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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Cassville High School to present Christmas concert

The Cassville High School Concert and Jazz Bands will present a Christmas concert on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the CHS gymnasium. The public is invited to the free performance, which will include seasonal favorites such as 'We Need a Little Christmas,' 'A Christmas Festival,' 'Salvation is Created,' 'A Chili Pepper Christmas,' Swingin' and Jinglin',' and 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

Fairview giving free Christmas dinner

The city of Fairview will host a free Christmas Dinner at the Hammons Community Center on Dec. 25. Serving will begin at about noon. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, dressing, corn, hot rolls, cranberry salad, dessert, tea and coffee will be served. Meals will also be delivered to those who cannot attend in person. For more information, people may call 417-632-4318.

Dollar General hosting toy drive

The Cassville Dollar General store will be collecting toys at its store, located at 401 Main St., for children during regular business hours in December for the Christmas season.

Local church offering free Christmas dinner

Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church will host a free Christmas Day Dinner at 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The church is located 4 miles East of Longview, or 3 miles West of Rocky Comfort, at the junction of Highways 76 and JJ. For more information, people may call Melvin (Hap) Anders at 417-592-2967.

Property taxes due by Dec. 31

Barry County Collector Janice Varner said property taxes for the 2016 tax year are steadily coming into her office. Statements were mailed on Oct. 31, and Varner urges everyone that has not received a statement to contact her office at 417-847-2113. The office will be closed on Dec. 23 and Dec. 26 for the Christmas break, and since the Dec. 31 is on Saturday, the office will also be closed. Payment can be made online at, or mailed with a postmark of Dec. 31 or prior to that date.

Herrin Animal Hospital hosting Toy Drive

The Herrin Animal Hospital, located at 93 Smithson Drive in Cassville, is hosting its annual Toy Drive. People may bring new, unwrapped toys to the office during business hours. For more information, people may call 417-847-5888.

Purdy Christmas parade set for Saturday

The City of Purdy Christmas Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday. There will be sandwiches, snacks and pictures with Santa after the parade at The Gathering Place in Purdy. Part of the proceeds from the sale of snacks will go to the Community Pantry. People may call Ken or Julie Terry for more information at 417-442-3018.

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