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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cassville Fall Curbside Cleanup set

In conjunction with Republic Services, the Cassville Fall Curbside Cleanup will be held Oct. 26-30. Items must be at the curb by 6 a.m., and the city recommends putting items out the night before trash day. There will also be a dumpster, only for metal and large appliances, at 503 Mill St., which is free to use. A $15 fee will apply for large appliances to be picked up at the curb. Items accepted include: Grills, patio furniture, outdoor furniture, sofas, dressers, love seats, recliners, desks, TVs, bundled guttering, beds, mattresses, box springs, wood pallets, small wood projects (cut into four-foot lengths and stacked), sinks, toilets, cabinetry, vanities, carpet (bundled into four-foot lengths and tied up), fencing (cut into four-foot lengths) and bicycles. Items not accepted include: Tires, yard waste, ash, dead animals, raw sewage, waste oil, hazardous material, wet paint containers or pails, chemicals, flammable substances, lead or acid batteries and large remodel or construction projects. Appliances accepted, after the $15 fee is paid, include: Dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, hot water heaters and stoves. Republic Services will also accept refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners that display a tag from a licensed technician proving that all freon has been removed from the item. Yard waste will be accepted as normal at the Yard Waste facility behind the Cassville Aquatic Park.For more information, people may call the city at 417-847-4441.

Cassville schools launching new ad campaign

The Cassville School District invites businesses to partner with the Athletic Program as it launches a new advertising campaign that will provide business exposure to the Cassville community, as well as visitors from outside the community. Full-color banners may be placed at the district's stadiums and ballfields, or in the gyms. All revenue goes directly to Cassville athletics. Information may be found at the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce or the school district, and those with questions may contact Doug Martin, athletic and activities director for Cassville schools at 417-847-3137 or via email at

Cassville Democrat to host appreciation luncheon

The Cassville Democrat will be hosting this quarter's community appreciation luncheon at the Barry County Museum on Tuesday at noon. People may RSVP by emailing, or through the link

Cassville offering free athletic passes for seniors

The Cassville School District offers complimentary senior athletic passes for individuals at least 62 years of age. The pass is accepted at all home sporting events. Individuals interested can pick up a pass at the district's central office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Roark Family Health offering DOT physicals

Roark Family Health is offering DOT physicals for $100 for non-members and for no extra charge for clinic members. Roark also offers DOT-approved drug screens for $35 and saliva alcohol screens for $40. Roark Family Health is considering becoming a consortium to do random name draws for random drug screens and alcohol screens, which is not a service currently being offered in Cassville. Anyone interested in becoming part of this consortium may contact Lisa Roark via email at, or by phone at 847-1111.

Little Mr., Miss Eagle Rock accepting photos

The Eagle Rock Library is looking for the next Little Mr. and Little Miss Eagle Rock. People may submit their photos with no names on the front to the Eagle Rock Branch Library by Oct. 21. Please include name, parent name and phone number on a separate sheet with the photo, so it may be returned.

Absentee voting for Purdy bond issue underway

The city of Purdy will have a special election for a bond issue regarding the city's wastewater services. The last day to register to vote is today (Wednesday) for those wish to vote in the Nov. 3 election. People may register at the Barry County Clerk's Office, or the Monett Chamber of Commerce. Absentee voting will continue at the Barry County Clerk's Office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If unable to vote in person, eligible voters may send a written request to the office of: Gary Youngblood, 700 Main St. Suite 2, Cassville, MO 65625, or fax to 417-847-5311. The clerk will need: name, physical address, mailing address, date of birth, last four digits of Social Security number, phone number, reason for voting absentee and signature. For more information, people may call Barry County Clerk Gary Youngblood at 417-847-2762 or 417-847-2561, or email him at

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