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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Washburn conducting sewer tests

The city of Washburn is conducting a smoke test of its sewer system on Sept. 22-26. The smoke is non-toxic, non-staining, has no odor and creates no fire hazards. The smoke should not enter a home unless it has defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. If anyone at a home or business suffers from respiratory issues and is immobile, they should notify city hall by calling 417-846-3203 or 417-846-5242. More information about the tests may be found in person at city hall.

SKITS puts out casting call

Shell Knob in the Spotlight is now casting for its third play, "You Can't Get There From Here," which will be presented Nov. 6-8. Auditions will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Central Crossing Senior Center on Hwy. YY-15 in Shell Knob. Seven actors are needed for the following roles: Liz, in her late 50s; Myrtle, Liz's younger sister; Ann, Liz's and Myrtle's great nice and school teacher in her mid-20s; Arthur, a reporter; Queenie, a newspaper editor in her 40s; Dolores Van Damm, Aurthur's boss; and Horace McClintock, Dolores' chief in his early 50s. SKITS is also looking for a production crew, including backstage help, from stage manager to set builder and everything in between. Interested persons may also come to the Central Crossing Senior Center on Monday at 6 p.m. For more information, people may call 417-499-4551, or email

Swap Meet and Craft Show coming to Seligman

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce will have a Swap Meet and Craft Show on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4. To get a booth space, people may call 417-662-3612 or 479-381-2133. Booth space is $30 for two days, inside or outside, and tables are available. Food concession will be provided. The event will be held at the Seligman Chamber Event Center on Highway 37 north.

Ducks Unlimited hosting member dinner on Oct. 11

Barry/Lawrence County Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual member dinner on Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church Parish Hall. A silent auction and social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. with live auction following. Tickets are $35 for a single, $50 for a couple and $15 for a Greenwing. For more information or to get tickets, people may call Eric Sarver at 918-440-0879.

Seligman Chamber taking reservations for fall train ride

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce is taking reservations for the fall train ride from Seligman to Van Buren, Ark., on Oct. 11 and Oct. 12. Coinciding with Arts and Craft days in Van Buren, the train ride allows participants to travel the Boston Mountains, shop in old Van Buren, and hear music in the street. For information, people may call 417-662-3612.

Eagle Rock Library offers home school program

The Eagle Rock Library will be offering a home school program again this year. Every other year, the library does a full Art class, but this is its off year, so the library is instead doing a "The Art of..." Class. There will be seven different speakers coming in once a month to teach the children something new. There will be an animal identification class, a cooking class, basket weaving, pottery, a building class and more. People may stop by the library or call 417-271-3186 to sign up a child, or get more information.

Leann concert, pie auction to be held Saturday

The Leann Cemetery Association will host an afternoon and evening of music on Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m. An added feature will be a pie auction at 6 p.m. The program is free, but contributions of pies for the auction would be appreciated. A concession stand will be available. The Leann Cemetery is located 10 miles south of Aurora on Highway 39. Weather permitting, the event will be held in the yard, so attendees should bring lawn chairs. Frosty Garland and The Road Hawgs will kick off the program, and others wanting to schedule performances should contact President Gene Swadley at 417-847-7157. All music performers and singers are welcome. The cemetery association is in need of funds for mowing and maintenance expenses. The cemetery is funded solely on donations, mostly given during Memorial Day weekend. For more information, people may contact Secretary Ruby Vincent at 574-6323.

Frontier Day set for Sept. 27

The 2nd Annual Frontier Day will be held on Sept. 27 beginning at 10 a.m. Events will include: sorghum cookin', rope-making, apple butter, blacksmithing, dutch oven cookin', buggy rides, lye soap, live music and kettle corn. The event is free to the public and concessions and restrooms will be available. Frontier Day will be help on Highway 248, seven miles east of Cassville to Farm Road 1157, then left about 3/4 miles, or, west from Highway 39 seven miles on Highway 248 then right on Farm Road 1157. For more information, people may call Edgar at 417-846-7831 or 417-847-8686.

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