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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Bank collecting donations

People’s Community Bank in Washburn is teaming up with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, Exeter school district and Southwest school district and collecting donations to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. People may drop off items like toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, cases of water, blankets, pillows, nonperishable food items, animal food and diapers at the Washburn or Seligman branches of People’s Community Bank. The Barry County Sheriff’s Office also has a trailer and is collection donations in Cassville. Exeter and Southwest schools will accept items at the schools. All items will be picked up on Thursday.

Silver Discovery to meet

The Silver Discovery group will be holding its September meeting at Planned Wellness, located at 336 Grant Street in Carthage, on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided by the hosting agency, Planned Wellness. Silver Discovery is a networking group for advocates and those who have resources for seniors. Please RSVP to attend by calling Mercy Hospital Cassville’s Senior Life Solutions program at 417-847-6042 or by email at:

Central Crossing searching for help

The Central Crossing Senior Center is in need of drivers for home delivered meals. The Center has a weekly opening for one of the two routes on Tuesdays and an opening for another route driver on the fourth Friday of each month. A Center volunteer meal driver will provide training, and the driver may do it alone or as a couple. It requires about one and a half to two hours. The Center is also in need of a kitchen helper every Tuesday and/or Friday for about three hours from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Those who can only work once or twice a month would be appreciated, as well. People may see the Central Crossing Senior Center Administrator, Terri, or Center volunteers, Janet or Rita, if interested in finding out more.

Wheaton Barbecue Duck Race winners announced

Winners in the duck race at the 59th annual Wheaton Barbecue on Aug. 26 were: Aimee Senseney, first, $500; Lilian Dunham, second, $250; Lance Fehring, third, $125; Lily Ray, fourth, $75; and Bill Young, fifth, $50. Winning the Justin Boots were Bentley Brattin and Jackson Allen.

Cassville Parents as Teachers returns this year

The Parents as Teachers program will host its back to school group meeting on Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Eunice Thomas Elementary School cafeteria. The meeting is for families to get acquainted with group activities and play, and the time may also be used to schedule appointments. Free hot dogs and snacks will be provided. Those who bring a new family to the meeting will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Walmart gift card. Parent educators include Pam Ralls and Nola Nickols.

Funds being collected for heart surgery

The Central Crossing Senior Center is holding a fundraising drive for Tracy Warner to receive heart surgery. People may donate to the “Get Well Tracy Warner” fund at the Arvest Bank in Shell Knob.

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