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Friday, April 21, 2017

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.

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.

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

A community walk, sponsored by the Healthy Schools/Healthy Community Initiative, will be held at 10 a.m. April 22 at Monett South Park. Walks are planned on the last two Saturdays of the month, April through August, beginning by the farmerís market at the South Park tennis courts and continue through a 20, 30 or 40-minute loop. There will be free snacks and giveaways. For additional information or a ride, people may call Shawn Hayden at 236-2593.

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.

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 womenís hygiene or personal care product for donation to the Monett Community Kitchen. Pre-registration may be made by calling 235-2407.

Next week at the Pierce City Senior Center, 104 N. Locust, roast beef will be the main course for the noon meal on April 25. On April 28 taco salad will be the luncheon. A dance featuring the Fun Timers Band will be held at 7 p.m. on April 27. Cost is $3.

The next Lawrence County Gospel Sing will be held at 2 p.m. on April 23 at the McKinley Christian Church, four miles north of Marionville on Highway 14. Lonnie Lawson will be the master of ceremonies. All singers and musicians are welcome.

The Harold Bell Wright/Pierce City Museum is open from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at 404 N. Walnut in Pierce City. The new exhibit of the month focuses on Martha Griffiths, Pierce City native who served 20 years in the U.S. Congress.

The Lawrence County Emergency Planning Committee will hold its quarterly meeting at noon on April 26 at Angus Branch restaurant in Monett.

Countryside 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 Southern Missouri Beekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. on today at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett.

The Ozark Festival Orchestra will hold its Young Artists and pops concert at 3 p.m. on April 23 at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. In addition to two young artists performing, the orchestra will play movie music and present three trumpeters on Leroy Andersonís ďBuglersí Holiday.Ē Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, free to students high school age and younger.

An Earth Day Fair is planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the visitorís center at Roaring River State Park. Crafts and activities are planned. Visitors may take home a free tree sapling. For additional information, people may call 417-847-3742.

The Seligman Chamber of Commerce will host a dance at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Chamberís Events Center on Highway 37. Cost is 4. Participants are asked to bring snack food to share

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