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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Cassville High School purging class of 2011 records

Cassville High School will be purging the cumulative school records for the graduating class of 2011. Graduates who would like their records must pick them up in person at the high school between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. by July 31st. Those unable to pick them up in person and would like someone to do it must give a signed request from you before records may be released. In addition, anyone who should have graduated with the class of 2011 but dropped out may also pick up their cumulative records.

Jammin' at Jolly Mill band scheduled

The Mark Chapman Band will headline this year's entertainment lineup at the fifth annual Jammin' at Jolly Mill Concert in the Country, starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, at Jolly Mill Park, located near Pierce City. The band performs a variety of country, southern rock, acoustic, Americana, Red Dirt, and indie musical styles. Special guests at this year's concert include Pierce City's Jamey Damrill, with alternative country music performances, and Neva Welters, performing on dulcimer. The event will conclude with a fireworks show at dark.

Collector's office preparing for tax sale

The office of Barry County Collector Janice Varner is preparing for the annual Barry County Real Estate Delinquent Tax Sale. Missouri law requires land purchased with three years of delinquent taxes sell on the fourth Monday of August each year. The first publication of the sale will appear in the Cassville Democrat today, at which time copies will be made available at Varner's office. The tax sale listing may also be viewed at, and it will be updated as parcels are paid. Sherry Sears, Barry County assessor, will have a booklet for sale containing parcels offered in the land sale. To purchase a booklet, people may call Sears' office at 417-847-4589, or pick one up in Varner's office in the Barry County Courthouse.

Absentee voting continues through Aug. 1

Absentee voting for the Aug. 2 primary election will continue through Aug. 1, where voters must choose a party. If unable to vote in person, 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. A request must include: Date of election, name, physical address, mailing address, date of birth, last four digits of Social Security number, phone number, reason for voting absentee and a signature. For the Aug. 2 primary, the last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed is July 27. For more information, people may call Youngblood at 417-847-2762 or 417-847-2561, or email

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