News Briefs

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Roaring River Health and Rehab hosting picnic

Roaring River Health and Rehab in Cassville is hosting an Enchantment Under the Sea Picnic at 6 p.m. on June 16 for staff of the home, residents and their families. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, watermelon and soda, all at no cost. Entertainment will be provided by “Flat Bed.” There will be a dunk tank and lawn games. People should bring lawn chairs.

New photo ID law being discussed

The Central Crossing Senior Center will host a discussion explaining Missouri’s new photo voter ID law (HB 1631) on June 13th at 10 a.m. in the center’s dining room.  The public is invitedm and a representative of the Missouri Secretary of State’s office as well as Barry County Clerk Gary Youngblood will be there to explain the new law and answer any questions. For those who do not possess a photo ID and want one to vote, the Missouri Secretary of State’s office will help obtain a nondriver license for free. People may learn more by visiting www.Showit2Vote.com. The Center is located at 20801 YY-15 in Shell Knob.

Central Crossing Senior Center to host car show

Central Crossing Senior Center is hosting a “People’s Choice Awards” car show on June 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. People may being their cars or just show up and admire the antique and classic cars on display. People will be be afforded an opportunity to vote on the automobiles on display and a low-cost lunchtime meal in the center’s cafeteria will be served. Participants do not have to be a senior to eat there.

Central Crossing Senior Center looking for volunteers

The Central Crossing Senior Center is seeking volunteers. A few of the opportunities available to volunteers include delivering meals to the home-bound elderly (mileage reimbursement provided), greeting those coming for lunch, helping in the kitchen, helping with the Medicare counseling (free training provided); helping in the office, and calling shut-ins on wellness checks. There are many, many other opportunities as well and one or more are sure to be the perfect fit. People may call 417-858-6952 or come on in and talk to Terri, Senior Center Administrator.

Cassville police remind residents of grass ordinance

The Cassville Police Department has issued a statement reminding residents of the city’s nuisance weed/grass ordinance. If grass or weeds reach 12 inches or taller, property owners and/or renters will receive a notice letter of non-compliance from the Cassville Police Department. The property owner/renter will then have up to 10 days to correct the problem. If the issue is not improved within 10 days of the letter a subsequent summons to appear in municipal court will be issued.

Kornerstone hosting childbirth class

Kornerstone Positive Parenting Program, a no cost support program for first-time mothers in Barry County, will be offering a childbirth class entitled “A Doula’s Guide to Positive Birth” on June 9 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. located at Mercy Hospital in Conference Room C. The class is open to all pregnant women in the area. This unique class offers a positive approach to labor and delivery for mothers and their support person. Instruction will be provided by Certified Birth Doulas and Childbirth Educators: Jaynee Langley and Lisa Miller. Primary goals of the class include how to relax and give your body the opportunity to give birth without fear, tension, and less pain by learning comfort measures, breathing techniques, and birthing positions. Cost of the class is $20 per mother for non-program participants which includes a support person and childbirth manual. There is no cost for program participants. People may call Jaynee Langley at 417 671-1884 to register for class or more information on enrolling in Kornerstone Positive Parenting program.

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