JOPLIN, Mo. —
~ An inside rummage sale and bake sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Second Assembly of God, 402 N. Schifferdecker Ave.
Concessions also will be available.
~ A ladies dance and concert are scheduled at the Abundant Life Campus, 6863 E. Newman Road.
The ladies-only line dancing will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today. The event is for all ladies 16 and older. There will be free line dance instruction, snacks and drinks. No child care will be provided for the event.
A free concert featuring the Crossroads, a Southern rock band, will be offered at 7 p.m. Friday.
~ Singing the Good News will perform a concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Royal Heights United Methodist Church, 1612 Euclid Ave.
Members of the newly formed group are Dan Shears and Shirley Dickinson, from rural Carl Junction, and Pete and Clara Brown, of Columbus, Kan.
There will be no admission, but a love offering will be taken.
~ Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 204 N. School St., is holding its annual vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Classes will be held for preschool children to adults.
Pre-registration will take place at noon today at the church. There also will be a carnival featuring games, face painting, a bounce house, food and fellowship.
People in need of transportation may call David Fields, 417-396-3840.
Details: Pamela Nero, 417-434-1135.
~ A gospel sing is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday at the People’s Home Mission, 411 E. Ninth St.
Individuals and groups are invited to participate.
~ The 55+ Lunch Bunch of the First United Methodist Church, 501 W. Fourth St., will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
Crawford and Company will be sharing the “gospel in song.”
The cost of the catered lunch is $6 per person.
Reservations are necessary by Monday and may be made by calling the church at 623-2796.
~ The Crusaders for Christ Singers will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at the First Assembly of God Church, 7380 E. 20th St.
~ Vacation Bible school with the theme “Amazing Wonders Aviation” will be held 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Warren’s Branch Baptist Church on Antelope Road.
The free event is for children from preschool age to sixth grade.
It will conclude with a family cookout and games from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 16.
~ A musical tribute to Robert A. Harris will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Carthage, 617 S. Main St.
The featured artist at the program will be Tommy Hilton, who is a former student of Harris. Hilton currently is a student of professor Karen Halverhout at the University of Missouri’s Conservatory of Music in Kansas City. In addition, Judge David Mouton, another former student, will share a piece. Virginia Terry will sing.
Harris began performing in 1939 at what was then the Methodist Episcopal Church of Carthage. Now, 73 years later, he continues to serve the same congregation as organist and accompanist.
Harris has played a leading role in music education in this area of the state. He has been accredited by numerous state and national organizations including the Music Teacher National Association, the National Federation of Music Clubs, and the National Piano Guild and has been a frequent adjudicator. For several years he served on the music faculty of the College of Our Lady of the Ozarks, and was a member of the faculty at Missouri Southern State University for many years until his retirement in 1995.
The public is invited to attend. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.
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JOPLIN, Mo. —
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