News In Brief

Monday, June 20, 2011

A benefit dinner for Breann Weatherly will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pierce City. Spaghetti, salad, rolls, desserts and tea will be served with a pie auction beginning at 6 p.m. For more information or to donate food items, call 417-548-7400.

The Purdy Independence Day celebration will be held on Sunday, July 3 at the Purdy High School baseball field. Free hot dogs and hamburgers will be served at 7 p.m. There will be homemade ice cream and face painting, and fireworks will begin at dark. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket. The event is sponsored by area churches.

The Waldensian Presbyterian Church will hold its annual ice cream social beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 30. The menu will be homemade ice cream, pies and cakes, pimento cheese sandwiches, ham salad sandwiches, sloppy joes, potato chips, soft drinks, tea and coffee. The event will be held on the church grounds, located one and a half miles south of Monett on Waldensian Road. The public is invited to attend.

OACAC Early Head Start has immediate openings in Cassville and Verona for children ages 0 to 3. The program is a high quality child development program. Families who meet income guidelines and who are working or attending school are eligible to apply. For more information, call 235-8779.

The Shell Knob Lions Club will host a community dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on July 23 at the Shell Knob Community Building. The event will feature Evelyn Lock and the Outriders Country Band. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with concessions available. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 417-858-6648.

Registration for the Purdy Schools Alumni Association's annual meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The meeting includes a scholarship recipient giving a profile presentation of the Purdy Schools for the 2010-11 year. Groups to be recognized include the 50-year Class of 1961, faculty members, board members, school administrators and three scholarship recipients from the Class of 2011. The meeting will conclude with a business session.

The annual Purdy Livestock Show and Festival will be held on Saturday, July 9. In addition to the livestock show, the event will offer business booths and concessions. For more information, call 417-291-5819.

The Fun Timers Band will be at the Pierce City Senior Center dance, located at 104 Locust St., at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. The dance will be held at 7 p.m., and admission is $3. Finger foods are welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, located at 405 Seventh St. in Monett, at 7 p.m. on Sundays, 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call 236-0216 or 417-678-2278.