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News in brief

News in brief (08/01/15)
Weather permitting, Eisenhower Street in Monett will be closed one-half mile south of Highway 60 the week of Aug. 3 for repairs. A concealed and carry weapons class will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 with certified instructors at the farm of Patty Spencer on the county line at Farm Road 2000 in rural Verona, approximately one-and-a-half miles east of Highway 60. ...
News in Brief (07/31/15)
Absentee voting for the Monett City Special election, containing the proposed half-percent transportation tax, continues through Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barry County Circuit Clerk's Office in Cassville. Voters must present one form of identification, like a driver's license or voter registration card. On Aug. 4, polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. For more information, people may call Clerk Gary Youngblood's office at 417-847-2762, or email barrycountyclerk@centurytel.net...
News in Brief (07/29/15)
Writers Helping Writers will meet at 5:15 p.m. on July 30 at the community room of the Pierce City Library Branch. Writers are invited to bring their works in progress or story ideas to receive encouragement. Any writing style, genre or length. For additional information, people may call Polly McCrillis at 417-669-5146...
News in Brief (07/28/15)
The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 3 at New Site Baptist Church, 1925 Farm Road 1060, southwest of Monett. Writers Helping Writers will meet at 5:15 p.m. on July 30 at the community room of the Pierce City Library Branch. Writers are invited to bring their works in progress or story ideas to receive encouragement. Any writing style, genre or length. For additional information, people may call Polly McCrillis at 417-669-5146...
News in brief (07/25/15)
Absentee voting for the Monett City Special election, containing the proposed half-percent transportation tax, continues through Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barry County Circuit Clerk's Office in Cassville. Voters must present one form of identification, like a driver's license or voter registration card. On Aug. 4, polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. For more information, people may call Youngblood's office at 417-847-2762, or email barrycountyclerk@centurytel.net...
News in brief (07/24/15)
Mt. Vernon Community Theater presents the musical "Bye, Bye Birdie" at 7 p.m. Thursday through Friday, July 23-24, and 3 p.m. July 25 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. Tickets may be purchased at the MARC box office, by emailing mtvernoncommunitytheatre@gmail.com, or by calling (417) 413-4104...
News in Brief (07/22/15)
The annual Barry County sale of properties with unpaid property taxes will be held on Aug. 24 at the historic county courthouse in Cassville. The tax list is available online at barrycountycollector.com. Those interested in purchasing a booklet of listings can contact Sherry Sears, assessor, at 417-847-4589...
News in Brief (07/21/15)
The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on July 21 at the museum, 705 E. Broadway. The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library's Summer Reading Club concludes its activities this coming week. The Monett Branch will feature Hero Olympics at 3:30 p.m. on July 21. The Pierce City Branch will focus on Superhero Readers at 10 a.m. on July 22. The Purdy Branch hosts a pizza party and gives awards to club participants at 11 a.m. on July 22...
News in brief (07/18/15)
Registration is still being accepted to participate in the MASH Camp at Cox Monett Hospital for students grades six to nine on July 30 and 31. Participants will learn about dealing with medical issues, play a pandemic game and participate in workshops, beginning at 9 a.m. each day. For additional information, people may call 417-836-6154...
News in Brief (07/17/15)
Southern gospel artist Becky Lercher will present a concert at 8:20 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 19 at the First Baptist Church in Monett, and at 6 p.m. at the First Free Will Baptist Church, 107 W. Sycamore in Monett. A benefit dinner for the Joe Portillo family will be held at 5 p.m. ...
News in Brief (07/15/15)
The 126th annual Barry County Camp Meeting continues through July 19 next to the Log Church, located four miles east of Butterfield on Highway U and a half mile south on Farm Road 1115. Speakers at 7 p.m. include Mark Moller today, Wyatt Howerton on Thursday, Ron Allred on Friday, Doyle Russell on Saturday, concluding with Bob Thompson Jr. at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday...
News in Brief (07/14/15)
The Tri-State Water Coalition board will meet at 9 a.m. on July 15 at the new Monett water treatment plant, 1140 N. Eisenhower. Registration is still being accepted to participate in the MASH Camp at Cox Monett Hospital for students grades six to nine on July 30 and 31. Participants will learn about dealing with medical issues, play a pandemic game and participate in workshops, beginning at 9 a.m. each day. For additional information, people may call 417-836-6154...
News in brief (07/11/15)
Programs in the Summer Reading Club at branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library continue next week. Children will get to hear about comic book hero Batman at 3:30 p.m. on July 14 at the Monett Branch. Connection Magazine editor Jacob Brower will speak to adults at 10 a.m. on July 16 at the Monett Branch. The Pierce City Branch will have a program on hometown heroes at 10 a.m. on July 15. The Purdy Branch is offering "superhero crafts" all day on July 13, 15 and 17...
News in Brief (07/10/15)
Absentee voting is now open for the Aug. 4 election. Monett voters will consider a half-cent sales tax dedicated to transportation issues, to go into effect in April 2016. Ballots are available at the Barry County Clerk's office in Cassville. Jimmy Ray Lewis, author of "Listening to the Jar Flies: Growing up in Wheaton and Rocky Comfort," will appear from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 19 at the Wheaton Depot Museum for a book signing...
News in Brief (07/08/15)
The Monett City Council will meet at 9 a.m. today at Monett City Hall. Public discussion will be heard on a proposal from the Monett School District to close Ninth Street between Cleveland and Scott during the school day. Bids for renovating City Hall will be reviewed. A contract for dispatching services for the city of Miller will be introduced...
News in Brief (07/07/15)
St. John's Lutheran Church on Highway H, north of Monett, will offer Camp Discovery Vacation Bible School July 12 through July 16 from 5:30-8 p.m. All ages are welcome. Advance registration can be made online at http://tinyurl.com/oe3wuz8 Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District N executive board will meet at 11:50 a.m. on July 14 at Alice Irene's restaurant in Marionville...
News in brief (07/03/15)
Tickets for the Monett Lions Club barbecued chicken dinner on July 4 are now on sales at Top Hat Cleaners, 210 W. Broadway in Monett, and at Community National Bank, UMB Bank and First State Bank branches. Dinners will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lions barbecue pit west of the Monett City Park Casino at South Park. Tickets are $6 in advance or $7 at the door...
News in Brief (07/01/15)
Craig Williams, Barry County circuit clerk and recorder of deeds, explained Tuesday why his office must wait until July 21 to issue same-sex marriage licenses. "On these tabs marked 'Groom' and 'Bride,' there is no indicator what sex they are, as before the ruling it was presumed groom was a male and bride was a female," he said. ...
News in brief (06/30/15)
Freedom Arena, located midway between Mount Vernon and Aurora on Highway 39, will host Jackpot Team Roping at 6 p.m. on July 12 and July 26, with Pick 1 Draw 2, No. 11, No Cap with 8 incentive, plus 5D Barrel Race Saddle Series on July 2, 9 and 16. Exhibitions start at 6 p.m. and the Jackpot is at 8 p.m. The Ranch Rodeo will be held at 7 p.m. on July 18...
News in Brief (06/26/15)
The First Baptist Church in Monett will host a baptism and church-wide picnic on June 28 at Jolly Mill, with baptism at 5 p.m. and the picnic following. Meat, bread and drinks will be provided, and attendees should bring their own lawn chairs, chips, dips, vegetable trays, desserts or any other food item they wish to share...
News in Brief (06/24/15)
The Barry County Collector's Office, headed by Collector Janice Varner, is preparing for the annual Barry County Real Estate Delinquent Tax Sale on Aug. 24. The first publication about the sale will be printed in the Cassville Democrat on July 15, at which time copies will be available at the collector's office. ...
News in Brief (06/23/15)
A quilting class with Cheryl Willis will be held on July 1 at 2:30 p.m. at the Monett Branch Library. The topic will be die casting. Kings Prairie Special Road District commisisoners will meet at 7 p.m. on June 23 at Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett...
News in Brief (06/20/15)
Kings Prairie Special Road District commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. on June 23 at Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett. The Monett Rural Fire District will meet at 6 p.m. on June 30 at the main fire station on County Road, below the Industrial Park water standpipes...
News in Brief (06/19/15)
Tickets for the Monett Lions Club barbecued chicken dinner on July 4 are now on sales at Top Hat Cleaners, 210 W. Broadway in Monett, and at Community National Bank, UMB Bank and First State Bank branches. Dinners will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lions barbecue pit west of the Monett City Park Casino at South Park. Tickets are $6 in advance or $7 at the door...
News in Brief (06/17/15)
The retirement reception for Wayne Sooter at City Hall in Pierce City on June 19 and will be rescheduled at a later date. The Summer Reading Club at the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library branches will continue next week. At the Monett Branch, a program on community heroes, featuring the Monett fire and police departments, will take place at 3:30 p.m. ...
News in Brief (06/16/15)
The Barry County Retired School Personnel will have its monthly meeting on Friday, June 26. This meeting will be held jointly with the Lawrence County Retired Teachers at 10:30 a.m. on June 26 at Family Room Steakhouse, 10 E. Broadway in Monett. The next Lawrence County Gospel Sing will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 at the Freewill Faith and Hope Baptist Church, 619 N. Elliott in Aurora...
News in Brief (06/13/15)
Mosquito spraying will take place in Monett next week, from 8 p.m. to midnight, weather permitting. June 16 crews will run north of Cleveland, June 17 between Cleveland and Highway 60, and June 18 south of Highway 60. The Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on June 15 at the Barry County Museum. Rod Anderson will present his program on the legacy of the V.B. Hall family...
