News Briefs

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Carson & Barnes Circus rides into Cassville

The Carson & Barnes Circus will be providing hours of fun for all in Cassville on Wednesday (today) at the American Legion Grounds on Highway 112. At 3 p.m., the biggest stars of the circus, the Carson and Barnes elephants, will receive a full spa treatment, and the public is invited to watch free of charge. The all-new 79th Edition of the Carson & Barnes Circus also features a giant menagerie of exotic animals from around the world, which can be seen free of charge before each scheduled performance. Elephant and pony rides are available for a small charge on the Circus midway, along with many other pre-show activities. Advance tickets for the circus are just $12 for Adults and $6 for Children under age 12. Prices are $16 for Adults and $10 for Children under age 12 when purchased on Circus show days. Show times are at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Ticket information may be found at, or by calling 580-743-7292.

Absentee voting for Purdy bond issue underway

The city of Purdy will have a special election for a bond issue regarding the city's wastewater services. The last day to register to vote is Oct. 7 for those wish to vote in the Nov. 3 election. People may register at the Barry County Clerk's Office, or the Monett Chamber of Commerce. Absentee voting began Tuesday and will continue at the Barry County Clerk's Office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If unable to vote in person, eligible voters may send a written request to the office of: Gary Youngblood, 700 Main St. Suite 2, Cassville, MO 65625, or fax to 417-847-5311. The clerk will need: name, physical address, mailing address, date of birth, last four digits of Social Security number, phone number, reason for voting absentee and signature. For more information, people may call Barry County Clerk Gary Youngblood at 417-847-2762 or 417-847-2561, or email him at

Wheaton High School sets 1950s class reunion

The classes that attended Wheaton High School during the 1950s will hold a reunion on Oct. 3. The Reunion will be held at the Wheaton High School Career Center, located on Highway W on the east side of the campus. The reunion will be held from 1-3 p.m. There will be coffee and water available. Arrangements are being made to provide tours of the school facilities. The Wheaton Depot Museum will be open for attendees. The Museum showcases a large number of pieces of memorabilia from the 1950's. Those who attended the Wheaton High School during the the 1950's are encouraged to bring their guests and join in the time of reunion and reflection.

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.

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