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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

ATV Rodeo comes to Cassville Saturday

The Cassville High School FFA Booster Club and Southern Missouri ATV will host an ATV Rodeo on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bill Hailey Arena in Cassville. The event will include ATV, MX and UTV barrel races. General admission is $5, and there is a $20 entry fee to participate.

Ducks Unlimited annual dinner on Friday

The Barry-Lawrence County Ducks Unlimited Chapter will hold its annual dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the Monett City Park Casino. In addition to food, a silent auction, live auction and raffles will be held. Tickets are $35 per person, $50 for a couple and $15 for a Greenwing. For information, people may call Paul Wimsatt at 417-737-0991.

Cassville Alumni Foundation hosting Chili Supper

The Cassville Alumni Foundation will host a Chili Supper and Time Capsule Review on Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. at the JC Duncan Gymnasium. The Time Capsule will be dedicated at 5:30 p.m., and alumni will head to the football game at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit CHS Alumni scholarships. The meal is $5 and includes chili, a cinnamon roll and a drink. The event will reveal items to be placed in a 50-year time capsule that will be buried in honor of the school district’s 150th anniversary.

Chili Cook-off, The Show coming to Cassville

The Annual Fall Festival Chili/Salsa Cook-Off will be held on Oct. 27 on the Cassville square starting at 8 a.m. This year’s festival will include the theme of “Halloween Carnival” and the favorite chili/salsa cook-off competition with decorated booths and carnival games, music entertainment, food vendors and various craft booths. The event will add a Halloween Costume Contest for ages 0-10. For more information and deadlines for the contest and/or booth spaces contact the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce at 417-847-2814. The long-standing music variety show features HomeTown Sound & the RedHots and other local talent. Performances are scheduled for Oct. 25, 27 and 28 with this year’s theme of “Anything Goes.” All performances will be held at the Cassville FEMA building starting Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. A special Sunday matinee will close out the three-day performance beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Cassville Chamber of Commerce office, located at 504 Main St. in Cassville. Tickets are also available at all area Cassville banks.

Central Crossing hosting events

The Central Crossing Senior Center will be hosting its Annual Health Fair on Oct. 16, from 7-10 a.m. This event is open to all members of the community. Reduced-cost Lab Screenings include: Comprehensive health panel, $15, includes complete metabolic profile, lipid profile and complete blood count; PSA, $10; Average blood glucose (Hgb, A1C), $5; Heart Screen (EKG) $10; Lung Screen (PFT) $10; and Thyroid Screen (TSH) $5. Free screenings for weight, BMI and waist measurement, blood sugar, blood pressure and pulse ox will also be available. Pre-registration is not required but will speed up the process for those having blood drawn. Remember to fast 12 hours prior to having blood drawn. On Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Center will host a garage sale for the benefit of the lunch salad bar. People may rent a space with table for $10. The Center has a few rectangular and card tables available for use, as well as many round tables. People may also bring their own tables. People may call 417-858-6952 to rent a space. Some space will be available outside.

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 and Sunday. 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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