Missouri’s 2020 Tax-Free Weekend

Missouri’s 2020 taxfree weekend takes place Aug. 7 to 9. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and runs through midnight on Sunday. During this time, you’ll save the Missouri state sales tax of 4.225%.


By state law, the sales tax holiday begins on the first Friday in August and continues through the following Sunday. Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax for this time period only.

For 2020, the items eligible for waived taxes include:

  • Clothing and shoes: $100 or less per item
  • School supplies: $50 or less per item
  • Computer software: $350 or less per item
  • Personal computers and computer peripheral devices: $1,500 or less per item
  • Graphing calculators: $150 or less per item

Getting taxes waived on these purchases is easy for shoppers. It will all be automatic at checkout.

Note that, even within these categories, there are exceptions. For example, the clothing category does not include jewelry, watches, handbags, scarves and other accessories.

Henry County Covid-19 Numbers on the Rise

The Henry County Health Center (HCHC) has received confirmation of five more positive cases of COVID-19, three reside in Clinton and 2 from the town of Windsor. This brings the total number of confirmed positive cases in Henry County to 62.

All contact tracing has commenced and all parties that have had close contact are being notified. HCHC continues to encourage residents to practice social distancing, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, and to remain home if you are sick.

The CDC continues to recommend that individuals to wear a face covering when you are in public, and are unable to social distance, to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

One Fatality in Two Motorcycle Accident in Peculiar Sunday, July 26th

On 7/26/20, at approximately 3:50pm, the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a fatal motorcycle accident on Peculiar Drive at East 195th Street in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when two Harley Davidson motorcycles were heading northbound when the bike in the back struck the back of the other bike ejecting both drivers.

Fred McInnis, 66 years old from Liberty, Missouri was pronounced deceased at Belton Regional Hospital in Belton.

The other rider, 52 year old Richard H. O’Connell of Peculiar, Missouri, sustained moderate injuries in this accident and was transported by ambulance to Belton Regional Medical Center.

Two Cass County DARE Officers to Serve on the State Board of the Missouri DARE Officers Association

Cass Co – Cass County Sheriff Jeff Weber is proud to announce the recent election of two Cass County DARE Officers to serve on the State Board of the Missouri DARE Officers Association.

At their annual conference this year, Corporal Christine Eddleman was sworn in as President of the Missouri DARE Officers Association. Corporal Eddleman has been with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office since 2005 and currently serves as the DARE Unit supervisor.

Deputy Stacy Gunn was elected to serve as the Region 7 Representative for M.D.O.A. That position serves west central Missouri.

“Is a great honor to have two Cass County Deputies on the State Board of the Missouri DARE Officers Association. I am very proud of our DARE and SRO Deputies who protect and educate our children. Their leadership and dedication to their schools, community and this office is second to none,” said Sheriff Jeff Weber.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office currently provides D.A.R.E. at Archie, Cass Midway, Drexel, East Lynne, Pleasant Hill, Sherwood and Strasburg Schools. The Sheriff’s Office also provides School Resource Officers at Pleasant Hill, Raymore-Peculiar, and Sherwood School Districts.