioneer spirit. With exhibits ranging from Native American arrowheads to settlers' glassware, and from massive dinosaur bones to delicate carnival glass, the museum provides a comprehensive look at the lives of the region's early inhabitants.
News briefs, Nov. 22
Herrin Animal Hospital kicks off 24th Annual Toy Drive. Herrin Animal Hospital in Cassville is hosting its 24th Annual Toy Drive. People may drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the Hospital at 93 Smithson Drive, or call to have a toy picked up. Toys are distributed locally by OACAC’s Barry County Neighborhood Center. For more information, people may call 417-847-5888. “Help brighten a child’s holiday,” a Hospital press release said.
Ozark Festival Orchestra to celebrate Christmas on Dec. 3
The Ozark Festival Orchestra (OFO), based in Monett, will celebrate the Christmas season with its “Hello Christmas!” concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. Under the direction of Carla Wootton, the OFO will present a concert of seasonal favorites.