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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
News in brief

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. ...
News in brief (12/20/13)
Countryside Christian Church, 1200 Eisenhower in Monett, will open its Living Nativity set without actors to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19 through Dec. 23, and Dec. 26 through Dec. 30. An attendant will give visitors a free CD to play in their vehicle as they drive past each of the five stops. The sets will be lit daily for viewing...
News in brief (12/09/13)
Habitat for Humanity, Monett/Purdy affiliate, will meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at First Christian Church, fourth and Wishart in Monett. The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9 at Monett Community Church. The church will serve soup, chili and other Christmas snacks for donors. T-shirts will also be given to every donor...
Thornton toy drive underway (12/05/13)
The major toy drive to support the Linn Thornton Christmas Program is now underway. Cassie Branch stands at the donation box placed inside the office at Architectural Systems Inc., where Thornton, who distributed toys to children from 1980 to 2012, worked. ...
News in brief (12/05/13)
The annual Christmas celebration at Jolly Mill Park, west of Monett, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and Dec. 7. The Barry County Sheriff's Department still has individual children and families that need adopted from the Angel Tree. Anyone wanting to adopt a child or family can stop by the Barry County Sheriff's Office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 417-847-6556...
News in brief (12/02/13)
The Monett Senior Center, located at 405 Dairy St., will host its monthly dance at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2. Evelyn Lock and the Outriders will provide live music. Admission is $3 per person. Participants are urged to bring food for a pot luck and finger food feast at the break...
News In Brief (11/29/13)
The Monett Public Works Department will begin city-wide pick-up of loose leaves on Monday, Dec. 2. Leaves must be raked to the curb. Pick-up will run from the north side to the south side of town. Crews will only pick up in the same area once. For more information, call 235-3495...
News In Brief (11/27/13)
Countryside Christian Church in Monett will hold a Living Nativity on the church grounds from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7. Area churches will participate in the effort. For more information, call 737-1578. Monett High School will have a parent support meeting at 5:30 p.m. ...
News In Brief (11/25/13)
The Monett Senior Center, located at 405 Dairy St., will host its monthly dance at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2. Evelyn Lock and the Outriders will provide live music. Admission is $3 per person. Participants are urged to bring food for a pot luck and finger food feast at the break...
News In Brief (11/22/13)
The third annual Turkey Trot 5K run and one-mike walk or fun run will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 28 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. The walk/run will be followed by a breakfast at the church. For more information, call 235-7444...
News In Brief (11/21/13)
Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post #91 will host a beef stew dinner with salad and beverage from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Legion Home, located at 717 E. Broadway. Cost is $5. Carry-outs are available. Pastor Paul Lanning, from the First United Methodist Church, will provide a Thanksgiving message for the next meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club, at noon on Nov. 26 at Happy House restaurant...
News In Brief (11/20/13)
Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post #91 will host a beef stew dinner with salad and beverage from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Legion Home, located at 717 E. Broadway. Cost is $5. Carry-outs are available. The 40th annual Golden Age Dinner, hosted by Monett High School Student Council, will be held at 5:30 p.m. ...
News In Brief (11/18/13)
Storms cause outages, down tree limbs in Missouri ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Severe storms have downed tree limbs, damaged roofs and left tens of thousands of Missourians without power. Ameren Missouri was reporting more than 37,000 outages Sunday afternoon, mostly in the St. Louis area...
News In Brief (11/15/13)
The Monett Public Works Department will begin city-wide pick-up of loose leaves on Monday, Dec. 2. Leaves must be raked to the curb. Pick-up will run from the north side to the south side of town. Crews will only pick up in the same area once. For more information, call 235-3495...
News In Brief (11/14/13)
Christ United Methodist Church in Monett will host a fundraiser to help with the medical expenses for Kyla Jenkins and Lance Eaton. The soup and chili supper and gospel concert by the Revelators will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 children eight and under...
News In Brief (11/13/13)
A pancake supper will be hosted by the Monett Kiwanis Club from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Scott Regional Technology Center. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Performances from Monett elementary and intermediate students will be offered, along with an art show...
News in brief (11/11/13)
Habitat for Humanity, Monett/Purdy affiliate, will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. at First Christian Church, fourth and Wishart in Monett. Walt Hamer, with the Monett Lions Club, will be the speaker for the noon meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12 of the Monett Kiwanis Club, held at Happy House restaurant...
News in brief (11/08/13)
Habitat for Humanity, Monett/Purdy affiliate, will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. at First Christian Church, Fourth and Wishart in Monett. The Cassville Christmas parade will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. Liberty United Methodist Church will hold its annual chili supper on Saturday, Nov. ...
