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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016
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News in brief (08/27/16)
The 58th annual Wheaton Fire Protection District barbecue will be held today in the Wheaton city park. Both craft tents are booked full of vendors for the day. There will be a carnival and live entertainment, a car show and the Spud McCracken Horseshoe Tournament. ...
News in brief (08/26/16)
The Southern Gospel trio Sunday Drive will offer a concert of gospel music at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the First Presbyterian Church, 700 Sycamore in Monett. No admission will be charged but a free will offering will be accepted. Next week at the Pierce City Senior Citizens Center, 104 N. Locust, the menu will include roast beef on Aug. 30 and smothered pork chops on Sept. 2...
News in brief (08/24/16)
The Southern Gospel trio Sunday Drive will offer a concert of gospel music at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the First Presbyterian Church, 700 Sycamore in Monett. No admission will be charged but a free will offering will be accepted. The Kings Prairie Special Road District commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett...
News in brief (08/23/16)
The Kings Prairie Special Road District commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett. The Verona City Council will meet at 7 p.m. today. Council members will vote to repeal a portion of land annexed acquired when the city annexed the Highway 60 right of way. Action is also expected to place reauthorization of the sales tax for public safety on the Nov. 8 ballot...
News in brief (08/20/16)
The Lawrence County Tax Board for the Developmentally Disabled will meet at 6 p.m. on Aug. 23 at the office and community center at 403 E. Elm in Aurora. The annual tax levy hearing will be held. The Mount Vernon Community Theatre will be holding auditions for the melodrama "Saved by the Serendipity Circus" at 7 p.m. ...
News in brief (08/17/16)
The men from the First United Methodist Church in Monett will meet at 7 a.m. on Aug. 19 at the Angus Branch Steakhouse. Crowder College in Neosho will host its fourth annual Roughrider Rodeo at 8 p.m. on Aug. 19 and 20. Muttin Bustin' will be held both nights at 7:30 p.m...
News in brief (08/16/16)
The Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. The program will include extracting a super of honey and adding chunk honey to enhance eye appeal. A potluck supper will begin the evening. For additional information, people may call John Schmidt at 235-7726...
News in brief (08/13/16)
The 43rd annual Ernte-Fest, offered by the Freistatt Lions Club, continues today from 4:30 p.m. to midnight at the Ernte-Fest grounds, north of Freistatt. Live music will include the Johnnie Zibert Band from 5 to 7 p.m., playing traditional German dance music, followed by the PolkaMeisters of Tulsa. On the second stage, Makenna and Brock play...
News in brief (08/12/16)
Old Town Pharmacy in Monett will sponsor meals today at the Monett Senior Center, 405 Dairy, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The main course will be meat loaf and baked chicken, and will include assorted fruit pies. A presentation on the OATS transportation service is also slated...
News in brief (08/10/16)
Open houses are planned on Aug. 11 at Monett schools. Monett Elementary School will hold its open house from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Central Park Elementary School in Monett will have its open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The intermediate school will have its open house from 5 to 6 p.m. Also on Aug. 11 will be the Monett High School freshman orientation and the student orientation at the Scott Regional Technology Center, both from 6:30 to 8 p.m...
News in brief (08/09/16)
Open houses are planned on Aug. 11 at Monett schools. Monett Elementary School will hold its open house from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Central Park Elementary School in Monett will have its open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The intermediate school will have its open house from 5 to 6 p.m...
News in brief (08/06/16)
A four-man band and three vocalists will present a concert of cool jazz, blues and soft rock at 7 p.m. today at the Monett Community Church, 2101 E. Cleveland. Admission is free. The band has played in the area for the past year. Vocalists include Robin Braun, Andrew Jones and Brady Hessington...
News in brief (08/05/16)
A four-man band and three vocalists will present a concert of cool jazz, blues and soft rock at 7 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the Monett Community Church, 2101 E. Cleveland. Admission is free. The band has played in the area for the past year. Vocalists include Robin Braun, Andrew Jones and Brady Hessington...
News in brief (08/03/16)
The American Job Center, 100 S. Maple in Monett, will offer free workshops in July. Interested persons may attend cases on computer skills, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and interview and resume writing from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 5. Pre-registration is needed by calling 235-7877...
News in brief (08/02/16)
The Ebenezer Baptist Church, 22026 Lawrence 1090, is holding Vacation Bible School this week through Aug. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Activities, games and snacks will be provided. Anyone interested in a ride may call 417-847-6955. The Kings Prairie Community Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 at the historic school building/community center at 11760 Farm Road 2015. Final plans will be made for the annual benefit concert on Aug. 13...
