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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Cemetery meetings upcoming

Fields Cemetery will host its cleanup day on May 20, and a board meeting at 10 a.m. on the same day. Anyone may attend to volunteer or give ideas. For more information, people may call 417-847-4823, 417-393-9662, 417-235-8167 or 417-489-7653. On May 22, the Corinth Cemetery Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the cemetery shelter. Attendees should bring lawn chairs. For more information, people may call 417-846-5250 or 417-847-3078.

Roaring River hosting Mother’s Day tea event

Roaring River State Park will be hosting a Mother’s Day “Wild Tea” party Sunday. Tea will be poured at 11 a.m. in front of the Nature Center along Highway F near Campground 3.The entire family is invited to this free and casual event. The forest is full of interesting plants that have had many uses throughout history. The event will allow attendees to sample teas and beverages made with, or inspired by, wild edible plants. The group will also discuss historical uses of native plants while enjoying the interesting flavors. People will leave with a few recipes to try at home and a new appreciation for local flora.

Active shooter response training scheduled for June

The Cassville Police Department will host an active shooter training on June 1 and 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Cassville Intermediate School. Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate (ALICE) is a set of proactive, options-based strategies that increase chances of survival during a violent intruder or active shooter event. For 14 years, the ALICE Training Institute has provided violent intruder response training to individuals and organizations across the nation. This 2-day instructor training course is designed to teach law enforcement, as well as school, church, hospital and workplace administrators and employees skills and strategies that bridge the gap between the time a violent event begins and law enforcement arrives. The cost is $595 per person, and people may register at or by calling 330-661-0106. Participants will become knowledgeable in statistics and information about active shooter situations and why ALICE training is effective. ALICE will deliver a detailed overview of ALICE training and the liability of proactive versus passive response strategies. Participants will experience live scenario drills that compare passive versus active responses. Participants will also learn the strategies and be provided with materials to become an effective ALICE instructor within an organization.

Bluegrass concert coming to local church

A free Gospel Bluegrass Concert with the award winning “Farm Hands” from Nashville, Tenn., will be held at the Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church on Sunday, also Mother’s Day, at 6 p.m. The band’s awards include 12-time Dobro Player of the Year, 2-time Songwriter of the Year, Kentucky State Banjo Champion, Guitar Player of the Year, and many others. Farm Hands are the writers of the No. 1 Gospel song made famous by the Booth Brothers, “He Saw It All.” Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church is located 3 miles West of Rocky Comfort and 4 miles East of Longview. People with questions may contact Pastor Melvin “Hap” Anders at 417-592-2967.

HiSET tests available at Crowder Cassville

Crowder College in Cassville will offer high school equivalency (HiSET) testing on six dates from May to August. Test dates include: May 12 and 13, June 2 and 3, July 14 and Aug 4. For more information, people may call 417-847-1706.

Multi-species fishing tournament scheduled

The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a multi-species fishing tournament on Table Rock Lake on May 20. The tournament is designed for all fishing abilities and ages. Entrants are encouraged to fish with family members or friends. The take-off and “measure-in” will be held at Kings River Marina south of Shell Knob. Take-off is at 8 a.m. and the measure-in will be at the marina at 2 p.m. Once registered, two-member teams can fish from boats anywhere on Table Rock. There is an entry fee per team as well as an optional 100 percent payback longest fish pot. Cash prizes will be awarded for the first and second place teams. There will be a drawing after the measure-in for several valuable prizes donated by area businesses. Species included in the tournament are black bass, white bass, walleye, catfish, crappie and panfish. There is a limited number of fish that can be measured for each species. Winners will be determined by the total length of fish presented at the measure-in. There will be a special award for any team presenting a legal fish from each of the six specie categories. Registration forms are available at the Shell Knob Chamber office, at area businesses and All tournament rules are included on the registration form. Spectators are welcome to enjoy the “measure-in.”

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