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Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
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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News Headlines
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...
Transportation plan would alter Broadway intersections (08/01/15)
Monett's long-range transportation plan, designed as a guidebook for all spending from the proposed half-percent...
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
  • Reporters arrested during Ferguson protests settle lawsuits
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Two journalists arrested last year during Ferguson police shooting protests have reached settlements in lawsuits against St. Louis County....
  • Man who died in WWII receives Bronze Star 71 years later
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis soldier killed in action during World War II finally got his Bronze Star medal, thanks to the perseverance of the daughter he never knew....
  • Northwest Missouri firefighter dies in skydiving accident
    TRENTON, Mo. (AP) -- A northwest Missouri community is mourning the loss of a veteran firefighter in a skydiving accident....
  • 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...
  • Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public....
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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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