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Friday, Apr. 18, 2014
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News in Brief (04/18/14)
The Aurora Eagle's Lodge Auxiliary will host a dinner to support the Eagle Riders' many charities at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Menu will include Southern-fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and buttered corn for $5 a plate. The Seligman Chamber of Commerce will host an open mic night with emcees Charlie Williams and Nancy Holt at the Seligman Chamber Event Center at 7 p.m. ...
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  • St. Louis priest charged with child sex crimes
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis priest previously accused of felony child endangerment and witness tampering in Lincoln County has been charged with first-degree sodomy involving another child....
  • Murder suspect wants statements thrown out
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- An attorney for a Springfield man suspected of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl want statements he made to police after his arrest to be suppressed....
  • Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public....
  • Ferry stops service on Mississippi River
    MEYER, Ill. (AP) -- A farm cooperative has shut down a ferry service that shuttled agricultural products and other goods across the Mississippi River between western Illinois and eastern Missouri....
  • Mo. House votes to expand sales tax exemptions
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Pizza parlors, doughnut shops and even convenience stores all could be in line for a tax break on the food that they make and sell as a result of a measure moving through the Missouri Legislature....
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Back in the Good Old Days for April 13-19 (04/09/14)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO April 13-19, 1934 An intensive drive by members of the Christian Church in Monett this week to raise $1,500, the amount of indebtedness on the church, resulted in raising $1,502 in pledges and cash. To celebrate the paying of the church debt in full, a church homecoming will be held on Aug. 26. Ground for the church was broken in April 1924...
Purdy High School names 100 percent club (04/03/14)
Submitted photo/Special to The Monett Times A total of 55 sixth through eighth grade students were named to the Purdy Middle School 100 Percent Club for the second quarter of the school year. Students qualified by completing 100 percent of assignments in core classes, earning quarterly grades no lower than a C- and avoiding detention, in-school suspension and out-of-school suspension for the entire quarter. ...

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