A fundraising benefit for Troy Davis will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 15, at the Monett City Park Casino. Live music will begin at 7 p.m., provided by Tequila, Lime, No Salt as well as by Adam Freitas, Jamie Meeks, Cory West and Scott Gwinn. Homemade chili will be available. An auction will be held for sports tickets, gift certificates and other donated items. Donations will be accepted to help the Davis family with expenses while Troy battles cancer.
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 18 at the First United Methodist Church in Monett, in the fellowship hall. The Red Cross is in urgent need of O positive, O negative, A negative, and B negative blood.
A food service training workshop will be offered by the Lawrence County Health Department at 9:30 p.m. on June 15, June 20 and June 22 at the department office, 105 W. North St. in Mt. Vernon. Cost is $10. Class size is limited. For more information, call 417-466-2201.
The Aurora Chamber of Commerce is planning for a "Light the Night" celebration on Saturday, June 16, beginning at 3 p.m. at Baldwin Park. Activities are planned for children, including games, a hot dog eating contests, music food and a fireworks show at 9:15 p.m.
A community workshop on a new program to help families cope with the effects of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias will be offered each Wednesday in August at 6 p.m. at the Home Instead Senior Care office, 705 Illinois Ave., Suite 16, in Joplin. For more information, call 417-625-1868.
The Kings Prairie Special Road District commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Grant's Restaurant in Monett.
Flowers in the way of mowing at the Pierce city Cemetery will be removed after Friday, June 15. Cemetery staff asks that flowers be picked up this week.
CORRECTION: The master of ceremonies for the Leaders Lead Locally candidate forum should have been identified as Derf Eukel.
A dinner to raise funds for fireworks for the Rocky Comfort community will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at the Body of Christ Outreach Ministries Church, The meal is $5.50 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and under. For more information, call 417-499-8004.
The Pleasant Ridge Special Road District commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 18 at the Pleasant Ridge School House on Highway Z.
A crafter's group meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 at Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway in Monett. Participants are encouraged to bring their cross stitch, knitting, crochet or other projects. Those wishing to attend are urged to call 417-498-2202.