News in brief (11/06/13)
The five-by-eight-foot mural "Pierce City Remembered" will be unveiled in a ceremony from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Pierce City Library Branch. Muralist Sherry Pettey will be present. The Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Monett City Hall conference room...
News in brief (11/04/13)
Tom Wolfe Memorial Post #4207, VFW, and its Ladies Auxiliary will host its annual Thanksgiving lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Due to the holidays, this will be the only lunch in November. The menu includes: turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, rolls, salads and desserts. The lunch is $6 for all you can eat and it is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m...
News In Brief (10/31/13)
The Monett Times and the Monett Lions Club will again host a community Halloween costume contest at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Children from the surrounding area as well as Monett are welcome to participate. Winners in several age categories will have their photo appear in The Times...
News In Brief (10/30/13)
The Monett Times and the Monett Lions Club will again host a community Halloween costume contest at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Children from the surrounding area as well as Monett are welcome to participate. Winners in several age categories will have their photo appear in The Times...
News in brief (10/28/13)
A retirement celebration for Pete Rauch, Monett utilities superintendent, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the Monett City Park Casino. The public is encouraged to attend. The monthly dance at the Cassville Senior Center, located at 1111 Fair St., will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. Roaring Fiver Sound will provide the music. Admission is $4. finger foods are welcome. Proceeds benefit the center's meals on wheels program...
News in brief (10/25/13)
A drug take back program collection will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Bruner Pharmacy, Fourth and Broadway in Monett. Unused medications can be dropped off. The Show, the Cassville Chamber of Commerce's annual entertainment revue, will be held at 7:30 p.m. ...
News in brief (10/24/13)
A drug take back program collection will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Bruner Pharmacy, Fourth and Broadway in Monett. Unused medications can be dropped off. The Pierce City Senior Center will host a dance at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the center, located at 104 Locust St. The Fun Timers Band will perform. Admission is $3 and finger foods are welcome...
News in brief (10/23/13)
The annual Monett community Trunk or Treat will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central. Inflatables, games, a hayride and food will be available. The Monett Times and the Monett Lions Club will again host a community Halloween costume contest at 5 p.m. ...
News in brief (10/21/13)
Monett retired city employees will meet at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Family Room Steakhouse on West Highway 60 in Monett. All retired employees and their spouses are welcome. For information, call Margaret Holle at 235-7053. St. Mary's Catholic Church will hold its Spooky Forest Halloween Carnival at 5 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the school gym. A chili dinner will be offered along with games and a costume contest...
News in brief (10/18/13)
A Lunch and Learn will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 22 at the Monett Chamber of Commerce Office, located at 200 E. Broadway. Information will be presented on the Affordable Care Act. The lunch is free but seating is limited. To make reservations, call 1-417-847-2114...
News in brief (10/17/13)
The mural "Pierce City Remembered" by Sherry Pettey will be unveiled on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the David H. Jones Barry-Lawrence Regional Library Branch. The event runs from 4 to 7 p.m., with a reception following the reception. For more information, call Polly McCrillis at 476-5040...
News in Brief (10/16/13)
The First Free Will Baptist Church of Purdy will hold revival services from Sunday, Oct. 27 through Wednesday, Oct. 30. Mike Tharpe will be the evangelist. Sunday services will be held at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The church is located at the corner of Third and Jefferson in Purdy. For more information, call Rev. Russ Neill at 417-840-0508...
News In Brief (10/14/13)
The VFW Post #4207 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 16. The menu will include meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, salads, desserts, tea or coffee. The cost is $6. The post is located on Highway 60, west of Monett...
News in brief (10/09/13)
The New Liberty Church will hold its annual rummage sale beginning at 8 a.m. on Oct. 11 and 12. Antiques, toys, cookbooks, kitchen supplies and much more will be available. The church is located two miles east of Monett on Highway 60 and south one mile on Highway Z...
News in brief (10/07/13)
The New Liberty Church will hold its annual rummage sale beginning at 8 a.m. on Oct. 11 and 12. Antiques, toys, cookbooks, kitchen supplies and much more will be available. The church is located two miles east of Monett on Highway 60 and south one mile on Highway Z...
News in brief (10/04/13)
The annual Davis/Henderson reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the First Christian Church in Cassville, beginning at 11 a.m. Descendants of Vera Gertrude Wormington/Henderson/Davis and George Ervin Davis are invited to attend. Drinks and tableware will be provided for the potluck meal. Friends are also welcome. The church is located on Highway 37 across from Walmart...
