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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Roaring River to host Earth Day Festival

Roaring River State Park will host an Earth Day Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees should meet at the Nature Center for a day of activities, including games, solar system education and the handing out of free trees. For more information, people may call 417-847-3742.

Cassville Prescription Take Back Day scheduled

The Cassville Police Department is again participating in the D.E.A. Prescription Take Back Day. This will be held April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The address to drop off the medication is 300 Main, at Cassville City Hall/Cassville Police Department. The entrance will be in the back of the building, using the Council Chamber door. The Prescription Take Back Day is to help people to properly dispose of unused medications. Proper disposal of medication helps to protect the environment and keeps the medicine from being flushed into our water systems. This also helps keep the medication out of the hands of people who do not have a prescription or need for the medication, but want to use it for recreational use only. Over-the-counter medications are also accepted. Inhalers, illegal drugs or sharp objects (like syringes) will not be accepted. No medications can be accepted from medical clinics, pharmacies or veterinary clinics.

CASK hosting Children's Art Show

Creative Arts of Shell Knob is hosting the 3rd Annual Children's Art Show, which features the artwork of Shell Knob school children. Teacher Valerie Ball introduced the students to a wide variety of famous artists and their art works. The children are then allowed to explore these techniques and create their own versions. There will also be a special "Meet and Greet" reception featuring the Children's Art Show on April 23 from 1-3 p.m. The gallery is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Creative Arts of Shell Knob is located behind Bridgeway Plaza off Highway 39.

Cassville Alumni banquet set for May 28

On May 28, the Cassville Alumni Association will host its annual banquet at Cassville High School. There will be entertainment, food and a quick program. The business portion of the annual event will include presentation of scholarship awards, election of officers and recognition of classes with special attention to class reunions. Registration will open at 4:30 p.m., with the banquet starting at 6 p.m. Any classes hosting reunions may contact Jill LeCompte at 417-847-2221 or 417-826-5339 to reserve tables.

Exeter sets city-wide yard sale, cleanup day

The city of Exeter will host its annual city-wide yard sale on May 7. Anyone wishing to participate may stop by City Hall or call 417-835-2823. There is no charge to participate, and a list of addresses participating will be available at City Hall. The city's annual cleanup day will be on May 10. Those with appliances needing picked up should call City Hall to make arrangements.

Chamber looking for Golf Tournament sponsors

The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce is looking to shore up the sponsorship list for its 9th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament, which will be held on May 20. Sponsorships are $100 and sponsors will receive signage on the course and advertising through all media listings. For more information, people may call Brittany Farris at 417-847-2814.

MoDOT resurfacing projects coming to area

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be resurfacing and widening the should on Highway 76, from Highway 37 in Cassville to miles east to near the Barry County Museum, beginning Monday and ending in late June. The work will take place at night, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Mondays through Fridays. Traffic impacts include: one-lane traffic, delays and flaggers and pilot cars directing traffic. All lanes will be open during non-working hours. The department will also, in the same time frame, complete a similar project on Highway 248, between Highway 76 in Cassville going 14 miles east to Highway 39. Traffic impacts remain the same, but the work will take place in daytime hours, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Seligman spring train ride coming soon

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for its Spring Train Ride to Van Buren, Ark., on May 14 and 15. The train will travel though the Boston mountains, then stop so people may shop in old Van Buren, and at the Arts and Crafts show. Music in the street, and food, will be available. The train will leave Seligman City Hall at about 7:15 a.m. and return at about 6:45 p.m. People will be in Van Buren for about three hours. Snacks will be available on the train, and riders will receive a free picture. For more information, people may call 417-662-3612 or 417-662-3450, or go to

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