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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Cassville Democrat hosts Easter Egg Hunt

The Cassville Democrat second annual Easter Egg Hunt contest will be published in the April 9 edition. Eight Easter Eggs will be hidden throughout the edition for a chance to win a basket full of goodies donated by contest sponsors. An egg hunt entry form will be included on the contest page to be mailed or dropped off to the Cassville Democrat's office. Entries should be addressed to Cassville Democrat, Easter Egg Hunt, P.O. Box 486, Cassville, MO 65625. The office is located at 600 Main St. All entries must be submitted by Friday, April 18. The winner's picture will be published in a future edition.

Sheriff asks parents to keep eyes on children

As the weather warms up, Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly is asking parents to keep their eyes on their children when they are allowed to play outside. He said children outside playing can end up lost, so he is hoping parents will not let their children out of sight, as he said a child could disappear in only a matter of seconds.

Ozark County Quilters presents Flurry of Quilts

The Ozark County Quilters will host the Flurry of Quilts event at Crowder College, located at 4020 N. Main St. in Cassville, on April 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and April 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature vendors, quilting opportunities, bed turning and buy-it-now quilts. For more information, people may call Karla at 417-847-7468.

KTTS meteorologist to speak in Cassville

KTTS meteorologist Ted Keller will give a presentation to the Adult Agriculture Class on April 14 at 6:30 p.m. The class is offered by the Cassville High School Agriculture Department, and Keller will cover topics including severe storms and tornadoes. He will also cover weather safety as the Ozarks moves into active spring and summer weather conditions. The class is free to attend, and those wishing to RSVP should contact Kelin Kruse or Jimmy Hinson at 417-547-3137, or by email at or

Exeter hosting kindergarten screenings

Parents of kindergartners starting school at Exeter Elementary next year should see Rhonda or Mr. Jordan at the elementary office to set up a kindergarten screening appointment for April 3 or April 4. Parents must have an appointment to have a child screened. Enrollment packets will be available to pick up prior to screening. To participate in screenings, parents should bring: a birth certificate, immunization record, proof of residency (anything with a physical address, such as a piece of mail) and the child's Social Security number. Children must be age 5 on or before July 31, 2014, to enter Kindergarten. Children must be age 4 on or before July 31, 2014, to enter pre-kindergarten.

Cassville hosting kindergarten enrollment

The Cassville R-4 School District will host kindergarten enrollment on April 10, from noon to 5 p.m., and April 11, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Primary School. Parents of children who will be 5 years old by Aug. 1, 2014, should bring the following to complete enrollment: birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization record, proof of residency (in the form of a utility bill with name and address, real estate contract, rental agreement, etc.) and parent identification. For more information, people may call the primary school at 417-847-2445.

Wheaton hosts kindergarten screenings April

Screening for children entering Preschool for the 2014-15 school year in the Wheaton R-3 School District is scheduled for April 15 and April 16 in the Kindergarten rooms of the Elementary Building. Children must be 3 years of age by July 31, 2014, and parents may call 417-652-7240, ext. 842, to schedule an appointment. If a child was not screened for the incoming kindergarten class, he or she may have that done at this time also. The DIAL III test will be used to screen children in the following areas: concepts, language, and motor development. In addition to the DIAL III, each child's vision, hearing and articulation will be screened. The screening will take at least one hour to complete. Parents should bring the child's birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization record, and proof of residency. Screening results will be shared with the parents.

Methodist Women's Group hosting lunch

The United Methodist Women's Group will host their Annual Spring Salad and Casserole Lunch. The lunch will be held on April 3 at the church in the Fellowship Hall. The hours of service are 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the cost of the meal is $7. The United Methodist Church is located at 7th Street and Gravel Street in Cassville. Proceeds from the lunch will be used on various church projects.

MU Extension hosting gardening class

On April 10 at 7 p.m., in the Cassville Branch Library meeting room, the Missouri University Extension will host a gardening class with the subject: "Pick the right flowers." The class focuses on heat and drought tolerant best choices, annuals and perennials. It will be taught by Kathryn Kufahl, a member of the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks.

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