The VFW Post #4207 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the post, located west of Monett on Highway 60. The menu will consist of meat loaf, mashed potatoes, seasoned green beans, salad, dessert, coffee or tea. The cost is $6.
The Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon is sponsoring a toy drive. Donations will be accepted during the parade at Apple Butter Makin' Days on Saturday, Oct. 13. Toys will be given to local children at Christmas.
The last day to register to vote for the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 10. Changes of address must be registered with the county clerk's office. Absentee balloting will begin on Sept. 25. For more information, call Barry County Clerk Gary Youngblood at 417-847-2561.
The City of Verona will test its tornado sirens on the first Monday of every month, weather permitting.
The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Chili and Salsa Cook-Off in the square on Saturday, Oct. 27. The chamber's production of "The Show" will be held Oct. 25-28. For more information, call 417-847-2814.
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.
The descendants of John and Lula Ridenour will hold their annual reunion at 1 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Cassville First Baptist Church Life Center. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish.
All branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8, for the annual staff meeting and training day.
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.
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.