News in brief (07/30/16)
The Monett Artists' Guild will present "Play On," a comedy about presenting a play that goes very wrong, at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 and available by calling the Monett Chamber of Commerce at 235-7919...
News in brief (07/29/16)
May Cable is retiring from The CPA Group in Monett. An open house will be held from3 to 5 p.m. today at 217 Fourth St. in Monett. Cable begin working with Caviness and Associates and has been with The CPA Group for 15 years since the merger. She plans to move out of state to be with her family...
News in brief (07/26/16)
The Monett Artists' Guild will present "Play On," a comedy about presenting a play that goes very wrong, at 7 p.m. on July 29 and 30 and 2 p.m. July 31 at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available by calling the Monett Chamber of Commerce at 235-7919...
News in brief (07/23/16)
The Rebel's Bluff Troupe's performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Oklahoma" will be at 7 p.m. today and 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center (the MARC), 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. Sunday tickets are nearly sold out. Tickets may be ordered by calling the box office at 417-466-7130 or at the door...
News in brief (07/22/16)
The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library's Summer Reading Club will conclude activities at the Monett Branch at 3:30 p.m. on July 26. The Wonders of Wildlife Museum staff will present a program on Animal Olympics. In adult programs next week at the Monett Library Branch, Sixth and Bond, a program "Expressions of the Soul," focusing on the artwork and photographs by scientist George Washington Carver, will be presented at 1:30 p.m. on July 27...
News in brief (07/20/16)
V.B. Hall Antique Warehouse, 201 W. Main in Monett, will celebrate its 21st anniversary on July 23. Viga Hall and family will be present. Special gifts will be offered to the first 200 customers. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day. The Rocking A Saddle Club Rodeo will be held at 7:30 p.m. July 21-23 at the Saddle Club Rodeo Arena on Business Highway 60...
News in brief (07/19/16)
The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Scott Regional Technology Center. Jeanne Ann Camp will present a program a the history of the homes that will be featured in a home tour fundraiser this fall. Reports will museum construction and fundraising will be included...
News in brief (07/16/16)
The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on July 19 at the Scott Regional Technology Center. Jeanne Ann Camp will present a program a the history of the homes that will be featured in a home tour fundraiser this fall. Reports will museum construction and fundraising will be included...
News in brief (07/15/16)
The Monett Kiwanis Club will host a three-man scramble golf tournament to benefit the Barry County Youth Camp at 8:30 a.m. on July 16 at the Monett Windmill Ridge municipal golf course. Additional teams are welcome. The Lawrence County Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. ...
News in Brief (07/13/16)
Tickets are now on sale for the Rebel's Bluff Troupe's performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Oklahoma" at 7 p.m. July 21-23 and 3 p.m. on July 24 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center (the MARC), 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. Tickets may be ordered by calling the box office at 417-466-7130. Tickets will be available at the door...
News in Brief (07/12/16)
This week in the Summer Reading Club in branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library, The Fishin' Magicians will present "Catch the Magic, Read!" at 11 a.m. on July 14 at the Monett Branch. The Fishin' Magicians will also present their program at 10 a.m. on July 13 at the Purdy Branch and 9 a.m. on July 14 at the Pierce City Branch...
News in brief (07/09/16)
GOP gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens will make his second campaign stop in Monett for a community meet and greet at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 10 at the Monett Area YMCA community room. The Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 18, at the Bayless/Sayler house in Cassville for a business meeting...
News in Brief (07/08/16)
GOP gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens will make his second campaign stop in Monett for a community meet and greet at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 10 at the Monett Area YMCA community room. Dietician Karen Gohr will present a program on fitness and fun for teens at 3:30 p.m. today at the Monett Branch Library, Sixth and Bond...
News in Brief (07/06/16)
The SilverTeens seniors singles group will meet for supper at 6 p.m. on July 7 at the Red Barn Cafe, 107 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. in Mt. Vernon. For additional information, people may call B.J. McCaulley at 417-393-9212. Members of the Howdy Neighbor Days committee will host a boot drive in Pierce City from 8 a.m. ...
News in brief (07/05/16)
The Pierce City Fire District board will meet at 7 p.m. today at the fire station at 2543 Farm Road 2225. The Chariots of Grace Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclist Association will meet at 7 p.m. today at the conference room of Mercy Hospital, 700 Porter in Aurora...
