News Briefs

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Zombie Fest continues

The Cassville Branch Library will host Zombie Fest at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 at the library. Snacks, door prizes and the showing of the first part of the second season of a popular television series. For more information, call 847-2121.

Cassville Cruisers plan event

The Cassville Cruisers will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Papa Vito's, located at 802 E. Highway 248 in Cassville. Car enthusiasts are invited to attend.

Code Yellow

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has issued a Code Yellow, indicating some blood reserves are in short supply. A blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, at Mercy Hospital, 94 Main St. in Cassville.

Demolition Derby scheduled

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 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 or to register, contact Jennifer Cochran at 417-271-3186.

Solid Waste Management meeting

The Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District N will hold an executive board meeting at 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at All Points Recycling, located at 800 W. 10th St. in Cassville. Tours of the facility will be provided. Lunch will be served at a cost of $5 per person. Those planning to attend are asked to call Natalie Moseley at 417-236-9012 to obtain an accurate head count for lunch. The meeting is open to the public.

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.

SONbeam enrollment underway

SONbeam Preschool, at the United Methodist Church in Cassville, is accepting enrollment for Tuesday and Thursday classes. Children must be three years old by Aug. 1. SONbeam is a state licensed preschool and is taught by a certified preschool educator, Megan Cox. For more information, call 847-6427 or 847-4714.

Farmers Market

The Old Church Gallery Farmers Market, located on Farm Road 1240 in old Shell Knob, will offer baked goods, fresh produce and hand crafted items from 8 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5. For more information, call 858-2510.

BC Democrats to meet

The Barry County Democrats will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Cassville Branch Library meeting room. A featured speaker, dessert and fellowship are planned. Interested individuals are invited to attend. For more information, call Ruth Thonpson at 847-3753.

Mineral Springs Road District to meet

The Mineral Springs Road District will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the the district oad barn. The tentative agenda includes reading of the minutes, treasurer's report, update on road conditions and new business.

Purdy teen book club begins

The Purdy Branch Library is offering a new book club for teens at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the library. The first book, The Absolute True Story of a Part-Time INdian, by Sherman Alexie will be discussed. An adult book club will also begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the library. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Sloot, will be discussed. The annual preschool story time is back. Children ages 3-5 are invited to join the program, which gets underway on Sept. 4. For more information, call Millie Jones at 442-7314.

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