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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Eagle Rock Library hosting home school program

The Eagle Rock Branch Library will host a Home School Program on Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. The program will either be outside or in the Barn to allow for social distancing. People are asked to bring a mask if distancing is not achievable. Anyone with questions may contact the library at 417-271-3186.

Cassville Health Center hosting Halloween event

The Cassville Health Center will host a drive-thru Halloween Trick or Treat event from 5-6 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the facility, located at 1300 County Farm Rd. in Cassville. People may drive through the front parking lot and staff will bring candy from the residents to the trick-or-treaters.

Southwest cancels Veterans Day assembly

After careful deliberation, Southwest school district has decided to cancel its annual Veterans Day Assembly because of COVID-19. The event was scheduled for Nov. 11. “The health and safety of our veterans is our utmost concern,” a district release said. “This school year, Southwest has decided not to hold any assemblies during the school day to keep the students, faculty and staff as socially distanced as much as possible.”

Haven hosting Strut Your Mutt fundraiser

The Haven of the Ozarks, in partnership with Best Friends Animal Society, is participating in Strut Your Mutt-a virtual fundraiser this year for animal shelters across the nation. Best Friends is the largest no-kill shelter in the country and is the founder of the national no-kill movement. The Haven of the Ozarks was founded as a no-kill shelter in 1994 and is a safe haven for abandoned and abused dogs and cats until they find their forever homes. Join the Haven in this fun fall event to help us raise money for its dogs and cats. To join, go to: In the Team Search Box, look for Haven of the Ozarks Animal Sanctuary. Follow the prompts to donate. Participants will see a picture of the Haven’s sweet Martha, who was abandoned in a ditch, but has now found her forever home. People can also learn more about the no-kill movement and the Haven. “It’s simple, it’s fun and it’s a wonderful way to support Haven of the Ozarks,” said Sherah Selby Farris, Haven director.

“Don’t wait! Donate today. We have until Oct. 24 to reach our fundraising goal- or, if we’re lucky, to surpass it. Thank you for supporting the haven and our mission as a no-kill shelter.”

Voting registration deadline today

The last day to register to vote is today (Wednesday) for those who are not current registered voters of Barry County and who wish to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election. People may register to vote at the County Clerk’s Office; the Monett Chamber of Commerce; or the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce. Please notify the clerk’s office of a change of address or a name change. Absentee voting starts Sept. 22 at the Barry County Clerk’s Office in Cassville, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If unable to vote in person, a person 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. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is Oct. 21. Those who live in the Shell Knob or Monett area may go to 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. Absentee applications are also available at For more information, people may call: the Barry County Clerk’s Office at 417-847-2561 or email or

Old Church Gallery Farmers’ Market operating weekly

The Old Church Gallery Farmers’ Market, located on Farm Road 1240 in Shell Knob, runs every Thursday from 8-11 a.m. Fresh produce, eggs, jellies, relishes, baked goods, cut flowers and handmade crafts are available. The Market is asking visitors to please follow the health guidelines and wear face coverings and practice six-foot physical distancing while shopping. Old Church Gallery can be reached at 417-858-2510.

Seligman dances continue

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce dances at the Seligman Chamber Event Center will continue every Saturday at 7 p.m. Everyone is also asked to bring a snack to share. For more information, people may call 417-662-3612.

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