News in brief (07/02/16)
Under the new Monett city ordinance, residents may discharge fireworks inside the city limits of Monett from noon to 10 p.m. on July 3 and from 10 a.m. to midnight on July 4. "Non-consumer" fireworks of a professional quality will not be allowed for private discharge...
News in brief (07/01/16)
Tickets for barbecued chicken dinners prepared by the Monett Lions Club on July 4 are available for $6 in advance at Top Hat Cleaners or Lions Club members. Cost is $7 at the Lions barbecue shack at Monett's South Park on July 4. The Mt. Vernon Red, White and Boom celebration will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. on July 1 at the Spirit of 76 Park. The band Sober as a Judge will perform, concluding with fireworks. A free swim will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the city pool...
News in brief (06/29/16)
New Life Free Will Baptist Church, in Monett, will host revival services with Evangelist Jerry Howell, of Alma, Arlk, starting Sunday, July 10 and continuing through Wednesday, July 13. Service times are 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. each evening Monday through Wednesday...
News in brief (06/28/16)
The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library's Summer Reading Club, the Monett Branch will have a program at 3:30 p.m. on June 28 on "Old Fashioned Toys and Games," presented by a park ranger from the George Washington Carver National Monument. The Pierce City Branch will have the program "Animal Olympics" from the Wonders of Wildlife Museum at 10 a.m. on June 29. The Purdy Branch will have the program "Out of the Ordinary" at 10 a.m. on June 29...
News in brief (06/25/16)
Next week at the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library's Summer Reading Club, the Monett Branch will have a program at 3:30 p.m. on June 28 on "Old Fashioned Toys and Games," presented by a park ranger from the George Washington Carver National Monument. The Pierce City Branch will have the program "Animal Olympics" from the Wonders of Wildlife Museum at 10 a.m. on June 29. The Purdy Branch will have the program "Out of the Ordinary" at 10 a.m. on June 29...
News in brief (06/24/16)
The Purdy R-2 Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on June 27 in the superintendent's office. Next week at the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library's Summer Reading Club, the Monett Branch will have a program at 3:30 p.m. on June 28 on "Old Fashioned Toys and Games," presented by a park ranger from the George Washington Carver National Monument. ...
News in brief (06/22/16)
The Monett High School Class of 1996 will hold its reunion at 6 p.m. on June 25 at the Monett City Park Casino. For additional information, people may call Jaci Sigrist at 417-393-9192. The Purdy Alumni Association will meet at 6 p.m. on June 25 at the Purdy school cafeteria...
News in brief (06/21/16)
The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 at the Scott Regional Technology Center. Murray Bishoff will speak about The Monett Times under the Peters family. Gale Huffmaster will provide an update on museum construction and Rod Anderson will offer an update on fundraising. All interested persons are welcome...
News in brief (06/18/16)
The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 at the Scott Regional Technology Center. Murray Bishoff will speak about The Monett Times under the Peters family. Gale Huffmaster will provide an update on museum construction and Rod Anderson will offer an update on fundraising. All interested persons are welcome...
News in brief (06/17/16)
In the Summer Reading Club at the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library for the coming week, a program on the Chesapeake Fish Hatchery will be presented at 3:30 p.m. on June 21 at the Monett Branch. The Pierce City Branch will offer a program on the animals and events at Roaring River State Park, presented by Ryan Persinger, at 10 a.m. on June 22. The Purdy Branch will host the program "When and Where?" at 10 a.m. on June 22...
News in Brief (06/15/16)
The Monett High School Class of 1964 will hold a birthday party celebration at 6 p.m. on June 18 at the Monett City Park Casino. Classmates and those from other years are invited. Activities begin at 7 p.m. The Monett High School Class of 1996 will hold its reunion at 6 p.m. on June 25 at the Monett City Park Casino. For additional information, people may call Jaci Sigrist at 417-393-9192...
News in Brief (06/14/16)
The Monett Senior Citizens Center board of directors will meet at 9:30 a.m. on June 15 at 405 Dairy St. The Monett Artists' Guild will present the theatrical show "Play On" at 7 p.m. July 29 and 30 and at 2 p.m. on July 31 at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. Ticket information is available through the Monett Chamber of Commerce at 235-7919...
