News briefs

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Cassville library to host Talent Showcase

The Cassville Branch Library will host a Talent Showcase on July 5 at 3:30 p.m. Signups are open, and for more information, people may call 417-847-2121.

Purdy School Alumni Meeting set

The Purdy School Alumni Meeting will be held at the school Saturday at 6 p.m.

Absentee voting begins June 26

The last day to register to vote in the Aug. 7 Primary Election is Wednesday, July 11, for those who are not currently registered voters of Barry County. People may register to vote at the County Clerk’s Office; the Monett Chamber of Commerce or the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce. Voters should notify the Clerk’s Office if they have moved and have not updated their address, or had a name change. Absentee voting starts Tuesday, June 26, at the Barry County Clerk’s Office in Cassville, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 may go to 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. For more information, people may call Barry County Clerk, Gary Youngblood at 417-847-2762 or 417-847-2561 or email

Local church to host UMC Day Camp

Cassville United Methodist Church is partnering with Heartland Camps to bring Cassville UMC Day Camp from July 9-13. Youth who have completed grades K-6 are invited to join for worship, Bible study, crafts, water games, archery and more. Camp is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and costs $25 per child. Lunch is provided.  Scholarships are available if needed. People may call 417-847-2328  to sign up.

Central Crossing Senior Center to host car show

Central Crossing Senior Center is hosting a “People’s Choice Awards” car show Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. People may bring their cars or just show up and admire the antique and classic cars on display. People will be afforded an opportunity to vote on the automobiles on display and a low-cost lunchtime meal in the center’s cafeteria will be served. Participants do not have to be a senior to eat there.

Central Crossing Senior Center looking for volunteers

The Central Crossing Senior Center is seeking volunteers. A few of the opportunities available to volunteers include delivering meals to the home-bound elderly (mileage reimbursement provided), greeting those coming for lunch, helping in the kitchen, helping with the Medicare counseling (free training provided); helping in the office, and calling shut-ins on wellness checks. There are many, many other opportunities as well and one or more are sure to be the perfect fit. People may call 417-858-6952 or come in and talk to Terri, Senior Center Administrator.

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