News in Brief (06/12/15)
Wayne Sooter is retiring from the Pierce City public works department. An open house retirement party will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on June 19 at PC City Hall. Body of Christ Ministries in Wheaton will offer a program by prison minister Tony Mac at 7 p.m. on June 12. For additional information, people may call 417-652-3709...
News in Brief (06/10/15)
A Kids Fishing Tournament will be hosted by the Monett Sportsmen's League from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 13 at the Monett Park Lake. Children age 15 and under are encouraged to attend and bring their own fishing equipment. Bait, prizes and lunch will be provided. Cash prizes will be given to the top finishers. League members will be on hand to provide assistance...
News in Brief (06/09/15)
The SilverTeens Single Seniors will meet for supper at 6 p.m. on June 11 at the Monett Family Steakhouse, formerly Black Kettle. For more information, people may call BJ at 417-393-9212. The Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District board will meet at 6 p.m. today, June 9, at 307 Dairy St. Business items include a possible board appointment...
News in brief (06/06/15)
The Monett FFA will have a table at Walmart in Monett from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 to collect donations for Shoeboxes for Soldiers. They will be sent and soldiers will receive them just in time for the July 4. The Monett Municipal Swimming Pool at South Park is open through July 31. ...
News in Brief (06/05/15)
The Monett FFA will have a table at Walmart in Monett from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 to collect donations for Shoeboxes for Soldiers. They will be sent and soldiers will receive them just in time for the July 4. The Monett Municipal Swimming Pool at South Park is open through July 31. ...
News in Brief (06/03/15)
Activities in the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library Summer Book Club continue on June 9 at the Monett Branch with "Character Heroes," a presentation by Ronald McDonald. On June 10, the Purdy Branch will have "Science Heroes with Simple Machines" at 10 a.m., presented by the Discovery Center. ...
News in Brief (06/02/15)
A program on the 10 early signs of Alzheimer's disease will be offered from 2 to 3:30 p.m. p.m. on June 3 at Bentonview Park Health and Rehabilitation, 410 W. Benton in Monett. For additional information, people may call Pam Foland at 235-6031. Randy Henderson will speak about his experience at this year's Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta, Ga. at the noon meeting today of the Monett Kiwanis Club at Happy House restaurant...
News in Brief (05/30/15)
Crosslines in Monett had a stock trailer pull up to its dock on Thursday night and spend much of an hour tossing boxes and material onto the ground. Director MaLinda King said all the items were broken and destroyed. She asked that no one deposit unresellable material at the charity's thrift store. Money from store sales will have to be used to send the unloaded material to the dump...
News in Brief (05/29/15)
Activities in the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library Summer Book Club continue on June 2 at the Monett Branch with Animal Super Powers, a presentation by the Dickerson Park Zoo staff. On June 3, the Purdy Branch will have Tall Tale Heroes at 10 a.m. and the Pierce City Branch will have the Animal Super Powers program at 10 a.m. Summer Reading Club has programs weekly through the third week in July. For more information, people may call 235-6646...
News in Brief (05/27/15)
The Barry County Relay for Life will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight on May 29 at Monett's South Park. For additional information, people may call 417-447-1476. The Newtonia Battlefield Preservation Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. on May 28 at the Newtonia Community Center. Jack and Leann Sours will present music of the Civil War...
News in Brief (05/26/15)
The Pierce City Senior Center will host a dance with The Fun Timers Band on Thursday, May 28 from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $3. Finger foods are welcome. The center is located at 104 Locust Street in Pierce City. Contact: 476-5800 or 737-4900. The American Job Center will hold a drive-through job fest, created to meet the need of employers with seasonal jobs and job seekers looking for opportunities. ...
News in brief (05/23/15)
A Memorial Day service will be held by the Tom Wolfe Memorial Post No. 4207, VFW, and its Ladies Auxiliary at noon on May 25 at the Monett IOOF Cemetery. Donations will be accepted at the Pierce City Cemetery this weekend for upkeep of the graveyard. The Pierce City Cemetery Association maintains the facility, not the city...
News in brief (05/22/15)
A Memorial Day service will be held by the Tom Wolfe Memorial Post No. 4207, VFW, and its Ladies Auxiliary at noon on May 25 at the Monett IOOF Cemetery. The Monett Farmers Market will be open for the third week beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday and running until around noon. The market is located in a parking area by the tennis courts...
News in Brief (05/20/15)
Monett High School Class of 1965 will hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, May 23 at the Masonic Lodge on 13th Street in Monett, beginning at 5 p.m. The class will also meet at the home of Mike and Donna Knight beginning at 6 p.m. For additional information, people may call 417-669-9835...
News in Brief (05/19/15)
Dan Janssen, swimming/diving and soccer coach at Monett High School, will speak about these programs at the noon meeting on May 19 of the Monett Kiwanis Club, held at Happy House restaurant. The Monett Rural Fire District board will meet at 6 p.m. on May 26 at the station on County Road in Monett...
News in Brief (05/16/15)
VFW Post No. 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 20 at the Post, west of Monett on Highway 60. The meal will include baked pork chops, dressing, green beans, biscuit, salad, dessert and beverage for $6.50. Dan Janssen, swimming/diving and soccer coach at Monett High School, will speak about these programs at the noon meeting on May 19 of the Monett Kiwanis Club, held at Happy House restaurant...
News in Brief (05/15/15)
The seventh annual Pierce City Arts Festival will be held Saturday, May 16 at Pierce City's South Park. Area artists will bring with creations, from painting to sculpture. Vintners from 7C's, Keltoi and Meyer Farms Wines will offer a wine tasting. Doors open at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music will be provided by the Caleb Miller Solo Project. Activities will be available for children...
News in Brief (05/13/15)
The seventh annual Pierce City Arts Festival will be held Saturday, May 16 at Pierce City's South Park. Area artists will bring with creations, from painting to sculpture. Vintners from 7C's, Keltoi and Meyer Farms Wines will offer a wine tasting. Doors open at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music will be provided by the Caleb Miller Solo Project. Activities will be available for children...
News in Brief (05/12/15)
The Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. on May 12 at 307 Dairy St. Jack Henry and Associates has announced a quarterly cash dividend of $.25 per share on common stock, payable June 9 to stockholders of record on May 26. On May 4, the company had 80,973,226 shares of outstanding common stock...
News in brief (05/09/15)
A rib dinner will be offered by Decatur Lodge No. 400, AF&AM from noon to 7 p.m. on May 9 at the Lodge in Pierce City, a half block north of the bandstand. A plate of baby back ribs, potato salad and drink will be available for $12. Carry-outs will be available...
News in Brief (05/06/15)
The Monett citywide clean-up will run through May 8. Crews go from Ninth Street to the east city limits on May 6, and will conclude south of the railroad tracks May 7 and May 8. For information, people may call 235-3495. A rib dinner will be offered by Decatur Lodge No. 400, AF&AM from noon to 7 p.m. on May 9 at the Lodge in Pierce City, a half block north of the bandstand. A plate of baby back ribs, potato salad and drink will be available for $12. Carry-outs will be available...
News in brief (05/05/15)
The Monett citywide clean-up will run through May 8. Crews go from Ninth Street to the east city limits on May 5 and May 6, and will conclude south of the railroad tracks May 7 and May 8. For information, people may call 235-3495. The Monett Chamber of Commerce and the Monett Ministerial Association will host an annual Prayer Breakfast in recognition of the National Day of Prayer at 7 a.m. ...
News in brief (05/02/15)
The Monett High School Choir will present its spring concert at 2 p.m. on May 3 at the Monett High School commons. The Freistatt Neighborhood Watch will meet at 7 p.m. on May 7 at the Freistatt Community Building. Cheryl Willis will present a program on an introduction to quilting at 2:30 p.m. on May 6 at the Monett Library Branch, at Sixth and Bond streets...
News in Brief (05/01/15)
The Pierce City Senior Citizens Prom will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 3 at the Pierce City High School cafeteria. Fred Lacey and the Matadors will provide the music. The annual event is hosted by the PCHS National Honor Society Chapter. The Monett High School Choir will present its spring concert at 2 p.m. on May 3 at the Monett High School commons...
News in Brief (04/29/15)
An electronics recycling collection will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 2 at the EFCO parking hold on Highway 60. Some fees may apply. The drive is a joint project by EFCO, the City of Monett, the Southwest Missouri Solid Waste District N and Computer Recycling in Springfield. For additional information, people may call 236-9012...
News in Brief (04/28/15)
Art instructors April Davis Brunner of Joplin and Becky Golubski of Pierce City will offer a "Canvas and Coffee" session of painters of all skill levels from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 at Mocha Jo's coffee café, 404 E. Broadway in downtown Monett. Cost is $40 per person. All materials will be supplied. Reservations may be by calling Golubski at 417-489-3041 or Brunner at 417-358-6329...
News in brief (04/25/15)
Monett High School will hold Baccalaureate services at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13 in the high school commons. Commencement exercises will be held at 8 p.m. on May 15 in the high school gym. The Lawrence County 911 Exploratory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on April 29 at the Monett Justice Center...
News in Brief (04/24/15)
Walk to School Day on Thursday in Monett had 210 students participating. The Monett Rural Fire District board will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 at the rural fire station on County Road in Monett. The grand opening of the Monett Community Garden has been moved to 10 a.m. on April 25. The garden will be located south of the Monett Community Church...
