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Friday, November 22, 2013

Red Cross blood drives set

The American Red Cross will be hosting blood drives in Barry county in December. The first will be from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at George's Inc., located at 9066 State Highway W, Cassville. The second drive will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9 at Monett Community Church 2102 E. Cleveland in Monett.

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.

Pediatric CPR course set

A Pediatric first aid class, including adult, child and infant CPR training is set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Scott Regional Technology Center, located at 2 David Sippy Dr. in Monett. Cost of the course is $40 and includes lunch and the instruction manual. Seating is limited to 25 people. To register, call 417-489-4554.

Benefit for Cody Mabry

A benefit dinner for Cody Mabry is planned for 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Southwest High School in Washburn. Mabry has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He is also in need of a heart and liver transplant. The event will feature a live auction, music, bounce houses, face-painting, games and door prizes. Cost of the meal is $5 and includes hot dogs or chili dogs, Sloppy Joes and more. For more information, call 479-295-3648.

Southwest Seniors host Thanksgiving dinner

Southwest Project Graduation is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner to benefit Project Graduation. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24 at Southwest High School in Washburn. Cost of the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children age 3 and under. Guests may dine in or take meals to go.

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.

Holiday pet pics available

Herrin Animal Hospital, in conjunction with Jeremy Huse Photography, is sponsoring holiday pet portraits from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 at Herrin Animal Hospital, located at 93 Smithson Dr. in Cassville. Packages range from $15 to $40 and will be available before Christmas. Photos must contain a pet, but any family member may join.

Craft show and bake sale planned

Cassville Health and Rehab is hosting its annual craft fair and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the facility, located at 1300 County Farm Road in Cassville. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day, Santa Claus will be available for photos and holiday wishes.

Benefit for Dustin Griffis

A benefit for Dustin Griffis, a Cassville High School student diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 and the Cassville High School commons area. The meal of chili or ham and beans, cornbread, dessert and a beverage will cost $7. An auction and live music is also planned. Team Dusty T-shirts will be available at a cost of $15. Proceeds from the event will help with expenses related to his recent diagnosis.

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.

Jewelry and accessories sale

The Cox Monett Auxiliary will hold a $6 Jewelry and Accessories Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the hospital's main lobby. Designer jewelry, including chains, pins, necklace sets, pendants, rings, earrings, bracelets, watches, children's jewelry, belts and more will be available. Everything only $6. All proceeds to benefit the Auxiliary's healthcare scholarship fund. For more information, please call Volunteer Services at 417-354-1404.

BCCOA to meet

The Barry County Council on Aging will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Monett Senior Center, 405 Dairy St. in Monett. Topics will include digital medical alerts and in home supervisor and administrator reports.

Memorial books added to collection

A recent donation to the Cassville Branch Library's western collection was made by the family of the late Jack F. Horner. The large print books include "Spanish Pesos" by William Colt MacDonald; "Fort Starke" by Will Cook; "Fox" by Lee Hoffman; "Rogue's Legacy" by L.L. Foreman; and William MacLeod's "Raine's Border Breed." Each book contains a special memorial book plate in honor of Mr. Horner. Visit the Cassville library to check out these and other titles.

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