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Nixa: Elements Salon & Spa opens on CC

A new salon and spa opened recently at 1851 N. Hwy. CC in Nixa. Elements Salon & Spa is owned by Annie Fraker, a licensed cosmetologist. The salon's services include hair care, natural and artificial nails, spa manicures and pedicures, facials, waxing and massage.

In addition to Fraker, the staff includes stylists Kari Romey and Vickie Reasor, nail tech Jackie Englert and licensed massage therapist Julie Cochran. Designer Debbie Blackmon turned the former Hale's Meats & More into a European-style salon with unique wall murals.

The salon is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 724-0699 for an appointment.

Y2K public forum set for 6 p.m. April 29

Several community groups are sponsoring a Y2K public forum at 6 p.m. April 29.

The Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Ozark Bank and Edward Jones Investments will present the program at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 401 Young St. (next to Wal-Mart).

Local speakers representing industries such as banking, computers, emergency services, finance and utilities will be featured, along with a question and answer session. The forum is free. To reserve a place, call 724-1545 or 725-0414.

Lisa Rose to speak at WWIN meeting

Working Women in Nixa will meet on April 20 at noon to celebrate Professional Women's Day. The featured speaker will be Lisa Rose, anchorwoman for television station KY3. The luncheon will be held at Empire Bank and the cost is $6. Call 725-1545 to register.

Each attendee will receive a carnation from Town & Country Flower Shop and the chance to win one of 12 door prizes from Nixa merchants.

Chamber announces upcoming events

The seventh Annual Secretaries Day Luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Riverside Inn. "Office survival into the millennium" will be the topic. The cost is $25, and tickets are available at 581-6139.

The Business Women's Network will meet at 7 a.m. April 21, at Springcreek Antiques and Tea Room.

Good Morning Ozark will feature speaker Gen. Pruitt of the National Guard at 7 a.m. April 29 at Shoney's.

Meanwhile, the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce held a fund-raising auction in March that earned more than $6,000. Some of the largest bids were for a trailer donated by Tracker Marine and a computer system from PC Outlet. The event was chaired by Stacy McNeill of Columbia College.

Chamber Business Expo set for April 22

The Republic Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its first-ever Business Expo 4-8 p.m. April 22. The event will be held at the Republic Activities Center, 711 E. Miller Road. About 30 businesses will participate, according to Christy Hermansen, executive director of the chamber.

"We are extremely excited about this event. Attendees will not only get to take a look at what Republic has to offer, but also see some great entertainment," she said.

That entertainment will include the Republic Dance Studio, the Traditional Dance and Music Society, and the Republic 911 Clowns.

Admission cost is $2 for adults, and students are admitted free. Admission automatically enters attendees into a door-prize drawing.

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