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Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016
News in brief

News in brief (02/06/16)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce will host a regional career fair from 1 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 18 at the Monett City Park Casino. For more information, people may call 235-7919. "The Baseball Show," the first play of the Monett Artists Guild, will be presented at 7 p.m. today and 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center...
News in Brief (02/05/16)
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 2013 will meet at 4 p.m. on Feb. 7 at Angus Branch Steakhouse on Chapell Drive in Monett. Cox Monett Hospital will host a Love Your Heart Breakfast and screening from 8 to 10 a.m. pm Feb. 26. Participants can receive a stroke and cardiac assessment, labs measuring blood sugar, kidney and thyroid function, general health information and breakfast. Seating is limited. Reservations are available by calling 354-1448...
News in Brief (02/03/16)
"The Baseball Show," the first play of the Monett Artists Guild, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Feb. 5 and 6 and 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. A ham and bean supper fundraiser to help Cub Scout Park No. 140 replace supplies lost in flooding at the American Legion Home will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the Legion, 717 E. Broadway. Donations will be accepted...
News in Brief (02/02/16)
The Monett R-1 School District has scheduled make-up for the missed day of school on Jan. 20 on Feb. 16. The missed day on Jan. 21 will be held Feb. 15. Friday, Feb. 12 will remain a February break day. The Monett Ministerial Association will again sponsor Lenten Services this year with a half-hour service starting at noon followed by a light lunch. The first session will be on Feb. 10 at Chapel of Grace, 1153 Farm Road 1060, with Bill Vincent, pastor at the First Presbyterian Church, speaking...
News in brief (01/30/16)
The Monett Branch Library, Sixth and Bond streets, an Elvis Presley movie will be shown at 1:30 p.m. today. A Bill Murray movie will be shown at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 6. The Monett R-1 School District has scheduled make-up for the missed day of school on Jan. 20 on Feb. 16. The missed day on Jan. 21 will be held Feb. 15. Friday, Feb. 12 will remain a February break day...
News in Brief (01/29/16)
"The Baseball Show," the first play of the Monett Artists Guild, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Feb. 5 and 6 and 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. The Knights of Columbus will host their annual free throw contest at 1 p.m. on Jan. 31 at St. Marys Catholic School gym in Pierce City. Registration begins at noon. The contest is open to boys and girls ages 9 to 14. For additional information, people may call 417-737-1933...
News in Brief (01/27/16)
The Kings Prairie Special Road District commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett. The Monett Senior Center will host a Valentine Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 1 at the Monett City Park Casino. Evelyn Lock and the Outriders Band will provide the music. Admission is $4. Participants are encouraged to bring a snack or pot luck to share...
News in Brief (01/26/16)
The Monett City Council will meet at 9 a.m. today to announce a new police chief and to discuss the Monett-Lawrence County 911 system. The meeting will be held at Monett City Hall. The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today at 705 E. Broadway in Monett...
News in brief (01/23/16)
The Monett City Council will meet at 9 p.m. on Jan. 26 at Monett City Hall to announce selection of the city's next police chief. The 911 service will also be discussed. Michael Evans, assistant superintendent for the Monett R-1 School District, will speak at the noon meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club on Jan. 26 at the Family Room Steakhouse, First and East Broadway in Monett...
News in Brief (01/22/16)
The Monett Lions Club has issued an open invitation to a public meeting on "Who are the Monett Lions Anyway?" at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Family Room Steakhouse, First and East Broadway. A meal will be available for $8.50, followed by the program at 7 p.m. For additional information, people may call 235-8646...
News in brief (01/20/16)
Monett Rural Fire District board will meet at 6 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the fire station on County Road in the Industrial Park. The annual volunteer appreciation luncheon for Loaves and Fishes will be held at noon on Jan. 21 at the First United Methodist Church in Monett...
News in Brief (01/19/16)
Participants in the Pizzazz Poms annual dance clinic will perform at the Monett cubs home basketball games today. The kindergarten to sixth grade students to perform between the junior varisity game, which starts at 6 p.m., and varsity game. The junior high students will perform at halftime during the varsity game...
News in brief (01/16/16)
The Monett City Council will hold a work session at 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 18 at Monett City Hall to discuss police chief candidates and upgrading the 911 system. A ham and bean supper fundraiser to help Cub Scout Park No. 140 replace supplies lost in flooding at the American Legion Home will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the Legion, 717 E. Broadway. Donations will be accepted...
News in Brief (01/15/16)
A benefit fundraiser dinner and auction for Charles Lewis of Monett, who will be at the Mayo Clinic for at least a week for testing related to kidney disease, will be held beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the First Baptist Church in Pierce City. ...
News in Brief (01/13/16)
The annual chili supper, offered by the Men's Club at St. John's Lutheran Church-Stones Prairie, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, in the parish hall. Donations accepted. Chili or vegetable soup, homemade pies and a beverage will be available. The church is located two-and-a-half miles northwest of Purdy at 5732 Farm Road 1057...
News in Brief (01/12/16)
Upcoming activities at the Monett Branch of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library include Joetta Johnston leading a crafts class, "Making Angels from Christmas Cards and Snowmen" at 2:30 p.m. today. The library is located at Sixth and Bond streets. The SilverTeens seniors singles group will meet at 6 p.m. on Jan. 21 for supper at the Angus Branch Steakhouse on Chapell Drive, east of Walmart. For additional information, people may call BJ McCauley at 417-393-9212...
News in brief (01/09/16)
The Monett/Purdy Habitat for Humanity affiliate is accepting applications for persons interested in partnering for Habitat's next building project. Applications are available at the Monett Chamber of Comemrce office, 200 E. Broadway or by calling 235-3333and leaving a message...
News in brief (01/08/16)
The Monett session in the program, "A Parents Guide to Internet Safety" will be presented 9 to 11 a.m. on Jan. 9 at the Monett Justice Center by former Monett Police Officer J.J. Goulbourne, in conjunction with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department and the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library. ...
News in Brief (01/06/16)
Upcoming activities at the Monett Branch of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library include an adult coloring get-together is slated for 2 p.m. on Jan. 7. Joetta Johnston will lead a crafts class, "Making Angels from Christmas Cards and Snowmen" at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 12. The library is located at Sixth and Bond streets...
News in Brief (01/05/16)
Businesses and residents in Monett with flood damage are asked to report that to the Monett dispatching center at 417-235-4241. Information is needed on an estimate of the damage, whether or not the reporting party owns the property, and if the property is covered by insurance. Emergency Management Director Bonnie Witt-Schulte said the information may help the area qualify for individual assistance...
News in brief (01/02/16)
The Monett Senior Citizens Center will host a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4 at the center, 405 Dairy St. Evelyn Lock and the Outrider Band will play. Cost is $3. Participants are encouraged to bring finger foods. Registration deadline is Monday, Jan. ...
News in brief (12/30/15)
The Monett Senior Citizens Center will host a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4 at the center, 405 Dairy St. The Monett Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch and Learn for Chamber members from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 7 in the community meeting room at 200 E. Broadway. Representatives from Missouri Southern State University will help lead a session on getting a business online. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to the meeting...
News in Brief (12/29/15)
The Monett City Council will meet at 9 a.m. today to appoint a new city council member and award a contract for an ultra violet disinfection system for the wastewater treatment plant. The 92nd annual Lawrence County Soils and Crops Conference will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 7 at the University of Missouri's Southwest Research Center near Mt. Vernon. A meal is available for $5 per person. The program will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m. To reserve a meal, people may call 417-466-3102...
News in brief (12/26/15)
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will have a blood drive from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 28 at Grace Community Church, 11189 Hwy. K, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Dec. 28 at the Lawrence County Justice Center in Mt. Vernon; and from 1 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 4, 2016 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 405 Seventh St. in Monett...
News in Brief (12/23/15)
Volunteers are welcome to help at the Linn Thornton Christmas Dinner at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central. Serving will run from 11 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m., depending on when food runs out and the crowd thins. Cooks are welcome as early as 7 a.m. ...
News in brief (12/19/15)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra and community choir will present 21 selections from Handel's "Messiah" at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, and students high school age and under are free...
News in Brief (12/18/15)
The Lighting of the Luminaries along East and West Crestwood Drive in Monett will take place on Sunday evening on Dec. 20, approximately one mile west of the Highway 37 and 60 intersection. Over 400 luminaries will line the streets, beginning at 5 p.m...
News in Brief (12/16/15)
The Monett Senior Center will offer a Christmas dinner from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. The menu includes turkey or ham with all the trimmings. Donations will be accepted. Meals at the center are open to all ages. The Verona R-7 Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 in the vo-ag room at the high school...
News in Brief (12/15/15)
Filings for public office for the April 5, 2016 election open today. City councils, school boards, road district commissioners and the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District will have vacancies. The Monett Special Road District commissioners will bee at 5 p.m. on Dec. 21 at the Monett City Hall conference room...
News in brief (12/12/15)
Due to weekend rain, the ceremony to bury the time capsule for the new Monett High School Performing Arts Center has been moved to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14 at the school. The capsule will be placed in front of the PAC and is scheduled for opening in 2040...
News in Brief (12/11/15)
A ceremony to bury the time capsule for the new Monett High School Performing Arts Center will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13 at the school. The capsule will be placed in front of the PAC and is scheduled for opening in 2040. Christmas parades on Saturday include the Monett parade at 11a.m. on Saturday, the Aurora parade at 2 p.m., the Seligman parade at 2 p.m. in Seligman, at 2 p.m. in Miller, at 5 p.m. in Pierce City and 5 p.m. in Marionville, and at 6 p.m. in Wheaton...
