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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cassville Alumni Banquet on May 27

On May 27, the Cassville Alumni Association will host its annual banquet at Cassville High School. There will be entertainment, food, and a quick program. The business portion of the annual event will include presentation of scholarship awards, election of officers and recognition of classes with special attention to class reunions. Registration will open at 4:30 p.m., with the banquet starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $15 per person, which includes dinner, alumni dues and contribution to the Alumni Scholarship Fund. Any classes hosting reunions may contact Jill LeCompte at 417-847-2221 or 417-826-5339 to reserve tables.

Hootenanny Craft Fair and Bluegrass Concert scheduled

The Washburn Chamber of Commerce has announced the restart of the annual Hootenanny Craft Fair and Bluegrass Concert, set for June 24, with a rain out date of July 8. Vendor or music info is available by calling Cheryl Floyd at 417-671-1610, or Sallie Main at 417-843-3806.

Cemetery meetings upcoming

Fields Cemetery will host its cleanup day on Saturday, 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 Monday, 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.

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.

HiSET tests available at Crowder Cassville

Crowder College in Cassville will offer high school equivalency (HiSET) testing through August. Remaining test dates include: 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 Saturday. 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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