News in brief
Barry-Lawrence County Ducks Unlimited Chapter will hold its annual dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 12 at the Monett City Park Casino. In addition to food, a silent auction, live auction and raffles will be held. Tickets are $35 per person, $50 for a couple, and $15 for a Greenwing. For information, people may call Paul Wimsatt at 417-737-0991.
Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 st the road barn on Eisenhower, west of the wastewater treatment plant.
Barry-Lawrence Regional Library Board of Directors will meet at 9 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Pierce City branch, Main and Walnut.
Monett Police Chief George Daoud will be the speaker for the noon meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club on Oct. 16 at the Family Room steakhouse, First Street and East Broadway.
The First Presbyterian Church, 4 College St. in Aurora, will host a chili supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28. The bluegrass band Ripplin’ Creek will provide entertainment.
The Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society will have a business meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Bayless/Salyer House in Cassville.
A six-week Feel Better Now course will get underway Oct. 15, teaching participants how to feel better while managing chronic conditions, such as back pain, weight management, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, arthritis, emotions and stress. The cost of the class is paid for by a grant through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Southwest Regional Arthritis Center. The course will be held weekly from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays in Conference Room A (ground floor) at Cox Monett.
Monett Masonic Lodge No. 129 will host its 11th annual chicken dinner on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 11;30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and again from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 501 13th St. in Monett. The meal includes half a barbecued chicken, a side of baked beans, cole slaw dessert a roll and beverage for $6.
A medical marijuana discussion will be held at the Monett City Park Casino on Monday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Featured speakers are Lisa Roark, MD, of Roark Family Health in Cassville, Paul Callicoat, MD, a retired cardiologist from Joplin, Ashley Markum, the mother of a 5-year-old diagnosed with cerebral palsy and intractable epilepsy, and Trish Bertrand, a representative from Springfield NORML They will discuss Nov. 6 ballot issues.
Volunteers from New Site Baptist Church and the First United Methodist Church will join Habitat for Humanity workers on Habitat home under construction at 536 W. Logan on Saturday. Other volunteers are welcome to help.
The Lawrence County Historical Society will host a vintage tractor show and antique farm implement exhibit on Saturday, Oct. 13, on the grounds of the county museum, 11110 Farm Road 1137, on the northeast corner of Mt. Vernon next to the golf course. To reserve space, people may call Mark Conn at 417-849-7180. The annual quilt show will be held in the Jones Memorial Chapel.
The McDowell Gold Jubilee, scheduled to start concerts in October, has been postponed in part due to a bridge out on Highway VV, south from Pleasant Ridge. Organizers said that with additional issues with the historic McDowell school building, concerts will likely not resume before January.
Live old-time music will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Clio Community Center, Highways 37 and 248, next to the Clio Cemetery. Music is offered on an open mike basis so performers are welcome.
The family of Pierce City teen Tyler Tuell, who died in a vehicle crash on Saturday, has opened a Go Fund Me account to raise money for funeral expenses. Donations may be made at www.gofundme.com/scott-yates-funeral-expenses.
Barry-Lawrence Toastmasters meets at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon. For information, people may call 417-669-5635.
The Monett Area YMCA will host the annual Trunk or Treat celebration on Saturday, Oct. 27.
The Purdy Elementary School will hold its annual school carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 at the school.
A murder mystery fundraiser for St. Lawrence Catholic School will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the church parish hall. Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. and include a silent auction, dinner, a live auction and dancing. Tickets are $20 per adult, available by calling 235-3721.
The Pierce City FFA will host a fish fry and wild game feed at 5 p.m. on Oct. 13 at St. Mary’s Catholic School activity center. Dinner will be fish, wild game, tater tots, beans, corn bread and cole slaw for $10 in advance or $12 at the door.