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News Headlines
Monett pair injured in wreck (10/03/15)
Two Monett residents were injured Friday in a wreck at 5 p.m. on Farm Road 1050, two miles north of Pierce City....
Monett schools see gains in utilities, security upgrades (10/03/15)
Upgrades in facilities in the Monett school district have started showing benefits. Austin McCracken, the district's...
New rule to impact animal producers (10/03/15)
Livestock producers are making adjustments in the use of antibiotics for their herds and flocks in light of new...
Monett students help raise funds for animal shelter (10/03/15)
Three Monett Elementary School first grade classes raised $260 for the new Monett animal shelter at the recent Family...
Monett Council seeks to reduce jake braking (10/03/15)
The Monett City Council has opted to make another attempt to limit noise from trucks passing through the city. Council...
Sports Headlines
Monett gets bit by Bulldogs, 35-0 (10/03/15)
Monett had its chances to topple the No. 2 team in Class 4, but they couldn't capitalize on the gifts Lady Luck blessed...
Pierce City falls to El Dorado Springs, 48-20 (10/03/15)
PIERCE CITY -- It was a good contest early on between a pair of 2-4 teams, but El Dorado Springs poured on the points...
Jared Lankford: A legend, a coach and a friend (10/03/15)
Two weeks ago, I was assigned to cover the Miller-Pierce City football game. As my custom, I arrived at the contest,...
Ozarks Youth Basketball signups underway (10/03/15)
The Ozarks Youth Basketball League is registering Monett youth in grades first through sixth. The cost in $25, with...
Lady Cubs prevail on softball senior night (10/03/15)
The Monett softball team earned an 11-1 victory Thursday over East Newton to improve to 12-8 overall and 4-3 in...
State news
  • Missouri no longer due $50 million from tobacco settlement
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's budget director on Monday said the state can't count on getting $50 million in anticipated tobacco settlement money that was budgeted to be spent this fiscal year....
  • Former Navy pilot sues US government over bipolar diagnosis
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A former Navy pilot has filed a $35 million lawsuit against the federal government alleging that a Veterans Affairs doctor misdiagnosed him with a mental illness that caused him to lose his ability to fly commercial airplanes and be wrongly treated for the disorder for a decade....
  • Richardson clears suspension as more legal troubles unfold
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A day after New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson's four-game drug suspension ended, a judge on Monday postponed the Pro Bowler's hearing on charges stemming from his arrest in Missouri this summer following a police chase....
  • Resigned Missouri House Speaker Diehl leaves job at law firm
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Former Missouri House Speaker John Diehl has left his job at a suburban St. Louis law firm months after admitting to exchanging sexually charged text messages with a Capitol intern and resigning from public office....
  • Businessman Brunner enters GOP race for Missouri governor
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Retired businessman John Brunner formally entered the crowded Republican field seeking to be Missouri's next governor, touting himself as a political outsider with the leadership experience to bring needed change to state government....
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Back in the Good Old Days Oct. 4-10 (10/05/15)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO Oct. 4-10, 1935 The Monett Cubs were beaten 31-0 by Joplin on Oct. 4. The next day, The Times wrote, "Monett's football interest is in only one thing, that the Cubs rank well in their class, and make a showing in the conference games that will bring credit to the school. ...
Back in the Good Old Days Sept. 27-Oct. 3 (09/29/15)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 1935 The city of Monett has signed a new contract with the Empire District Electric Company to run for five years. Empire is taking over some of the city's old equipment and will install some new equipment to suit the new arrangement at the city's power station. The change in automatic switches will eliminate jobs costing the city $3,600 a year...
News in brief
News in brief (10/03/15)
The Monett Lawrence County 911 Advisory Board will meet at noon on Oct. 14 at the Lawrence County Courthouse in Mt. Vernon. The Ozark Festival Orchestra invites singers to join a community chorus to perform Handel's "Messiah" for the Christmas season. ...
School News
Monett High School art students visit Crystal Bridges Museum (10/03/15)
Monett High School art portfolio and advanced art students attended the first Crystal Bridges Mjuseum of American Art...
Purdy Elementary character medal winners (10/03/15)
Purdy Elementary School has announced character education medal winners for the month of September, exemplifying...
Elementary Students of the Week named (10/03/15)
Officials at Monett Elementary School have chosen students demonstrating the characteristics of being polite and...
Monett Elementary Students of the Week chosen (09/19/15)
Officials at Monett Elementary School have chosen the following polite and respectful pupils as Students of the Week...
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