News in Brief (12/09/15)
The First Congregational Church in Pierce City will host a community Christmas service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13. Special music will be provided by singers from several churches. The service will include special music, Biblical readings and a reception to follow. The community is encouraged to participate...
News in Brief (12/08/15)
Cox Monett Hospital Auxiliary will hold a "Stuff a Critter" sales from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 15 at the hospital. More than 50 stuffable plush animals will be available for purchase, starting at $15. Clothing and accessories will be offered as well. Proceeds will benefit the hospitals fund to purchase flat screen TVs for all patient rooms...
News in brief (12/05/15)
The Monett Alternative Gift Fair will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the Monett Area YMCA Community Room. The Monett Festival of Lights is open evenings at Monett's South Park. The First Baptist Church in Monett will hold its "Hanging of the Greens" ceremony and present the children's musical "Follow the Star" at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6at the church...
News in brief (12/04/15)
Christmas parades this week include Exeter at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and Cassville at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5. Deadline to sign up for judging at the Monett Christmas parade is 5 p.m. today. Barry County Retired School Personnel will hold a Christmas meeting at 10:30 a.m. today at Happy House restaurant in Monett, followed by lunch at 11 a.m. Those attending are encouraged to bring canned goods or a boxed item to donate to Crosslines...
News in brief (12/02/15)
The Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association will sponsor the 23rd Annual Fall Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia and Collectibles Show at the Memorial Hall, located at 407 S. Garrison (Hwy. 571) in Carthage, on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dealers from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas will offer 54 tables at the largest collectibles show in southwest Missouri. Admission is free. For more information, people may call Brad Potter at 417-682-4500...
News in Brief (12/01/15)
Community Health and Wellness meetings will be held at the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library in Mt. Vernon on the third Friday of each month at 10 a.m. The December topic will be, "Diabetes: What YOu Need to Know." All information presented is peer-reviewed by physicians and pharmacists for accuracy and reliability. Refreshments will be served. For more information please contact Brenda Barger-Saunders at 417.793.9175...
News in brief (11/28/15)
The Monett Branch Library, Sixth and Bond, will host knitting classes for all levels at 2 p.m. on Dec. 1. Verda Brown will lead by class. All former Jumping- Jacks employees will gather for the annual Christmas reunion at Angus Branch Steakhouse Banquet Room in Monett at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 1. The meal will be from the buffet. Those attending are encouraged to make reservations By Nov. 27 with Marjorie at 476-2265 or Missy at 235- 6121...
News in brief (11/27/15)
The Barry County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the Steak Inn in Shell Knob. Guests should bring an unwrapped toy for Share Your Christmas. Children from the community will sing Christmas songs. The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 1 to 67 p.m. on Dec. 7 at Monett Community Church, 2102 E. Cleveland. The church sill supply soup and gumbo and "extra goodies" to donors...
News in brief (11/25/15)
Tom Wolfe Memorial Post 4207, VFW, will host its annual Community Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This meal is free of charge though contributions will be accepted. The fifth annual Turkey Trot will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26, at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. A free breakfast will be available from the Community Kitchen after the run. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 the day of the race...
News in Brief (11/24/15)
Cox Monett Auxiliary will host a Holiday Book Fair from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Books are Fun provides a large selection of books and gifts. Proceeds to benefit the Auxiliary's fund to purchase flat screen televisions for all patient room and waiting areas in the hospital. For more information, people may call 417/354-1404...
News in brief (11/21/15)
The annual Jolly Mill Park Old Fashioned Christmas and Open House will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 and 5 at the park, 10 miles southwest of Monett. Visitors are invited to bring camera. The Purdy High School Student Council will host its first American Red Cross Blood Drive of the year on Monday, Nov. ...
News in Brief (11/20/15)
The First Baptist Church in Pierce City will host a community Thanksgiving dinner at 6 p.m. on Nov. 21. Church members are cooking from food provided by Decatur Lodge. The Celebration Community Choir in Mt. Vernon will present "The Life of Christ" in song and narration at 3 p.m. on Nov. 22 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd...
News in Brief (11/18/15)
Tom Wolfe Memorial Post No. 4207 will host its annual community Thanksgiving lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 26. Donations will be accepted. No carry-outs, please. Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder's staff will host a listening post frp, 4 to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the Monett Branch Library, Sixth and Bond...
News in Brief (11/17/15)
The Ozark Christian Writer's Guild will meet at 1 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the First Baptist Church, South Highway 37 in Monett. For information, people may call 235-7209. The Monett Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Museum 507 east Broadway call 235-5908 for any information...
News in brief (11/14/15)
Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central. Steve Ostertag will speak on wintering top bar hives and problems that may be encountered. For information, people may call John Schmidt at 235-7726...
News in brief (11/13/15)
The Monett branch library will offer a program on crafts by Joetta Johnston t 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, on "Fingerlings: pop can angel ornaments." Participants need to bring two empty pop cans. The rest will be provided. The session is offered at Sixth and Bond...
News in Brief (11/10/15)
Drury University in Monett will host a Leadership Seminar at 7:15 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Monett City Park Casino. Monett School Superintendent Brad Hanson, 3D Corporate Solutions CEO Scott Walker, and Allison Cash from Askinosie Chocolate will speak. The free event will be preceded by a reception at 6:30 p.m...
News in brief (11/07/15)
A Veteran's Day music program will be presented by third graders from Central Park Elementary School, under the direction of Rachel Murad, at 6 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. Those attending are asked to make reservations by calling 354-2168...
News in brief (11/06/15)
The annual Veteran's Luncheon, sponsored by Scott Regional Technology Center and Monett High School, will be held on Nov. 9, with lunch at 12:30 p.m. at Scott Tech and the program to follow at the MHS Performing Arts Center. Veterans are welcome and are asked to make a reservation at 235-8356 to assist in meal preparations...
News in Brief (11/04/15)
A benefit chili supper will be held at 5 p.m. on Nov. 7 at St. Mary's Catholic School in Pierce City. The benefit will help the family of Levi and Rebecca Clymer and their six children, who lost their home in a fire on Oct. 29. A Mt. Vernon Community Health and Wellness Meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on "the Science of Daily Optimism" on Nov. 20 at the Mt. Vernon Library, 206 W. Water St., sponsored by Home Town Pharmacy. Refreshments will be served...
News in Brief (11/03/15)
The First United Methodist Church in Monett will host the fifth annual Turkey Trot at 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26 at the church. A free breakfast will be available from the Community Kitchen after the run. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 the day of the race. Volunteers may call the church office at 235-7444...
News in brief (10/31/15)
The Monett Times and Monett Lions Club will host a Halloween costume contest at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 in the Monett City Hall Auditorium, Candy will be provided for participants. The top three winners in each age group will have their photo in The Monett Times...
News in brief (10/30/15)
The Monett Times and Monett Lions Club will host a Halloween costume contest at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 in the Monett City Hall Auditorium, Candy will be provided for participants. The top three winners in each age group will have their photo in The Monett Times...
News in Brief (10/28/15)
The bridge over Clear Creek on South Elm Street by St. Mary's will be closed today through Friday for maintenance. The Monett R-1 school choirs will give a concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1 at the MHS Performing Arts Center. The middle school choir will perform at 2 p.m. and the high school choir at 3 p.m., featuring a special piece in commemoration of Holocaust victims with a guest violinist and cellist...
News in brief (10/24/15)
Monett's Trunk or Treat celebration will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 in the Monett Area YMCA parking lot, moving indoors in case of inclement weather. Dedication services for the new Monett/Purdy Habitat for Humanity house at 117 E. Nellie in Monett will be held at 10 a.m. today, Oct. 24. Those attending can meet the Courtney Shaw family and tour the home...
News in Brief (10/21/15)
Monett Masonic Lodge No. 129 will host a barbecued chicken dinner on Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 501 13th St. Cost is $6. Carryouts are available. The Monett High School Class of 1957 will hold a fall picnic at Monett South Park at noon on Saturday, Oct. ...
News in brief (10/20/15)
Alex Nsengimana, a survivor of the Rwanda genocide, will speak at 4 p.m. on Oct. 24 at New Site Baptist Church, southwest of Monett. Nsengimana now works full-time as national spokesman for Operation Christmas Child, and will speak on how a simple shoebox helped change his life...
News in brief (10/17/15)
For the Walking School Bus project this week in the Monett public schools, 61 students walked to school on the five routes on Wednesday. On Thursday, 60 students walked, for a total of 218 students over the four days. Monett R-1 wellness director Alex Severs extended appreciation to volunteers who helped make the project successful...
News in Brief (10/16/15)
Dedication services for the new Monett/Purdy Habitat for Humanity house at 117 E. Nellie in Monett will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. Those attending can meet the Courtney Shaw family and tour the home. Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. on Oct. 20 at Monett City Hall...
News in Brief (10/14/15)
A retirement reception open house for Monett Police Chief Tim Schweder will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Monett Justice Center. A benefit auction for the Barry-Lawrence County Development Center will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. A silent auction will start at 6 p.m., followed by a live auction at 7 p.m. Auctioneer Kenny Knaust will donate his services. Concessions will be available...
News in Brief (10/13/15)
Verona High School Class of 1955 will hold its 60th class reunion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Angus Branch Steakhouse, 114 Chapell Drive in Monett. Classmates and friends are invited. For addition information, people may call Doris Langer Meyer at 235-5469...
News in brief (10/10/15)
The sixth annual Monett FFA chili supper and benefit auction will be held on Oct. 10 at the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett, beginning at 6 p.m. The bluegrass band Ripplin' Creek will perform. A silent auction is also planned. The Freistatt Village Board of Trustees has rescheduled its monthly meeting to 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Freistatt Community Building...
