Tuesday is Customer Appreciation Day at the post offices in Monett, Freistatt, Pierce City and Purdy. Customers are invited to pick up handouts and meet the staff. In Purdy, customers are invited to drop by the Post Office between 10 a.m. and noon to meet the staff.
A presentation on shingles and the shingles vaccine will be presented by Old Town Pharmacy at the Monett Senior Citizens Center, located at 405 Dairy St. in Monett. Shots willb e available that day.
The Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) through the United States Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) has been approved for Barry County. Brian Blount, Barry County FSA Executive director, said livestock producers facing a critical need for water may be eligible for assistance. Applications are acception through Sept. 5. For more information, call 417-847-2111.
The Newtonia Battlefields Protection Association is preparing to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first battle of Newtonia on Sept. 28 and 29 during the annual Newtonia Fall Festival.
A Zumbathon with a 1980s theme to benefit Magic Moments Riding Therapy will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Monett High School commons. Cost is $20 for participants and $10 for non-participants. For more information, call Amanda Haralson at 417-393-5774.
The 638th Lawrence County Gospel Sing will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Reavisville Baptist Church, southeast of Aurora on Highway TT. Lonnie Lawson will be master of ceremonies. Singers and musicians are welcome.
The 54th annual Wheaton Barbecue will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the city park. Booth space for arts and crafts vendors can be reserved by calling 417-652-7359. Activities begin with the car show at 9 a.m. Serving begins at 11:30 a.m. Live music begins at 3 p.m. The horseshoe tournament is at 11 a.m. Carnival rides start at 1 p.m. The duck race is at 8 p.m. A community church service is planned for 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, sponsored by the Wheaton Ministerial Alliance. William Blackburn will be the speaker.
The Barry County Retired School Personnel will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Monett. A hot breakfast will be served.
The Aurora Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the private dining room at Mercy Hospital-Aurora. Support persons are welcome. For more information, call Coralu at 417-678-3580.
The 61st annual Crane Broiler Festival will run Aug. 23-25 at the Crane City Park. Booth space is available for Friday and Saturday. The carnival will begin at 6 p.m. on Aug. 22. Youth pageants will be held on Aug. 24 at the Crane Christian Church Community and Youth Center.
The Kings Prairie Special Road District commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Grant's restaurant in Monett.
Barry County Retired School Personnel will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Monett. A hot breakfast will be prepared followed by the meeting.
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold bloodmobile visits on Monday, Aug. 27: at the Lawrence County Justice Center, 240 N. Main in Mt. Vernon, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; at the Lawrence County Manor, 915 Carl Allen Dr. in Mt. Vernon, from 5 to 8:30 p.m.; from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; and at the Cedar Hollow Mennonite Church, located at 4694 Farm Road 1185 near Miller.