News Briefs

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

CHS prepares for Spring Stage Showcase

The Cassville High School Spring Stage Showcase will be March 20 and March 21 in the FEMA Building. Cassville High School students will be performing Alky and F.A.U.G.H., by Jerome McDonough, and there will be special performances by the improv troupe, C.I.A., and Mask and Gavel. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and performances will end around 8:30 p.m. Attendees may stay for the entire evening or just drop by for one show. Admission is $2.

Soroptimist to host Potato Bake fundraiser

The Soroptimist Club of Barry County will host a St. Patrick's Day Potato Bake on March 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cassville United Methodist Church. The cost is $7 and includes a baked potato bar, drink and dessert. Proceeds benefit the club, which focuses on improving the lives of women and children in Barry County.

Cassville R-4 School district sets parent/teacher conference dates

The Cassville R-4 School District will host parent/teacher conferences on March 26 and March 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. Parents may contact their child's school to schedule a conference time. Numbers are as follows: primary school, 417-847-2445; intermediate school, 417-847-4010; middle school, 417-847-3136; and high school, 417-847-3137.

MOHealthWINS CNA Program comes to Cassville

For those who meet certain requirements, there is free tuition to attend an 8-week CNA class that begins on March 18 at Crowder College. The free CNA classes are funded through the new MOHealthWINS Grant Initiative. While there is no tuition for those who qualify, students will be responsible for about $450 in fees and required supplies. For more information, people may call 417-455-5537 or 417-847-1706.

Mercy Hospital to host kidney disease seminar

Mercy Hospital will host Valerie Goodnight, RN, BSN, CNN, and treatment option program education specialist II, on March 20 from 5-6 p.m. Goodnight will speak on kidney disease. The event will be held in the Carol Morris Conference Room. For more information, people may call Judy Carver, RD and CDEAT, at 417-678-7980.

FBC to host 3-on-3 basketball

First Baptist Church in Cassville will host 3-on-3 basketball on Monday nights beginning on March 24 at the Family Life Center, located at 200 E. 5th St. The cost is $30 per team, and registration forms are available at the church's front desk. For more information, call Jeff at 417-846-0003.

D.A.R.E. Buddy Bass Tournament date set

The Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education group, also known as D.A.R.E., will host the Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament on April 26 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cape Fair Marina on Table Rock Lake. Fees are $50 per boat, with a 70 percent payback, and $10 for an optional big bass, with 100 percent payback. Early entries will be accepted at the Marina leading up to the event. Entries may be mailed to Cape Fair Marina, 142 Sturgis Lane, Reeds Spring, MO 65737. Checks should be made payable to Barry County D.A.R.E. For more information, people may call Stan White at 417-255-3774, or Larry Stockton at 417-342-9553.

Date set for CHS Alumni Banquet

The Cassville High School Alumni Association will host its annual Alumni Banquet on May 24 at 6 p.m. Any classes hosting a reunion in conjunction with the banquet are asked to call Kay Baker, alumni association president, at 417-547-4219.

Democrat editor to do radio interview

Kyle Troutman, editor of the Cassville Democrat, will be on KWTO 560 AM Thursday morning from 8-9 a.m. for the station's "Ask an Editor" segment. Troutman will be discussing city and county issues affecting local residents.

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