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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Barry Electric annual meeting set for April 25

Marvin Phipps, Secretary of the Barry Electric Cooperative, reminds all members of the seventy-second Annual Meeting to be held April 25 at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, located at 5th and West streets in Cassville. Registration will begin at noon and the meeting will be called to order at 1 p.m. There will not be a registration card on the outside cover of the April Edition of Rural Missouri this year. Members will registered at the door. The meeting will consist of entertainment, report of Cooperative officers, election of three directors and drawings for prizes. Each member registering and voting will receive $10 credit on his or her electric bill. All members are urged to attend the 72nd annual meeting.

Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society moves meeting

The Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. on April 27 at the Bayless/Salyer House in Cassville.

Cassville Women’s Golf League teeing off

The Cassville Women’s Golf League will host a breakfast on April 25 at 8:30 a.m. at Cr-Ose Cafe in Cassville. After breakfast, the group will meet at the course to play a round of golf. Tee times begin at 10 a.m. Past, present and new members are encouraged to join. Membership is $20, plus cost to play. For additional information or to RSVP, people may contact Karry Lewis at 417-818-1309 or

Cassville FFA hosting Labor Auction and Fish Fry

The Cassville High School FFA program will host a Labor Auction and Fish Fry on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Cassville High School commons area. On the menu is fried fish, chicken, coleslaw, hush puppies and fries for $10 a plate. Auction items have also been donated from shops and businesses in the area. All proceeds benefit the FFA.

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.

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.

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