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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Eagle Rock Library hosting Christmas event

The Eagle Rock Library, along with the Friends of the Library, will host its annual Santa and Friends event on Dec. 15 at 11 am. There will be crafts for the children, a story, Santa and more. All children are welcome. Santa will be available for photos from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and parents may bring their own cameras. If anyone has questions, they may contact the Library at 417-271-3186.

Roaring River State Park to host bald eagle viewing Dec. 15

When water sources freeze in the north, bald eagles migrate south to find food and water. People may join Roaring River State Park to watch for bald eagles along Roaring River at 3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 15. Watch a movie about the U.S. national symbol and participate in eagle-themed activities. Bring binoculars and spotting scopes to get a closer look at these magnificent birds. This event is free and open to the public. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and bring water and snacks. Roaring River State Park is located seven miles south of Cassville on Highway 112 in Barry County. For more information about the event, people may contact the Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center at 417-847-3742 or the park office at 417-847-2539.

Library to host pair of holiday-themed events

A special holiday program for children will be offered on Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Cassville Branch Library. Mrs. Santa’s Story Time will feature snacks, stories, a craft and more. A tween canvas painting project will also be held at the library on Dec. 13 beginning at 4 p.m. The activity is reserved for ages 9-12 only, and the class size is limited to 12 participants. There is no charge, but registration is required by signing up in person at the library or calling the branch at 417-847-2121.

Wheaton Christmas Parade on Saturday

The city of Wheaton’s annual Christmas Parade will be on Saturday at 6 p.m. The lineup will be at Body of Christ Ministries at 5 p.m. People may call Wheaton City Hall at 417-652-3314 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, or call 417-350-7522 any other time for parade entry information. Pictures with Santa will be in the Wheaton Community Building starting at 4:30 p.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m., then starting again after the parade. Those who see Santa will receive a free picture and a candy bag. There will be free hot dogs, cookies and hot chocolate in the city park during the parade.

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