Rotary's Bull Blast sign stolen after Saturday event

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Pictured is the 2-by-8-foot sign stolen from the intersection of Highway 37 and Farm Road 2160 Saturday night or Sunday morning. Anyone who sees the sign or has any information about its whereabouts should call the Barry County Sheriff's Office at 417-847-6556. Contributed photo

2-by-8-foot sign worth $125 taken from Hwy. 37, Farm Road 2160 intersection

A sign used to promote the Cassville Bull Blast Saturday at the Bill Hailey Arena was stolen after the event.

Herb Primrose, with the Cassville Rotary Club, said the 2-by-8-foot sign, which cost the club $125, was one of two at the corner of Highway 37 and Farm Road 2160.

"I suspect it was a fan of L.J. Jenkins that took it to hang in their horse barn or something," Primrose said. "There were two signs there back to back, and whoever did it took one of them and left the other on the ground."

Primrose said because of the sign's size, the thief had to have had a truck or trailer to transport the sign.

"This is one of the programs we put on to raise money for the community, so it's dastardly someone would steal a sign like that," he said. "We have our signs stored in a warehouse and reuse them every year. We just change the dates on them, and this was the fanciest one we'd ever used. At least they didn't take the bigger sign we paid $250 for."

Primrose said proceeds from such events benefit the club, which in turn uses the money to fund scholarships, sponsor the local Boy Scout troop, provide free dictionaries to all fifth-graders in the county each year, and complete many other local service projects.

He said anyone who sees the sign or has any information about its whereabouts should call the Barry County Sheriff's Office at 417-847-6556.

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