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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Prescription Take Back Day scheduled in Cassville

The annual Prescription Take Back Day, sponsored by the Cassville Police Department, will be held Saturday between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Medication may be dropped off at the Cassville City Hall/Cassville Police Department, located at 300 Main St. The entrance will be in the back of the building, using the Council Chamber door. The Prescription Take Back Day is to help people to properly dispose of unused medications. Proper disposal of medication helps to protect the environment and keeps the medicine from being flushed into city water systems. This also helps keep the medication out of the hands of people who do not have a prescription or need for the medication but want to use it recreationally. Cassville Police Chief Dana Kammerlohr encourages people to take the time to clean out their medicine drawers and cabinets and properly dispose of unused medicine. Over-the-counter medications are also accepted. Inhalers, illegal drugs or sharp objects (i.e.syringes/needles) will not be accepted. No medications can be accepted from medical clinics, pharmacies or veterinary clinics.

Annual City-Wide Clean-up to be held Nov. 7-11

The City of Cassville's annual fall clean-up will be held Nov. 7-11. Republic Services will accept additional household waste and large items on regular collection days. The following items will be accepted at the curb: barbecue grills; patio furniture; outdoor furniture; sofas; dressers; loveseats; recliners; desks; televisions; bundled guttering; beds, including hide-a-beds, mattresses and box springs; wood pallets; waste from small remodeling or wood projects that are cut into four-foot sections and stacked; sinks; toilets; cabinets; vanities; carpet that is cut into four-foot lengths and bundled; fencing that is cut into four-foot lengths; and bicycles. Republic Services will not accept tires, yard waste, large quantities of ash, dead animals, raw sewage, waste oil, hazardous materials, wet paint containers, chemicals, flammable substances, lead or acid batteries or waste from large remodeling or construction projects. There are again options being offered this year for Cassville residents who want to dispose of large appliances and metal. One option will be to take only metal or large appliances to a dumpster located at 503 Mill St. This is across the street from the Barry County Sheriff's Office. This option is free. The other option will be to have Cassville residents set large appliances at their curbside for Republic Services to collect. There is a $15 fee for this option. Residents must pay the fee to Republic Services in order to schedule pick-up of any appliances. The following large appliances will be accepted after the $15 fee has been paid: dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, hot water heaters and stoves. Republic Services will also accept refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners that display a tag from a licensed technician proving that all freon has been removed from the item. Yard waste will be accepted as normal at the yard Waste facility behind the Cassville Aquatic Park. For more information on the city clean-up, people may call 417-847-4441.

Family reunion scheduled for Sunday

The Vincent Reunion will be held in Aldrich on Sunday. The location is changed from Fairview to view the cemetery and home places of the original Vincent Missouri settlement. Gathering at the cemetery is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The potluck lunch will be at Aldrich United Methodist Church at 1 p.m., with the church basement open at noon. Pleasant Ridge Cemetery is located just off Highway 123, about two miles south of Aldrich. The church is on Highway 123 just south of cemetery turnoff. For more information, people may contact Elizabeth Vincent Rohrs, 417-754-1065 or 417-327-4788 or

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.

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.

Absentee voting ongoing at courthouse

Absentee voting continues at the Barry County Clerk's Office in Cassville, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., until Nov. 7 for the Nov. 8 General Election. 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.

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