Burn ban extended in Barry County
The burn ban in Barry County is set to be extended, as recent spotty rains have not saturated all areas of the county enough to lift it. According to the Cassville Fire Protection District, some areas are still very dry, and the ban applies to the county as a whole and can not be split into certain areas. The District, State Fire Marshal’s Office and Barry County Commission discussed the ban, resulting in a decision to keep the ban in place and review it again on Thursday.
Library participating in The Great American Read
The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library is participating in The Great American Read, a PBS initiative that encourages everyone to celebrate the love of reading. The Cassville Branch has a display of some of the 100 best-loved books in America. In addition, the library will be hosting a Great American Read Film Festival. These movies are based on books from the list and include: “The Giver” on Sept. 6 at 3:30 p.m.; “The Help” on Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m.; “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe” on Sept. 17 at 1:30 p.m.; and “A Cry in the Wild (Hatchet)” on Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Additional titles will be forthcoming.
Seligman Train Ride schedule set
Seligman Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas-Missouri Railroad will be featuring their Fall Excursion Train Ride from Seligman to Van Buren, Ark., on Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14. This is an all-day trip, leaving Seligman City Hall at 7:30 a.m. and arriving in Van Buren at about 11 a.m. There will be approximately three hours for shopping, eating and arts and crafts. The train travels through the boot heel of the Boston Mountains, crosses over three high trestles, crosses streams 18 times and goes though Winslow Tunnel. Everyone receives two snacks, one going and one returning. For more information, people may call 417-662-3612 or 479-678-8600. Senior discounts are also available, as well as group of 10 discounts. Watch the paper for more information in upcoming advertisements.
Reunion to be held in Fairview
The Harrell Reunion will be on Sunday at the John Q. Hammons building in Fairview.
CCW permit holders reminded to renew
The Barry County Sheriff’s Office is asking conceal and carry permit holders to not forget that five-year renewals will begin in August. Anyone who purchased or renewed their permit in August 2013 must renew this year. While a permit is not required in Missouri, anyone without a permit could be arrested in bordering states without constitutional carry. Renewals can be obtained at the Barry County Sheriff’s Office from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. People must bring their current CCW card, valid Missouri identification and the $50 fee, which can be paid by cash, check or debit/credit card for an extra fee. Anyone with questions may call the Sheriff’s office at 417-847-6556.
Cassville Class of 2013 records being purged
Cassville High School will be purging the cumulative school records for the graduating Class of 2013. Those who would like to have their records must pick them up in person at the high school between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in July, or between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. in August. Anyone unable to pick them up in person but would like someone else do it must provide a signed request before records can be released.