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Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Monett Ministerial Association will host a Lenten services at noon April 5 at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 405 Seventh St. Jimmy Copley from Chapel of Grace will be the speaker. A light lunch will follow the services, around 12:30 p.m., at the host church.

The Monett Senior Center will host a dance at 7 p.m. on April 3 at the Monett City Park Casino. Evelyn Lock and the Outriders Band will play. Cost is $4. Participants are asked to bring a snack to share.

At the monthly meeting of the Monett City Council, bills paid included $1,046,779 to Empire District Electric for wholesale electricity, $94,429.55 to Visu-Sewer for sewer evaluation, $56,294 to CBIZ Insurance as the quarterly installment on liability insurance, and $31,544.91 to Joplin Industrial Electric for removing a motor control cabinet at the wastewater treatment plant. Bills added up to a total of $1,583,525.45 for the month.

The National Technical Honor Society at the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett will hold induction ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. on April 4.

The Not So Square Youth Theatre presents: “Thwacked: A Fractured Tale of Frogs, Folks and Falling Skies” on Sunday, April 2 at 3:00 at Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center (The MARC), 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. This theatre workshop is directed by Laura Hazelton and Andrew Jones. Participants in the youth theatre are from Monett, Aurora, and Mt. Vernon. Admission is free. This event is sponsored by Mt. Vernon Regional Arts and is a free theatre workshop for youth.

The Niche, located east of Monett on Highway 60, will hold an April Fools Day Open House today. Activities begin with live music at 8:30 a.m., a chess tournament at 9:30, free lunch, the Flyin’ Buzzards performing at 2 p.m. and door prizes every 30 minutes.

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1023, will be meeting at the Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett on Sunday, April 2 at 4:00 pm. Veterans from all wars are welcome.

Verona Elementary School will offer its Kindergarten Roundup for incoming students fro 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 20 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 21 at the Melvey Hillhouse Early Learning Center. Parents should bring immunization records and birth certificates. To make an appointment, people may call Leigh Ann Self at 417-498-4900.

The Ozark Country Quilters will meet at 9:30 a.m. on April 4 at Olds Photo Archive, Highway 248 in Cassville, for a workshop.

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce will host a dance at 7 p.m. on April 6 at the Chamber Event Center on Highway 37. The band Classic Country will play. Cost is $4.

OACAC in Aurora is offering a class on beginning gardening from 1 to 3 p.m. on April 4 and on couponing from 9 to 11 a.m. on April 10. Classes are offered at 203 S. Washington, Suite A, in Aurora. To register, people may call 417-678-5031.

The American Job Center, 100 S. Maple in Monett, will offer testing for the National Career Readiness Certificate, an eight-hour exam, at 9 a.m. on April 7. Pre-registration is needed by calling 235-7877.

The Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Expo and Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the MARC, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. Admission is $2. Concessions will be available.

Vision of Hope Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2101 E. Cleveland in Monett.

The Kings Prairie Community Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. on April 6 at the old school building, 11760 Farm Road 2015, southeast of Monett.

Spaces are still available to participate in the Monett Chamber of Commerce’s Business Showcase, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 8 at the Monett City Park Casino. The annual Easter Egg Hunt will also be held in conjunction with the showcase on the lawn of the casino, beginning at 11 a.m. For additional information, people may call the Chamber at 235-7919.

The Andy Dalton Shooting Range near Ash Grove in Lawrence County will offer .22 rifle shooting basics from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on April 8. For additional information, people may call 417-742-4361.

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