News in brief (10/03/13)
The Monett Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is planning for the Family Fun Fest, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Monett Elementary School. Inflatables, carnival games, face painting, balloon animals, pie auction, 50/50 raffle, photo spot and concessions will be available. Monett Cub apparel will be for sale...
News in brief (10/02/13)
The Monett Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is planning for the Family Fun Fest, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Monett Elementary School. Inflatables, carnival games, face painting, balloon animals, pie auction, 50/50 raffle, photo spot and concessions will be available. Monett Cub apparel will be for sale...
News in brief (09/30/13)
Fall classes will begin next week at the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett. A class in Photoshop begins Oct. 3 and runs from 6 to 8 p.m. A four-week self defense class starts Oct. 3 and runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A ceramics class starts on Oct. 15 and runs from 6 to 8 p.m. A class in the Excel program begins Oct. 15 and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, call Pam Wormington at 235-8356...
News in brief (09/27/13)
Alexander Murphy's first watercolor class at the Pierce City Library was so successful that a second free class will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Teens and adults are welcome. Gary TeeHee, an experienced makeup artist, will demonstrate Halloween makeup for men and women at 3 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the library...
News in brief (09/26/13)
Monettans are reminded to wear gold or to hang a gold ribbon on Fridays in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The Southwest Little Theater in Washburn will present two old-fashioned melodramas: "The Widow's Plight or Virtue Victorious," at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 26, and "The Fairest Flower of the South" at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 27. Performances are at the Southwest R-5 school complex in Washburn. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling 417-826-5361...
News in brief (09/25/13)
Seligman will have a train ride on Saturday, Oct. 12 to Van Buren, Ark., where an arts and crafts day will be held. The train will cross rivers and the Winslow tunnel. For reservations, call 417-662-3612. The 29th annual Aurora Auto Fest will be held on Saturday, Oct. ...
News in brief (09/23/13)
The Southwest Little Theater in Washburn will present two old-fashioned melodramas: "The Widow's Plight or Virtue Victorious," at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 26, and "The Fairest Flower of the South" at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 27. Performances are at the Southwest R-5 school complex in Washburn. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling 417-826-5361...
News in brief (09/20/13)
EIGHTY YEARS AGIO Sept. 20, 1933 With the heat doing a fade-out and a crisper atmosphere spreading over the district, football fans are looking forward to Friday with happy anticipation. The Cubs will play on their home grounds against Cassville, the Pentaco champs of last year. You'll remember Monett's team went down to defeat in its battle with Cassville last year, and the loss still rankles...
News in brief (09/19/13)
Monettans are reminded to wear gold or to hang a gold ribbon on Fridays in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. A women's self defense class taught by women will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Monett Area YMCA. Cost is $15 for non-Y members and $12 for members. No experience is needed. For more information, contact Ozark martial Art at 417-581-4662...
News in brief (09/18/13)
A women's self defense class taught by women will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Monett Area YMCA. Cost is $15 for non-Y members and $12 for members. No experience is needed. For more information, contact Ozark martial Art at 417-581-4662...
News in brief (09/16/13)
The Southern Missouri Beekeepers of Monett will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. "Wintering for Our Hives" will be the topic. The session begins with a pot luck dinner. For more information, call John Schmidt at 235-7726 or Steve Ostertag at 235-7989...
News In Brief (09/13/13)
Smoke testing will begin on Monday, Sept. 16 in sewer mains north of Cleveland and west of Fourth Street. The company testing sewer lines will place door hangings with details on the affected houses. The process will take three weeks to finish. Smoke may be seen coming from the ground or coming from drains, which may indicate a problem. For more information, call the Monett Utilities office at 235-3300...
News in brief (09/12/13)
The annual Field Day at the University of Missouri Southwest Research Center near Mt. Vernon, usually held on the second Friday of September, will not be held this year. University officials chose to hold a series of mini field days through the summer on different topics. The annual meeting of the Ozark Electric cooperative will still be held across from the Southwest Center, with a dinner at noon and meetings at 1 p.m...
News in brief (09/11/13)
Smoke testing will begin on Monday, Sept. 16 in sewer mains north of Cleveland and west of Fourth Street. The company testing sewer lines will place door hangings with details on the affected houses. The process will take three weeks to finish. Smoke may be seen coming from the ground or coming from drains, which may indicate a problem. For more information, call the Monett Utilities office at 235-3300...