News in brief (06/11/16)
Monett Main Street will host a car show from 6 to 10 p.m. today in the 400 block of East Broadway, between Fourth and Fifth streets. All vehicles are welcome. A $5 entry fee is requested, which may be filled out on site. The 20th annual ice cream social at the New Liberty Methodist church will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. ...
News in Brief (06/10/16)
The Howdy Neighbor Days Committee will host a hog roast fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 12 in the east pavilion at Pierce City's South Park. Cost is $10 per person, free to children 5 and under. The menu will include barbecued pork, baked beans, potato salad and beverage. Carryouts are available. Proceeds will help the festival. For additional information, people may call Ben Slagle at 417-489-1462...
News in Brief (06/08/16)
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. on June 13 at the First Freewill Baptist Church, 107 W. Sycamore, in the fellowship hall. The City of Monett requests that flowers placed on graves in the IOOF, Oakdale and Cox cemeteries for Memorial Day be picked up by Sunday, June 12, so that regular maintenance can resume...
News in brief (06/07/16)
The American Job Center, 100 S. Maple in Monett, will offer free workshops in June. Interested persons may attend classes on computer skills from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on June 17. Testing for the National Career Readiness Certificate, an eight-hour exam, is offered at 9 a.m. on June 10 and 24. Pre-registration is needed by calling 235-7877...
News in brief (06/04/16)
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pierce City will celebrate its 29th annual Festival on June 4 and 5. Activities start at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. A dance concludes the day from 7 to 10 p.m. Festivities begin on Sunday, June 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...
News in brief (06/03/16)
The 12th annual Cox Monett Auxiliary Salad Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. Cost is $7 per person. Proceeds benefit the Auxiliary's Health Care Scholarship Fund. Participants can choose from more than 40 salads...
News in Brief (06/01/16)
The American Cancer Society's Barry County Festival of Life, the successor to the Relay for Life, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on June 3 at Monett's South Park. A remembrance ceremony will be held around 9 p.m. Luminaria that will provide lighting around the walking track in honor of those who have fought cancer may be purchased for $5 by contacting Roxane Hill at 3D Corporate Solutions, 601 N. 13th St. in Monett...
News in Brief (05/31/16)
"Hammer in 2016: A Gathering of Blacksmiths" will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 4 at the Ritchey Mansion in Newtonia. Blacksmiths from around the area will demonstrate their craft and sell their wares. Local authors will be present and a quilt show will be held at the Newtonia Community Center. For additional information, people may call 417-389-2719...
News in brief (05/28/16)
The Monett Municipal Swimming Pool opens today. Hours are Sunday through Friday 1-5 p.m., Saturday 1-8 p.m. Cost is $3 for admission. YMCA members get in free 3D Corporate Solutions will hold an auction to benefit the company's foundation at 12:30 p.m. ...
News in brief (05/27/16)
Tom Wolfe Memorial Post No. 4207, VFW, will host a Memorial Day service at noon on May 30 at the Monett IOOF Cemetery. 3D Corporate Solutions will hold an auction to benefit the company's foundation at 12:30 p.m. on May 31, preceded by a hot dog cookout at noon. Items include tickets to a KC Chiefs game, an autographed Steve Young jersey, weekend lodge stays, Silver Dollar City tickets and more. The event will be held at 601 N. 13th St. and include live music...
News in Brief (05/25/16)
Writers Helping Writers meet the last Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at Mocha Jo's in Monett. Writers may bring works-in-progress or story ideas and get the encouragement and support needed to set words on paper. Any writing style, genre or length is welcome. People may call Polly McCrillis with questions at 417-669-5146...
News in Brief (05/24/16)
The Monett City Council will meet for a work session at 9 a.m. today at Monett City Hall to discuss the findings and recommendations of the Ninth and Cleveland traffic study. Ann Saunders will speak about Monett Main Street's Community Pavilion project at the noon meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club today at the Family Room Steakhouse...
News in brief (05/21/16)
The Barry County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on May 24 at the home of Jerry and Barbara White in Purdy. Those attending are asked to bring a dessert and salad as the rest of the meal will be provided by the Whites. The Purdy Friends of the Library will hold their big rummage and book sale from 8:30 a.m. ...
News in Brief (05/20/16)
A presentation on the Monett Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Network will be given by Meghan Shaner at the 6:30 p.m. meeting of the Monett Lions Club on May 24 at the Family Room Steakhouse, First Street and East Broadway. Shaner will talk about the program's goals, start-up plans and the requirements to participate. Anyone interested in the program or the Lions Club is welcome...
