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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Annual BC land tax sale to be held

The annual Barry County Land Tax Sale is scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26 at the Barry County Courthouse in Cassville, according to County Collector Janice Varner. The land sale will be advertised in the Cassville Democrat for three consecutive weeks beginning on July 17. After publication, copies of the properties for sale will be available in the collector's office.

Preschool and kindergarten screenings

Exeter R-6 School District will be holding preschool and kindergarten screenings on Aug. 1. Parents with eligible children are asked to make an appointment to have their child/children screened. Children age 5 before July 31 are eligible to enter Kindergarten. Children age 4 before July 31 are eligible to enter preschool. Parents should take the child/children's birth certificate, current immunization re- cord, proof of residency and Social Security number to the appointment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 835-2922 ext. 1.

Eggs and Issues Breakfast

Members of the Cassville Chamber of Commerce are invited to attend an Eggs and Issues breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30, in Conference Room C at Mercy Hospital Cassville. Senator David Sater and Representative Scott Fitzpatrick will report on the 2013 legislative session. The event is sponsored by CenturyLink. RSVP to the Cassville Chamber of Commerce at 847-2814.

Skelton named to Foundation

Brenda Skelton, former Midwest Express Airlines and Robert W. Baird and Co. executive, was named the next president and CEO of Siebert Lutheran Foundation, which supports Lutheran Schools, churches and ministries. She will succeed Ron Jones, who will retire after serving 20 years as president. Skelton is a graduate of Cassville High School.

Barry County Council on Aging to meet

The Barry County Council on Aging will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, at the Cassville Senior Center, locate at 1111 Fair St. in Cassville. The agenda includes election of new officers and a review of administration policies.

Second Purdy Festival slated

The second annual Purdy Festival is slated to kick off on July 20 with carnival rides for the kids, water activities, a petting zoo and a 5K run. The event will also feature a bath- tub race and classic and antique car show. Various bands will provide entertainment throughout the day. Veterans will be honored at a special reception. For more information, call Laura Hensley at 442-3216 ext. 277.

MU students named to honors list

Missouri University of Science and Technology announces the names of students who were named to the honor list for the 2013 Spring semester. They are: Benjamin Levi Weldin, of Aurora, a senior in geological engineering; Kyle Benjamin Henry, of Washburn, a senior in mechanical engineering; Brock Michael Jacobs, of Eagle Rock, a sophomore in chemical engineering. Those on the list carried a minimum of 12 hours and had grade point averages of 3.2 or above out of a possible 4.0.

CHS Class of 2008 records to be purged

Cassville High School will be purging the cumulative school records for the graduating Class of 2008. Those who want their records must pick them up in person at the high school between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. by July 31. Those who are unable to pick them up in person and would like someone else to do it for them must give that person a signed request before the school can release the records. In addition, anyone who should have graduated with the Class of 2008 but dropped out may also pick up their records.

Shell Shrine Club hosts poker run

This year's theme for the Shrine Club fundraiser, the H2O Poker Run is "Wastin'Away in Shrineville." The Shell Knob Shrine Club is selling advance tickets to the Saturday, July 20 Poker Run. Pre-registration is $20 and may be purchased at T & J Marine. Deadline is Friday, July 19 at 5 p.m. The ticket price includes one 5-card hand and one meal ticket. Those who are pre-registered must check in at King's River Marina the day of the Poker Run. Registration the day of the Poker Run is $25. Those registering the day of the Poker Run can check in at either Kings River Marina or Big M Marina between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. There will be no registrations accepted after noon. For more information, call Randy 342-4017 or Buck 858-0380. This fundraiser will help support the Shriners children's hospitals.

Demolition Derby rescheduled

The Cassville Rotary Club will hold its 11th annual Demolition Derby at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Bill Hailey Rodeo Arena in Cassville. Classes include modified old iron 1980 and up; stock 1980 and newer; and compact. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children age 6 to 12. Children under the age of 6 are admitted free. For more in- formation, visit or call 217-306- 4025.

Grant applications being accepted now

The Cassville Community Foundation is accepting grant applications until Sept. 1. For more information, contact the Cassville Chamber of Commerce at 847-2814.

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