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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Dinner to benefit local woman with Leukemia

A benefit dinner will be held at the Ridgley Baptist Church's multipurpose building on Oct. 24, from 5-8 p.m., with proceeds, by donation only, going to the medical expenses for Angela Prewitt, an employee of the Barry County Assessor's Office who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and is needing treatments and a bone marrow transplant. There will be dinner, door prizes, entertainment, a silent auction, a bake sale, a gun giveaway and a bounce house. Meal options include: smoked ham, pulled pork sandwiches, spaghetti, side dishes and dessert.

Medallion Hunt scheduled in Eagle Rock

The Eagle Rock Community Association is once again doing its annual Eagle Rock Daze Medallion Hunt, beginning Sunday at 9 a.m. The clues will be at the Eagle Rock Branch Library, Community Connection and Fire Station No. 1 in Eagle Rock every day at 9 a.m. For members at the association, the prize is $500, and only for members who but joined before July 1. Non-members will get a prize of $100. The Medallion will be on public grounds, and no tools will be needed to find it. If it is found, the person who found it should immediately call John at 417-342-7923. The winner will be announced at Eagle Rock Daze on Oct. 24.

Cassville Fall Curbside Cleanup set for week of Oct. 26

In conjunction with Republic Services, the Cassville Fall Curbside Cleanup will be held Oct. 26-30. Items must be at the curb by 6 a.m., and the city recommends putting items out the night before trash day. There will also be a dumpster, only for metal and large appliances, at 503 Mill St., which is free to use. A $15 fee will apply for large appliances to be picked up at the curb. Items accepted include: Grills, patio furniture, outdoor furniture, sofas, dressers, love seats, recliners, desks, TVs, bundled guttering, beds, mattresses, box springs, wood pallets, small wood projects (cut into four-foot lengths and stacked), sinks, toilets, cabinetry, vanities, carpet (bundled into four-foot lengths and tied up), fencing (cut into four-foot lengths) and bicycles. Items not accepted include: Tires, yard waste, ash, dead animals, raw sewage, waste oil, hazardous material, wet paint containers or pails, chemicals, flammable substances, lead or acid batteries and large remodel or construction projects. Appliances accepted, after the $15 fee is paid, include: Dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, hot water heaters and stoves. Republic Services will also accept refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners that display a tag from a licensed technician proving that all freon has been removed from the item. Yard waste will be accepted as normal at the Yard Waste facility behind the Cassville Aquatic Park.For more information, people may call the city at 417-847-4441.

Cassville schools launching new ad campaign

The Cassville School District invites businesses to partner with the Athletic Program as it launches a new advertising campaign that will provide business exposure to the Cassville community, as well as visitors from outside the community. Full-color banners may be placed at the district's stadiums and ballfields, or in the gyms. All revenue goes directly to Cassville athletics. Information may be found at the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce or the school district, and those with questions may contact Doug Martin, athletic and activities director for Cassville schools at 417-847-3137 or via email at

Cassville schools offering free athletic passes for seniors

The Cassville School District offers complimentary senior athletic passes for individuals at least 62 years of age. The pass is accepted at all home sporting events. Individuals interested can pick up a pass at the district's central office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Roark Family Health offering DOT physicals

Roark Family Health is offering DOT physicals for $100 for non-members and for no extra charge for clinic members. Roark also offers DOT-approved drug screens for $35 and saliva alcohol screens for $40. Roark Family Health is considering becoming a consortium to do random name draws for random drug screens and alcohol screens, which is not a service currently being offered in Cassville. Anyone interested in becoming part of this consortium may contact Lisa Roark via email at, or by phone at 847-1111.

Little Mr., Little Miss Eagle Rock accepting photos

The Eagle Rock Library is looking for the next Little Mr. and Little Miss Eagle Rock. People may submit their photos with no names on the front to the Eagle Rock Branch Library by Oct. 21. Please include name, parent name and phone number on a separate sheet with the photo, so it may be returned.

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