News in Brief (04/21/15)
The Monett city-wide clean-up will run April 27 through May 8. For information, people may call 235-3495. The SilverTeens senior singles group will meet for supper at 7 p.m. on April 30 at Alice Irene's restaurant in Marionville. Persons interested in car pooling may meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Monett Senior Center, 405 Dairy St...
News in brief (04/18/15)
The grand opening of the Monett Community Garden has been moved to 10 a.m. on April 25. The garden will be located south of the Monett Community Church. The Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, at First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. Those interested in beekeeping or wanting to learn more are invited to attend. For more information, call John Schmidt at 235-7726...
News in Brief (04/17/15)
The grand opening of the Monett Community Garden has been moved to 10 a.m. on April 25. The garden will be located south of the Monett Community Church. The Lawrence County 911 Exploratory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on April 29 at the Monett Justice Center...
News in brief (04/15/15)
The Monett Branch Library will have activities for National Library Week. On Thursday, April 14, master gardener Lee Neill will give a program on raised bed gardening at 10 a.m. April 17 is Patron Appreciation Day. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, a documentary on dinosaurs will be shown...
News in Brief (04/14/15)
The Monett Branch Library will have activities for National Library Week. On April 14, Joetta Johnston will lead a session on repurposed library crafts at 2:30 p.m. On April 16, master gardener Lee Neill will lead a session on raised bed gardening at 10 a.m...
News in brief (04/11/15)
The Monett City Council will hold a work session at 8:30 a.m. on April 13 to discuss the transportation sales tax, alcohol delivery, an employee wellness benefit propoals and a potential street closure. The meeting will be held in the Monett City Hall conference room...
News in brief (04/10/15)
The second annual Local Heroes Ride in memory of firefighter Dave Shaner will be held on Saturday, April 11 at 600 13th St. in Monett. Registration for the family friendly event begins at 9 a.m. Kids games and activities are planned along with a raffle. A ride hosted by Bikers Against Dumb Drivers will be held at 10:30 a.m. For additional information, people may call Samantha at 417-489-7732...
News in brief (04/08/15)
A community disaster drill will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on April 18 in Monett. Participating emergency response agencies will include the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District, Cox South Barry Ambulance, Cox Monett Hospital, Mercy Cassville Hospital, Monett Fire, Monett PD, Monett Dispatch, Barry and Lawrence County Local Emergency Planning Committees and local Community Emergency Response Teams...
News in brief (04/07/15)
The Purdy AmeriCorps Reading Coaches will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 8 for anyone interested in a part-time tutoring position for the 2015-2016 school year. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in elementary school, room 6. Participants are asked to use the elementary office (west) entrance. For additional information, people may contact Renae Neill at 417-840-0528...
News in brief (04/04/15)
The Monett school district is asking for community response to its closing of Ninth Street during the day. Parents and patrons may take a survey hosted by the school by visiting http://goo.gl/aVEsKv. A link is also posted at http://monett.middle.schoolfusion.us...
News in brief (04/03/15)
The American Red Cross will host a community blood drive for Monett from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 6 at St. Lawrence Catholic church, 405 Seventh St. Public input will be accepted until April 10 for Monett's long-range transportation plan. Residents and people working in Monett are invited to take an online public survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/MovingMonettForwa......
News in Brief (04/01/15)
The Monett school district is asking for community response to its closing of Ninth Street during the day. Parents and patrons may take a survey hosted by the school by visiting http://goo.gl/aVEsKv. A link is also posted at http://monett.middle.schoolfusion.us...
News in brief (03/31/15)
The final mid-week Lenten service, sponsored by the Monett Ministerial Association, has been scheduled for noon on Wednesday, April 1 at New Site Baptist Church, southwest of Monett on Farm Road 1060. Jimmy Copley will speak. A light lunch will follow the service...
News in brief (03/28/15)
The final mid-week Lenten service, sponsored by the Monett Ministerial Association, has been scheduled for noon on Wednesday, April 1 at New Site Baptist Church, southwest of Monett on Farm Road 1060. Jimmy Copley will speak. A light lunch will follow the service...
News in brief (03/27/15)
The First United Methodist Church in Monett will host a chili cookoff from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at 1600 N. Central. Proceeds will benefit the Boy Scouts. Cost will be $5 for adults, $4 for children and $15 for a family. To enter the competition, interested persons may call 236-2281...
News in Brief (03/25/15)
The next mid-week Lenten service, sponsored by the Monett Ministerial Association, has been scheduled for noon today, March 25 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 405 Seventh St. Paul Lanning will be the speaker. A light lunch will follow the service. Monett Elementary School will host a Book Fair in the school library March 23 through March 27. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with a family night from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 24, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday...
News in Brief (03/24/15)
The First United Methodist Church in Monett will host a chili cookoff from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at 1600 N. Central. Proceeds will benefit the Boy Scouts. Cost will be $5 for adults, $4 for children and $15 for a family. To enter the competition, interested persons may call 236-2281...
News in brief (03/21/15)
Monett Elementary School will host a Book Fair in the school library March 23 through March 27. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with a family night from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 24, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. The Purdy High School girls softball team will dedicate its home dugout to the late Angie Swadley on Monday, March 23. A plaque will be presented...
News in Brief (03/20/15)
The Monett Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, in the main field of Monett's South Park, sponsored by the Monett Jaycees and EFCO Corporation. The museum exhibit "Jean Pierre Michelin Salomon and Carolo Buffa: Pioneer Waldensian Ministers" remains on display through April 30 at the Waldensian Presbyterian Church, south of Monett...
News in Brief (03/18/15)
VFW Post No. 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 18. The menu will include Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, salad, dessert, biscuits and beverage. Cost is $6.50. Post luncheons will now be offered monthly...
News in Brief (03/17/15)
Preschool and kindergarten screenings for the Monett schools will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 18 and 20 at Monett Elementary. Appointments for the free screenings can be made by calling 235-3411. Motor skills, speech and language skills, concept development, vision and hearing will be checked. Screening takes approximately one hour. Parents will receive a summary of the results...
News in brief (03/14/15)
The next mid-week Lenten service, sponsored by the Monett Ministerial Association, has been scheduled for noon Wednesday, March 18 at the First Baptist Church, on South Highway 37. Dennis Burge will be the speaker. A light lunch will follow the service...
News in brief (03/13/15)
The Monett Branch Library will host a "Let's Make a Kite" workshop with Don Iman at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 14 at the library, Sixth and Bond streets. Supplies will be provided to offer fun for the whole family. Kite flying is possible in the bank parking lot at Sixth and Bond...
News in Brief (03/10/15)
The Freistatt Village Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, to discuss cleaning bids and employee payment. The meeting will be held at the Freistatt Community Building Preschool screening for the Purdy R-2 School District will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20 at the Preschool Building. Children who are ages 3 and 4 before August 1 will be screened in language, motor and concept skills. ...
News in Brief (03/10/15)
The Monett R-1 School District will not hold classes for students on Friday, March 13, for spring break. However, classes will be held Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 for snow make-up days. Both were originally scheduled as "no school" days...
News in Brief (03/06/15)
The spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Scott Regional Technology Center's JROTC program's Cadet Enrichment Project has been rescheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 at Scott Tech. A wide range of goods and services provided by area businesses...
News in brief (03/04/15)
The next mid-week Lenten service, sponsored by the Monett Ministerial Association, has been scheduled for noon today, March 4 at the First Presbyterian Church, 700 E. Sycamore. Vicky Evans will be the speaker. A light lunch will follow the service. VFW Post No. ...
News in Brief (03/03/15)
The Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. on March 9 in the conference room at Monett City Hall. The spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Scott Regional Technology Center's JROTC program's Cadet Enrichment Project has been rescheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 at Scott Tech. A wide range of goods and services provided by area businesses...
News in brief (02/28/15)
Due to impending inclement weather, the spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Scott Regional Technology Center's JROTC program's Cadet Enrichment Project has been rescheduled. Instead of being held today, the event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 at Scott Tech. A wide range of goods and services provided by area businesses...
News in brief (02/27/15)
A spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Scott Regional Technology Center's JROTC program's Cadet Enrichment Project from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 28 at Scott Tech. A wide range of goods and services provided by area businesses. A craft night at the Scott Regional Technology Center featuring instructor Beth Garrett will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. ...
News in Brief (02/25/15)
The Monett Area Farmers Market Committee is having an open meeting for people interested in selling their wares at the up-and-coming farmers market this spring. Organizers will make a presentation by the health department and will give forms for those interested in signing up. There are two meetings for participants at 2 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Monett Chamber of Commerce community room, 200 E. Broadway...
News in Brief (02/24/15)
The Monett Senior Citizens Center will host a dance form 7 to 10 p.m. on Monday, March 2 at the center, 405 Dairy Street. Evelyn Lock and the Outrider Band will provide music. Admission is $3. The Monett water department found the well at North Park (no. ...
News in brief (02/21/15)
The Purdy FFA Alumni will host a fish fry at 5:30 p.m. today, Feb. 21 at the school. A meal will be served for $6. A labor auction of FFA members will be held at 7 p.m. Proceeds will support the FFA chapter and its alumni's program. The Monett Rural Fire District Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the new fire station in the Monett Industrial Park...
News in Brief (02/20/15)
A benefit account for the family of the late Leo Wallace to cover unexpected expenses has been established at First State Bank in Monett. Donations can also be made at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. The Monett Rural Fire District Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the new fire station in the Monett Industrial Park...
