Poker Run coming to Shell Knob
The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Pirate’s theme Poker Run on June 16 to raise funds for the Fire & Thunder Fireworks display. Participating pirates will sail the water with a treasure map with designated dock stops to pick up their “booty.” Boats will meet at Carmelina’s at the end of the day to turn in their “treasures.” Carmelina’s will also have the Southwest Connections Band out on the “plank” playing from 2-7 p.m. Their “galley” will be open with many drink and food specials. For more information, people may visit www.shellknob.com or call the office at 417-858-3300.
Roaring River State Park hosts combined public meeting
Roaring State Park invites the public to a combined informational meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Emory Melton Inn and Conference Center. The public is invited to share comments about Roaring River and Big Sugar Creek state parks and their operations. Park site staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. Input from the public is important to Missouri State Parks. These informational meetings, which are being held in all state parks and historic sites, help create two-way communication with the public. The meetings give staff the opportunity to let people know the current status and future plans for the park or historic site, and they offer visitors the opportunity to comment on the facilities. Roaring River State Park is located at 12716 Farm Road 2239, Cassville. For more information about the meeting, people may call the park office at 417-847-2539.
For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Republican Club to host annual picnic
The Barry County Republican Club will host its annual summer picnic on Friday at Crowder College. There will be a free barbecue dinner beginning at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The featured speaker will be John Ashcroft.
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 Saturday 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.
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 13 at 10 a.m. in the center’s dining room. The public is invited 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 bring their cars or just show up and admire the antique and classic cars on display. People will 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.