News briefs, Jan. 3

County budget hearing scheduled

The Barry County Commission will host its annual budget hearing at 9 a.m. on Jan. 18 at the Barry County Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public.

Cassville Y hosting Winter Break Camp

The Cassville YMCA will host Winter Break Camp for local students in January. The Winter Break Camp is Tuesday through Friday this week and is $60 per week for members and $100 per week or nonmembers. The YMCA will also host youth on the January days out of school, Jan. 8 and Jan. 15, 2024. Those dates may be signed up for separately. The camp and days out run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the YMCA. Breakfast and a snack is provided, and participants should bring a sack lunch. The Camp is open to students kindergarten through sixth grades, and activities include arts and crafts, group games, athletics, STEM projects and more. For more information, people may contact The YMCA is located at 408 Hwy. 248, and people may call the facility at 417-846-1535.

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 417-846-3539.

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 417-887-9272 or 800-7706287 to schedule a ride or find out about services in the Barry County area. People may also visit the OATS website at 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 479903-3640.