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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SKITS putting on 'Jack and The Frankenbeanstalk' in November

Shell Knob in the Spotlight is having rehearsals for its next production, "Jack and The Frankenbeanstalk," which mashesz the tales of "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Frankenstein." The play is Nov. 4 and 5 at 6:30 p.m., and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Central Crossing United Methodist Church in Shell Knob. Advance tickets for $7 can be purchased in Shell Knob at Arvest Bank, Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce and Jug n Plug. Children 12 and under are free. People can also order your tickets, at the same $7 cost, to be picked up and paid for at the door in will call. People may call Barb Van Dusen at 417-858-9590 to hold these tickets. Tickets are limited in number for each performance.

Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist to host speaker

The Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church will have a speaker on Oct. 6, Missionary Jesse Hales. Hales will discuss work being done in the Dominican Republic. The service will begin at 7 p.m. The Church is located at 16722 Hwy. 248, about five miles east of Cassville. For more information, people may call Pastor Henbest at 417-847-2552 or Ted Bolton at 417-847-4597

Santa Train Ride seeking sponsors

The For the Kids Foster/Adoptive Parents Association is working once again with Seligman Chamber of Commerce and A&M Railroad to put on the Santa Train Ride Dec. 17 and 18 and needs sponsors. Levels are $50, $100, $250, and $500. Any group or business who would like to become a sponsor should contact Lynette Bailey at 417-489-7903. All of the sponsorship money goes to For the Kids, which covers Barry, Lawrence and Stone counties. All sponsors will have their names listed on the flyers, which will be displayed all around the local communities, Facebook and in the newspapers.

Jenkins Fish Fry coming Saturday

The Jenkins Fire Department's Annual Fish Fry will be held at Station No. 1 on Oct. 1. Bluegrass music by Bill and Ann Riggs and Ripplin' Creek will run from 4:30-6 p.m. Serving of the all-you-can-eat meal will be from 5-7 p.m. and will cost $9 for adults. Children 10-and-under may eat for $4. The auction of donated items will begin at 6 p.m. This event is the major fundraiser of the all-volunteer fire protection district. Approximately 75 volunteers are needed to accomplish this task. Contribution of desserts, especially pies, and soft drinks will be appreciated. Those who wish to volunteer to work during next week may contact Sara Parker at 417-342-4243.

Voter registration deadline upcoming

The last day to register to vote is Oct. 12 for those who are not registered voters of Barry County and wish to vote in the Nov. 8 General Election, where voters must choose a party. People may register to vote at the County Clerk's Office, the Monett Chamber of Commerce, or the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce. Those who have moved and have not updated their address, or had a name change, should notify the clerk's office. Absentee voting began Tuesday at the Barry County Clerk's Office in Cassville, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If unable to vote in person, voters may send a written request to the office of: Gary Youngblood, 700 Main St. Suite 2, Cassville, MO 65625 or fax to: 417-847-5311. A request must include: Name, physical address, mailing address, date of birth, last four digits of Social Security number, phone number, reason for voting absentee and a signature. The last day to request an absentee ballot is Nov. 2. For more information, people may call Youngblood at 417-847-2762 or 417-847-2561, or email

Springfield Adventure Race to benefit Barry County Neighborhood Center

The Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC), in collaboration with Cartoons Oyster Bar, is hosting the inaugural Springfield Adventure Race on Oct. 8 from 2-5 p.m. Proceeds from this event will benefit the OACAC Grant Assistance Fund, helping to improve the lives of people in poverty across OACAC's 10-county service area by fulfilling unmet needs. The Barry County Neighborhood Center is included in that area. Inspired by the hit television show, The Amazing Race, the Springfield Adventure Race will send teams of two to four people by vehicle to nine challenge stops around the city, where they will compete in challenges in a race against time. Stops include MJ's Market & Deli, Farmer's Market of the Ozarks, Discovery Center, Springfield's Incredible Pizza, Barnes & Noble, Vintage Stock, 417 DIY, Urban Flea Market, and Dungeons of Doom. The awards ceremony and after party will take place at Cartoons Oyster Bar, and the grand prize winners will leave with $200. Teams must register online at or

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