The Cassville FFA Chapter is planning its annual food drive this holiday season, and we are asking for the help and support of our community. In this time of hardships, basic luxuries that many of us take for granted are not accessible for many local families. Now more than ever, the need for food in our community is prevalent and very real.
This year has been incredibly difficult for everyone and disaster seems to be the social norm at this point. With lay-offs, business closings, and unemployment rates skyrocketing to unprecedented levels, many people are left without pay and food security.
The Cassville Community Food Pantry and the Cassville FFA are teaming up and asking the Barry County community to come together to help those who are less fortunate in these difficult times by donating to this year's food drive.
The Cassville pantry distributes to nearly 1,500 people on average each month, giving help to all who need it, no matter the situation. With this year's pandemic, many have been left unemployed and need services that they have never had to use before, causing a jump in the need for food.
To combat that, we have put together this food drive, asking for donations of canned foods, dry goods, and non-perishable food items (rice, dried food, etc.) from the community. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated and accepted, as it allows the pantry to buy the goods they need as they need them. $1 can feed up to 4 people, so every donation counts!
Monetary donations can be mailed directly to the Cassville Community Food Pantry. The drive starts on November 30th and continues until December 18th, but the food pantry takes donations at all times of the year at 800 West 10th St. Cassville, MO 65625 and is open Monday-Thursday from 9am-11.15 am and is closed Friday-Sunday, holidays, and the 4th Tuesday of the month.
You can contact the pantry at (417)-846-7871 with questions on their work and visit their website at https://www.cassvillepantry.com/ . Drop off locations for this year's food drive are at the Cassville High School, Whitley’s Pharmacy, the Family Life Center, King Saver, The Courthouse, At the Consignment and Tractor Supply in Cassville. With questions or concerns about the food drive, contact the Cassville FFA on Facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Holidays!
Cassville High School football will travel to Maryville on Saturday, November 28 to play in the state semifinal football game. We will post details here as they become available.
Midland Empire Conference
In an effort to provide the opportunity for students to participate in activities and create the safest environment for our students and their families, the MEC Board of Control has implemented the following guidelines for attendance at activities at member schools for the Fall activities season:
The goal of the MEC Board of Control is to take as many precautions as possible to provide these opportunities for our students. Additionally, it is the goal of the Board of Control to create an opportunity for families to attend these events in person. These guidelines are subject to modification based upon directives and recommendations from health care professionals. Your cooperation is appreciated.
ARVEST Bank, Cassville location, has donated over 200 water bottles to our intermediate and middle school students.
In an effort to increase sanitation on campus, drinking fountains are currently turned off. All students are encouraged to bring a refillable water container and access the water filling stations available throughout the school buildings.
Donated water bottles will be given to those students who have forgotten their water container for the day.
Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Mrs. Jess Newkirk, Cassville High School Communications Arts Teacher, as the winner of the fifth annual "We Love Teachers" campaign.
The campaign is designed to recognize--and provide support to--teachers throughout the Arvest footprint. This year, Arvest has awarded a total of 157 $500 gifts to individual teachers throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma
Newkirk plans to spend the money she received on books and magazine subscriptions. "Some new magazines would be great for the required reading and I know my students will be excited about that," stated Newkirk. "I'm also planning to buy several American classics for an American Literature unit I'm planning for the spring. Anything to put actual books in my students' hands."
The Arvest initiative to honor educators was launched on October 5. Nominations were accepted via the Arvest Bank Facebook page and a random selection took place on October 12.
Enrollment for 2nd semester full-time virtual learning is now open. In order to appropriately plan and start in a timely manner, please sign up before December 15th by completing the Cassville Virtual Learning Request Form.
Students who participated in full-time virtual learning 1st semester will need to be in contact with their building level counselor to discuss best educational interest in order to continue. Registration request forms are available by clicking on this link.
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