News In Brief

Friday, May 27, 2011

All co-workers at St. John's Hospital in Joplin are asked to check in by calling 1-888-986-3729 or go to the co-worker support center at the Holiday Inn convention center in Joplin. St. John's patients who have questions about scheduled physician appointments, tests, surgeries, prescriptions or other medical needs can call 417-781-2727. Co-workers and others with vehicles on the St. John's Regional campus may come to the new southeast main entrance with their driver's licenses and vehicle information between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tow trucks that arrive on the campus must have proper information on the vehicle they are picking up.

Bethel Cemetery will be accepting donations at the cemetery Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30. Those wishing to mail donations can send them to Larry Lowery, CPA, 217 Fourth St., Monett, MO 65708. Flowers must be picked up on or before June 20 if they interfere with mowing. There will not be a business meeting.

Hygiene products are being collected at local churches to be taken to Joplin. Monett drop-off locations are Fundamental Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, St. Lawrence Catholic Church and Mocha Jo's. For more information, call 669-7709 or 669-7550.

A book and garage sale will be held at the Monett Branch Library, located at 213 Sixth St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 3 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. An early bird sale will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 for Friends of the Library group members in the library district. The sale is sponsored by the Monett Friends of the Library group to raise matching dollars for the Gates Foundation Grant. The funds will help with the purchase of new computers for all branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library.

St. Mary's 24th annual old-fashioned festival will be held on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church grounds in Pierce City. Mass on Saturday begins at 4 p.m., and the festival starts at 5 p.m. Mass on Sunday begins at 8:30 a.m., and the festival begins at 11 a.m.

The Shoeboxes for Soldiers July Fourth collection campaign is underway and will continue through June 4. Area residents can deliver their packages and donations at the following drop-off sites: the Pierce City National Guard Armory; the Monett National Guard Armory; UMB Bank on Broadway in Monett; The Bayou restaurant in Monett; and the Monett American Legion (Tuesdays only from 1 to 4 p.m.).

Area residents are invited to attend the opening of the Pierce City Farmer's Market beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until noon on Saturday, June 4 on Commercial Street in downtown Pierce City.

Pierce City Youth Basketball Camp sign-ups are underway for June 13 through June 15 sessions at Pierce City High School. Youth basketball camps will be broken down into first through fourth grades who will participate from 8 to 10 a.m., and fifth through eighth grades, who will participate from 10 a.m. until noon daily. Cost of the camp is $25. Parents can sign up at the high school office or call 476-2515.