News in Brief (02/18/15)
The VFW Post. No. 4207 Ladies Auxiliary has cancelled its luncheon for today, Feb. 18 due to weather conditions. The luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The 85th annual Stone County Livestock and Forage Conference has been rescheduled from Feb. 17 to Thursday, March 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on Crane, south of the city on Highway 413. A small fee is required to cover meal costs...
News in Brief (02/17/15)
The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the Monett Museum, 705 E. Broadway. New officers will be elected for the year. Preschool and kindergarten screenings for the Monett schools will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. ...
News in brief (02/14/15)
The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the Monett Museum, 715 E. Broadway. Officers will be elected. For additional information, people may call 235-5908. The Ticolini Circus will perform at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16 at the National Guard Armory in Monett. Children will be admitted free. For ticket information, people may call 941-735-8745.
News in Brief (02/13/15)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra's Pops in the Park concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Monett City Park Casino. Doors open at 2:30 for pie that goes with the $10 admission. Movie music will be performed. Scott Clayton, from Habitat for Humanity in Joplin, will speak to the Monett Kiwanis Club about the impact on Habitat of the Joplin tornado, at the noon meeting in Feb. 17 of the Monett Kiwanis Club, held at Happy House restaurant...
News in Brief (02/11/15)
A workshop on "Learning To Love Your Job" will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the Family Room Steakhouse, 641 W. Hwy. 60 in Monett. Life coach Ann Leach will offer 10 steps to getting more customers, publicity and dollars for your business. The session is sponsored by the Monett Chamber of Commerce. Cost is lunch for attendees. Participants are asked to register by calling the Chamber office at 235-7919...
News in Brief (02/10/15)
The Monett R-1 School District will have no classes on Feb. 13 and 16 for the February break, and no classes Feb. 17 for a teacher professional development day. The Monett Ministerial Association will again host a series of mid-week Lenten services at seven different participating churches. The first will be held at noon on Feb. 18. Pastor Bill Vincent will speak at the First Christian Church, Fourth and Wishart...
News in Brief (02/04/15)
Smoked pork chops can now be ordered from the men's organization at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Aurora. The pork chops, from Cloud's Meats in Carthage, come vacuum packed, two per package, four packages for $20. Orders will be available Feb. 15. Orders accepted until Feb. 8 by calling 417-678-3714...
News in Brief (02/03/15)
The Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9 at Monett City Hall, located at 217 Fifth Street. VFW Post No. 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will not hold its luncheon on Feb. 4 due to preparations for the district meeting...
News in Brief (01/28/15)
Cox Monett Hospital will offer a diabetes self-management education course from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 in Conference Room A. For additional information and class cost, people may call 354-1280. The Scott Regional Technology Center will offer a self defense class on Jan. ...
News in Brief (01/27/15)
Crafts Night at the Scott Regional Technology Center at 6 p.m. on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3. Instructor Beth Garrett-Dillon will teach how to make string art. The first time session will focus on making heart-shaped string art for Valentine's season. The second project will focus on a burlap state shape with a heart string over a special place. Sessions are $20 per person. Registration can be made online by Jan. 30 at www.monett-srtc.school fusion.us...
News in brief (01/24/15)
The Lawrence County Emergency Preparedness Committee will meet at noon on Jan. 28 at Angus Branch restaurant in Monett. Master's Voice, the contemporary Christian gospel ensemble and evangelism team, will present a full concert at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. ...
News in Brief (01/21/15)
Barry County Retired School Personnel will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Ninth Street in Monett. Monett High School graduate Melisa Thomas Bush, who taught in Brazil through the International Schools, will be the guest speaker at 10:30 a.m...
News in Brief (01/20/15)
The Monett Historical Society will not meet at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 20 so those interested in history can attend the presentation by Phil Dixon on the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team playing in Monett in 1927, presented at 7 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the Monett City Park Casino...
News in brief (01/17/15)
A Bingo and Spuds Night fundraiser will be held to benefit the organ restoration fund at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pierce City from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17 in the school gym, sponsored by the St. Mary's Parish Council of Catholic Women and the St. Mary's Home and School. A stuffed baked potato dinner will be available for $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under...
News in brief (01/16/15)
Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will meet at 7 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central. For information, people may call 235-7726. A fundraiser chili dinner for the Pierce City school sports program will be held at 5 p.m. today, Jan. 16 in the school cafeteria...
News in brief (01/14/15)
A chili and soup benefit will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 24 for Becky VanSandt Butterworth at the New Site Baptist Church, southwest of Monett. Becky has been battling ovarian cancer since October 2011. Donations will be accepted at the dinner. Beauty aid vendors will also have tables set up in the church gym. Others wishing to make donations may contact UMB Bank in Monett...
News in brief (01/13/15)
Purdy Flowers and Gifts donated a diaper cake to the winner of The Monett Times annual First Baby Contest and was omitted from the announcement story list. The Ozark Christian Writers Guild will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15 at First Baptist Church, South Highway 37 in Monett. For additional information, people may call 235-7209...
News in brief (01/10/15)
A trivia night fundraiser for the Monett/Barry County Relay for Life has been cancelled for Saturday, Jan. 10. The Ozark Christian Writers Guild will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15 at First Baptist Church, South Highway 37 in Monett. For additional information, people may call 235-7209...
News in Brief (01/09/15)
The trivia night fundraiser for the Monett/Barry County Relay for Life has been cancelled due to lack of participation. The event was scheduled for Saturday at the Scott Regional Technology Center. The Mt. Vernon Community Health and Wellness Meeting will offer a program on nutrition at 10 a.m. on Jan. 16 at the Mt. Vernon Library Branch. Refreshments will be served. For more information, people may call Brenda Barger-Saunders at 417-793-9175...
News in brief (01/07/15)
The Monett Rural Fire District board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at the main fire station on County Road in the Monett Industrial Park. All branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day...
News in brief (01/06/15)
The Monett Rural Fire District board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at the main fire station on County Road in the Monett Industrial Park. The Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 12 at Monett City Hall...
News in brief (01/03/15)
The Monett Senior Citizens Center, 405 Dairy St., will host a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5. Evelyn Lock and the Outriders band will provide the music. Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District N will meet at 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at Alice Irene's restaurant in Marionville...
News in Brief (01/02/15)
The Monett Senior Citizens Center, 405 Dairy St., will host a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5. Evelyn Lock and the Outriders band will provide the music. A bird count for kids will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 3 at the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center, south of Joplin. Participants should dress prepared for winter weather...
News in brief (12/31/14)
Reservations are being accepted for the meal at the 91st annual Lawrence County Soils and Crops Conference, held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 8 at the Southwest Research Center near Mt. Vernon. Speakers will focus on the new Farm Bill, crop rotation and pasture management. Reservations can be made by calling 417-466-3102...
News in brief (12/30/14)
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 5 at Cox Monett Hospital; from 1 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 5 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Monett; from 3 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 5 at the First Baptist Church, 301 S. College Ave. in Marionville; and from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 at the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett...
News in brief (12/27/14)
The public is invited to attend a reception honoring retiring Lawrence County Treasurer, Sharon Kleine, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the Lawrence County Courthouse in the second floor courtroom. An open house to celebrate Orville Meyer's 80th birthday will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today, Dec. 27 at the Freistatt Community Building...
News in brief (12/26/14)
An open house to celebrate Orville Meyer's 80th birthday will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Freistatt Community Building. Swearing in ceremonies have been scheduled for county officials. Barry County office holders will receive the ceremonial oath at noon on Dec. 29 at the historic Barry County Courthouse. Lawrence County officials will take the oath at 10 a.m. on Dec. 31 at the Lawrence County Courthouse...
News in brief (12/24/14)
The public is invited to attend a reception honoring retiring Lawrence County Treasurer, Sharon Kleine, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the Lawrence County Courthouse in the second floor courtroom. An open house in honor of Charles Donica's 85th birthday will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 28 at the Monett City Park Casino. All friends are encouraged to attend...
News in brief (12/23/14)
Swearing in ceremonies have been scheduled for county officials. Barry County office holders will receive the ceremonial oath at noon on Dec. 29 at the historic Barry County Courthouse. Lawrence County officials will take the oath at 10 a.m. on Dec. 31 at the Lawrence County Courthouse...
News in brief (12/20/14)
Countryside Christian Church will present a Living Nativity from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 20, on the church lawn, located at 1200 N. Eisenhower. Viewing is available by motorists from Eisenhower or Nellie streets. For additional information, people may call 417-489-0068...
News in Brief (12/17/14)
Cox Monett Hospital is accepting registration for a new session of its Journeys weight loss program, beginning Jan. 20. The 20-week session for adults focuses on mental, physical and emotional health, behavior strategies and fitness with the help of trained professionals. For information, people may call 354-1280...
News in brief (12/13/14)
Red Cross blood drives will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 15 at Monett Community Church, 2102 E. Cleveland in Monett. Cox Monett Hospital is accepting registration for a new session of its Journeys weight loss program, beginning Jan. 20. The 20-week session for adults focuses on mental, physical and emotional health, behavior strategies and fitness with the help of trained professionals. For information, people 
may call 354-1280...
News in Brief (12/12/14)
The Monett Christmas parade will take place at 11 a.m. tomorrow going west on Broadway. Santa Claus will meet with children at the grandstand at Fourth and Broadway after the parade. The Kings Prairie Special Road District commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett...