News in brief (09/06/13)
The public is welcome at the Berean Christian Academy's fourth annual Country Fun Fair on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 5 p.m. to dark. Booth space is available for artists, crafts makers and vendors for $20. There will be barbecue, carnival rides, games for kids and fireworks. For additional information, call Leslea Clifton at 417-737-0498...
News in brief (09/05/13)
The Lawrence County Emergency Management Agency will host a storm spotter class at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center (the Marc), at 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. in Mt. Vernon. The class introduces storm awareness and storm composition. Emergency services personnel are encouraged to attend, in addition to any interested persons. There is no charge for the class...
News in brief (09/04/13)
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold blood drives on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cox Monett Hospital; from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6 at Lowe's on Highway 60; and from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6 at Mercy Hospital-Aurora, 500 Porter St...
News in brief (08/30/13)
There will be no issue of The Monett Times on Monday, Sept. 2, in celebration of Labor Day. Descendants of John F. and Tina (Doty) Hall will hold the annual Hall family reunion on Sept. 1 at the Verona Baptist Church, located at the corner of First and Washington. The church will be opened at 1 p.m. and a covered dish lunch is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend. For more information, call Linda Hall at 417-678-6121 or 417-229-9591...
News in brief (08/29/13)
Cox Monett Hospital is seeking volunteers who can commit to two years of monthly meetings and serve on the Patient And Family Advisory Council. Participants will share ideas and strategies to elevate the quality of every contact with the public. Former patients, prospective patients or patient family members are welcome to participate. For more information, contact Leichelle Cotney at 354-1404...
News in brief (08/28/13)
The winners in the duck race at the Wheaton Barbecue were: first place, Ronnie Prewitt Jr., $500; second place, Gary Bertram, $250; third place, Rick Tinner, $125; fourth place, Jayci Park, $75; and fifth place, J.L. McNabb, $50. The Miller Fall Festival will be held Aug. 28 through Aug. 31 in downtown Miller...
News in brief (08/26/13)
First State Bank customers in the Monett area received a number of automated phone calls over the weekend providing an alert about their account status and asking for account information. According to bank spokesman Thom Conus, First State Bank made no such calls, has no automated machine to make such calls, and would not request account information, having that data already on file. ...
News in brief (08/23/13)
Cox Monett Hospital will host a Live Well: Health and Safety Fair from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Monett Area YMCA. Lab screenings for ametabolic blood panel, cholesterol profile, PSA and blood glucose will be available for a charge. Children can bring a doll or stuffed animal for Dr. Stacy Harms to stitch up in the "Boo Boo" Clinic. Infant car seat safety checks, bike helmet checks and stroke risk assessments will also be offered...
News in brief (08/22/13)
Christ United Methodist Church will host a back-to-school neighborhood cookout from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. Live entertainment is planned. The event is open to the public. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and an appetite...
News in brief (08/21/13)
Monett Middle School will hold an open house on Thursday, Aug. 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Crane Broiler Festival Slick Chick Pageant is now accepting entries for the 2013 pageant. Entry forms can be found at www.cranebroilerfestival.org. The pageant will be held on Friday, Aug. 23. If you have questions please contact Angie Rinker at 417-880-4432 or by e-mail at angie.hooten@yahoo.com...
News in Brief (08/16/13)
Steve Hess and Southern Salvation will perform at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the First Presbyterian Church in Monett. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken during the event. The Barry County Retired School personnel will have its Back to School breakfast meeting at 8:30 a.m. ...
News In Brief (08/14/13)
A regular TIF meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Monett Justice Center, located at 1902 E. Cleveland in Monett. The seventh annual Purdy FFA and Alumni truck and tractor pull will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. The event will feature announcer Clifton "Holla" Wells, of Ridgley. ...
News In Brief (08/12/13)
The Freistatt Special Road District will meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Freistatt Fire Station. The tax levy will be set for the upcoming year. Crowder College fall classes will begin Aug. 19. Those interested can apply online at www.crowder.edu. For testing and advising call the Monett office at 236-2895...
News in Brief (08/09/13)
The Monett Special Road District will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12 in the Monett City Hall conference room, located at 217 Fifth St. Agenda will include approval of minutes from the previous meeting, paying of bills and other miscellaneous business. The meeting is open to the public...
News in Brief (08/08/13)
The Pierce City senior citizens will host a dance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 at the center, located at 104 N. Locust St. Admission is $3 and finger foods are welcome. All branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day...
