News Briefs

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Eagle Rock Howl-O-Ween Fest scheduled

The Eagle Rock Friends of the Library and Eagle Rock Community Association has announced the Eagle Rock Daze and Howl-O-Ween Fest will be on Oct. 24. There will be a car show in the morning starting at 10 a.m. and children's activities around 2 p.m., starting with a costume contest for all ages. After that, the barn will be open for the games and haunted house until 5 p.m. There will be vendors set up for crafts and food. Those wishing to reserve a space may contact Susan Crownover at 417-241-3386. There will also be a medallion hunt starting the week before, with daily clues given to help participants locate it. For more information on Howl-O-Ween Fest or the Car Show, people may contact Jennifer at the Eagle Rock Library at 417-271-3186 or John Stilwell at 417-342-7923.

Circus coming to Wheaton

Body of Christ Outreach Ministries in Wheaton has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller Circus, which will come to town on Oct. 18. Everyone is invited to watch the animals be unloaded and fed and witness the raising of the big top tent, which will be followed by a tiger meet and greet. Activities will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the tent will be raised at 9 a.m. Guides will be available for school groups and anyone attending. The traditional, old style circus will give performances at 2 p.m. and at 5 p.m. Some proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Food Ministries and Back to School programs.

Bark in the Park Dog Contest 
scheduled at Shakin' in the Shell

The Bark in the Park Dog Contest will be held at the 10th Annual Shakin' in the Shell Festival's at Shell Knob's Chamber Park on Needles Eye Road Saturday. Registration is from 1:30-2 p.m. and the contest runs from 2-3:30 p.m. Three contest categories are Ugliest, Smallest (12-plus months), and Biggest dogs. Other canine categories judged will be for Best Trick, Best Costume, Looks Most Like Owner and King and Queen. Lots of prizes and drawings are included, as well as dog training demonstrations. Free Barktinis are provided for each entrant at the Barktini Bar. For more information, people may call 417-858-3647 or 417-459-3107. Thanks go to Fuzz Whackerz Doggie Salon and Day Care, Wee Flea Pet Supplies and T's Dogs Obedience Training for sponsoring this dog gone event. Additional Shakin' in the Shell Information is available through the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce's website, at

Adult Ag class set for Monday

The Cassville High School Agriculture Department will host an Adult Agriculture Education class on Monday at 6:30 p.m at Cassville High School. "Fresh Veggies Year Round" will be presented by Shon Bishop with the Lincoln University Extension Office. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP by calling the high school at 417-847-3137 or email at or

Ozark Festival Orchestra rehearsals underway

The Ozark Festival Orchestra invites singers to join a community chorus to perform Handel's "Messiah" for the Christmas season. Choir rehearsals continue weekly at 2 p.m. on Sundays. All are invited to join. The performance will be held at 3 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. Music scores will be provided. Anyone interested in singing one of the solos is also welcome. For additional information, people may call Choir Director Jerry Ragsdale at 417-236-5475.

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