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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wheaton pair to sing in Branson

Zoie Simpson and Hallie Mitchell, of Wheaton, will be performing in two separate shows at the Hughes Brothers Theatre in Branson. Simpson will perform on July 1, and Mitchell will perform on July 11. Each of them will sing during pre-shows on those respective nights. People wishing to attend may receive a special rate of $25 per ticket. Regular box office rates are $39.99 per person. For more information, people may call 800-422-0076 and use the code words “Zoie” or “Hallie” for each respective night.

Health Department Board has vacancy

The Barry County Commission is announcing a vacancy on the Barry County Health Department Board, due to the passing of Rocky Mills. The person that will be appointed will serve until the next General Municipal Election, held in April 2018. Anyone interested in serving on this Board can send a letter of interest to the Barry County Commission, 700 Main St Suite 2, Cassville, MO, 65625, no later than June 29, 2017. The Commission will appoint the new board member.

State-mandated valuation increase coming

Sherry Smith, Barry County Assessor, would like to inform property owners of a state-mandated valuation increase, effective for the 2017 taxing year. The state’s county-wide statistical review of property values reflected that Barry County was not at market value for real property, and in addition, noted that there had not been a valuation increase in Barry County for 11 years. The Barry County Assessor’s Office is required by the Missouri State Tax Commission to mail a notice when a property owners’ real valuation increases. These notices are scheduled to be mailed out within the next week. If a person receives a notice, it will be due to either new improvements constructed on the property or due to the state-mandated county-wide review of property values. The assessor’s office is located in the Cassville Courthouse on the square, the phone number is 417-847-4589 and office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eagle Rock Library events scheduled

The Eagle Rock Library will be hosting “Magic and Ventriloquism” with Rusty Pliers at 3:30 p.m. on Monday. This program is open to all ages and is free to attend. There will be no Summer Reading Program the week of July 4. For any questions about programs, people may contact the Library at 417-271-3186. The Eagle Rock Farmer’s Market will be hosting a garden and craft tool swap meet during the Market time on June 28. The Farmer’s Market is open from 8-11 a.m. every Wednesday and is always open to new vendors. Currently at the Market are tomatoes, onions, garlic, lettuce, blackberries, cedar crafts and homemade baked goods. The Market is located on Highway 86 at the Eagle Rock Community Center. On July 1, the Eagle Rock Community Association will be holding a free concert by “Bob Roper’s Horse Thieves.” The concert will be from 7-9 featuring old three cord country. Bring lawn chairs and get ready for a fun evening.

July 4 celebration upcoming

The Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano annual Fireworks Celebration will be held on July 2. The day will kick off with the famous barbecue at 11 a.m. The fire district will be serving barbecue beef and pulled pork sandwiches with baked beans, coleslaw and a drink. Volunteers will also have grilled brats, hotdogs and chips for children. Serving continues until 7 p.m. Then, it will be off to the fireworks display. The district has another great celebration planned again this year. The launch site will be moved down the hill to where it was held in previous years, but still at the southeast corner of the bridge over Table Rock Lake. Viewing the display from the campgrounds or by boat would both be great experiences. The donations this year have been coming in pretty steady, and the district expects this year’s show to be spectacular. The show is put on strictly by donations, and the district could not do it without the support of the community and other nearby communities who also contribute every year. Donations are still appreciated and always needed. To donate, people may stop by Station One, located at 30625 Hwy. 86 in Eagle Rock, or mail a check to 30625 Hwy. 86, Eagle Rock, MO, 65641. For more information, people may call 417-271-3642, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Reunion to be held July 1

The Richard Butler (Bud) and Kate Clara (James) Day Family Reunion is scheduled for July 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the river shelter at Roaring River State Park. People should bring a favorite potluck dish, lawn chairs and drinks (no alcohol). Those who like to pick and sing may also bring musical instruments.

Purdy Class of 1967 to celebrate 50 years

To celebrate 50 years since the 1967 class graduated from of Purdy High School, classmates are invited to get together on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Angus Branch Steakhouse, located at 114 Chapel Drive in Monett. Spouses and friends welcome. Each attendee must pay for their own food. Afterward, the class will be honored at the Purdy High School Annual Reunion at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Classmates for whom the organizers have no current contact information include: Wanda (Lemons) Butler, Tom Schibbelhute, Kay (Elgin) Adams, Jeannie (Balmas) Lupe, Ronnie Pryer and Valarie Hale. 

Signups being accepted for School Readiness Fair

Sign-ups for the 16th Annual School Readiness Fair are being taken at the Ozark Area Community Action Corporation’s Barry County Neighborhood Center through July 7 for students Pre-K through 12th grade who will be attending school in Barry County this coming school year. Pre-registration is required, and people may call for appointment at 417-847-2140. The School Readiness Fair will be held on Aug. 2 at the Family Life Center.

Hootenanny Craft Fair and Bluegrass Concert scheduled

The Washburn Chamber of Commerce has announced the restart of the annual Hootenanny Craft Fair and Bluegrass Concert, set for Saturday, with a rain out date of July 8. Vendor or music info is available by calling Cheryl Floyd at 417-671-1610, or Sallie Main at 417-843-3806.

HiSET tests available at Crowder Cassville

Crowder College in Cassville will offer high school equivalency (HiSET) testing through August. Remaining test dates include: July 14 and Aug 4. For more information, people may call 417-847-1706.

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