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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Barry Electric District No. 2 meeting on March 5

The 72nd annual meeting for members of District No. 2 of the Barry Electric Cooperative will be held at the Coop’s office, located at 4015 Main St. in Cassville, at 7 p.m. on March 5. The purpose of the meeting is to nominate candidates for director to represent the district’s members.

Jenkins Fire Department Chili Supper set for March 2

The Jenkins Fire Department will host its annual Chili/Soup Supper on March 2, from 5-7 p.m. The menu will include chili or soup, drinks and dessert — all for a donation to the department. Entertainment will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The event will be held at Station No. 1, located just west of the Junction of Highways 39 and 248. Proceeds will be used to provide equipment for the volunteer firefighters. For more information, people may call Sara at 417-342-4243.

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 p.m. 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.

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 Applicator’s 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 at 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.

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.

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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