News in brief

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The area acoustic band Keltic Knot will offer its second annual Christmas concert in Monett at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. The concert is a benefit for the Monett Historical Society. Tickets are available at the door.

The First Baptist Church in Pierce City will host a free community dinner following the Christmas parade on Saturday.

The Barry-Lawrence County Toastmasters Club meets every Thursday at 5:15 p.m. at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon.

This week choir members from Monett High School will sing carols around town this week. Director Rachel Murad said the Chamber Choir will sing around town on Dec. 6 and 11. The Middle and High School Choirs will perform in the Monett Christmas Parade on Saturday. On Dec. 11. The high school choir concert will be at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 and the middle school choir concert at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the MHS Performing Arts Center. The Middle School and High School Bands will give their Yule concert at 6 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the PAC.

The Monett Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 601 S. Lincoln, will host the third annual “Light the World” Christmas concert featuring the Southwest Missouri Community Choir and the Handbell Choir from the First United Methodist Church in Cassville at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. The choir is led by Trent Oliphant, formerly with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square in Utah, who composed some of the music to be performed. Additional information is available by calling 417-424-1040.

The First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett, will held a pancake breakfast to benefit its Boy Scouts troop from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, in the church’s Fellowship Hall.

The Pleasant Ridge Special Road District commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. on Dec. 17 in the basement of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.

Relay for Life of Barry County will be having a planning meeting on Monday Dec. 10 at 5:30pm at Big Baldy’s BBQ in Monett. If you would like to join the committee or start a team please come. The tentative date for the 2019 event will be April 27 with time and location to be determined in the coming month.

Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the road barn west of the bridge off Eisenhower.

The Lawrence County Retired School Personnel will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the First Baptist Church, 201 S. Jefferson in Aurora. A talent show-n-tell show will be offered as the program. Those attending are asked to bring sandwiches or soup and a $5 door prize.

Next week at the Monett Branch Library, Sixth and Bond, a program on making up-cycle Christmas crafts will be offered at 10 a.m. on Dec. 10 at the Monett Branch Library, Sixth and Bond. Supplies will be provided. Those wishing to bring materials they want to use may also do so.

The MHS Pizzazz Poms Dance Team will host its annual Lil’ Pizzazz dance clinics on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the high school gym. This event is open to all boys and girls K-8 grades in any area public, private, or home school. Information is available via email at or by calling the high school office at 235-5445. The registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 7.

The Monett Elementary School Second Grade Christmas concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the MHS Performing Arts Center.

Purdy Elementary School will offer its Christmas concert in the new performing arts center at 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 6.

Annual community candlelight Christmas service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., at the First Congregational Church, Walnut and Washington. The service will include special music, seasonal readings, Christmas carols, ending with the congregation forming a circle and lighting candles to “Silent Night.” Refreshments will be service. Public is welcome.

The Crowder Theatre Department presents A Christmas Carol, Dec. 6-8, pm in the Black Box theatre in the Elsie Plaster Community Center. For more information contact or call 417-455-5458.

The Monett City Council will hold a special meeting at 9 .m. on Dec. 6 to review bids for grading to build a new public works facility south of the Justice Center, consider a real estate contract for purchase of 111 Fourth St and review bids for a renovation project at City Hall.

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