News In Brief

Friday, July 22, 2011

A special bond election for the City of Monett will be held on Aug. 2. Absentee voting continues through Monday, Aug. 1 at the Barry County Clerk's office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cassville. One form of identification must be presented to vote. The last day to request a ballot to be mailed is Wednesday, July 27. For more information, call 417-847-2762.

The Pierce City High School football team will host a summer football camp from 6 to 8 p.m. July 25 through July 29 at Don Keebaugh Stadium in Pierce City. On Friday, July 29, the varsity football team will host a peewee football camp for kindergarten through sixth grade players from 6 to 7 p.m. The camp is free.

The Christian County Historical Society is hosting a commemorative ceremony for the 150th anniversary of the battle at Dug Springs, near Clever. The event will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug 7 at the Clever Middle School parking lot at 401 W. Inman St. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call David Stokely at 417-732-7412.

The Crane Broiler Festival Association is accepting entries for the annual Slick Chick Pageant, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26. The pageant is open to contestants in the following age categories: tiny miss, 0 to two years; chickadee, three to five years; little miss, six to nine years; young miss, 10 to 12 years; and miss, 13 to 16 years. Entry forms and rules are available online at For more information, call 417-880-4432.

The Monett High School Class of 1981 will hold their 30-year reunion Sept 2-4. Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3 in Freistatt. All classmates, from kindergarten through high school, are invited to attend. For more information, call Sarah Witt at 236-9455.

The Pierce City Farmer's Market will continue through September from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The market is located on the corner of Highways 37 and 97. For more information, call Polly McCrillis at 417-669-5146.

The annual Kings Prairie Music Festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the old Kings Prairie school house, located across from the Liberty Methodist Church on Farm Road 2015. The food will begin to be served at 4 p.m., and music will start at 6 p.m. The event is free. No alcohol is permitted on the grounds. For more information, call Nancy Dotson at 417-442-7910.

The Carterville Christian Church is hosting a big warehouse sale on Saturday, Aug. 13, located on 20123 Gravel Rd. in Carterville. A truckload of new merchandise, including sporting goods, household items, clothing and general merchandise, will be offered for a donation. Proceeds will go toward the Feed the Heart food ministry. For more information, call 417-449-4711.