News in brief (10/09/15)
Apple Butter Makin' Days runs through Sunday in downtown Mt. Vernon. More than 400 crafts vendors are expected. Live music today will include Show Me Talent Show contest winners, beginning at 2 p.m. Entertainment Saturday includes the Mt. Vernon Show Choir at 10:40 a.m., the Flayin' Buzzards at 10:50 a.m., Southern Green at noon, Riff Raff at 1:15 p.m.; and Sister Lucille at 2:30 p.m. Local church groups will perform on Sunday...
News in Brief (10/07/15)
The Freistatt Village Board of Trustees has rescheduled its monthly meeting from today to 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Freistatt Community Building.
News in Brief (10/06/15)
A quilting class led by Cheryl Willis will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the Monett Branch Library, Sixth and Bond. "Exchanging blocks" will be the topic. Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will meet at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. A pot luck meal will be followed by Steve Ostertag speaking about wintering hives. Kevin Young will speak about hive beetles. Interested persons may call John Schmidt at 235-7726 or Ostertag at 235-7989...
News in brief (10/03/15)
The Monett Lawrence County 911 Advisory Board will meet at noon on Oct. 14 at the Lawrence County Courthouse in Mt. Vernon. The Ozark Festival Orchestra invites singers to join a community chorus to perform Handel's "Messiah" for the Christmas season. ...
News in Brief (10/02/15)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra invites singers to join a community chorus to perform Handel's "Messiah" for the Christmas season. Choir rehearsals are held weekly at 2 p.m. on Sundays at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. The performance will be held on Dec. 19 at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. Music scores will be provided. Anyone interested in singing one of the solos is also welcome. For additional information, people may call Ragsdale at 417-236-5475...
News in Brief (09/30/15)
The annual meeting of parents and guardians with students in the Monett R-1 School District receiving services funded by the federal Title 1 program will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the central office meeting room at 900 E. Scott, behind the E.E. Camp gymnasium. Assistant Superintendent Mike Evans will review how the program is working...
News in Brief (09/29/15)
A dance will be held at 7 p.m. on oct. 3 at the Cassville Senior Center, 1111 Fair St. The band Roaring River Sound will perform. Cost is $4. Proceeds benefit the center. For additional information, people may call 417-846-5355. Vietnam Veterans of America No. 1023 will meet at 4 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Angus Branch Steakhouse, on Chapell Drive east of Walmart. For additional information, people may contact pafiscus@yahoo.com...
News in brief (09/26/15)
The Newtonia Fall Festival runs today in Newtonia. The New Liberty Church will host its annual rummage sale on Oct. 2 and 3, beginning both days at 8 a.m. The church is located two miles east of Monett on Highway 60 and south on Highway Z one mile. The Barry County Health Department is offering flu shots from 7:30 a.m. ...
News in Brief (09/25/15)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra invites singers to join a community chorus to perform Handel's "Messiah" for the Christmas season. Choir rehearsals are held weekly at 2 p.m. on Sundays. The performance will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. Music scores will be provided. Anyone interested in singing one of the solos is also welcome. For additional information, people may call Ragsdale at 417-236-5475...
News in Brief (09/23/15)
The Monett Elementary School Family Fun Fest will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the school. Activities, games and concessions will be available. A golf tournament to benefit the Children's Smile Center, providing services to children and expectant mothers in Barry and Lawrence counties, will be held on Oct. 16 at Hidden Valley Golf Links at Clever. The tournament is a four-person scramble in three flights. For additional information, people may call Chris Myers at 417-887-0585...
News in Brief (09/22/15)
Two speakers will discuss bringing a new medical school to Joplin at the noon meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club today at the Family Room Steakhouse, First and East Broadway. The Ozark Christian Writers Guild will meet at 1 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the First Baptist Church on Highway 37. For additional informaiton, people may call Marty Frost at 235-7209...
News in brief (09/19/15)
The Monett City Council has added discussion of the new animal control pound to the agenda of the monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday at Monett City Hall. Author Sharon Rushton will speak at 11:30 a.m. today at the Marionville Branch Library, part of the Apple Fest celebration. Rushton's novel "No Paved Road to Freedom" describes the Communist occupation of Romania...
News in Brief (09/18/15)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra invites singers to join a community chorus to perform Handel's "Messiah" for the Christmas season. Choir rehearsals are held weekly at 2 p.m. on Sundays. The performance will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. Music scores will be provided. Anyone interested in singing one of the solos is also welcome. For additional information, people may call Ragsdale at 417-236-5475...
News in Brief (09/16/15)
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 91 will offer a Loaded Potato Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 18 at the Legion Home, 717 E. Broadway. Cost is $5, including dessert and beverage. Carry-outs are available. Proceeds will benefit ALA children and youth programs...
News in Brief (09/15/15)
Monett R-1 wellness program and Healthy Schools/Healthy Community Initiative will be again hold its fall Walk to School Week through Friday. This event will be very similar to the Walk to School Week in April, starting from three designated locations: MES, North Park, Cox Monett Hospital to CPE/MMS/MIS...
News in brief (09/12/15)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra invites singers to join a community chorus to perform Handel's "Messiah" for the Christmas season. Choir rehearsals will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett, led by Jerry Ragsdale. ...
News in Brief (09/11/15)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra invites singers to join a community chorus to perform Handel's "Messiah" for the Christmas season. Choir rehearsals will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett, led by Jerry Ragsdale. ...
News in Brief (09/09/15)
The grand opening concert of the Monett High School Performing Arts Center will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10. The concert is free and the public is welcome. The Ozark Festival Orchestra invites singers to join a community chorus to perform Handel's "Messiah" for the Christmas season. ...
News in Brief (09/08/15)
The Monett City Council will meet at 9 a.m. on Sept. 9 at Monett City Hall. In emergency action, council members will authorize issuing $1,895,000 in bonds for extending and improving the city's sewage system, which includes wastewater treatment plant upgrades. Council members will also consider a proposal from the Missouri Police Chiefs' Association to assist in finding a new Monett police chief, and vacating property at Sixth and Park streets...
News in brief (09/05/15)
The Monett Senior Center will host a dance at 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 at 405 Dairy St. Volunteers at the Habitat for Humanity house in Monett will concentrate on painting today. Work begins at 8 a.m. at 117 E. Nellie. Anyone interested in volunteering may call Ron Overeem at 235-7710...
News in brief (09/04/15)
The Monett Senior Center will host a dance at 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 at 405 Dairy St. Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a blood drive fromm 8 a.m. to noon on Sept. 15 at the EFCO main plant on 1000 County Rd.; from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Sept.18 at Mercy Hospital, 500 Porter in Aurora...
News in Brief (09/02/15)
The Monett Senior Center will host a dance at 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 at 405 Dairy St. Vietnam Veterans of America will meet at 4 p.m. on Sept. 6 at Angus Branch Steakhouse, east of the Monett Walmart. A hunter education class will be held from 8 a.m. to noon of Sept. 5 at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Andy Dalton Shooting Range near Ash Grove...
News in Brief (09/01/15)
Cox Monett Hospital will offer a leaner life class to help people lose weight, continue a healthy lifestyle and maintain weight loss. Classes will be offered on Wednesdays for eight weeks, from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 2 in Conference Room A. The class provides week-to-week accountability. A physician referral is needed to participate. Cost is $186. For additional information, people may call 236-2591...
News in brief (08/29/15)
The 100-mile Yard Sale has been scheduled for Aug. 29, on a route that runs from Mt. Vernon through Pierce City, Monett and Aurora. Signs are available at the Monett Chamber of Commerce office, 200 E. Broadway, as well as maps showing both the Monett and entire routes...
News in brief (08/28/15)
Volunteers at the Habitat for Humanity house in Monett will concentrate on painting this week. Work begins at 8 a.m. at 117 E. Nellie. Anyone interested in volunteering may call Ron Overeem at 235-7710. Supporters of the Children's Center in Monett are invited to attend a check presentation ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 4 at the facility on West Highway 37. The Monett Lions Club and the Monett Community Foundation. For additional information, people may call Vickie Dudley at 417-623-2292...
News in Brief (08/26/15)
The Freistatt Village Board of Trustees will hold a special session at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27 at the Freistatt Community Building. The only item on the agenda is upgrading the water and sewer billing program, which requires emergency action.
News in Brief (08/25/15)
Jack Henry and Associates has declared a regular cash dividend on its common stock, par value $.01 per share, payable on Sept. 25 to stockholders of record as of Sept. 4. The Ozark Christian Writers Guild will meet at 1 p.m. on Aug. 26 at the First Baptist Church, Highway 37 in Monett. Tammy Schell will serve as moderator. For additional information, people may call Marty Frost at 235-7209...
News in brief (08/22/15)
Barry County Associate Circuit Court Judge Johnnie Cox and the Drug Court team will provide the program at the noon meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club on Aug. 25 at the Family Room Steakhouse, First and Broadway in Monett. Southern Gospel group New Road will be in concert Sunday evening, Aug. ...
News in Brief (08/21/15)
The 100-mile Yard Sale has been scheduled for Aug. 29, on a route that runs from Mt. Vernon through Pierce City, Monett and Aurora. Signs are available at the Monett chamber of Commerce office, 200 E. Broadway, as well as maps showing both the Monett and entire routes...
News in Brief (08/19/15)
A memorial service for those lost in the riot on Aug. 19, 1901 in Pierce City will be held at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday on the edge of the parking lot of city hall in Pierce City. The annual POW/MIA memorial ceremony, hosted by Tom Wolfe Memorial Post No. 4207, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and its Ladies Auxiliary, will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 18 at the Phantom Jet veterans memorial at Monett South Park...
