News Briefs

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Zombie Fest begins

The Cassville Branch Library will host Zombie Fest at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 at the library. Snacks, door prizes and the showing of the first season of a popular television series is planned. For more information, call 847-2121.

Story time, enrichment services registration

The Cassville Branch Library story time registration continues at the Cassville Branch Library. Sessions begin on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Registration for home school student enrichment programs is also underway. Sessions begin on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the library. For more information on either of these programs, call 847-2121.

Seligman Lions Club Dance slated

The Seligman Lions Club will host its monthly dance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, featuring Frosty Garland and the Road Hogs. The event will be held at the Seligman Community Building, located at 29144 S. Main St. in Seligman. There is a $4 cover charge. Those attending are urged to take finger foods. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Seligman Lions Club and its programs. For more information, call 846-5255.

Closed for Labor Day

The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Barry County Courthouse and Judicial Center will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. All branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day.

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.

First Friday Coffee scheduled

First Friday Coffee will be held from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6 at Towneley Furnishings, located at 613 Main St. in Cassville.

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 call Jennifer at 417-271-3186.

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.

Blood drive slated

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the lobby at Arvest Bank in Cassville. Those who donate between Aug. 26 and Sept. 9 will be entered to win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards.

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