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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Monett/Purdy Habitat for Humanity will hold its second annual Trivia Night fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church fellowship hall. Pizza, salad and soft drinks will be available at 6:15 p.m. Participation is $20 per person. Prizes will be available for the top two teams. For additional information, people may call Bill Van Eaton at 417-461-3065.

Pickleball, a cross between ping pong, badminton and tennis, played on a 20x44 foot court, will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon on April 22 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. All levels of skill are welcome, For additional information, people may call 417-635-2060.

A public forum on the finances of the Pierce City R-6 School District will be held at 7 p.m. today in the high school cafeteria and at 7 p.m. on April 21 in the Central Elementary School library. Parents and patrons are encouraged to attend.

Spring Walk to School Week in Monett will be held April 24 through 28. The same four locations will be used for starting points as in the fall. Volunteers are sought to help shepherd children along the route. To volunteer, people may call Patty Bounous at 235-6151.

The Monett Lions Club will hold its annual steak dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 22 at the Scott Regional Technology Center. The menu includes a Ribeye steak, baked potato, salad, dessert and beverage for $12. Tickets are available at Top Hat Cleaners.

Monett Police will host a drug takeback opportunity for disposal of unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 29 at Old Town Pharmacy, 100 Chapell Dr. in Monett. Patches will be accepted but not liquids and needles.

Monett Community Church will host a simulcast by inspirational speaker Priscilla Shirer, with evangelist Anthony Evans, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 22 at 2101 E. Cleveland. Cost is $10 per person and w women’s hygiene or personal care product for donation to the Monett Community Kitchen. Pre-registration may be made by calling 235-2407.

The Monett Lions Club will hold its annual steak dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 22 at the Scott Regional Technology Center. The menu includes a Ribeye steak, baked potato, salad, dessert and beverage for $12. Tickets are available at Top Hat Cleaners.

Counryside Christian Church, 1200 N. Eisenhower in Monett, will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Sunday, April 23. Following the 9 a.m. Sunday school, the 10 a.m. worship service will be held, followed by a pot luck dinner. Memories of the church family and activities through the years will be shared at the dinner. The public is welcome, especially former members.

The Barry County Relay for Life will hold a luncheon for cancer survivors at noon on April 22 at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. The annual Relay will be on April 28 at the Monett Middle School FEMA shelter.

A trivia night fundraiser has been planned for 6:30 p.m. on April 28 to support the Tri-County Pregnancy Resource Center, 315 S. Madison Ave. in Aurora. The event will be held at the Grace Community Church, 11189 Hwy. K in Mt. Vernon. A silent auction is also planned. Cost is $10 per person to participate. Concessions will be available. For additional information, people may call 417-678-0090.

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.

April 22 is the registration deadline for the inaugural Pierce City Photography Competition, which will take place as part of the Pierce City Arts Festival at Jolly Mill Park on April 29. Additional information is available by calling Chance Reynolds at 417-439-1252 or by email at pcprintcomp17@yahoo.com.

The next meeting of the McDowell Golden Jubilee will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at the old McDowell School, south of Pleasant Ridge on Highway VV, south of Highway Z. Fans of old-time music and performers are welcome. Concessions will be available

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