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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Cassville Library hosting pair of events

The next canvas painting project at the Cassville Branch Library is “Blue Butterflies” and will be held on May 28. There will be a 12:30 p.m. session and a second session at 6 p.m. Adults and high school age teens may attend. All materials and instruction are provided. Pre-registration and a $5 fee are required. A Universe of Stories is the Summer 2019 Reading Program theme. Registration begins May 17 and Cassville Branch activities start on June 6. Anyone without a library card may get one by calling 417-847-2121 to learn how.

Cassville Alumni Banquet on May 25

The Cassville High School Alumni Association will host its annual banquet at 6 p.m. on May 25 in the High School Commons. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. The Alumni Association encourages all CHS alumni to attend. Any classes hosting reunions in conjunction with the banquet, or anyone wishing to RSVP, can contact Dayna Barber at 417-847-2221.

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 Saturday and Sunday 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.

OACAC accepting Head Start applications

OACAC Head Start is now applications through Friday 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.

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