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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Eagle Rock Daze

Mark your calendars now for Eagle Rock Daze, taking place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Breakfast, hosted by the Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano Fire Department, will kick off the event at 7 a.m., and will feature eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy and a beverage for $6. A car show is slated for 10 a.m., followed by "Howloween," starting at 3 p.m. New this year is a fortune teller and the haunted house is bigger. For more information, call John Stilwell at 342-7923.

Lego Club meeting canceled

The Lego Club meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Eagle Rock Branch Library. For more information, call the library at 417-271-3186.

Crafters needed

The Eagle Rock Community Association and the Eagle Rock Friends of the Library are joining together for the ERCA Daze and Howl-o-Ween Fest on Saturday, Oct. 26. Crafters are needed to enhance the fun of a continuing tradition. For more information, call Susan Crownover at 417-271-3386.

Books and Blood Drive slated

The Purdy Branch Library and the American Red Cross is joining together to host Books and Blood, a blood drive, from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. The drive will feature costumed helpers, prize give-aways and every donor will receive a free book. Halloween-themed refreshments will be served. For more information or to sign up, call 417-442-7314.

Farmers Market hours change

Cassville Farmers Market on the Square hours have are now 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays until the season ends on Nov. 23.

CHS clubs hold food drive

Several Cassville High School club members will join in a food drive effort, Trick or Treat so Others can Eat, between 5:30 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Students will be collecting non-perishable food items for the drive.

Farmers Market open

Last of the season. The Old Church Gallery Farmers' Market will offer fresh local produce, baked goods, and hand crafts from 8 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3. The market is located in Old Shell Knob on Farm Road 1240 For more information, call 858-2510.

Kornerstone fundraiser

Kornerstone's Teen Mom program is hosting a drawing for $75 in gas cards to be given away during the Chili Cook-off on Oct. 26. Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. Tickets are available from Kornerstone board members, Terry's Cafe or at the Kornerstone booth during the Chili Cook-off.

CHS yearbooks have arrived

The 2013 Cassville R-4 yearbooks have arrived and are on sale at $45 per copy. Graduates can purchase copies at the high school office. Many graduates who completed three or more Project Graduation activities will receive a free yearbook. For more information, call Michelle Bright at 847-3137.

Purdy Fall Fun Festival slated

Purdy Assembly of God will host its second Fall Fun Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the church, located at 209 W. Jefferson St. in Purdy. The event will feature games and activities for children in sixth grade and younger, along with candy, door prizes and food. The free event is family-friendly and safe. For more information, call 417-442-3898 or email

Parent/Teacher conferences planned

The Cassville Middle School will host parent/teacher conferences from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, Oct. 24. There is no school on Friday, Oct. 25.

Development Center celebrating 40 years

The Barry-Lawrence County Development Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a reception and benefit auction on Nov. 8 at the Monett Park Casino. Reception is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the silent auction until 7 p.m. A live auction begins at 7:15 p.m. Event organizers are seeking all alumni, staff and volunteers. For more information or to make a donation, call Lynda at 235-9803.

SK District researches need for pre-k class

A parent meeting will be held at Shell Knob School at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the school cafeteria. Parents are asked to enter through the front of the building. The topic will include discussion on the need for a full day pre-school program in the district. Parents of children who are currently three or four years old or will be three years old during the next year are asked to attend. All community members are welcome. For more information, call Chris Conyac at 417-858-6743 or e-mail

BC Commission seeks to fill vacancy

The Barry County Commission is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Barry County Health Department Board. Those interested in serving on the board are asked to send a letter of interest to the Barry County Commission, 700 Main St., Ste. 2, Cassville, MO 65625 no later than Friday, Oct. 25. The Commission will appoint a new board member.

SK School board to fill vacancy

Due to the resignation of a Shell Knob school board member, a vacancy exists. Residents wishing to be considered for appointment to the seat are asked to send a letter to the secretary of the Shell Knob Board of Education stating their qualifications and their reasons for wishing to be on the board. Letters will be accepted for a two-week period and reviewed by board members at the next regular board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28. Individuals will be interviewed in open session at this meeting.

Arvest offers relief during federal shutdown

With the government shutdown, consumers may find themselves facing financial hardship. Arvest Bank has announced customers whose ability to make regular payments as a result of the shutdown on consumer and mortgage loans may have temporary relief options. For more information, customers may call Arvest Bank mortgage service at 800-232-5524 or consumer loan service at 866-952-9523.

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