News Briefs

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Barry County tax statements mailed

Barry County Collector Janice Varner has announced the 2015 tax statements were mailed to Barry County residents on Monday. Anyone who does not receive a statement by Nov. 15 may call Varner's office at 417-847-2113. The 2015 taxes become delinquent on Jan. 1, 2016. Payment may be made in person at the collector's office with cash, check, debit or credit card. There will be a service provider fee associated with debit or credit card use. Payment may also be made online at, and a fee will be applied upon payment.

Magician to perform at Shell Knob Branch Library

Magician Marty Hahne of Ozark will perform for young readers at the Shell Knob Branch Library at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 19. Hahne, who performs at about 50 libraries each year, will be presenting an exciting program entitled, "Reading is Magic!" The 45-minute program features colorful magic, comedy and lots of audience participation. Along with all the fun, the program will emphasize the importance of reading and the library. Hahne is a full-time magician, performing approximately 300 shows each year. He presents most of his shows in schools, libraries and child care centers. He also travels around the United States teaching other magicians how to entertain children.

Exeter School Carnival scheduled for Saturday

The annual Exeter School Carnival will be held on Friday form 5-8 p.m. There will be bingo, food, games, raffle prizes and a carnival king and queen crowning at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Exeter Parent-Teacher Organization.

Local church to deliver Thanksgiving meals

On Thanksgiving Day, First Baptist Church Cassville will deliver hot meals to homebound individuals. Anyone who is homebound, or who would like to submit the name of a homebound individual to receive a Thanksgiving meal, may call the First Baptist Church office at 417-847-2965 by Nov. 20.

Cassville Branch Library art show reception Thursday at 4 p.m.

The Cassville Branch Library will be displaying works of southwest Missouri artists through a cooperative effort with Music Therapy & Creative Arts Inc. The show runs through the month of November. The public may meet the artists at a reception on Thursday from 4-6 p.m. at the library.

November busy for Cassville Senior Center

The Cassville Senior Center has a number of events throughout November. A representative will be at the center every Thursday, except for Thanksgiving, to give information or assist seniors with Medicare open enrollment. People may also call the center at 417-847-0131 to make an appointment. On Nov. 19, the center will host a Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Other events in the month include: Dominos every Friday (except Nov. 27), a dance on Saturday from 7-10 p.m., paint classes on Thursday and Nov. 19 at 9 a.m., and a cookie bake on No. 18 at 10 a.m.

Wheaton church hosting Fall Harvest Festival

The Wheaton United Methodist Church will host its Fall Harvest Festival on Nov. 7 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at 101 Santee St. in Wheaton. There will be a bake sale and crafts. Dinner menu, at $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12, includes smoked turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and corn, salad, deviled eggs, cranberry sauce, homemade dinner rolls and homemade pie.

Benefit account set up for man with cancer

A benefit account has been established at Freedom Bank for Terry Gregory, from Terry's Cafe. Gregory has been diagnosed with cancer, and anyone wishing to donate to help with his costs associated with care may donate to the account.

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