News in brief (12/10/14)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra will present its Christmas concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14 at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. The Pierce City Christmas parade will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. Military personnel, past and active, will serve as honorary grand marshals. The line-up will begin at 12:45 p.m. at Central Elementary School. Santa will meet children at the Highway 97 park, north of Locust Street, following the parade, where children will receive goodies...
News in Brief (12/09/14)
Monett Senior Citizen Center, 405 Dairy St., will host the Pierce City High School Choir for a performance at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday. Tim Siebert, executive director of the Children's Miracle Network, will present a program at noon today, Dec. 9, for the Monett Kiwanis Club at Happy House restaurant in Monett. The Eliminate project will be discussed...
News in brief (12/06/14)
Holiday programs have been scheduled at the Monett R-1 schools. Monett Elementary second graders will present their program at 6 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the school gym. Monett High School will hold its Miss Merrie Christmas assembly at 9:45 a.m. in the school gym...
News in Brief (12/05/14)
Holiday programs have been scheduled at the Monett R-1 schools. Monett Elementary second graders will present their program at 6 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the school gym. Monett High School will hold its Miss Merrie Christmas assembly at 9:45 a.m. in the school gym. The Monett Intermediate School Cubpella Choir will present a concert at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 in the school auditorium. The Monett High School Choir will perform at 2 p.m. on Dec. 14 at New Site Baptist Church...
News in brief (11/29/14)
The Freistatt Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Freistatt Community Building. For more information, call 235-5967. The annual Jolly Mill Christmas and Open House will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, at Jolly Mill Park. Refreshments will be provided. Children are invited to bring an ornament for Santa's tree. Santa will be visiting and those planning to attend are invited to bring a camera...
News in brief (11/28/14)
The Freistatt Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Freistatt Community Building. For more information, call 235-5967. The annual Jolly Mill Christmas and Open House will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, at Jolly Mill Park. Refreshments will be provided. Children are invited to bring an ornament for Santa's tree. Santa will be visiting and those planning to attend are invited to bring a camera...
News in brief (11/26/14)
The Freistatt Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Freistatt Community Building. For more information, call 235-5967. The annual Jolly Mill Christmas and Open House will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, at Jolly Mill Park. Refreshments will be provided. Children are invited to bring an ornament for Santa's tree. Santa will be visiting and those planning to attend are invited to bring a camera...
News in brief (11/25/14)
The Monett Rural Fire District board will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25 in the County Road rural fire station at the Monett Industrial Park. Auditions for Gary Stapp's play "Family Ties and Little White Lies" will be held by the Rebel's Bluff Troupe from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 24 and 25 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center. For additional information, people may call director Kerry Green at 417-833-7130...
News in brief (11/22/14)
The Monett Rural Fire District board will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25 in the County Road rural fire station at the Monett Industrial Park. The city council in Pierce City will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 24 to discuss employee health insurance, changes to the city's code book and the wastewater plant...
News in brief (11/21/14)
Loose leaf collection by the Monett Public Works Department will begin on Dec. 1. Leaves must be raked to the curb. Collections will begin on the north side of town and progress south. For additional information, people may call 235-3495. The fourth annual 5K/one-mile run/walk Turkey Trot in Monett will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 27 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central. Volunteers can sign up to marshal the race by calling 235-7444...
News in Brief (11/18/14)
Melva Dean Lipsey and Jerry Martin, regional representatives of the Kiwanis Eliminate project, seeking to eliminate neonatal malaria, will present a program to the Monett Kiwanis Club at noon on Nov. 18 at Happy House restaurant. The Lawrence County Tax Board for the Developmentally Disabled will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 18 at 403 E. Elm St. in Aurora...
News in brief (11/15/14)
Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. Bob Clark will report on pests and diseases of honey bees. A DVD on honey bees and beekeeping will be shown. The meeting will start with a pot luck dinner. For additional information, people may call John Schmidt at 235-7726 or Bob Clark at 417-229-4217...
News in brief (11/14/14)
Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. Bob Clark will report on pests and diseases of honey bees. A DVD on honey bees and beekeeping will be shown. The meeting will start with a pot luck dinner. For additional information, people may call John Schmidt at 235-7726 or Bob Clark at 417-229-4217...
News in brief (11/08/14)
The annual veterans memorial service at the Veterans Memorial at Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora will be held at 11 a.m. today. World War II veteran Roy Shenkel from Kansas City will speak at 1 and 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday at a Veterans Day program at Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt. The school will also honor members of the Hubert H. Kleiboeker American Legion Post as well...
News in Brief (11/05/14)
Monett High School will host Spike Wars Volleyball Tournament at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6. Grade level co-ed volleyball teams will compete against each other and the winners will play the teachers. This is a fundraising event for the Golden Age Senior Citizen dinner. Cost is $3, no passes or ID's will be accepted...
News in Brief (11/04/14)
A Thanksgiving luncheon hosted by VFW Post No. 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Post, located on West Highway 60. Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, salad, dessert and beverage are on the menu. Cost is $6.50...
News in Brief (10/31/14)
The Monett Times and the Monett Lions will host a Halloween costume contest at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 at Monett City Hall Auditorium. Treats will be available for participants and prizes for the winners in several age categories. Businesses downtown will hand out candy prior to the contest...
News in brief (10/25/14)
An informational meeting on Amendment 3 on the Nov. 4 ballot will be held by the Monett Elementary School Parent/Teacher Organization at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27 at the school gym. Community Teacher Association president Misty Calhoun will explain the basic tenants proposed in the amendment...
News in Brief (10/24/14)
The Verona High School Junior Class will host a chili cook-off from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Verona High School cafeteria. Cost is $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12. Competitors should bring a Crockpot of chili by 4:30 p.m. and an entry fee of $20. The winner will receive $50 and a trophy...
News in Brief (10/22/14)
The Monett Parent Teacher Organization will hold a Book Fair at Monett Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. The 41st annual Golden Age Dinner hosted by Monett High School Student Council, will be held at Monett High School on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m. All senior citizens are invited. Dinner, entertainment, and prizes are provided. People may call the high school at 235-5445 to sign up...
News in brief (10/18/14)
Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central. Charlie Johnson will speak about swarm traps and how to catch swarms. Bob Clark will discuss pests and predators of honey bees. All interested persons welcome. For more information, people may contact John Schmidt at 235-7726...
News in Brief (10/15/14)
The Monett Fundamental Methodist Church, 810 13th st., will host a revival Oct. 20 through Oct. 24 at the church, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist Clark Snow of Springdale, Ark. will speak. Special singing will be held each night. Pastor Ronnie Howerton invites the public to attend. For additional information, people may call 235-5351...
News in Brief (10/14/14)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce will consider where should Monett be in three years and how can the Chamber lead to that goal in a meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Chamber office, 200 E. Broadway. The public is welcome to provide input. The Pierce City Senior Center, 104 Locust St., will host a dance at 7 p.m. on thursday, Oct. 23 featuring the Fun Timers Band. Admission is $3...
News in brief (10/11/14)
The Monett FFA Chapter will hold its annual chili supper and auction at 6 p.m. today, Oct. 11 at the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett. An emergency account has been set up at First State Bank to assist the family of Darrel Griffith after Darrel had open heart surgery on Aug. ...
News in brief (10/04/14)
Work will continue today, Oct. 4, at the Habitat for Humanity house at 111 E. Nellie. Volunteers wishing to work may contact Jerry Hudson at 236-8510 or Jim Copeland at 850-2556. The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the National Guard Armory in Monett, and from 1 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the First Christian Church, 603 Fourth St. in Monett...
News in brief (10/03/14)
The Mystery and Intrigue Festival, an event concentrating on writers, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center, (the MARC), 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. Speakers Wesley Fox, director of Branson Paranormal chasers, Roseann and Chris Cupit will talk about area hauntings. Illusionist Sean-Paul will perform at 2 p.m. Admission is free...
News in brief (09/27/14)
The Monett Elementary School Family Fun Fest will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the school. Activities will include inflatables, carnival games, a dunk tank, face painting and a silent Auction. Heno Head will offer science demonstrations from 5 to 6 p.m...
News in Brief (09/23/14)
The Monett Elementary School Family Fun Fest will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the school. Activities will include inflatables, carnival games, a dunk tank, face painting and a silent Auction. Heno Head will offer science demonstrations from 5 to 6 p.m...
News in brief (09/20/14)
The 19th annual Relay for Life in Monett has moved to the E.E. Camp gymnasium at Monett Middle School. Activities will begin at 5 p.m. today, two hours later than originally scheduled. The survivors lap will still be held at 7 p.m. The American Cancer Society fundraiser concludes at 11 p.m...
News in Brief (09/17/14)
Mary Sharp, a nationally known speaker, will speak about caring for a family member with dementia from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday at the Monett City Park Casino. Sharp will focus on family members and friends making "beautiful moments." The presentation is sponsored by Hospice Compassus. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to call 235-9097 to help planning...
News in Brief (09/16/14)
The Barry County Relay for Life will be held from 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Monett's South Park. VFW Post No. 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the Post, located on Highway 60 west of Monett. The menu will include meal loaf, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad, dessert and beverage for $6.50...
News in brief (09/13/14)
A truck and tractor pull, hosted by the Freistatt Volunteer Fire Department, will e held on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Ernte Fest grounds in Freistatt. A kids pedal pull will begin activities at 5:30 p.m., with the main event starting at 6 p.m. Admission is $10, with children 12 and under admitted free. In case of rain, the event will be at 2 p.m. on Sept. 14...