News in Brief (05/18/16)
Tom Wolfe VFW Auxiliary will host a luncheon from 11 to 1 p.m. today at the Post, on Highway 60 west of Monett. The menu will be an open-faced roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad, dessert and beverage for $6.50. Carry-outs are available by calling 235-8394...
News in Brief (05/17/16)
The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on May 17 at the Scott Regional Technology Center. Rod Anderson will present a program on the centennial of his home, built at Benton and Central Avenue by attorney Fielding Sizer Sr. The Monett/Purdy affiliate of Habitat for Humanity board will meet at 5 p.m. on May 17 at the First Christian Church, Fourth and Wishart in Monett...
News in brief (05/14/16)
The sixth annual Pierce City Arts Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Pierce City South Park. The Verona City Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. on May 18 to discuss FEMA disaster relief from the December 2015 flooding. The Monett/Purdy affiliate of Habitat for Humanity board will meet at 5 p.m. on May 17 at the First Christian Church, Fourth and Wishart in Monett...
News in Brief (05/13/16)
Cox Monett Hospital will offer an adolescent weight management program beginning on Monday June 6, Committed to Kids is for adolescent teens ages 11 to 14 with a body mass index (BMI) of greater than the 85th percentile. A registered dietician and professional counselor will participate. Reduced cost options are available under eligibility requirements. For more information, people may call 236-2596...
News in brief (05/11/16)
Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt will host graduation ceremonies for its eighth graders at 7 p.m. today in the school gym. Monett High School will hold Baccalaureate services at 8 p.m. on May 11 in the MHS Performing Arts Center. Graduation will be held at 8 p.m. Friday in the school gym...
News in Brief (05/10/16)
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. on May 16 at the American Legion Home, 715 E. Broadway in Monett, sponsored by the Monett Lions Club. Other blood drives are planned from 3 to 6 p.m. on May 16 at the First Baptist Church, 301 S. College Ave. in Marionville; and from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 17 at Cedar Hollow Mennonite School at 4694 Farm Road 1185 near Miller...
News in brief (05/07/16)
A family fun event for boys ages 5 to 13 interested in learning more about the Cub Scouts will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. Boy Scout Troop 38 will help run activities, which will include BB gun target shooting, archery and refreshments, including hot dogs...
News in brief (05/06/16)
Verona Tillers 'n' Toilers Garden Club and Verona FFA are having a sale at Verona High School from noon to 4 p.m. on May 6 and started at 10 a.m. on May 7. Bedding plants, flowers, perennials, house plants and goodies will be available. Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt will host graduation ceremonies for its eighth graders at 7 p.m. on May 11 in the school gym...
News in Brief (05/04/16)
A family fun event for boys ages 5 to 13 interested in learning more about the Cub Scouts will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. Boy Scout Troop 38 will help run activities, which will include BB gun target shooting, archery and refreshments, including hot dogs...
News in Brief (05/03/16)
The annual Monett Prayer Breakfast, a non-denominational gathering for prayer for the community and the nation, will be held at 7 a.m. on May 5 at the Monett Area YMCA, sponsored by the Monett Chamber of Commerce and the Monett Ministerial Association. Breakfast will be provided by the Monett Kiwanis Club. Dr. Jay Apostol will be the speaker...
News in brief (04/30/16)
American Cancer Society Festival of Barry County will be held from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, June 3, at South Park in Monett. For more information or registration forms, contact Emma Faye Ruscha,. 605 2nd St. Monett, MO 65708. D & D Fundraising will be at Cox Monett Hospital with a wide variety of gourmet snacks and chocolates on Wednesday, May 4, 8 a.m. ...
News in Brief (04/29/16)
The Verona City Council will meet in special session at 7 p.m. on May 4 to discuss a railroad quiet zone with a representative of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. The meeting will be held at Verona City Hall. Crowder College will host its inaugural Roughrider Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 30 on the Crowder campus in Neosho. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Crowder College Foundation...
News in Brief (04/27/16)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce will host the citywide garage sale on April 30. Maps will be available identifying where sales are taking place. Participants can be listed on the map for a $10 fee submitting the information to the Chamber office, 200 E. Broadway, by April 28...
News in Brief (04/26/16)
The annual spring salad luncheon, presented by the St. Lawrence Council of Catholic Women, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 27 at the Parish Hall, 405 Seventh St. /cost is $7 at the door. Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 26 at Cox Monett Hospital; from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Aurora High School, 305 W. Prospect; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 29 at Miller High School...
