News Briefs

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Church to host N.C. quartet Friday

The Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church will host The Primitive Quartet, from Candler, N.C., for a concert on Friday at 7 p.m. The church is located at the intersection of Farm Roads 1100 and 2060 outside of Purdy. Doors open at 6 p.m. and an offering will be received. For more information, people may call 417-236-9090, or visit

Cassville YMCA seeking community input

The Cassville YMCA will be hosting a Community Input Night on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. Dove Haney, Cassville YMCA Center Executive, said the need for a new or expanded YMCA is evident by the continued growth of membership and program participation in the community. The YMCA board and staff need and desire the input of the entire community as they plan for the future of the YMCA in Cassville. A new facility design would increase the health and wellness programs offered, provide more space for quality child care programs and increase programs and classes for active older adults. Reduced wait times for equipment use during peak times and more opportunities for families to come together in a fun and recreational setting would be additional benefits. Those interested in the future of a new or expanded YMCA, new programs and specialized spaces should let their voices and votes be heard.

Cassville Branch Library hosting art show

The Cassville Branch Library will be displaying works of southwest Missouri artists through a cooperative effort with Music Therapy & Creative Arts Inc. The show runs through the month of November. The public may meet the artists at a reception on Nov. 5 from 4-6 p.m. at the library.

Wheaton Fall Festival scheduled for Oct. 31

The Wheaton Historical Society and The Wheaton Depot Museum will co-sponsor its 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, $2.50 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.

Benefit 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.

Cassville Fall Curbside Cleanup this week

In conjunction with Republic Services, the Cassville Fall Curbside Cleanup will be held this week. 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

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