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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

New group forms for single mothers

Single moms with a desire to connect with other moms going through the same struggles can now join with others who share some of the same day-to-day struggles. A monthly Care Group for Single Moms will kick off on Oct. 9 at the Family Life Center, located at 200 West 5th St. in Cassville. This evening of fun, food and fellowship is being planned to bless and encourage single moms. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a home-cooked meal. The care group time concludes at 7 p.m.  Simultaneously, there will be planned activities for the children. The Care Group for Single Moms is part of The Caring People, which is a Christian organization that reaches out to single moms. Christian women are trained to lead care groups in which single moms receive unconditional love and friendship. It was founded by JoDee Herschend in 1997. One in four homes in America is headed by a single mom. Discover more about The Caring People at

Holloway family reunion scheduled

The annual Holloway Family Reunion will be held on Oct. 8 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Log Church, located east of Butterfield. All family members are invited to attend.

Southwest band fundraiser set for Saturday

The Southwest Band will sponsor a combination rummage and bake sale and car wash Saturday. The event, which will raise money for instruments and equipment, starts at 8 a.m. and runs through 2 p.m. The rummage and bake sale will be in the commons area. For more information, people may call Southwest High School at 417-826-5413.

Blood Drive at Southwest High School set for Oct. 17

A blood drive will be held at Southwest High School on Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to students, teachers, staff and the public. Participants will receive a free T-shirt. The event is co-sponsored by the Southwest Student Council and the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks. For more information or to reserve a time to donate, people may call 417-826-5413.

Jenkins Fish Fry set for October

The Jenkins Fire Department Fish Fry will be Oct. 7 at Station No. 1 at Flat Creek Bridge on Highway 248. Music by Ripplin’ Creek will begin at 4:30 p.m. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m. The Auction will start at 6 p.m. The menu consists of fish or chicken, baked beans, slaw, hush puppies, dessert and a drink. Cost is $9 for adults, and children 10 and under are $4. For more information, people may call Sara at 417-342-4243.

Cassville class to reunite

The Cassville High School Class of 1957 will hold its 60th reunion on Saturday at the Barry County Museum on Highway 112 in Cassville from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coffee and donuts will be available all morning, and a light lunch will be served at noon. A class photo will be taken at 4 p.m. This will be a casual gathering. All classmates, family and friends are invited to drop by to visit.

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