News Briefs

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Reid starts work at Cassville R-4 School District

Dusty Reid, former superintendent of Roaring River State Park, began his duties Monday as director of facilities and operations with the Cassville R-4 School District. Reid will earn an annual salary of $55,000.

Indonesian missionary visiting Cassville

The Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church will host an Indonesian missionary in its services at 10 a.m. and at 11 a.m. on Feb. 23. Lynn Perkinston will also be at the church, located five miles east of Cassville on Highway 248. For more information, people may call Pastor Larry Henbest at 417-847-2552.

County political clubs to host meeting in February, March

The Barry County Republican Club will host a meeting on Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m., at Steak Inn in Shell Knob. Gary Youngblood, county clerk, will be speaking about the 2013/2014 budget. Also, as a reminder, club dues will be taken. The Barry County Democrats will meet on March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cassville Branch Library meeting room. The featured speaker will be a representative from Senator Claire McCaskill's office. A dessert and fellowship will follow the meeting. For more information about the Barry County Democrats, people may call Ruth Thompson at 417-847-3753.

CBCO soliciting blood donations

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will host a blood drive on Feb. 26 at Cassville High School, located at 1501 Main Street in Cassville, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Center is seeking all negative blood types, as there is less than a two-day supply on hospital shelves. The Center provides blood for patients at 38 area hospitals.

Red Cross to host pair of blood drives

The American Red Cross is preparing to host three blood drives in Barry County in early March. On March 4, the Red Cross will host a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Georges Inc., located at 9066 W. State Highway in Cassville. Another blood drive will be on March 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Purdy High School, located at 201 S. 3rd Street in Purdy.

Camping club to host opening-day breakfast

The Paradise Valley Camping Club, located at the west end of Campground 1 at Roaring River State Park, will offer biscuits and gravy, sausage or bacon, and coffee or hot chocolate the morning of March 1 starting at 6 a.m. at the camping club. Cost is $2.75 for one biscuit and one meat or $4 for two biscuits and one meat. People do not have to be a member of the club to attend, and proceeds are used to benefit the park.

Trivia Night set for March 7 in Cassville

The Cassville Education Fund will host Trivia Night on March 7 at 7 p.m. in the Cassville High School Commons Area. Team fee is $120 per team, or $15 per person. People may sign up at the Cassville Chamber of Commerce office, or by calling 417-847-2814. All contributions are tax-deductible and benefit the Cassville Education Fund supporting academic programs at Cassville Schools.

Senior citizens group to host board meeting

The Cassville Senior Citizen's Rental Housing Corporation will hold a special board meeting on March 4 at 3 p.m. in the community building, located at 1108 Townsend St. in Cassville.

Crowder College to perform "PANIC"

Crowder College will put on the theatre production "PANIC" March 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus a 2 p.m. matinee on March 8 in the Elsie Plaster Community Center at Crowder College's Neosho campus.

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: https://www.crowder.edu/services/trio/dodgeball-tournament/

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