News in brief (04/23/16)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra presents its Young Artists concert, at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. Three soloists will play with the orchestra. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors. The Monett City Council will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. ...
News in brief (04/22/16)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra presents its Young Artists concert, at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. Three soloists will play with the orchestra. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors. A retirement reception for Patty Leach, after 28 years with the Monett School District, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 29 at the central office, 900 E. Scott St...
News in brief (04/20/16)
The Monett City Council meets at 9:30 a.m. today at Monett City Hall council chambers. The Ozark Festival Orchestra presents its Young Artists concert, at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. Three soloists will play with the orchestra. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors...
News in brief (04/19/16)
The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today, April 19. Carlene Garner, current owner of the historic Teel house on Highway 60 west, will give the program and share her plans for the future of the location. This meeting will be held at the Chamber Office, at Second and Broadway, instead of at the Museum...
News in brief (04/16/16)
The Ozarks Showcase, a music revue with performs from The Show in Cassville, led by Greg Beck, plus more local acts, will offer a night of entertainment at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door...
News in Brief (04/15/16)
The Ozarks Showcase, a music revue with performs from The Show in Cassville, led by Jeff Beck, plus more local acts, will offer a night of entertainment at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. The event serves as a benefit fundraiser for charities supported by the Kiwanis Club. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door...
News in Brief (04/13/16)
There will be no school in the Monett R-1 School District on Friday, April 15 and Monday, April 18 for the April break. The Monett Sportsmen's League will hold its annual Wild Game Feed at 6 p.m. on April 14 at the old Monett weather station on Farm Road 1090, southeast of Monett. A fundraising auction will be held in conjunction with the event...
News in Brief (04/12/16)
The Monett Police Department would like to remind citizens that with warmer weather, more children walking and riding bicycles to and from school, as well as increased pedestrian traffic in general. The Police Department will utilize a radar camera sign to help remind motorists of the speed zones throughout the city. The sign is affixed to a trailer and will be moved to different locations throughout the city over the next few weeks, with emphasis on school zones and high traffic areas...
News in brief (04/09/16)
For the noon April 12 Kiwanis Club meeting, members will skip a meal to tour the new addition at Lacoba Homes in Monett. A question-and-answer session will follow the tour. Walk to School Days in the Monett R-1 district begin April 11 and run through April 14. Students may gather at four locations: Cox Monett Hospital at Benton and Euclid, North Park, the Arc of the Ozarks office at 1010 Old Airport Road, and Ninth and Broadway. Bicycle police will help escort the children...
News in Brief (04/08/16)
The Monett Farmers' Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at Monett South Park, near the west end of the tennis courts. An annual concert to benefit St. Mary's Catholic School in Pierce City, featuring the Mark Chapman Band, will be held at 8 p.m. on April 9. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25...
News in Brief (04/06/16)
A clinic to enhance baseball hitting skills will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. April 8 at Monett North Park Field No. 4. Space is limited to 25 people. Proceeds benefit the Monett Youth Baseball and Softball league. To register, people may call Haley Williams at 417-489-1291.
News in Brief (04/05/16)
Monett Police Chief George Daoud will speak at the noon meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club on today at the Family Room Steakhouse, at First and East Broadway in Monett. The Cox Monett Auxiliary will host a bedding sale fundraiser, offering high-quality sheet sets, blankets and comforters at discounted prices. ...
News in brief (04/02/16)
MU Extension is hosting an informational session with Agriculture employment services, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 6 at Southwest Center, for grant funding employee options. Daily farming keeps producers running, feeding, milking, caring for livestock, getting the crops in the ground, putting up hay and spending some time with family. ...
News in Brief (04/01/16)
Mt. Vernon String Program recital will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, April 1, at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center, located at 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. Admission is free. Performers include David Hays, a violinist and concertmaster of the Springfield Symphony; Danyal Sallee, violinist and a member of the Springfield Symphony; and Tim Daucher, violinist and director of Mt. ...
News in Brief (03/30/16)
Members of Tom Wolfe Memorial VFW Post #4207 in Monett will host a public conference at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 2, regarding the Wolfe family's efforts to retrieve Tom's remains. Tom Wolfe, Air Force fighter pilot, went down in Laos during a combat mission in June of 1966. ...
