News Briefs

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CHS hosting free Adult Agriculture class

The Cassville High School Agriculture Department will host an Adult Agriculture class on Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. Kelly Mills of Freedom Bank will present on the basics of financial record-keeping, including tips and tools for accurate bookkeeping for tax purposes and other financial needs. The class is free to attend, and people must RSVP to Kelin Kruse or Jimmy Hinson by phone at 417-847-3137, or email at or The high school's Agriculture Department is located in the back of the school, and people should enter through the shop door after turning east on Partridge Dr. and north on the gravel road that ends at the rear of the building.

Cassville Library hosting numerous events in February

The Cassville Branch Library has a number of events upcoming this month. At 4 p.m. on Feb. 7, the Library will show PG-rated "Freebirds" at its Friday movie night. The film is animated and attendees should bring their own snacks. On Feb. 11 at 6 p.m., the Library will host a special Valentine Bingo in an event that includes snacks and prizes. On Feb. 13 at 6 p.m., the Library will have a special showing of "Ender's Game." The movie is rated PG-13 and teenagers are especially welcomed to attend.

Mineral Springs Road District hosting meeting

The Mineral Springs Road District will meet in regular session on Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the district road barn. Agenda item include: Reading of minutes, reading of the treasurer's report and bills, and an update on road conditions.

Red Cross soliciting blood donations

The American Red Cross is hosting blood drives on Feb. 17 from 1-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2581 State Highway 37 in Monett and on Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arvest Bank, 503 Main St. in Cassville. The Red Cross said Type O blood type is needed, as it is the universal blood type that may be transferred to anyone in need.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host workshop in Viney

Creek Park closure

The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock, Ark., District is hosting a public workshop Feb. 5 to discuss the closure of Viney Creek Park because of budget constraints.

The Corps invites the public to stop by the workshop between 2-7 p.m. at the Golden Community Center, located on Highway J across the street from the U.S. Post Office.

Although there will be no group presentations, the Corps invites the public to drop by at any time during the workshop and talk one-on-one with its representatives about the closure. News and recreation information can be found at

ICD-10 Medical Coding offers at Crowder College

Crowder College in Neosho is offering ICD-10 Medical Coding training in the upcoming weeks. This program is intended for current medical coding professionals. Knowledge of health record content review, coding process, human anatomy and physiology, as well as pathophysiology and pharmacology is required. The course consists of a combination of face-to-face, on-campus hours and online hours. The courses are as follows: Medical Terminology & Anatomy for ICD-10-CM/PCS Medical Coders, ICD-10-CM Training for the Medical Coder and ICD-10-PCS Training for the Medical Coder. Costs for the classes range from $50 to $75 per section. All classes offer eight contact hours. Registration is required, as seating is limited. People may register by calling 417-455-5734, or visiting the college's community education page:

Crowder to interview president candidates

The Crowder College Presidential Search Committee will interview three candidates starting in February. Public forums will be held offering the community a chance to meet the prospective candidates. For more information, people may go to:

Dodgeball tourney to be held May 3

The "1st TRIO Dodgeball Tournament" will be held on May 3 at the Crowder College Neosho Campus Gymnasium and will begin at 10 a.m. There will be free admission and concessions available. All funds will go directly to the TRIO Scholarships. Fees are $75 per team with a maximum of 20 teams. For registration and more information, people may go to:

Cowboy Church

Wayne Wipf, of Spearfish, S.D., will be the featured speaker at Cowboy Church on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., at the Barry County Livestock Marketing in Exeter. For more information, call 846-0192.

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