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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Search underway for Little Mr., Little Miss Eagle Rock

The Eagle Rock Friends of the Library are once again on the search for Little Mr. and Little Miss Eagle Rock. Children must be 7 years of age or under. People may submit their photos to the Eagle Rock Library by Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Winners will be announced at Eagle Rock Daze/Howl-O-Ween Fest on Oct. 29. More information is on the Eagle Rock Library's Facebook page or by calling the library at 417-271-3186.

Front Porch Conversations group holding last meeting of year

Front Porch Conversations with Garden People will meet on Thursday, in the lower level of the Cassville Library, for the final time this year. A pot luck dinner will be held at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Cassville Library. Following the meal, the group will move to Round Table discussions on three topics: master gardeners favorite plants list, a list of landscape and flowering plants that our members have grown successfully in this area; vegetable garden success, suggestions and hints for plant varieties and procedures for productive crops; putting the garden to bed for the winter, how to have a head start for next spring. If there are questions on other topics, they will be addressed. The group would also like to know what topics attendees would be interested in learning more about in the future. Front Porch Conversations is a joint effort between the University of Missouri Extension, Barry County Master Gardeners and the Cassville Friends of the Library.

Exeter High School hosting Donkey Basketball

The Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show will make its way to Exeter High School on Friday at 7 p.m. The basketball game is played on live donkeys, and all-local players will be riding. Also present will be "Buckmaster," the world famous comedy donkey. The show is sponsored by the Exeter senior class of 2017. Advance tickets can be purchased at Exeter High School. People may call the high school at 417-835-5018. Tickets may also be available at the door if space is available.

Corsicana Road District meet off until November

Due to conflicting schedules, the Corsicana Road district will not meet in regular session in October. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Community Building in Purdy.

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 mashes 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.

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.

Voter registration deadline upcoming

The last day to register to vote is today (Wednesday) for those who are not registered voters of Barry County and wish to vote in the Nov. 8 General Election. 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 continues at the Barry County Clerk's Office in Cassville, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., until Nov. 7. 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

Central Crossing Senior Center offering Medicare assistance

Open enrollment for Medicare is from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, and the Central Crossing Senior Center will have a Medicare trained assistance team available for free at its building. People may call 417-848-1234 to make an appointment with the team.

Bass fishing tournament to benefit His House Foundation

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

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