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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Jenkins Bridge Foundation group hosting duck race

The Jenkins Bridge Foundation is planning a duck race at the historic bridge, starting at 2 p.m. on May 8. The day will include duck races, a music jam session, food and games. Duck chances can be purchased for $5 each or three for $10. First place will be half the profit on the race entries. The Foundation recently received an anonymous donation of $10,000 toward the funds needed to restore the bridge for pedestrian use. Many area residents have memories of swimming and jumping off the bridge, picnics, baptizing and celebrations at the bridge. Donations for restoration can be made online or deposited directly in 1st Independent Bank in Aurora. For more information, people may contact Denise Prisk or Dawna Skaggs on the “Save the Jenkins Bridge” Facebook page or their personal Facebook page, or call Ruby Vincent at 417-574-6323.

Cassville Cruisers next Cruise-In on May 8

The Cassville Cruisers will host a Cruise-In on May 8 with the theme, “School’s Out for the Summer.” The Cruise-In will be held from 5 p.m. to dusk at the Barry County Museum, south of Cassville on Highway 112. Monthly meetings are the Tuesday prior to the Cruise-in at Sho Me Plaza on Highway 248 in Cassville at 7 p.m. For more information on the car club, people may visit

Consumer Confidence Report for the Cassville water system now available

The City of Cassville’s water quality report for the year 2020 is now available online at The document, also called a Consumer Confidence Report, provides important information about the city’s efforts to provide safe drinking water. Residents can find detailed information about where their drinking water comes from and what trace elements (contaminants) have been detected. Residents can call City Hall at 417-847-4441 to obtain a printed copy of the report and to obtain more information on the municipal water system.

Alumni Banquet scheduled

The annual Cassville High School Alumni Association Banquet will be May 29 in the CHS Commons Area. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m. Dinner and dues are $15. Any class having a special reunion may contact Kay Baker at 417-847-4219 to make reservations.

Central Crossing Senior Center reopening Monday

After almost 14 months of being closed because of COVID-19, the Senior Center is reopening on Monday for activities only. Masks and social distancing, where possible, will be practiced. A frozen, drive-up lunch will still be offered, however, people will have to leave the building to pick it up and eat it. No meals may be eaten in the building. A hot meal will be offered by drive up weekly but it too, must be eaten elsewhere. “We look forward to welcoming each and every one of you back for socializing and fun,” a Center release said. For additional information, people may call the center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 417-858-6952. The Senior Center is located at 20801 YY-15 in Shell Knob. Check out the website any time at 

Seligman dances ongoing each Saturday

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce dances at the Seligman Chamber Event Center are every Saturday at 7 p.m. Everyone is also asked to bring a snack to share. For more information, people may call 417-662-3612.

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