In advance of Memorial Day, local cemeteries have named decoration days and are seeking assistance and donations.

Antioch 

Antioch Cemetery of Pittsburg is seeking donations to help with the maintenance and upkeep of cemetery grounds.

The cemetery relies on community support.

Donations may be sent to Antioch Cemetery Association, 27749 State Highway 64, Polk MO 65727.

Barren Creek

Barren Creek Cemetery, Fair Play, will hold a meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at the cemetery grounds.

Brighton

Decoration for the Brighton Cemetery will be Sunday, May 24. Due to the pandemic, no annual meeting will be held this year. Visitors may drop off donations and receive an annual report from board members at the east drive entrance. Donations may also be mailed to Brighton Cemetery, PO Box 664, Brighton MO 65617.

Dunnegan

The Dunnegan Cemetery Board has decided to postpone the annual meeting this year. Board members will be present at the cemetery pavilion on Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24, to receive donations and answer any questions. Donations may also be sent to Becky Peters, PO Box 302, Humansville MO 65674.

The yearly financial statement will be available at the cemetery or can be mailed upon request. 

Goff

Due to COVID-19 and the health concerns of our members, Goff Cemetery Association will not hold its annual meeting.  Contributions for maintenance are needed and appreciated and may be left at the cemetery or mailed C/O Keven Holt, PO Box 602, Bolivar MO 65613, or left at State Farm Insurance, 930 S. Springfield Ave., Bolivar. For more information, call 777-1870 or 327-2777.

Hickory Grove Cemetery 

Hickory Grove Cemetery south of Morrisville will hold decoration days Thursday through Monday, May 21-25. A short general meeting will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 24, with a board of trustees meeting to follow. 

This year’s dinner and membership meeting have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Mitchell

The Mitchell Cemetery and Campground will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 24. Kevin Punch will be the speaker for the services, and the business meeting will be held immediately afterward. The public is invited to attend.

Mt. Olive

Mt. Olive cemetery will hold decoration day Sunday, May 24. A business meeting is set for 1 p.m. 

New Bethel Cemetery

New Bethel Cemetery south of Halfway will observe decoration day Sunday, June 7. 

A business meeting will be held, but no dinner will take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Reed

Reed Cemetery will hold decoration day Sunday, May 24. A business meeting is set for 2 p.m.  

Reynolds Cemetery

The Reynolds Cemetery board has canceled the annual meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

All board members will remain in place until the following year’s meeting.

Donations to help with the maintenance and mowing expenses can be made out to Reynolds Cemetery Fund and mailed to Kristy Sharp, secretary/treasurer, at 1828 Mo. 65 Buffalo, MO 65622. 

Donations may also be taken to or mailed to O’Bannon Bank, PO Box 890, Buffalo, MO 65622. 

The cemetery relies on donations to maintain its upkeep.

For more information, contact board members Kelly Brazil at 660-525-9225, Jeff Ortner at 733-1033 or Bill Sharp at 399-3350. Contact Kristy Sharp at 328-9403.

Rock Prairie Missionary Baptist Church

Decoration services at Rock Prairie Missionary Baptist Church are Sunday, May 24. Church service will be 11 a.m. with the cemetery meeting to follow. No lunch will be served. 

Rose Hill Cemetery

Rose Hill Cemetery in Willard will hold decoration days Thursday through Monday, May 21-25. Trustees will be on site at the donation tables to assist visitors between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cemetery will not hold its annual luncheon and general meeting this year. These will resume next year.

Schofield

The annual meeting of the Schofield Cemetery Association will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 24. The memorial message will be brought by Bro. Scott Reynolds, followed by the cemetery business meeting.

The service will be outside at the pavilion, so all are asked to bring lawn chairs. There will not be a basket lunch this year due to current circumstances.

Star Ridge  

Star Ridge Cemetery Association is seeking help with the maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery. Donations and correspondence may be sent to Star Ridge Cemetery, C/O Mick Hood, PO Box 51, Bolivar MO 65613. For more information, call 326-4958 or 777-2767.

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