News In Brief

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Angel Food Ministry June orders can be picked up from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the Monett First Presbyterian Church, located at 700 Sycamore St.

The Monett Fundamental Methodist Church will host a splash carnival from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. There will be a devotion at 5:30 p.m., and the carnival will begin at 6 p.m. There will be carnival games, bounce houses, hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. The church is located on the corner of Park and 13th Streets, across from the football field. For more information, call 669-7550.

The Barry County Area Retired School Personnel Association will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 24 at Lai Lai Restaurant in Monett. The local group will host the Lawrence County Retired Teachers, and the speaker will be from the PSRS/PEERS Retirement System. Following the program, a buffet luncheon will be held. New retirees, spouses and guests are invited to attend.

Silver Teens will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23 for supper at Lai Lai Restaurant in Monett. For more information, call Pennie at 235-9978.

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.

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 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.

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.