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News in brief (03/28/15)
The final mid-week Lenten service, sponsored by the Monett Ministerial Association, has been scheduled for noon on Wednesday, April 1 at New Site Baptist Church, southwest of Monett on Farm Road 1060. Jimmy Copley will speak. A light lunch will follow the service...
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Monett school board candidates name priorities (03/28/15)
Candidates running for the Monett Board of Education cite continuing the improvements made in the public schools and...
Monett pre-K shows gains (03/28/15)
The preschool program offered at Monett Elementary School has shown strong gains in assessment of learning tests for...
Libraries feeling funding pinch (03/28/15)
The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library continues to struggle due to a cut of $122,000 in funding, approximately 7.5...
Central Elementary Book Fair reels in readers (03/28/15)
The Central Elementary School book fair is hosted by the Pierce City Parent Teacher Organization, and proceeds from...
Monett Chamber makes 4th of July plans (03/28/15)
Monett Chamber makes 4th of July plans Events sponsored by the Monett Chamber of Commerce have started taking shape for...
Sports Headlines
Jared Lankford: A gentleman, a kindness and a true son (03/28/15)
Growing up, our television only picked up three-and-a-half stations. My father never saw the need for satellite...
Lady Cubs' record not indicative of team (03/28/15)
Progress can sometimes be painfully slow. For two seasons, Monett Soccer Coach Dan Janssen has labored to build a...
Locker room remodel unveiled (03/28/15)
Steven Chancellor, left middle, superintendent of Purdy schools, recently hosted a private tour of the district's...
Eagles aim to upset neighbor (03/27/15)
Pierce City Baseball Coach Chris Mettlach huddled his team around for one final meeting before he let them go from...
Monett's Dirty Dozen now state bound (03/27/15)
The Monett Youth Wrestling Program qualified 12 wrestlers to the the Missouri USA Wrestling State Tournament at the...
Roaring River State Park trouting season opening day

Trout fishing season opened at Missouri state parks on March 1. Anglers gathered at Roaring River State Park near Cassville to enjoy the event.

State news
  • Missouri city settles lawsuit filed by court administrator
    DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. (AP) -- An eastern Missouri's former municipal court administrator will receive $70,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging she was fired partly because of a cancer-related disability....
  • Missouri organic farmers eligible for reimbursement
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri farmers could get money back for certifying their products as organic....
  • Missouri GOP deals with party split at Legislature midpoint
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Armed with greater numbers of Republicans than ever before in the House, Missouri's Legislature still is struggling to find consensus on high-profile legislation as lawmakers return for the second half of the session on Monday....
  • Missouri lawmaker wants to cap state's 28 official symbols
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers, who over the years have voted to honor a state dinosaur (the hadrosaur), state exercise (jumping jacks) and state dessert (the ice cream cone), are considering clamping down on the state's laundry list of official symbols....
  • Some businesses cheer plans for different Kansas City prison
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Some Kansas City business and city officials are applauding the state's plans to convert a facility near downtown Kansas City into a minimum-security prison, saying it will be a vast improvement over the current facility, which houses around 400 people at night but releases them into the community every day....
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Back in the Good Old Days for March 22-28 (03/23/15)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO March 22-28, 1935 One of the most up-to-date fashion shows ever seen in Monett was the style revue presdentedat the Gillioz Theatre on March 28. The revue included street dresses and afternoon frocks for women and sport and business suits for men in the first part, with afternoon and evening wear in the second part. The clothing modeled was outstanding and more beautiful clothing never has before been shown in Monett...
Back in the Good Old Days March 15-21 (03/16/15)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO March 15-21, 1935 Dr. R.V. Campbell is the second dentist in Monett struck by gold thieves. His office was entered with a master key after attempts to jimmy the lock on the door failed. Dust storms stretched from New Mexico to the Black Hills, sending wheat prices strongly higher. ...

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