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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Gospel group coming to Macedonia Free Will

Macedonia Free Will Baptist, located at 11057 Farm Road 2060, will be hosting “New Road” on March 25 at 6 p.m. “New Road” presents concerts all across the Midwest, and are featured each year at Silver Dollar City’s Southern Gospel Picnic. The group has been in the studio, recently, and will be presenting songs from their soon to be released CD. The concert is free, however, an offering will be received. More info at or 417-236-9090.

Shell Knob Home & Business Show on April 7-8

The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Home & Business Show from 5-8:30 p.m. on April 7 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8. People who wish to confirm a booth space should call the chamber at 417-858-3300.

FFA chapters aim to help regional ranchers

The FFA Chapters of Barry County will be assisting with the FFA Chapters in Rogers County, Okla., coordinating a relief effort for those affected by the recent wildfires in Western Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas. People may drop off any fencing items or bags of beef cattle feed at a local Ag Education/FFA building (Cassville, Southwest, Exeter, Purdy or Wheaton). Items will be collected through March 29. Items accepted will be T-post, barbed wire, corner post (wood or metal) and bagged beef cattle feed (no hay please). Thousands of miles of fence have been destroyed and the livestock will now have to be relocated and fed. People may stop by a local feed or ranch supply store and purchase a bundle of T-post, roll of barbed wire or a bag of feed to help. For more information or questions, people may contact John Littlefield 417-674-9676 or a local FFA Advisor. To make a financial contribution, people may visit

First OJ’s cookout of the season set

The Central Crossing Senior Center in Shell Knob will host an OJ’s Cookout, the first one of the 2017 season, on March 31 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Cassville PAT celebrating reading

Parent/Child Activity Night for the Cassville Parents as Teachers program will be held at the Primary/MS cafeteria on March 30 from 4:30-6 p.m. The Cassville PAT Program is a free learning experience for children birth to pre-kindergarten for anyone living in the Cassville school district. Reading activities will be available for babies, toddlers and pre-school children. Peopl may call 417-847-4008 for more information.

Cassville Chamber hosting Breakfast and Ballot Issues

The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Breakfast and Ballot Issues on March 30 at 7:30 a.m. at the Cassville United Methodist Church. The breakfast is an educational opportunity for our members regarding the upcoming April election, and attendees will hear from those representing a ballot issue. A light breakfast will be served and donations are requested to offset expenses. Please RSVP to the Chamber if you plan to attend or go to the following link to register:

Absentee voting continues until April 3

Absentee voting will continue through April 3 at the Barry County Clerk’s Office in Cassville, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To vote absentee in person, people must bring a form of ID, such as a driver’s lcense or voter registration card. If unable to vote in person, a voter 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. The office will need: name, physical address, mailing address, date of birth, last four digits of Social Security number, phone number, reason for voting absentee and signature. Those who live in the Shell Knob or Monett area can go by the Shell Knob Chamber or Monett Chamber Office and fill out the absentee application. They will fax it to the Barry County Clerk’s office. The last day to request an absentee ballot is March 29. For more information, people may call Youngblood at 417-847-2762 or 417-847-2561, or email

Speaker coming for Global Impact Celebration

First Baptist Church of Cassville eagerly anticipates the arrival of Jaime Saint as the speaker to kick-off coming Global Impact Celebration events. Saint will be present on March 29 at 6:30 p.m., expecting the worship center to reach seating capacity limit. Saint is the grandson of Nate Saint. In 1956, Nate Saint was one of five men who were speared by Waodani warriors in the jungles of Ecuador. Saint serves Christ with vigor and determination as he carries the leadership role in I-TEC having a five-arm emphasis in operations: aviation, discipleship, engineering, health and media. People may read more about I-TEC by visiting The remainder of Global Impact Celebration hosts ten various missionary families who are active in serving on the field. People may call the church office at 417-847-2965, to make further inquiry about events where these mission units will be highlighted. The Global Impact Celebration concludes with Barry County native and formative mission voice to First Baptist Church, John Edie, as the speaker at 10:30 a.m., on April 2.

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