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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Quilt show coming to Shell Knob

Discovery Quilters of Shell Knob will be presenting another judged quilt show this year — For the Love of Quilting. It will take place at the Shell Knob Elementary School, on Highway 39 north of downtown Shell Knob, on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Admission is $5 and is good for both days. Events include vendors, bed turnings, demos, boutique items, Opportunity Quilt drawing and a silent auction of miniature quilts. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch. The special exhibit is from the Cherrywood Challenge “Prince Tribute Tour.”

Purdy food pantry open Tuesday, Wednesday

The Purdy First Baptist Church Food Pantry will open for Purdy residents on Tuesday at 3 p.m. and Wednesday at 10 a.m. People must bring proof of Purdy residence.

Summer reading logs needed

For those participating in the Cassville Branch Library’s Summer Reading Program, logs must be turned in by the end of business on Aug. 7 to claim a prize.

Library hosting Perler Party

School-age children may sign up for a Perler Party, with melty fuse beads, set for Aug. 15 at 4 p.m. The session is free and all materials are provided. Registration ends on Aug. 13. The children will be making backpack tags.

Benefit Barbecue scheduled in Purdy

A Benefit Barbecue will be held in the Purdy school cafeteria from 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 2. sponsored by the Purdy FFA, FBLA and FCCLA, a plate is $10 and additional donations will be accepted. Carry-out is available. There will be pulled pork, sides, desserts and beverages. Proceeds will benefit the Propps family.

Autism walk/run to be held at Exeter Corn Maze

The Exeter Corn Maze will host the Around the Patch Walk/Run for Autism on Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for ages 18-and-under. The event will traverse slight hills on a dirt path around the pumpkin patch, with some rocks. All proceeds benefit the Barry-Lawrence County Development Center. The top three runners will receive a trophy following the race. To receive a race day T-shirt, people must register by Aug. 25. People may also register on the day of the race starting at 2 p.m. Checks should be made out to Barry-Lawrence County Development Center, Inc., and payments may be mailed to: The Exeter Corn Maze 21118 St. Hwy. MM, Washburn, MO 65772. Refreshments will be available. People may sign up at For more information, people may email, or call Robyn at 417-846-3959. Sponsorships are also available. Those interested should call Robyn about signage, promotional items, logos on the T-shirts, etc.

Cassville class of 2014 records to be purged

Cassville High School will be purging the cumulative school records for the graduating class of 2014. 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 3:30 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.

Tax Sale to be held soon

The office of the Barry County Collector 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, which this year is Aug. 26. The first publication of this sale appeared in the Cassville Democrat on the week of July 17, and copies are available at the collector’s office. The tax sale listing can be viewed at, which will be updated as parcels are paid. The Assessor’s Office is preparing books that will contain all parcels that will be up for auction this year. Anyone interested in one of the books can come by the Assessor’s or Collector’s Offices or call 417-847-4589 or 417-847-2113.

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