News in brief (08/15/15)
The Monett City Council will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. on Aug. 18 to review the 2014-2015 fiscal year audit. Council members will also appoint members to the new Monett-Lawrence County E911 Advisory Board. The meeting will be held at Monett City Hall...
News in Brief (08/14/15)
The Monett/Purdy Habitat for Humanity affiliate board will meet at 5 p.m. on Aug. 18 at the First Christian Church, Fourth and Wishart in Monett. School opens Monday at Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt and Berean Christian Academy in Monett. The Ozark Christian Writers Guild will meet at 1 p.m. on Aug. 26 at the First Baptist Church, Highway 37 in Monett. Tammy Schell will serve as moderator. For additional information, people may call Marty Frost at 235-7209...
News in Brief (08/12/15)
Cox Monett Hospital will offer a leaner life class to help people lose weight, continue a healthy lifestyle and maintain weight loss. Classes will be offered on Wednesdays for eight weeks, from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 2 in Conference Room A. The class provides week-to-week accountability. A physician referral is needed to participate. Cost is $186. For additional information, people may call 236-2591...
News in Brief (08/11/15)
Cox Monett Hospital will host its third annual Live Well Health and Safety Fair from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Monett Area YMCA. Discounted blood tests, requiring fasting, will be available. Education and safety checks for stroke, heart disease, weight management, car seats and newborn education will be available. For additional information, people may call 417/354-1448...
News in brief (08/08/15)
Volunteers from New Site Baptist Church will help the effort at the Habitat for Humanity house construction today at 117 E. Nellie. Crews this week will work on siding. All volunteers are welcome. For additional information, people may call Ron Overeem at 235-7710...
News in Brief (08/07/15)
Verona schools' open house is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Students may pick up schedules and beginning school packets at this time. Prior to the open house, seventh grade students and their parents are invited to meet in the gym for an orientation meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m...
News in Brief (08/05/15)
Weather permitting, Eisenhower Street in Monett will be closed one-half mile south of Highway 60 the week of Aug. 3 for repairs. The Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet one week early this month, at 7 p.m. on Aug. 10 at at the Barry County Museum. Erin Smither from the Missouri State Historical Society will speak about the 1916-1917 Streetcar strike in Springfield...
News in Brief (08/04/15)
Election is today for Monett's .5 percent sales tax for transportation purposes. Unlike some past elections when Monett has combined polling places, Lawrence County residents will vote at the First Presbyterian Church at 700 Sycamore, and Barry County residents will vote at the City Park Casino...
News in brief (08/01/15)
Weather permitting, Eisenhower Street in Monett will be closed one-half mile south of Highway 60 the week of Aug. 3 for repairs. A concealed and carry weapons class will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 with certified instructors at the farm of Patty Spencer on the county line at Farm Road 2000 in rural Verona, approximately one-and-a-half miles east of Highway 60. ...
News in Brief (07/31/15)
Absentee voting for the Monett City Special election, containing the proposed half-percent transportation tax, continues through Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barry County Circuit Clerk's Office in Cassville. Voters must present one form of identification, like a driver's license or voter registration card. On Aug. 4, polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. For more information, people may call Clerk Gary Youngblood's office at 417-847-2762, or email barrycountyclerk@centurytel.net...
News in Brief (07/29/15)
Writers Helping Writers will meet at 5:15 p.m. on July 30 at the community room of the Pierce City Library Branch. Writers are invited to bring their works in progress or story ideas to receive encouragement. Any writing style, genre or length. For additional information, people may call Polly McCrillis at 417-669-5146...
News in Brief (07/28/15)
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 3 at New Site Baptist Church, 1925 Farm Road 1060, southwest of Monett. Writers Helping Writers will meet at 5:15 p.m. on July 30 at the community room of the Pierce City Library Branch. Writers are invited to bring their works in progress or story ideas to receive encouragement. Any writing style, genre or length. For additional information, people may call Polly McCrillis at 417-669-5146...
News in brief (07/25/15)
Absentee voting for the Monett City Special election, containing the proposed half-percent transportation tax, continues through Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barry County Circuit Clerk's Office in Cassville. Voters must present one form of identification, like a driver's license or voter registration card. On Aug. 4, polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. For more information, people may call Youngblood's office at 417-847-2762, or email barrycountyclerk@centurytel.net...
News in brief (07/24/15)
Mt. Vernon Community Theater presents the musical "Bye, Bye Birdie" at 7 p.m. Thursday through Friday, July 23-24, and 3 p.m. July 25 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. Tickets may be purchased at the MARC box office, by emailing mtvernoncommunitytheatre@gmail.com, or by calling (417) 413-4104...
News in Brief (07/22/15)
The annual Barry County sale of properties with unpaid property taxes will be held on Aug. 24 at the historic county courthouse in Cassville. The tax list is available online at barrycountycollector.com. Those interested in purchasing a booklet of listings can contact Sherry Sears, assessor, at 417-847-4589...
News in Brief (07/21/15)
The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on July 21 at the museum, 705 E. Broadway. The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library's Summer Reading Club concludes its activities this coming week. The Monett Branch will feature Hero Olympics at 3:30 p.m. on July 21. The Pierce City Branch will focus on Superhero Readers at 10 a.m. on July 22. The Purdy Branch hosts a pizza party and gives awards to club participants at 11 a.m. on July 22...
News in brief (07/18/15)
Registration is still being accepted to participate in the MASH Camp at Cox Monett Hospital for students grades six to nine on July 30 and 31. Participants will learn about dealing with medical issues, play a pandemic game and participate in workshops, beginning at 9 a.m. each day. For additional information, people may call 417-836-6154...
News in Brief (07/17/15)
Southern gospel artist Becky Lercher will present a concert at 8:20 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 19 at the First Baptist Church in Monett, and at 6 p.m. at the First Free Will Baptist Church, 107 W. Sycamore in Monett. A benefit dinner for the Joe Portillo family will be held at 5 p.m. ...
News in Brief (07/15/15)
The 126th annual Barry County Camp Meeting continues through July 19 next to the Log Church, located four miles east of Butterfield on Highway U and a half mile south on Farm Road 1115. Speakers at 7 p.m. include Mark Moller today, Wyatt Howerton on Thursday, Ron Allred on Friday, Doyle Russell on Saturday, concluding with Bob Thompson Jr. at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday...
News in Brief (07/14/15)
The Tri-State Water Coalition board will meet at 9 a.m. on July 15 at the new Monett water treatment plant, 1140 N. Eisenhower. Registration is still being accepted to participate in the MASH Camp at Cox Monett Hospital for students grades six to nine on July 30 and 31. Participants will learn about dealing with medical issues, play a pandemic game and participate in workshops, beginning at 9 a.m. each day. For additional information, people may call 417-836-6154...
News in brief (07/11/15)
Programs in the Summer Reading Club at branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library continue next week. Children will get to hear about comic book hero Batman at 3:30 p.m. on July 14 at the Monett Branch. Connection Magazine editor Jacob Brower will speak to adults at 10 a.m. on July 16 at the Monett Branch. The Pierce City Branch will have a program on hometown heroes at 10 a.m. on July 15. The Purdy Branch is offering "superhero crafts" all day on July 13, 15 and 17...
News in Brief (07/10/15)
Absentee voting is now open for the Aug. 4 election. Monett voters will consider a half-cent sales tax dedicated to transportation issues, to go into effect in April 2016. Ballots are available at the Barry County Clerk's office in Cassville. Jimmy Ray Lewis, author of "Listening to the Jar Flies: Growing up in Wheaton and Rocky Comfort," will appear from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 19 at the Wheaton Depot Museum for a book signing...
News in Brief (07/08/15)
The Monett City Council will meet at 9 a.m. today at Monett City Hall. Public discussion will be heard on a proposal from the Monett School District to close Ninth Street between Cleveland and Scott during the school day. Bids for renovating City Hall will be reviewed. A contract for dispatching services for the city of Miller will be introduced...
News in Brief (07/07/15)
St. John's Lutheran Church on Highway H, north of Monett, will offer Camp Discovery Vacation Bible School July 12 through July 16 from 5:30-8 p.m. All ages are welcome. Advance registration can be made online at http://tinyurl.com/oe3wuz8 Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District N executive board will meet at 11:50 a.m. on July 14 at Alice Irene's restaurant in Marionville...
News in brief (07/03/15)
Tickets for the Monett Lions Club barbecued chicken dinner on July 4 are now on sales at Top Hat Cleaners, 210 W. Broadway in Monett, and at Community National Bank, UMB Bank and First State Bank branches. Dinners will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lions barbecue pit west of the Monett City Park Casino at South Park. Tickets are $6 in advance or $7 at the door...
News in Brief (07/01/15)
Craig Williams, Barry County circuit clerk and recorder of deeds, explained Tuesday why his office must wait until July 21 to issue same-sex marriage licenses. "On these tabs marked 'Groom' and 'Bride,' there is no indicator what sex they are, as before the ruling it was presumed groom was a male and bride was a female," he said. ...
News in brief (06/30/15)
Freedom Arena, located midway between Mount Vernon and Aurora on Highway 39, will host Jackpot Team Roping at 6 p.m. on July 12 and July 26, with Pick 1 Draw 2, No. 11, No Cap with 8 incentive, plus 5D Barrel Race Saddle Series on July 2, 9 and 16. Exhibitions start at 6 p.m. and the Jackpot is at 8 p.m. The Ranch Rodeo will be held at 7 p.m. on July 18...
News in Brief (06/26/15)
The First Baptist Church in Monett will host a baptism and church-wide picnic on June 28 at Jolly Mill, with baptism at 5 p.m. and the picnic following. Meat, bread and drinks will be provided, and attendees should bring their own lawn chairs, chips, dips, vegetable trays, desserts or any other food item they wish to share...
