The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office will host a law enforcement academy starting Aug. 16 at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office. The 700-hour course will qualify students with a Class A peace offi-cer license in Missouri. The class will meet Tuesday and Thursday nights as well as Saturdays and some Sundays. Graduates will be certified in several areas. To apply, visit the Missouri Sheriff's Association web-site at www.mosheriffs.com and click on the training acad-emy tab. Financial aid is available.
The Aurora Chamber of Commerce will host a 4-person scramble golf tour-nament at Honey Creek Golf Course starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 28. Entry fees are $240 per four-person team and in-cludes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, prizes and cash winners. For more informa-tion, call the Aurora Cham-ber of Commerce at 678-4150.
A rabies clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Sat-urday, July 21, at the South Park in Pierce City, at the west pavilion, sponsored by the Animal Clinic of Mon-ett and the Pierce City Po-lice Department. Cost is $7.50 per animal.
The Purdy Festival will get underway at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 21. The in-augural event will feature a chicken dinner, served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., amusement rides, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, a farmer's market, a bbq cook-off, a fiddle contest and more. Local favorites Tequila, Lime, No Salt will round out the evening's musical entertainment, starting at 8 p.m.
The breastfeeding support group will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 2 at the Batty County Health Depart-ment's Monett satellite office on Highway 37, south of Monett. The free meeting is open to all breastfeeding women and pregnant moms in the community. Snacks and door prizes will be offered. For more information, call 417-489-1195.
The Kings Prairie Special Road District commission-ers will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at Grant's Restaurant located on Highway 60 in Monett.
Monett Fundamental Meth-odist Church will host a special song service at 7 p.m. on July 28 at the church, located at 810 Park St. in Monett. The New Joy Singers, of Springfield, will be performing. Mark Hem-phill, formerly of Monett, is a member of the group.
Cox Monett Hospital is offering a newborn care class from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, in confer-ence room C, at the hospi-tal. Learn about daycare choices, SIDS prevention, safety, when to call a doc-tor and more. Classes are free to women who plan to deliver at Cox Monett Hos-pital. Registration is re-quired. Call 354-1300 for more information.
Pierce City and McCauley alumni from 1960-1971 are planning a reunion for Sept. 21 and 22 in Pierce City. For more information, call Jim Larkin at 417-476-2436.
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is accept-ing old cell phones and chargers. Donors are asked to keep their sim cards and delete all personal informa-tion from the phones. Phones will be distributed to victims in need so they can call 911 if needed.
Al-Anon will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday evenings at the First Baptist Church in Pierce City, located one-fourth mile north of Pierce City in Highway 97. Those attending are asked to enter through the west wing en-trance.