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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Rotary Rodeo rides into Cassville

The 2016 Cassville Rotary Rodeo will be in Cassville on Friday and Saturday, beginning at 8 p.m. both nights, at the Bill Hailey Arena. Featured events include: Bareback, saddlebronc, bull riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, cowgirl barrel racing and cowgirl break-away roping. There will also be a calf scramble for children under 10 years old. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. IPRA stock producer and Producer of the Year, Hampton Rodeo Co. will be at the event. People may buy advance tickets from Rotary Club members, which are $2 off the adult gate price.

Local fire department gears up for barbecue, fireworks show

The Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano Fire Department is gearing up for another fireworks display and barbecue. The fireworks display this year is going to be on July 3. The day will start off with the department's barbecue, consisting of brisket and pulled pork sandwiches with all the trimmings, from 11 a.m. and to 7 p.m. The fireworks display will begin at dusk at the Highway 86 bridge over Table Rock Bridge. The launch site has been moved up the hill just below the Vikings Club. There will be no parking allowed in the Vikings parking lot this year, due to the new launch site. Regulations prohibit people to be that close to the launch site. The department is hoping attendees bring their friends and families to enjoy the show, which continues to get bigger and bigger each year, and this year is no exception. The display is funded solely on donations. People may donate by mail to Eagle Rock Fire, 30625 State Hwy. 86, Eagle Rock, MO 65641. If anyone has any questions, they may contact Station One from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday, at 417-271-3642.

Affordable Care Act presentation to be given at Chamber board meeting

Keith Daniels is scheduled to give a presentation on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, to the Cassville Chamber board on June 21. Daniels recently retired from the Mercy Health finance department after working in healthcare finance for the last 25 years. He is also a Republican candidate for Barry County Public Administrator and said he would like to bring some discussion of the issues the people and business owners of Barry County are concerned about. While he said he is still doing research on the current impact of the ACA, the presentation will show some hard numbers regarding such things as impact on the number of uninsured people, current cost estimates and predictions as to what the future portends for this sweeping legislation that has changed the healthcare landscape.

Voter registration dealing upcoming

The last day to register to vote is July 6th for those who are not registered voters of Barry County and wish to vote in the Aug. 2 primary election. People may register to vote at the County Clerk's Office; the Monett Chamber of Commerce; or the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce. Those who have moved and have not updated their address, or had a name change, should notify the clerk's office. Absentee voting starts June 21 at the Barry County Clerk's Office in Cassville, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If unable to vote in person, voters may send a written request to the office of: Gary Youngblood, 700 Main St. Suite 2, Cassville, MO 65625 or fax to: 417-847-5311. A request must include: Name, physical address, mailing address, date of birth, last four digits of Social Security number, phone number, reason for voting absentee and a signature. For more information, people may call Youngblood at 417-847-2762 or 417-847-2561, or email

Central Crossing Senior Center to host Medicare seminar

The Central Crossing Senior Center in Shell Knob will host a free Medicare seminar on Thursday at 4 p.m. Topics the seminar will cover include: the differences between Medicare and Advantage Plans, how Medicare Plans work, how Advantage Plans work, what must be paid for Medicare coverage, What must be paid for Advantage Plan coverage, having both Medicare and Advantage coverage, and Medicare Supplemental coverage. For more information, people may call Janet or Sara at 417-858-3456.

Washburn conducting sewer tests

The city of Washburn is conducting a smoke test of its sewer system on June 20-24. The smoke is non-toxic, non-staining, has no odor and creates no fire hazards. The smoke should not entere a home unless it has defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. if anyone at a home or business suffers from respiratory issues and is immobile, they should notify city hall by calling 417-846-3202 or 417-846-5242. More information about these tests may be found in person at city hall.

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