News in Brief (06/24/15)
The Barry County Collector's Office, headed by Collector Janice Varner, is preparing for the annual Barry County Real Estate Delinquent Tax Sale on Aug. 24. The first publication about the sale will be printed in the Cassville Democrat on July 15, at which time copies will be available at the collector's office. ...
News in Brief (06/23/15)
A quilting class with Cheryl Willis will be held on July 1 at 2:30 p.m. at the Monett Branch Library. The topic will be die casting. Kings Prairie Special Road District commisisoners will meet at 7 p.m. on June 23 at Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett...
News in Brief (06/20/15)
Kings Prairie Special Road District commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. on June 23 at Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett. The Monett Rural Fire District will meet at 6 p.m. on June 30 at the main fire station on County Road, below the Industrial Park water standpipes...
News in Brief (06/19/15)
Tickets for the Monett Lions Club barbecued chicken dinner on July 4 are now on sales at Top Hat Cleaners, 210 W. Broadway in Monett, and at Community National Bank, UMB Bank and First State Bank branches. Dinners will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lions barbecue pit west of the Monett City Park Casino at South Park. Tickets are $6 in advance or $7 at the door...
News in Brief (06/17/15)
The retirement reception for Wayne Sooter at City Hall in Pierce City on June 19 and will be rescheduled at a later date. The Summer Reading Club at the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library branches will continue next week. At the Monett Branch, a program on community heroes, featuring the Monett fire and police departments, will take place at 3:30 p.m. ...
News in Brief (06/16/15)
The Barry County Retired School Personnel will have its monthly meeting on Friday, June 26. This meeting will be held jointly with the Lawrence County Retired Teachers at 10:30 a.m. on June 26 at Family Room Steakhouse, 10 E. Broadway in Monett. The next Lawrence County Gospel Sing will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 at the Freewill Faith and Hope Baptist Church, 619 N. Elliott in Aurora...
News in Brief (06/13/15)
Mosquito spraying will take place in Monett next week, from 8 p.m. to midnight, weather permitting. June 16 crews will run north of Cleveland, June 17 between Cleveland and Highway 60, and June 18 south of Highway 60. The Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on June 15 at the Barry County Museum. Rod Anderson will present his program on the legacy of the V.B. Hall family...
News in Brief (06/12/15)
Wayne Sooter is retiring from the Pierce City public works department. An open house retirement party will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on June 19 at PC City Hall. Body of Christ Ministries in Wheaton will offer a program by prison minister Tony Mac at 7 p.m. on June 12. For additional information, people may call 417-652-3709...
News in Brief (06/10/15)
A Kids Fishing Tournament will be hosted by the Monett Sportsmen's League from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 13 at the Monett Park Lake. Children age 15 and under are encouraged to attend and bring their own fishing equipment. Bait, prizes and lunch will be provided. Cash prizes will be given to the top finishers. League members will be on hand to provide assistance...
News in Brief (06/09/15)
The SilverTeens Single Seniors will meet for supper at 6 p.m. on June 11 at the Monett Family Steakhouse, formerly Black Kettle. For more information, people may call BJ at 417-393-9212. The Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District board will meet at 6 p.m. today, June 9, at 307 Dairy St. Business items include a possible board appointment...
News in brief (06/06/15)
The Monett FFA will have a table at Walmart in Monett from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 to collect donations for Shoeboxes for Soldiers. They will be sent and soldiers will receive them just in time for the July 4. The Monett Municipal Swimming Pool at South Park is open through July 31. ...
News in Brief (06/05/15)
The Monett FFA will have a table at Walmart in Monett from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 to collect donations for Shoeboxes for Soldiers. They will be sent and soldiers will receive them just in time for the July 4. The Monett Municipal Swimming Pool at South Park is open through July 31. ...
News in Brief (06/03/15)
Activities in the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library Summer Book Club continue on June 9 at the Monett Branch with "Character Heroes," a presentation by Ronald McDonald. On June 10, the Purdy Branch will have "Science Heroes with Simple Machines" at 10 a.m., presented by the Discovery Center. ...
News in Brief (06/02/15)
A program on the 10 early signs of Alzheimer's disease will be offered from 2 to 3:30 p.m. p.m. on June 3 at Bentonview Park Health and Rehabilitation, 410 W. Benton in Monett. For additional information, people may call Pam Foland at 235-6031. Randy Henderson will speak about his experience at this year's Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta, Ga. at the noon meeting today of the Monett Kiwanis Club at Happy House restaurant...
News in Brief (05/30/15)
Crosslines in Monett had a stock trailer pull up to its dock on Thursday night and spend much of an hour tossing boxes and material onto the ground. Director MaLinda King said all the items were broken and destroyed. She asked that no one deposit unresellable material at the charity's thrift store. Money from store sales will have to be used to send the unloaded material to the dump...
News in Brief (05/29/15)
Activities in the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library Summer Book Club continue on June 2 at the Monett Branch with Animal Super Powers, a presentation by the Dickerson Park Zoo staff. On June 3, the Purdy Branch will have Tall Tale Heroes at 10 a.m. and the Pierce City Branch will have the Animal Super Powers program at 10 a.m. Summer Reading Club has programs weekly through the third week in July. For more information, people may call 235-6646...
News in Brief (05/27/15)
The Barry County Relay for Life will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight on May 29 at Monett's South Park. For additional information, people may call 417-447-1476. The Newtonia Battlefield Preservation Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. on May 28 at the Newtonia Community Center. Jack and Leann Sours will present music of the Civil War...
News in Brief (05/26/15)
The Pierce City Senior Center will host a dance with The Fun Timers Band on Thursday, May 28 from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $3. Finger foods are welcome. The center is located at 104 Locust Street in Pierce City. Contact: 476-5800 or 737-4900. The American Job Center will hold a drive-through job fest, created to meet the need of employers with seasonal jobs and job seekers looking for opportunities. ...
News in brief (05/23/15)
A Memorial Day service will be held by the Tom Wolfe Memorial Post No. 4207, VFW, and its Ladies Auxiliary at noon on May 25 at the Monett IOOF Cemetery. Donations will be accepted at the Pierce City Cemetery this weekend for upkeep of the graveyard. The Pierce City Cemetery Association maintains the facility, not the city...
News in brief (05/22/15)
A Memorial Day service will be held by the Tom Wolfe Memorial Post No. 4207, VFW, and its Ladies Auxiliary at noon on May 25 at the Monett IOOF Cemetery. The Monett Farmers Market will be open for the third week beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday and running until around noon. The market is located in a parking area by the tennis courts...
News in Brief (05/20/15)
Monett High School Class of 1965 will hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, May 23 at the Masonic Lodge on 13th Street in Monett, beginning at 5 p.m. The class will also meet at the home of Mike and Donna Knight beginning at 6 p.m. For additional information, people may call 417-669-9835...
News in Brief (05/19/15)
Dan Janssen, swimming/diving and soccer coach at Monett High School, will speak about these programs at the noon meeting on May 19 of the Monett Kiwanis Club, held at Happy House restaurant. The Monett Rural Fire District board will meet at 6 p.m. on May 26 at the station on County Road in Monett...
News in Brief (05/16/15)
VFW Post No. 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 20 at the Post, west of Monett on Highway 60. The meal will include baked pork chops, dressing, green beans, biscuit, salad, dessert and beverage for $6.50. Dan Janssen, swimming/diving and soccer coach at Monett High School, will speak about these programs at the noon meeting on May 19 of the Monett Kiwanis Club, held at Happy House restaurant...
News in Brief (05/15/15)
The seventh annual Pierce City Arts Festival will be held Saturday, May 16 at Pierce City's South Park. Area artists will bring with creations, from painting to sculpture. Vintners from 7C's, Keltoi and Meyer Farms Wines will offer a wine tasting. Doors open at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music will be provided by the Caleb Miller Solo Project. Activities will be available for children...
News in Brief (05/13/15)
The seventh annual Pierce City Arts Festival will be held Saturday, May 16 at Pierce City's South Park. Area artists will bring with creations, from painting to sculpture. Vintners from 7C's, Keltoi and Meyer Farms Wines will offer a wine tasting. Doors open at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music will be provided by the Caleb Miller Solo Project. Activities will be available for children...
News in Brief (05/12/15)
The Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. on May 12 at 307 Dairy St. Jack Henry and Associates has announced a quarterly cash dividend of $.25 per share on common stock, payable June 9 to stockholders of record on May 26. On May 4, the company had 80,973,226 shares of outstanding common stock...
News in brief (05/09/15)
A rib dinner will be offered by Decatur Lodge No. 400, AF&AM from noon to 7 p.m. on May 9 at the Lodge in Pierce City, a half block north of the bandstand. A plate of baby back ribs, potato salad and drink will be available for $12. Carry-outs will be available...
News in Brief (05/06/15)
The Monett citywide clean-up will run through May 8. Crews go from Ninth Street to the east city limits on May 6, and will conclude south of the railroad tracks May 7 and May 8. For information, people may call 235-3495. A rib dinner will be offered by Decatur Lodge No. 400, AF&AM from noon to 7 p.m. on May 9 at the Lodge in Pierce City, a half block north of the bandstand. A plate of baby back ribs, potato salad and drink will be available for $12. Carry-outs will be available...
News in brief (05/05/15)
The Monett citywide clean-up will run through May 8. Crews go from Ninth Street to the east city limits on May 5 and May 6, and will conclude south of the railroad tracks May 7 and May 8. For information, people may call 235-3495. The Monett Chamber of Commerce and the Monett Ministerial Association will host an annual Prayer Breakfast in recognition of the National Day of Prayer at 7 a.m. ...
