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News in brief
News in brief (08/01/15)
Weather permitting, Eisenhower Street in Monett will be closed one-half mile south of Highway 60 the week of Aug. 3 for repairs. A concealed and carry weapons class will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 with certified instructors at the farm of Patty Spencer on the county line at Farm Road 2000 in rural Verona, approximately one-and-a-half miles east of Highway 60. ...
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Monett man injured in wreck near Purdy (08/03/15)
A Monett man suffered serious injuries in a wreck at 8:49 p.m. Saturday on Farm Road 1165, eight miles east of Purdy....
Springfield man injured in I-44 wreck (08/01/15)
A Springfield man suffered moderate injuries in a wreck at 2 p.m. Friday on Interstate 44, five miles east of Mt....
Lawrence County Sheriff's Office adds "In God We Trust" to cars (08/01/15)
About 15-20 of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office's patrol cars now bear a decal with the national motto, "In God We...
Plan targets Hwy. 60 congestion (08/01/15)
When asked to identify transportation needs in Monett, residents pointed to the junction of Highways 37 and 60 as a...
Calendar girl ready for fall sports excitement (08/01/15)
August starts the new school year, and a new class of seniors at Monett High School. Sydney Barta prepares for Friday...
Sports Headlines
Monett backs athletic rules changes (08/01/15)
The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) and its member schools voted to make 11 changes to its...
Jared Lankford: A lot of new faces in Big 8 football (08/01/15)
Growing up a sports fan, there seemed to be two things I always knew about the opposing team -- its mascot and name of...
Monett WaterThrashers hosting swim championship (07/31/15)
Monett's South Park will be busy with action on Saturday and Sunday, as the Tri-State Conference contests its "A"...
Monett schools nip smoking in the butt (07/31/15)
On Saturday, Monett schools and property will officially become tobacco-free institutions. The policy change is...
Eagle Backer BBQ Aug. 7 (07/31/15)
The Purdy Eagle Backer BBQ and kickoff meeting will be Aug. 7 at the Cassville Aquatic Center. The event is slated to...
Purdy Festival

The fourth annual Purdy Festival was held July 18 in the city park and on the school grounds.

State news
  • Q&A: A look Obama's climate change plan and impact on states
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- President Barack Obama unveiled the final regulations in his plan that will cut carbon dioxide emissions nationwide 32 percent by 2030. Obama touted it as a bold step to slow climate change, while opponents said it was federal overreach that will raise prices for electricity consumers. Here's what you need to know about the impact of the new plan on the states:...
  • Man charged with assault in ramming of St. Louis police car
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Bellefontaine Neighbors man has been charged after St. Louis police say he intentionally rammed into a squad car....
  • 2 reporters arrested during Ferguson protests settle suits
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Two journalists who were arrested while reporting on protests after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown have settled lawsuits against St. Louis County, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Monday....
  • Missouri senator accused by interns leaves credit union job
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri state senator has left his credit union job following allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward Capitol interns....
  • Year later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movement
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE - A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community became virtually a household word. From the first hours after Michael Brown's death, Associated Press reporter Jim Salter watched as a neighborhood protest launched a national movement. What follows is an excerpt of the introduction to "Deadly Force: Fa...
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Back in the Good Old Days Aug. 2-8 (08/03/15)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO Aug. 2-8, 1935 In a three-night extravaganza at the Gillioz Theatre, 26 children competed in a "Kiddies Bathing Beauty Revue," leading up to the crowning of Jimee Sue Ooley, granddaughter of J.R. Moore of Monett, as "Little Miss Monett." She represented McKee Music Company and received a silver loving cup plus $10 in cash and a huge bouquet of flowers. Horace Jones' Melody Makers played at the event...
Back in the Good Old Days July 26-Aug. 1 (07/27/15)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO July 26-Aug. 1, 1935 Around 1,200 Democrats gathered in the Monett park for a rally by the Democratic Women's Club of the Seventh Congressional District. The Melody Makers, a Monett orchestra, provided music for the dance. Speaker Mary Ryder defended President Roosevelt, stating, "It is not unconstitutional to carry out measures that are for the relief of people who have by their own labor created the wealth of the country."...
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