News In Brief (08/07/13)
The Freistatt Special Road District will meet at 7 p.m. On Aug. 14 at the Freistatt Fire Station. The tax levy will be set for the upcoming year. Weather permitting, the City of Monett Public Works Department will spray for mosquitoes from 8 p.m. Until approximately midnight as follows: Wednesday, Aug. 7, between Cleveland and Highway 60 and Thursday, Aug. 8, south of Highway 60. For more information, call 235-3495...
News In Brief (08/05/13)
Wheaton R-III Schools will begin classes on Wednesday August 14. There will be an open house for both the high school and elementary on Tuesday evening Aug. 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. Schedules for the middle school and high school are available after Monday Aug. 5...
News In Brief (08/02/13)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce will hold ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new City Park Casino a 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. The building will be open from 10 a.m. to noon for an open house for the public. Heidi Douglas, who has returned from Bangladesh where she worked to combat human trafficking, will speak on her experience at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4 at the First Baptist Church in Pierce City...
News In Brief (08/01/13)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce will hold ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new City Park Casino a 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. The building will be open from 10 a.m. to noon for an open house for the public. New student orientation at the Scott Regional Technology Center will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8 in the Scott Tech commons. Orientation for Monett Middle School students will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22...
News in brief (07/31/13)
The Tom Wolfe Memorial VFW Post 4207 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 7 at the Post, located on Highway 60 west of Monett. The menu includes pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots, rolls, salads and desserts, tea and coffee. Cost is $6...
News in brief (07/29/13)
Vietnam Veterans Chapters #1023 will meet at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4 at Angus Branch restaurant (formerly Grant's), on Chapell Drive, south of Highway 60. For more information, call Paul at 471-271-3835. The annual Kings Prairie Community Center Benefit Concert will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the historic Kings Prairie schoolhouse and grounds...
News in brief (07/26/13)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for the Monett City Park Casino has been rescheduled for the first weekend in August. Habitat for Humanity will be working on its seventh house on Saturday, July 27. Volunteers will be the regular work crew. The devotional will be given by St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Lunch will be provided by Countryside Christian Church. For information about the build, call Ron Overeem at 669-4420...
News in brief (07/25/13)
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold blood drives from 7 to 10 a.m. on July 24 at Schreiber Foods, 108 W. North St. in Mt. Vernon; from noon to 3 p.m. on July 29 at the Marionville Branch Library, 303 W. Washington; from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 30 at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon; and from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the First Baptist Church, 602 S. Hickory in Mt. Vernon...
News in brief (07/24/13)
The Mt. Vernon Community Theatre will be performing "Fiddler on the Roof" on July 25 through July 28 at the MARC (822 Mt. Vernon Blvd) in Mt. Vernon. Tickets are $10 each, with a special rate of $8 each for groups of 10 or more on Thursday, July 25. Tickets can be purchased evenings beginning July 22 at the box office at the MARC...
News In Brief (07/22/13)
The Monett City Council will hold a work session on Monday, July 22 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss the Kelly Creek flood mitigation plan. Tim Land, operator of the Kick'n Paintball Park, west of Monett, will be the speaker at the noon meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, July 23 at Happy House restaurant...
News In Brief (07/19/13)
The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will have a sidewalk sale of surplus equipment on Friday, July 26 in front of the Monett Branch at Sixth and Bond streets, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Monett High School Band Camp starts Monday, July 29. For more information, call 235-5445...
News in brief (07/18/13)
The Monett City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 19 at Monett City Hall. The Monett Jaycees Carnival opens on July 17 and runs nightly through July 20 in the soccer fields at South Park. The Monett High School Class of 1964 will meet for lunch at the Angus Branch Steakhouse (formally Grant's) at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31. All classmates are urged to attend to help with the planning of the 50th reunion...
News in brief (07/17/13)
First Baptist Church of Monett will host a Vacation Bible School from July 21 through July 25 on the theme, "Gotta Move, Keepin' in Step with the Spirit." Sessions will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m., concluding with a pool party at the Monett Area YMCA on July 28...
News in brief (07/12/13)
The Ladies Auxiliary for Tom Wolfe Memorial Post #4207, VFW, will offer a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, at the Post, located west of Monett on Highway 60. The menu will include Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob, rolls, salads, dessert and a beverage. Cost is $6 for all you can eat...
News in brief (07/11/13)
The Kings Prairie Special Road District will meet at 7 p.m. on July 16 at Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett. Monett Youth Football will be holding its second sign-ups July 22 through July 25 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Field house next to Burl Fowler Stadium. Cost will be $50. The Monett Varsity Football coaches will conduct a football camp during that time. Cost is $20 and checks should be made out to MHS football. For more information, call Sean Kelley at 235-9700...
