News Briefs

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sign-ups for Share Your Christmas underway

Share Your Christmas signups will be from now until Nov. 20, with the exception of Veterans Day on Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed from 12-1 p.m. for lunch. Social Security cards for each family member and proof of all household income for the month of October is required. For more information, people may call 417-847-2140.

Santa Train Ride to benefit For the Kids

For the Kids Foster/Adoptive Parents Association is working, in conjunction with the Seligman Chamber of Commerce and A&M Railways, on a Santa Train Ride fundraiser. On Saturday, Dec. 19, there will be three separate times where people can purchase tickets and ride the train from Seligman to Exeter and back. Santa will be on the train to talk to the children and take pictures. Everyone will get a cup of cocoa and a cookie. The children, 12 and under, will each receive a goody bag. As part of the fundraising event, sponsors are needed, and there are four levels of sponsorship. Bronze, $50, is business name only; silver, $100, is the business name and either phone number or website; gold, $250, includes business name, address, phone number and website; and diamond, $500, includes business name, address, phone number and website. In addition, diamond sponsors receive a 10 percent off coupon good towards any of the 2016 excursions (January-September) with the A&M Railroad out of Springdale Ark. Plus two first-class tickets for the Dec. 19 Santa Train Ride. All of the sponsorship money goes to For the Kids organization. Checks should be made out to For the Kids Foster Parent Association and mailed to Lynette Bailey, 8504 Lawrence 2230, Monett, MO 65708.

Adult Ag class tonight at Southwest

Southwest Agriculture Department will host an Adult Education course about preparing a garden for the spring. This class will be held tonight (Tuesday) at 6:30 p.m. in the Southwest Ag Department. Dinner will be provided.

Barry County tax statements mailed

Barry County Collector Janice Varner has announced the 2015 tax statements were mailed to Barry County residents on Monday. Anyone who does not receive a statement by Sunday may call Varner's office at 417-847-2113. The 2015 taxes become delinquent on Jan. 1, 2016. Payment may be made in person at the collector's office with cash, check, debit or credit card. There will be a service provider fee associated with debit or credit card use. Payment may also be made online at, and a fee will be applied upon payment.

Magician to perform at Shell Knob Library

Magician Marty Hahne of Ozark will perform for young readers at the Shell Knob Branch Library at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 19. Hahne, who performs at about 50 libraries each year, will be presenting an exciting program entitled, "Reading is Magic!" The 45-minute program features colorful magic, comedy and lots of audience participation. Along with all the fun, the program will emphasize the importance of reading and the library. Hahne is a full-time magician, performing approximately 300 shows each year. He presents most of his shows in schools, libraries and child care centers. He also travels around the United States teaching other magicians how to entertain children.

Local church to deliver Thanksgiving meals

On Thanksgiving Day, First Baptist Church Cassville will deliver hot meals to homebound individuals. Anyone who is homebound, or who would like to submit the name of a homebound individual to receive a Thanksgiving meal, may call the First Baptist Church office at 417-847-2965 by Nov. 20.

November busy for Cassville Senior Center

On Nov. 19, the center will host a Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Other events in the month include: Dominos every Friday (except Nov. 27), a dance on Saturday from 7-10 p.m., paint classes on Thursday and Nov. 19 at 9 a.m., and a cookie bake on No. 18 at 10 a.m.

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