A spaghetti dinner will be hosted by American Legion Post #91 on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12, The cost includes salad, dessert and beverage. The Post is located at 717 E. Broadway.
All branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8, for the annual staff meeting and training day.
Crop producers have until Oct. 1 to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), which covers low yields, loss of inventory or natural disasters preventing planting. For more information, contact the Barry County Farm Service Agency at 417-847-2111.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, located at 405 Seventh St., at 8 p.m. on Fridays, 7 p.m. on Sundays and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, call 236-0216.
The Pleasant Hill Special Road District commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, at the Pleasant Ridge School House, located on Highway Z.
Kings Prairie Special Road District commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18 at Grant's restaurant in Monett.
A benefit fried chicken dinner for the Jenny Garner Student Memorial in Pierce City will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Pierce City Senior Center, 104 N. Locust. Cost is $7 per person of $3 for children 10 and under.
The Missouri Department of Conservation will be conducting a hunter education class from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct.12, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the University of Missouri Southwest Research Center near Mt. Vernon. For information, call Andy Barnes at 417-461-4586.
The Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District N will hold its executive board meeting at 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Grant's restaurant in Monett.
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University series will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. For information, call 235-7444.
Food service training for festivals, restaurants, fast food establishments and convenience stores will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. Non-profit organizations are not charged a fee. Classes will be held at 105 W. North St. in Mt. Vernon. For more information, call 416-466-2201.
The Newtonia Fall Festival and the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the first Civil War battle of Newtonia will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29. Activities are planned at the Ritchey mansion. Live entertainment, vendors and a car show will be located in the city park near city hall.
A country breakfast will be served at the Pierce City Senior Citizens Center from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. The meal will include eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy and beverage for $5, or $3.50 for children ages 5 to 10. Former Pierce City students will be in town for a reunion weekend. For more information, call 476-5800.
The Freistatt Fire Department will host an antique tractor and lawn mower pull at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, on the Ernte Fest grounds in Freistatt. Admission is $10, free to children 12 and under. Proceeds will benefit the fire department.