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Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
News in brief
News in brief (11/26/14)
The Freistatt Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Freistatt Community Building. For more information, call 235-5967. The annual Jolly Mill Christmas and Open House will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, at Jolly Mill Park. Refreshments will be provided. Children are invited to bring an ornament for Santa's tree. Santa will be visiting and those planning to attend are invited to bring a camera...
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News Headlines
Experts: Signs pointing up for bi-county economy (11/26/14)
With the real estate and agriculture markets on the rise, as well as spikes in sales tax revenues, local experts are...
Takeover of MRC still in works (11/26/14)
Despite the closing of the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon on Oct. 31, talks are continuing toward the...
Prayer, songs, tears mark candlelight vigil for Southwest senior (11/26/14)
Hundreds of family and friends of Jessica Morgan, Southwest High School senior, attended a candlelight vigil in her...
Purdy Schools see smooth transition with iPads (11/26/14)
After nearly two months of using iPads in the Purdy schools, both students and teachers have found a new comfort level...
Obamacare sign-ups still present major issues (11/26/14)
Enrollment for the second year of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is underway. According to...
Sports Headlines
Students pitch in to help special friend (11/26/14)
Prior to the kickoff of every football game, the Cubs lineup in the south end zone and wait for public address...
Tradition gone, but not forgotten (11/26/14)
Usually, families on Thanksgiving assemble around a feast, then meander in front of the television and watch an...
Monett feels sting of a narrow loss (11/25/14)
It hurt. There was no need to ask the Monett football players and coaches how they felt after a 24-23 loss to John...
Missouri State University releases coach Allen after 9 seasons (11/25/14)
Missouri State University announced Sunday that football Head Coach Terry Allen's contract will not be renewed. The...
Monett's Success is not a surprise (11/22/14)
It was a hot July after afternoon, and the temperature on athletic trainer Amanda Stokes' cell phone registered 96...
State news
  • Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to a normal routine....
  • Child's cancer is latest twist in Iowa death trial
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A Missouri man charged with killing his wife in Iowa is seeking a delay in his January trial so he can care for his 5-year-old daughter while she fights cancer....
  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- There were only scattered demonstrations around Ferguson during the third night of protests since a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old....
  • Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all....
  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ferguson business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared debris Wednesday after two nights of unrest - the second far less violent than the first - over a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old. Protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations in the area....
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Back in the Good Old Days Nov. 23-29 (11/26/14)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO Nov. 23-29, 1934 M.L. Coleman, school superintendent, told the Business and Professional Women's Clubs about changes coming in education. The time is not too distant when the 12-month school will be common. In the modern trend, a room must be flexible, furniture is made to be moved about as needed. ...
Back in the Good Old Days for Nov. 16-22 (11/18/14)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO Nov. 16-22, 1934 The casino in the Monet park is a busy place. For the past month or more, it has been used for parties, dances and club events so much that the attendants sometimes haven't had time to clean it up between engagements. The casino has been reserved ahead for almost every afternoon and evening until the first of the year...

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