News in brief (09/10/14)
Purdy Elementary will host its annual Grandparents' Celebration on Friday, Sept. 12, from 9-10 a.m. Grandparents and other special guests of students in preschool through fourth grade are cordially invited to attend this special event, which will feature special classroom activities, snacks and door prizes...
News in brief (09/09/14)
Ted Hilman, superintendent of the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, will speak at the Sept. 9 noon meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club at Happy House restaurant. The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus will present performances at 5 and 7:30 p.m. today, Sept. 9 at Monett South Park, on the main field east of the Monett Area YMCA...
News in brief (09/06/14)
Starting this fall, the Missouri Foundation for Health funded Healthy Communities Grant will offer community cooking classes at the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett. Classes will be desgined for families on the go, focusing on nutrious meals, taught by nutritionists with the university of Missouri Extension Service. ...
News in brief (09/03/14)
A walk-ability audit of Monett streets, led by consultants from the WALC institute, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4. This seminar will be broken up into two sessions; the first (from 9 to 11:45 a.m.) will focus on the industrial and commercial corridor. ...
News in Brief (09/02/14)
Rehearsals begin for the 2014-15 season of the Ozark Festival Orchestra begin at 7:15 p.m. today. All orchestral instrumentalists are welcome, said new music director Todd Borgmann. Rehearsals are being held in the Monett Middle School band room, in the northeast corner of the E.E. Camp gymnasium at Tenth and Scott streets in Monett. For additional information, people may call Borgmann at 636-221-2359...
News in brief (08/30/14)
Round Grove Baptist Church near Miller will hold its annual FreedomFest at 2 p.m. on Sunday on the church grounds. The event will include live music by the Greenlight Band, Jami Lawrimore, the Schubert family and Kathy Todd, plus a car show and activities. The day will end with a fireworks display. For additional information, people may call the church at 417-452-3670...
News in brief (08/29/14)
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 9 at George's, 9056 Highway W in Butterfield. Round Grove Baptist Church near Miller will hold its annual FreedomFest at 2 p.m. on Sunday on the church grounds. The event will include live music by the Greenlight Band, Jami Lawrimore, the Schubert family and Kathy Todd, plus a car show and activities. The day will end with a fireworks display. For additional information, people may call the church at 417-452-3670...
News in Brief (08/27/14)
The Monett Branch of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will hold preschool story time at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, led by Jeanne Ann Camp, beginning Sept. 2. Volunteers from Tyson Foods will work on the Habitat for Humanity house at 111 E. Nellie in Monett on Saturday, Aug. 30. Tyson will provide lunch. Anyone interested in helping with the house may call Ron Overeem at 417-669-4420...
News in Brief (08/26/14)
Pierce City Police are looking for a stolen trailer, the back half from an old military Jeep, green with a white general's star painted on it, with a clasp hitch. The trailer has no VIN number. Anyone seeing a trailing matching this description is asked to contact police at 235-4241...
News in brief (08/23/14)
The new clubhouse for the Windmill Ridge municipal golf course in Monett will be moved from the Scott Regional Technology Center to the golf course south of the Monett Area YMCA on Sunday morning. Pierce City will spray for mosquitoes at 7 p.m. on Aug. 28...
News in Brief (08/22/14)
The Repurposed Faire in Monett will be held on Saturday and Sunday on Front Street, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. The Monett City Council paid bills totaling $2,363,068.92 in August. Large bills included $1,43,699 to Empire District Electric for wholesale electricity, $194,000 to Key Equipment for a new street sweeper, $158,140 to Crossland Heavy Contractors for work on the new water treatment facility, $106,000 to Screen USA for a new screener for the compost center, $69,171 to Springfield Builders for work on the Marshall Hill storm safe room, and $26,000 to First Bank of Missouri as an installment payment on the Country Club subdivision sewer bond. ...
News in Brief (08/19/14)
The Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 19 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central. Steve Ostertag will speak on making soap using beeswax. Presenters will also process chunk honey and extract several frames at the bus barn. A pot luck meal will follow the meeting...
News in brief (08/16/14)
The annual Wheaton barbecue will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23 in the Wheaton city park. Barbecued chicken dinners will be served. Live music will begin at 1 p.m., concluding with the 221 Band at 8:30 p.m., following the annual duck race. The third annual Verona Cruise-In will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. ...
News in Brief (08/12/14)
The Monett/Purdy Habitat for Humanity affiliate board will meet at 5 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the First Christian Church, Fourth and Wishart in Monett. A Bible study will be held every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Monett. For more information, call 417-235-7920...
News in brief (08/09/14)
Open house at Verona High School will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11. Students may pick up schedules and beginning school packets at that time. An orientation meeting for seventh graders will be held at 5:30 p.m. The 64th annual Miller Fall Festival will be held Aug. 27-30 in downtown Miller...
News in brief (08/02/14)
Tom Wolfe Post No. 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6. The menu will include spaghetti with homemade meatballs and marinara sauce, corn, garlic bread, salad, dessert and beverage for $6.50. The Post is located two miles west of Monett in Highway 60...
News in Brief (07/30/14)
The Pierce City Senior Center will host a dance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 24. The Fun timers Band will provide the music. Admission is $3. Countryside Christian Church, 1200 N. Eisenhower in Monett, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ...
News in Brief (07/29/14)
Cox Monett Auxiliary will hold a "Stuff a Critter" fundraiser selling stuffable plush animals for $15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Clothing and accessories may be purchased as well. Proceeds benefit the Auxiliary's health care scholarship fund. For additional information, people may call 354-1404...
News in brief (07/26/14)
The Monett Rural Fire District board will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29 at Huffmaster Insurance, Seventh and East Cleveland in Monett. The Lesters will appear in concert at 8:20 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 27 at the First Baptist Church in Monett...
News in Brief (07/25/14)
The Monett Senior Center, 405 Dairy St., will host a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4. Evelyn Lock and the Outriders Band will provide music. Cost is $3. Those attending are encouraged to bring a snack or a dish to share. Crosslines has applications for school supplies for Monett, Purdy and Pierce City public schools. ...
News in brief (07/23/14)
Monett Schools will offer preschool and kindergarten screenings that will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 4 and Aug. 6 The screening team will check motor skills, speech and language skills, concept development, vision and hearing. Screenings take approximately one hour. To make an appointment, people may call 235-3411. Parents should bring the child's birth certificate and immunization records...
News in brief (07/22/14)
Drury University's College of Continuing Professional Studies and Cox College are offering a new dual degree program in Monett for students interested in a career in healthcare. Drury University will hold a free informational session about this program from 5:30 to 7 p.m. ...
News in Brief (07/19/14)
Crosslines has applications for school supplies for Monett, Purdy and Pierce City public schools. Families making applications need to have a photo ID and proof of address. Applications will be accepted until July 25 at 510 E. Cleveland in Monett. Donation to help pay for school supplies for families in financial stress are welcomed...
News in Brief (07/18/14)
Early registration deadline for the Illuminate The Night 5K/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk to benefit the Den youth center will be held through July 23. The race will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 25 at Monett's South Park. Pre-registration brings a $5 discount off the $25 per person or $40 per family day-of-the-race price. ...
News in Brief (07/16/14)
The Rockin' A Saddle Club's annual rodeo runs Thursday through Saturday at the Saddle Club Arena on East Church Street, next to the drive-in. Folklorist and storyteller Steve Otto will share "The Tales of the Ozarks" at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20 for the Lawrence County Historical Society at Jones Memorial in Mt. ...
News in Brief (07/15/14)
VFW Post No. 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16. The menu will include: fried chicken, mashed potatoes with cream gravy, seasoned green beans, salads, desserts, biscuits and beverage for $6.50. For additional information, people may call 236-5278...
News in Brief (07/09/14)
The Kings Prairie Community Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. on July 10 at the historic school house to discuss the upcoming musical benefit show. The school is located off Highway Z, southeast of Monett, on Farm Road 2015. For additional information, people may call 417-442-7910...
News in Brief (07/08/14)
The Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 14 in the conference room at Monett City Hall. The Kings Prairie Community Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. on July 10 at the historic school house to discuss the upcoming musical benefit show. The school is located off Highway Z, southeast of Monett, on Farm Road 2015. For additional information, people may call 417-442-7910...
News in Brief (07/01/14)
A patriotic workshop service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 6 at St. Stephen's Episcopal church, Sixth and Benton in Monett. The public is invited to join in patriotic hymns, readings from the Mayflower Compact, the U.S. Constitution, Lincoln's second inaugural address and letters between John and Abigail Adams...
News in Brief (06/25/14)
Mosquito spraying in Monett will be done from approximately 8 p.m. to midnight, weather permitting, on Monday, June 30, north of Cleveland, on July 1 between Cleveland and Highway 60, on July 2, south of Highway 60. For additional information, people may call 235-3495...
News in Brief (06/24/14)
Mosquito spraying in Monett will be done from approximately 8 p.m. to midnight, weather permitting, on Monday, June 30, north of Cleveland, on July 1 between Cleveland and Highway 60, on July 2, south of Highway 60. For additional information, people may call 235-3495...
News in Brief (06/20/14)
The Purdy Alumni Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 in the Purdy Elementary School gym, preceded by a meet-and-greet with the Class of 1963 at 6 p.m. All alumni are welcome. Bikers Against Dumb Drivers club will offer a motorcycle show at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 21 at Baldwin Park in Aurora. Awards will be announced at 7 p.m. For more information, people may call the Aurora Chamber of Commerce at 417-678-4150...
