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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Car wash fundraiser being held

Roaring River Health and Rehab, located at 812 Old Exeter Road, will host a car wash fundraiser on Friday at the facility. All proceeds will go to help the residents attend the Golden Age Games, where they compete in events like cow milking and wheelchair racing.

Fall Train Ride set for Oct. 12, Oct. 13

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas-Missouri Railroad will sponsor the Fall Train Ride to Van Buren, Ark., on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13. This is an all-day trip, with the train departing at 7:30 a.m. and returning at about 6:45 p.m. The ride coincides with the Arts and Crafts Show Week in Van Buren. Riders will board at the community building next to Seligman City Hall. They may get their own lunch in Van Buren, as there will be food vendors on the street. Riders will have a three-hour break in between the arrival and departure in Van Buren. The train depot is on the street where all activities are located. The train will go through a 1/4-mile tunnel, cross three high trestles, cross 18 rivers or streams and travel through the boot heel of the Boston Mountains. For more information, people may call 417-662-3612, or to make a reservation, people may call 1-800-687-8600.

Medicare seminar being held in Seligman

Seligman Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Medicare American Senior Seminar on Sept. 12, starting at 6:30 p.m. This seminar is to inform those that attend about changes in Medicare for 2020. This is a free seminar. They will also discuss changes in Medicare Part D plans. The specialists for this meeting are Kristi Ann Hill and Kathy Scholbrock, with American Senior Benefits. This meeting will be held at the Seligman Chamber Event Center on Highway 37 north of Seligman. This is a free seminar, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. There will be refreshments served. For more information, people may call Hill at 417-678-8110, or the Chamber office 417-662-3612.

2019 Southwest yearbooks on sale

The 2019 Southwest yearbooks are on sale. The cost is $25. For more information, people may contact Steve Voyak at or call 417-826-5413.

Barry County Democrats to meet

The Barry County Democrats will meet on Sept. 9 at the Cassville Branch Library. Snacks will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. to discuss the push toward the November election and plans for the Cassville Chili Cookoff. Anyone with questions may call or text 231-343-2727.

Barry County Chief Deputy Leonard Collins to retire

Barry County Chief Deputy Leonard Collins will retire on Aug. 31 after 30 years in law enforcement with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office and Cassville Police Department. A reception will be held in the commissioner’s room at the Barry County Courthouse on Aug. 28 from 2-4 p.m. Cake and punch will be served.

Barry County Relay For Life hosting planning meeting

The Barry County Relay For Life planning meeting will be held Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Big Baldy’s in Monett. Anyone wanting to join the Relay is invited. The group is looking for community involvement to help with this event. If a person cannot attend but wants to help, he or she may email People may also like the Relay For Life of Barry County MO Facebook page to stay up to date.

Autism walk/run to be held at Exeter Corn Maze

The Exeter Corn Maze will host the Around the Patch Walk/Run for Autism on Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for ages 18-and-under. The event will traverse slight hills on a dirt path around the pumpkin patch, with some rocks. All proceeds benefit the Barry-Lawrence County Development Center. The top three runners will receive a trophy following the race. To receive a race day T-shirt, people must have registered by Aug. 25. People may also register on the day of the race starting at 2 p.m. Checks should be made out to Barry-Lawrence County Development Center, Inc., and payments may be mailed to: The Exeter Corn Maze 21118 St. Hwy. MM, Washburn, MO 65772. Refreshments will be available. People may sign up at For more information, people may email, or call Robyn at 417-846-3959. Sponsorships are also available. Those interested should call Robyn about signage, promotional items, logos on the T-shirts, etc.

Quilt show coming to Shell Knob

Discovery Quilters of Shell Knob will be presenting another judged quilt show this year — For the Love of Quilting. It will take place at the Shell Knob Elementary School, on Highway 39 north of downtown Shell Knob, on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Admission is $5 and is good for both days. Events include vendors, bed turnings, demos, boutique items, Opportunity Quilt drawing and a silent auction of miniature quilts. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch. The special exhibit is from the Cherrywood Challenge “Prince Tribute Tour.”

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