News briefs

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Vincent reunion canceled 

The Vincent Reunion will not be held this year on the 4th Sunday of October in Fairview. 

Republican Club meeting scheduled

The Barry County Republican Club will hold its monthly meeting on Oct. 28 in Cassville at the Barry County Museum at 6 p.m.

Eagle Rock Library hosting Howl-O-Ween

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.

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 Saturday. 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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