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Friday, October 5, 2012

Downtown Monett merchants will host a sidewalk sale from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Dedication plans for the sixth Monett/Purdy Habitat for Humanity house will be made at a Habitat meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), located at Fourth and Wishart.

The Purdy Eagles Marching Band will participate in Missouri Southern State University's 75th annual homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 6. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. on the MSSU campus in Joplin.

The Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 at Monett City Hall.

The eighth annual Wooley Creek Bluegrass Festival is planned for Oct. 12 through Oct. 14 in Cape Fair. Top bands include the Cleverlys, the Petersen family, Missouri Boatride Cedar Hill and three other bands. For more information, call 417-574-6021.

A gospel meeting featuring Bill Ferguson, of Broken Arrow, Okla., will be held Oct. 10 through Oct. 14 at Southern Hills Church of Christ at Highway 60 and Carnation in Aurora.

Registration is underway for adult flag football and volleyball league play through the Monett Area YMCA. Eight games are guaranteed with a single elimination post-season tournament. Flag football will be played Tuesday evenings Women's volleyball will be on Monday evenings with co-ed volleyball on Friday evenings. Registration ends Oct. 12. For more information, call 235-8213.

The 60th reunion of the Monett High School Class of 1952 will meet on Friday, Oct. 12 at the hospitality room at the Monett Super 8 Motel. Alumni from the classes of 1951 and 1953 are invited to drop by to visit. For more information on the reunion, call Lois Hull at 1-573-346-0232.

Flags fly at half-staff on Sunday, Oct. 7, for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day.

The Monett FFA will host its fourth annual chili supper and auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the commons area at the Scott Community Technical Center.

A reception is planned for Brother Bert Ward, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Purdy Community Center, celebrating his 50 years in the Christian ministry.

The Pierce City Senior Citizens Center, located at 104 N. Locust, will hold a fish fry fundraiser at noon on Friday, Oct. 12. The meal with vegetables, salad and dessert costs $4.50, for $3.50 for seniors. Additional donations will be accepted. For information, call 476-5800.

The Freistatt fire department will host a truck and tractor pull on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Ernte Fest grounds in Freistatt. A kids pedal pull will be at 5:30 p.m. and the tractor pull at 6 p.m. Admission is $10. Children 12 and under are free.

The Cassville Senior Center, located at 1111 Fair St., will host the October dance on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. The Roaring River Sounds Band will provide the music. There is a $4 cover charge. Proceeds will benefit the center.

A benefit for Mark Barnes, son and stepson of Loren and Thelma Barnes, of Freistatt, who was diagnosed with Necrotizing Fascitis will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Galena-Abesville Elementary School, 54 Medical Springs Road. Mark has been in the hospital since July 21. A chili supper will begin at 5 p.m. followed by gospel singing and an auction at 7 p.m. For information, call 417-527-1473.

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