News briefs, Oct. 25

Furs & Fins to benefit the Haven

The Furs & Fins Benefit Fishing Tournament is set for Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Table Rock Mill Creek. There is is $150 entry fee and a Big Bass 70 percent payback. Payback is 1 in 5, and there are several raffle prizes. Every can of dog food donated will also earn entry for a $100 BaitWRX gift card. All proceeds benefit the Haven of the Ozark Animal Sanctuary. For more information, people may contact Randy Conlon at 417-520-6595.

Lawrence and Barry County Democrats meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Lawrence and Barry County Democrats will be held on Thursday at the Angus Branch Steakhouse located at 114 Chapel Drive in Monett. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. Those wishing to eat should arrive by 5:45 p.m., with each responsible for their own meal. Russ Carnahan, Missouri Democrat chairman, will be the speaker. All area Democrats and like-minded friends are invited.

Holiday Craft Fair on Nov. 11

The Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society will host the Second Annual Holiday Craft Fair, in support of the Bayless/Salyer house, on Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendor spaces are available. Call or text 417-825-9676, or contact the Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society Facebook page for more information or to reserve a spot.

Senior Center to host Bazaar

The Cassville Senior Center is seeking arts and crafts vendors for a Holiday Craft Bazaar, scheduled for Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center, located at 1111 Fair St. in Cassville. The cost is $25 per table, and proceeds benefit the Center. Table availability is limited, and people may register at the Cassville Senior Center and pay in person or mail the registration and payment to the Center. For more information, people may call 417-847-4510.

Cassville Farmers’ Market open twice per week

The Cassville Farmers’ Market is open for the season, running twice a week on Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. across from Security Bank and Saturdays on the Cassville Square from 8 a.m. to noon. The market offers local fresh cut flowers, produce, eggs, baked goods, hand made crafts and more. For more information, people may call 417-8463539.

OATS rides available in Barry County

OATS Transit offers regular transportation services for the rural general public of any age, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. Please call the local OATS Transit office at 417-8879272 or 800-770-6287 to schedule a ride or find out about services in the Barry County area. People may also visit the OATS website at oatstransit. org to view local schedules under “Bus Schedules,” then click on the county of service. OATS offices will be closed, and regular routes will not be running on Feb. 20 for Presidents’ Day. Please keep this in mind as trips are scheduled near these holidays. OATS Transit is hiring drivers statewide to can continue serving riders. Openings are listed on the OATS website.

Seligman dances ongoing each Saturday

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce country dances at the Seligman Chamber Event Center are every Saturday from 7-10 p.m. No alcohol is allowed. Admission is $10 per person, and 18-and-under are free. There is a potluck, 50-50 drawing and door prizes. For more information, people may call 479-903-3640.