Barry Countians interested in earning a GED, improving their language skills or preparing for post secondary education or the United States Citizenship test are invited to take part in Crowder College's Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) classes.
The college began its fall AEL classes at campuses located in Newton, McDonald, Barry and Lawrence counties on Aug. 22.
Classes are offered in Cassville from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. Anne Collier, Janet Ballard and Beverly Jones serve as instructors for the Cassville classes.
Classes are also offered at the Seligman Adult Education Center from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and at Kornerstone in Shell Knob from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. Ballard serves as the instructor in Seligman, and Liz Hendrix serves as the Shell Knob instructor.
This year, Crowder College began offering classes in Monett. Kathy Stegman serves as instructor for classes held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. Jones serves as the instructor for classes offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
All AEL classes are offered free of charge. Classes are open to Missouri residents who are 17 years of age or older.
Individuals interested in enrolling in or learning more about the program are encouraged to call the Crowder College AEL office in Neosho at 417-455-5521.