News briefs

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Jenkins Fish Fry coming Oct. 1

The Jenkins Fire Department's Annual Fish Fry will be held at Station No. 1 on Oct. 1. Bluegrass music by Bill and Ann Riggs and Ripplin' Creek will run from 4:30-6 p.m. Serving of the all-you-can-eat meal will be from 5-7 p.m. and will cost $9 for adults. Children 10-and-under may eat for $4. The auction of donated items will begin at 6 p.m. This event is the major fundraiser of the all-volunteer fire protection district. Approximately 75 volunteers are needed to accomplish this task. Contribution of desserts, especially pies, and soft drinks will be appreciated. Those who wish to volunteer to work during next week may contact Sara Parker at 417-342-4243.

Voter registration deadline upcoming

The last day to register to vote is Oct. 12 for those who are not registered voters of Barry County and wish to vote in the Nov. 8 General Election, where voters must choose a party. 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 Tuesday 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

City of Washburn to conduct sewer tests

The city of Washburn will conduct smoke tests in its sewer system on Sept. 26-30. The smoke is non-toxic, non-staining, has no odor and creates no fire hazards. The smoke should not enter a home unless there is defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. If anyone at a home or business suffers from respiratory issues or is immobile, they should notify city hall by calling 417-846-3203 or 417-846-5242. More information about the tests may be found in person at city hall.

Truck and Tractor Pull scheduled in Seligman

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its Fall Truck and Tractor Pull at Ruby's Event Park on Highway 37 on Saturday, starting at 7 p.m. Spring River Pulling Association rules apply. Admission will be $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under. For more information, people may call 417-662-3612 or 417-498-6496.

Family reunion scheduled for Sunday

The descendants of Joe and Lilli Mae Patton Elbert are having their yearly reunion and would like to invite descendants in the Cassville area to attend. It will be on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, located at 26952 Cherry Road in Sarcoxie, west of Wentworth. The event will be catered, and the cost will be $10 per adult, $6 for ages 4-8 and free for anyone under 4. People may RSVP to Cheryl Elbert 417-548-0382 by Sept. 20. A short summary of the siblings of Joe Elbert will be given by Marie Jasumback.

Mercy hosting 5K on Oct. 1

Mercy Hospital Cassville will be hosting a 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk on Oct. 1 in memory of Jennifer Dougherty. All proceeds will go toward nursing scholarships in Dougherty's memory for nursing students enrolled at Crowder College. Mercy will also being doing sponsorships for the event for $500 (large company logo), $250 (small logo) and $100 (printed name), which will be placed on the back of the race T-shirt. For more information, people may contact Cody Qualls at 870-423-5245 or

Swap/Craft Meet in Seligman canceled

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce's annual Swap/Craft Meet scheduled for Sept. 30 and Oct 1. has been canceled due to lack of interest.

Bass fishing tournament to benefit His House

His House Foundation is hosting the inaugural Buddy Bass Tournament on Oct. 22 at the Kings River Marina. His House Foundation serves the community by providing direct services to families in need and to serve as a catalyst for increased sharing within the community. Its vision is rooted in the belief that when people act in response to human need, giving what they have without seeking profit or interest, God magnifies the effects of the efforts. The tournament will go from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kings River Marina. The entry fee is $50 per boat, and 25 percent of the pot will go to the first-place overall winner, and another $50 will go to the smallest keeper. A big bass pot will cost $5 with 100 percent of the payback going to the winner. The registration entry deadline is Oct. 14. People may mail their entry forms to Re/Max Lakeside at PO Box 564, Shell Knob, MO 65747: attention Bass Tournament. For more information, people may contact Chris Gibbons at 573-315-8910 or visit

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