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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bass fishing tournament to benefit His House

His House Foundation is hosting the inaugural Buddy Bass Tournament on Oct. 22 at the Kings River Marina. His House Foundation serves the community by providing direct services to families in need and to serve as a catalyst for increased sharing within the community. Its vision is rooted in the belief that when people act in response to human need, giving what they have without seeking profit or interest, God magnifies the effects of the efforts. The tournament will go from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kings River Marina. The entry fee is $50 per boat, and 25 percent of the pot will go to the first-place overall winner, and another $50 will go to the smallest keeper. A big bass pot will cost $5 with 100 percent of the payback going to the winner. The registration entry deadline is Oct. 14. People may mail their entry forms to Re/Max Lakeside at PO Box 564, Shell Knob, MO 65747: attention Bass Tournament. For more information, people may contact Chris Gibbons at 573-315-8910 or visit

Hazard mitigation plan meeting to be held

A Barry County Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting on Monday at noon inside the Barry County Courthouse. The meeting is being held to invite area residents to learn how local governments are planning to mitigate the impact of natural hazard events. All interested persons are invited to provide input and comment during the drafting of the plan, which must be revised every five years by local jurisdictions and approved by the State Emergency Management Agency and FEMA in order to continue to be eligible for mitigation project grant funding. The county commissioners and governing body of each participating city and school district must pass a resolution adopting the plan once it is approved by FEMA. The plan was last updated and approved in January 2012. The Southwest Missouri Council of Governments (SMCOG) has contracted with SEMA and Barry County commissioners to prepare the plan. An initial draft of the plan is available at the SMCOG website, All comments and questions should be directed to Dave Faucett at 417-836-6901 or by email,

Frontier Day to be held on Sept. 24-25

The 4th Annual Frontier Day will be held on Sept. 24-25 in rural Barry County. The event will begin at 10 a.m. on both days. The festival will offer sorghum cookin', blacksmithing, apple butter cookin', rope making, Dutch oven cooking, kettle corn, wagon rides, antique machinery demonstrations and more. There will be a live band on both days, and a Cowboy Church on Sunday. Directions: From Cassville, take Highway 248 east seven miles to Farm Road 1157, then follow the signs. From Jenkins, take Highway 248 west to Farm Road 1157, then follow the signs. For more information, people may call Edgar Schreiner at 417-846-7831 or 417-847-8686.

Roaring River Health and Rehab open house

Roaring River Health and Rehab will hold an open house and ribbon cutting on Sept. 9 from 1-4 p.m. The ribbon cutting, for the greenhouse addition to the building, will be at 2 p.m.

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

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