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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Scammers targeting Barry Electric customers

The Barry Electric Cooperative is warning is customers of a possible scam being attempted in the area. Officials say members are receiving calls about being past due on electric bills and are subject to disconnect if they do not pay over the phone. “Please be aware this is a scam and do not give out any information,” a company statement said. “[Barry electric Cooperative is not making these calls. If you have any questions, contact the office directly by calling 417-847-2131 Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.”

Eagle Day, Quilt Show being held in Stella

The Village of Stella, the Department of Conservation and The Missouri Master Naturalists will host Stella Eagle Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cafe will be open, and there will be a quilt show in the FEMA building during the same time frame. Judging will be at 10 a.m. Categories include: hand-quilted, machine-quilted, applique, baby quilts and viewers choice. Set-up for the show will be from 3-5 p.m. Friday. There is no entry fee, and fabric will be for sale. People may call 417-628-3253 for more information.

Habitat for Humanity at new location

To find Habitat for Humanity at its new location, from north on Main Street, drivers can turn left on 11th Street at Dollar General, then at stop sign, turn left onto County Road, which becomes West 10th Street, and the building is on the right. If traveling north on Highway 37 from Walmart, drivers can turn right onto Farm Road 2172, near Bullets N Bows, which also becomes West 10th Street. The storefront, on the left, has a bright red awning. The store is also on the same street as Ken’s Collision Center. For more information, people may call the store at 417-846-0110.

Health Department hosting public meeting

The Barry County Health Department will host a public meeting for a proposed prescription drug monitoring program ordinance on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Cassville Event Center. The meeting is open to the public and will focus on the program proposed in Barry County. The ordinance will allow for data to be collected on Class II, III and IV controlled substance prescriptions that have been dispensed within Barry County. The St. Louis County Department of Public Health will be on hand to make a presentation about its program.

Intermediate Spelling Bee on tap at Cassville

The Cassville Intermediate School Spelling Bee, for students in fourth and fifth grades, will be held on Jan. 31 at 9 a.m. in the Cassville Event Center.

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