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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Veterans Taskforce of America to meet

The Veterans Taskforce of America, Inc. will be meeting at the Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett on Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. All honorably discharged men, women, war time or peacetime are welcomed.

Property, business assessments mailed out

Sherry L. Smith, Barry County Assessor; has announced that the 2021 Personal Property and Business Assessment lists were mailed out on Jan. 4. Those who received an assessment list but have not yet either filed online using the “Online Filing Pin Number” displayed on the list, or filled it out and returned it by mail or in person should do so immediately to avoid a late assessment penalty. Anyone who owned personal property or a business on Jan. 1 and did not receive an assessment list, or is a new resident to Barry County, should call the Assessor’s Personal Property office immediately at 417-847-2613, to request assistance in being properly assessed. Anyone can assess directly over the telephone with one of the office staff, or go to the personal property office to assess in person. All personal and business assessment lists must be postmarked by March 31 to avoid a late assessment penalty.

OATS Transit open for regular service

OATS Transit is open for regular transportation service, however, face masks are required on the bus due to COVID-19. People may call the OATS Transit office at 417-887-9272 or 800-770-6287 to schedule a ride or find out about service in their area. People may go to and click on the bus schedules tab for a specific county to see the full schedule. OATS Transit is available to the rural general public of any age, seniors and individuals with disabilities. OATS also contract with a number of agencies to serve their clients. OATS Transit offices will be closed and regular routes will not be operating on Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents Day

Seligman dances continue

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce dances at the Seligman Chamber Event Center will continue every Saturday at 7 p.m. Everyone is also asked to bring a snack to share. For more information, people may call 417-662-3612.

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