News in Brief (06/13/14)
The Kings Prairie Special Road District commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17 at Angus Branch Steakhouse on Chapell Drive in Monett. A Bible study will be held every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Monett. For more information, call 417-235-7920...
News in Brief (06/10/14)
The First Baptist Church in Monett will hold Vacation bible School July 20 through July 24 with the theme "'Shine' Go Fish." Sessions will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each night at the church. For additional information, people may call 235-7466. The Barry County Retired School Personnel will have a joint meeting with Lawrence County Retired School Personnel on Thursday, June 12. ...
News in Brief (06/04/14)
The Waldensian Presbyterian Church will hold its annual ice cream social at 6 p.m. on thursday, June 26 at the church, south of Monett. Ice cream, sloppy joe's and pie will be available and served on the church lawn. The Verona Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 5 for a special meeting focused on personnel matters...
News in Brief (06/03/14)
VFW Post No. 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4 at the Post, located west of Monett on Highway 60. The menu will include an open face barbecue beef sandwich, old fashioned potato salad, baked beans, salad, dessert and beverage for $6.50...
News in Brief (05/30/14)
VFW Post No. 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4 at the Post, located west of Monett on Highway 60. the menu will include an open face barbecue beef sandwich, old fashioned potato salad, baked beans, salad, dessert and beverage for $6.50...
News in Brief (05/28/14)
The Cox Monett Hospital Auxiliary will hold their 10th annual salad luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. Over 40 salads will be offered, along with croissant sandwiches, cupcakes and a drink. ...
News in Brief (05/27/14)
The Barry County Republican Club will hold its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27 at the home of Jerry and Barbara White. This will be a BBQ potluck, the meat will be provided, everyone is asked to bring a dish. All club members and Republicans are encouraged to come...
News in Brief (05/21/14)
Monett High School students will send letters to soldiers serving overseas as part of their annual Community Service Day. Families interested in having a letter sent can email an address to Amy Sampson, Community Service Day coordinator, at asampson@g-apps.monett.k12.mo.us...
News in Brief (05/20/14)
The Capps Creek Special Road District commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27 at the home of Francis Washick. For more information, people may call 417-442-3985. Monett High School students will send letters to soldiers serving overseas as part of their annual Community Service Day. Families interested in having a letter sent can email an address to Amy Sampson, Community Service Day coordinator, at asampson@g-apps.monett.k12.mo.us...
News in Brief (05/16/14)
Kids Fishing Day will be held Saturday, May 17 at Roaring River State Park. Fishing runs from 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. There is no cost to fish for children. The Lawrence County Museum in Mt. Vernon will open for the 2014 season on Sunday, May 25. Museum hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Betty Lamberson will present a program on quilts and vintage clothing for the Lawrence County Historical Society meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 18 at the museum...
News in Brief (05/14/14)
A dance will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Seligman Chamber Event Center on Highway 37. Classic Country will provide live music. Admission is $4 and those attending are asked to bring a snack to share. No alcohol or smoking is permitted. For more information call 417-662-3612 or 479-381-2133...
News in Brief (05/13/14)
A kick-off rally for the 2014 Relay for Life in Monett will be held on Tuesday, May 13 at Mocha Jo's coffee café, located at 404 E. Broadway. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. The program begins at 6 p.m. Dionne Zebert, fitness guru, will speak at the noon meeting on Tuesday, May 13 of the Monett Kiwanis Club, held at Happy House restaurant in Monett...
News in Brief (05/10/14)
The third annual Fine Arts Night at Monett High School will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. Arts from students of all grades, photographs by students from grades seven to 12, performances by the band and choir, drama students and more are planned. The public is encouraged to attend...
News in Brief (05/07/14)
Verona Tillers 'N' Toilers Garden Club will hold its Spring Plant and Bake Sale beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at 9 a.m. on Saturday May 10 at the Verona High School ag building. In addition, Verona FFA will be featuring plants grown in their greenhouse. Many tropicals and succulents will also be available for sale...
News in Brief (05/02/14)
Alice Sommers will offer a program on the Wonderful World of Honey Bees at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Mt. Vernon Branch Library, located at 206 W. Water St. She will explain the world of bees, their perils, promoting a bee-healthy environment and the basics of hive management. The program is free to attend...
News in Brief (04/30/14)
The Monett area support group for Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers and their loved ones will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at 845 East Highway 60, Suite A, next to Payless Rentals. VFW Post 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will have its Wednesday luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 7. The menu will include chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with cream gravy, seasoned green beans, biscuit, dessert and drinks. Cost is $6.50 for all you can eat...
News in Brief (04/29/14)
VFW Post 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will have its Wednesday luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 7. The menu will include chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with cream gravy, seasoned green beans, biscuit, dessert and drinks. Cost is $6.50 for all you can eat...
News in Brief (04/25/14)
The Monett Lions Club will host its annual steak dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Scott Regional Technology Center. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. The Monett Area YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at Monett's South Park. This free community event is intended to help families find fun through active play and educational opportunities and inspire them to carry that spirit of fun through their summer...
News in Brief (04/18/14)
The Aurora Eagle's Lodge Auxiliary will host a dinner to support the Eagle Riders' many charities at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Menu will include Southern-fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and buttered corn for $5 a plate. The Seligman Chamber of Commerce will host an open mic night with emcees Charlie Williams and Nancy Holt at the Seligman Chamber Event Center at 7 p.m. ...
News in Brief (04/15/14)
VFW Post 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will have its Wednesday luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16. The menu will include brisket, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, Texas toast, salad and desserts. Cost is $6.50 for all you can eat. The Aurora Eagle's Lodge Auxiliary will host a dinner to support the Eagle Riders' many charities at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Menu will include Southern-fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and buttered corn for $5 a plate...
News in Brief (04/09/14)
Cox Monett Hospital is hosting a volunteer recognition luncheon, 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10 at the Family Room Steak House. Volunteers will receive gifts for hours and years of service. April 6-12 is National Volunteer Week. The Alleluia Ringers Bell Choir from First United Methodist Church will be holding its second "Ringing for a Cause" concert this Sunday, April 13, beginning at 4 p.m. ...
News in Brief (04/04/14)
The Monett City Council will hold a work session at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8 to discuss refinancing the second tax increment financing (TIF) district and the fuel contract at the Monett Regional Airport. A closed session may be held for real estate discussion...
News in Brief (04/03/14)
The Monett Special Road District will meet in regular session at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 7 in the conference room of the Monett City Hall located at 217 5th Street. The meeting is open to the public. The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. on April 21 at the First Freewill Baptist church, 107 W. Sycamore in Monett; from noon to 4 p.m...
News in brief (04/02/14)
Knights of Columbus Council 1075 will hold its final fish fry dinner of the Lenten season at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 4 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church parish hall in Monett, from 5 to 7 p.m. The meal will include baked and fried fish, corn bread, au gratin potatoes, cole slaw, green beans, corn, pickles, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $4 for children 12 and under...
News in Brief (03/31/14)
The VFW Post 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wed, April 2 at the Post, west of Monett on Highway 60. The menu will be fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob, biscuits, desserts and salad. The cost is $6.50 for all you can eat...
News in Brief (03/28/14)
The Monett Rural Fire Association will hold a chili dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 at the new fire station on County Road in Monett, next to the standpipes. Those attending will have an opportunity to ask questions about the election to form a fire district on April 8. Those bringing their property tax assessments can have their annual cost calculated if the tax district passes. All questions are welcome...
News in Brief (03/26/14)
Absentee balloting for the April 8 election will continue through April 7 at the county clerk's offices. Screenings for preschool at the Verona School District will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 28 and 1 to 6 p.m. on March 31. Eligible children must turn age 4 by Aug. 1. Families may call Lisa Braden at 417-498-6418 to schedule an appointment...
News in Brief (03/24/14)
Rachel's Challenge, a program on school violence and bullying, will be presented at 6 p.m. today, March 24, at the Monett High School gym. The program draws on the journals of one of the teens killed at Columbine High School. The Monett TIF Commission will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25 at the Monett City Park Casino...
News in Brief (03/21/14)
Darrel Campbell, writer for TV shows "Soap" and "Stiff Competition," will perform "A Night of Comedy" benefit show for the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 and 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. Admission is $5 or a donation to the arts...
News in Brief (03/20/14)
The Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post 91 will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on March 20. Cost is $5 and includes salad, dessert and beverage. Dinner is at the Post, located at 717 E. Broadway. The Dogwood Trail Garden Club will present their annual flower show, "Childhood Memories," from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, which will be held in the Shell Knob/Viola Community Building...
News in Brief (03/19/14)
On Saturday, March 29, St. Lawrence Catholic School in Monett will host the 11th annual Dinner, Dance and Auction with the theme "Horseshoes and Halos." The event begins with a social at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. Classes create quilts or other items to be auctioned off at 7 p.m. ...
News in Brief (03/17/14)
Gordon Brown, executive director of the Monett Area YMCA, will speak on the 10th anniversary of the Monett Area YMCA at the noon meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club on March 18 at Happy House restaurant. The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 for its regular monthly meeting at 705 E. Broadway. For more information, call Doug Hobson at 235-5908...
News in Brief (03/12/14)
The Monett Sportsmen's League will hold a Wild Game Feed at 6 p.m. on thursday, March 13 at the league's complex, the former weather station on Farm Road 1090. There will be a benefit dinner and pie auction at 6 p.m. on March 29 to help the Terry Mayberry family with medical expenses. ...
