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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Harrell Family Reunion to be held Sunday

The Harrell Family Reunion will be held Sunday at the Fairview Community Center. Attendees should bring food and drinks. Lunch will be at 1 p.m.

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 was printed in the Cassville Democrat on July 22, and copies are 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.

Cassville Community 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.

Kids' Fishing Day set for Saturday

Kids' Fishing Day at Roaring River State Park will be held on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Children ages 15 and under may get free trout tags, and volunteers will be on hand to assist any young anglers. Children are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear. Throughout the day, multiple classes will be held on topics like fish cleaning, fish cooking, knife sharpening, knot tying, fly tying and fly casting, how to fish Roaring River, stream biology and other subjects. A hatchery tour will be held to show how trout are raised. A program on Missouri Snakes will be given using live specimens. Activities such as critter stamp head bands will also be available. If children attend three classes, they will be entered into a drawing for prizes. The drawing will be held at 5 p.m. and children must be present to win. Classes are also open to the whole family, but only children may enter the drawings.

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