News Briefs

Wednesday, July 24, 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, which started 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 planned

Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce members are invited to attend CenturyLink's Eggs and Issues Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30 in Mercy Hospital Cassville's conference room C. Sen. David Sater and Rep. Scott Fitz- patrick will report on the 2013 legislative session.

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.

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.

National Merit Scholarship winner

Jess C. Ross II, of Seligman, has received the National Merit Scholarship from University of Missouri-Columbia. Ross plans to study aerospace engineering.

Vendors, crafters needed

The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce is seeking quality art and craft vendors for the 2013 Shakin' in the Shell festival, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. Booth spaces are 10x10 at a cost of $35. Last year there were between 8,000 to 10,000 individuals in attendance at the annual event, sponsored by the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce. For more information or to request a vendor packet, call 417-858-3300 or 417-858-0413 or e-mail

Cousins in Miss Missouri Teen contest

Ashley Cousins, daughter of Tim and Melissa Yount, of Cassville, and Kevin and Melany Cousins, of Bentonville, Ark., was a recent participant in the 2013 Miss Teen Missouri pageant in Warrensburg. She was sponsored by Arvest Bank, Freedom Bank, Walmart Store 914, Carey's Cassville Florist, Fohn Funeral Home, First Baptist Church of Cassville, CarQuest Auto Parts and White Funeral Home.

First Berry Pie contest slated

The Cassville Market on the Square will host a berry pie contest starting at 8 a.m. on Aug. 10 at the Edmondson Building, located at 613 Main St. in Cassville. Pies must be berry and no other fruit. Pies must be baked in an aluminum pan. Ribbons will be awarded for the best single berry pie, mixed berry pie and best crust. A trophy award will be presented to the maker of the champion pie. For more information, call 501-317-9065.

Shakin' in the Shell fest slated

The 8th annual Shakin' in the Shell Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Chamber Park in Shell Knob. The festival will feature a classic car show, food fair, craft and business vendors, a children's area and inflatable toys. Also on tap are an ugly dog contest and a beer garden. Music will be performed throughout the day. For more information, visit

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