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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Starting this fall, the Missouri Foundation for Health funded Healthy Communities Grant will offer community cooking classes at the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett. Classes will be desgined for families on the go, focusing on nutrious meals, taught by nutritionists with the university of Missouri Extension Service. The next class will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 15, focusing on making turkey toacos and fresh fruit with warm honey yogurt topping. Each attendee receives sames and a recipe. Classes are free. All registered attendees will receive a $10 gift certificate to Ramey Supermarket. To register, people may contact Shawn Hayden at

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8 at the American Legion Home, 717 E. Broadway in Monett.

The Pierce City Senior Center will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the Pierce City Senior Center, 104 Locust. The Fun Timers Band will perform. Admission is $3.

After a short summer break, the Roaring River Sound Band will be at the Cassville Senior Center on Sept. 13, playing a fundraiser for the center, located at 1111 Fair Street. The dance begins at 7 p.m. There is a $4 cover charge at the door. All proceeds go to benefit the Senior Center. Finger foods are welcomed. For more information people may call 417- 846 5355 or 417-846-3024.

New Site Baptist Church of Monett will be hosting a Living Proof Live simulcast with Beth Moore on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7 a.m. Tickets are on sale for $25 in the New Site office. Ticket price includes continental breakfast and box lunch on site. For information, people may call 417-235-6135.

The Pierce City community banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, )ct. 11 at the Pierce City Senior Center, Washington and Locust. The Dale Taunton helping Hands Award will be presented. Tickets are available at City Hall in Pierce City.

The Ozark Christian Writer's Guild will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 at the First Baptist Church in Monett.

The 20th annual reunion of the Ozark R-29 School in the Crane Creek Township of Barry County will be held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Olive Grille Family Restaurant, 15 E. Olive St. in Aurora. All former teachers, friends, students and their families are welcome and encouraged to bring photos and other memorabilita. For additional information, people may call Barbara Woods at 417-883-0588.

Entries are being accepted in the second annual Lawrence County Historical Society Quilt Show, which will be held Oct. 5-12 in Mt. Vernon. New quilts, old quilts, wall hangings, place mats and other quilted items will be accepted They will be on display from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, and during Apple Butter Makin' Days, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Anyone interested in displaying should call 466-3865.

Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post No. 91 in Monett will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 18 at 717 E. Broadway. Cost is $5 or $3 for children under 12, and includes a salad, dessert and beverage. Carry-outs will be availalbe. Proceeds benefit Legion youth programs.

The Monett Branch of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will hold preschool story time at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, led by Jeanne Ann Camp.

The New Liberty Church will hold its annual rummage sale on Sept. 5 and 6, beginning at 8 a.m. both days. Items will include antiques, toys, cookbooks, kitchen supplies and more. The church is located two miles east of Monett on Highway 60 and south on Highway Z one mile.

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