News in Brief (03/29/16)
A six-week Feel Better Now course will get underway April 6, teaching participants how to feel better while managing chronic conditions, such as back pain, weight management, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, arthritis, emotions and stress. The class is free of charge and held weekly from 1:30 to3:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Conference Room A-1 at Cox Monett Hospital. To register for the class, please call 417/354-1280 or 417/269-INFO...
News in brief (03/26/16)
The Tuesday Ladies Golf League will hold its breakfast kickoff for the season at 8:30 a.m. on March 29 at Ziggie's Restaurant on South Highway 37 in Monett. Anyone interested in participating may attend. For additional information, people may call Janie Bates at 235-5917...
News in Brief (03/25/16)
A rib dinner will be offered by Decatur Lodge No. 400, AF&AM, in Pierce City, from 2 to 7 p.m. on March 26 at the Lodge on Walnut Street in Pierce City. Cox Monett Hospital will offer a free varicose vein screening clinic from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on March 29. Participants may enter through the north/patient registration entrance off Scott Street. To register, people may call 417-269-7444...
News in Brief (03/23/16)
The Monett Ministerial Association will hold its last Lenten Services at noon on March 23 at the Monett Community Church, 2101 E. Cleveland, with Jeff Robertson from Countryside Christian Church speaking. A light lunch will follow the service. The Purdy kindergarten teachers will host their annual Kindergarten Round-Up today to welcome next year's kindergarten students and their families to Purdy Elementary. ...
News in Brief (03/22/16)
The Monett Ministerial Association will hold its last Lenten Services at noon on March 23 at the Monett Community Church, 2101 E. Cleveland, with Jeff Robertson from Countryside Christian Church speaking. A light lunch will follow the service. The Purdy kindergarten teachers will host their annual Kindergarten Round-Up today to welcome next year's kindergarten students and their families to Purdy Elementary. ...
News in brief (03/19/16)
The sixth annual Transition and Resource Expo will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on March 22 at the Scott Regional Technology Center. Between 45 and 50 exhibitors offering services for people going through life changing physical issues or dealing with developmental disabilities will be present. The event is the largest of its kind in the area, offering opportunities to network with area service agencies. For additional information, people may call Geneva Blue at Scott Tech at 235-7022...
News in Brief (03/18/16)
The Purdy Music Department will host its first annual Alumni and Community Choir Concert at 6:30 p.m. on March 19 in the elementary gym. Former Purdy High School vocalists and community members will perform under the direction of former Purdy Schools vocal music teachers Shiela Young and Sharon Vaughn. Admission to the concert is free, but donations will be accepted and appreciated to help fund the Purdy High School Choir's trip to St. Louis...
News in Brief (03/16/16)
The Barry County Retired Teachers and School Personnel will meet on Friday, March 18, at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Monett. Social hour will start at 10 a.m. with the business meeting following at 10:30. The speaker will be an employee from Wickman Gardens, who will be speaking on the topic, "Garden Made Simple." A door prize from Wickman Gardens will be given away at this meeting.
News in Brief (03/15/16)
The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. on March 16 at the Monett Museum, 705 E. Broadway. Reports will be given by the properties and capital campaign committees. All interested persons are welcome. For additional information, people may call Doug Hobson at 235-5908...
News in brief (03/12/16)
Daylight Savings Time goes into effect this weekend. People should turn their clocks forward one hour tonight. Monett High School Class of 1959 will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. on March 15 at the home of Mike Garrett, 700 Lincoln, to plan the next reunion. Any class member is welcome. For additional information, people may call Janie Bates at 235-5917...
News in brief (03/11/16)
Daylight Savings Time goes into effect this weekend. People should turn their clocks forward one hour on Saturday night. St. Lawrence Catholic Church will host a "Luck of the Irish" fundraiser, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday March 12 in the parish fellowship hall. More than $1,000 in prizes each up for only a 25-cent bid. Loaded baked potatoes and nachos dinner provided with paid admission. Green beer, 50/50 and raffles will be available...
News in brief (03/08/16)
The Monett Ministerial Association will hold its next Lenten Services at noon on March 9 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central, with Father Hank Grodecki from St. Lawrence Catholic Church speaking. A light lunch will follow the service...
News in brief (03/05/16)
The Monett City Park Casino will be the location for the Monett Senior Citizens Center's St. Patrick's Day Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on March 7. Evelyn Lock and the Outriders Band will play. Cost is $4. Participants are invited to bring snacks to share...
