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Thursday, July 24, 2014
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News in brief (07/23/14)
Monett Schools will offer preschool and kindergarten screenings that will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 4 and Aug. 6 The screening team will check motor skills, speech and language skills, concept development, vision and hearing. Screenings take approximately one hour. To make an appointment, people may call 235-3411. Parents should bring the child's birth certificate and immunization records...
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News Headlines
Candidate: Commission lacks transparency (07/23/14)
The Barry County Commission meets two days per week from 9 a.m. to noon, and if elected, one candidate for presiding...
Electric costs, wages drive Purdy budget (07/23/14)
Purdy residents for the present time will see no changes in their billing following passage of a new city budget....
Barry County attorney candidates look for residents' help (07/23/14)
Amy Boxx, 42, of Monett, Matt Weatherman, 30, of Golden, and Steve Dunker, 50, of Cassville, each have ideas for how...
Purdy School District signs major deal with Apple (07/23/14)
The Purdy School District has made a major commitment to technology and signed a $359,800, three-year deal with Apple...
Warren re-election campaign spent no money through June 30 (07/23/14)
As the presiding commissioner race heats up, finance reports filed show that incumbent Cherry Warren spent no money on...
Sports Headlines
Young football Cubs go camping (07/23/14)
It is a sign that every die-hard football fan lives for, and anticipation begins to grow when they drive by the Monett...
Speedway continues grind on Friday (07/23/14)
By Jared Lankford sports@monett-times.com Car counts, crowds and the weather have been very good recently at the Monett...
Regal Athletic repeats state title (07/23/14)
The Regal Athletic 14-and-under softball team, recently repeated as undefeated state champions in the Missouri USSSA...
Bathtub races go to photo finish (07/23/14)
Five teams provided excitement for the bathtub races at the Purdy Festival.
Locals compete in Premier Junior World Series (07/22/14)
As the summer begins to wind down, for some, the action just heats up. This week, 47 teams from across the United...
Monett Fourth of July activities

Monett's Fourth of July festivities included a day of activities to entertainment and delight Monettans and area residents. Events were centered at Monett's South Park.

State news
  • Federal prisoner in Missouri medical center dies
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Officials are investigating the death of an inmate at a federal prison medical center in Missouri....
  • Missouri Lottery gave less to education in 2014
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Despite record sales, the Missouri Lottery provided less money to education during the recently concluded state budget year, leading Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday to order a review of the agency....
  • Town and Country man pleads guilty to mail fraud
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis County man who claimed to own land in southeast Missouri that he planned to sell to Wal-Mart has pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud involving more than $1 million in improper loans....
  • SSM, doctor involved in surgery error to part ways
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A suburban St. Louis health care company is parting ways with a neurosurgeon who operated on the wrong side of a woman's brain last year....
  • 2 companies moving from Kansas to Missouri
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri has apparently won another round in the continuing border war with Kansas that involves using tax incentives to entice businesses to move across the state line that runs through the Kansas City metropolitan area....
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Back in the Good Old Days for July 20-26 (07/21/14)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO July 20-26, 1934 The Safeway store in Monett, which moved from 418 E. Broadway to the Mansfield building at 314 E. Broadway, held its formal reopening on July 21. The store is very attractive and is spic and span in every detail. A large force of salesmen will be employed for the opening...
Back in the Good Old Days for July 13-19 (07/14/14)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO July 13-19, 1934 The Monett police force is hot on the heels of peddlers and salesmen of all kinds. Out of 13 arrests so far this month, three have been for selling fruits and vegetables without city licenses. The Monett City Council passed an ordinance providing for the control and operation of the municipal light system of the City of Monett, and established new rates for electric current and rules and regulations for consumers. ...

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