News Briefs

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Crowder College Surplus Auction set

The Crowder College Surplus Auction will be held starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the barracks on the southwest corner of the Neosho campus, located at 601 Laclede Ave. For a complete list of items, visit

Bridge work planned for Shell Knob area

Drivers can expect one-lane traffic on the Highway 39 bridge over Table Rock Lake at Shell Knob nightly on Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23. Crews will be smoothing the pavement on the bridge from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night. The process will provide a smoother ride and reduce the impact vehicles make on the concrete joints.

McCaskill staffers host Kitchen Table Talks

Staffers with Senator Claire McCaskill's office will host a Kitchen Table Talk with area constituents from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the meeting room at the Monett Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 200 E. Broadway in Monett. The talks will serve to address constituent concerns and provide resource information of services available through federal agencies.

Code Yellow alert

The Communtiy Blood Center of the Ozarks has issued a Code Yellow for A negative, O positive and O negative blood types. Blood drives will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18 at Mercy Hospital in Cassville and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wheaton High School. Eligible donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and present valid identification at donor locations.

Senator Blunt hosts Listening Post

Staffers with Senator Blunt's office will host a Listening Post meeting from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce office, located at 25364 Highway 39 in Shell Knob. The meeting provides constituents the opportunity to address concerns and questions with the federal government one-on-one with staffers.

New Hope to celebrate 159 years

New Hope Baptist Church will celebrate its 159th Homecoming at 10 a.m. on Nov. 17 at the church. The homecoming service will feature a gospel concert with the Revelators and a carry-in luncheon at noon. The public is invited. The church is located three-and-a half miles west of Butterfield on Highway W, then two miles north.

Exeter Christmas Parade, dinner planned

The Exeter community will serve its annual Christmas dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Exeter Community Building. The dinner, prepared by Calla Bacon and Cheryl Lee, of C&C Country Store, is available at a cost of $6 per person The annual Christmas Parade will take place at 1:30 p.m., those wishing to register a parade entry may call Exeter City Hall at 835-2823. Santa Claus will hand out treats at the Community Building following the parade.

ERCA to host fall dinner

The Eagle Rock Community Association will host its fall dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Eagle Rock Community Center. Cost of the meal will be by donations.

Beekeepers to meet

The Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the First United Methodist Church, located at 1600 N. Central Ave., in Monett. The evening will start with a pot-luck meal. Discussion will include wintering hives. Those interested in beekeeping are welcome to attend. For more information, call John Schmidt at 235-7726 or Steve Ostertag at 235-7989.

Mineral Springs Road District to meet

The Mineral Springs Road District will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the road district barn. The tentative agenda includes road updates and the treasurer's report for the district.

First Baptist Church to deliver meals

The First Baptist Church of Cassville will deliver hot meals to homebound individuals on Thanksgiving. To register, call the church office at 847-2965 by Friday, Nov. 22.

Silver Leaf Benefit Club turns 105

Members of the Silver Leaf Benefit Club of Cassville, the oldest service organization in town, will commemorate their 105th anniversary on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Barry County Museum. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m.

BCG&H to meet

The Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Happy House Restaurant in Monett. This is the annual meeting and officers will be elected.

Shoeboxes for Soldiers

Cassville High School Student Council is currently participating in Shoeboxes for Troops program. Their goal is to send 10 shoeboxes to our troops overseas. Each box will contain morale-boosting items such as snacks, playing cards, pre-paid phone cards, and sundry items. Boxes are $16 to ship. Those interested in donating money or items to this project can drop items off at the high school office. For more information, call Miranda at 847-3137.

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