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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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.

Lt. Governor coming to Roaring River

Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe will be making a stop in Cassville next week as part of his Passport Challenge and community flapjack feeds across the state. Roaring River State Park will be the next stop the camping challenge that encourages tourism and camping in Missouri State Parks. Kehoe also uses the stops to cook pancakes to serve to locals and talk about issues. ďItís a free event for everybody. Heíll be camping with us, and the pancake feed will be on Tuesday from 7:30-9 a.m. in Campground 1 on site 54,Ē said Joel Topham, Roaring River State Park natural resources manager.

Lawrence and Barry County Democrats hosting meeting

The Lawrence and Barry County Democrats will host their monthly meeting on July 25 at the Angus Branch Steakhouse, located at 114 Chapel Drive in Monett. A short Lawrence County Central Committee business meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., and the regular meeting begins at 7 p.m. Those wishing to eat should arrive at 5:30-6 p.m., and each person will pay for their own meals. There will be a guest speaker from Missouri Jobs with Justice who will speak about Medicaid expansion in Missouri and the effort to put the issue on the ballot in November 2020. All area Democrats or interested parties are invited to attend. For more information, people may call Jim or Pat Kabell at 417-452-3287.

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 collectorís office. The tax sale listing can be viewed at, which will be updated as parcels are paid. The Assessorís 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 Assessorís or Collectorís Offices or call 417-847-4589 or 417-847-2113.

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.

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