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Local News: News in brief (3/15/19) – Monett Times

The Monett City Council will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20. The 2019-2020 fiscal year budget will be adopted. A revision to the nuisance ordinance will be introduced. Resolutions will be considered on the Kelly Creek flood buyout, lease agreements for the 212 Fifth Street parking lot, mowing services, seeking an airport consultant, purchasing 305 N. Central and declaring well No. 16 as surplus property, making it available for auction. A closed session is planned for real estate action.

The Monett Ministerial Association will begin its midweek Lenten services at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 at the First Presbyterian Church, 700 S. Sycamore. Brian Smith will speak. A light lunch will be available after the service.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Verona will host a Taco Truck Festival fundraiser from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 17. Proceeds will fund a youth group trip to West Plains.

The Lawrence County Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the MRC Museum, 112 W. Dallas St. in Mt. Vernon, one block west of the courthouse. Jami Lewis, archivist for the Missouri State Historical Society, will speak about Whats in a Letter?, revealing how a 1844 letter reveals lost clues to the formation of the county, vigilante justice and murder in the county at the time.

The novel tall fescue renovation workshop, hosted by the University of Missouri Extension, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 18 at the Southwest Research Center, southwest of Mt. Vernon. Late registration is $85 at the door and includes a meal. For information, people may call Jendel Wolfe at 417-466-2148, Ext. 21.

Preschool and kindergarten screenings for the Monett school district will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 18 and 20 at New Site Baptist Church. Appointments are needed and may be made by calling 235-3411.

The open driveway between the Barry-Lawrence County Ambulance District and Pizza Hut will be permanently closing April 30. Pizza Hut can be accessed from Hwy. 60.

The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on March 19 at 318 E. Broadway. Sinclair Rogers photo history of Monett, created for the Monett Centennial, will be shown, converted to digital format, will be shown.

Monett/Purdy Habitat for Humanity will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, March 19 at 5 p.m. at the First Christian Church Fourth and Wishart in Monett.

The Monett Historical Society is sponsoring a Spring into Spring luncheon and fashion show on Saturday, March 23, at 11:30 PM in the museum event center. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased at the museum. The Brown Bag will be cater and area merchants will be featured in the fashion show.

Country Road family fun farm, 15144 Hwy. 97 in Stotts City, will host a St. Patricks Day celebration with activities, inflatables, indoor play and a petting zoo from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, March 16, and 2 to 6 p.m. March 17. A pulled pork meal will be offered. Information is at 417-489-2649.

Next week at the Monett Senior Center, 405 Dairy, meals will be chicken pot pie on March 18, stuffed pepper casserole on March 19, sweet potato casserole on March 20, baked pork loin on March 21 and mat loaf of March 22. The Shell Knob Strings will play on March 22.

Cox Monett Hospital will offer a free six-week course to help people manage diabetes on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, beginning March 19, in Conference Room A. Topics will cover better sleeping, exercise communicating with healthcare professionals, managing diet and medication. To

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