News briefs, Feb 21

Lawrence and Barry County Democrats will meet on Thursday (George Washington’s Birthday) at the Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett, located at 114 Chapel Drive in Monett. The meeting will start at 7 p.m.
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City budgets for water project, foot bridge

The city of Cassville has multiple major projects scheduled for this year, driving the $13.8 million 2024 budget that predicts a 4 percent increase in sales tax revenue. The city forecasts $7.5 million in total revenue, which includes about $2.83 million in four sales taxes, more than $200,000 in interest and dividends, $130,000 from a refinance of the 2017 bond issue and $1.1 million in sewer and water bond proceeds.
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