News in Brief

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Annual BC land tax sale to be held

The annual Barry County Land Tax Sale is scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26 at the Barry County Courthouse in Cassville, according to County Collector Janice Varner.

Solid Waste District to meet

The executive board of the Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District N will meet at 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Alice Irene's Restaurant, located on Highway 60 in Marionville. The meeting is open to the public.

Huse featured speaker at C of C luncheon

Jeremy Huse, a Cassville photographer, will be the featured speaker at the Aug. 15 Cassville Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon, which will be held at the Barry County Museum on Aug. 15 at noon. Those interested in attending are asked to notify Artherton at the Cassville Chamber of Commerce at 847-2814 email Lunch is $8 per person and will be catered by Geraldi's.

Train ride to Van Buren, Ark., slated

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce is planning a train ride to Van Buren, Ark., in observance of Arts and Crafts Days on Saturday, Oct. 12. The all-day trip includes a trip through the Boston Mountains over rivers and three trestles and through the Winslow Tunnel for shopping in Van Buren. For more information, call 417-662-3612 or 662-3450.

Demolition Derby rescheduled

The Cassville Rotary Club will hold its 11th annual Demolition Derby at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Bill Hailey Rodeo Arena in Cassville. Classes include modified old iron 1980 and up; stock 1980 and newer; and compact. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children age 6 to 12. Children under the age of 6 are admitted free. For more information, visit or call 217-306-4025.

Grant applications being accepted now

The Cassville Community Foundation is accepting grant applications until Sept. 1. For more information, contact the Cassville Chamber of Commerce at 847-2814.

Cox advisory board seeks members

The patient and family advisory board at Cox Monett is seeking volunteer members that can commit to two years of monthly meetings to share ideas and strategies to elevate the quality of every encounter. Individuals who are former patients, prospective patients or a patient family member of Cox Monett Hospital are invited to serve in these advisory roles. For more information, call Leichelle Cotney, PFAC facilitator, at 417-354-1404.

Vendors, crafters needed

The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce is seeking quality art and craft vendors for the 2013 Shakin' in the Shell festival, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. Booth spaces are 10x10 at a cost of $35. Last year there were between 8,000 to 10,000 individuals in attendance at the annual event, sponsored by the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce. For more information or to request a vendor packet, call 417-858-3300 or 417-858-0413 or e-mail

Senior Fair planned

The OACAC 2013 Senior Fair will be held at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Center from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 20. Seniors can find information on various service agencies including assisted living, in-home health care, pre-arranged funeral plans, local medical supply vendors and nutrition and more. Vision, hearing and dental screenings are planned.

Shakin' in the Shell fest slated

The 8th annual Shakin' in the Shell Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Chamber Park in Shell Knob. The festival will feature a classic car show, food fair, craft and business vendors, a children's area and inflatable toys. Also on tap are an ugly dog contest and a beer garden. Music will be performed throughout the day. For more information, visit

Truck and Tractor Pull planned

Seligman Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its Truck and Tractor Pull at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Ruby's Event Park on Highway 37 south of Seligman. Spring River rules apply. Admission is $10 adult, children 12 and under will be free. Those attending are urged to take lawn chairs for comfort. Some bleacher seating and concessions are available. Food concessions will be available. For more information call 417-662-3612 or 417-776-3014.

End of Dog Days

Local musicians will be celebrating the End of Dog Days from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, on the square in Cassville. The event is in conjunction with the Garden Sass Farmer's Market.

Home school art program

The Eagle Rock Branch Library will be holding its Home School Art Program this fall. This will be a 16 session program with loads of artistic fun. Classes will begin at 10 a.m. on Sept. 19. For more information or to sign your child up please contact Jennifer at 417-271-3186.

Exeter school to host open house

Exeter Back to School Night is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9. Exeter FFA officers will serve grilled hamburgers and hotdogs. District patrons are invited attend and meet the teachers who will be working with their children. The first day of school will be Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Library closing

All branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day.

Hot Diggity Dog dance planned

Seligman Chamber will have a Hot Diggety Dog Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Seligman Chamber Event Center, located on north Highway 37. Free hot dogs will be provided by the Chamber. Attendees are asked to take a side dish. Admission is $4 per person, with teens admitted free of charge. No alcohol or smoking allowed. Jerry Smith will be providing the musical entertainment. Prizes, drawings and 50/50 drawing are planned. For more information call 417-662-3612 or 479-381-2133.

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