News in brief (05/02/15)
The Monett High School Choir will present its spring concert at 2 p.m. on May 3 at the Monett High School commons. The Freistatt Neighborhood Watch will meet at 7 p.m. on May 7 at the Freistatt Community Building. Cheryl Willis will present a program on an introduction to quilting at 2:30 p.m. on May 6 at the Monett Library Branch, at Sixth and Bond streets...
News in Brief (05/01/15)
The Pierce City Senior Citizens Prom will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 3 at the Pierce City High School cafeteria. Fred Lacey and the Matadors will provide the music. The annual event is hosted by the PCHS National Honor Society Chapter. The Monett High School Choir will present its spring concert at 2 p.m. on May 3 at the Monett High School commons...
News in Brief (04/29/15)
An electronics recycling collection will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 2 at the EFCO parking hold on Highway 60. Some fees may apply. The drive is a joint project by EFCO, the City of Monett, the Southwest Missouri Solid Waste District N and Computer Recycling in Springfield. For additional information, people may call 236-9012...
News in Brief (04/28/15)
Art instructors April Davis Brunner of Joplin and Becky Golubski of Pierce City will offer a "Canvas and Coffee" session of painters of all skill levels from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 at Mocha Jo's coffee café, 404 E. Broadway in downtown Monett. Cost is $40 per person. All materials will be supplied. Reservations may be by calling Golubski at 417-489-3041 or Brunner at 417-358-6329...
News in brief (04/25/15)
Monett High School will hold Baccalaureate services at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13 in the high school commons. Commencement exercises will be held at 8 p.m. on May 15 in the high school gym. The Lawrence County 911 Exploratory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on April 29 at the Monett Justice Center...
News in Brief (04/24/15)
Walk to School Day on Thursday in Monett had 210 students participating. The Monett Rural Fire District board will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 at the rural fire station on County Road in Monett. The grand opening of the Monett Community Garden has been moved to 10 a.m. on April 25. The garden will be located south of the Monett Community Church...
News in Brief (04/21/15)
The Monett city-wide clean-up will run April 27 through May 8. For information, people may call 235-3495. The SilverTeens senior singles group will meet for supper at 7 p.m. on April 30 at Alice Irene's restaurant in Marionville. Persons interested in car pooling may meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Monett Senior Center, 405 Dairy St...
News in brief (04/18/15)
The grand opening of the Monett Community Garden has been moved to 10 a.m. on April 25. The garden will be located south of the Monett Community Church. The Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, at First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. Those interested in beekeeping or wanting to learn more are invited to attend. For more information, call John Schmidt at 235-7726...
News in Brief (04/17/15)
The grand opening of the Monett Community Garden has been moved to 10 a.m. on April 25. The garden will be located south of the Monett Community Church. The Lawrence County 911 Exploratory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on April 29 at the Monett Justice Center...
News in brief (04/15/15)
The Monett Branch Library will have activities for National Library Week. On Thursday, April 14, master gardener Lee Neill will give a program on raised bed gardening at 10 a.m. April 17 is Patron Appreciation Day. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, a documentary on dinosaurs will be shown...
News in Brief (04/14/15)
The Monett Branch Library will have activities for National Library Week. On April 14, Joetta Johnston will lead a session on repurposed library crafts at 2:30 p.m. On April 16, master gardener Lee Neill will lead a session on raised bed gardening at 10 a.m...
News in brief (04/11/15)
The Monett City Council will hold a work session at 8:30 a.m. on April 13 to discuss the transportation sales tax, alcohol delivery, an employee wellness benefit propoals and a potential street closure. The meeting will be held in the Monett City Hall conference room...
News in brief (04/10/15)
The second annual Local Heroes Ride in memory of firefighter Dave Shaner will be held on Saturday, April 11 at 600 13th St. in Monett. Registration for the family friendly event begins at 9 a.m. Kids games and activities are planned along with a raffle. A ride hosted by Bikers Against Dumb Drivers will be held at 10:30 a.m. For additional information, people may call Samantha at 417-489-7732...
News in brief (04/08/15)
A community disaster drill will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on April 18 in Monett. Participating emergency response agencies will include the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District, Cox South Barry Ambulance, Cox Monett Hospital, Mercy Cassville Hospital, Monett Fire, Monett PD, Monett Dispatch, Barry and Lawrence County Local Emergency Planning Committees and local Community Emergency Response Teams...
News in brief (04/07/15)
The Purdy AmeriCorps Reading Coaches will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 8 for anyone interested in a part-time tutoring position for the 2015-2016 school year. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in elementary school, room 6. Participants are asked to use the elementary office (west) entrance. For additional information, people may contact Renae Neill at 417-840-0528...
News in brief (04/04/15)
The Monett school district is asking for community response to its closing of Ninth Street during the day. Parents and patrons may take a survey hosted by the school by visiting http://goo.gl/aVEsKv. A link is also posted at http://monett.middle.schoolfusion.us...
News in brief (04/03/15)
The American Red Cross will host a community blood drive for Monett from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 6 at St. Lawrence Catholic church, 405 Seventh St. Public input will be accepted until April 10 for Monett's long-range transportation plan. Residents and people working in Monett are invited to take an online public survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/MovingMonettForwa......
News in Brief (04/01/15)
The Monett school district is asking for community response to its closing of Ninth Street during the day. Parents and patrons may take a survey hosted by the school by visiting http://goo.gl/aVEsKv. A link is also posted at http://monett.middle.schoolfusion.us...
News in brief (03/31/15)
The final mid-week Lenten service, sponsored by the Monett Ministerial Association, has been scheduled for noon on Wednesday, April 1 at New Site Baptist Church, southwest of Monett on Farm Road 1060. Jimmy Copley will speak. A light lunch will follow the service...
News in brief (03/28/15)
The final mid-week Lenten service, sponsored by the Monett Ministerial Association, has been scheduled for noon on Wednesday, April 1 at New Site Baptist Church, southwest of Monett on Farm Road 1060. Jimmy Copley will speak. A light lunch will follow the service...
News in brief (03/27/15)
The First United Methodist Church in Monett will host a chili cookoff from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at 1600 N. Central. Proceeds will benefit the Boy Scouts. Cost will be $5 for adults, $4 for children and $15 for a family. To enter the competition, interested persons may call 236-2281...
News in Brief (03/25/15)
The next mid-week Lenten service, sponsored by the Monett Ministerial Association, has been scheduled for noon today, March 25 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 405 Seventh St. Paul Lanning will be the speaker. A light lunch will follow the service. Monett Elementary School will host a Book Fair in the school library March 23 through March 27. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with a family night from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 24, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday...
News in Brief (03/24/15)
The First United Methodist Church in Monett will host a chili cookoff from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at 1600 N. Central. Proceeds will benefit the Boy Scouts. Cost will be $5 for adults, $4 for children and $15 for a family. To enter the competition, interested persons may call 236-2281...
News in brief (03/21/15)
Monett Elementary School will host a Book Fair in the school library March 23 through March 27. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with a family night from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 24, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. The Purdy High School girls softball team will dedicate its home dugout to the late Angie Swadley on Monday, March 23. A plaque will be presented...
News in Brief (03/20/15)
The Monett Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, in the main field of Monett's South Park, sponsored by the Monett Jaycees and EFCO Corporation. The museum exhibit "Jean Pierre Michelin Salomon and Carolo Buffa: Pioneer Waldensian Ministers" remains on display through April 30 at the Waldensian Presbyterian Church, south of Monett...
News in Brief (03/18/15)
VFW Post No. 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 18. The menu will include Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, salad, dessert, biscuits and beverage. Cost is $6.50. Post luncheons will now be offered monthly...
News in Brief (03/17/15)
Preschool and kindergarten screenings for the Monett schools will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 18 and 20 at Monett Elementary. Appointments for the free screenings can be made by calling 235-3411. Motor skills, speech and language skills, concept development, vision and hearing will be checked. Screening takes approximately one hour. Parents will receive a summary of the results...
News in brief (03/14/15)
The next mid-week Lenten service, sponsored by the Monett Ministerial Association, has been scheduled for noon Wednesday, March 18 at the First Baptist Church, on South Highway 37. Dennis Burge will be the speaker. A light lunch will follow the service...
News in brief (03/13/15)
The Monett Branch Library will host a "Let's Make a Kite" workshop with Don Iman at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 14 at the library, Sixth and Bond streets. Supplies will be provided to offer fun for the whole family. Kite flying is possible in the bank parking lot at Sixth and Bond...
News in Brief (03/10/15)
The Freistatt Village Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, to discuss cleaning bids and employee payment. The meeting will be held at the Freistatt Community Building Preschool screening for the Purdy R-2 School District will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20 at the Preschool Building. Children who are ages 3 and 4 before August 1 will be screened in language, motor and concept skills. ...
News in Brief (03/10/15)
The Monett R-1 School District will not hold classes for students on Friday, March 13, for spring break. However, classes will be held Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 for snow make-up days. Both were originally scheduled as "no school" days...
News in Brief (03/06/15)
The spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Scott Regional Technology Center's JROTC program's Cadet Enrichment Project has been rescheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 at Scott Tech. A wide range of goods and services provided by area businesses...
News in brief (03/04/15)
The next mid-week Lenten service, sponsored by the Monett Ministerial Association, has been scheduled for noon today, March 4 at the First Presbyterian Church, 700 E. Sycamore. Vicky Evans will be the speaker. A light lunch will follow the service. VFW Post No. ...
