News in brief
St. John's Lutheran Church-Stones Prairie will host its annual chili supper at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the church, located on Farm Road 1057 northwest of Purdy. The menu will include homemade chili, potato soup and homemade dessert. Donations for the meal will go toward constructing a new pavilion for the picnic grounds. For additional information, people may call 417-442-3836.
A Zumbathon fundraiser to benefit the Monett High School Pizzazz Poms dance team will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the MHS gym. Cost is $15. participants receive a sweat towel souvenir. The L'il Pizzazz Poms will perform at 6 p.m. Free child care will be offered. For additional information, people may call Rendy Smith at 417-860-3519.
The annual Dining for Diabetes fundraising dinner, organized to benefit the diabetes education program run through Cox Monett Hospital, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 21, at St. Mary's Catholic School fellowship hall in Pierce City. Cost is $25 per person. Mark Chapman will provide the entertainment. For additional information, people may call Nancy Ridgley at 354-1280.
Next week at the Pierce City Senior Center, 104 N. Locust, a ham loaf meal will be served on Jan. 24. A dance with the Fun Timers Band is planned for 7 p.. on Jan. 26. A Smorgasbord is offered for the meal on Jan. 27. Bridge is available from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 23.
The Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri Tribe has officially changed its name from the Lost Cherokee of Arkansas and Missouri Tribe. In 2016 the tribe had its second general election. District No. 9 will have its first 2017 meeting at 1 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. in Springfield. Members are welcome and encouraged to contact their elected officials with future plans.
OACAC in Aurora is offering life skills classes. A couponing class is offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 26. Classes are offered at 203 S. Washington, Suite A, in Aurora. To register, people may call 417-678-5031.
Crowder College Adult Education and Literacy program offers high school equivalency and college preparation classes from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. English as a second language classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 to 8:30 pm. All classes are offered free of charge at the Crowder campus at 100 S. Maple in Monett. For more information, people may call 235-0065.
At the Missouri Department of Conservation's Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center near Ash Grove, a class on metallic and shotgun shell reloading basics is offered from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 21. Instructors will cover all aspects of reloading. For additional information, people may call 417-742-4361.
Eagle viewing will be offered at 3 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center at Roaring River State Park near Cassville. A short video will be shown before going out to see the eagles. Participant are urged to bring binoculars and dress for the weather.
At the Cassville Branch Library, yoga classes are offered every Tuesday, with an advanced class at 5 p.m. and a beginning class at 6 p.m. Attendees should bring mats. An engineering challenge is also offered using common household and craft materials, will be offered at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
The Monett/Purdy Habitat for Humanity affiliate will offer an open house at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 for Amanda Slater and her family in the Habitat house on the northwest corner of Sixth and Bond streets in Monett.
The annual Eagle Day in Stella will be held by the Missouri Department of Conservation from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Veteran's Memorial Park in Stella. Spotting scopes will be set up and fun educational activities for all ages planned. Additional information are available at the Joplin Conservation Office at 417-629-3423.
The Monett Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 at the Family Room Steakhouse, First Street and East Broadway. New members will be inducted. District Governor Lewis Carnes will speak. A meal will precede the program.