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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Barry Electric Cooperative schedules district meetings

The Barry Electric Cooperative has scheduled its district meetings for members to choose candidates for representatives on the board of directors. Members of District No. 1 will meet at the Wheaton school cafeteria at 7 p.m. on Monday. Members of District No. 2 will meet at the Barry Electric office in Cassville on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Members of District No. 3 will meet at Oak Ridge Baptist Church on Highway 248, east of Cassville, at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24. The two candidates with the highest number of votes will be placed on the ballot for director and one director will be elected from each district at the Cooperative’s annual membership meeting, scheduled for April 13 at 1 p.m. at the Family Life Center in Cassville. Directors with expiring terms include: Lewis Royer in District 1, Dr. David Cupps in District 2 and Scott Lowe in District 3.

FFA schedules pair of fundraising events

The Cassville FFA will host a baked potato fundraiser March 3. Residents can pre-order a potato and have it delivered or pick it up at the ag building from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To order, people can contact Jennifer Privett at 417-847-6736, or Mr. Hinson or Mr. Littlefield at the high school at 417-847-3137. The Cassville FFA will also be hosting a Paddle Party fundraiser on March 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the high school. People should bring their own rolls of quarters, two or three. More than 30 items will be available. There will also be a silent auction.

Cassville theatre putting on “Alice in Wonderland”

Cassville High School’s Theatre Production class will be performing its adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland,” based on the classic story by Lewis Carroll. The performance will take place on Monday during the day at the Middle School FEMA Event Center for the intermediate and middle school students. There will be an evening performance at 5:30 p.m. for family and friends to attend. Admission is $2.

Southwest hosting chili, baked potato fundraiser for band

The Southwest Band Boosters will host their annual Chili and Baked Potato dinner and auction fundraiser on April 1. The money raised will support the band with purchasing items needed throughout the year, including music, stands, instruments, repairs, awards and scholarships. The Boosters are seeking donations from local businesses, and all donors will be recognized at the fundraiser. For more information, people may call 417-826-5050.

POP Cheer Factory schedules dance

The POP Cheer Factory’s team Dynamite will host a Daddy Daughter Ball on Feb. 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Monett Area YMCA. The fundraiser aims to help the team go to the National Cheer Competition in Galveston, Texas. The Paris-themed event will offer snacks and dancing. Princesses may be escorted by their father, grandfather, uncle or any other special guy that fits the role. A photographer will be on site for pictures. People may pre-purchase tickets until Feb. 13 at the POP Cheer Factory Gym, located at 1308 E. Cleveland in Monett. Tickets are $15 per couple and $5 per additional child. For more information, people may call or text 417-489-2741, 417-235-9107 or 417-669-2085.

Pesticide applicator training set for March 13

The Missouri University Extension will host two pesticide applicator training classes on March 13 in Cassville. The first class will be at 1 p.m. in the Barry County Courthouse Commission Room. The second class will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Cassville High School Vo-Ag Department, where a light meal will be provided. There is a $15 fee to attend. The charge will cover the cost of materials. For those who already own the Missouri Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual (M87 – Printed 2007 with blue lettering on the front), there will be a reduction in the cost by $12. Training is conducted by Tim Schnakenberg, regional agronomy specialist. People must pre-register by calling 417-847-3161. If weather is an issue, people may call the phone number provided or 417-838-8405 to confirm if the program will proceed. The training provides certification to obtain a Missouri Private Pesticide Applicators License for agricultural producers and will also count for recertification requirements by the state. The training will not certify for commercial application licenses. Attendees must be 18 years or older. The training will last 2-1/2 to 3 hours.

Central Crossing Senior Center offers tax help

The Central Crossing Senior Center is offering simple tax preparation on Monday mornings starting Monday and running until April 3, except for when the center is closed on Feb. 20. People should call 417-858-6952 to make an appointment, and should request 30 minutes for state only and one hour for federal and state.

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