News Briefs

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Adult Education Class scheduled at Southwest

The Southwest Agriculture Department will host an Adult Education Class on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided, and the topic is, "Cattle Nutrition: Feed Her What She Needs," presented by Reagan Bluel, with the University of Missouri Extension.

Absentee voting continues for upcoming elections

Absentee voting for the March 15 Presidential Preference Primary continues through Monday at the office in the county courthouse, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the office will be open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The deadline to register to vote in the April 4 General Municipal Election is today (Wednesday), with absentee voting available at the same times. If unable to vote in person, or if facing mobility issues like walking or standing in line, people may send written requests to: Gary Youngblood, Barry County Clerk, 700 Main St. Suite 2, Cassville, MO 65625, or fax to 417-847-5311. Name, physical address, mailing address, date of birth, last four digits of Social Security number, phone number, reason for voting absentee and a signature must be included. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is today (Wednesday) for the Presidential Primary, and March 30 for the Municipal election. For more information, people may call the clerk's office at 417-847-2942 or 417-847-2561, or email

Cassville church hosting Easter Egg Hunt

The First Christian Church in Cassville, located at 905 Old Exeter Road, will host an Easter Egg Hunt on March 27. A free breakfast will be served at 9 a.m., service will be held at 10:40 a.m., and the Easter Egg Hunt will begin at noon.

Jenkins Fire hosting annual Chili Supper Saturday

The Jenkins Fire Department will host its annual Chili Supper on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Station No. 1 located just west of the Junction of Highways 39 and 248. Entertainment will begin at 4:30 p.m. and continue until 6:30 p.m. The cost of the supper will be a donation at the door. The menu will consist of chili, soup, ham and beans, cornbread, a drink and dessert. The department can use donations of desserts, preferably pies, and canned soft drinks. The supply of bottled water is adequate, thanks to a large donation. The volunteer firefighters had responded to numerous fires the last two weeks. County residents are reminded that the County Commissioners issued a burn ban order, meaning no outside burning. For more information about the supper, people may call Sara at 417-342-4243.

Cassville High School's Academic Banquet on tap

The Academic Awards Banquet at Cassville High School will take place on Thursday. Invitations have been sent to CHS Academic Scholars, and family members are encouraged to attend the celebration dinner as well. Students will be admitted free of charge, however, other guests must purchase a ticket. Advanced tickets are available at the high school office for $8 per person if purchased before March 4. After March 4, tickets will be $12 per person. People may RSVP by calling the high school office at 417-847-3137.

Soroptimist Club Potato Bake set for March 17

The ladies of Soroptimist Club of Barry County will host a St. Patrick's Day potato bake on March 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cassville United Methodist Church. Luncheon attendees will enjoy a baked potato, chili, broccoli and cheese soup and a dessert for $7. The Kid Cat Choir will also perform at 12:15 p.m. All proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the Soroptimist Club of Barry County. The club is committed to improving the lives of women and children in Southwest Missouri. The ladies of Soroptimist provide scholarships for women, as well as funding to nonprofit organizations through their Dreams in Action program. Price Cutter Supermarket will provide the baked potatoes. Dine in or carry out options will be available to all attendees. For more information, people may contact Brittany Farris at 417-847-2814.

'Messiah in the Passover' demonstration coming to Wheaton

The Body of Christ Church, located at 501 Gillman in Wheaton, will host a "Messiah in the Passover" demonstration on Thursday at 7 p.m. It will be conducted by Jeff Siegel and the Chosen People Ministries. The church would like to invite the Christian and Jewish communities to the event. A love offering will be received. For more information, people may call 417-652-3705.

Eagle Rock to host Easter Egg Hunt

An Easter Egg Hunt will be held on March 19 at 11 a.m. at the Eagle Rock Community Center Barn, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand for photos. For more information, people may call 417-271-3186.

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