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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

31st Annual Dogwood Festival roars in on May 6

The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 31st Annual Dogwood Car, Truck and Motorcycle Festival on May 6 on the Cassville square. Registration will take place inside of the courthouse from 7:30-10 a.m., with judging set to begin immediately. The Chamber office, located at 504 Main St., is accepting early entries. The first 100 show entries will receive a goody bag, including a commemorative dash plaque, along with other items donated from local businesses. The first 100 entries will received a chance to win a $100 cash prize drawing. Entry fee is $20 per vehicle. Admission is free for spectators. The Dogwood has a strong history in Cassville and is fun for both car enthusiasts and the general public. The event offers disk-jockey music and entertainment, food vendors and more than 100 cars parked around the square. Event t-shirts, sponsored by Shumaker Tire and Wheel, are available at the event. At noon, participants will be asked to start their cars and rev their engines for Dogwood tradition, “thunder on the square.” Participants will have the opportunity to compete for the Top 30 Dogwood Awards, plus compete for awards between the popular Dogwood Dozen and specialty picks. Awards will be given at the conclusion of judging. Event will take place rain or shine. For more information, people may contact Brittany Farris, Director, at (417)847.2814, or

Earth Day events scheduled at Roaring River

Earth Day Fair 2017 will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center at Roaring River State Park. There will be crafts and activities that celebrate the blue planet. Visitors may meet Smokey the Bear and take home a free tree sapling. Information, handouts and souvenirs will available throughout the day. For additional information, people may contact the Nature Center at 417-847-3742.

Mercy Volunteen Program Seeking Summer Applicants

Mercy Hospital Cassville is once again offering a unique summer learning experience for future health workers. Students in Cassville, ages 14-17, are invited to apply for Mercy’s Volunteen program. The seven-week volunteer positions offer roles in a variety of settings in the hospital, including general nursing, physical therapy, emergency medicine and more. Responsible, hardworking students with reliable transportation are expected to contribute a minimum of four hours a week, from June 14 through Aug. 4. To apply, people may call Cody Qualls at 870-423-5245 no later than May 5. Applications are due May 12. Orientation is set for May 13.

Cassville Vendors Invited to Farmers Market at Tractor Supply

Tractor Supply Company is looking for farmers, crafters and artisans to sell their homemade and homegrown goods at its spring Farmers Market, scheduled for April 29. Collectors, crafters and growers with interests in everything from homemade crafts and candles to baked goods, carvings, flowers and produce are encouraged to sign up. To register, vendors can visit or visit their Tractor Supply store. Nonprofit organizations are also encouraged to register. During the Farmers Market on April 29, vendors will be able showcase their goods, free of charge, in areas near the storefront. 

Cemetery association hosting meeting

The Purdy Cemetery Association will hold a meeting on May 6 at 10 a.m. at the Purdy Community Building on Hwy. C in Purdy. Regular business will be discussed. All interested individuals are invited and encouraged to attend.

Eagle Rock events upcoming

The Eagle Rock Friends of the Library will host their annual Community Garage Sale on May 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, people may contact the library at 417-271-3186 or Roberta at 417-671-1669.

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