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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wheaton Fall Festival scheduled for Oct. 31

The Wheaton Historical Society and The Wheaton Depot Museum will co-sponsor it's annual Fall Festival with L & S Foods of Wheaton on Oct. 31. The festival will be held in the Wheaton City Park at 5:30 p.m., and food will be served at that time. The Menu includes: homemade chili, $250 per bowl; chili dogs, $2; hot dogs, $1 and hot and cold drinks, $1. There will be a costume contest, with prizes being awarded in the age groups 0-3, 4-8, 9-12 and 13-and up. First place gets $20, second gets $15, third gets $10 and fourth gets $5. There will be free games for children and an auction, which will include items like a ham from Jim Fohn, pies, baked goods and other items from local merchants.

Account set up for Shell Knob Chamber member

A benefit account has been established at Freedom Bank for Terry Gregory, from Terry's Cafe. Gregory has been diagnosed with cancer, and anyone wishing to donate to help with his costs associated with care may donate to account No. 445703. For more information, people may speak to Julie Ward at Freedom Bank.

'Do You Believe' showing at local church

Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church will be showing the movie, "Do You Believe?" on October 30 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given away. Admission is free. Bethlehem Church is located 4 miles East of Longview, or 3 miles West of Rocky Comfort, at the junction of Highways 76 and JJ. For more information, people ma call Melvin (Hap) Anders at 417-592-2967.

Dinner to benefit local woman with Leukemia

A benefit dinner will be held at the Ridgeley Baptist Church's multipurpose building on Saturday, 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.

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.

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. Absentee voting, for already-registered voters, will continue at the Barry County Clerk's Office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Nov. 2. 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.The last day to request a ballot to be mailed is Oct. 28. For more information, people may call Barry County Clerk Gary Youngblood at 417-847-2762 or 417-847-2561, or email him at

Eagle Rock Daze, 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 Saturday. There will be a car show in the morning starting at 10 a.m. and children's activities around 2 p.m., running to about 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. At 2:30 p.m., the barn will be open for the games and haunted house until 5 p.m. There will be with a costume contest for all ages. Age groups include: 5-and-under, 6-9, 10-17 and adults. For more information on Howl-O-Ween Fest or the Car Show, people may contact Jennifer Cochran at the Eagle Rock Library at 417-271-3186 or John Stilwell at 417-342-7923.

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