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News in Brief (01/28/15)
Cox Monett Hospital will offer a diabetes self-management education course from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 in Conference Room A. For additional information and class cost, people may call 354-1280. The Scott Regional Technology Center will offer a self defense class on Jan. ...
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Bi-county sales tax receipts spike 44 percent (01/31/15)
In one of the sharpest upturns on record, sales tax receipts to bi-county towns and county governments jumped up by 44...
Pierce City 
Police to apply for grants (01/31/15)
Pierce City Police Department is working on a pair of grant proposals in hopes of covering a portion of costs for new...
Harper named Rose Homecoming queen (01/31/15)
After being crowned Monett High School Rose Homecoming queen, Kiersten Harper, left, Monett senior, poses for a photo...
Police find burned man on city street (01/31/15)
A Stotts City man was airlifted to a Springfield hospital on Friday with lacerations and burns. According to Police...
Monett man 
arrested for burglary (01/31/15)
A Monett man is being held in the Barry County jail in lieu of a $40,000 cash-only bond following his arrest for...
Sports Headlines
Monett girls still seeking a win (01/31/15)
The Monett girls basketball team members are playing hard, but just does not have a win to show for their efforts,...
Jared Lankford: The Statler Brothers and Monett basketball (01/31/15)
Growing up, I was subjected to old-time country music. When parody musician Cletus T. Judd sang "I Was Country, When...
Tough test awaits Purdy on Saturday against champs (01/30/15)
A marathon of games for the Purdy girls basketball team came to a conclusion on Tuesday, as the Lady Eagles defeated...
Monett riding high toward district (01/30/15)
Monett Coach Daryl Bradley had mixed emotions about his twin dual sweeps over Ozark and Central on Tuesday. Bradley was...
Pierce City off to play in Memphis (01/30/15)
Pierce City's boys and girls basketball teams are gearing up for a few home games, they just have to travel more than...
Church of Monett fire

An arson fire at the Church of Monett, 809 Eighth St. in Monett, heavily damaged the church building. Monett firefighters arrived shortly before 1 p.m. on Jan. 19. The following photos were shot from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

State news
  • Missouri Gov. Nixon's promises on preschool fall short
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Nixon has repeatedly described high quality preschool programs as a great investment for the state while proposing millions in additional funding for early childhood efforts....
  • Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast
    CHICAGO (AP) -- A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,000 Chicago flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some to rethink plans to attend Super Bowl parties....
  • Kansas City opens center for science, engineering students
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A new center that hopes to eventually provide resources for science and engineering students throughout the Kansas City region is now open....
  • Self-styled 'seer' faces murder trial for death he foretold
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The leader of a Kansas commune that prosecutors say lived off of insurance payouts following the deaths of group members is set to stand trial for murder in the 2003 drowning of one of them - a young mother whose death he allegedly foretold weeks before it happened....
  • Safety mandate raises passenger rail concerns in Missouri
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The expense of installing mandated train collision avoidance technology is putting passenger service in Missouri at risk, according to the state Department of Transportation....
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Back in the Good Old Days for Jan. 25-31 (01/26/15)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO Jan. 25-31, 1935 "The Golden Apple," an operatta by Maude Wallace, was presented by the students of the Plymouth School in the high school auditorium on Jan. 25. The story involved the wedding of Peleus, grandson of Jupiter, to the sea nymph, Thetis, when the goddess of discord throws an apple to the most beautiful goddess, causing staunch debate as to the fairest. In the grand finale, the 92 children assembled left a beautiful picture in the minds of the audience...
Back in the Good Old Days for Jan. 18-24 (01/19/15)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO Jan. 18-24, 1935 The women who braved the weather to attend the final session of the Whitlock-Lines Free Cooking School on Jan. 18 were taught ways of making colored tea cakes and tea biscuits, pies and of course lightbread, which always turns out fluffy and brown for Mrs. Silvernail, national lecturer and demonstrator who spoke at the City Hall Auditorium. Mrs. Silvernail uses Aristos "Never-Fail" flour in all her recipes, which is sold at Whitlock-Lines...

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