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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Health Department hosting public meeting

The Barry County Health Department will host a public meeting for a proposed prescription drug monitoring program ordinance on Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Cassville Event Center. The meeting is open to the public and will focus on the program proposed in Barry County. The ordinance will allow for data to be collected on Class II, III and IV controlled substance prescriptions that have been dispensed within Barry County. The St. Louis County Department of Public Health will be on hand to make a presentation about its program.

Roaring River to host eagle viewing

Roaring River State Park will host a free eagle viewing event at 3 p.m. on Jan. 20. People should meet at the Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center and dress for the weather. There will be a short video, and people should bring their binoculars. For more information, people may call the Nature Center at 417-847-3742.

Intermediate Spelling Bee on tap at Cassville

The Cassville Intermediate School Spelling Bee, for students in fourth and fifth grades, will be held on Jan. 31 at 9 a.m. in the Cassville Event Center.

Special Chinese Lunch at the Central Crossing Senior Center

Alex Cobb will be cooking a special Chinese lunch at the Central Crossing Senior Center On Tuesday, starting at 11:15 am. Upon graduating from college in 1994, Cobb and his wife, Jill, moved abroad to Taiwan and lived there for two years. During that time, they both fell in love with Chinese culture and Chinese food. Returning to the States in 1996, Cobb spent the next six years in Chicago continuing to work in a Chinese environment. Cobb began experimenting with Chinese cooking at this time to create dishes that reminded him of Taiwan that he could not find in the U.S. He has spent the past 20 years perfecting various recipes while continuing to experiment with new ones. He has catered a variety of functions: graduation dinners, Christmas meals, fundraisers, etc. Cobb is the chief human resources officer for Senior Age of Missouri. The menu will consist of slow-roasted mandarin pork, stir-fried chicken and peppers, bok choy and vegetable fried rice. An additional entree will be available for those who do not care for Chinese. The Central Crossing Senior Center is located at 20801 Hwy. YY-15 Shell Knob.

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