The 2013 Barry County tax sale grossed $22,185.95 on the 50 parcels of land that were sold to the highestbidders at the land sale auction on Monday, Aug. 26. The annual tax sale offered a total of 146 parcels of land with a total of $40,373.07 owed in back taxes. The tax sale attracted 45 registered buyers, compared to 32 in 2012. Barry County Collector Janice Varner, assisted by Gary Youngblood, county clerk, and Cindy Casper, chief deputy collector, conducted the 2013 tax sale, which was held in the Barry County Courthouse in Cassville. "I was well pleased with the number of bidders that showed interest in the sale,"said Varner. "I feel, in general, we had a good sale and was glad to see how smoothly things went."