News in Brief (03/03/15)
The Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. on March 9 in the conference room at Monett City Hall. The spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Scott Regional Technology Center's JROTC program's Cadet Enrichment Project has been rescheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 at Scott Tech. A wide range of goods and services provided by area businesses...
News in brief (02/28/15)
Due to impending inclement weather, the spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Scott Regional Technology Center's JROTC program's Cadet Enrichment Project has been rescheduled. Instead of being held today, the event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 at Scott Tech. A wide range of goods and services provided by area businesses...
News in brief (02/27/15)
A spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Scott Regional Technology Center's JROTC program's Cadet Enrichment Project from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 28 at Scott Tech. A wide range of goods and services provided by area businesses. A craft night at the Scott Regional Technology Center featuring instructor Beth Garrett will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. ...
News in Brief (02/25/15)
The Monett Area Farmers Market Committee is having an open meeting for people interested in selling their wares at the up-and-coming farmers market this spring. Organizers will make a presentation by the health department and will give forms for those interested in signing up. There are two meetings for participants at 2 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Monett Chamber of Commerce community room, 200 E. Broadway...
News in Brief (02/24/15)
The Monett Senior Citizens Center will host a dance form 7 to 10 p.m. on Monday, March 2 at the center, 405 Dairy Street. Evelyn Lock and the Outrider Band will provide music. Admission is $3. The Monett water department found the well at North Park (no. ...
News in brief (02/21/15)
The Purdy FFA Alumni will host a fish fry at 5:30 p.m. today, Feb. 21 at the school. A meal will be served for $6. A labor auction of FFA members will be held at 7 p.m. Proceeds will support the FFA chapter and its alumni's program. The Monett Rural Fire District Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the new fire station in the Monett Industrial Park...
News in Brief (02/20/15)
A benefit account for the family of the late Leo Wallace to cover unexpected expenses has been established at First State Bank in Monett. Donations can also be made at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. The Monett Rural Fire District Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the new fire station in the Monett Industrial Park...
News in Brief (02/18/15)
The VFW Post. No. 4207 Ladies Auxiliary has cancelled its luncheon for today, Feb. 18 due to weather conditions. The luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The 85th annual Stone County Livestock and Forage Conference has been rescheduled from Feb. 17 to Thursday, March 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on Crane, south of the city on Highway 413. A small fee is required to cover meal costs...
News in Brief (02/17/15)
The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the Monett Museum, 705 E. Broadway. New officers will be elected for the year. Preschool and kindergarten screenings for the Monett schools will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. ...
News in brief (02/14/15)
The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the Monett Museum, 715 E. Broadway. Officers will be elected. For additional information, people may call 235-5908. The Ticolini Circus will perform at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16 at the National Guard Armory in Monett. Children will be admitted free. For ticket information, people may call 941-735-8745.
News in Brief (02/13/15)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra's Pops in the Park concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Monett City Park Casino. Doors open at 2:30 for pie that goes with the $10 admission. Movie music will be performed. Scott Clayton, from Habitat for Humanity in Joplin, will speak to the Monett Kiwanis Club about the impact on Habitat of the Joplin tornado, at the noon meeting in Feb. 17 of the Monett Kiwanis Club, held at Happy House restaurant...
News in Brief (02/11/15)
A workshop on "Learning To Love Your Job" will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the Family Room Steakhouse, 641 W. Hwy. 60 in Monett. Life coach Ann Leach will offer 10 steps to getting more customers, publicity and dollars for your business. The session is sponsored by the Monett Chamber of Commerce. Cost is lunch for attendees. Participants are asked to register by calling the Chamber office at 235-7919...
News in Brief (02/10/15)
The Monett R-1 School District will have no classes on Feb. 13 and 16 for the February break, and no classes Feb. 17 for a teacher professional development day. The Monett Ministerial Association will again host a series of mid-week Lenten services at seven different participating churches. The first will be held at noon on Feb. 18. Pastor Bill Vincent will speak at the First Christian Church, Fourth and Wishart...
News in Brief (02/04/15)
Smoked pork chops can now be ordered from the men's organization at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Aurora. The pork chops, from Cloud's Meats in Carthage, come vacuum packed, two per package, four packages for $20. Orders will be available Feb. 15. Orders accepted until Feb. 8 by calling 417-678-3714...
News in Brief (02/03/15)
The Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9 at Monett City Hall, located at 217 Fifth Street. VFW Post No. 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will not hold its luncheon on Feb. 4 due to preparations for the district meeting...
News in Brief (01/28/15)
Cox Monett Hospital will offer a diabetes self-management education course from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 in Conference Room A. For additional information and class cost, people may call 354-1280. The Scott Regional Technology Center will offer a self defense class on Jan. ...
News in Brief (01/27/15)
Crafts Night at the Scott Regional Technology Center at 6 p.m. on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3. Instructor Beth Garrett-Dillon will teach how to make string art. The first time session will focus on making heart-shaped string art for Valentine's season. The second project will focus on a burlap state shape with a heart string over a special place. Sessions are $20 per person. Registration can be made online by Jan. 30 at www.monett-srtc.school fusion.us...
News in brief (01/24/15)
The Lawrence County Emergency Preparedness Committee will meet at noon on Jan. 28 at Angus Branch restaurant in Monett. Master's Voice, the contemporary Christian gospel ensemble and evangelism team, will present a full concert at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. ...
News in Brief (01/21/15)
Barry County Retired School Personnel will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Ninth Street in Monett. Monett High School graduate Melisa Thomas Bush, who taught in Brazil through the International Schools, will be the guest speaker at 10:30 a.m...
News in Brief (01/20/15)
The Monett Historical Society will not meet at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 20 so those interested in history can attend the presentation by Phil Dixon on the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team playing in Monett in 1927, presented at 7 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the Monett City Park Casino...
News in brief (01/17/15)
A Bingo and Spuds Night fundraiser will be held to benefit the organ restoration fund at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pierce City from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17 in the school gym, sponsored by the St. Mary's Parish Council of Catholic Women and the St. Mary's Home and School. A stuffed baked potato dinner will be available for $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under...
News in brief (01/16/15)
Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will meet at 7 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central. For information, people may call 235-7726. A fundraiser chili dinner for the Pierce City school sports program will be held at 5 p.m. today, Jan. 16 in the school cafeteria...
News in brief (01/14/15)
A chili and soup benefit will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 24 for Becky VanSandt Butterworth at the New Site Baptist Church, southwest of Monett. Becky has been battling ovarian cancer since October 2011. Donations will be accepted at the dinner. Beauty aid vendors will also have tables set up in the church gym. Others wishing to make donations may contact UMB Bank in Monett...
News in brief (01/13/15)
Purdy Flowers and Gifts donated a diaper cake to the winner of The Monett Times annual First Baby Contest and was omitted from the announcement story list. The Ozark Christian Writers Guild will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15 at First Baptist Church, South Highway 37 in Monett. For additional information, people may call 235-7209...
News in brief (01/10/15)
A trivia night fundraiser for the Monett/Barry County Relay for Life has been cancelled for Saturday, Jan. 10. The Ozark Christian Writers Guild will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15 at First Baptist Church, South Highway 37 in Monett. For additional information, people may call 235-7209...
News in Brief (01/09/15)
The trivia night fundraiser for the Monett/Barry County Relay for Life has been cancelled due to lack of participation. The event was scheduled for Saturday at the Scott Regional Technology Center. The Mt. Vernon Community Health and Wellness Meeting will offer a program on nutrition at 10 a.m. on Jan. 16 at the Mt. Vernon Library Branch. Refreshments will be served. For more information, people may call Brenda Barger-Saunders at 417-793-9175...
News in brief (01/07/15)
The Monett Rural Fire District board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at the main fire station on County Road in the Monett Industrial Park. All branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day...
News in brief (01/06/15)
The Monett Rural Fire District board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at the main fire station on County Road in the Monett Industrial Park. The Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 12 at Monett City Hall...
News in brief (01/03/15)
The Monett Senior Citizens Center, 405 Dairy St., will host a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5. Evelyn Lock and the Outriders band will provide the music. Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District N will meet at 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at Alice Irene's restaurant in Marionville...
News in Brief (01/02/15)
The Monett Senior Citizens Center, 405 Dairy St., will host a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5. Evelyn Lock and the Outriders band will provide the music. A bird count for kids will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 3 at the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center, south of Joplin. Participants should dress prepared for winter weather...
News in brief (12/31/14)
Reservations are being accepted for the meal at the 91st annual Lawrence County Soils and Crops Conference, held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 8 at the Southwest Research Center near Mt. Vernon. Speakers will focus on the new Farm Bill, crop rotation and pasture management. Reservations can be made by calling 417-466-3102...
News in brief (12/30/14)
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 5 at Cox Monett Hospital; from 1 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 5 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Monett; from 3 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 5 at the First Baptist Church, 301 S. College Ave. in Marionville; and from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 at the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett...
News in brief (12/27/14)
The public is invited to attend a reception honoring retiring Lawrence County Treasurer, Sharon Kleine, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the Lawrence County Courthouse in the second floor courtroom. An open house to celebrate Orville Meyer's 80th birthday will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today, Dec. 27 at the Freistatt Community Building...
News in brief (12/26/14)
An open house to celebrate Orville Meyer's 80th birthday will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Freistatt Community Building. Swearing in ceremonies have been scheduled for county officials. Barry County office holders will receive the ceremonial oath at noon on Dec. 29 at the historic Barry County Courthouse. Lawrence County officials will take the oath at 10 a.m. on Dec. 31 at the Lawrence County Courthouse...
News in brief (12/24/14)
The public is invited to attend a reception honoring retiring Lawrence County Treasurer, Sharon Kleine, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the Lawrence County Courthouse in the second floor courtroom. An open house in honor of Charles Donica's 85th birthday will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 28 at the Monett City Park Casino. All friends are encouraged to attend...
