News briefs

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Cattlemen's Association education tour slated

The Southwest Missouri Cattlemen's Association will hold an educational tour in Barry County on Saturday. The first stop at 1:30 p.m. is at Anderson Ranch in Seligman. Owner, Gary Anderson and farm manager Lindell Mitchell will discuss their 300 Angus-based cow herd. To reach the first stop, take Highway 37 south of Seligman to Arkansas 62. Follow 62 about one mile west to Gann Ridge Road take it to the right and follow the signs to the Anderson corral. The second stop at 3:30 p.m. will be south of Exeter off of Highway MM. A & W Brooks Farm with Phillip and his children Audra and Will features 220 breeding females. The final stop will be Schallert Brothers Farms, just west of Purdy on Highway B, then north on Farm Road 1055. Their operation embraces family and modern technology that works. It is a Century Farm with fescue and 900 to 1,000 head of stocker cattle a year. For more details, people may contact the MU Extension Center in Mt. Vernon at 417-466-3102.

City of Washburn to conduct sewer tests

The city of Washburn will conduct smoke tests in its sewer system on Sept. 26-30. The smoke is non-toxic, non-staining, has no odor and creates no fire hazards. The smoke should not enter a home unless there is defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. If anyone at a home or business suffers from respiratory issues or is immobile, they should notify city hall by calling 417-846-3203 or 417-846-5242. More information about the tests may be found in person at city hall.

Truck and Tractor Pull scheduled in Seligman

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its Fall Truck and Tractor Pull at Ruby's Event Park on Highway 37 on Sept. 24, starting at 7 p.m. Spring River Pulling Association rules apply. Admission will be $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under. For more information, people may call 417-662-3612 or 417-498-6496.

Family reunion scheduled for Sept. 25

The descendants of Joe and Lilli Mae Patton Elbert are having their yearly reunion and would like to invite descendants in the Cassville area to attend. It will be on Sept. 25 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, located at 26952 Cherry Road in Sarcoxie, west of Wentworth. The event will be catered, and the cost will be $10 per adult, $6 for ages 4-8 and free for anyone under 4. People may RSVP to Cheryl Elbert 417-548-0382 by Sept. 20. A short summary of the siblings of Joe Elbert will be given by Marie Jasumback.

Absentee voting to open on Sept. 27

Barry County Clerk Gary Youngblood has announced absentee voting for the Nov. 8 General Election will begin on Sept. 27 in the clerk's office. For more information, people may call Youngblood at 417-847-2762 or 417-847-2561, or email

Craft and Vendor Fair slated in Purdy

A Craft and Vendor Fair will be held at The Gathering Place in Purdy, across from Ramey, on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 25 booths will be set up, and carnival games for children will be available. Fall and Christmas items, vintage items, furniture, paintings, repurposed and antique items, candles, scrapbooking, homemade soaps, Baby Mia Creations, pottery, Arbonne, Scentsy products, Pampered Chef products, Younique, collectibles, jewelry and more will be for sale.

Family reunion slated at Roaring River

The Blythe Family Reunion will be held Sept. 18 at the CCC Pavilion in Roaring River State Park. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All family members are welcome to attend. A covered dish lunch will be served at noon.

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

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

Swap/Craft Meet in Seligman canceled

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce's annual Swap/Craft Meet scheduled for Sept. 30 and Oct 1. has been canceled due to lack of interest.

Frontier Days to be held on Sept. 24-25

The 4th Annual Frontier Days 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.

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