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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Quilt Guild hosting fundraiser

The Table Rock Quilt Guild, based in Kimberling City, is hosting a Hawaiian-themed fundraiser for the Kimberling Area Library on National Quilt Day. It will be March 16, at the Library from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. Angela Walters, the ‘Midnight Quilter,’ will be the guest speaker. The tickets at the door are $10. In addition to the speaker, the Guild will have a unique boutique, grab bags, a drawing for an opportunity quilt, two vendors and a lunch will be served.

Shell Knob VFW Memorial Post 2203 hosting Veterans Breakfast and Outreach

On Saturday, and the second Saturday of nearly every month, the VFW Memorial Post 2203 on Highway 39 North of Shell Knob hosts a veterans’ breakfast. Any veteran of the U.S. armed services, regardless of where they served, and their families are invited to meet at the Post between the hours of 8-10 a.m. Saturday for a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee and juice; all at no cost. The Post would also like to reach out in particular to all veterans who’ve served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict and may have experienced ambivalence at best and extreme rejection from fellow countrymen at worst after coming home from war. Any such veterans, after having served our country honorably, deserved not scorn, but rather the thanks of a grateful nation for patriotism and for carrying out the duties expected during that awful war. At the Shell Knob VFW Memorial Post 2203, veterans’ experiences are greatly appreciated and veterans are encouraged to be a part of the Post to any degree they feel comfortable. Veterans are encouraged to come enjoy the veterans’ breakfast and talk to any post member about joining, or contact the Post Commander, David Atkinson, at 417-858-0171. The VFW Memorial Post 2203 was chartered in 1987 based on the concept of Veterans Helping Veterans. All these years later, that is still the primary purpose.

Computer classes offered at Central Crossing Senior Center

Are you technologically challenged? Do you feel like taking a hammer to your computer every time you get on to use it? Well, you’re not alone and Central Crossing Senior Center is here to help. Computer classes for all skill levels are being offered at no charge to the public, every other week. For the month of February, they will be held on Tuesdays, the 5th and 19th. Classes will last approximately an hour and begin at 12:45 p.m. Anyone with questions or who would like to hone in on a specific skill may let the instructor know.

Shell Knob Seniors, Inc., unveiling a new webpage

Shell Knob Seniors, Inc. (SKSI) announced it has unveiled a new, revised and improved webpage. On or about Feb. 1, the SKSI’s totally revised webpage,, is up and running. The website replaces the older version and has numerous upgrades. This new, revised website will be updated regularly and includes videos of current activities and programs, current lunch menus, upcoming activities, all news-related articles as well as archives of past articles and activities. While most people associate SKSI with Central Crossing Senior Center, Mountain View Estates is also an integral part of what Shell Knob Seniors, Inc. is about and visitors to the website can find out more about the exciting new MVE senior housing development.

Cassville to reapply for Trail Improvement Grant

The City of Cassville will apply again this year to the Missouri Recreational Trail Program for grant funding to construct new or improved multi use trails. Last year’s application was not selected, however the City was invited to reapply and to devise a project that put more emphasis on trails as opposed to amenities. An integral part of the application is soliciting and documenting community feedback on the project. This will be accomplished using an online survey that will also give the public an opportunity to help select which project is submitted for the grant and possible construction. The survey is available online at or can be accessed through the City’s web site at For more information on the City’s park facilities contact City Hall at 847-4441.

Camp Barnabas hosting virtual run

The Camp Barnabas Big Party Virtual Run will be held on April 6. People may register at for the virtual 5K, 10K, half marathon or open categories, after which they will receive a race packet with a custom race bib, T-shirt. and finisher’s medal. At any point on April 6, people may go on the run and track it with MapMyRun, then upload the time to the website. All times are by honor code and should be submitted by 8 p.m.

Private pesticide applicator trainings being offered

Training sessions for a private pesticide applicator license are being offered by University of Missouri Extension specialists in most southwest Missouri counties. Under Missouri law, this training provides certification to obtain a Private Pesticide Applicators License for Missouri agricultural producers and will also count for recertification requirements by the state. The training will not certify for commercial application licenses. This training is open to producers of agricultural commodities, 18 years of age or older. “This three-hour training program will allow individuals to recertify or receive initial training to be licensed to purchase or use restricted-use pesticides for five years,” said Tim Schnakenberg, an agronomy field specialist with University of Missouri Extension and instructor. Barry County’s will be Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, 1 p.m. at the Barry County Courthouse Commission Room (700 Main St.), or 5:30 p.m. at the Cassville High School Vo-Ag Dept, located at 1501 Main St. / Hwy Y – Take Main/Hwy Y to Partridge St. and turn East, then turn left at the first drive going behind the Intermediate School. A light meal will be provided for the 5:30 p.m. program only, compliments of Vo-Ag Dept. Pre-registration is required by calling 417-847-3161.

Flexibility, balance, song classes offered at Central Crossing

Central Crossing Senior Center is offering flexibility, balance and song classes Monday through Friday, from 9:30-10:15 a.m., where attendees participate in an exercise regimen aimed at improving one’s flexibility and balance. Fitness is a big part of the program as well, and the “song” part of the class is something that is added in as one feels so moved. The class has been growing steadily since its inception nearly three years ago, hitting 20 participants recently. There’s a variety of exercises and the class keeps everyone moving.

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