News Briefs

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Garden club to meet April 14

Front Porch Conversations with Garden People will meet at 7 p.m. on April 14 in the lower level of the Cassville Library. Kathryn Kufahl, a very popular speaker in each of the last two years, will present a program on viburnums and buddleias -- two families of landscape shrubs. Buddleias, also known as butterfly bush, vary in size and bloom color and are a magnet to butterflies. Viburnums offer variety in size, bloom color, fragrance, leaf texture and fall color and perform well in our area. Kufahl, a member of the Master Gardeners of the Ozarks and a passionate gardener, is always pursuing knowledge about new plants and garden techniques. In addition to the presentation, master gardeners will answer any gardening questions attendees may have.

Cassville women's golf league teeing off

The Cassville Women's Kick-Off Breakfast will be held in the Members' Room of the Cassville Golf Course Clubhouse at 9 a.m. on April 14. A scramble will be optional after the breakfast and meeting. All lady golfers are welcome, and the group includes players with all ability levels who simply enjoy playing golf. The club's monthly meeting and scramble will be held on the first Thursday of each month. Other special event days are scheduled throughout the year. League dues are $20. A GHIN fee of $20 is payable in the Pro Shop to receive a GHIN number. The GHIN provides a player's handicap which is needed to organize Day's Play. The club's first official day of play is April 21. Members should arrive each Thursday by 8:30 a.m. so that pairings can be made for a 9 a.m. sharp tee-off time. A Day's Play fee of $3 provides prize money. Ladies may RSVP or sendx questions to Debra York at 417-342-5020 or email debyork54@gmail.com by April 11.

Exeter Teachers' Association offers scholarship

The Exeter Community Teachers' Association is offering a $500 scholarship to former Exeter students now attending college or a technical school. Those interested may pick up an application at the high school office. A 250-word essay about the applicant's short and long term goals and how this scholarship would help achieve those goals is required. Applicants going into the field of education would receive extra points, as well. For more information, people may contact Sharyn Crouch, high school counselor, at 417-835-2922 ext. 6 or scrouch@exeter.k12.mo.us. The deadline April 29.

Southwest FFA to host labor auction

The Southwest FFA Chapter will be holding a Labor Auction at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in the high school commons area. Students will be auctioned off for 8-hour days for farm labor jobs. A pulled pork dinner will also be available for $8 per plate.

Barry Electric annual meeting on tap

The 69th annual Barry Electric Cooperative Membership Meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on April 14 at the Family Life Center in Cassville. Registration will begin at noon, and the business meeting will be called to order at 1 p.m. Members are asked to bring their registration cards on the outside cover of the April issue of the Rural Missouri magazine. Drawings for door prizes will be held during the meeting, and winners must be present to receive prizes. Registered and voting members will receive $10 credits on their May electric bills.

Scam IRS calls coming in to Cassville residents

Cassville residents are again receiving recorded calls stating they owe the IRS. The IRS does not call individuals and does not do transactions by phone, and any recordings claiming a debt are scams. It is recommended to hang up on the call, and if the recording left as a message, do not call the number back.

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