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Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
News in brief
News in brief (11/25/14)
The Monett Rural Fire District board will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25 in the County Road rural fire station at the Monett Industrial Park. Auditions for Gary Stapp's play "Family Ties and Little White Lies" will be held by the Rebel's Bluff Troupe from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 24 and 25 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center. For additional information, people may call director Kerry Green at 417-833-7130...
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4 arrested after 50 grams of meth found in home (11/25/14)
Four people were arrested at a home on Kestrel Court in Golden Monday after deputies executed a search warrant that...
Prayer, songs, tears mark candlelight vigil for Southwest senior (11/25/14)
Hundreds of family and friends of Jessica Morgan, Southwest High School senior, attended a candlelight vigil in her...
Southwest senior dies after wreck, remembered by family, friends (11/25/14)
A senior athlete who plays three sports at Southwest High School has died as a result of injuries sustained in a car...
Monett alumnus on the ground in Ferguson (11/25/14)
A Monett alumnus who graduated in May was on the ground in Ferguson tonight. Jonah Ragsdale, a student at Washington...
Habitat dedicates 8th home (11/25/14)
Work on the eighth house built by the Monett/Purdy affiliate of Habitat for Humanity concluded on Saturday with a...
Sports Headlines
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...
Missouri Hall of Fame honors local football stars (11/22/14)
The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame has announced the inaugural group of Elite 11 honorees. Among its numbers are Monett...
Lamar aims for 4th trip to the Dome (11/21/14)
Outside of the juggernaut Webb City, Lamar has been the most dominating force on the football field in southwest...
State news
  • A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The weeks of anxious waiting and hours of deliberating ended Monday, but the grand jury's decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown will likely reverberate throughout the community and nation for days to come....
  • Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Attorneys for Michael Brown's family on Tuesday vowed to push for federal charges against the Ferguson police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed their calls for peace following a night of violent protests in which several businesses were burned to the ground....
  • Ferguson mayor: National Guard deployment delayed
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Ferguson's mayor says the National Guard wasn't deployed quickly enough as violent protests broke out following the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson....
  • Ferguson officials respond to 20 commercial fires
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Ferguson fire officials say at least a dozen commercial buildings were destroyed by fires during protests following the grand jury's decision in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown....
  • Critics question timing of Ferguson announcement
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch's decision to announce the Ferguson grand jury decision in the evening drew complaints Tuesday from many who wondered whether that helped fan the flames of unrest and violence leading to destruction in the St. Louis suburb....
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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...
Back in the Good Old Days for Nov. 9-15 (11/10/14)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO Nov. 9-15, 1934 On Saturday, Nov. 10, about 8 o'clock, a black pig trotted down Central Avenue. It seemed to be going some place in particular. It grunted its dissatisfaction at all the both caused by automobiles. That pig looked terribly out of place on Central Avenue, but no more out of place than a red pig that showed up from nowhere and entered the front door of the fire station one day. ...

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