News in brief (12/23/14)
Swearing in ceremonies have been scheduled for county officials. Barry County office holders will receive the ceremonial oath at noon on Dec. 29 at the historic Barry County Courthouse. Lawrence County officials will take the oath at 10 a.m. on Dec. 31 at the Lawrence County Courthouse...
News in brief (12/20/14)
Countryside Christian Church will present a Living Nativity from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 20, on the church lawn, located at 1200 N. Eisenhower. Viewing is available by motorists from Eisenhower or Nellie streets. For additional information, people may call 417-489-0068...
News in Brief (12/17/14)
Cox Monett Hospital is accepting registration for a new session of its Journeys weight loss program, beginning Jan. 20. The 20-week session for adults focuses on mental, physical and emotional health, behavior strategies and fitness with the help of trained professionals. For information, people may call 354-1280...
News in brief (12/13/14)
Red Cross blood drives will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 15 at Monett Community Church, 2102 E. Cleveland in Monett. Cox Monett Hospital is accepting registration for a new session of its Journeys weight loss program, beginning Jan. 20. The 20-week session for adults focuses on mental, physical and emotional health, behavior strategies and fitness with the help of trained professionals. For information, people 
may call 354-1280...
News in Brief (12/12/14)
The Monett Christmas parade will take place at 11 a.m. tomorrow going west on Broadway. Santa Claus will meet with children at the grandstand at Fourth and Broadway after the parade. The Kings Prairie Special Road District commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett...
News in brief (12/10/14)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra will present its Christmas concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14 at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. The Pierce City Christmas parade will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. Military personnel, past and active, will serve as honorary grand marshals. The line-up will begin at 12:45 p.m. at Central Elementary School. Santa will meet children at the Highway 97 park, north of Locust Street, following the parade, where children will receive goodies...
News in Brief (12/09/14)
Monett Senior Citizen Center, 405 Dairy St., will host the Pierce City High School Choir for a performance at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday. Tim Siebert, executive director of the Children's Miracle Network, will present a program at noon today, Dec. 9, for the Monett Kiwanis Club at Happy House restaurant in Monett. The Eliminate project will be discussed...
News in brief (12/06/14)
Holiday programs have been scheduled at the Monett R-1 schools. Monett Elementary second graders will present their program at 6 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the school gym. Monett High School will hold its Miss Merrie Christmas assembly at 9:45 a.m. in the school gym...
News in Brief (12/05/14)
Holiday programs have been scheduled at the Monett R-1 schools. Monett Elementary second graders will present their program at 6 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the school gym. Monett High School will hold its Miss Merrie Christmas assembly at 9:45 a.m. in the school gym. The Monett Intermediate School Cubpella Choir will present a concert at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 in the school auditorium. The Monett High School Choir will perform at 2 p.m. on Dec. 14 at New Site Baptist Church...
News in brief (11/29/14)
The Freistatt Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Freistatt Community Building. For more information, call 235-5967. The annual Jolly Mill Christmas and Open House will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, at Jolly Mill Park. Refreshments will be provided. Children are invited to bring an ornament for Santa's tree. Santa will be visiting and those planning to attend are invited to bring a camera...
News in brief (11/28/14)
The Freistatt Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Freistatt Community Building. For more information, call 235-5967. The annual Jolly Mill Christmas and Open House will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, at Jolly Mill Park. Refreshments will be provided. Children are invited to bring an ornament for Santa's tree. Santa will be visiting and those planning to attend are invited to bring a camera...
News in brief (11/26/14)
The Freistatt Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Freistatt Community Building. For more information, call 235-5967. The annual Jolly Mill Christmas and Open House will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, at Jolly Mill Park. Refreshments will be provided. Children are invited to bring an ornament for Santa's tree. Santa will be visiting and those planning to attend are invited to bring a camera...
News in brief (11/25/14)
The Monett Rural Fire District board will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25 in the County Road rural fire station at the Monett Industrial Park. Auditions for Gary Stapp's play "Family Ties and Little White Lies" will be held by the Rebel's Bluff Troupe from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 24 and 25 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center. For additional information, people may call director Kerry Green at 417-833-7130...
News in brief (11/22/14)
The Monett Rural Fire District board will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25 in the County Road rural fire station at the Monett Industrial Park. The city council in Pierce City will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 24 to discuss employee health insurance, changes to the city's code book and the wastewater plant...
News in brief (11/21/14)
Loose leaf collection by the Monett Public Works Department will begin on Dec. 1. Leaves must be raked to the curb. Collections will begin on the north side of town and progress south. For additional information, people may call 235-3495. The fourth annual 5K/one-mile run/walk Turkey Trot in Monett will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 27 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central. Volunteers can sign up to marshal the race by calling 235-7444...
News in Brief (11/18/14)
Melva Dean Lipsey and Jerry Martin, regional representatives of the Kiwanis Eliminate project, seeking to eliminate neonatal malaria, will present a program to the Monett Kiwanis Club at noon on Nov. 18 at Happy House restaurant. The Lawrence County Tax Board for the Developmentally Disabled will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 18 at 403 E. Elm St. in Aurora...
News in brief (11/15/14)
Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. Bob Clark will report on pests and diseases of honey bees. A DVD on honey bees and beekeeping will be shown. The meeting will start with a pot luck dinner. For additional information, people may call John Schmidt at 235-7726 or Bob Clark at 417-229-4217...
News in brief (11/14/14)
Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. Bob Clark will report on pests and diseases of honey bees. A DVD on honey bees and beekeeping will be shown. The meeting will start with a pot luck dinner. For additional information, people may call John Schmidt at 235-7726 or Bob Clark at 417-229-4217...
News in brief (11/08/14)
The annual veterans memorial service at the Veterans Memorial at Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora will be held at 11 a.m. today. World War II veteran Roy Shenkel from Kansas City will speak at 1 and 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday at a Veterans Day program at Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt. The school will also honor members of the Hubert H. Kleiboeker American Legion Post as well...
News in Brief (11/05/14)
Monett High School will host Spike Wars Volleyball Tournament at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6. Grade level co-ed volleyball teams will compete against each other and the winners will play the teachers. This is a fundraising event for the Golden Age Senior Citizen dinner. Cost is $3, no passes or ID's will be accepted...
News in Brief (11/04/14)
A Thanksgiving luncheon hosted by VFW Post No. 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Post, located on West Highway 60. Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, salad, dessert and beverage are on the menu. Cost is $6.50...
News in Brief (10/31/14)
The Monett Times and the Monett Lions will host a Halloween costume contest at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 at Monett City Hall Auditorium. Treats will be available for participants and prizes for the winners in several age categories. Businesses downtown will hand out candy prior to the contest...
News in brief (10/25/14)
An informational meeting on Amendment 3 on the Nov. 4 ballot will be held by the Monett Elementary School Parent/Teacher Organization at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27 at the school gym. Community Teacher Association president Misty Calhoun will explain the basic tenants proposed in the amendment...
News in Brief (10/24/14)
The Verona High School Junior Class will host a chili cook-off from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Verona High School cafeteria. Cost is $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12. Competitors should bring a Crockpot of chili by 4:30 p.m. and an entry fee of $20. The winner will receive $50 and a trophy...
News in Brief (10/22/14)
The Monett Parent Teacher Organization will hold a Book Fair at Monett Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. The 41st annual Golden Age Dinner hosted by Monett High School Student Council, will be held at Monett High School on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m. All senior citizens are invited. Dinner, entertainment, and prizes are provided. People may call the high school at 235-5445 to sign up...
News in brief (10/18/14)
Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central. Charlie Johnson will speak about swarm traps and how to catch swarms. Bob Clark will discuss pests and predators of honey bees. All interested persons welcome. For more information, people may contact John Schmidt at 235-7726...
News in Brief (10/15/14)
The Monett Fundamental Methodist Church, 810 13th st., will host a revival Oct. 20 through Oct. 24 at the church, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist Clark Snow of Springdale, Ark. will speak. Special singing will be held each night. Pastor Ronnie Howerton invites the public to attend. For additional information, people may call 235-5351...
News in Brief (10/14/14)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce will consider where should Monett be in three years and how can the Chamber lead to that goal in a meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Chamber office, 200 E. Broadway. The public is welcome to provide input. The Pierce City Senior Center, 104 Locust St., will host a dance at 7 p.m. on thursday, Oct. 23 featuring the Fun Timers Band. Admission is $3...
News in brief (10/11/14)
The Monett FFA Chapter will hold its annual chili supper and auction at 6 p.m. today, Oct. 11 at the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett. An emergency account has been set up at First State Bank to assist the family of Darrel Griffith after Darrel had open heart surgery on Aug. ...
News in brief (10/04/14)
Work will continue today, Oct. 4, at the Habitat for Humanity house at 111 E. Nellie. Volunteers wishing to work may contact Jerry Hudson at 236-8510 or Jim Copeland at 850-2556. The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the National Guard Armory in Monett, and from 1 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the First Christian Church, 603 Fourth St. in Monett...
News in brief (10/03/14)
The Mystery and Intrigue Festival, an event concentrating on writers, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center, (the MARC), 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. Speakers Wesley Fox, director of Branson Paranormal chasers, Roseann and Chris Cupit will talk about area hauntings. Illusionist Sean-Paul will perform at 2 p.m. Admission is free...
News in brief (09/27/14)
The Monett Elementary School Family Fun Fest will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the school. Activities will include inflatables, carnival games, a dunk tank, face painting and a silent Auction. Heno Head will offer science demonstrations from 5 to 6 p.m...
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