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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Church blood drive offering T-shirt

A free T-shirt will be given, while supplies last, to those who donate blood at the Mill Street Church of Christ on Oct. 23 from noon to 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. Masks are required for donors and staff. If a person does not have a mask, one will be provided. Appointments are encouraged and may be made by calling 417-227-5006 or going to

Waste Management district to meet

The Southwest Missouri Waste Management District N will hold its monthly Executive Board Meeting at 11:50 a.m. on Oct. 20. This meeting is open to the public. Due to recent concerns regarding COVID-19, all participants are asked to call in. A teleconference number will be available for this meeting, please contact the District office at 417-236-9012 or 417-342-6306 prior to the day of the meeting for the call-in number and passcode.

Cassville Health Center to host 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.

Absentee voting ongoing

Absentee voting is ongoing at the Barry County Clerk’s Office in Cassville, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. From Oct. 26-30, the office will be open until 5 p.m., and on Oct. 31, it will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 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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