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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ridgetop Bible Camp hosting carnival, yard sale

The Ridgetop Bible Camp will host a carnival and yard sale fundraiser on Friday and Saturday in the parking lot of Tractor Supply in Cassville. The yard sale begins at 7 a.m., and the carnival starts at 10 a.m. There will be pony rides offered by Mike's Amusements, and concessions, including funnel cakes, kettle corn, pork rinds, smoked turkey legs, nachos, barbecue brisket sandwiches, corn dogs and tornado potatoes, offered by Redneck Gourmet Delights.

Kornerstone gearing up for 3rd Annual 5K

Registration is now open for Kornerstone's 3rd annual 5K, to be held on Sept. 17 and benefit the Teen Parent program. Registration cost is $25 and includes a T-Shirt commemorating the event. The race will begin at 9 a.m. at the Cassville Aquatic Center and be timed by Ozark Racing Systems of Springfield. The male and female overall winners will receive trophies. Each age category will receive first-, second-, and third-place medals for male and female participants. People may register online at: or at Snow cones and face painting will be available. All proceeds will go to provide advocacy and doula services for pregnant teens living in Barry County. Kornerstone Teen Parent program has helped over 230 teens and their babies since 2006 with the goal of educating teens on a healthy pregnancy and delivery of a full-term normal birth weight infant. Registrations to participate in the race can also be picked up at the following locations: Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce, Arvest Bank, Cassville YMCA, Monett YMCA, Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce and Fox Fitness in Shell Knob.

Mercy hosting 5K on Oct. 1

Mercy Hospital Cassville will be hosting a 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk on Oct. 1 in memory of Jennifer Dougherty. All proceeds will go toward nursing scholarships in Dougherty's memory for nursing students enrolled at Crowder College. Mercy will also being doing sponsorships for the event for $500 (large company logo), $250 (small logo) and $100 (printed name), which will be placed on the back of the race T-shirt. For more information, people may contact Cody Qualls at 870-423-5245 or

Community foundation taking grant applications

The Cassville Community Foundation is accepting grant applications until Sept. 1. For an application, people may visit Applications should be returned to the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce office.

Swap/Craft Meet slated in Seligman

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual Swap/Craft Meet scheduled for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Anyone interested in setting up may call 417-662-3612. Booth space is available inside or outside, and the event will be held at the Seligman Chamber Event Center on Highway 37 north of Seligman. There will also be an auto and boat corral outside. For just $10 daily, those who set up will get tables provided for inside and food on site.

Front Porch Conversations with Garden People

Bill Greet, Master Gardener of the Ozarks volunteer, will discuss the option of installing a drip irrigation system. The above-ground hose and emitters are inexpensive and easy to install and can reduce time in the garden significantly. Greet has been active in many Master Gardener project gardens and speaks from his experiences in various planting situations. The session will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. Front Porch takes place in the lower level of the Cassville Library and is open to all. The Front Porch series of gardening presentations is co-sponsored by the Cassville Friends of the Library and the Barry County Master Gardeners.

SONbeam preschool hosting Open House

The SONbeam Preschool at Cassville United Methodist Church, located at 601 Gravel St., will host an Open House for 3- and 4-year-olds on Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. The children must be 3 by Aug. 1. The Open House will cover concept and language skills, social skills, gross and fine motor skills, art and music, the Christian learning environment and the certified early education teacher. For enrollment information, people may call 417-847-6427 or 417-547-4714.

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