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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Fun Run set for Sept. 21

The graduating class of 1995 from Cassville High School, along with family and friends of Tonya Bailey, are hosting a 5K/1M Fun Run on Sept. 21. Bailey was diagnosed with brain cancer mid spring of this year. She is seeking treatment through the Mayo Clinic. Bailey and her husband, John, have lived the majority of their lives in Barry County and have two teenage children. The funds raised from these events will assist the family in reducing the amount of financial burden this illness has incurred for Bailey and her family. A donation breakfast will be held on Sept. 21 from 7-10 a.m. at the Family Life Center in Cassville. Biscuits, sausage, gravy, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee will be served. The run will begin at 8 a.m. at the Family Life Center. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. People may register online at or print a paper entry form at There are prizes for first in each age group, male and female, in the 5K race. The 1-mile and virtual races will have one overall first-place winner. Cost if $25 per participant or $30 for the virtual race. People may pre-register to receive a T-shirt. Sign-ups on the day of the race are $20, with no T-shirt guarantee.

Eagle Rock Car Show scheduled

The 8th Annual Eagle Rock Car Show will be held on Sept. 21 on East Highway 86, just south of Highway F. The event is free to the public and there will be concessions all day, DJ music and craft vendors. For more information about the car show, which includes a motorcycle class, people may contact Mike at 620-615-1318. For more information about vendors, people may contact Jennifer at 417-342-4526.

Eagle Rock Library events upcoming

After taking a break, the Eagle Rock Lego Club will be meeting on Saturday at 10 a.m. This program is free and open to all ages. On Monday, the Library will be starting its Home School Program from 10 a.m. to noon. If anyone would like to preregister a child, he or she should contact the Library. On Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. there will be a Friends of the Library Meeting to finalize the Craft Fair and to start planning the Howl-O-Ween Fest. Everyone is welcome to attend. On Sept. 16 at 10 a.m., the Library will be hosting its first story time of the year. For more information, people may contact the Eagle Rock Library at 417-271-3186.

Historian to speak on U.S. Constitution

Author, Educator and Historian Steven Mann will present a program on the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 14. The event is sponsored by Daughters of the American Revolution. The presentation will be at the First United Methodist Church in Monett, starting at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited and welcome to attend. For more information about the event, people may call 231-343-2727 or 417-629-6862.

Fall Train Ride set for Oct. 12, Oct. 13

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas-Missouri Railroad will sponsor the Fall Train Ride to Van Buren, Ark., on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13. This is an all-day trip, with the train departing at 7:30 a.m. and returning at about 6:45 p.m. The ride coincides with the Arts and Crafts Show Week in Van Buren. Riders will board at the community building next to Seligman City Hall. They may get their own lunch in Van Buren, as there will be food vendors on the street. Riders will have a three-hour break in between the arrival and departure in Van Buren. The train depot is on the street where all activities are located. The train will go through a 1/4-mile tunnel, cross three high trestles, cross 18 rivers or streams and travel through the boot heel of the Boston Mountains. For more information, people may call 417-662-3612, or to make a reservation, people may call 1-800-687-8600.

Medicare seminar being held in Seligman

Seligman Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Medicare American Senior Seminar on Sept. 12, starting at 6:30 p.m. This seminar is to inform those that attend about changes in Medicare for 2020. This is a free seminar. They will also discuss changes in Medicare Part D plans. The specialists for this meeting are Kristi Ann Hill and Kathy Scholbrock, with American Senior Benefits. This meeting will be held at the Seligman Chamber Event Center on Highway 37 north of Seligman. This is a free seminar, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. There will be refreshments served. For more information, people may call Hill at 417-678-8110, or the Chamber office 417-662-3612.

Barry County Democrats to meet

The Barry County Democrats will meet on Monday at the Cassville Branch Library. Snacks will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. to discuss the push toward the November election and plans for the Cassville Chili Cookoff. Anyone with questions may call or text 231-343-2727.

Autism walk/run to be held at Exeter Corn Maze

The Exeter Corn Maze will host the Around the Patch Walk/Run for Autism on Saturday at 4 p.m. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for ages 18-and-under. The event will traverse slight hills on a dirt path around the pumpkin patch, with some rocks. All proceeds benefit the Barry-Lawrence County Development Center. The top three runners will receive a trophy following the race. People may register on the day of the race starting at 2 p.m. Checks should be made out to Barry-Lawrence County Development Center, Inc., and payments may be mailed to: The Exeter Corn Maze 21118 St. Hwy. MM, Washburn, MO 65772. Refreshments will be available. People may sign up at For more information, people may email, or call Robyn at 417-846-3959.

Quilt show coming to Shell Knob

Discovery Quilters of Shell Knob will be presenting another judged quilt show this year — For the Love of Quilting. It will take place at the Shell Knob Elementary School, on Highway 39 north of downtown Shell Knob, on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Admission is $5 and is good for both days. Events include vendors, bed turnings, demos, boutique items, Opportunity Quilt drawing and a silent auction of miniature quilts. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch. The special exhibit is from the Cherrywood Challenge “Prince Tribute Tour.”

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