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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Cassville Cruisers next Cruise-In on Saturday

The Cassville Cruisers will host a Cruise-In on Saturday with the theme, “Summer Is Here.” 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

Lavender Farm canceling festival

The Simplicity Lavender Farm has canceled its annual festival, citing excessive rain and continued flooding. “We do not believe we can provide a fun and safe atmosphere for our Festival,” a Farm announcement on Facebook said. “Tickets ordered online will be refunded to the card charged. If you preordered a T-shirt, we will be getting in contact with you soon to get a mailing address. We thank you for your kindness, graciousness and support during this time.”

Capps Creek Road District to meet

The Capps Creek Road District will hold its monthly meeting Monday at noon at the home of Garry Bartkoski, located at 5086 Farm Road 2057.

Central Crossing resuming indoor lunches

The Central Crossing Senior Center will resume serving lunches in the dining room on Monday at 11:15 a.m., following CDC guidelines. Drive-thru pickup lunches will be discontinued at that time. “We are so excited to welcome everyone back to our fully operational Senior Center,” said Director Terri Johnson. “We have a new cook, Stephanie, who comes to us with lots of experience and enthusiasm. She is planning some wonderful meals for you.” The lunches will still have a suggested donation of $3.50 for those over 60 years of age and a set price of $6 for those 59 and under. The center is accepting new volunteers, and anyone interested may come in and pick up a volunteer packet. For more information, people may call 417-858-6952 during regular office hours of 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or visit the Center’s website at

Blood Drive to be held at Crowder

The American Red Cross and Crowder College in Cassville will host a Blood Drive on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Building, located at 4020 N. Main St. in Cassville. People may call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter CCCASS to schedule an appointment. A free T-shirt will be given while supplies last.

Arnhart Cemetery flower removal requested

The Arnhart Cemetery Association requests all flowers on the ground be removed by Monday so normal mowing may resume.

Bluegrass at Roaring River each Friday

Bluegrass music will be held at Roaring River State Park every Friday through Sept. 24, and on Saturdays from July 24 to Sept. 25. Bands playing at the shelter include: The Flyin Buzzards, Sugar Mountain Band, The Mayfields, Ozark Mt. Five, No Apparent Reason, Spillwater Drive, Ozark Mt. Revival, Red Bridge Bluegrass, The Bakers & Friends, and the Possum Trot Band. Admission is free and the music goes from 7-9 p.m. Holiday specials include Memorial Day on May 28-29, and Independence Day on July 2-3.

Old Church Gallery Farmers’ Market open

The Old Church Gallery Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 8-11 a.m. The Market offers fresh produce, eggs, jellies, relishes, baked goods, cut flowers and handmade crafts. Visitors are asked to please follow the health guidelines and wear face coverings and practice 6-foot physical distancing while shopping. Old Church Gallery is located on Farm Road 1240 in Shell Knob and can be reached at 417-858-2510.

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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