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News in brief
News in Brief (12/17/14)
Cox Monett Hospital is accepting registration for a new session of its Journeys weight loss program, beginning Jan. 20. The 20-week session for adults focuses on mental, physical and emotional health, behavior strategies and fitness with the help of trained professionals. For information, people may call 354-1280...
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Gas prices fall below $2 in Monett (12/17/14)
People's wallets may be a little fatter this holiday season, as gas prices in Monett have fallen below $2 per gallon....
2/3 of items returned in 25-case theft ring (12/17/14)
About two-thirds of the items stolen in a three-county theft ring have been returned to the original owners, according...
Races begin for April 7 election (12/17/14)
Filings opened yesterday for municipal and school board elections for the April 7 ballot. Candidates can file at city...
Pierce City welcomes Santa Claus at annual Christmas parade (12/17/14)
Although Tucker Hagebusch did not seem thrilled with the noise and crowds during the annual Christmas Parade in Pierce...
City of Purdy's annual audit shows reserves grow (12/17/14)
The annual audit for the audit for the City of Purdy showed a dramatic shift in city spending practices over the past...
Sports Headlines
Jared Lankford: If you can't see, stand up (12/17/14)
There are many traits that I inherited from my father, two of which include the love of a bargain and sports. These two...
Cubs land 5 on all-state list (12/17/14)
The final football awards were released this week by the Missouri Football Coaches Association and the Missouri Media....
MSU names Steckel as coach (12/17/14)
SPRINGFIELD -- Missouri State University has named Dave Steckel as its 20th head football coach on Sunday. MSU Director...
Monett sees growth at Carl Junction (12/16/14)
Monett Wrestling Coach Daryl Bradley got a good look at his Cubs Saturday, as they took second at the Carl Junction...
Lady Cubs swimmers hit the pool (12/16/14)
Quality over quantity is how Monett Swimming Coach Dan Janssen looks at his 2014-2015 girls swimming team. With just...
State news
  • Missouri home care workers ask for higher pay
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is throwing his support behind home care workers, of which a handful caroled outside his mansion Thursday and called on him to ensure they receive a pay increase. But a union official cautioned the state's proposed action could hurt the cause....
  • Stream seeks recount in St. Louis County exec race
    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- A former Republican state lawmaker who narrowly lost a November election for St. Louis County executive has asked for a recount on the final possible day to make such a request....
  • St. Louis broadens traffic court reform efforts
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis region's biggest municipal court has given its judges more discretion to consider violators' ability to pay when setting fines for minor traffic offenses....
  • Missouri pares back revenue projections
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri officials are ratcheting back their expectations for the state's finances while forecasting modest growth for the future....
  • Missouri town gives rides home to drunk drivers
    COTTLEVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban St. Louis police chief says a policy that allows officers to give suspected drunk drivers rides home is a community policing strategy designed to build citizen trust....
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Back in the Good Old Days for Dec. 14-20 (12/15/14)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO Dec. 14-20, 1934 With the nation alarmed over the wide spread of the narcotics evil, Monett seems to be singularly free from the trouble at this time. Monett police have not been very gentle with addicts, and they seem to be giving the town a wide berth now. No drugs are sold here, so there is no need for the transient addict to loiter...
Back in the Good Old Days for Dec. 7-13 (12/10/14)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO Dec. 7-13, 1934 Instead of the cold and snow increasing business at the transient center as might be expected, it slows up the arrivals. It is supposed the transients simply stay where they are when the weather turns, and do not try to move. New registrations have been running around 12 to 15 a day, but during the cold spell of the last few days, it had dropped to about 10 a day...

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