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News in brief for July 25

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sign-ups for Monett Mighty Mite football and cheerleaders will be held July 23 through July 26 at the field house at Burl Fowler Stadium from 5 through 7 p.m. For more information, call Sean Kelley at 235-9700. The first game will be on Sept. 1.

The Monett High School Class of 2002 will hold its 10-year reunion on Sept. 28 and 29. Activities are planned at the football game, South Park and the American Legion Home. For more information, contact Josh McCaffrey at 417-489-5952.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has waived the fee for permits on moving wide loads through Dec. 31. The move is designed to help the transportation of hay bails. To register for a permit, call 1-800-877-8499.

MoDOT crews this week are installing rumble strips and cleaning up along Highway 37. Lane closings can be expected between Washburn and Seligman. Maintenance crews will be mowing east of Monett and moving equipment closed to traffic.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Cox Monett Hospital. A blood drive will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church on Farm Road 1100.

Arlene Meister, of Monett, won the quilt in the drawing at the Stones Prairie picnic at St. John's Lutheran Church on July 20. Tripp Littleton, of Aurora, won the baby quilt. Peggy Roller, of Purdy, won the afghan.

The descendants of Henry Booker and Nora Etha (Poynor) Sisco will meet at the Monett Pizza Hut on Friday, July 27, at 7 p.m. for their 15th family reunion. At 6 p.m. on Saturday, the reunion will resume at Grant's restaurant in Monett for photos, singing, reminiscing and storytelling.

The Barry County Republican Central Committee is hosting a "Meet the Candidates" Republican rally on Friday, July 27 at the Crowder College campus in Cassville, with a barbecue dinner at 5:30 p.m. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt will speak.

Training for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) participation will be held July 27 and 28 at the Sycamore Community Building, east of Chesapeake. Sessions will be from 5 to 10 p.m. on July 27 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 28. Training is free. For more information, call 417-861-4469.

The Monett Fundamental Methodist Church, located at 810 Park St., will have a special song service featuring the Joy Singers at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. Former Monettan Mark Hemphill is a member of the group. For more information, call 235-5351.

The Verona Fire Department is looking for volunteer firefighters, first responders, fire engine drivers and operators and in-service helpers. Anyone interested is urged to get an application at Verona City Hall, 144 N. Third St.

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