News in Brief

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on May 17 at the Scott Regional Technology Center. Rod Anderson will present a program on the centennial of his home, built at Benton and Central Avenue by attorney Fielding Sizer Sr.

The Monett/Purdy affiliate of Habitat for Humanity board will meet at 5 p.m. on May 17 at the First Christian Church, Fourth and Wishart in Monett.

The Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will meet at 7 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church. Renowned naturalist Dr. Leo Sharashkin will speak on the alternative of horizontal hives. A potluck dinner will begin the meeting. For information, people may call Roger Perry at 47-669-1278.

At the Monett Library, Sixth and Bond, Edwin Scheuerman will offer a program on making wire sculpture at 10 a.m. today. Participants will need tie wire rebar and a small needle nose pair of pliers. People may also come and watch.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Monett Chamber of Commerce office, Second and East Broadway, to unveil plans about replacing the bridge over the railroad tracks on Business Highway 60, three miles east of Monett. This will be a come-and-go meeting for bridge users to see plans, talk to engineers and offer comments on the work, scheduled for the summer of 2017.

The Monett City Council will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 20.

The Rebel's Bluff theatrical troupe in Mt. Vernon will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma" for its summer musical July 21-24 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center (the MARC). Auditions will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the MARC, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. Callbacks, if needed, will be on May 19. For additional information, people may call 417-466-7130.

The SilverTeens seniors singles group will meet at 6 p0.m. on May 26 for supper at the Family Room Steakhouse, First and East Broadway. For additional information, people may call B.J.McCauley at 417-393-9212.

Memorial services at the Zion Memorial Cemetery will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 29. Pastor Don Lucore will lead the service. The Zion Memorial Cemetery Association will meet at 11:30 a.m., followed by a basket lunch at 12:30 p.m. The cemetery is located six miles southwest of Mt. Vernon at Farm Roads 1080 and 2150.

The Schooling Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 10 a.m. on May 21 at the David Jones Community Room at the Pierce City Library Branch, Main and Walnut.

The Calton Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 10 a.m. on May 30 at the cemetery.

The Liberty Cemetery Association will meet at 3 p.m. on May 22 at the Liberty United Methodist Church fellowship hall.

Blue ribbons to show support for law enforcement, to be flown from vehicle antennae, are available from city hall in Pierce City to recognize National Police Week, May 15-21.

The Barry County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on May 24 at the home of Jerry and Barbara White in Purdy. Those attending are asked to bring a dessert and salad as the rest of the meal will be provided by the Whites.

An electronics recycling collection will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on May 21, sponsored by the Southwest Missouri Solid Waste District N, at the wastewater treatment plant in Aurora, 305 N. Hwy. 39.

A Big Tent Gospel Sing, sponsored by the Lawrence County Gospel Sing, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on May 28, south on Highway U from Highway 96, west of Miller. The tent is located close to the railroad tracks. The sing and pot luck dinner is held in connection with Tex Boggs and the Stone Bible Chapel. Lonnie Lawson and auctioneer Tex Boggs will act as masters of ceremonies.

The Verona City Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. on May 18 to discuss FEMA disaster relief for the December 2015 flooding.

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