News in Brief (03/07/14)
Daylight Saving Time will begin on Sunday, March 9. Local artist Jeff Jones will be at the Neosho National Fish Hatchery on Saturday, March 8. He will be working on his painting that will become the hatchery's mural. This will be another in the series of murals throughout Newton County. Jeff will be in the visitor center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and invites everyone to come and see the future mural...
News in Brief (03/06/14)
Parent nights have been scheduled at Monett High School to explain the new modular scheduling proposal. Sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6 and Monday, March 10 in the high school commons room. The second weekly Lenten service, sponsored by the Monett Ministerial Association, will be held at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12 at the First Christian Church in Monett, Fourth and Wishart. A light lunch will follow the service...
News in Brief (03/05/14)
March 12 is the last day to register to vote for the April 8 election. The Monett/Purdy affiliate of Habitat for Humanity will meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11 at the First Christian Church, Fourth and Wishart in Monett. Mt. Vernon Community Theatre will continue its spring theatre education series with a workshop "Introduction to Acting." Led by Paul Gilbert, the workshop will cover voice, body, and characterization techniques, and is appropriate for both new and experienced performers. ...
News in Brief (03/03/14)
Justin Beck, director of golf for the Windmill Ridge Municpal course in Monett, will speak at the Monett Kiwanis Club meeting at noon on Tuesday, March 4 at Happy House restaurant. The Monett Jaycees will meet on Monday, March 3 at Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m...
News in brief (02/27/14)
The McDowell Music Jubilee will continue with its next show at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. Musicians and fans of old-time music are welcome to the open mike format. The Jubilee is located south of Pleasant Ridge on Highway VV to McDowell, then follow the signs. For more information, people may call 417-669-7707...
News in Brief (02/26/14)
The National Weather Service will offer spotter training for Barry and Lawrence counties at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, march 4 at the Monett City Park Casino. The class is open to all members of the public. Five veteran members of the Monett R-1 School District faculty will retire this year. ...
News in Brief (02/24/14)
The City of Mt Vernon will unveil its new promotional video, "Mt. Vernon, a Place to Call Home," at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at council chambers at Mt. Vernon City Hall, 319 E. Dallas St. The video incorporates views of the town, activities and arts, shot mainly in time-lapse through the seasons. Local photographer Steve Snyder worked the city officials, business and community leaders to make the video. For information, people may call 417-466-2122...
News in brief (02/21/14)
The Monett Rural Fire Association will hold a chili supper at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the main fire station at 920 E. County Rd. The supper is offered as part of an informational meeting to brief the public on the April 8 ballot proposal to organize a fire district...
News in brief (02/20/14)
The Monett Rural Fire Association will hold a chili supper at 6 p.m. on Feb. 22, at the main fire station at 920 E. County Rd. The supper is offered as part of an informational meeting to brief the public on the April 8 ballot proposal to organize a fire district...
News in Brief (02/19/14)
Voting in Barry County for Monett voters on the April 8 election will return to the Monett City Park Casino. Roger Jones, a 1963 graduate of Pierce City High School, has donated $1,000 to purchase playground equipment for the city park in Pierce City. Donations for the project will be accepted at City Hall...
News in Brief (02/17/14)
Nationally known author Jennifer Kennedy Dean will speak at the annual Women's Conference at Monett Community Church at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21; 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 22; and 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, at Monett Community Church, 2101 E. Cleveland in Monett. Cost is $5 per session on Friday and Saturday. Childcare for children 0-5 years of age will be provided. Those attending are encouraged to call the church at 235-6200...
News in brief (02/14/14)
The McDowell Music Jubilee will return with its open mike show at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Old-time music performers and fans are welcome. The Jubilee is located south of Highway Z at Pleasant Ridge on Highway VV to McDowell and then follow the signs...
News in Brief (02/13/14)
The Monett agriculture conferences will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Monett National Guard Armory. Dairy Day begins at 10:30 a.m. The Beef Cattlemen's Conference will begin at 3:30 p.m. A meal comes with both events. Advance registration is not needed. Cost is $5 per conference. Vendors can still make arrangements to offer ag-related products or services in the trade show by calling the Monett Chamber of Commerce office at 235-7919...
News in Brief (02/12/14)
The Adult Book Club at the Purdy Branch Library will meet at 1 p.m. on Feb. 19 to discuss "The Secret Keeper" by Kate Morton. Copies of the book are still available at th library. Those who have not read the book are welcome to listen and talk about books. After the discussion, the group will select the next book for the March meeting. For additional information, people may call 417-442-7314...
News in Brief (02/10/14)
Monett R-1 School District has announced that Feb. 17, originally scheduled to be a day off from school, will now be a regular school day to help make up days missed due to winter weather. The Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District N will hold its board meeting at 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Alice Irene's Restaurant in Marionville...
News in brief (02/07/14)
The revival at the Monett Fundamental Methodist Church running Feb. 7 to Feb. 9 has been cancelled. A free Missouri Child Identification Program will be available on Saturday, March 1. Families can bring their children or grandchildren to Aurora United Methodist Church, 1211 S. Carnation, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No reservations required. For additional information, people may call the church at 417-678-3359 or visit www.mochip.org...
News in Brief (02/06/14)
Habitat for Humanity, the Monett/Purdy affiliate, will meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Fourth and Wishart, in Monett. The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the First Baptist Church in Monett, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 28 at Arvest Bank, 503 Main St. in Cassville...
News in Brief (02/05/14)
The Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District N will hold its executive board meeting at 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Alice Irene's Restaurant in Marionville. In December, the Monett Branch of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library led all branches in circulation for the month, with Cassville coming in second. ...
News in Brief (01/31/14)
Barry-Lawrence Skywarn, the local auxiliary to the National Weather Service, will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at the Monett Justice Center. A class on "The Role of the Skywarn Spotter" will be presented. All those interested in storm spotting during the severe weather season are invited to attend...
News in brief (01/30/14)
The SilverTeens single seniors group will meet for potluck supper, at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 at Senior Citizens Center located at 405 Dairy Street in Monett Participants are encouraged to bring a white elephant article to be used as a prize for bingo. For more information, people may call 417-393-9212...
News in brief (01/27/14)
The Ozark Artists Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Mt. Vernon Branch Library. Vietnam Veterans Chapter #1023 will meet at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett. Bids will be accepted until Feb. 7 for the management contract of the Mt. ...
News in brief (01/23/14)
The McDowell Music Jubilee continues on Saturday, Jan. 25. The open mike sessions for old-time music will begin at 6:30 p.m. The jubilee is located south of Highway Z at Pleasant Ridge on Highway V to McDowell and follow the signs. The Arbor Day Foundation is again giving away 10 free flowering trees to those who join the not-for-profit organization in January. ...
News in brief (01/17/14)
The Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. A hands-on experience with deep hive bodies, frames and foundation for beginners will be offered. A pot luck dinner with ham and beans will be provided. Those attending should bring a dish...
News in brief (01/16/14)
The Monett Senior Citizens Center has cancelled the monthly dance on Monday, Jan. 6. Barry-Lawrence Skywarn will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 at the Monett Justice Center. A class entitled The Role of the SkyWarn Spotter will be presented. All those interested in serving as storm spotters for the National Weather Service are encouraged to attend...
news in brief (01/13/14)
Tickets are still available for the 12th annual Dining for Diabetes dinner on Saturday, Jan.18 at the Pierce City National Guard Armory. Tickets are $25 per person and can be ordered by calling 354-1280. Field representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt will be available to hear from constituents from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Monett Chamber of Commerce's Community Room, located at 200 East Broadway...
News in brief (01/09/14)
The Pierce City School Board's public meeting on a proposed tax levy increase has been re-scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan.22. The session will be held in the superintendent's office. The Lawrence County Local Emergency Planning Committee will not meet in January. According to Bonnie Witt-Schulte, emergency management director for Monett, there are currently no funds to support any LEPC activities. If funds become available we will meet March 26...
News in brief (01/06/14)
The Monett Senior Citizens Center has cancelled the monthly dance on Monday, Jan. 6. Barry-Lawrence Skywarn meeting on Jan. 6 at the Monett Justice Center has been cancelled. The Pierce City Fire Protection District board will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6 at the Pierce Rural Fire Station, located at 2543 Farm Road 2225, west of Pierce City...
News in brief (01/03/14)
Mike Baldus, executive director of Lacoba Homes in Monett, will be the speaker at the Monett Kiwanis Club at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Happy House restaurant. The Pierce City R-6 Board of Education will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 to discuss a tax levy increase proposed for the April 8 ballot. The meeting will be held in the superintendent's office conference room...
News in brief (01/02/14)
An all-day event to assist library patrons with using the e-book/audio book service now available through the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 at the Monett Branch, located at 213 Sixth Street. Library staff will give individual assistance to those who bring their personal e-reader device and their library card with them to the library. For additional information, people may call 235-6646 or visit http://tlc.library.net/bll...
News in brief (12/30/13)
Alex Hutchings and Patty Bounous, wellness coordinators for the Monett School District, will speak at the Monett Kiwanis Club's noon meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at Happy House restaurant in Monett. The Monett Senior Center will hold its monthly dance on Monday, Jan. 6. Music will be provided by Evelyn Lock and the Outriders Band. Cost is $3 per person. Potluck or snacks are optional...
News in brief (12/27/13)
Positions are currently open at Cox Monett Hospital for volunteers to work at the information desk, gift shop and at Cox Monett Rehab and Sports Medicine. For more information, call 354-1404. The Christian band New Road will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday Dec. ...
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