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Headstone cleaning workshop offered

A free headstone cleaning workshop will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at Culpepper Cemetery in Eminence.

All are invited to join the Shannon County Museum, Ozark Riverways Foundation and Missouri Preservation to learn the proper method of learning historic headstones, then test the newfound skills by helping to clean neglected headstones in the cemetery.

Supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own.

Culpepper Cemetery is on the Jack’s Fork River, on County Road 106-309. Participants should meet at 9:45 a.m. the day of the event at the junction of E Highway and Highway 106 to be guided.

Shannon Co. Museum hosts presentation on Cedar Grove

The Shannon County Museum, 118 Main St. in Eminence, will host its Fall History Program at 7 p.m. Oct. 13.

Ben Timson will present the history of Cedar Grove, an extinct village of Shannon County.

Timson’s parents bought a farm near the village in 1955. He will discuss the beginning of the village, called Riverside, in 1875, its rise during the timber boom and its decline to extinction in 1957.

For the past five years, Timson’s wife Kathy has worked with Ruth Maxwell to investigate the history of the village and write a book about its history, which is currently in the publication process, said museum officials.