Local News: News in brief (5/28/22)

The Pierce City Senior Center will be serving lunch from noon to 12:30 pm Tuesday and Thursday, Everyone is welcome and lunch is $5 for those ages 55 and older, and $6 for those under 55. Carry-out meals will be available to those who contact the center at 417-476-5006 before 10:30 am Also, Nell’s Nails will be serving seniors for a nominal fee at 9 am the first Thursday of each month.

The Monett Senior Center is open for dine-in lunches for a suggested donation of $3.50 for ages 60 and up. The price for those 59 and under is $6. The senior center will be open for dining from 11 am to 12:30 pm The Senior Center is also hosting BINGO every Wednesday at noon and Nell’s Nails will be serving seniors beginning at 9 am the first Friday of each month. The Senior Center also hosts card games every Thursday morning at 10 am and aid for residents on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Food stamps. Call the Senior Center to schedule an appointment.

The Lawrence County Historical Society Museum, located on the west side of the Mt. Vernon Golf Course at 11110 Lawrence 1137, opens for the season Sunday, May 29. The museum will be open from 1 to 4 pm each Sunday through October. The museum focuses on the people and events that have impacted Lawrence County and a gift shop offers research publications for genealogists and others interested in local history. To volunteer, contact Kathy Fairchild at 417-606-0020 or lawrencecountyhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com.

The Monett Rural Fire District will have its monthly meeting at 6 pm Tuesday, May 31 at Fire Station #1 on County Road.

Relay for Life of Lawrence County will be held from 6 to 10 pm Saturday, June 11 around the square in Mt. Vernon. Entertainment and games are scheduled throughout the evening. The luminary ceremony will be at 9 pm For more information, visit the Relay for Life of Lawrence County Facebook page, email pjmcbrideslf@aol.com or call/text 417-466-8188. Organizers are currently looking for volunteers, sponsors for $150 and teams. Register online at www.relayforlife.org/lawrencecomo.

The Lawrence County Youth Fair will be held at 6 pm Thursday, June 2 and at 4 pm Saturday, June 4 at the Freistatt Lions Club Lawrence County Fairgrounds in Freistatt. Rabbits, ag mechanics, poultry, sheep and goats will be shown Thursday, Dogs and cats, ham, swine and cattle will be shown Friday and the beef cattle show, appreciation supper and market livestock premium sale will be held Saturday.

The Cox Monett Auxiliary salad luncheon will be held from 11 am to 1 pm Friday, June 3 at First United Methodist Church located at 1600 N. Central in Monett. Due to the pandemic, the auxiliary canceled the popular event the past couple years but is excited to bring the fundraiser back to the community. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste more than 40 homemade salads for $10 per person. Recipe books from all the salads served will also be available for $4. All proceeds go towards the purchase of hospital equipment and scholarships for local students. For more information, call 417-354-1404.

First on Front, featuring four local bands and a variety of food trucks will be held from 6 to 11 pm Friday, June 3 at the Glen and Sharon Garrett Downtown Park on Front Street in Monett. This event is sponsored by First State Bank of Purdy and is free to the public.

Monett author Annie Lisenby Smith will be celebrating the release of her young adult novel, “A Three Letter Name” at Keen Bean on Highway 60 in Monett from 3 to 5 pm Saturday, June 4. Books will be available for purchase for $14 and the first 14 buyers will receive a special book-themed gift. The author will also be available to sign copies of the book and there will be drawings for door prizes.

The Monett Special Road District will meet at 5:15 pm Wednesday, June 8 at the Road District Barn located at 220 S. Eisenhower St. in Monett. This meeting is open to the public.

The Purdy Community Picnic and Fireworks Show will be Sunday July, 3 at The Gathering Place at 100 Old Bus. 37 & Hwy. C. There will be a picnic meal starting at 6 pm, live music and a huge fireworks show at 9 pm All are invited to bring a lawn chair and enjoy an evening of fun, family, friends and fireworks.

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