News in brief (03/04/16)
The Monett Ministerial Association will hold its next Lenten Services at noon on March 9 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central, with Father Hank Grodecki from St. Lawrence Catholic Church speaking. A light lunch will follow the service...
News in Brief (03/02/16)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. on March 4 at the Scott Regional Technology Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program follows the catered meal. Winners of the Community Service Award, Pride and Progress Award and Business of the Year will be announced, as well as new board members. Tickets are available for $25 each from the Chamber office, 200 E. Broadway...
News in Brief (03/01/16)
The Ladies Auxiliary for Tom Wolfe Memorial Post No. 4207, VFW, will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 2. Menu will be pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls, salad, dessert and beverage. Cost is $6.50. Carry-outs are available...
News in brief (02/27/16)
Route WW in Lawrence County, between Route M and a point west of Farm Road 1177 south of Everton, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 1 for MoDOT crews to replace a deteriorating drain pipe underneath the road. Route AA in Lawrence County, between Farm Road 2010 and Dade County Route NN north of LaRussell, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 29 for MoDOT crews to replace a deteriorating drain pipe underneath the road...
News in Brief (02/26/16)
The Monett Ministerial Association will hold its next Lenten Services at noon on March 2 at New Site Baptist Church. Pastor Jimmie Copley from Chapel of Grace will speak. A light lunch will follow the service. Tickets are now available for the Monett Chamber of Commerce's annual membership banquet, which will be held at the Scott Regional Technology Center on Thursday, March 3. ...
News in Brief (02/24/16)
The Monett Ministerial Association will hold its next Lenten Services at noon today at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 405 Seventh St., with Pastor Vickie Evans from the Waldensian Presbyterian Church speaking. A light lunch will follow the service. A Cajun dinner and dance to benefit the Barry County Shrine Club's Firehouse Gang will be held at 6:30 p.m. ...
News in Brief (02/23/16)
The Monett Ministerial Association will continue its Lenten Services at noon on Wednesdays followed by a light lunch. The next service will be held on Feb. 24 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 405 Seventh St., with Pastor Vickie Evans from the Waldensian Presbyterian Church peaking...
News in brief (02/20/16)
Rebel's Bluff Troupe will present the small town comedy, "Leona, Love Thy Neighbor, Too," written by Gary Ray Stapp, at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. The Ozark Festival Orchestra will perform its pops concert, "Broadway Hit Parade," with music from "Phantom of the Opera," "My Fair Lady," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Les MisÚrables," "West Side Story," "Chicago" and "Wicked" at 3 p.m. ...
News in Brief (02/19/16)
Rebel's Bluff Troupe will present the small town comedy, "Leona, Love Thy Neighbor, Too," written by Gary Ray Stapp, on Feb. 19-21 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday...
News in brief (02/17/16)
Monett High School will honor its teams going to state competition in separate events this week. Wrestlers will receive a send-off through the new tunnel at 10 a.m. today. Swimmers will be saluted in a ceremony at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday. The Pizzazz Poms dance team will be honored in the homecoming assembly starting at 2:15 p.m. on Friday before going to state competition in Kansas City...
News in Brief (02/16/16)
The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Monett Museum, 705 E. Broadway. Mark Henderson will give a program regarding hands-on information about a historic business on Broadway where he was employed. All interested persons are welcome. For additional information, people may call Doug Hobson at 235-5908...
News in brief (02/13/16)
Eric Merriman, plant manager at IMEC, will speak at the Dec. 16 noon meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club, held at the Family Room Steakhouse, 10 E. Broadway in Monett. Highway WW near Miller will be closed in two places on Feb. 16 and 17. MoDOT crews will replace deteriorating drainpipes on Feb. 16 between Route M and Farm Road 183, south of Everton, and between Farm Roads 1125 and 161, north of Miller. Motorists are advised to find alternative routes...
News in brief (02/12/16)
The Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the Monett City Hall conference room. St. Lawrence Catholic Church and the Monett Knights of Columbus will host a fish fry for Lent on Fridays, beginning Feb. 12 and running through March 11. Meals will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. in the parish hall at 405 Seventh St. in Monett. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and children 6 to 12, free for younger children...
News in Brief (02/10/16)
The Southern Missouri Beekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. Beginner classes will focus on installing foundation and cross wiring. A training DVD devoted to beekeeping will also be shown. The meeting will begin with a potluck dinner. For additional information, people may call Joseph Holmes at 417-737-9935...
News in Brief (02/09/16)
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 (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...
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