The following is a list of events and meetings taking place this week in the region.
The list includes:
The East Missouri Action Agency will begin providing free lunches to children, 18 and under, at several locations this summer. The program begins June 3 and continues through August 9. No registration is required.
Children will be served first. Any remaining meals can be purchased by adults for $1.
In Bonne Terre, lunch will be served from 1:15 to 2 p.m. at Bonne Terre City Park (North Long and West De Soto). In Park Hills, lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m. at Columbia Park (Strauss and Main). In Desloge, lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Desloge City Park (Parkside and Walnut). In Farmington, breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. and lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m. at the Farmington Head Start Center located within Birch Tree Apartments (Birch Tree Lane).
The Park Hills Public Library will hold a family night event 5:30-7 p.m. June 3. Presentation will be Benka Pulka, local author and holder of two Guinness World Records.
Desloge Chamber of Commerce
The Desloge Chamber of Commerce holds its noon investors luncheon at Charboneau’s Restaurant. There will be a ribbon cutting immediately following at Dwayne Ashburn’s Farmers Insurance Agency, 1136 N. Desloge.
The St. Francois County Commission meets in open regular session at 10 a.m. Tuesday unless otherwise announced. The meeting is in its chambers, located on the top floor of the St. Francois County Courthouse Annex, 1 West Liberty in Farmington.
June 4 special election
A special election to fill the 8th Congressional district seat vacated in January by U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson takes place Tuesday with voters having four certified candidates and four write-in candidates from which to choose. Polls open at 6 a.m. on election day and will remain open until 7 p.m. Any voter in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.
Reading program kick-off
The Desloge Public Library will hold a summer reading program kick-off party at the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8.