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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Eagle Rock fireworks show rescheduled

The Eagle Rock-Golden-Mano Fire Departmentís annual Fired Up & Smokiní fireworks display originally schedule for Sunday was rained out. The fireworks show, where more than $18,000 in fireworks will be lit, has been rescheduled to Friday at dusk, about 9 p.m. The launch site will be on the southeast corner of Table Rock Bridge off Highway 86 and the fireworks display can be viewed from the campgrounds and by boat. Families are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to settle in and enjoy the show, which is expected to last about 45 minutes. The annual fireworks display is funded completely on donations from individuals and businesses throughout the year, a mass mailer to Eagle Rock, Golden and Mano residents, and from funds collected through department breakfasts each month.

Delinquent tax sale upcoming

The office of Barry County Collector Janice Varner is preparing for the annual Barry County real estate delinquent tax sale. Missouri law requires that land with three years of delinquent taxes sell on the fourth Monday of August each year. The first publication of this sale will appear in the Cassville Democrat the week of July 19, 2017, at which time copies will be available in the collectorís office. The tax sale listing can be viewed at, which will be updated as parcels are paid.

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 Corporationís Barry County Neighborhood Center through Friday 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.

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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