News Briefs

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Chamber's Ballot Issues Luncheon slated

The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Ballot Issues Luncheon on March 19 at noon at the Cassville United Methodist Church. Issues, pertaining to the April 7 municipal elections, to be discussed include: Cassville School Board election, north and south ward Cassville City Council positions and the ambulance sales tax rate. Candidates will offer short introductions and have a limited amount of time to answer a question. Chamber members may submit their questions to, or call the office at 417-847-2814. The deadline to submit questions is March 16, and questions will not be taken from the floor at the luncheon. A light lunch will be provided, and monetary donations will be accepted to offset expenses. Those interested in attending must RSVP, by email or phone call to the office, by March 17. For more information, people may call the Chamber office.

Crowder College Fondation hosting Tour de Cass

The Crowder College Foundation will host Tour de Cass on March 27 at the Cassville Golf Club, an event consisting of wine and craft beer tastings paired with hors d'oeuvres, as well as a silent auction and gift baskets. Proceeds benefit the Crowder College Cassville Center. Businesses with products or services they wish to be featured, or businesses wishing to make a donation to a themed gift basket may contact the Foundation at 417-455-5701 or All donations are tax-deductible.

Senior Center hosting monthly dance

The Cassville Senior Center's monthly dance will be held at the Center, located at 1111 Fair St., from 7-10 p.m. The Roaring River Sound Band will be playing for your listening and dancing pleasure with a $4 cover charge at the door. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center, and everyone is welcome. Attendees should bring finger foods and for more information, people may call 417-846-5355 or 417-846-3024.

Soroptimist Club potato bake set for March 12

The ladies of the Soroptimist Club of Barry County will host a St. Patrick's Day potato bake on March 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Cassville United Methodist Church. Luncheon attendees will enjoy a baked potato, chili, broccoli and cheese soup and a dessert for $7. All proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the Soroptimist Club of Barry County. The Soroptimist Club of Barry County is committed to improving the lives of women and children in Southwest Missouri. The ladies of Soroptimist provide scholarships for women as well as funding to not-for-profit organizations through their Dreams in Action program. Ramey Supermarket will provide the baked potatoes. Dine in or carry out options will be available to all attendees. For more information, contact Leslie Smith, Soroptimist president, at 417-847-4258.

Cassville to host electronic recycling event

Those wishing to dispose of electronics, medical and office equipment may do so on April 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. In partnership with U.S. Materials Management, a bin will be placed at these Cassville City Hall parking lot, on the corner of 3rd and West streets. Items to be accepted include: Laptops, desktop computers, medical equipment, I.T. equipment, cell phones, telephones, general equipment, batteries, printers, servers, copiers, hard drives, monitors, office equipment, computer parts, cables and cords.

Scott Tech offers multiple programs

Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett has numerous classes available to those in the community. A Jelly Roll Quilt or Bag Class will be Thursday through March 12 from 6-9 p.m. each night. Cost is $25 plus supplies. Mig and Tig welding classes will run each Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. for four weeks each. The Mig class began on Feb. 24 and the Tig class will begin on March 24. Fees are $150. Finally, a Craft Night will be held on March 2 and 3, from 6-8 p.m. both nights, at a cost of $20 per person. Attendees will create colorful door mats and should bring specific paint colors, as some will be provided but others may not be available.

Credit recovery classes offered at Cassville

Cassville High School offers Credit Recovery every Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. for any student who failed a core class last semester. Students may contact the counselor's office at 417-847-4014 for more information.

Education Fund Trivia Night set for Friday

The Cassville Education fund will host its annual Trivia Night on Friday at the Cassville High School commons at 7 p.m. The event is a team competition featuring four rounds of trivia questions with bonus points contests. Up to eight people may play on each team. Fees are $15 per player and $5 per spectator, and fees count as tax deductible donations. To pre-register individuals or teams, people may contact Mindi Artherton at the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 504 Main St., at 417-847-2814. All funds raised will benefit the Education Fund, which supports academic programs at Cassville Schools.

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