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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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. New this year is a fortune teller and the haunted house is bigger. For more information, call John Stilwell at 342-7923.

Parent/teacher conferences

Cassville R-4 School District will hold parent teacher conferences from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, Oct. 24. Parents are urged to contact their child's school to schedule a conference. Students current grades and end-of-course exam and MAP scored will be distributed to parents at this time. High school students will schedule a time for their parents to meet with student advisors. High school teachers will be available for parents who wish to visit with them. Sixth grade students and parents should start with the student's home room teacher to pick up report cards. Seventh and eighth grade students should pick up grade cards in the office. For more information or to schedule a conference call the primary office at 847-2445; internediate office at 847-4010; middle school office at 847-3136; or high school office at 847-3137.

Books and Blood Drive slated

The Purdy Branch Library and the American Red Cross is joining together to host Books and Blood, a blood drive, from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. The drive will feature costumed helpers, prize give-aways and every donor will receive a free book. Halloween-themed refreshments will be served. For more information or to sign up, call 417-442-7314.

Farmers Market hours change

Cassville Farmers Market on the Square hours are now 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays until the season ends on Nov. 23.

Vincent reunion planned

The Vincent family reunion will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Hammons Community Building in Fairview. Potluck luncheon will take place at 1 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring a door prize. For more information, call Ruby Vincent at 417-574-6323.

Kornerstone fundraiser

Kornerstone's Teen Mom program is hosting a drawing for $75 in gas cards to be given away during the Chili Cook-off on Oct. 26. Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. Tickets are available from Kornerstone board members, Terry's Cafe or at the Kornerstone booth during the Chili Cook-off.

Purdy Fall Fun Festival slated

Purdy Assembly of God will host its second Fall Fun Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the church, located at 209 W. Jefferson St. in Purdy. The event will feature games and activities for children in sixth grade and younger, along with candy, door prizes and food. The free event is family-friendly and safe. For more information, call 417-442-3898 or email

Development Center celebrating 40 years

The Barry-Lawrence County Development Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a reception and benefit auction on Nov. 8 at the Monett Park Casino. Reception is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the silent auction until 7 p.m. A live auction begins at 7:15 p.m. Event organizers are seeking all alumni, staff and volunteers. For more information or to make a donation, call Lynda at 235-9803.

BC Commission seeks to fill vacancy

The Barry County Commission is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Barry County Health Department Board. Those interested in serving on the board are asked to send a letter of interest to the Barry County Commission, 700 Main St., Ste. 2, Cassville, MO 65625 no later than Friday, Oct. 25. The Commission will appoint a new board member.

SK School board to fill vacancy

Due to the resignation of a Shell Knob school board member, a vacancy exists. Residents wishing to be considered for appointment to the seat are asked to send a letter to the secretary of the Shell Knob Board of Education stating their qualifications and their reasons for wishing to be on the board. Letters will be accepted for a two-week period and reviewed by board members at the next regular board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28. Individuals will be interviewed in open session at this meeting.

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