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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Arnold-Williams-Mitchell family reunion planned

Family and friends are invited to the 21st biannual family reunion of descendants of Kate and James “Pap” Arnold and siblings on June 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Barry County Museum, located at 15858 Hwy. 76 in Cassville. A potluck luncheon will be served at 1 p.m. 

Cemetery asks for flowers to be removed for mowing

The Arnhart Cemetery Association requests all flowers be removed by June 11 so normal mowing may resume.

Signups 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 through 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 August 2 at the Family Life Center.

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.

Active shooter response training scheduled for June

The Cassville Police Department will host an active shooter training on Thursday and Friday, 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: Friday and Saturday, July 14 and Aug 4. For more information, people may call 417-847-1706.

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