Exeter police chief officially hired
The city of Exeter has officially hired a new police chief. Morgan Struble, 26, was hied on July 9 on a 30-day probationary period. Pleased with his work during that period, city officials made the decision last week to officially hire Struble. Struble replaced Marion Jacobson, who resigned June 14 to take a job outside of law enforcement. A full-time employee, Struble will be paid $10 per hour, an annual salary of $20,800.
Grandparents Open House at Cassville Schools set for Sept. 5
The Cassville School District will host Grandparents Day on Sept. 5, with an Open House from 9-10 a.m. for grades pre-k through 12th. Grandparents will be directed to their grandchildren's classrooms, where they can meet the teacher and grandchildren's classmates. Anyone with questions may call the primary school at 417-847-2445, the intermediate school at 417-847-4010, the middle school at 417-8473137 or the high school at 417-847-3137.
Cassville Branch library taking registrations for preschool story time
The Cassville Branch Library is now taking registrations for the preschool story time sessions, which begin in September. Class sizes are limited, and people may call the library at 417-847-2121 for more information.
Retired School Personnel Kick-Off Breakfast set for Friday
The Barry County Retired School Personnel will have its Kick-Off Breakfast on Friday at 8:30 a.m. at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Monett. Attendees should bring their volunteer hours for the entire summer.
Tax sale to be held on Aug. 25
The Barry County Collector of Revenue will hold the County Tax Sale in the Barry County Courthouse at 10 a.m. on Aug. 25.
Cassville looks for planning and zoning board members
The city of Cassville is looking for residents to serve on the planning and zoning board, the board of adjustments or any other committee with city. Applications are available at city hall. For more information about the boards, people may call Darelyn Cooper at Cassville City Hall at 417-847-4441.
Wheaton Historical Society, Museum hosting 'Quilts Galore-ious'
The Wheaton Historical Society and the Wheaton Depot Museum will present a collection of quilts from Wheaton and the surrounding area on Aug. 23. The quilts will be set up at three venues, including the Depot Museum, the caboose on the museum grounds and the Wheaton Elementary School cafeteria. Each location is within walking distance of Wheaton City Park, where the 56th Annual Wheaton BBQ will be held on the same day. A special event for the day will be the awarding of the one-of-a-kind quilt already hanging in the museum. More than 30 women from the area contributed to the quilt. Raffle tickets will be available from the Historical Society members until the drawing at 7:30 p.m. Admission to all events will be free, and those wishing to have a quilt included in the show should call Nola McMillen at 417-628-3817, Sue Wilkins at 417-652-3736, Betty Lamberson at 417-825-0076, or the volunteer staff at the museum on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. at 417-652-3263.
Wheaton VFD annual barbecue set for Saturday
The Wheaton Volunteer Fire Department will host the 56th Annual Wheaton BBQ on Aug. 23 in Wheaton City Park. There will be free rides for children beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing throughout the day. Large tents will be set up for crafters. There will be no charge for the booth spaces, and anyone interested in a space may call Lindy Lombard at 417-652-7359 to reserve a spot. Grandstand entertainment will begin at 1 p.m. and continue throughout the afternoon and evening until the annual duck race in the park at 8 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., and the 221 Band will perform. Anyone with questions about the event may call Lombard.