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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Cassville church hosting Trunk or Treat

The Cassville United Methodist Church will host a Trunk or Treat from 4-5:30 p.m. on Sunday at the church parking lot, located at 6-1 Gravel St. Treats will be handed out from the trunks of vehicles in the safety of the parking lot, and children can enjoy games like gaga ball and hillbilly golf. There will be an informal costume contest and a horse drawn wagon and buggy. Hot dogs will also be available.

Eagle Rock Howl-O-Ween scheduled

The Eagle Rock Library and the Friends of the Library are excited to invite all little ghouls and goblins to the 10th annual Howl-O-Ween Fest on Saturday from 3-6 p.m. There will be fun and games and a costume contest for all ages. This event is free for all to attend. For more information, people may contact the Library at 417-271-3186.

Wheaton UMC hosting Harvest Festival

The Wheaton United Methodist Church will host a Fall Harvest Festival, an evening of food, fun and fellowship, on Nov. 2 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. There will be a bake sale and crafts, as well as a full turkey dinner, with beverage and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. The church is located at 1012 Santee St. in Wheaton.

Trail of Treats set for Halloween Night

Roaring River Health and Rehab will host its annual Trail of Treats event at the facility from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 The facility is asking for candy donations. Anyone able to help may drop off candy at the facility, located at 812 Old Exeter Road in Cassville, any time between now and Oct. 31.

Pre-election tabulation test set for Tuesday

Jill LeCompte, Barry County clerk, has reported a pre-election tabulation test of the electronic tabulating equipment to be used in the Nov. 5 Special Election will take place at 9 a.m. on Tuesday in the County Clerk’s Office.

Central Crossing Senior Center host garage sale

The Central Crossing Senior Center will host a garage sale on Nov. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. People may reserve a table space for $10 to sell their items, inside or outside. Electricity is available. Call 417-858-6952 to reserve a table. Donated items will be accepted Nov. 7-8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. No clothing, records, DVDs, VHS tapes or books will be accepted. Vendors may set up from 4-6 p.m. on Nov. 8 or 7-8 a.m. on Nov. 9. There will be a bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and refreshments will be available all day. The Central Crossing Senior Center is located at 20801 Hwy. YY-15 in Shell Knob.

Blood drive scheduled for Oct. 31 at Southwest

The Southwest High School Student Council, in cooperation with Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, will sponsor a blood drive Oct. 31. The event will be held at the high school gym from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All participants are required to have photo identification and will receive a free T-shirt. To make an appointment, people may call 417-826-5413.

Pumpkin Carving Contest at Southwest Elementary on Oct. 31

The Southwest High School chapter of National Honor Society will sponsor a Halloween pumpkin carving contest for elementary students Oct. 29, 30 and 31. Students can bring pumpkins any of the three days and NHS members will select winners in multiple categories around lunch time on Oct. 31. For more information, people may contact Adviser Steve Voyak at or NHS President Rachel Jimenez at

2019 Southwest yearbooks still available

A limited number of 2019 Southwest yearbooks are available. The cost is $25. For more information, people may contact Steve Voyak at or call 417-826-5413. The staff also has extra books from other recent years (other than 2018) at a discounted price.

Absentee voting ongoing

Absentee voting for the Nov. 5, 2019, Special Election is underway at the Barry County Clerk’s Office in Cassville and continues weekdays through Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. If unable to vote in person, a voter may send a written request to the office of: Jill H. LeCompte, 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. Anyone living in the Shell Knob or Monett area may go by 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 the Barry County Clerk’s Office at 417-847-2561, or email

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