News Briefs

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

County Clerk's office to be open Saturday for absentee voting

The Barry County Clerk's office will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon for those wishing to cast an absentee ballot in Tuesday's general election. In-person absentee voting will continue through Monday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the clerk's office. Those wishing to vote must present one form of identification, such as a driver's license or voter registration card. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on Election Day. For more information, people may call Barry County Clerk Gary Youngblood at 417-847-2762, or email

Wheaton Fall Festival to be held Friday

The Wheaton Fall Festival Party will be held Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Wheaton Park. The event, sponsored by the Wheaton Historical Society and L&S Grocery of Wheaton, will feature games and treats for children. A costume contest will be held for children, with age groups including 0-3, 4-8, 9-12 and 13-and-up. Cash prizes will be awarded with $20 for first place, $15 for second place, $10 for third place and $5 for fourth place, in each category. There will be an auction at 6:30 p.m., homemade pies and rolls, chili, hot dogs, chili dogs and hot and cold drinks.

Cassville Senior Center to host dance

The Cassville Senior Center will host its monthly dance on Saturday from 7-10 p.m. The Roaring River Sound Band will play, and there is a $4 cover charge. All proceeds benefit the center, located at 1111 Fair Street. finger foods are welcomed. For more information, people may call 417-846-5355.

The McKameys to perform Friday in Purdy

The McKameys, of Clinton, Tenn., will be in concert on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church, located outside of Purdy at the intersection of Farm Roads 1100 and 2060. Known for their song, "God On The Mountain," The McKameys perform concerts full-time and nationwide. Admission is free, and an offering will be received. Doors will open at 6 p.m. For more information, or directions, people may call 417-236-9090.

Libraries offering meeting room spaces

The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library system has spaces open for gamily or group meetings. Spaces are available at the Cassville, Shell Knob, Aurora, Marionville, Mt. Vernon and Pierce City. For more information, people may visit and click the library services tab, then find community rooms and click on the meeting room use policy.

Trails of Treats set for Friday

Roaring River Health and Rehabilitation, formerly Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation, will host Trails of Treats from 3-5:30 p.m. on Friday at the facility, located at 812 old Exeter Road.

Purdy Friends of Library hosting Book Sale

The Purdy Friends of the Library will be holding a Book Sale Nov. 3, 5 and 7, from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. at the Purdy Community Center. Donations of gently used books will be accepted until Friday, Oct. 31. For more information, people may contact the library at 417-442-7314 with any questions.

New SKITS play opens Nov. 6

SKITS is presenting the play, "You Can't Get There From Here," on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m., Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. in Shell Knob at the United Methodist Church on Hwy. YY. Tickets are $6 and are available at several businesses in Shell Knob, or by calling 417-499-4551 to arrange for pickup at the door. The play answers what brings a scandal-sheet reporter to a sleeping town, and how a pot hole creates business.

Clocks to fall back on Sunday

Daylight Saving Time will take effect on Sunday, as clocks will fall back one hour at 2 a.m.

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