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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cassville grade cards being mailed

Grade cards for Cassville High School students are being mailed this week. If a student does not receive one, the parent may call the high school at 417-847-3137.

Sign-ups being accepted for School Readiness Fair

Sign-ups for the 16th Annual School Readiness Fair are being taken at the Ozark Area Community Action Corporation’s Barry County Neighborhood Center from May 30 to July 7 for students Pre-K through 12th grade who will be attending school in Barry County this coming school year. Pre-registration is required, and people may call for appointment at 417-847-2140. The School Readiness Fair will be held on Aug. 2 at the Family Life Center.

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

The Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association will hold its annual business meeting on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Church and cemetery. All community members interested in the cemetery are invited to attend. Donations are greatly appreciated and provide for maintenance and upkeep of the church and grounds. Donations will be accepted at the cemetery or can be mailed to Secretary Diana Cope at 10404 E. Fifth St., Butterfield, MO 65625. For more information, people may call 417-342-4900. Also on Saturday will be the annual meeting and picnic of the Seligman New Salem Cemetery Association. The business meeting will be held at 11 a.m. at the New Salem Church House, located about 1.5 miles northeast of Seligman. A pot-luck, picnic lunch will be held on the grounds at noon following the annual business meeting.  Everyone is invited to attend both the meeting and the lunch. To receive future notices about the Association, which are now sent via email, people may send an email address to to be added to the email list. The Ennis-Ennes Cemetery will also host its annual meeting this weekend, set for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the cemetery. For more information, people may call 417-847-6201. Finally, the annual business meeting for Leann Cemetery will be Sunday at 2 p.m. The agenda includes electing one board member. Donations for maintenance and mowing can be sent to secretary Ruby Vincent, 20674 Farm Road 2065, Aurora, MO 65605 or deposited direct at the 1st Independent Bank at Aurora.

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.

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