News in Brief

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Monett Police Department would like to remind citizens that with warmer weather, more children walking and riding bicycles to and from school, as well as increased pedestrian traffic in general. The Police Department will utilize a radar camera sign to help remind motorists of the speed zones throughout the city. The sign is affixed to a trailer and will be moved to different locations throughout the city over the next few weeks, with emphasis on school zones and high traffic areas.

The Draw Pierce City 2016 reception will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Pierce City Library. A special guest for the event will be Stephanie Cramer, director of programs and exhibitions for the Creamery Arts Center in Springfield. She will present the winners with gifts of honor from the Springfield Regional Arts Council around 5 p.m.

Lawrence County Retired School Personnel will stroll the Japanese Garden at Nathanael Greene Park, 2400 S. W. Scenic, in Springfield on April 14. Members may meet to carpool at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Aurora First Baptist Church, 201 S. Jefferson Ave.

The Monett Sportsmen's League will hold its annual Wild Game Feed at 6 p.m. on April 14 at the old Monett weather station on Farm Road 1090, southeast of Monett. A fundraising auction will be held in conjunction with the event.

The SilverTeens seniors singles group will meet at 6 p.m. on April 14 for supper at Mazzio's, on East Highway 60 in Monett. For information, people may call 417-393-9212.

For the noon April 12 Kiwanis Club meeting, members will skip a meal to tour the new addition at Lacoba Homes in Monett. A question-and-answer session will follow the tour.

The Ozarks Model Railroad Association will hold its 38th annual Spring Train Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 16 at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 St. Louis St. More than 160 tables will display railroad equipment of all scales and memorabilia. Admission is $7.

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. on April 22 at Lowe's on Highway 60 in Monett.

The Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. on April 18 in the conference room at Monett City Hall.

There will be no school in the Monett R-1 School District on Friday, April 15 and Monday, April 18 for the April break.

In adult programs scheduled at the Monett Branch Library, Sixth and Bond, Joetta Johnston will lead a session on flower crafts at 2 p.m. on April 21. All supplies will be provided.

The Barry County Retired Teachers and School Personnel will meet on April 22 at St. John's Lutheran Church on Highway H in Monett. Social time begins at 10 a.m. At 10:30 p.m., Debbie Berger will speak on the Monett Broadway restoration project.

The Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on April 18 at the Bayless/Sayler House in Cassville for a business meeting.

The Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on April 12 at 307 Dairy St.

The Purdy Renewal Project will cut a ribbon for its new playground equipment at 10:15 a.m. on April 20 at the city park. The public is encouraged to attend.

Pierce City will host its citywide garage sale on April 16.

Enrollment for preschool at the Verona R-7 School District will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. on April 13 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 14. Children turning age 4 before Aug. 1 should plan on a screening. To schedule an appointment, people may call Leigh Ann Self at 417-498-4900 or 417-498-6418.

The Lawrence County Gospel Sing will host a Big Tent Gospel Sing and pot luck dinner in connection with Tex Boggs and the Stone bible Chapel on May 28. Singing starts at 2:30 p.m. and a pot luck meal will be served at 5 p.m. The event will be held west of Highway 39 on Highway 96, west eight miles, south four miles on Highway U.

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