News Briefs

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Blast to the past

Frontier Days is slated to kick off at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. The event will feature old fashioned lye soap making, sorghum making, Dutch oven cooking, rope-making, wagon rides and more. This free day-long event will take place on Farm Road 1157, which is about seven miles from Cassville on Highway 248. Follow the signs. For more information, call Edgar Schreiner at 846-7831 or 847-8686.

Code Yellow

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks has issued a Code Yellow for O negative blood. A blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Scott Regional Technology Center, located at 2 David Sippy Dr. in Monett.

MSU announces 2013 dean's list

Cristobal Ibarra, of Purdy, was named to the summer dean's list at Misouri State University in Springfield. Ibarra carried at least six credit hours during the summer session and maintained a minimum 3.5 grade point average.

Lego Club meeting moved

The Eagle Rock Lego Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Eagle Rock Branch Library. This club is free to all children. The club will also have a booth at Eagle Rock Daze on Oct. 26. For more information, call Kara at 417-846-3059 or Jennifer, at the Eagle Rock Library, at 417-271-3186.

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

Trapping senimar planned

The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold a free trapping seminar on Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Robert E. Talbot Conservation Area in Lawrence County. A portion of the course will be held indoors at the Department of Conservation shop building on the Talbot Area and part of the class will consist of hands-on practice outside. The session on Oct. 5 will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Oct. 6 session will be from 6 a.m. until noon. Topics covered at the seminar will include the trap setting, the types of traps in use today, regulations, skinning and complete fur handling. Cable restraint certification will not be included in this class. The clinic is open to all ages, but pre-registration is required because class size is limited to 50. Individuals can register by contacting Lawrence County Conservation Agent Andy Barnes at 417-461-4586.

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.

Eagle Rock Daze

Mark your calendars now for Eagle Rock Daze, taking place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Breakfast, hosted by the Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano Fire Department, will kick off the event at 7 a.m., and will feature eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy and a beverage for $6. A car show is slated for 10 a.m., followed by "Howloween," starting at 3 p.m. Booth and vendor spaces are still available at a cost of $20. For more information, call John Stilwell at 342-7923.

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. 19. For more information, call 858-2510.

Dream seminar slated

The Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri (DREAM) Initiative will host a seminar at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at Towneley Furnishings, located at 807 Main St. in Cassville. Keynote speaker will be Sara Tetley, an architect with PGAV, Inc., specializing in retail design concepts. For more information, call Carolyn Bishop at 846-3850.

S.K.I.T.S. to host drawing

Shell Knob in the Spotlight (S.K.I.T.S.) will hold a drawing for prizes donated by local merchants at 4:30 p.m. at the Shakin' in the Shell Fest on Sept. 21. A number of performers will be taking the stage to perform. For tickets, call 417-499-4551 or purchase them at the S.K.I.T.S. booth on Sept. 21.

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