News Briefs

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cassville Legion hosting final Bingo Saturday

After 34 years, the Irwin Easley Post 118 Bingo Night will be closing its doors, as it can no longer remain open due to dwindling attendance. The final Bingo night will be held Saturday, with doors opening at 3:30 p.m. and cards sales beginning at 4:30 p.m. A progressive jackpot of $600 will be paid out. The proceeds from running a bingo operation have helped the American Legion give back to the community, allowing it and the Auxiliary to send youth from Cassville High School and surrounding area high schools to Boys and Girls State and the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Cadet Patrol, as well as giving food and household goods to 20-plus families each year during Christmas. It has helped the post open its doors during Veteran's Day to feed the community Breakfast, helped local residents who have suffered a home fire get back on their feet, and helped numerous local area Veterans. Darrell Hovland, post commander, said the post will continue to support the community, and as it figures out a way forward to raise funds for these causes and many more, hopes the community will continue to support it and local veterans. "We would like to thank all those loyal bingo players who have supported us over the years and even down to the end," he said. "We are sorry to see you go."

Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church

hosting Vacation Bible School

Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School, for children ages 3-12, from Monday to July 23 from6-8 p.m. each night. For more information or a ride, people may call 417-435-2691 or 417-671-1134. The church is located 3 miles West of Rocky Comfort, or 4 miles East of Longview.

Tax sale set for Aug. 24

The Barry County Collector's Office, headed by Collector Janice Varner, is preparing for the annual Barry County Real Estate Delinquent Tax Sale. Missouri law requires land with three years of delinquent taxes be sold on the fourth Monday in August of each year, falling on Aug. 24 this year. The first publication about the sale will be printed in the Cassville Democrat on July 15, at which time copies will be available at the collector's office. The tax sale listing can also be viewed at, and will be updated when parcels are paid. Barry County Assessor Sherry Sears will have available for sale two booklets containing parcels that will be offered in the sale. The rural and city booklets will be $20, and the subdivision booklet will also be $20. People may also purchase both for $30. Those interested in purchasing a booklet may call Sears' office at 417-847-4589.

Foundation seeking grant applicants

The Cassville Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for the 2015 funding cycle. All not-for-profit, 501c(3) organizations that serve the Cassville community are encouraged to apply. Applications are available at the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce and must be submitted by Sept. 1.

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