News Briefs

Friday, August 23, 2013

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.

Cassville Library accepting registrations

Registration for home school enrichment program and pre-school story times (limited enrollment) is currently being held at the Cassville Branch Library. Programs begin Sept. 3. Call 847-2121 for more information.

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

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.

Library closing

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

Yearbooks on sale at SWHS

Extra copies of the 2013 Southwest yearbook are now on sale at the high school office. Cost is $30 per book. For more information, call Steve Voyak at 417-826-5413 or e-mail

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.

MSU graduates named

Missouri State University in Springfield has announced the names of the 2013 summer graduates. Among the 272 graduates was Whitney M. Edie, of Exeter, who received a bachelor of science degree.

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