News in brief (07/10/13)
The Monett City Council will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 11 to consider bids for construction of the water treatment plant and purchase of a new sludge truck. The meeting will be held at Monett City Hall. The Kings Prairie Community Association will hold a planning session for its August fundraiser show at 6:30 p.m. on July 11, at the old Kings Prairie school, south of Highway 60 on Highway Z, and west on Farm Road 2015...
News in brief (07/08/13)
The Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 8 in the conference room at Monett City Hall. The Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9 at 307 Dairy St. in Monett...
News in brief (07/05/13)
The Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 8 in the conference room at Monett City Hall. The Summer Reading Club at branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will have the following activities next week. ...
News in brief (07/03/13)
The Monett Senior Citizens Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5. There will be no issue of The Monett Times on July 4. A fun and fireworks evening is planned for Saturday, July 6 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Stones Prairie, northwest of Purdy. Games will start at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks. For more information, call 417-389-0517...
News in brief (07/01/13)
The City of Pierce City has announced the discharge of fireworks will be allowed in the city limits until 10 p.m. on July 3 through July 5. The Summer Reading Club at the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library in Monett this week will offer a patriotic pet parade at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3. The club for teens will create personal time capsules to be opened in 10 years during the session at 4 p.m. on July 2...
News In Brief (06/28/13)
New Site Baptist Church, located southwest of Monett, will host its annual celebration of the nation's birthday on Sunday, June 30, beginning at 6 p.m. The occasion will include live music, free food and fireworks at dusk, all of which is open to the public...
News in Brief (06/27/13)
Community Blood Centers of the Ozarks will host blood drives on June 28 in Mt. Vernon, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Justice Center, 240 N. Main, and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Lawrence County Manor, and in Monett on July 1, from noon to 5 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 1706 N. Ninth St...
News in brief (06/26/13)
The Waldensian Presbyterian Church will hold its annual ice cream social on Thursday, June 27, beginning at 6 p.m. Homemade ice cream, sandwiches, pies, cakes and beverages will be available. The Purdy R-2 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on June 27 to approve the final 2012-13 budget and to discuss the 2013-14 budget...
News In Brief (06/24/13)
Michael Pham will describe his journey from a Vietnamese refugee to a Missouri businessman at the Monett Kiwanis Club meeting at noon on June 25 at Happy House restaurant. The Kings Prairie Community Association July meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., on June 27. ...
News In Brief (06/21/13)
A community gospel singing service will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at Merl's Chapel Church, four miles north of Cassville on Highway Y. Summer Reading Club programs at Barry-Lawrence Reginal Library branches next week will include "I Dig Dinosaurs" at 4 p.m. on June 26 at the Purdy Branch; "Garden Games" at 10 a.m. on June 26 at the Aurora Branch; and "Living Underground at 1:30 p.m. on June 25 at the Mt. Vernon Branch...
News in brief (06/20/13)
The Waldensian Presbyterian Church will hold its annual ice cream social on Thursday, June 27, beginning at 6 p.m. Homemade ice cream, sandwiches, pies, cakes and beverages will be available. The Methodist Men's Breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. on Friday, June 21 at Angus Branch Steakhouse (formerly Grant's)...
News in brief (06/19/13)
Sign-ups for Monett Cubs youth football and cheerleading will be held June 24 through June 26 and June 29 at the Monett Athletic Complex (the Mac), east of Monett High School. Students third through sixth grade can participate. Cost is $50. Sign-ups are 6 to 8 p.m. on June 24, through June 26 and from 9 a.m. to noon on June 29. For more information, call football coach Sean Kelley at 235-9700 or cheerleading coach Gwen Fillinger at 417-489-1657...
News in brief (06/14/13)
Community Blood Centers of the Ozarks will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 18 at the main EFCO plant in Monett, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, and from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 at the VFW Hall on Highway 39 in Shell Knob...
News in brief (06/13/13)
The Monett Kiwanis Club will host a "Glow in the Dark" night golf tournament at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 28 at the Windmill Ridge municipal golf course in Monett. Three-person scramble will play nine holes. Registration cost is $30 per person. Proceeds help support the Children's Miracle Network and the local YMCA Strong Kids program. To register, call the golf course at 235-6076...
News in brief (06/12/13)
Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at the Monett City Hall, located at 217 Fifth St., in the conference room. Hobbs-Anderson American Legion will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at 717 E. Broadway. Cost is $5 or $3 for children under 12...
