The First United Methodist Church, of Monett, will be hosting "church in the park" beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 12. The service will be located at the bandstand, next to the swimming pool, in the South Park. A meal will follow. The church will be hosting a come and go reception honoring Pastor Clif Crockett from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 12 in the fellowship hall at the church, located at 1600 N. Central. The public is invited to attend.
Silver teens will be meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 at the Monett Senior Citizen Center, located on Dairy Street. The group will car pool for supper at the Black Bird, in Aurora. For more information, call 235-9978.
The Angel Food Ministry will take orders for June from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 at the Monett First Presbyterian Church, located at 700 Sycamore. Payment must be made at the time the order is placed. The cost of an Angel Food box is $35 and can be paid with cash, money order or food stamps.
Monett FFA will be collecting donations for Shoeboxes for Soldiers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at Walmart in Monett. Examples of needed items include beef jerky, mints, gum, hard candy, Ramen noodles, mixed nuts, powdered drink mix, pop tarts, baby wipes, body lotion, contact saline solution, eye drops, band aids, sun block, disposable cameras, puzzles, batteries, DVDs, CDs and board games. Cash donations will be accepted and used to purchase the items mentioned. The chapter has a goal of 20 boxes.
A benefit for Noah Ridenour, son of Bryan and Delana Ridenour, will be held from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 13 at Alice Irene's Restaurant and Bakery in Marionville. Noah was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoma. Bryan Ridenour is the minister of music and youth at North Nixa Baptist Church.
Former employees of St. Vincent's Hospital of Monett will meet at noon on June 18 at Grant's Restaurant. For more information, call Louise Hohensee at 235-3892.
The 121st annual Trinity Lutheran Church picnic in Freistatt will be held on Friday, June 10. The picnic is sponsored by the church and will be held on the grounds behind Trinity Lutheran School. Serving will begin at 6 p.m. There will be games for all ages, a country store, bake sale and rides for the children. Entertainment will feature former Trinity alumnus, Liz Moriondo. In the event of rain, the picnic will be held on June 11.
The Verona Sacred Heart Summer Fest will be held on Saturday, June 11 at the Sacred Heart Church in Verona. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. and the rain date will be June 12.
Pierce City will be spraying for mosquitoes beginning at 7 p.m. on June 8, weather permitting.
The Purdy Special Road District will meet at 6 p.m. on June 13 at the Purdy District Road Barn on Farm Road 1085.