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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Eagle Rock Library hosting Lego Club, Howl-O-Ween events

On Saturday, the Eagle Rock Branch Library, Lego Club, and the Eagle Rock Golden Mano Fire Department are joining together for a Fire Safety Lego Club. As patrons could guess, everything will be fire-themed. The fire truck will be on hand, along with some of the firefighters. The Lego build will also be fire-related. It might be a fire truck or fireman, or it could even be a fire dog. People will have to join in to find out. The event starts at 10 a.m. On Oct. 23, the Eagle Rock Library and the Eagle Rock Friends of the Library will be hosting a Howl-O-Ween event. For the littles, the fun starts at 2:30 p.m. with a double feature mini movie in the Eagle Rock Community Center Barn with a costume contest and goody bags. Then, at dark, the big kids fun starts. The Library will be showing a PG-13 scary movie outside on the 30-foot screen. Again, a costume contest and goody bags will be on the cards. Popcorn will be provided, but the library asks that patrons bring blankets or chairs to sit on. For more information, people may call the Library at 417-271-3186.

Southwest NHS sponsors pumpkin carving contest

The Southwest High School chapter of The National Honor Society is hosting a pumpkin decorating/carving contest for elementary students from Oct. 26-29. The contest has six categories, including fairy tale, superhero, scary/monster, cute/pretty, animal and funny/goofy/crazy. All students who participate will receive a small bag of candy, with the top winners in every category earning a bigger prize. Pumpkins will be on display Oct. 26-28 in the elementary school hallway and then judged on Oct. 29. Anyone with questions or concerns may contact either NHS President Natalie Johnson at, Adviser Steve Voyak at, or call the high school at 417-826-5413.

Waste Management District meeting scheduled

The Southwest Missouri Waste Management District N will hold its monthly Executive Board Meeting at 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday at Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett. This meeting/conference call is open to the public. A teleconference number will be available for this meeting, and people contact the District office at 417-236-9012 or 417-342-6306 prior to the day of the meeting for the call-in number and passcode.

Capps Creek Road District to meet

The Capps Creek Special Road District will meet in regular session on Tuesday at noon at the home of Garry Bartkoski, located at 5086 Farm Road 2057 in Monett. The public is welcome to attend.

April Election filing date changes

Filing for the April 5, 2022, General Municipal Election opens Dec. 7, and the last day to file is Dec. 28. These changes are due to legislation passed in August. With the shorter filing time, it will give Department of Revenue more time to review of the “Candidate’s Affidavit of Tax Payments and Bonding Requirements” and investigate any complaints prior to the election. In years past, candidates had 26 days in which to file, while the new legislation now only allows 16 days for filing.

Purdy school district events coming up

Members of the Purdy High School Concert Choir will perform in the 2021 All-District Honor Choir Concert on Oct. 23. The concert will be held at Joplin High School, at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. The Purdy High School Music Department will present its fall musical, “Little Women,” on Nov. 5-6. Both performances will be held in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door.

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 country dances at the Seligman Chamber Event Center are every Saturday from 7-10 p.m. No alcohol is allowed. Admission is $10 per person, and 18-and-under are free. There is a potluck, 50-50 drawing and door prizes. For more information, people may call 417-662-3612.

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