News briefs

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Clerk’s Office to canvass voters

By law, every two years the Barry County Clerk’s Office is required to canvass the voters before a general election for federal office. This is for the purpose of updating our records with correct addresses and names. The Barry County Clerk’s Office will be sending each registered voter a new Voter Registration ID Card around the first week of May. If information on the card is incorrect, please fill in the correct information and return the card to the Office. This card will replace voters’ old Voter Registration ID. If anyone receives a card for a relative that no longer lives in Barry County or is deceased, please notify the Office in writing, including the person’s name, date of birth, last four digits of their Social Security Number, the writer’s signature and relationship to voter. Anyone with questions may call the Office at 417-847-2561 option 3.

Drama production at Cassville High School

Cassville High School Theatre Production will perform “Purple Ink” by B.G. Craig on Thursday at 6 and 7 p.m at Cassville High School. The cost of admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. “Purple Ink” finds Diane Fletcher’s estranged daughters, cleaning out their childhood home and learn their mother had become a hoarder. Along with Diane’s sister and close friends, the ladies work to not only clean up the mess left behind, both literally and figuratively, they try to understand Diane’s motivations for keeping everything, including secrets. The sisters realize that, like the purple buffalo innocently scrawled on the wallpaper from a childhood long ago, traces from the past leave an indelible imprint on their hearts. Join the Theatre Production for this heartfelt story of family tensions and tragedy, finding forgiveness and exploring the bonds between women and a mother’s love that transcends the grave.

Golf Cart and UTV Poker Run coming

The inaugural Cappy Harris Realtors Golf Cart and UTV Poker Run will be held at 10 a.m. at 24870 Hwy. 39 in Shell Knob. There will be hot dogs, chips and drinks for free, and there will be three classes in the run, ranch style, efficiency and luxury. Hands are $5 each, and people may ride in golf carts, UTVs or any other off-road vehicles. Awards include People’s Choice, a “Best in each class, and Best Poker Hand. All proceeds will benefit the LUC Boys Ranch.

Truck raffle to benefit family

A 2005 single cab shortbed Chevy pickup truck is being raffled to benefit a local family affected by breast cancer. Tickets may be purchased at The Shop by D and L, located at 503 Mill St. in Cassville. Entrants must be 18 years of age, and each ticket is $10. The winner will be drawn at the Wheaton Cruise-in on Oct. 1.

Second notice reminders sent by Assessor’s Office

Barry County Assessor Sherry L. Smith has announced that the second notice reminders for the 2022 Personal Property and Business Assessment Lists have been mailed in the form of a post card. Original assessment lists that were mailed out on Jan. 4 are due by March 1 of each year. However, residents still have time to file a list online or personally turn it in at the Assessor’s Office, without receiving a late assessment penalty, providing the list is received in the office by April 29. Those who have already returned a list, didn’t receive an assessment list in January, or receive a second notice post card from the Assessor’s Office should contact the office immediately at 417-847-2613 to be properly assessed before the final late assessment penalty deadline. New county residents not receiving a form need to call the Assessor’s Office or go to the office, open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Democrats group sets meeting

Lawrence and Barry County Democrats will meet on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Angus Branch Steakhouse, located at 114 Chapel Drive, in Monett. Those wishing to eat should arrive by 5:45 p.m., with each paying for their own meal expenses. Tim Shepard, candidate for the U.S. Senate will be the guest speaker, as well as Nanda Nunnelly, DNC member and 29th Senate State Committee member. All area Democrats are invited to attend. For more information, people may call Jim or Pat Kabell at 417-452-3287 or 417-848-4640.

All-school reunion planned at Southwest

The Southwest High School Class of 1972 will host the All-School Reunion this year, to be held on May 28 at the Southwest High School commons area. Anyone who attended school at or graduated from Seligman/Washburn/Southwest School is welcome to attend the annual All-School Reunion. This reunion hasn’t been held in two years, so the Class of 1972 would like to invite all fellow Southwest alumni to come and get reacquainted with former classmates. More information will be made available as the date gets closer.

Seligman dances ongoing each Saturday

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce country dances at the Seligman Chamber Event Center are every Saturday from 7-10 p.m. No alcohol is allowed. Admission is $10 per person, and 18-and-under are free. There is a potluck, 50-50 drawing and door prizes. For more information, people may call 417-662-3612.

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