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News in brief
News in Brief (08/04/15)
Election is today for Monett's .5 percent sales tax for transportation purposes. Unlike some past elections when Monett has combined polling places, Lawrence County residents will vote at the First Presbyterian Church at 700 Sycamore, and Barry County residents will vote at the City Park Casino...
Transportation tax a go in Monett (08/04/15)
Even with low turnout at the polls, 63 percent of voters gave endorsement to the proposed half-percent sales tax to...
Aurora voters pass new sales tax (08/04/15)
In the only other bi-county election on Tuesday, Aurora voters passed a half-percent sales tax to support the city's...
Renovations at Monett City Hall hit snag with bids (08/04/15)
Plans to renovate the collector's office at Monett City Hall have been put on hold due to the cost. City Administrator...
Ernte Fest brings Germany to Missouri (08/04/15)
The 42nd annual Ernte Fest, the traditional German harvest festival celebrated by the Freistatt Lions Club, will be...
GO CAPS program makes inroads with Monett industry (08/04/15)
The Monett school district will expand its entrance into the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Professional Studies...
Softball season nears for Monett (08/04/15)
Last season was a record-setting and unforgettable campaign for the Monett softball program. After knocking on the door...
Annual Pride Night set for Saturday at Burl Fowler Stadium (08/04/15)
Monett High School will hold its annual Fall Sports Pride Night at the Burl Fowler Stadium on Saturday. Pride Night...
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"...
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."...