News in brief (06/10/13)
Fifty grants are available for persons seeking to attend the Region 7 Local Emergency Planning Commission/Tribal Emergency Planning Commission Emergency Planning and Response Conference is a bi-annual conference planned July 25 through July 27 in Overland Park Kan. Applications can be submitted to Bonnie Witt-Schulte, Barry-Lawrence Counties Local Emergency Preparedness District secretary, at 1901 E. Cleveland Ave. More information is available by calling 235-4241...
News in brief (06/05/13)
The New Liberty Methodist Church will hold its 17th annual Ice Cream Social from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Live gospel music and grilled food will also be available. The church is located two miles east of Monett, south of Highway 60 on Highway Z...
News in brief (06/03/13)
Justin Beck, Monett golf course superintendent, will be the speaker at the noon meeting on Tuesday, June 4, of the Monett Kiwanis Club, at Happy House restaurant. Flowers are to be removed from Bethel Cemetery before June 15 for mowing or they will be picked up...
News in brief (05/31/13)
A boys baseball tournament will be held on June 1 at The Sandlot (formerly Mickey Owen), east of Miller. Teams will include 8 and under(coach pitch), 9 and under, 10 and under, 11 and under, 12 and under, 13 and under and 14 and under divisions. Entry fee is $275 ($225 for 8 and under) and there is no gate fee. Coolers are welcome. Submit entries to www.sandlotbaseball.net. For more information, call Brad Longley at 417-466-5653...
News in brief (05/30/13)
The Cox Monett Hospital Auxiliary will hold its ninth annual salad luncheon from 11:30 a.m. -- 1 p.m. on Friday, May 31 at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. Over 40 salads will be offered, along with croissants, crackers, cupcakes and a drink. Tickets are $6. Recipe books containing the salad luncheon recipes will be for sale for only $2 each. All proceeds will benefit the Auxiliary's health care scholarship fund. For more information, call 354-1199...
News in brief (05/29/13)
The Junior Golf League playing at the Windmill Ridge course in Monett will begin at 9 a.m. every Thursday, beginning on June 6 and playing through Aug. 1. Players ages 8 to 15 should have his or her own bag and clubs. All players should have a basic knowledge of golf and the ability to put the ball in play. Sign-up can be made by calling 235-6076 or stopping by the course clubhouse...
News in brief (05/23/13)
The Cox Monett Hospital Auxiliary will hold their ninth annual salad luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 31 at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. Over 40 salads will be offered, along with croissants, crackers, cupcakes and a drink. ...
News in brief (05/22/13)
A reception for retiring Verona R-7 school superintendent William Sweet will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 at Verona City Hall. The Leann Cemetery business meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 26 at the cemetery. Donations for mowing and upkeep will be accepted at the cemetery or can be mailed to Ruby Vincent, secretary, at 20674 Farm Road 2065, aurora 65605 Decorations not attached to stones should be picked up by June 11 for mowing to resume...
News In Brief (05/20/13)
The Southern Missouri Bee Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at the First United Methodist church, located at 1600 N. Central. "Diseases and pests of the honey bee" will be discussed. Anyone interested in beekeeping is welcome to attend. For more information, contact John Schmidt at 235-7726 or Steve Ostertag at 235-7989...
News In Brief (05/17/13)
The Monett High School Class of 1973 will hold a reunion meeting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the home of Connie Jarvis, 604 School View. For information, call Elaine Litchfield at 417-772-6191 or e-mail mhscubs_73@yahoo.com The Pleasant Ridge Special Road District commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, on Highway Z, in the church basement...
News in Brief (05/16/13)
The annual meeting of the Zion Memorial Cemetery will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, conducted by Pastor Terry Pitts, at the intersection of Farm Roads 1080 and 2150 in Lawrence County. A basket dinner will be served at noon. Body of Christ Outreach Ministries Center in Wheaton will host southern gospel recording artists Second Generation in concert at 7 p.m. ...
News in Brief (05/15/13)
Hobbs-Anderson American Legion will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 16 at the Post, 717 E. Broadway. Cost is $5 and $3 for children under 12. All branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day...
News In Brief (05/13/13)
Nicholas Drew Roberts, son of J.D. and Denice Roberts, is a member of the Top 10 percent of the Class of 2013 at Monett High School. His name was inadvertently left off the original list. Booth space is avaliable for the second annual Purdy Festival on Saturday, July 20. Vendors can set up on July 19 or the day of the festival. For information, call Laura Hensley at 417-442-3217 ext. 277 or go to purdyfestival@yahoo.com...
