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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Single Moms group meeting Monday

A monthly Care Group for Single Moms meets on Monday at the Cassville First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, located at 602 West Street. The evening of fun, food and fellowship is designed to bless and encourage single moms. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the evening concludes at 7 p.m. Simultaneously, there are planned activities for 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

Blood drive set for May 19

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore will be partnering with the American Red Cross Bloodmobile on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to host a blood drive.

Campers’ Church commences for year

The Barry County Southern Baptist Association began their Sunday worship at Roaring River State Park on April 1, continuing from at 9-9:30 a.m. each Sunday until Sept. 30. The 36 churches in the association lead services with music and a message from the Word of God. Campers’ Church has been held at Roaring River since 1978. Campers come as they are, and anyone is welcome to join. In bad weather, Campers’ Church moves to the basement of the Emory Melton Inn and Conference Center. For more information, people may contact Randy Comer at the Barry County Southern Baptist Association at 417-847-2820.

Fire Ecology Workshop scheduled at Roaring River

A free Fire Ecology Workshop will be held on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Roaring River State Park that will provide educational information on fire science and the historical use of prescribed fire in the Missouri Ozarks. The workshop will be led by land management professionals and fire science researchers and will include indoor presentations and an outdoor field discussion. Lunch will be provided. Landowners and managers and the general public are invited to attend the event, which will touch on the role and ecology of prescribed fire, how plant and animal communities adapt to fire, the impact on wildlife forage and nesting and more related topics. The workshop is hosted by the Oak Woodlands and Forests Fire Consortium and partnering organizations Missouri Department of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy, National Wild Turkey Federation, Mark Twain National Forest, and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Participants may register online at or by calling 573-884-9262. The registration deadline is May 11. For questions, people may contact Joe Marschall at A printable flyer for the event is also available on the website.

Cassville Alumni Association Banquet coming in May

On May 26, 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 Desiree Corn at 417-847-3137 to reserve tables.

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