A benefit chili supper and silent auction will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16 at the Shell Knob Community Center. Proceeds from the event will benefit Mike Shaffer, a professional welder for MariCorp US, who was seriously injured in a recent accident. Funds will cover transportation and travel expenses throughout the duration of his hospital stay and rehabilitation. The cost of the supper is $5, with chili prepared by The Playce. The meal will also offer cornbread, condiments, a dessert and a beverage. Financial contributions can be mailed to Mike Shaffer Benefit, P.O. Box 701, Shell Knob, MO 65747. For more information or to donate items for the silent auction, ccall Jim Sawyer at 342-8679; Scott Fitzpatrick at 847-7343; or Melanie Ashby at 417-224-0532.