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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Local businesses offering deals for veterans

Two local businesses will offer free car work to local veterans. To show appreciation to veterans for their service, Ken’s Collision Center will give away a free detail to 12 veterans. Veterans may call 417-847-1200 to be entered into the drawing, which will be held on Monday at noon. Another vehicle-based business, Baywash Car Wash, will offer free car washes to veterans all day long on Friday.

Cassville Student Council hosting yard sale

The Cassville Student council will host a yard sale on Nov. 18 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the FEMA Event Center in Cassville. All proceeds will support STUCO events. Items may be donated at the Event Center on Nov. 17 from 3-7 p.m. Pickup of items may also possibly be arranged. For more information, people may contact Samantha Cosper at, Jill Poulson at or Grace Schell at

Southwest Project Graduation Sponsors Thanksgiving Dinner

A Thanksgiving dinner will be held at Southwest High School on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Commons Area. The event is being sponsored by Project Graduation. The cost is $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $5 for children. The meal will feature turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, dessert and a drink.

Wheaton Christmas Parade scheduled for Dec. 9

The city of Wheaton will host its annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m., with the line-up at Body of Christ Ministries between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Those who wish to be in the parade should call 417-652-3314, or after 4 p.m., call 417-350-7522. People may come have their picture taken with Santa, and receive a bag of candy prior to the parade, from 4-5:30 p.m., or after the parade at the train depot. There will also be chili, hot dogs, hot chocolate and cookies after the parade.

Benefit concert to help CHS senior

A benefit for Morgan Smith will take place on Sunday at Crowder College in Cassville from 1-4 p.m. This event will raise funds for Smith’s medical expenses. Smith is the daughter of Jerry and Tori Smith, of Cassville, and she is a senior at Cassville High School. She has been battling a painful, debilitating illness for quite some time now. She needs further testing done to reach a final diagnosis and treatment plan. Her family has already made numerous trips to Springfield, Columbia, and St. Louis with more scheduled in the near future. The transportation expenses are accumulating, along with the medical bills, time off work, and medication. Smith was referred to Mayo Clinic and was to be seen in October. However, her insurance has denied coverage for this and the family would be responsible for $10,000 up front. The benefit event will include: musical entertainment, dinner, a dessert auction and a silent auction. Organizers are looking for sponsors who would be willing to help them raise funds for the Smith family to be able to continue medical care for Morgan and give them the answers and relief. All proceeds will go directly to the family. Sponsorship can be done in a number of ways, monetary donations, auction items, food contributions, etc. Anyone willing to contribute may contact Mandy Clevenger at 417-846-6021.

Eggs & Issues breakfast scheduled for Thursday

A legislative update Eggs & Issues breakfast will be held on Thursday from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Central Crossing Senior Center, located at 20801 Hwy. YY-15. State Sen. David Sater and State Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick are guest speakers. The event is for Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce members only, and people must RSVP by Nov. 7. Breakfast is compliments of sponsor CenturyLink and provided by Area 71. People may RSVP to the Chamber by calling 417-858-3300 or emailing

Ozark Festival Orchestra to perform ‘Messiah’ in Cassville

The Ozark Festival Orchestra, soloists and a community choir will perform selections from Handel’s “Messiah” at 7 p.m. On Dec. 16 at the Family Life Center of the First Baptist Church, 602 West St. in Cassville. Singers from the Cassville area are still welcome to join rehearsals for the community choir, which are being held at 2 p.m. Sundays at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. Scores will be provided. Jerry Ragsdale is preparing the choir. For additional information, people may call Todd Borgmann, OFO music director, at 417-635-2004.

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