News in Brief (05/10/13)
A luncheon will be presented by the VFW Post #4207 Ladies Auxiliary from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at the Post on West Highway 60. The menu will include roast pork with stuffing, gravy, green beans casserole, salad, dessert and beverage. Cost is $6...
News in Brief (05/09/13)
The Verona Tillers and Toilers Garden Club and the FFA Chapter will be holding their annual plant and bake sale from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 10, and from 8 a.m. to l p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at the high school agriculture complex, at the north side of the high school. Ten tables of house and garden plants and baked goods and a well-stocked greenhouse full of plants will be available...
News in Brief (05/06/13)
A public forum on closing Ninth Street, between Cleveland and Scott, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at the Monett Middle School auditorium. Public input concerning these potential changes is sought. The school district is seeking the safest physical environment for students crossing Ninth Street for educational purposes throughout each school day. For more information, call Superintendent of Schools, Brad Hanson, at 235-7422...
News In Brief (05/03/13)
St. Mary's Home and School will hold a spaghetti dinner, art show and silent auction on Friday, May 3. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., with the art show and auction at 7 p.m. The Monett Kiwanis Club will have a pancake supper from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 at the Monett Area YMCA Event Center. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. Proceeds will support children's programs in Monett...
News in Brief (05/02/13)
The 141st birthday of author Harold Bell Wright will be celebrated with refreshments from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Harold Bell Wright Pierce City Museum, located at 404 N. Walnut. The 10th anniversary of the May 4, 2003 tornado in Pierce City is commemorated at the museum also...
News in Brief (05/01/13)
The Scott Regional Technology Center will hold its 17th annual Recognition Night at 7 p.m. on May 2 in the Monett High School gym. Parents and friends are welcome. The Cox Monett Hospital emergency room main entrance will be closed beginning Sunday, April 28 until Thursday, May 2 to install new flooring. The main entrance for will be through the ambulance entrance during this time. Staff will help direct patients to the temporary entrance...
News in Brief (04/29/13)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 at Arvest Bank, First Street and E. Broadway. The Scott Regional Technology Center will hold its 17th annual Recognition Night at 7 p.m. on May 2 in the Monett High School gym. Parents and friends are welcome...
News In Brief (04/26/13)
The Cox Monett Hospital emergency room main entrance will be closed beginning Sunday, April 28 until Thursday, May 2 to install new flooring. The main entrance for will be through the ambulance entrance during this time. Staff will help direct patients to the temporary entrance...
News in Brief (04/24/13)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 25 at Denali Dreams, located at 316 E. Broadway, for the new used bookstore. A chamber membership mingle will follow at noon. The Revelators family gospel ensemble will perform at the Body of Christ Outreach Center in Wheaton on April 27 and 28. Activities on Saturday begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 417-652-3709...
News in Brief (04/22/13)
A Salad Luncheon Extravaganza, offered annually by the St. Lawrence Parish Council of Catholic Women, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at the St. Lawrence Church parish hall. Cost is $7 and may be purchased from a church member of at the door...
News in Brief (04/19/13)
A surprise covered-dish dinner will be held to honor Linn Thornton (Santa Claus) for his many years of serving the community with holiday dinners and Christmas gifts for children on Saturday, April 20 at the Boy Scout pavilion at Monett City Park, next to the playground, The event begins at 1 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Meat and a celebratory cake will be provided. For more information, call 236-0222...
News in Brief (04/18/13)
A surprise covered-dish dinner will be held to honor Linn Thornton (Santa Claus) for his many years of serving the community with holiday dinners and Christmas gifts for children on Saturday, April 20 at the Boy Scout pavilion at Monett City Park, next to the playground, The event begins at 1 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Meat and a celebratory cake will be provided. For more information, call 236-0222...
News in Brief (04/17/13)
A surprise covered-dish dinner will be held to honor Linn Thornton (Santa Claus) for his many years of serving the community with holiday dinners and Christmas gifts for children on Saturday, April 20 at the Boy Scout pavilion at Monett City Park, next to the playground, The event begins at 1 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Meat and a celebratory cake will be provided. For more information, call 236-0222...
News in Brief (04/15/13)
The Cox Monett Hospital emergency room main entrance will be closed beginning at noon on Friday, April 12 and Monday, April 15 to install new flooring. The main entrance for patients and visitors will be through the ambulance entrance during this time. Staff will direct patients to the temporary entrance...
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