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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Power of Pink event set for May 10 and 11

The Power of Pink Walk, Run and Auction will be held May 11 at the Wheaton City Park, with check-in at 8 a.m., the auction at 8:30 a.m. and the walk or run at 9 a.m. On May 10, there will be a dinner and auction at the Fairview Community Building at 6:30 p.m. People may register at Proceeds from the event will help the following women battling cancer: Anna O’Neill, Kathy Mullens, Dalinda Densmoore, Laurena Patton Collins, Jeanie Richards, Lori Youngberg Dodson and Casey Ridenour. Pre-registration for adults, before April 26, is $25 and includes a T-shirt. After April 26, cost is $30. For children 12 and under, and for seniors, pre-registration cost is $12, and after April 26, it is $17. For breast cancer survivors, pre-registration cost is $10, and after April 26, the cost is $15. Tickets to the May 10 dinner are $10 each. Checks may be made payable to “Power of Pink,” and registration forms can be mailed to: The Power of Pink, P.O. Box 37, Fairview, MO, 64842. For more information, people may call 417-466-5401.

Seligman Spring Train Ride scheduled

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas-Missouri Railroad has planned the Spring Train Ride to Van Buren, Ark., from Seligman on May 18 and May 19 during Arts and Crafts Days in Van Buren. The all-day trip will start with departure at 7:30 a.m. from Seligman, returning at about 6:45 p.m. The train goes through the bootheels of the Boston Mountains, crosses three high trestles, goes through Winslow Tunnel and crosses 18 streams. Each passenger will also received a snack on the way to Van Buren and on the way back. Passengers may get off in Van Buren for lunch and the Arts and Crafts Days, where there will be music, vendors, book stores and antique shops. The Van Buren portion of the trip lasts about three hours. For more information, people may call 417-662-3612, or people may make reservations by calling 1-800-687-8600.

New Life Temple celebrating Pastoral Anniversary

The New Life Temple in Cassville will host special services in honor of its 40th Pastoral Anniversary for Loy and Lynda Bowen. On Friday, service starts at 7 p.m. There will be a 2 p.m. service on Saturday, and a 10 a.m. service on Sunday.

Barry-Lawrence County Development Center to host Trivia Night

The Barry-Lawrence County Development Center will host a Trivia Night on April 12 beginning at 6 p.m. First United Methodist Church, Monett. The fee is $25 per person with dinner included. It is $175 for a table of eight. All proceeds will benefit Barry-Lawrence County Development Center building campaign. For more information or to register as an individual or a team, people may contact Lynda Painter at 417-235-9803.

Roaring River State Park hosts Wildflower Workshop April 7

Roaring River State Park will host a Spring Wildflower Workshop from 3-5 p.m., Saturday at the Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center. The workshop will be an educational study of native wildflowers found in various habitats throughout the park. The workshop will cover basic identification of wildflowers, historical and medicinal uses of wildflowers, as well as wild edibles. Expect to hike along several park trails during the workshop. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a camera. Roaring River State Park is located 7 miles south of Cassville on Highway 112 in Barry County, in southwest Missouri. For more information about the event, people may contact the park office at 417-847-2539.

OACAC accepting Head Start applications

OACAC Head Start is now accepting applications for enrollment beginning in September. Head Start is a school readiness program serving children who are 3-5 years old and prepares children and families for success in school. Children participate in a variety of educational activities. The program is designed to support healthy growth and development of children and to support parents in their roles as the child’s first and most important teacher. Head Start provides: medical and dental referrals, preventative health and dental assistance, screening and referrals for developmental, language, mental health, nutrition and speech, inclusion of children with disabilities and nutritious meals. Bus transportation is available based on bus routes and schedule for half day. Transportation assistance is also available for families to attend Head Start activities. Head Start invites children with disabilities to participate in the program. Full day, extended day and half day sessions are available. Families who meet income guidelines and whose children are 3 years old are eligible to apply. Homeless children and children in foster care automatically qualify. For more information, people may visit or call Cassville Head Start at 417-847-8011, or the OACAC office at 1-866-282-3430.

Wheaton preschool screening dates set

Screening for children entering preschool for the 2019-2020 school year in the Wheaton school district is scheduled for April 16-18 in the kindergarten rooms of the elementary building. Any child who will be 3 by July 31 and is planning on enrolling in preschool must be screened before starting school. Parents or guardians must call and schedule an appointment for 3:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., or 5 p.m. If a child is not already enrolled in the preschool program, information needed includes: current immunization records, birth certificate, Social Security card and proof of residency. Be prepared to fill out the preschool enrollment packet at this time. Contact Mrs. Roller at 417-652-7240, ext. 2125 or text 417-236-3554 to schedule an appointment.

Health Department offering well water tests

In celebration of Public Health Month in April, the Barry County Health Department will offer unofficial bacteriological testing on private well water for $10. Samples must be collected and returned in the kit provided by the Department during the week of April 1-3 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Also for the month of April, nursing staff will conduct heart disease and stroke risk calculations with blood pressure checks and STD testing. Classes on Smart Shopping will be taught by the Missouri University Extension on April 2 and April 9 at the Monett office, and April 3 and April 10 at the Cassville office. Breastfeeding classes and support will be available on Mondays and Tuesdays in Monett from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays in Cassville during the same times. For more information, people may call the Cassville office at 417-847-2114 or the Monett office at 417-354-8402.

American Pickers looking for collections in Missouri

The show American Pickers on the History Channel is coming to Missouri in May and is looking for leads for people with individual antiques collections. The show is looking specifically for interesting characters with interesting items in large quantity. People who are interested may reach out to the show by calling 1-855-OLD-RUST (1-855-653-7878) or email The show also has a Facebook page, @GOTAPICK. The show only looks at private collections, not stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.

Preschool screening dates set in Cassville

Preschool screening for 3- and 4-year-old children in the Cassville school district is scheduled for Monday and April 10. Parents of 3- and 4-year-old children may call the primary office at 847-2445 to schedule an appointment. Children must be 3 by Aug. 1. The BRIGANCE Early Childhood Screens Ill test will screen children in the following areas: physical development, language development, academic skills/cognitive development, and self-help and social-emotional skills. The screening will take at least 30 minutes to complete. Screening results will be shared with the parents. Children who are currently enrolled in the Cassville Preschool or who will be eligible to attend kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year should not participate in the screening. Screening results will be used to determine eligibility for the district’s preschool programs.

Southwest yearbooks on sale

The 2019 Southwest yearbooks are on sale. The theme is “Hit Rewind.” The cost is $25. Name stamping and icons for sports, clubs or graduation year are $5 each. The deadline to order is May 10. The books will arrive in August. For more information, people may call 479-826-5413 or e-mail

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