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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

21st Annual Jenkins Fire Department Fish Fry set for Oct. 6

Fish, chicken and all the trimmings are on the menu at the 21st Annual Jenkins Fire Department Fish Fry on Oct. 6 at 4:30 p.m. Ripplin’ Creek will provide entertainment, and the auction will end the evening.

Purdy church hosting one-day VBS

First Baptist Church of Purdy will host a one-day Vacation Bible School on Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. The program and free barbecue begin at 5 p.m. for family and friends. The church is located at 3rd and Washington in Purdy. For a ride, people may call 417-442-7435.

Jammin’ at Jolly returns

The Mark Chapman Band will headline the Jammin’ at Jolly concert, the Jolly Mill Park’s Tal Wooten Memorial Music Event on Saturday. Joining the band will be special guest, The Pretty Lonesome. Music will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and a fireworks display will follow. The park will open at 5:30 p.m., and concessions will be available. People may bring their own chairs and own picnic. There is a $10 cover charge per vehicle. Jolly Mill is a family-friendly, alcohol-free facility. The park is located west of Monett, taking Highway 60 and turning south on Farm Road 1010, then west on Farm road 2025.

Basic computer, Windows 10 classes to form at Central Crossing

The Central Crossing Senior Center is considering offering a basic computer classes for anyone who would want to learn the basics of running a computer. Technology Architect Brian Oliver has expressed his willingness to start classes in September if there is sufficient interest. Anyone interested in obtaining greater proficiency or just basic instruction in this technology may call or come to Senior Center. If the interest is there, Oliver will teach basic desktop and laptop computer operation, as well as the latest personal computer operating system produced by Microsoft, known as Windows 10. The class will be free.

Community Foundation seeking grant applications

The Cassville Community Foundation is accepting applications for local grants until Sept. 28. All non-profit 501(c)3 organizations that serve Cassville and its surrounding area are invited to apply. Applications may be obtained at the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce building at 504 Main St., or via email request to In the past 10 years, the Cassville Community Foundation has awarded more than $40,000 to local causes. These projects have included; food distribution, clothes and nutritional needs of Cassville students, support of area school programs, equipment for area fire departments and other worthy causes. The Foundation invites applicants who champion a wide variety of causes to apply. The grant process will involve a short interview.

Local family reunion scheduled

The Jeff and Ethel Swaffar family reunion will be held on Sept. 16 at the Purdy Community Building. People should bring a covered dish and plan on eating lunch at noon. All family members are welcome.

Library participating in The Great American Read

The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library is participating in The Great American Read, a PBS initiative that encourages everyone to celebrate the love of reading. The Cassville Branch has a display of some of the 100 best-loved books in America. In addition, the library will be hosting a Great American Read Film Festival. These movies are based on books from the list and include: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” on Monday at 1:30 p.m.; and “A Cry in the Wild (Hatchet)” on Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Additional titles will be forthcoming. 

Seligman Train Ride schedule set

Seligman Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas-Missouri Railroad will be featuring their Fall Excursion Train Ride from Seligman to Van Buren, Ark., on Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14. This is an all-day trip, leaving Seligman City Hall at 7:30 a.m. and arriving in Van Buren at about 11 a.m. There will be approximately three hours for shopping, eating and arts and crafts. The train travels through the boot heel of the Boston Mountains, crosses over three high trestles, crosses streams 18 times and goes though Winslow Tunnel. Everyone receives two snacks, one going and one returning. For more information, people may call 417-662-3612 or 479-678-8600. Senior discounts are also available, as well as group of 10 discounts. Watch the paper for more information in upcoming advertisements.

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